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posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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I was away for a year - Internet speed issues. Back on ATS now with higher speed connection. Glad to be back in the Writer's Section.

Occupy The Greenway www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 03:48 PM
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this is cool i will give it some thought and let my creativty unleash

these lil contests and what not are what make this place great

kudos on sugesting some staff get involved at ther chosing !!!



posted on Oct, 16 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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hi Masqua

Any wrd limit?

I haven't read anyone elses yet and will not until mine is up.



disregard the que... I have just put mine up.
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posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 07:02 AM
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No word limits at all, short of a 1-liner that adds nothing to the conversation.




posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 07:57 AM
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Okay, tried to rack my head up for 2 days..and no idea how to go about this


*sighs*



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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I know what you mean.

I have a method you might try... I call it the 'Wet Foot Writing System'.

Start out with no idea what you're going to write (which is where you're at) and pick a city. You begin with a sentence like 'It's a blustery fall day in ____ and I'm walking down ____ street'.

It's like when I want to start a painting. I stare at that blank canvas and wonder what the heck I'm going to do with it. I have no idea. So, I just pick up that paint brush, dip in in whatever colour is close at hand and start slapping it on. Whatever happens happens and that's always the best way to create. Trying to have it all done in your mind first stifles your creativity. It should 'flow' out of you like you're turning on a tap.

Let your story write itself.



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Indeed..nothing that I write is planned out at all..I go with the flow..but like I've been saying, for the last few months...it's all gone..I have no creativity left..seemed like it's vanished. Got a few lines written down right now..but it just doesn't seem right; like there's no emotion behind the words.

Ah well. I shall come through one day!



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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I'm still struggling to come up with anything worth posting at all so I know how you feel here, It's pretty frustrating really. But yeah you're a great writer BP, I know for a fact you are, and I know you can come up with something really good here. So I hope you keep trying.


I got your message earlier on as well btw.. So yeah come on skype so we can steal each others ideas again.



posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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BTW... the 3 winning stories will be showcased here

Having members and staff volunteer as judges has always been a hassle. If having members pick their favourites through flagging works, maybe we can have regular contests again.


The 3 top stories will be picked by early Saturday morning.

All I can say to the members is:

Please flag these great stories
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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Hi Masqua

I am going to bump all of them... will I get in trouble and can I vote for ones I like?



posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 09:39 PM
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Nope and flag away

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posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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gREAT THE FIRST WRITING CONTEST IN MONTHS AND THIS IS THE TOPIC? Oops sorry caps lock. Not yelling but greatly dissappointed this is what the new contest is about.



posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 11:58 AM
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What? Too current or just don't like the topic?




posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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Sadly, I just noticed this thread, and there's no way I'm churnin' something out in 1 day.


We need more writing contests around here!



posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 07:48 PM
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Originally posted by masqua
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What? Too current or just don't like the topic?





Sick of the topic now.



posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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why don't you use the way your feeling to vent it?




Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
Sadly, I just noticed this thread, and there's no way I'm churnin' something out in 1 day.


We need more writing contests around here!


you could churn something out!
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posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Yes And I have just read some of the stories they're really awesome so far...even though I grew tired of the subject these stories were nice, real creative...I'll have my hands full if I do decide to submit one, so many competitors!!!



posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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I disagree. I am new to the short story forum and I was able to create two stories for this contest just for the fun of it.

You can do it, and I am sure your imagination would fare just as well as any of these other stories. Give it a shot....I would love to see your take on this.



posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 08:38 PM
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oh well, I didn't think it was about winnning.

I think this was an exercise for members -> if a member wins they get writer status?

jump on me straight away if I am wrong? But if your a writer already, contribute but what is the point of getting writer status if you already have it?

I just love writing and a challenge so that is why I contributed.

brb I am going to read the 1st post of this thread. All the best to the members who are giving it a go!


There will be three winners chosen, based solely on the number of flags their story receives from your fellow members. Stars don't count.

The contest runs until Friday night, October 21.

Winners only will get writer status and 5 'applauses' each from me to boost your kharma and points.

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posted on Oct, 19 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Posted my story... I hope you guys enjoy it... btw, it's broken up into two parts...

www.abovetopsecret.com...





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