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So is it Sunday night and Monday morning, or Saturday night and Sunday morning? xD

And do you post everything in the end or are you allowed to post chapters during the week?

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Hmmm now I don't have an idea what I want to write about XD
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So is it Sunday night and Monday morning, or Saturday night and Sunday morning? xD
What this makes no sense.

And people post bits of their work, so I think it would be ok to post bits of yours.
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So is it Sunday night and Monday morning, or Saturday night and Sunday morning? xD
12:00/01 AM Sunday morning. (Yes, I know days technically begin at 12:01, but it's still pretty much midnight.) As in, you have the entire day of Sunday to begin. Otherwise, it's not really seven days long.

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As long as you have all seven thousand words posted by 11:59 PM on Saturday, go for it any way you like.

Also, the new prompt is up. Good luck, guys.
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Sadly I don't really understand the prompt.

But, I think have an idea.
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Can I use an idea that I've already started before if I write from scratch?
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Yes, this idea shall be grand, but it might be a little common.

Chucho, if it is from scratch it shouldn't matter, but refer to the first page if you need another answer.
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Boil? what is this i dont even.

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I might have to sit this one out, my mental state hasn't been the best, and well, the prompt boil has me in a deadlock.
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Old June 27th, 2009 (07:13 PM).
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Keep in mind that you don't have to follow the prompt, it's just a suggestion. I certainly didn't have fire in mind when I wrote my entry for the first week, although I did end up putting fire in one part.

If you do want to follow it, keep in mind the different definitions. There's boiling as in a liquid changing to a gas state, boiling as an "boiling with anger," boils as in the nasty skin inflammation, boiling as in a way to prepare food, the food itself after being boiled, and so on.

As for this prompt, you're a girl after my own heart, aren't you Val? I could have so much fun with "boil" but unfortunately I'm still not ready to enter again.
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Old June 27th, 2009 (07:33 PM).
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Can I use an idea that I've already started before if I write from scratch?
So long as not a word of it has been written before this week, go for it.

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I might have to sit this one out, my mental state hasn't been the best, and well, the prompt boil has me in a deadlock.
Shrike's on the money here. The prompt is really more for those of us who have complete writer's block and/or want to play this game like it was the FFC we used to have around here. Shortly put, the prompt is actually optional; it's not at all required to follow it. In fact, if you're working with another prompt set (like from an LJ challenge comm) and would rather run through a week or two with it instead, by all means, go for it.

But yeah, don't be intimidated by the fact that the prompt for this week is "boil." It's just there for the ones who would otherwise write about zombie love... atop a cherry sundae dripping with melancholy chocolate. Because anything to get to that seven-thousand mark helps. (So does, if anyone's curious, slight carbon monoxide poisoning.)

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As for this prompt, you're a girl after my own heart, aren't you Val?
♥ Alas, someone else has dibs on half of my bed, if you know what I mean.
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If I decide to write a script, do I write 3 pages a day, or 1000 words a day?
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If I decide to write a script, do I write 3 pages a day, or 1000 words a day?
Daily word counts are completely up to the writer, regardless of the style they're using, so long as the total equals at least seven thousand words.

Also, as another heads up (which you probably already know about, but I'm just restating for the sake of doing my duty to discourage people from enticing Asty to go on a bloody rampage through the forum), remember to read the forum rules concerning scripts.
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Old June 28th, 2009 (06:05 PM).
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I don't think it's well written, but it's more than dialog.

It's just that Script Frenzy is 100 pages instead of 50k words. That's all.
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It's just that Script Frenzy is 100 pages instead of 50k words. That's all.
Yeah, it is, but I figured it'd just be simpler to keep the rules down to pretty much a word count. Alternatively, I could go with keeping it prose (short stories or chaptered fics) only, but I'd like to see how you do with writing a script for it first before deciding.
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Old June 28th, 2009 (09:58 PM).
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Well, I work at a snail's pace, so I'm not going to be accurate. xD
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Ima sit this one out... I got no ideas, Im just gonna get an idea for next time.
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Currently sitting at 3185 words after one days' work. Sitting down to write some more now. The further ahead of this I am, the happier I'll be! The prompt will feature, but you'll have to read carefully in order to get it!
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Old June 28th, 2009 (10:18 PM).
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I'm down to 712 words. This really sin't so hard. I worked all day so I couldn't really start writing until late though..

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Old June 28th, 2009 (10:21 PM). Edited July 1st, 2009 by Misheard Whisper.
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Is that 712 done, or 712 left? i is confoosed.

EDIT: Done, and posted here! Fun fun fun.
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Aaaaand time! Congrats to Sparkling Dragon for this week. Sorry to Dutchesse, but your fic fell roughly 1000 words short before the deadline. It's still good, though, and if you'd like to finish it, go for it.

Also, the new prompt is up on time this week. I decided to be cheesy.
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*headdesk* Oh, I could have so much fun with this.




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Old July 5th, 2009 (11:55 AM).
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*headdesk* Oh, I could have so much fun with this.




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Not if you're braindead from repeated blunt trauma to the head, sweetheart. Am I going to have to clean up someone else's blood and brains on those lovely desks again?
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It's alright. I'm actually in bed right now, so headdesking doesn't hurt as much as it normally would.
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