Join the Team (Collaborate with other writers on a new novel)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Please read the following directions and information below before posting comments.

Official submission for contest will end on July 31 and the contest will close on August 10

ATTENTION EVERYONE: I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CONTEST FOR LATER USE. ALL OF YOUR SUBMITTED STORIES WILL STILL COUNT IN THE FUTURE WHEN THE CONTEST IS REVIVED. I AM LITTLE BUSY WITH COLLEGE AND OTHER PERSONAL MATTERS AT THE MOMENT. ANOTHER REASON WHY I HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CONTEST IS BECAUSE WHATEVER SPARE TIME I WILL HAVE LEFT IN THE FUTURE, THIS CONTEST WILL (FOR THE MOST PART) TAKE AWAY CRUCIAL TIME THAT I COULD BE SPENDING TO WRITE MY NOVEL AND A FEW OTHER THINGS AS WELL. I'M SORRY FOR THE DELAY AND I ASSURE YOU THAT THE CONTEST WILL DEFINITELY HAPPEN SOME TIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE, JUST NOT RIGHT NOW.

 

ABOUT:

I have decided to begin work on a new collaborative novel. No specific plot ideas or concepts have been made yet (we will save that part for later) but once our team is fully assembled, we will all come up with an idea that we can all agree upon. But first, before doing anything, we must assemble the team. The team will be composed of 7 writers from Booksie (including myself). We must find the best writers who have the determination and creativity to properly assist the rest of the team in writing a good story. And what better way to do that than having a little competition right here on the site where the most creative writers go unnoticed everyday?

 

THE CONTEST:

You must write a 1000-1500 word short story. It must be within the word count range in order to properly qualify for the contest. You CANNOT submit a story that you've already written. You can only submit one story so give it your best shot.  Post it here on the site and tell me the name of it in the comments below. 

Here is a list to give you a better idea of the things that I will be looking at the most in your story:

  • Grammatical accuracy
  • Creativity
  • Character development
  • Dialog usage (if any)
  • Plot twists (if any)
  • Ability to use details without being overly-descriptive
  • Ability to properly set the scene and atmosphere

KEEP IT PG-13 (NO STRONG LANGUAGE OR SEXUAL CONTENT). PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ROMANCE STORIES, EROTICA STORIES, OR ANYTHING OF ANTI-RELIGIOUS MATERIAL.

 

THE LIST: (this part of the contest will not take place until ????????)

Now here comes the fun part. Below is the list of the members of the writing team so far. As I mentioned in the description, submission for the contest will end on ?????? and the contest itself will end on ??????. During this 10-day period, I will be reading the stories that I have not read already. In the meantime, you can check back here to see if your story has granted you a spot on the team of writers. The list will constantly be updated so check back here every now and then to see the changes that have taken place. This is how it works:

  • If your name is on the list but is not in bold, it means I've taken an interest in you (no homo) as a writer and potential member, but am still unsure if your place on the list will hold up against other future writing.
  • If your name is on the list and is in bold, it means that you have a 50% chance of being apart of the team.
  • If your name is in bold and has the word "confirmed" next to it in parentheses, it means that your spot on the list is confirmed and cannot be bumped off by anyone else.

? A while ago before making this contest I contacted Ian Dawn and he agreed to join the team. So his spot is already guaranteed. That leaves 5 more open spots. Good luck.

 

THE TEAM SO FAR:

1. Austin Converse (Confirmed)

2. Ian Dawn (Confirmed)

3. (TBA)

4. (TBA)

5. (TBA)

6. (TBA)

7. (TBA)

 

THE SCOREBOARD

(Coming soon)


Submitted: June 29, 2014

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ShadaStorm120

I think I'll enter.

Mon, June 30th, 2014 7:20pm

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OK thx :) cant wait to see what you come up with

Mon, June 30th, 2014 12:20pm

Jinxed

Sure This looks cool :)

Mon, June 30th, 2014 8:14pm

Author
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Thx for entering :)

Mon, June 30th, 2014 1:24pm

ChloeLMcgarrett

I would love too sounds like so much fun. Great Idea btw :) So we are submitting a story to you to then maybe be in the team to then write a story together? Either way I will still have a bash haha :)

Mon, June 30th, 2014 8:29pm

Author
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Yep gotta see who's good enough to be part of the team:) Thx for entering

Mon, June 30th, 2014 1:43pm

StoryHearts

I'll join, I guess!! I have writer's block for my novel right now, so I'll do this! :) This sounds like a bunch of fun! I love this idea of a 'team'. Thanks! -SH

Mon, June 30th, 2014 10:16pm

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Great :)

Mon, June 30th, 2014 3:40pm

Jonathan DeLacuso

I like the idea and I really want to be a part of this. It sounds awesome but I don't know if I will make it :/. I have my two novels to take care of plus I am in this another contest but I will try and enter a story in. I hope you don't mind weird horror stories though lol

Mon, June 30th, 2014 10:55pm

Author
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If you never try you'll never know

Mon, June 30th, 2014 4:06pm

env

Thank you for inviting me. I will definitely attempt to write something for it, although I may or may not get it done in time

Tue, July 1st, 2014 3:01am

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Don't worry:) you have 20 days

Mon, June 30th, 2014 9:10pm

Alex The shadow girl

Even I want to try it. I think contests are the best motivation and now I'm ready to amaze you. Count me in. :)

Tue, July 1st, 2014 5:20am

Author
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Awesome xD thx for joining in on the fun

Mon, June 30th, 2014 10:28pm

Star Lord

Ya, I'd love to take a shot-- why not? Count me in too.

Tue, July 1st, 2014 6:16pm

Author
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Great!

Tue, July 1st, 2014 6:47pm

countrygirl12305

I would love to take part in this contest. I would like to know where we would submit our stories once they are done. Thank you.

Tue, July 1st, 2014 9:33pm

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Just post them on Booksie and tell me what its called in the comment section when you are done with it and I will read it (sorry I guess I shouldve mentioned that above earlier)

Tue, July 1st, 2014 6:49pm

Another Nameless Writer

I'm interested, but i'm not a particuarly great writer, i work better as support... I haven't written anything in years though, i mostly upload things i wrote years ago, so let's see how good i've gotten. Oh, and a question, i have an idea for a novel? (written as a log/journal) that i've felt like writing for some time, can i introduce it's first chapter into the contest? Or does it have to be specificaly a one-shot short story?

Tue, July 1st, 2014 9:35pm

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As long as it is within the word count range I guess you could give it a shot but it if you have an idea for a short story that you think might actually be better then I'd prefer that. If the chapter goes past the word range then you could take a section of the chapter that is your favorite and post it as a short story in the form of an excerpt and that would be fine as well. Good luck:)

Tue, July 1st, 2014 6:47pm

EP8

i am thinking about something... can i make a short-story type that didn't complete?
i means, there are many short-story that didn't find the ending at all...

can i make that kind of things?

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 7:54am

Author
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Ok you can try it :) all I need yo see is your form of writing

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 5:34am

EP8

err, did i just have to emailed the short story to you?
i am new so i didn't know much..

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 7:56am

Author
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Just post it on the site and tell me when its finshed and what its called in r
the comments

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 5:37am

shivangisworld

Hey! This looks really interesting. I would love to be a part of it. Although i am a beginner, but sometimes it is necessary to add a completely new ingredient to a recipe to find its own charm. I would be grateful if you could read the short story that i've written, 'A Day at Westside'. I will write a new story soon to mail you and would like to fill that empty space.

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 11:46am

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You dont have to mail it to me you can just post it here on the site and tell me about it when its done

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 6:24am

EP8

Hm... Seems a lot of people have been here... But i do wonder can we make more than one short story cuz i have many genre of story i like...
And i would like to write as many as i can, although i am a school student and busy with my studies... lolz...

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 12:06pm

Author
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You can only write one

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 6:25am

EP8

Ow, i just read the rules... I can only make one story... Hahaha... Sorry, making some stupid question like that...

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 12:07pm

Author
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Dont worry about it. Good luck:)

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 5:35am

EP8

That's my short story... It still not ended yet because it is some continuous short story... Here the link : http://www.booksie.com/horror/short_story /ep8/her-deepest-wish

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 1:49pm

Author
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Ok thx :)

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 11:32am

MightyDeath

I guess I could give this a shot. Sorry for the late reaction :P I'm not sure if I'll be on time with my story, though. But I'll try to come up with something :3

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 4:30pm

Author
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Dont worry you got 18 days thx for entering

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 11:33am

StoryHearts

Hello! I am not so good at writing short stories, but I gave this a shot! I have posted my short story - A Glimpse in the Future - and here's the link:
http://www.booksie.com/science_fiction/short_story/storyhearts/a-glimpse-to-the-future

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 6:46pm

Author
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Thx I will read it:)

Wed, July 2nd, 2014 3:42pm

Another Nameless Writer

I had an idea for a short story, but i had no way to make it as long as the word minimum, so i'll try my luck with this instead:

http://www.booksie.com/fantasy/novel/another_nameless_writer/a-heros-journal/chapter/1

It's not a particularly good piece of writing, but it's the prologue to a novel, and it's the only thing i could think about when i had that blank sheet of paper in front of me.

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 8:20am

Author
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Thx for entering

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 12:24pm

MightyDeath

So Austin, I've got a question. :D The word limit is 1500, right? And can you submit a story that will continue? Of course you would only be able to submit the first part but does it need to have a closed ending or not? Because I was writing and I have 1100 words and my story is halfway or something... If you'd please answer the questions ^^ Thanks in advance and if the above is allowed I'll post the story somewhere this weekend or something. :3

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 7:32pm

Author
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If you think its the best thing to do I guess you could spit your short story into 2 parts. I'll read the first part and if it's interesting enough I might take a look at the second one. Or, which ever part of the story you think is the best, you could advertise it here in the comments and I will take a look at it. The problem is, I am rating everyones story on a scale of 1 to 10 and it wouldnt be fair if one person submitted 2 stories rather than one so unfortunately, you have to choose which ever part of your story that you think is the best and request for me to read that. Good luck

Thu, July 3rd, 2014 12:54pm

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