Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Dec 9, 2016 17:36:14 GMT
Right, I vote #2. Steve is a writers' support group! Kind of defeats the purpose if we can't at least use the forum as it was intended. Also, from the past, it's been pretty hard to talk about story woes without revealing the actual story, and something ALWAYS got revealed. :-)
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We still have 1.5 weeks to go before sign-ups close for Sisyphus on the 21st. Now you may be thinking, I can't write a short story right now! Well, guess what dear Stevians, this isn't just any short story, because guess what, at the end, you get a present - a story someone wrote just for you!
Don't know if this will fit in?
Don't know what to write about? You will get a prompt to start off of. Find one on the sign up thread that catches your eye? Rep Cobra and request it!
Burnt out from NaNo? Don't worry, you have until February 28th to finish your story. Note: If everything goes as it has in the past, this deadline is set in GLUE. If enough people need more time, they extend the deadline.
Don't know if you can write an entire short story in that time? Don't have much time to write? There is NO minimum length requirement. In the past, people have written one-page flash. They've also written novellas.
Worried you won't have time to clean it up and make it look pretty? You don't have to! All that matters is that your first draft is done, typos, plot holes, and all. It doesn't matter if it took three weeks or one day. It's more about participation, fun, and writing personalized just for one person, rather than throwing literary greatness into an uncaring void. This year, they've also added a rule that if you don't get a chance to complete it, you would send in what you have and then work it out with your giftee as to when you'll send the completed story.
Worried your giftee will hate it? Everyone worries about this, but it's unlikely. In the past, most people have been genuinely thrilled that someone took the time out to write a story just for them.
Wondering if you should do it? Yes, you should! If you miss NaNo, this is very much like it, except with more Princess Bride references. Getting your prompt on Christmas is like waiting for NaNo to begin. Then getting your story at the end is like Christmas all over again!
Once you sign up, please be sure to rep Cobra with your affirmation that you have read the rules, promise to provide a story, email, and the user names of participating Steve members, with a note that you don't want to be assigned to us.
Post by Siana Blackwood on Dec 9, 2016 23:29:29 GMT
Extra note: If you're still on the fence after reading the sign-up thread and feel like seeing a couple of Sisyphus stories might give you more of an idea what sort of thing would be okay to write, ADOZ and I have some of our previous stories in the SYW section here on Steve.
Post by Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍 on Dec 28, 2016 3:22:54 GMT
Just so you all know, there are at least 3 bugs with the new NaNo goal trackers.
1. You can edit someone else's progress. (Please don't. >.<) 2. They have one less bar than they should. 3. Progress bars show up one day ahead of where they should. Updating on day 1 shows up as the day 2 bar, updating on day 2 shows up as the the Day 3 bar, etc.
tyess: Hello. So... what has happened this year?
Jun 5, 2019 14:03:00 GMT
mim: I wrote smut to amuse myself, but it forgot to become smut. They ended up fighting instead of in bed. Which was a problem when they were fanfic characters on a site too, actually...
Jun 10, 2019 3:52:14 GMT
Jᴀy A. Rᴀᴍᴀ 💀🐍: Well, you know what they say about how fight scenes and the other f word scenes are very similar-- they both involve lots of action. >
Jun 16, 2019 4:57:18 GMT
Corvid: hey gang! just shouting to say HELLO & i hope to produce Content and be more active in this community in the near future
Jul 17, 2019 21:00:21 GMT