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The Community Novel Project (anyone's welcome!)

Posted Jul 30, '12 at 5:09pm

acmed

acmed

1,921 posts

Welcome ladies and gentleman, to the first annual community art project. You may be asking, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING GANTIC'S BEEN MAKING TONS OF PROJECTS LATELY.

You are right, but here's the thing. The projects here involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.

Our goal: To make a community novel requiring loads of helping hands.

Here are the jobs you can choose from

-Writer- This job requires you to write at least one chapter at a time for the book. You may choose this and another job from the list below.
-Illustrator- Drawing some scenes related to the chapter. They must be GOOD. Show us some of your work before signing up for this one.
-Plot Directors- These people will be the main people who plot out the main events in the story. Everyone will be able to suggest, but these people will have the last say and will contact the writers with their ideas.
-Specialist- This person will be the creator for any miscellaneous items needed in the story. Ex1: There's a band story, you write the songs. Ex2: Two pen pals write letters. You write the letters. Note: You may not get as much jobs as you want, maybe even none, so you may choose this, Writer, and another job
-Editor- Reads over the chapters for spelling and grammar, makes minor changes for misunderstandings.

Rules:

1. Writer's write one chapter at a time. You must state when you are writing. Simply say which chapter you call so nobody ends up writing it too.
2. Writer's may not write until the plot directors have a clear plot for you. You may make only minor changes and add anything you like, but stick the bare plot points.
3. Illustrators can either write black and white or color. Each drawing will be approved by a majority vote by every participant
4. Read the whole story before starting a new chapter. This is not a random make a story thread. It's a serious project

That's all.

So, let's start off by asking for who will participate and maybe get some suggestions for the beginning of our book.

 

Posted Jul 30, '12 at 6:00pm

acmed

acmed

1,921 posts

The projects here involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.

I meant:

The projects there involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.

Sorrys

 

Posted Jul 30, '12 at 8:00pm

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

601 posts

Well, if needed I can do all but Illustrator. I would like to see who also joins in and what they want to do before I make a definitive statement.

As for a start. I'm stumped.

 

Posted Jul 30, '12 at 8:43pm

zakyman

zakyman

1,588 posts

i'll tentatively join as an editor...i don't know how busy my schedule will be, but i should be able to edit a few things :D

 

Posted Jul 30, '12 at 9:00pm

acmed

acmed

1,921 posts

Okay. Sounds good.

@Brains, do you have any art that I can see? Just wanna preview.

@both, do either of you want to write?

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 3:05am

ChillzMaster

ChillzMaster

1,357 posts

Might as well throw my hat into the project.

I would prefer being a Writer, but my hand at illustration is somewhat experienced. I have a thread up in the forums, showing my work.

However my absolute real strength is in writing. My "Why I fear for Modern Warfare 3" post should speak for itself. Heck, I'll take the tentative first step and write our first chapter, granted a plot is given.

-Chillz

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 6:51am

MoonFairy

MoonFairy

3,221 posts

I can do all, but I'm not that great at the illustrating part. I can, it's just I doubt it would be the best. Just point me in which direction to go whenever you need me and I'll fill that position.

This reminds me of teh AG story that Tacky and I did. Oh, memories.

I'd prefer writer, but it seems like you might have an ample amount of them, so if by the time this thing launches, again, I can be whatever you need me to.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 7:47am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

601 posts

@Brains, do you have any art that I can see? Just wanna preview.

all but Illustrator.

I draw like a kindergartener. I can't really draw at all.

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 8:25am

Reton8

Reton8

2,623 posts

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You might want to add another job. Someone who keeps track of the story, the characters, places, etc. It's a common task on a lot of television shows and such.

This link explains what I'm talking about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_(writing)

 

Posted Jul 31, '12 at 8:42am

EnterOrion

EnterOrion

3,615 posts

Writer, plot director, and editor (oooh editor, I see this being a painful but extremely necessary job), all I can do.

Need me to write ten chapters? I can do it, no problem.

 
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