This is something I have been mulling over in my head for a few months now, and I think it would be a lot of fun for all writters here on ATS.
The writting forum needs a good kick in the behind, and this is a good way of doing it IMO.
This collaborative writting does not require ANY long term commitment. The only thing required is that you post a minimum of 2 times.
Here's how it will work:
I will beging a conversation. I will write a fictional character in a fictitious situation. Another member will then start a conversation with that
character using a character of their own.
Conversations can only be between 2 members.
Any member can begin a conversation with any other member, so long as it is a fresh conversation based on their Original
You will have various options, and you must identify which one you are using when you beging your post(s).
1. A Conversation Starter.
--The member will reply to another's original post and begin a conversation, which you expect the other member to reply to. You may expand on the
original situation the other member's character is in, but you may not speak for the member.
2. A Conversation Continued.
--This is for members who wish to reply to another member's Conversation Starter. You will continue the conversation based on the previous members
reply to your original post. If you use this option than you leave yourself open to a reply by another member to continue the conversation.
**Choosing this option, means that you are commiting to more posts as the other member is expected to reply to you.
3. A Conversation Ends.
--This is for member who wish to reply to another member, but no longer want to continue the conversation after this point. It is basically saying
your last points and saying goodbye. The member you reply to with this option can choose to continue the conversation using option 2, however that
member should not expect a reply. The other member should in this case also select option 3 and end the conversation.
*** A proper finish to the conversation must take place. This means that you must make an exit for your character. You need not elaborate further
after you have said goodbye and left the scene.
Members may only create one character, but can start as many conversations as they wish with any other member, but must stay true to the character
they have created.
The conversation topics can be anything and you may input your character into any real world situation. This is NOT a fantasy
You may write an original post, and NOT reply to another's. This means that you write an original post and wait for another member to start a
conversation with you
This thread is for the purpose of hashing out the idea. We will start once I see there is some interest in the premise. Your suggestions on making
this idea better are welcome.
I also need a clever name to call the actual conversation thread! This is just the working thread
Writters thread can be found here:
The first conversation has already been put in place, just as an example of what the format should be like.
[edit on 2/23/2010 by tothetenthpower]