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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 8th, 2013 @ 12:20 AM Reply

At 4/7/13 10:20 PM, 4urentertainment wrote: Submission Thread

Discuss!

Dude, that typo scared the hell out of me lol.
On a up note, so ready for this months contest!


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 9th, 2013 @ 02:44 AM Reply

How does one write well? :D Are writers born from nothing? Wow does one find the essence of meaning, woven in ink, bound in the mind. Not pap mind you (which is all fine and dandy) on a Saturday morning, writing, which invokes thought? Any ideas on how to keep the audience engaged without divulging too much of the plot? How does one remain surreptitious without spiraling out into the mundane and mediocre prose that is so dry I have to stop and get a drink just to get through?

Now, does the story need to be tied directly to the dwelling in question; or, can it just be a central setting and kinda sit off to the side when it comes to dialogue? Indeed, 4000 words while daunting at first glance while there be enough space to fit in a full cast, or maybe develop fewer characters with greater emphasis on the setting (or if your building is the main character) as such? Overall quality, depth, rhetoric, and dialogue. Versus outright ambiance of the setting manifested.

Is anything really being said or is it all babble? Write an outline, but if the foundation is flawed, cracked, skewed to begin with then whole work would be for naught? How does one reveal their hand without actually doing so as to risk being undermined later on? It comes down to doing it for the sake of the art rather than the competition. There is not better way to learn than through trial and error.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 9th, 2013 @ 10:38 AM Reply

At 4/8/13 12:20 AM, TheInnerScience wrote: Dude, that typo scared the hell out of me lol.

Ditto.

On a up note, so ready for this months contest!

Same here! This will be my first time competing.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 9th, 2013 @ 04:17 PM Reply

At 4/9/13 10:38 AM, Seasons wrote:
At 4/8/13 12:20 AM, TheInnerScience wrote: Dude, that typo scared the hell out of me lol.
Ditto.

On a up note, so ready for this months contest!
Same here! This will be my first time competing.

Good luck man!


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 9th, 2013 @ 09:47 PM Reply

I think I understand the topic more now that I've thought about it for a couple days.

This should be interesting...

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 9th, 2013 @ 10:27 PM Reply

At 4/9/13 09:47 PM, roadguy5 wrote: I think I understand the topic more now that I've thought about it for a couple days.

This should be interesting...

Doesnt it have to do with almost setting painting?


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 10th, 2013 @ 12:26 AM Reply

Not too sure about this one, honestly. The topic doesn't exactly speak to me like the last one did. I'll have to think about it over a nap and some coffee.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 11th, 2013 @ 10:57 AM Reply

At 4/9/13 10:27 PM, TheInnerScience wrote:
Doesnt it have to do with almost setting painting?

Yeah, but I also want to see if I can add in a little story line.

Not sure If I'll actually be able to do this contest though, Finals in school are coming up and the play that I'm acting in is showing soon, so I don't have much time to write, but maybe if I think of something during the day I can write it down and turn it into a story for the contest.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 11th, 2013 @ 05:12 PM Reply

Not sure If I'll actually be able to do this contest though, Finals in school are coming up and the play that I'm acting in is showing soon, so I don't have much time to write, but maybe if I think of something during the day I can write it down and turn it into a story for the contest.

Ouch. Im right there with finals bro.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 13th, 2013 @ 04:25 AM Reply

No early submissions yet... I hope this will be frontpaged again, or the turnout may drop once more.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 12:29 AM Reply

I Think I might have an idea, now I just need some time to write...
Maybe next week I'll get a chance...

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 04:48 AM Reply

At 4/13/13 04:25 AM, FlyingColours wrote: No early submissions yet... I hope this will be frontpaged again, or the turnout may drop once more.

Tom should be mentioning us in the next newspost he makes.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 15th, 2013 @ 09:56 PM Reply

I've a story all written out, though I'm a bit worried it doesn't relate enough to the theme. But at least I've got something, most of the time I have terrible writer's block. I'll check it over a bit later.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 16th, 2013 @ 09:53 PM Reply

So a story about House, huh?

Easy.

Me: "Dr. House - I don't feel well."

House: "Let's hear suggestions."

The blonde chick: "She has polio."

The black guy: "Nope - totally malaria."

The Australian dude: "Bluerpfgdf."

House: "Nope - Lupus."

Me: "I'm cured!"

House: "Your wife is cheating on you."

Me: "But I don-"

Roll credits.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 17th, 2013 @ 09:18 PM Reply

At 4/11/13 05:12 PM, TheInnerScience wrote:
Finals in school are coming up
Ouch. Im right there with finals bro.

I am in the same position, and most of my end of semester work is writing, which really doesn't help.

Good luck to everyone!


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 20th, 2013 @ 05:01 AM Reply

I think I've pretty much got my idea ready. Now for the writing part!

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 22nd, 2013 @ 06:45 PM Reply

I've got my story in. Pretty sure I didn't really get the theme, but hey, I tried. I'm not quite sure how one could go all the way with this theme without making it sci-fi or fantasy (And I know, I can't really do either of those genres). Anyway, luck to the rest of the participants!


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 28th, 2013 @ 09:28 PM Reply

This contest got me started on thinking of Bizarro-ish ideas.

Death of a Mountain: A village holds a funeral for a mountain that has recently died. They enlist an outsider to help bury it.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 29th, 2013 @ 05:55 AM Reply

I've missed this for as long as it has existed...A writing contest on newgrounds!!!? I'll probably jump in here eventually, just found out about this, so not sure if I'll get in on this one, but the idea is already forming.....I don't even care about the contest bit, but its a good excuse to force me to start writing again....A random prompt every once in a while could easily get the creative juices flowing again.....Soooooooo happy this is here

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion Apr. 29th, 2013 @ 10:38 AM Reply

At 4/28/13 09:28 PM, EKublai wrote: Death of a Mountain: A village holds a funeral for a mountain that has recently died. They enlist an outsider to help bury it.

Read Speaker for the Dead if you want inspiration and food for thought about an outsider coming to give a candid account of the deceased's life for the benefit of all.

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 07:17 AM Reply

At 4/29/13 05:55 AM, Pinballchico wrote: I've missed this for as long as it has existed...A writing contest on newgrounds!!!? I'll probably jump in here eventually, just found out about this, so not sure if I'll get in on this one, but the idea is already forming.....I don't even care about the contest bit, but its a good excuse to force me to start writing again....A random prompt every once in a while could easily get the creative juices flowing again.....Soooooooo happy this is here

I'm glad you're excited! I definitely look forward to seeing more people with a passion for writing join in!

How many other people are still working on their stories or are planning to enter? There's just a week left, but that's still more than enough time to make an awesome short story!

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 10:19 AM Reply


How many other people are still working on their stories or are planning to enter? There's just a week left, but that's still more than enough time to make an awesome short story!

I think Ill do something, I am coming up to exams now so my time for writing and illustration is limited, but ill try to get something in if I can!

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 05:41 PM Reply

Where are the results for the March Writing Contest? Waiting for a long time...


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 06:16 PM Reply

Where are the results from March's Writing Contest?


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 08:56 PM Reply

At 5/1/13 06:16 PM, Samastol wrote: Where are the results from March's Writing Contest?

It's not in the same thread as the Discussion or Contest threads, but instead it's its own thread.

It can be found here.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 1st, 2013 @ 08:58 PM Reply

At 5/1/13 08:56 PM, jennaskook wrote:
At 5/1/13 06:16 PM, Samastol wrote: Where are the results from March's Writing Contest?
It's not in the same thread as the Discussion or Contest threads, but instead it's its own thread.

It can be found here.

Whoops, herpaderp. That's the results for February. Ahaha. Sorry.


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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 3rd, 2013 @ 10:34 AM Reply

At 5/1/13 08:58 PM, jennaskook wrote: Whoops, herpaderp. That's the results for February. Ahaha. Sorry.

There...was no March writing contest. I think Samastol does mean the February one, where he did submit a story.

I would like to say that, there still is time to write a story even if you haven't started, and I want to especially stress this because the prizes this time are pretty unique, and we only have a handful of entries this time, so your odds of winning something are pretty high!

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 5th, 2013 @ 10:16 AM Reply

Unfortunately, I won't be able to take part. I've been wasting too much time messing with HTML5. Now I have none left.

I'll finish my thing and post it when I get to...

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Response to Mwc13 - April - Discussion May. 5th, 2013 @ 01:38 PM Reply

At 5/3/13 10:34 AM, 4urentertainment wrote:
At 5/1/13 08:58 PM, jennaskook wrote: Whoops, herpaderp. That's the results for February. Ahaha. Sorry.
There...was no March writing contest. I think Samastol does mean the February one, where he did submit a story.

I would like to say that, there still is time to write a story even if you haven't started, and I want to especially stress this because the prizes this time are pretty unique, and we only have a handful of entries this time, so your odds of winning something are pretty high!

Aaah, but even if I do win something, I'm probably not gonna accept it. I just enter these contests for some criticism.


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