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leitskev
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:02am Report to Moderator
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I have a suggestion, though I doubt anyone will take it. Let's stop making it so the object required needs to be essential to the story. I've been thinking this for two weeks. Frankly, it's the object requirement that is leading to pissers. I'm not saying there shouldn't be an object. But to compare it to the NYC Midnight contests, the objects in those are not required to be "essential" to the story. I think if I writer manages to do this that should be bonus points, but I'd rather just read decent stories where there object is there. Decent stories are really what we want most I think.
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Scar Tissue Films
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:04am Report to Moderator
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You can't change round 3 now. I've spent hours working on a story for hand sanitiser!
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Zack
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:07am Report to Moderator
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After seeing how much everyone seems to be suffering from this one, I'm very seriously considering changing week 4's object and location. I really did think this week's choice was going to be, in general, the easiest for everyone, out of the five weeks. Finding out that that's not the case if forcing me to reconsider.


I wouldn't change anything, Dude. Stick to your guns and keep the challenge tough as nails.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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khamanna
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Lol and Im literally laughing out loud. Oh, Sean, poor Sean. You'rs in a pickle aren't you?
And I thank you for all the challenges here on the board. The tournaments... who would have thought anything like that is possible. It's a great job you're doing.
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DustinBowcot
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:13am Report to Moderator
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Quoted from leitskev
I think if I writer manages to do this that should be bonus points, but I'd rather just read decent stories where there object is there.


That's the trouble with the scoring here. There is no way to differentiate between a writer that utilises the object well and one where the object is merely there. The only way to differentiate is with a yes or no. Giving both writers a 'yes' would be unfair to the writer that tried harder.
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khamanna
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 11:21am Report to Moderator
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In many cases, readers don't reach a consensus on how well the object was used.
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ReneC
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Criteria is just 4 points for meeting it. Even if you don't find a way to make the prop part of the plot, just include it somewhere and roll the dice with reviewers. That is where the scoring system works. Put story ahead of shoehorning.

Sean, don't waffle. This is a good exercise. We'll see if we can satisfy the crazy producer note for product integration.


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ReneC
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The clock says we have an extra day...


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Matthew Taylor
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Quoted from ReneC
The clock says we have an extra day...


Shhhhh.... I Might need it


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Zack
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Quoted from Matthew Taylor


Shhhhh.... I Might need it


Was thinking the exact same thing. Lol.


An example of my writing...

FOR SATAN - short, horror, 14 pgs (revised draft) - A group of thrill-seekers explore a creepy old house on Halloween night. Think you know this story? Think again.
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Dreamscale
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 12:04pm Report to Moderator
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I think I'm out.

This week's challenge, to me, is goofy, and with the location being plane, getting through the reads would be a real slog.

It's been fun, boys and girls, but I humbly am bowing out.

Best of luck to you all.
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leitskev
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Quoted from ReneC
Criteria is just 4 points for meeting it. Even if you don't find a way to make the prop part of the plot, just include it somewhere and roll the dice with reviewers. That is where the scoring system works. Put story ahead of shoehorning.

Sean, don't waffle. This is a good exercise. We'll see if we can satisfy the crazy producer note for product integration.


Agreed on all. I'm not so much asking any rules to be changed as for readers to lighten up a little. I'm asking more as a reader than a writer. I just want to read good stories. If writers are determined to make hand sanitizer "essential" to the story we're going to end up reading a lot of crap. If a story has a pilot who's obsessed with germs so he uses the sanitizer...bang. Good enough for me. Not essential to the story, but relevant as a character-building device...good enough. Just make the story worth reading. Otherwise we're going to get exploding sanitizers and maybe a sanitizer stuck up some character's sphincter. I don't want to keep reading those. People should lighten up, but that's up to each reviewer.
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DustinBowcot
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Don't worry, Dreamscale, I'm sure nobody will miss your efforts.
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Dreamscale
Posted: June 15th, 2019, 12:39pm Report to Moderator
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Don't worry, Dreamscale, I'm sure nobody will miss your efforts.


Agreed.

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khamanna
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Quoted from ReneC
Put story ahead of shoehorning.


Yes, my thoughts exactly. If it's a good story people don't care. Well most people.
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