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Title: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 01, 2018, 08:02:04 PM
EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING, SUMMER 2018

OK, we're doing chain writing! Sign up here!

People signed up: 21



What is chain writing? It's where a bunch of people write a collaborative story! Rather than of the bizarre mess of the three word story (https://exilian.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1695.0), this is an actual writing thing, and will be done in 250 word chunks. Once we've written some stories they'll all be released and it'll be great and stuff! Read on for the rules and how to sign up:

THE RULES

SIGN UPS

You can use this thread at any point whilst this project is running to discuss what's going on, ask general questions, get advice from other writers, etc, though please refrain from posting actual snippets or discussing direct plot details of ongoing chains.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing many signups and much writing!
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Caradìlis on July 01, 2018, 11:17:07 PM
I think this could be fun...

Caradìlis, and I'll write any, all or none of them, you decide, have fun...
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 01, 2018, 11:22:30 PM
Excellent, thankyou :)

(I'm also signing myself up, to clarify - I'll either start a chain myself, or leave myself as an emergency backup writer for when someone inevitably drops out somewhere in a way that I can't fill.)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 02, 2018, 05:53:26 PM
Up to 6 people now, so we should get at least one chain...
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: comrade_general on July 02, 2018, 06:07:58 PM
I'm a terrible writer so I'm out unless you really need me. :P
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 02, 2018, 07:59:58 PM
You shouldn't feel that counts you out if you'd like to - but I just got our eighth sign-up, so I won't need to arm-twist you into it :P
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Caradìlis on July 02, 2018, 08:25:11 PM
I'm a terrible writer so I'm out unless you really need me. :P

Out of the little experience I have with other writers, you should let others be the judge of your abilities... Most people have a tendency to underestimate their writing skills.... :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: comrade_general on July 02, 2018, 09:10:26 PM
Perhaps then, in the fullness of time, when the bards have gone silent and the muses all but spent, when words are forgotten and the arts reduced to normalcy, I shall unsheathe my quill from its ancient corrosion and put forth to the page my damnable eloquence.

Or not. :P
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: HanSolo on July 13, 2018, 12:01:21 AM
Are you still looking for people to sign up?  :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 13, 2018, 12:11:01 AM
Yes, absolutely, please do! :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: La Ciguapa on July 13, 2018, 09:25:37 AM
This might actually help me get back in the practice of writing. If possible I'd like to be on a Sci-Fi and Fantasy chain. My username is fine to use. :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Lizard on July 15, 2018, 02:14:11 PM
Yessss I will do this.


I'd prefer not historical, but shove me wherever you need me :P


Credit: Lisbeth Anderson (I'm trying this pen-name thing...)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: comrade_general on July 15, 2018, 02:25:49 PM
Ms. Anderson...

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/mNaC3.jpg)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: rbuxton on July 15, 2018, 10:18:12 PM
Count me in, normal username is fine and I have no preference for genre =)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 16, 2018, 10:35:30 AM
And we're off! First writers have been informed, everyone (bar two for specific reasons) should've had the starting email, etc :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: La Ciguapa on July 16, 2018, 01:48:36 PM
So excited! Usually, I'm so self-conscious about my writing so I'm hoping this will make me a little more confident.
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Phoenixguard09 on July 16, 2018, 09:56:39 PM
I'd be keen to drop in if possible.

Phoenixguard, probably SFF. Would have a crack at the others if spots are available / needed to be filled.
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 16, 2018, 11:14:01 PM
OK, I've added you in :) An email will be appearing soonish!
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Lizard on July 23, 2018, 12:51:57 AM
Ms. Anderson...

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/mNaC3.jpg)


So that's actually where the last-name part of the pen-name comes from! Ever since I saw The Matrix when I was, like, nine? Maybe ten? I've associated the name 'Anderson' with anonymity. It's a pretty good 'every-man' name.
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: comrade_general on July 23, 2018, 01:53:19 AM
Wahoo! I win an internet! And you can have an intranet for having the idea in the first place. ;D
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 25, 2018, 10:59:51 PM
All going well so far - special credit to the SFF chain which is definitely running ahead of the game at high efficiency :)
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Tusky on July 26, 2018, 10:36:19 AM
Good to hear. I like this new competitive race-like element that's been introduced.

Come on non-SFF writers! I believe in you!
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Jubal on July 26, 2018, 03:37:52 PM
"Non-SFF" may be a misleading term here. There's only one chain that was *designated* SFF, but I wouldn't hold any breath for the other two not ending up turning in an SFF direction! I think this may be a general thing with chain-writing: taking an SFF turn only takes one person to do it, and you can't really undo it once it's done, so unless you run a chain with an explicit "reality only" rule it tends to happen.
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: HanSolo on September 17, 2018, 10:21:03 PM
Any update on where the writing got to? Will we get to see what happened to what we started?  :D
Title: Re: Exilian Chain-Writing, Summer 2018
Post by: Glaurung on September 18, 2018, 12:23:43 PM
Any update on where the writing got to? Will we get to see what happened to what we started?  :D
As I understand it, we're still waiting for the last part of the last chain, and then after that for Jubal to have enough free time. But I think the objective is to publish all the chains once everything is finished.