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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments A carry over from the Who Wants to Write a Story thread...
So, Fantasy Noir? It'll be hard, but I think it could be pretty awesome. I'll post some parameters later. Yay!


message 2: by Jacek (new)

Jacek Slay *hesitantly raises a hand and speaks silently* Uhh. I suppose it's for the oldies, I mean the people who put their work into the 7 Sins part but if somehow not, I suppose I might be up for it? Or at least try to give a shot? I don't know?


message 3: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Honestly, we didn't end up with that many committed authors, so by all means, join in! The more the merrier.


message 4: by Katheryn (new)

Katheryn Avila (katheryn_avila) I'm up to giving it a shot. Sounds like fun :) I wish I'd have gotten in on the 7 deadly sins one sooner, so I'm glad there's another one!


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments Yes by all means! All are welcome.


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Benavidez | 1720 comments i won't promise anything, it's way out of my genre, but i'm willing to give it a try :) it's always fun to experiment


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments A link to the guidelines below. Please pm me if you have trouble with the link.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-...


message 8: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Finally! I swear I did not break GR.

Anyway...

I'm all over this fantasy noir/virtue stuff.

I found this wikipedia article with a handy dandy chart to better understand the virtues. Posting it in case it's helpful to others.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_vi...

If anyone needs help with Noir, I recommend looking up Frank Miller and Raymond Chandler, two of my personal favs.

Everything in the google drive looks good. One question, deadline? Or a rough idea of a deadline? It's good to have an idea at least.

Meanwhile, I'm all inspired, I'm going to try Temperance first, then go from there.


message 9: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments Let's plan to have all submissions posted by April 1st. This should give everyone plenty of time to write something - doesn't have to be polished. We do still have the first anthology to wrap up....if I could just focus on one project at a time...pft! lololol


message 10: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments Some good links here for noir language.
http://shadowlight9.blogspot.com/2010...


message 11: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Focus... on... one project.... I don't understand.


message 12: by ★Moonrise (new)

★Moonrise (moonrisebookblog) | 246 comments Awesome! Thanks, Sarah! :-)


message 13: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Okay, haha, wrote a rough draft of a very silly story. But at least I did a spell check lol Uploaded the story to the Temperance folder. I think. If I screwed that up, let me know.


message 14: by Jacek (new)

Jacek Slay That may be the lamest question ever (I'm good at lame questions, I hope I won't annoy you too soon :P) but... that word count, it seems terribly low so I assume it's just for the brief, not for the full story, right?
Also, in layman's terms - we're supposed to post some (more or less rough) drafts by April 1, then we can work further on them?
And, last but not least, what's the Rating/Flame Level? I mean, it's pretty much explained further in the guidelines but it's the first time ever I've seen those things. I might have seen the Rating thingy (if it's about PGs, Rs and so on) but I've never heard of Flame Level? And Google doesn't really want to help me on that one.


message 15: by Virginia (new)

Virginia Rand In the British rating system R means hardcore porn. :-P lol


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments Hey Jacek! To answer your questions:

The word count is the final word count. This is a short story anthology. Sometimes it is more of a challenge to deliver a good story in a small package.

Rating/Flame simply refers to the acceptable graphic nature of the content. It can be an R for violence, language, etc. Flame is specific to sexual content. A level of 3 is probably most comparable to like PG13. The guidelines are pretty clear on this point.

You can also refer to the Who Wants to Write a Story thread for more info on how the first anthology progressed.

Don't forget to pm me if you want to participate.

Hope that helped!


message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments Lily...there are no words...<3


message 18: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) I warned you lol


message 19: by Renee E (new)

Renee E | 395 comments Lily wrote: "Okay, haha, wrote a rough draft of a very silly story. But at least I did a spell check lol Uploaded the story to the Temperance folder. I think. If I screwed that up, let me know."

And, dumb question . . . where is this Temperance Folder?


message 20: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Renee, it's on a google drive, ask Sarah to send you an invite if you're interested in joining the fun.


message 21: by Renee E (new)

Renee E | 395 comments Okay. I'd like to read what you've written for it. I'm not getting much of a feel from the info links, really. The language one strikes me a lot like a book I've tried to read several times, supposed to be a classic, "Silverlock."


message 22: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) I understand that. To be honest, I didn't do any research or read any links. I happen to be well-read with Frank Miller and Raymond Chandler, and I hope that paid off.

Noir, in general, is a genre that's more so defined by overall feel. It just feels like Noir. Combine that with Fantasy, and I ended up writing the silliest story lol.


message 23: by Renee E (last edited Jan 20, 2015 08:09AM) (new)

Renee E | 395 comments A friend of mine writes wonderful Noir PI stories but I'm having hurdles transposing that onto fantasy, lol.

On the other hand, there's an urban fantasy I read, years ago, ("Too Long a Sacrifice" by MIldred Downy Broxon) that seemed very dark, very Noir, very serious, without the stylistic and linguistic cues I'd typically think of, more like this describes: http://annelyle.com/blog/2011/01/05/f... . . . Confusing, no(ir)?


message 24: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Heh, I'll post an excerpt of what I wrote, the first two paragraphs. Warning, it is silly :D

"There's only two kinds of folks in Candy Land – the haves and the have-nots. I'm an exception. I live in the shadow of black licorice and dark chocolate bunnies that no one eats except for the ears. And by that I mean, I'm a hired fez dispenser gun.

My name's Dick Shepard. No, I'm not kidding. Some kids get all the lucky breaks in this sugar-coated world. I was not one of them."


message 25: by Renee E (last edited Jan 20, 2015 08:15AM) (new)

Renee E | 395 comments That's a promising start!

Now, what's a "fez dispenser?" Is that where those hats come from? :D

Or an autocorrect?


message 26: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Oops, pez dispenser. Well, I did say rough draft. Okay, one correction to be made so far.


message 27: by Renee E (new)

Renee E | 395 comments The visual I had was great, lol. It even fit with the Noir sort of theme. Ever see the old cartoon Secret Squirrel? With his fez wearing sidekick, Morocco Mole?


message 28: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Wow, it's been ages! Totally forgot about that squirrel lol Maybe I should edit to "pez fez," just for fun.


message 29: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Argh! I can't figure out how to edit from google drive. I keep getting blank pages. And creating blank pages. That can't seem to delete. I'm just making a big mess so I'll leave it alone and await intructions...


message 30: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments Sounds like even more difficult than the horror/romance stories but at least this time I've seen the thread early.

Lily, I highly doubt my love of Frank Miller will help me out as much as it did you but a girl can hope haha.

pm'ing sarah now buh-bye.


message 31: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Rachel, go for it!


message 32: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 1398 comments Mod
I seriously don't get this. We wait for Sarah to come back so we can tie up ends with the Sins work and instead another work is being talked about? :/


message 33: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Short attention span.


message 34: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Roberts | 616 comments I am an excellent multi-tasker when time permits. Oh ye of little faith. Trust that ends are being tied presently.
Well not literally presently because I'm driving....which should serve as proof of my multi-tasking abilities! lol


message 35: by Michael (new)

Michael Benavidez | 1720 comments I choose to see this new project as a way of moving forward with this current one lol. we wouldn't move so much forward if things weren't getting closer to finishing, maybe lol


message 36: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 1398 comments Mod
As long as it doesn't take away from the current task at hand then alright :)


message 37: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments having trouble deciding between charity and humility...gosh darnit i may just have to take a stab at both.


message 38: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) I defiitely plan on writing more virtues. I find this whole Fantasy Noir thing very inspiring. I'm exploring Diligance now.


message 39: by Jacek (new)

Jacek Slay I'm working on Chastity but not gonna lie, I plan on writing a story (or at least giving it a shot) on every single virtue.


message 40: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) By all means!


message 41: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments I like Dilligence, it's going to be a good one. Last time I had one late entry so I think i'll have fun with this round because there'll be more to explore.

very excite!


message 42: by ★Moonrise (new)

★Moonrise (moonrisebookblog) | 246 comments I'm working on patience, both in a story and in real life. Lol. Will try to submit in other categories, too. Very fun!


message 43: by Michael (new)

Michael Benavidez | 1720 comments I think I'll give charity a try and maybe kindness


message 44: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments ★Moonrise wrote: "I'm working on patience, both in a story and in real life. Lol. Will try to submit in other categories, too. Very fun!"

lol aren't we all


message 45: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) And therefore, the reason I can never try to write Patience...


message 46: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments however singing "Patience" on a Wednesday night at the golden lotus after some mai tais...now that's where i'm king.


message 47: by Lily (new)

Lily Vagabond (lilyauthor) Rachel, I think you just wrote a Fantasy Noir story.


message 48: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments nailed it!


message 49: by Justin (new)

Justin (justinbienvenue) | 1398 comments Mod
I had no idea there were 7 virtues... :(


message 50: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Mars (goodreadscomrachel_mars) | 210 comments scifi western of the 7 dwarfs next?


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