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2271 No. 2271 [Edit]
If you want to write, but have motivational problems, I've thought of a game we can play. All who want to participate should adopt a trip for this thread only.

What we will do is first wait for at least 4 total participants, then draw random numbers from 1 to 100. We will take turns starting from the highest draw to the least to suggest a topic to write about, and everyone writes based off of that. It could be a character profile, setting, scene, premise, picture, or anything. I only ask that you don't pick something that you can submit without writing something new, because the whole point of this is to write new things.

The submission should be around 2,000 to 10,000 words, but more or less is fine as long as you keep it within reason. Don't stress too much about it. That's just a guideline if you need one.

You can enter at any time during the course of the month, just express your interest in this thread, with a trip, so you can be added to the queue of topic selectors. Past the initial four people, everyone else will be added to the queue in order of which they express interest to write. Once we cycle through everyone, we can draw random numbers again to reset the queue.

Please don't post your story until exactly one month has passed since the topic was selected, tohno-time. Then, we can take three days to let everyone read and post before picking the next topic.

Even if you don't feel confident about your writing, I encourage everyone who is interested to give it a shot. It's a chance for all of us to improve and stay motivated, no matter the level we're at.

When we get four people, we can get random numbers from 1 to 100 at http://www.random.org/ on the right-hand side, and I'll update the queue in the OP post.
>> No. 2279 [Edit]
>>2271
I'm interested, but do you want to make a set start time in case we don't get enough people? Ex. topic selection begins on that date, but people can still join after the start time.
>> No. 2288 [Edit]
A whole month, huh? That's a long term commitment right there. Not to mention 2000 words is more than it seems. Well, I guess this depends on whether you actually write stuff at all. I never do and when I was given the task to write a 1471 words story a couple of weeks ago and I had some trouble with that.

Either way I'll just keep watching this thread for the time being.
>> No. 2289 [Edit]
I'm actually writing a story right now.

It is about a transsexual woman in her late 20s who starts off being very naive, innocent and kind. However, she gets wronged by the legal system when she does something that isn't entirely her fault, and she gets sent to prison for five years. The whole ordeal warps her, but not completely. She gradually turns evil after prison, when she is homeless and people treat her like she is garbage, and lives in miserable conditions. By the end, she does horrible things to others due to the apathy and indifference that society has given her.

I'm really not telling you enough of the story for it to sound interesting. I wrote 1888 words of it last night; if the novel is 50,000 words long, that is nearly four percent.

I'm really excited.
>> No. 2299 [Edit]
>>2289

UPDATE: I've written 22,000 words now. This surprises even me.
>> No. 2300 [Edit]
>>2299
I will admit to being curious. What are you going to do when you're done? Will you publish online or are you looking for a publisher, or just doing it for fun? That's a whole lot of words so that's why I'm asking.
>> No. 2301 [Edit]
>>2300

I'm going to try to find a publisher, but if I don't, then I will self-publish.

I'm writing it to say that I've actually done something with my life, but it is also for fun. I'm at 28,000 words now.
>> No. 2303 [Edit]
Update: at 40,000 words now. I think that I might add a scene where she rips off her own balls due to not being on hormones anymore.
>> No. 2304 [Edit]
I just finished the book, at over 48,000 words. I think that I did a good job; I mean, it got to the point where I couldn't possibly write anything more.

Writing a book is a very interesting experience. Not only does it make you feel that you've actually accomplished something, it gives you a peak into the inner workings of you brain, on a level that few other tasks can. I'm still impressed about how much imagination I really have; I basically made stuff up on the fly.
>> No. 2305 [Edit]
If we get another person, I'm in. I'll say I'm not particularly interested in suggesting topics, but I will if I have to.

>>2304
Congratulations.
>> No. 2308 [Edit]
>>2304
Any updates? I'd be interested in reading the book at the very least.
>> No. 2311 [Edit]
>>2308

I'm trying to get it published, but chances are very likely (nearly 90%) that I'm going to self-publish. I will give you guys the e-book for free, and the hard copies won't be too expensive.
>> No. 2455 [Edit]
>>2311
I wonder what ever happened with this.
>> No. 2456 [Edit]
>>2455

That's me. I still have the story and I can release it to you, if you want.

I did end up self-publishing, but that was with another document, which was far shorter.
>> No. 2457 [Edit]
>>2456
That would be cool to read a book by a brohno, if you don't mind.
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