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EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« on: March 26, 2020, 05:52:15 PM »
EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING, 2020

Update: The project has now started, but we can fit in one or two extra people, so if you still want to sign up, you can do so until Sunday 12.

Exilian chain writing: plague special! As something to get people through quarantine, we are as they say "back".

You can find the wrapup announcement for the last chainwriting project, from 2018, and links to the three stories we produced, here.

People signed up: 26



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, 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
  • You will have up to five (5) days to write up to two hundred and fifty (250) words of story - no more (unless you're the last person of the eight on a chain, in which case you'll get up to 350 if and only if you need additional room to tie up loose ends).
  • There will be eight people in a standard chain, for a total of a bit over 2000 words for a tale.
  • When it's your turn, you will be emailed (by megadux@exilian.co.uk), the chain as it currently stands. You won't be told who else is on the chain. Once you're done, you will then email the whole thing, with your additions, back to me.
  • Time limits are strict. If you don't get something back to me within five days, it gets passed on to the next person.
  • There's no lower word limit. If your contribution is fifty words, that's absolutely fine.
  • Editing or changing the previous text in any way is forbidden. If you think two previous parts clash or have a major hole, we can do things about that but ask first rather than doing it unilaterally.

SIGN UPS
  • Sign up by posting below, OR by emailing megadux@exilian.co.uk
  • Sign ups are open until April 05. On April 06 the chain starters will be told who they are and given their tasks. EDIT: Chains are now set, but late sign ups will be permitted until Sunday 12.
  • When you sign up, please state the following:.
    • What name/username you want to be credited by when the final stories are released.
    • What sort of chain you want to be on: REALISM, HISTORY, SCI FI AND FANTASY, or MISC/NO PREFERENCE. I won't necessarily be able to run chains of all four types; generally it tends to be the case that things will take SFF twists if they have enough people writing on them, so if a lot of people want to have a realistic chain I'll try and put them all together as priority. If you absolutely don't want to be involved if you can't do a chain in a rough genre area, let me know - of course I won't necessarily be able to accommodate that but it helps me to know in advance.
    • If you have timing requirements (aka you'd rather do it in April, towards the first half of the chain, or in May towards the end. I can't promise to be able to accommodate requirements of this sort but I'll do my best).

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!
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 01:03:51 PM by Jubal »
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 07:46:39 PM »
Caradìlis
History/SciFi&Fantasy
Not around the 8th of April  ;D
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 08:10:37 PM »
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History or fantasy
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 08:39:57 PM »
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Misc/No Preference

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 10:58:54 PM »
Pitys
Misc/no preference

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2020, 09:39:30 AM »
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Misc/no preference, but I will probably turn it into fantasy accidentally.
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2020, 03:06:17 PM »
Spritelady
Mild preference for Scifi/Fantasy but happy to write on any of them really

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2020, 05:21:01 PM »
H. E. Strachan
History/Fantasy
Preferably not 13th April but otherwise don't mind

Thanks for setting this up :pangolin:

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2020, 05:31:30 PM »
Thanks all, 11 signups already - hopefully we'll get three chains again, or even four if we keep getting a good sign-up rate :)
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2020, 08:21:17 PM »
Was the last one really 2018? Sign me up Jubal!

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2020, 09:58:27 PM »
Yeah, feels a long time ago now. That said, early March feels an age of the earth ago right now, so...
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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2020, 09:54:16 AM »
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Fantasy
No time preference

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2020, 06:48:01 PM »
Just noticed I didn't do a very good job of the sign up info
What name/username: rbuxton
What sort of chain you want to be on: SCI FI AND FANTASY.
Ideally later on in the chain

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2020, 10:20:39 AM »
I would love to try this.

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Re: EXILIAN CHAIN WRITING 2020
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2020, 12:49:33 PM »
I was considering, but not sure if my English is up to the task. I will skip this one, but I am eager to read whatever you all come up with  :)