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Mesg #90698 "Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author zette     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Fri Apr-13-12 07:37 PM
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May is the month for one of the site's most popular challenges. Don't let the title fool you! When Holly Lisle began the dare, years ago, she imagined writing a short story every day, but soon realized that would not be easy for many people. We have kept the name, but the actual number of stories varies:


  1. Beginner Level: 5 stories ('My life is killing me already!' level)

  2. Apprentice Level: 10 stories ('I have a life' level)

  3. Journeyman Level: 15 stories ('I don't have much of a life' level)

  4. Master Level: 20 stories ('I have no life' level)

  5. Insane Level: 31 stories -- The real story a day! ('I have a time machine and know how to use it' level)



The forum for the challenge will open on May 1 and will have the usual list of story generators for those who care to use them. However, this year you can write anything you like and not use the generators at all. This means if you have some short story ideas in mind already, jot them down and get them ready. Like NaNo, you can do any amount of pre-work you like, as long as you don't actually begin the short stories themselves.

So prepare for it! There isn't too much longer before we begin!

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Mesg #90702 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author Dreamerscove     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat Apr-14-12 03:00 PM
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As anyone in chat knows, I'm SO doing this. 16 story ideas and rising. I'm not sure if I'll be able to write them all in May, but I would sure like to try!

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Mesg #90704 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author KatsInCommand     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Sat Apr-14-12 03:21 PM
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In case there was any doubt regarding the matter, I'm joining in as well.

Can't wait til the fun begins!

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Mesg #90705 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author jhmcmullen     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat Apr-14-12 05:29 PM
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Yay!

Story a Day!

What a great May!

Last year life said nay, but it's my year, I say!

(Wait, rhyme doesn't pay, but it's April's way...)

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Mesg #90707 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author AnnMcLain     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Mon Apr-16-12 05:41 PM
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I'm in and will try for 10. I am going to try and get my ideas down early. I've failed at too mainly challenges lately and am really hoping I'll follow through on this one.

  

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Mesg #90714 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author Dreamerscove     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Tue Apr-17-12 09:49 AM
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Very cute rhyme!

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Mesg #90715 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author Dreamerscove     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Tue Apr-17-12 09:50 AM
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Good luck on the challenge!

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Mesg #90740 "RE: May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge - Connie"
Author ConnieCockrell     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sat Apr-21-12 11:36 PM
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I'm in for the baby steps, 5 stories. WTH, I can at least give it a try.

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Mesg #90741 "RE: May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge - Connie"
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Date Sun Apr-22-12 08:57 AM
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That's the spirit!

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Mesg #90742 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author Zippy     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Apr-22-12 04:27 PM
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I'm going to try for five. May will be a busy month, but I do have some vacation in there.

  

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Mesg #90753 "RE: May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge - Connie"
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Date Mon Apr-23-12 09:09 PM
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Go Connie! Join the fun and madness!

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Mesg #90766 "Stories outlined - Connie"
Author ConnieCockrell     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Mon Apr-30-12 04:55 PM
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OK, now have 5 stories planned and outlined. I guess I'm ready

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Mesg #90768 "RE: Coming soon -- May's Story-A-Day (SAD) Challenge"
Author jameskearl     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Mon Apr-30-12 11:13 PM
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Count me in. I'll be winging it, just like the last two Mays. Aiming for 10 stories again.

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Mesg #90770 "Challenge has started! (Link)"
Author Dreamerscove     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Tue May-01-12 01:40 PM
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Today is May 1st! Time to start rounding up those short stories and get them down on paper.

Here is the link to the May challenge board: http://fmwriters.com/community/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=624

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