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Poll Question: Actual writing and rewriting only, once you had the idea
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    Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 3:11pm
Once you hit on the idea. May do a separate poll for how long that part took people.

Edited to add: replies okay! Not sure why I turned them off to be honest. Confused


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I didn't make it into the final round, but I participated and wrote a script to practice for next year and this year's SSC.

Once I found my idea, I got it all written in about two hours. But I also wasn't as invested as I would have been if I was actually competing. It was pretty relaxing, actually.
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Originally posted by hyenalickn hyenalickn wrote:

I didn't make it into the final round, but I participated and wrote a script to practice for next year and this year's SSC.

Once I found my idea, I got it all written in about two hours. But I also wasn't as invested as I would have been if I was actually competing. It was pretty relaxing, actually.

Hi! Glad you decided to write! I did the same thing with the Short Story Contest this year. I got knocked out in the first round (just missed - came in sixth when I needed to be fifth to advance - argh!) A group of us picked a random group number ahead of time and wrote to it - same word count, same deadline.We held each other accountable, created our own little forum using google docs. It ended up being a really fun process. And I came up with a story that I was happy with in far less time than I normally take with these competitions.

I would love to read your script and see where you took things.
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hyenalickn--

That's an interesting point, whether a "real" deadline motivates faster work, or more careful work, or what.

lisafox--

I did a couple of "practice" 5p waiting for the second round announcements, just to get a feel for it. I've written short scripts before, but not on deadline, and they adapted existing material (old flash fiction of mine).

I like the idea of simulating a round in a group setting. 
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Originally posted by lisafox10800 lisafox10800 wrote:

Originally posted by hyenalickn hyenalickn wrote:

I didn't make it into the final round, but I participated and wrote a script to practice for next year and this year's SSC.

Once I found my idea, I got it all written in about two hours. But I also wasn't as invested as I would have been if I was actually competing. It was pretty relaxing, actually.

Hi! Glad you decided to write! I did the same thing with the Short Story Contest this year. I got knocked out in the first round (just missed - came in sixth when I needed to be fifth to advance - argh!) A group of us picked a random group number ahead of time and wrote to it - same word count, same deadline.We held each other accountable, created our own little forum using google docs. It ended up being a really fun process. And I came up with a story that I was happy with in far less time than I normally take with these competitions.

I would love to read your script and see where you took things.


That does sound like a lot of fun! Writing with others is always a pleasant experience. I was planning on posting the script I came up with on the forums as soon as the confirmation emails come in. But as I am not in this round, I'm just waiting for someone else to be the first and follow suit. I decided to do a fantasy story because I think that's what I'm best at. That open genre definitely helped a lot with the speed at which I could get it done (I spent a good amount of time researching my previous genres, spy and suspense, before I started writing those).

And Jeffrey, I got my script done, did maybe one quick edit, and then called it finished, so I was not careful with it at all. I'm still trying to figure out how a puffer fish impaled a heavy-duty scuba suit in my story. I mean, it is fantasy, not everything has to make sense, right? Eh, I'll go back and edit it down the road. Wink


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