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Darkinium Z

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Dani California
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13.5 Years
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!

Foul Play
[Chapter Nine up!]

DJTiki

kiwis and sour gummies

Male
Florida, USA
Seen 1 Week Ago
Posted September 24th, 2019
1,252 posts
5.7 Years
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.

Estrello

Beyond The Stars

Male
England
Seen September 19th, 2019
Posted July 5th, 2019
737 posts
8.6 Years
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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diamondpearl876

you can breathe now. x

Age 26
Illinois, USA.
Seen 2 Weeks Ago
Posted 2 Weeks Ago
1,582 posts
12.4 Years
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.

LeviathanX

What were you the god of again?

Age 25
Female
Ireland
Seen August 25th, 2019
Posted June 12th, 2019
1,094 posts
6.4 Years
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.

Astinus

Age 32
Male
Seen September 20th, 2018
Posted September 10th, 2018
10,101 posts
13.5 Years
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.
"Now the trumpet summons us again--
not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need--
not as a call to battle, though embattled we are--
but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out."

Axel

Got it Memorized?

Age 31
Female
That's classified.
Seen 1 Day Ago
Posted 1 Day Ago
6,384 posts
15.4 Years
WHY DID I SIGN UP FOR THIS?!

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.

Nolafus

Aspiring something

Age 24
Male
Lost in thought... again
Seen March 3rd, 2018
Posted March 11th, 2017
5,722 posts
7.4 Years
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.
PairPC sister

SetheKing

"Ignore him, for he...Yeah, he's dumb."

Male
Alabama
Seen 4 Weeks Ago
Posted June 19th, 2019
40 posts
7.8 Years
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.

Estrello

Beyond The Stars

Male
England
Seen September 19th, 2019
Posted July 5th, 2019
737 posts
8.6 Years
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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Bay

Darkinium Z

Female
Dani California
Seen 16 Hours Ago
Posted 16 Hours Ago
5,770 posts
13.5 Years
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!

Foul Play
[Chapter Nine up!]

Bay

Darkinium Z

Female
Dani California
Seen 16 Hours Ago
Posted 16 Hours Ago
5,770 posts
13.5 Years
Double posting to see how you guys are progressing with your projects! Only a few days left until the challenge is over!

Foul Play
[Chapter Nine up!]

Astinus

Age 32
Male
Seen September 20th, 2018
Posted September 10th, 2018
10,101 posts
13.5 Years
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.
"Now the trumpet summons us again--
not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need--
not as a call to battle, though embattled we are--
but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out."

Bay

Darkinium Z

Female
Dani California
Seen 16 Hours Ago
Posted 16 Hours Ago
5,770 posts
13.5 Years
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?

Foul Play
[Chapter Nine up!]

Aisu

S Florida
Seen March 4th, 2018
Posted March 2nd, 2018
1,866 posts
7.9 Years
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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