Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby tiffinata » 30 Dec 2014, 02:11

A couple of ideas but I need to put them on computer and see what gels.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby OzBiggles1963 » 30 Dec 2014, 08:34

tiffinata wrote:A couple of ideas but I need to put them on computer and see what gels.


Wish I was even that organised...Help?!! :? :mrgreen:
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Kismet » 11 Jan 2015, 23:55

Two weeks to go. Is everybody inspired?
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby tiffinata » 12 Jan 2015, 00:05

Started back at work today. That'll kill or cure any idea I had.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby kylie_koyote » 12 Jan 2015, 00:15

I'm ready! I'm wicked nerdy that way.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Frederique » 12 Jan 2015, 19:11

Kismet wrote:Two weeks to go.
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tiffinata wrote:Started back at work today. That'll kill or cure any idea I had.
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I was just about to say the same thing about the start of term. (Indeed, I am always prepared to blame the start of term. :twisted:) I was really inspired with an idea, but made an awful start. I'm now relying on a fortnight of relentless day-dreaming to pull something together.

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! :)
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 15 Jan 2015, 12:24

Frederique wrote:Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with! :)

Think I'd better get cracking, then, or I won't make the deadline :roll: :lol:
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby kylie_koyote » 15 Jan 2015, 12:34

Ten days to go. (actually I guess that depends on what time zone you live in.) :shock:

I'm looking forward to reading everyone's submissions!
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Kismet » 18 Jan 2015, 19:10

Under a week to go now and I've noticed a huge hole in what passes for my plot!
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Frederique » 18 Jan 2015, 21:59

Kismet wrote:Under a week to go now and I've noticed a huge hole in what passes for my plot!
Ah, well, it's better that you notice it now than on Saturday. :mrgreen:

I'm very much looking forward to it! :yay: (Sunday, that is.)

Funnily enough, I've also noticed a great big gaping hole, and it's my story. Or, rather, the absence of it.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby tiffinata » 18 Jan 2015, 22:38

Plot? Plot! Ummmm. Can't say I have one of those in mine.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby kylie_koyote » 19 Jan 2015, 00:15

tiffinata wrote:Plot? Plot! Ummmm. Can't say I have one of those in mine.


Same here. Lol.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby kylie_koyote » 22 Jan 2015, 17:21

The deadline approacheth. How's everyone doing with your stories? :booky: :writing: :writing: :writing: :doh:
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Kismet » 22 Jan 2015, 17:27

I'm going to be reading and posting lateish on the Sunday. I've got to go and see my mother which is an Internet free zone. :doh:

These things happen. At least I will be back in time to post myself and I won't have to ask anyone else. I just want to read everyone's stories....
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby J349 » 22 Jan 2015, 17:44

I've got quite a bit still left to do on mine. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make the deadline in time :nono: :think: :?
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Kismet » 22 Jan 2015, 18:10

J349 wrote:I've got quite a bit still left to do on mine. I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to make the deadline in time :nono: :think: :?



Good luck! I hope it all comes together in time.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby tiffinata » 23 Jan 2015, 00:20

We have plans to be away from the internet most of sunday. I need to sit and go through it again.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 23 Jan 2015, 10:18

kylie_koyote wrote:The deadline approacheth. How's everyone doing with your stories? :booky: :writing: :writing: :writing: :doh:

Story? Does a 'tale' qualify as a 'story'? :sos: :thinking2:
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Tommy Smith » 23 Jan 2015, 10:40

Jolly good. Looks like everybody's in the same boat and it will be a swift canter to the finish.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Fairblue » 23 Jan 2015, 10:58

That's an interesting way of putting it, TS. Cantering in a boat? No wonder my boat is sinking, and after a jolly good start, too.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 24 Jan 2015, 01:15

Fairblue wrote:That's an interesting way of putting it, TS. Cantering in a boat? No wonder my boat is sinking, and after a jolly good start, too.

My original was rapidly turning into a monster so I abandonded it for something quite different :?
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Fairblue » 24 Jan 2015, 01:36

Fortunately for me, inspiration struck and my writer's block disappeared, but it was very frustrating. Serves me right, I think. The last Challenge was totally different, it virtually wrote itself within a short space of time. I've had to work at this one, after several false starts.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Frecks » 24 Jan 2015, 09:04

I think that is the problem with having to write to order rather than just waiting for inspiration to strike.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby tiffinata » 24 Jan 2015, 10:14

Someone once told me the secret was to try and write 750 words each day, about anything in general. To get into the habit of writing rather than waiting for inspiration to strike. But when it does, it is supposed to make it easier.
Haven't done it, mind you!

And yep, this one was harder.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Fairblue » 24 Jan 2015, 10:16

Sometimes though the inspiration is there but the time isn't. When that happens I make notes but it's not quite the same thing. Kismet's Challenge deadline forced me to be more disciplined, though, which isn't a bad thing. I really must apply some of that to finish my two outstanding fics. :sigh4:
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby J349 » 24 Jan 2015, 11:27

I've struggled in my writing, for that kick to get me started. Partly I think because my story has little dialogue; and that's a key feature of Biggles' stories.
I still hope to finish on time though!

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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Frecks » 24 Jan 2015, 11:44

Yes we had noticed the onion popping up :lol: I cannot write at all but I have seen a course on writing which is being run locally so I might consider joining it.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Tracer » 24 Jan 2015, 11:50

Writers need us readers, Frecks :yay: and I have polished my reading glasses in readiness.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby Fairblue » 24 Jan 2015, 11:55

J349 wrote:I've struggled in my writing, for that kick to get me started. Partly I think because my story has little dialogue; and that's a key feature of Biggles' stories.
I still hope to finish on time though!

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The beauty of Kismet's Challenge is that it can take you out of your comfort zone. And the time limit imposes yet another layer of challenges. All good stuff to stop us becoming stale.
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Re: Kismet's Writing Challenge Part Deux

Postby J349 » 24 Jan 2015, 14:07

Fairblue wrote:The beauty of Kismet's Challenge is that it can take you out of your comfort zone. And the time limit imposes yet another layer of challenges. All good stuff to stop us becoming stale.

Absolutely. I love a good challenge :onion:
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