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Old June 27 2013, 05:19 AM   #16
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

Let's extend the challenge, then. Deadline is midnight US Eastern standard time on July 28th, with voting until the 31st.
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Old June 28 2013, 04:30 PM   #17
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

Good to see you folks have already re-organised. I'm on vacation and checked in specifically to see what was happening with the challenge.
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Old July 29 2013, 12:38 PM   #18
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

Given the lack of participation which has been a problem for a while with the monthly contests I'd say we let them rest for a while until there's enough interest in them again. If you want the challenge back just start a thread and if there's enough support it can start up again.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:27 PM   #19
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

I was going to suggest something along the same lines, Count Zero. It's a bit of a bummer, as the monthly challenge often provided impetus for me to generate some story ideas, but Real Life (tm) often seemed to get in the way of posting, for me as I'm sure it did for others.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:38 PM   #20
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

Real life got way too real here in the last few months. Inspiration took a hike, sorry.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:54 PM   #21
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No need to apologise. As I said, it can be revived anytime there's enough interest again.
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Old August 2 2013, 02:45 AM   #22
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

What is the theme for next month? I'm DYING to know. Also: How do I submit, where, and how do I view others' submissions to vote? And, is the winning-story thread the "Writing Challenge- The winning entries", (Multi-page thread 1 2 3 ... Last Page), by Starkers?
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Old August 2 2013, 02:55 PM   #23
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The challenge-winning stories are archived, for lack of a better word, in the "Winning entries" thread. As far as any future challenges, I refer you to the four or so posts above yours.
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Old September 20 2013, 01:07 AM   #24
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

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Given the lack of participation which has been a problem for a while with the monthly contests I'd say we let them rest for a while until there's enough interest in them again. If you want the challenge back just start a thread and if there's enough support it can start up again.
That's too bad. I was just thinking maybe I would give it a try sometime, but I am spending most of my writing time on my first fan-fiction story. Maybe if you guys revive it one of these days I will enter.
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Old October 5 2013, 02:07 AM   #25
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Well, as I said, if there's enough interest the contest can be started up again. I suggest starting a thread to gauge the interest.
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Old November 20 2013, 07:33 AM   #26
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Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"

I know this is over a month old, but I would like to offer some suggestions. I'm busy with college at the moment, but I'd love to see the challenge come back.

What if it was done on a seasonal basis instead of monthly? For example if the next one started on the first day of winter (December 21nd this year, I believe) then the deadline could be one week before the first day of spring, leaving a week for voting before the next one starts. The extended time frame would also give people time to recover from unexpected fits of reality getting in the way.

Also, lets open it up a bit. Yes, this is a Trek forum, but we do sometimes see other fandoms represented in this fanfic section. Why not let them play in the challenge too? I think that would give people a lot more to work with, and possibly generate more interest.
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Old November 23 2013, 05:35 PM   #27
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IWhat if it was done on a seasonal basis instead of monthly? For example if the next one started on the first day of winter (December 21nd this year, I believe) then the deadline could be one week before the first day of spring, leaving a week for voting before the next one starts. The extended time frame would also give people time to recover from unexpected fits of reality getting in the way.
I quite like that idea. Anyone else up for it?


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Also, lets open it up a bit. Yes, this is a Trek forum, but we do sometimes see other fandoms represented in this fanfic section. Why not let them play in the challenge too? I think that would give people a lot more to work with, and possibly generate more interest.
I'm not sure about that. First of all, the winner of the previous challenge has the right to set the theme and the limitations. They're free to include other fandoms or crossovers if they want. We've had those in the past.
However, most people are unfamiliar with everything that's out there which generally makes it harder to understand a single story told in that universe. That's why I'm a bit wary of making that a rule.
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Old November 23 2013, 07:34 PM   #28
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"Unexpected fits of reality" I'm going to start using that!

I'm down with a "seasonal" challenge. With a decent amount of time to write, we could get some really meaty stories.
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Old November 23 2013, 07:45 PM   #29
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With a decent amount of time to write, we could get some really meaty stories.
Maybe two weeks to vote? Meatier stories might take longer to read.
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Old November 24 2013, 05:41 PM   #30
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But there should be some limit. A 100k behemoth is not going to get read.
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