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Old May 31st, 2015 (5:35 PM).
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2015 Writing Blitz Discussion Thread!
(Challenge June 1st to July 1st)


And here's the discussion thread! Use this to:
  • ask questions about the Writing Blitz
  • talk about the progress you made on your project
  • talk about anything concerning the Blitz
  • ask for mini word wars
  • ask questions about your project's plot
  • go "WHY DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS!?" I’m sure all of us will react like that

If you came to this challenge a bit late, you can still sign up!

This can be considered similar to Random Writing Nonsense but with discussions related to the blitz. Have fun, and I wish all of you luck on your writing projects for this challenge!
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I recently just finished the entirety of Episode 1 for Dream Link Online. It's around 14k words. Now all there is to do is post it on the thread. Only problem is that its 14k words long and formatting everything (since I tend to do that in my writing.. alot) is a literal rattata and a half. Eh.. tommorow. I'll do it tommorow.

Only 3 more to go! I hate myself.
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Old June 1st, 2015 (8:49 AM). Edited June 1st, 2015 by Estrello.
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    I am going to name my chapters with a pattern, but I am unsure on whether to name my chapters by saying The (word) and continue that all through the story. Should it be a title (of a person) like the first Chapter, "The Miner." Should the Chapter name be vague or precise?

    Additionally, how do you feel about a character changing name in a third person perspective story. This change (I think) is clearly outlined.
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    Old June 1st, 2015 (10:56 AM).
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      I recently just finished the entirety of Episode 1 for Dream Link Online. It's around 14k words. Now all there is to do is post it on the thread. Only problem is that its 14k words long and formatting everything (since I tend to do that in my writing.. alot) is a literal rattata and a half. Eh.. tommorow. I'll do it tommorow.

      Only 3 more to go! I hate myself.
      I usually format as I write to make sure I don't miss any italics or anything, but that's just me. :O

      @Sir General: If it's outlined clearly, I don't see a problem. You might want to get a second opinion on the writing itself, though, just to make sure others agree. Chapter titles like "the bartender" or "the miner" remind me of a story with vignettes in it. Not sure if that helps or is your intention or not.
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      Old June 2nd, 2015 (8:47 AM).
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      I've got this habit of doing long drafts in an A5 sized copybook whenever I commit to writing a story. Is that a bad habit to have? Maybe, maybe not. Either way, yesterday was a bust because I had taken ill, so I'm hoping to up the ante in the coming days.
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      Old June 7th, 2015 (8:55 AM).
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        I've got this habit of doing long drafts in an A5 sized copybook whenever I commit to writing a story. Is that a bad habit to have?
        If it's a bad habit, then it's one we share. I love the act of writing out a story longhand first before typing it. So I'll have pages and pages of paper scattered all over the place with various parts of a story on them.

        What was really a bad habit is that I'd never type up those longhand drafts, and then I'd lose the papers (or throw them out), which means that I lost quite a few stories throughout the years.

        But writing things out longhand on paper gives me more opportunities to write! Which I made use of today. While working an overnight shift, I had an hour-and-a-half to sit in a quiet dark office and write. I wrote a half-page on legal-sized paper. But I have a good start and time to keep working on things.
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        I haven't even fully decided what story I'm going to work on. I want something I know I can do without much issue, you know? D:

        Also, I could never write out an actual story before typing it out. I get sidetracked at times, and my hand cramps up when I write for long periods of time too.
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        Old June 9th, 2015 (7:35 PM).
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          Well, ideas aren't coming for the story I want to work on, so I'm going with a short story idea that popped in my head, and revamping a short story I wrote a long time ago. I'm not sure on the word count, but I should have them up by the end of the month. It's been way too long since I've posted something.
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          Old June 10th, 2015 (10:36 AM).
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          Welp, I'm starting ten days late because I sort of forgot that I was going to Finland for a week and a half at the start of the month. WHOOPS. Hope everyone else is on track!
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            Don't know why I chose to do this the same month I was going to a convention, but whatever. Not gonna lie, have been feeling a bit reluctant about posting anything to do with my story due to not being so sure how well the community would respond to a tokusatsu story.

            Nice to see I'm not the only one behind on their postings and writings of stuff while wondering just what the hell they got into.
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            Old June 10th, 2015 (8:23 PM).
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            One chapter in ten days. I'm definitely not on track, but that's because I wanted to get to a better stopping point in Dusk Brawler. I tend to clock in at a chapter every other night, so at that rate, I'll be done with ten chapters, which should put me at the story's end, roughly. I tend to pick up my writing pace as a story ends - I just get so excited I go into overdrive.
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            Old June 11th, 2015 (7:32 PM).
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              I completed the rough draft of that short story I was talking about earlier. It's been forever since I've posted something, so I'm looking forward to getting a LoL fanfic and an original work on here this month.
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              Old June 13th, 2015 (4:59 PM).
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                I think I may have to back out of this. Recently I have taken on a load of Roleplays in the RPT and the load is crushing me. Not to mention I've (decided to work on an entry for) entered the NASUWT Arts and Minds Competition. I'm still writing at a constant speed. But I don't see any acceleration from partaking. Toodles. If I get guilty I might write a few chapters over two nights and reenter the competition later. But unfortunately, for the near future, this is my farewell (to the competition.)
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                Old June 13th, 2015 (10:22 PM).
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                I think I may have to back out of this. Recently I have taken on a load of Roleplays in the RPT and the load is crushing me. Not to mention I've (decided to work on an entry for) entered the NASUWT Arts and Minds Competition. I'm still writing at a constant speed. But I don't see any acceleration from partaking. Toodles. If I get guilty I might write a few chapters over two nights and reenter the competition later. But unfortunately, for the near future, this is my farewell (to the competition.)
                Hm, you want to perhaps have your goal be writing x words/entries/etc for your roleplays and NASUWT? I'm pretty flexible with this challenge as you can change it if you want midway through (I did that last year) and the writing doesn't have to be just fanfic and original fiction! If you decide you can't do the challenge anymore, though, then understandable.

                Soooo, I originally was about to try a couple writing ideas for this challenge, but something happened unexpectedly that forced me to move to a new place. :x Been pretty busy with moving a lot of stuff, sorting, and other things that leaves me almost no time for writing. I'm still able to check the discussions here and looks like some people are making progress! For those that haven't yet, there's still some time left!
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                Double posting to see how you guys are progressing with your projects! Only a few days left until the challenge is over!
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                I'm one chapter away from completing the challenge. I think I'll have it posted tomorrow.
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                  I have a chapter and a half left for LEGEND, then the Epilogue and I'm done! First ever Pokemon fanfiction finished you guys.
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                    I finished 2 out of the 3 parts of my challenge. I don't think I'll finish the third (a chapter of Flying in the Dark), simply because I want to focus on graduate school essays instead
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                      I completely failed this challenge. I stopped writing the fic I signed up with.

                      The reason being that I finally got past my writer's block and the lack of time issue that I was having with my main project. So I've written three pages of that in whatever free time I have. The other fic I had in mind when I signed up... I don't know where that notebook is.
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                      I have finished my challenge. I'm only posting this first so my new chapter appears on the main page.

                      The last few chapters have been exhilerating. Now, I shall work on Dusk Brawler and other non-fan-fiction works I have planned.
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                      And the challenge is over!

                      Sorry for announcing this late, was distracted with other things and I forgot yesterday was the 1st. :x

                      Anyways, so what you guys think of this experience? Made any great progress (congrats again on finishing Through the Scope, Bardothren!)? Should we do this as an annual-semi annual thing? One idea I thought of a couple days ago is perhaps we can do a few of these each year, but in much shorter time frames. Perhaps a few shorter ones (lasting a week, for instance) instead of month long ones might be more ideal for you guys?
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                      I liked the blitz; it was great incentive on finishing my story. Maybe a weekly challenge every other month, coupled with a biannual month-long challenge would be good?

                      Oh, and just a heads up, I'm working on Through the Aura now, but I've got some narrative issues to work out first. I'll try to get something in tonight, but I may end up having to wait until Sunday to post.
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                        We really should do this again, Bay; the blitz motivated me enough to complete my self-imposed challenge, which was to finish LEGEND, and it's amazing because LEGEND is now the first ever Pokemon fanfic that I've completed. All I have to do is finish editing on Word and I can then post the remaining chapters here.
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