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As the title says, it’s the New Year and for all of you that means asking you one thing; what do you want out of Story-Corner?

We're currently working on the odd one or two things to make this group a tad more active, but we'd certainly like your input too.

So please feel free to comment below anything you think that would make this group a bit better for you; contests/ better critiquing- whatever takes your fancy.
Also if you feel unable to comment for fear of ridicule or such- then note us; we're always happy to hear from you all :)


Yours
ShadowsOfAVorlon - Founder of Story-Corner
And TsukikoCyberGoth - Co-founder of Story-Corner
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Raqonteur Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I assume what we are all looking for in an active group is... well activity :P

Whilst I hold with my comment about contests, the thing about contests is that they can become more about the prizes that the contest itself.

Having come back to this and reading it again after receiving comment from the group organisers I've had a couple of more thoughts;

What about a regular theme; it could be monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, etc. Just a little something to provide inspiration when we hit a block in our ongoing works. The thing about a theme is that it can be for anything, prose, poetry, articles, screenplays, whatever.

I was thinking about an Art Jam for writers, but thats basically the same thing when I thought writing is art but a picture paints a thousand words.
I'm sure many of the writers her also dabble in drawing whether traditional or digital, or photograpy or photo manipulation. Why not use those to bring more accessibilty to written works on here. Another person's vision of your characters might provide further inspiration or let you correct your descriptions (I don't know about you but I've been guilty of not always giving enough information as I know but i don't always remember the reader doesn't :P)

You could also tie this to a contest run in conjuction with an art group. Let them draw what we write, and in return we could write what they have drawn. Of course in both cases it would have to be from a short list of pieces.

Ok I'd better shut up now as I'm living up to my moniker :P and going on a bit
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Jan 24, 2013  Student Writer
In talking about inspiration- you and Napoleon have given me a GREAT idea for the next contest; thank you loads!
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teambrownie1 Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
always gotta be more contests.
I'm also thinking of a 'pass it on' project.
This is where the project leader comes up with a prompt and then sends it off to a member of the group. The recipient sends off the newly edited piece to another member. We do this ten times, and we have a short story.
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
Hmmm interesting idea- me and the co-founder will consider it
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ThePenVsTheSword Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
Eh, I can't think of anything.
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
Likewise :/
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ThePenVsTheSword Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
Oh well
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Raqonteur Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally I'm always in favour of more contests. i find contests are an excellent source of inspiration when you find yourself at one of those staring at a blank piece of paper/screen moments.

Some of the best short stories I've written have come about this way, even if, in the end some weren't actually elligible for one reason and another.
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ShadowsOfAVorlon Jan 23, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for that, me and the co-founder are trying to think what types we can come up with
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