Synergy: When two things put together is greater than they are separate.
Ugh, keep your trunk to yourself Dumbo. I swear these elephants, man.
Writing is usually a solo gig. I thought it would be cool if it wasn't. Yes, it's that writing chain idea that I keep pushing again, where one person starts a story and another person finishes it. Though, this is more like a tag-team author tournament, because each pair will not only write one section of the story but two. So the format will look something like this:
Author A: first 500-1000words.
Author B: second -//-
Author A: third -//-
Author B: last -//-
So the complete story will be between 2000-4000 words. It should be a short, standalone story with a beginning and end.
So yeah, this isn't really a tournament or cup as much as a competition between author teams.
How do you win? Well, I asked Glimglam to be the judge and jury and executioner. So if you appeal to his subjective whims, you win. So most of it is up to him but I have some guidelines for him to follow when it comes to rating these stories:
How well do the writers set up each other with their texts? How well do the writers use what has been written in previous sections for their sections?
>Clear Beginning and End
Use your own definition GG.
>Format not Style
By format, I mean that if one member of the team writers in third-person, then the other shouldn't write in green text. However, completely different styles in everything else are totally fine. Individual styles are encouraged.
*>Tangential related to the premise
Below there will be a premise that all teams will share. This premise is only there to help have a starting point for people but also because I think it's interesting to see different interpretations of a concept. Really, just a tangential reference somewhere in the story to the premise is enough.
The rest is up to you and you have the liberty to interpret things these green bullet points in a way that makes sense to you (In other words it's the death of the author for me and I can't come later and tell you that you're interpreting things wrong so don't worry; you'll be great).
So instead of having to explain what this premise is for again, look at the ">" with an "*" before it for context. Here's the premise for the competition:
<Princess Celestia has ordered for the transportation of the Seventh Scroll of Temper from Canterlot castle to the Obsidioness' temple located in Jagged Bay, a tropical equestrian colony. Obsidioness is a sphinx and an old friend of the Princess. Celestia gave this quest to her most trusted Paladin Anonymous. But what they don't, is that there's been a leakage...
So that's about it. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask them. I don't even mind repeating myself.
There is no deadline for this yet I wanna see how many people are interested so please post in the thread if you are.
I think we should make it so that you team up with whoever is posted after you in the thread but I won't stop anyone from teaming up with whoever they want to team up with. The point isn't so much who you are teamed up with, even if you share the score as a team, but that you do your best to set somebody up and/or use what has already been done to write something cool.
GG will rate you by giving you a pony so if you're great and powerful, you'll reasonably get Trixie. If your story is 'unique', you'll probably get Twist. GG picks the ponies and tells you why.
Also, don't talk amongst each other about what you're creating before the event is done, especially with your partner. The idea is that you're supposed to take over from somebody else not that you should plan a story together.
If you want to team up with me, say that below and I'll join the first one that says so.
I hope this will become fun and I'm open to criticism and feedback.
When your main pic has a tenuous connection to the thread but you use it anyway because it looks so well-drawn. Also, inb4 why Sunset shimmer pic? Why Sunset Shimmer pic?