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  1. TechnicolorStreptoccocus
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    New idea! Anyone want in??

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by TechnicolorStreptoccocus, Aug 19, 2013.

    Hey guys!! Today I thought of an amazing idea, and I was wondering if any of you think its good. If so, just post a reply to this thread and let me know. I was thinking that us, as a forum, could write a novel together. It would just be something, where if you think of a part to the story you would like to add then you could write it and put it in the thread. I think the best way to do this would be in an unconventional manner, such as instead of having a book with a typical plot line that runs from point A to point B, we could have it more of a collection of stories, all tied together by one common factor. Kind of like a TV show series. The book is the series, ans each different part that someone writes is an episode. Some ideas for what the book will be about (that I have thought of) include a man's funeral, where each part is written from the perspective of a different person at the funeral. Each part can tell a story that was shared between the dead man and the narrator. Or a time traveler, and each story tells of a different place and time, sort of like Doctor Who. Also, we could do a man who is being studied by scientist, and the scientists are studying the effects of dreams within a single night. And each part is a new dream that someone could write about. If you like the idea, like I said post a reply bellow. And if enough people like the idea, I'll post a thread to figure out what the overlying story line will be. Thanks for reading!
    -TechnicolorStreptoccocus
     
  2. Cogito
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    It's been tried before, naby times. It makes an amusing word game, n0thing more.
     
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    I'll play. Even if it is an amusing word game, I'm down with amusing word games :)
     
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    Ide give it a shot too. Sounds like it could be fun. Really like the dream Idea.
     
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    It does sound like fun. I'd like to join as well.
     
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    I'll bite, though I've tried it before and it failed miserably. Most people's style of writing is too different for such a collaboration to work, which is why you won't see many collaborative works outside non-fiction.
     
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    I'll give it a go.
     
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    I like novels, collaborations, word games, and have always had a tendency towards things that don't work out (that, not being a goal, just responding to another's post.)

    So yippity yippity yeah and why not?
     
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    Isn't that roleplaying is here?
     
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    This sounds like a good idea. I can foresee some real difficulties though, that need to be guarded against. It would be a pity if all we ended up with was a hotchpotch of different stories that contradicted each other.
     
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    Sure! I'd be happy to give it a shot.
     
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    This could work really well with the funeral idea. Each person writes in first person, that way the different writing styles make sense. I would totally try this out! Count me in.
     
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    WELL...if it ever hits the ground running, i'd like to sprint with it.
    I'm in.
     
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    Seems like a good idea. I'll start:

    "One day I was driving on the highway. I was on my way home from the Raffi concert. It was midnight and I was going 20 miles under the speed limit with my headlights off so I would be inconspicuous. The only light in my vehicle was the butt of my comically over-sized doobie. Amazingly, a cop pulled me over! When he asked me to roll down my window, I took a huge drag, held my breath for 10 minutes, then blew the smoke in his face so hard his hat was swept off! I then drove off and he didn't bother chasing me because I was the coolest person he'd ever met! Suddenly I remembered that Raffi had stopped touring and I woke from my dream, noticing a time traveler."
     

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