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Like Writing, Want Points? New Short Story Contest

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posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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As the new moderator of Collaborative Fiction

I would like to thank John Bull 1 for all his hard work on this forum, his inspiration and motivation shows in the many contributions of our very creative members. From my very first day here I was impressed by the quality of writing that most of members possess when it comes to creating fiction and poetry. Now that I have the priviledge of working with this forum, I would like to try to inspire and motivate you all into becoming the best writers you could possibly be by offering frequent writing competitions in various genres to test your skills and abilities


The first contest of 2005 begins today. Entries will be accepted for this contest until Wednesday May 11th. That gives all of you, One whole entire month to come up with something to impress us. The contest will be judged by an anonymous group of your peers consisting of both moderators and members.

Anyone can enter. You do not need to have Writer Status to post a story in the short stories forum.

All entries must be connected to the Ancient and Lost Civilization forum subjects on the main index page under the heading Mysterious Subjects.

All entries must be your stories. PLAGIARISM will be NOT be tolerated. You can write a new story or enter one you've already posted on the Members Short Stories Forum. However previous winning stories are not eligible for this contest.

To designate your story as an entry prefix the story title with (ACSS) standing for Ancient Civilizations Short Story.

If you wish to enter a story you have already written and posted which fits into the subject matter, please edit the title and add (ACSS) as a prefix. If You are unable to edit, please U2 me.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Place - 5,000 points
Second Place - 3,500 points
Third Place - 1,500 points

Good Luck



[edit on 4-11-2005 by worldwatcher]




posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 03:48 PM
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Do we get medals, too? I want medals! And money. And power. And women.

but, I'm in. S'great. Thanks for running another competition, WW. I was getting rusty.

DE



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 03:55 PM
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Great idea, worldwatcher!!

Are there any restrictions or requirements concerning the length of the piece? and, can members enter more than once?



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 03:58 PM
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medals? money? power? women? Who do you think I am? The Devil? (don't answer that)


multiple entries are fine, no limit on number of words...but remember short story, not short paragraph



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:01 PM
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This is So overdue. I resigned my writers status because the forum was lacking in anything of this nature. This makes me very happy. Especially since I can still be involved even though I no longer have writers status.

One month huh.....kewl, I can craft a novel in a month, A short story on ancient civilizations should be a piece of cake.

Count me in.

Love and light to each of you,

Wupy



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:08 PM
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oh ho, so you can write a novel in month eh? maybe I should change it?


But Let's just see how this first one goes, I want lots of participation, if it's too long, the next time I'll make adjustments.



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:17 PM
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Would the winners get awarded a writer status as well?



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
oh ho, so you can write a novel in month eh? maybe I should change it?





OK, So I'm delusional and an egomaniac, those are considered assets in the writing world. Then again, so is alcoholism.


For the first time since having joined this site i've now visited the ancient civilizations section. Slim pickings there when it comes to a story. Nothing that a creative mind can't overcome though.

The easiest pick would be the story on the list of the earliest known porno that was recently discovered. Crawling into the mind of a neanderthal pervert and the reaction of his clan as he opens the worlds first art exibit could be hilarious....but....I don't think this site is quite ready for my adult stories.


I'll keep it PG...promise.

Love and light,

Wupy



posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 09:36 PM
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slim pickings!!!! are you kidding me? where's your imagination wupy? sure ancient porno might make an interesting story
but I can see so much more, don't tell me I have to give you ideas now? because I won't


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posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 07:08 AM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
slim pickings!!!! are you kidding me? where's your imagination wupy? sure ancient porno might make an interesting story
but's I can see so much more, don't tell me I have to give you ideas now? because I won't


No, I have plenty idea's of my own. I'll write my first story this very evening and post it tonight. My working title is, "The Last Atlantean."

Love and light,

Wupy



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by Lenina
Would the winners get awarded a writer status as well?


Sure why not, as long as they meet the requirements listed here:
Want To Be A Writer ?? Please Read.



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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Hehe, maybe "Gorris Danderbee's Adventures in Rock Lake"...'Course, I haven't seen any posts on them unlikely structures, so I may have to start with a thread on that...Then again, I may not have time. I really do like the name Gorris Danderbee, tho...

Good idea, WW, looking forward to reading the various stories and possibly putting together one of my own. For the next contest, how about one where the story has to revolve around alien probings? Oh, wait, I think the Kids in the Hall already won that one.



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 06:56 PM
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All entries will remain topped (little green arrow) until the end of the competition, winners will then join the Showcase

good luck and keep those entries coming



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 07:14 PM
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Clarifying this for everyone, since more than one of you might be a little unsure of what I meant.

Your short story can be about any topic covered in the Ancient & Lost Civilization Forum (The Mayans, Atlantis, Pyramids... Discussion Including Myths & Legends...etc)

go thru a couple pages (there's 19 pages of potential ideas) and let the creativity begin to flow



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 07:16 PM
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I'm just going to post mine in short stories and link it here.



posted on Apr, 13 2005 @ 07:20 PM
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short story is correct forum
but remember
To designate your story as an entry prefix the story title with (ACSS) standing for Ancient Civilizations Short Story.



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 08:19 PM
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At this rate i'm going to enter another story just so I can take 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by default. No one else is entering.

Uh Oh, I sense strategy at play here. Maybe even a conspiricy. Those of you who are planning on entering the contest are going to wait to the last moment and then spring your masterpiece onto the judges aren't you? Just BLOW them away with your brilliance before I even have a chance to bring something better to the table. I'M ONTO YOU!!!! ALL OF YOU!!!!

Yes, I did forget to take my paranoia pill today, why do you ask?

Still, two can play this evil game, or more, depending on how many of you are in on it. I too shall write one more story to be entered into the contest, and like you I shall wait until the last moment to post it. A gut wrenching eye opening shocker of less than 500 words.

I ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE!!!!!

Oh, and love and light to each of you


Wupy



posted on Apr, 14 2005 @ 09:43 PM
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Leave the lights on and let the pheromones drift from that sarcophagus.

They will come.



posted on Apr, 17 2005 @ 06:21 PM
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Another story contest? I picked a good time to start writing again.



posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 08:31 PM
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I was thinking today on this and it came to me that maybe we should ask WorldWatcher to let the winner be an honorary judge for the next competition. That way they are taken out of the competition and we won't end up competing against a ringer every month.

By making them an honorary judge you keep them in the circle of the group and give them an added bonus. It would be so much nicer then just telling them, "You won the last competition so you're not eligible for the next."

Am I just being paranoid or does anyone else have thoughts on this?

Love and light,

Wupy



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