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One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:03 pm

How many here would be interested in participating in bi-weekly one-hour flash challenges. These would be scheduled for a certain time every other week and prompted. There would be no prizes, just e-glory. The bi-weekly "winner" would host the next (i.e. choose the prompt).

And it would be encouraged that everyone write outside the horror genre. Dark would be okay, of course, but blood and guts and gore would be discouraged.

I've offered up our forum to Sass and Sinsational over at the WBBS, which was going to close but is now remaining open for another year. But the offer remains. I always enjoyed participating and it'd be great to have a couple people dedicated to hosting something like that here.

So would you guys be interested?


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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Shiney on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:27 pm

I always enjoyed them as well....Hey, remember that time I offended everyone with my picture prompt? rockon

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:45 pm

Shiney wrote:I always enjoyed them as well....Hey, remember that time I offended everyone with my picture prompt? rockon
Yeah, we'll have to avoid stuff like that. Haha.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by BobEccles on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:03 pm

Sounds like fun.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kmzone on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:05 pm

This might just be the kick-in-the-pen that I have been looking for...

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:16 pm

kmcelhinny wrote:This might just be the kick-in-the-pen that I have been looking for...
It's a lot of fun, actually. Like I wrote on Facebook:

It's an interesting way to write a story. Stressful, too. I've done a few over the years and have produced some pretty solid flash pieces that needed very little follow-up editing. It's pretty exhilarating when you finish a story in under a...n hour and you're sweating, your hands are shaking, eyes are twitching. Haha. It's like a good workout.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kmzone on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:25 pm

well, then...sign me up! I love a good workout! (and yes I saw that on FB as well Razz)

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Tall Tyrion on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:48 pm

I think I do better with these than with the contests where there is more time.

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Post by davisac1 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:53 pm

Depends on the hour, of course.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:55 pm

kmcelhinny wrote:well, then...sign me up! I love a good workout! (and yes I saw that on FB as well Razz)
When the time comes, there will be an announcement. It'll be scheduled, like every other Saturday at 8 PM or something.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by shadowflame1974 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:37 pm

Could it be arranged to have some sort of timer? I know on SMYL we have 90 minutes to write but the direction is literary. It happens weekly.
I'd love to participate, but sometimes my weeks get hectic and I just can't be sure that I'm somewhere at a certain time. (why I suggested a timer)

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:42 pm

shadowflame1974 wrote:Could it be arranged to have some sort of timer? I know on SMYL we have 90 minutes to write but the direction is literary. It happens weekly.
I'd love to participate, but sometimes my weeks get hectic and I just can't be sure that I'm somewhere at a certain time. (why I suggested a timer)
A timer would be excellent, but without a programmer, I have no idea how we'd do it.


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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by shadowflame1974 on Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:46 pm

I'll ask over at SMYL It's probably pretty simple (if you know what you are doing)

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by dgrintalis on Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:28 pm

It sounds like fun, schedule permitting, of course.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:18 am

Well, seems like a winner. =)

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Argentus on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:02 pm

As the others have stated, schedule permitting, I would love to participate.

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kenwood on Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:06 am

I have updated with the poll. What day would be best for those interested in participating?

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I remember! ;-)

Post by Suann on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:42 am

Shiney wrote:I always enjoyed them as well....Hey, remember that time I offended everyone with my picture prompt? rockon

Just for the record - I wasn't offended so much as I was just plain squeamish! Wink and, as I recall, some really good stories came out of that one.

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Post by Suann on Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:44 am

Tall Tyrion wrote:I think I do better with these than with the contests where there is more time.

I agree totally! I overthink things when I have more time. A one-hour challenge forces me to focus and just write and get the story down. Fun!

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Kuro on Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:31 am

I would be very interested Very Happy

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Suann on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:28 pm

Yay! The more the merrier!!

Let's do this!! rockon

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Mercedes on Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:35 pm

A one-hour challenge forces me to focus and just write and get the story down.

Yes! This! It forces me to block out distractions and just write. My 1 hour stories are often fleshed out later and sold. Hooray!

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by jguzman on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:33 am

I threw a vote in for Saturdays too... the roller derby games are usually repeats anyway. Laughing

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Re: One-Hour Flash Challenge

Post by Suann on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:03 pm

jguzman wrote:I threw a vote in for Saturdays too... the roller derby games are usually repeats anyway. Laughing

Let's not forget...."and writing is so much more fun!" Laughing

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Post by Mercedes on Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:28 pm

What are you talking about? Roller derby rocks! Very Happy

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