The Urban Writing Thread

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by ShiftyBagLady, Jun 24, 2009.

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Are you in?

  1. Yes Shifty I'm positively brimming with creativity

    62.1%
  2. No Shifty I have enough to pretend to be doing

    18.2%
  3. Wotz ritin?

    18.2%
  4. ShiftyBagLady gives good poll

    21.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    So, who fancies it?
    Similar to the Urban Photography Thread: monthly theme, one entry per poster, word limit (not sure how many, what do you think?), the poster voted as winner gets to choose next month's theme.
    July starts soon, i people are interested we can start it then.
    Sign up here :)
     
  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    might as well :p
     
  3. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

  4. isitme

    isitme Banned Banned

    i'll give it a shot :cool:
     
  5. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

  6. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    worth a punt.

    Shall we say 1500 words or less?

    It's enough room to be creative but not enough to go off on one.
     
  7. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    Just posted up into a thread as normal? What does a 1500 word post look like :confused:

    Reckon maybe poems etc should be seperate from short stories and the like, if they're all lumped together something tells me the poems are more likely to win as people won't be arsed to read the longer stuff... Or maybe I'm being too cynical.
     
  8. TheDave

    TheDave A man of constant sorrow

    Sounds like a good idea. 1500 words sounds reasonable enough.
     
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    type written, 1500 is about two pages of A4 iirc
     
  10. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    yes but some people don't like poetry and it's a good exercise to compare poetry with prose....

    yep, i was only going to submit poems :oops:

    i don't know what a 1500 word post looks like, let me go ask mrs quoad :p
     
  11. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    At size 12 font on a piece of A4 it is yeh (approx). But on the boards, tis gonna make for a long thread :)
     
  12. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    Would it be so hard to seprate the two, an award a 'poetry' and a 'prose' prize each time round or whatever?

    E2a - It doesn't bode well that really want to select the 'wotz ritin' option :D
     
  13. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    *shrugs*

    s'all good. Remember it's 15000 or less. I don't imagine everyone is going to seek to fill meet the word limit of 1500 religiously.
     
  14. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    is there somewhere else online we could stick it and link to it from here then?
     
  15. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    Maybe set up a blog especially for it?

    Ed would probably appreciate that.
     
  16. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    I really see no need tbh.
     
  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    ah, bandwith issues. Hadn't considered that:oops:
     
  18. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    well you're not getting any votes fom me as you didnt select the good gives poll option :mad:

    i'm not opposed to seperate awards
     
  19. Madusa

    Madusa Baller

    i think it would be better if you could enter stuff anonymously...and then leave it up to the authors to reveal themselves...
     
  20. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    I spluttered at that, fucked if I or anyone is gonna churn out 15k o' words!

    ;)
     
  21. ShiftyBagLady

    ShiftyBagLady Thinks she is a flower to be looked at

    that's a good idea mads, i've always wanted a pseudonym :cool:
     
  22. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    The Peoples Writing Group needs some decisions making. I have tabled the 1500 word limit which people seem happy with.

    now. Seperating prose from poetry. I see no need, but the Collective can decide.

    Seperate blog: is this necessary and desirable?

    Shifty, you have the floor.
     
  23. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    Ahem! I take it I can count on your vote ;) :D

    Thats what I was thinkin you see, that very soon the thread would be huge and may rinse bandwidth... See what the Mods from on high think.

    Separate awards and anonymous entries, I don't have a problem with both.

    In fact anonymous entries may be a great idea, cancel out any nepotism :)
     
  24. Madusa

    Madusa Baller

    a nom de plume! Count me in if you do it like that...not that im ashamed of my musings of course! :oops:;)
     
  25. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    Another good reason to set up a blog :)

    I'll do it if people want.
     
  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    At this point I would like to state that The Peoples Writing Group will see no nom de plumage from me because I am well arrogant.
     
  27. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...


    I propose all decisions be seen as being under a trial period for the initial stages of the PWG. A beta test if you will.

    Well, generally in Literature poetry and prose are kept seperate for award purposes aren't they? To me they are very different mediums, as crazy as that might sound :hmm:
     
  28. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

  29. Madusa

    Madusa Baller

    We could do one for say, July... Upsidedownwalrus you reckon you could sort the blog thingy for then?

    Anyone got any ideas for the initial topic or am i getting ahead of myself here? :D
     
  30. DaRealSpoon

    DaRealSpoon Do not try and bend the spoon...

    All the more reason to make anonymity mandatory IMO, sort the wheat of talent from the chaff of arrogance ;) :D
     

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