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Week One Scene posted 09 Jul 2004, 14:07 by Replay, Auditor

Let's start of with the scene i mentioned as an example in the other post: A man in a graveyard. Or to be more specific, a man visiting his wifes grave. Now it can either be the funeral of his wife, or perhaps he is visiting it a few years after she has passed away, either is fine. The thing to focus on for this scene is the man's internal dialogue and how he feels being there, and whilst you could also throw in a twist to the scene, it is not all that important. Rules: - Try and keep the scene to about two pages in Word (or whatever program you prefer) using a size 12 font. If you go over by a page it's not that big a deal, just don't go to far over. Remeber that others don't really want to spend a lot of time reading your work and critiquing it. - When submitting, start a new topic entitled "Week One: Name's submission". Copy and paste (and tidy up) your text into the post so noone has to download anything. - For formating, keep a space between paragraphs as I do not think these forums allow the tabbed spacing usually used. - You may add a small note at the top of your submission explaining what you were trying to achieve, or perhaps even to say it is copywrited if you feel inclined to do so. - When critiquing, add your replys to the submitted thread as we don't want lots of them all over the place. - Critquing can be divided into catorgories such as prose, scene building, description, characterization, tone, corrections, or any other. There is no need to use them all though if you do not want to. - If you sumbit a scene, you have to critque at least one of the other members scenes. It's only fair. - The dealine for submissions is next Friday (though may extend to the weekend). Once a piece is submitted though, anyone can begin their critque, even if they have not submitted one themselves. If anyone has any other suggestions for rules, be sure to mention them. view post

posted 11 Jul 2004, 00:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I would emphasize the importance of being on time with submissions, to my mind. No one wants to have old one's trailing in. Please respect the deadline; no one will think less of you if you miss a week. view post

posted 15 Jul 2004, 21:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

I have a question about deadlines. Is it friday or sunday? Let's just settle on one. Personally, I think it should be sunday, with new submissions for the next week starting of saturday, so there is a slight overlap. view post

posted 15 Jul 2004, 21:07 by Replay, Auditor

Sunday sounds fine. view post

posted 16 Jul 2004, 02:07 by Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Candidate

I agree, seems good to have a weekend at the beginning and a weekend at the end. I assume we don't need deadlines for critiques? However it seems like moving on from critiquing a particular week's posts within a week after the deadline would be a good guideline. Gurgeh view post

posted 16 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

Seems to me we could critique so long as someone is doing a critique (if that made sense). New members may have something to add to an old post. view post

posted 16 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Candidate

Agreed...and an author can bump an old piece up if they want more specific comments on a certain thing, etc. I just meant it would be good to make sure everyone gets some feedback within a reasonable period. Gurgeh view post

posted 19 Jul 2004, 02:07 by Sovin Nai, Site Administrator

No problem. What do you mean by bump up? view post

posted 19 Jul 2004, 03:07 by Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Candidate

I just meant that as more topics get posted and old things get pushed down the list, someone can bring one of their old scenes to people's attention by posting a reply to it so it pops back to the top of the list. view post


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