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TSC Writing Event Ideas

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  • Member
    March 18

    I've been thinking a lot about this lately and I think that a writing event would be a great addition to The Story Corner. The event woulld be about writing a small 5 or so chapter story based on different themes like a story about the Reachmen or about a province, writen from a perspective of an explorer.

    My idea is to set a theme about the return of the Dwemer to Nirn or about creating a new colony in Akavir.

    Anyway, let me know what you think about it below. :)

  • Member
    March 18
    Could be interesting!
  • Member
    March 18

    It will attract a crowd. There aren't many writing events. This could help TSC grow bigger.

  • Member
    March 20

    The one massive problem the TSC faces is that events cause distraction for the members who are committed to writing their own stories. This doesn’t mean those writing large epic tales spanning countless hundreds of chapters or breaking the 500,000 word mark either. It also causes distractions just as equally for those who have either just started their stories or who are on their 5th or even their 20th chapter.

    The more an event restricts a writer’s scope then the more it stifles them. They lose choice which is a major factor in fiction writing. The more restrictive it becomes then the less response we will have from the members.

    Having any event in TSC which limits what a writer could do does affect the number of participants; also though we have the problem of the word count. Having members write five or so chapters is asking a hell of a lot for an event. Some members write around 1k of words a chapter while others write 10k. Either way it’s a big thing to pull a writer away from their own work.

    This is why I favor events which allow writers to work on their own projects as much as possible.

    Yes this makes me sound like a sour wolf here and for that I apologize.

    Here’s what I’ll do……

    I’ll leave the suggestion open here and see who would be interested. If enough of TSC’s members would be interested in taking part then we’ll look at the possibility of having an event on it.