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Atomic 08 writing competition
MrFriendly 
6/9/08 7:19:37 PM
Titan

So the other week I was at Tuesday night trivia at the pub and our team won a set of Kirin glasses, which they all decided I could have. Problem is though, I don't really have any use for them, and they are quite nice, so thought they'd be best be used by someone else.

So, in the interests of promoting art and getting people to think and be creative, I thought I'd start a creative writing competition. One of the prizes of which will be a set of six Kirin glasses.

So, this thread is to generate some interest in the idea and get it off the ground.

The theme for the creative writing exercise is to write a scene. It's not a movie script, you make it whatever you want. It just has a 'scene'. A written snap shot in time, a conversation between two people, doesn't matter, just has to be a 'scene', write it in any style you want, don't care, just has to be a 'scene'.

So got that?

A 'scene'

This thread is also a sing out to anyone who are interested in donating prizes, or anyone who is also interested in judging the competition.

I'd like to keep this thread for expressions of interest and questions. Writing submissions can be made to me via PM, and submissions will not be accepted after 23:59:59 30/9/08 .

In the interests of fair judging, I want a minimum of two other judges, also, all submissions should be made anonymously, either via alt accounts, or, PM me for my email address and send them that way.

So start flexing your creative muscle folks!

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DEVERE 
6/9/08 7:23:48 PM
Immortal

Sounds interesting... might even have a crack myself. How long is this scene expected to be... is there going to be a maximum amount so people aren't scared off by umpteen posts of giants walls of text?

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MrFriendly 
6/9/08 7:30:47 PM
Titan

Quote by DEVERE
Sounds interesting... might even have a crack myself. How long is this scene expected to be... is there going to be a maximum amount so people aren't scared off by umpteen posts of giants walls of text?



Put it this way, I'll be looking for quality. If you can write a scene which is short and truly sweet, you'll win over someone who writes something long but not as interesting.

If you go over board you're likely not to get anywhere.

I don't want to put restrictions on style or form. All you have to do is write a scene. Make it as short or long (within reason) as you like, but the length doesn't matter, the quality does.

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Hobo Man 
6/9/08 7:32:22 PM
Champion

Actually had to do this for english recently.
Would be happy to submit my work

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
6/9/08 7:32:50 PM
Titan

So this is a movie script writing competition?






/superRunAway :P

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Catmosphere 
6/9/08 7:33:12 PM
Guru

Yeah I'll be in that. I'm trying to get back into creative writing - and I'm going to be stuck in Albany for 6 days with not much to do so this is good.

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DEVERE 
6/9/08 7:36:41 PM
Immortal

This should way have a big sticky on it... COME ON MODS.

:D

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Hobo Man 
6/9/08 7:40:09 PM
Champion

Quote by Catmosphere
Yeah I'll be in that. I'm trying to get back into creative writing - and I'm going to be stuck in Albany for 6 days with not much to do so this is good.



hey albany ain't too bad :P (assuming albany WA)

Heh I board there :)


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MrFriendly 
6/9/08 7:44:34 PM
Titan

Quote by Fat_Bodybuilder
So this is a movie script writing competition?



As I said dude, if you want to do it in the style of a movie script that's fine. But that's not a restriction, you can write it in any form or style you like. Just has to be a scene.

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hulkster 
6/9/08 7:49:04 PM
Mod
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Immortal


I might pin this for a bit.

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pretty 
6/9/08 7:51:51 PM
Guru

I like this idea and I'll defintely be interested in reading other people's scenes :) Perhaps I'll even submit one. Not likely, but maybe :)

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
6/9/08 7:54:52 PM
Titan

Hehe I was just pulling your leg coza how many times you said "scene" lol. I might be up for this :-)

I'm in NZ so I won't be a real entrant but it would be nice to see what I could pull out of my vag and how I measure upto the best of the best.


Edited by Fat_Bodybuilder: 6/9/2008 07:57:39 PM

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Kurai 
6/9/08 8:03:08 PM
Overlord

have not written for years but I might give it a go. Is there a limit to how many pieces we can enter?

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MrFriendly 
6/9/08 8:10:14 PM
Titan

Quote by Kurai
have not written for years but I might give it a go. Is there a limit to how many pieces we can enter?



Nup :-)

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Midnighter 
6/9/08 8:18:33 PM
Immortal

A scene? Can it be from a porn movie? :P

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Cummings 
6/9/08 8:26:41 PM
Titan

Given as it is a interest thread, may I suggest that things regarding submissions and judging are well planned before the competition commences? Hate to have it brought down like competitions in the past.

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MrFriendly 
6/9/08 8:31:43 PM
Titan

Quote by Cummings
Given as it is a interest thread, may I suggest that things regarding submissions and judging are well planned before the competition commences? Hate to have it brought down like competitions in the past.



Hence why I need two other judges, and why all submissions should me made in complete anonymity.

Just to ensure fair judging.

But for a sense of perspective, it's just an excuse to write something and get it out there :-)

When submissions have been made, winners will by posted, but only attributed to their alt names.

I don't want to EVER know who wrote them.

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Cummings 
6/9/08 8:41:26 PM
Titan

I wouldn't mind judging, although you can probably dig up the old atomic writing comp script that allowed everyone to vote.

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Rion 
6/9/08 8:44:02 PM
Champion

Needs more limits or rules because the interpretation of a scene can be wide and varied as well as choice of content, genre and subject matter.

Otherwise yes I am interested but I need structure otherwise I will undoubtedly violate some unwritten law.

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MrFriendly 
6/9/08 8:46:59 PM
Titan

Quote by Cummings
I wouldn't mind judging, although you can probably dig up the old atomic writing comp script that allowed everyone to vote.



How about we go Hybrid styles? Judges pick the finalists, the winners are decided by popular vote. Or, the could be judges decision, and popular vote, a bit like New Inventors ?

As I said guys, this is an EOI thread, I just want to get a nice consensus.

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