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Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
I think it's a lot easier to slip in character descriptions in third person than first. First person, any description at all, the delivery and style of it says as much about the character as the description itself, and that gets hard and is very easy to get wrong. Like, some people don't think about their appearance very much, so it's just be contextual - "The guy towered over me, so I had to cran ...
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7/31/15 8:37pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
VOC: Okay! I just want to, in general, be painfully clear so that I am not misinterpreted. Misha: There's a trend in first-person YA to have the protagonist describe their physical appearance in arduous and idiotic detail - like "I looked in the mirror. My long brown hair was messy around my tanned face." etc. It's dumb. Don't do it. Physical description should only come up if it's relevant. Li ...
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7/31/15 3:09pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
VoC - I'm not mad about it! Mostly entertained. Misha - I don't really care what person something is in, though my preference is generally for third, and the YA-style first person introductions kill small portions of my soul every time I read them. But aside from that specific genre dissatisfaction, I don't really have a preference between first and second person.
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7/30/15 6:13pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Fanfic is A-okay! Though if one starts writing fanfic of a particular show month after month Wing will put a moratorium on one writing about werewolves. Also, to build on VoC's point: getting a beta reader can help a lot with mechanics! Ask each other, ask an outside friend, ask betanon.tumblr.com. Like, having a second set of eyes really helps!
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7/30/15 5:13am
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Domain is back up! And I'm gonna collect them, too. And the physical trophy has been absolutely awesome, and is worth stepping up one's game for. If y'all need photo reminders of their awesomeness, I can take photos!
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7/30/15 1:44am
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
And only three entries so far! Get 'em in.
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7/28/15 8:01pm
phantomkitsune
Resuming a story and staying fresh 7 Writers 7/30/15 1:30am
ScaryChelsea
When I'm stuck on one thing, I'll do unconnected projects. Write short stories that you don't have a huge emotional and creative investment in and let the other ideas percolate.
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7/27/15 6:05pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
:D Good to see you, even if you're just passing through. Also, hi everyone! I am back from Russia.
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7/26/15 9:21pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Misha: Thanks for clarifying! Also you're unlikely to get banned for content pretty much ever - we have had some wild adventures before. Also, everyone: my results sent to Wing, very belatedly. My only excuse is finals, and at least they're in before the close of the next round.
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7/21/15 8:48pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Ugh, I am still super sick, though I haven't gotten a nosebleed in like 10 hours, which is something. Judgement will be to Wing soon.
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7/16/15 8:18pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Oh, yeah, I'm flats all the way, and these are actually from my good runners with lots of support. There's just been . . . a lot of walking. Like, a lot. On cobblestone sometimes. Everyone's got blisters.
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7/12/15 6:48am
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
I am definitely looking forward to the next round! I'm currently in Moscow, though, which is why I haven't been posting. We went to the circus tonight, and also one of my blisters popped.
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7/11/15 10:08pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
The prompts have traditionally been whatever! One of them was a super brutal round where one had to do both poetry and prose satire, but mostly it's a particular prompt - 'steampunk mecha' was one, and . . . I don't even remember, but usually format is loose. And if you have specific questions, I'd be happy to help! My response time's gonna be variable due to the whole Russia thing, and I won't c ...
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7/7/15 8:52pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
Jesus ******** that was long. And I will use trippingly if I goddamn want to, Wing. :p These are the resources I mentioned: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iQ4q82W08MoOsNACyDE2AOuKb_AGAVy8oBIGmr3sv4U/edit#heading=h.x8umzlvtqibn I guess all of you know more of our preferences and judging style now? Writing what makes you happy is always a good course, but writing for a particular style or se ...
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7/7/15 12:29pm
phantomkitsune
Anything Goes Writing Contest ~ GGW IX ~ 5th Qualifier Round 37,290 Writing Contests 7/31/15 10:47pm
Wing McCallister
I am both faintly murderous because I'm not quite awake and smug because every single person who has come into the suite has commented about how amazing the dinner I'm making looks/smells.
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7/6/15 2:42pm
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