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SWM Workshop 'Spring 2011' is ON!

13 Mar 2011 21:11 #22061 by lfan
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With a new re-launch comes a need to refresh things around here, including the Workshop naming convention. From now on, the SGI Workshop will be know as the SWM Workshop (SWMW) and be 'numbered' based on time. It's doubtful we'll have more than one a season, but that is what we'll be shooting for! So without further ado, we present the Spring 2011 SWMW Topic: 'New Beginnings'

To help usher in the new re-luanch and in keeping with that theme, we'll be taking submissions for the theme of 'New Beginnings', starring the ubergirl of your choice or creation. 'New Beginnings' could have several meanings such as an origin story (creation of a new ubergirl) or maybe a 'change of heart' for an existing ubergirl (superheroine to villainess or vice versa) or maybe a new change of scenery/lifestyle change (supergirl becomes a lesbian or moves to a new city). The topic is pretty flexible, so I'm HOPING that we'll have some good participation in this one from our existing authors as well as new, aspiring ones! Of course once the entries are submitted, we'll vote on the best and crown the winner for bragging rights.

And to help sweeten the pot, a little incentive is that SWM is gonna have one of our resident artists do a pinup of the winner's 'creation', we're still working on the details of this (who it will be) but that is the plan! So enter now and watch your creation come to life (at least in a pinup).

We'll take submissions over the next few months, with a deadline of May 31st (last day of Spring), so get your pencils/word processors out and start creating!

Who's in?

ElF
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14 Mar 2011 00:05 #22064 by Woodclaw
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I'm in, I have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to write, but I'll need some beta reader. If anyone is willing to help please PM me.

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15 Mar 2011 01:12 #22082 by jnw550
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Woot!

I'll see what I can cook up...

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15 Mar 2011 09:16 #22083 by jnw550
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The natural disaster in Japan, and the subsequent impact on the nuclear plants, have prompted an idea for the workshop.

Do you guys think it inappropriate to use the disaster has a point of origin?

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15 Mar 2011 10:08 #22085 by angels
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man, I don't know... it's a bit soon...

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15 Mar 2011 10:21 #22086 by ace191
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What do you mean "It's on!" I don't remember ever being "Served!"

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15 Mar 2011 12:32 #22089 by oogber
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I will try to come up with something

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15 Mar 2011 15:06 #22091 by Woodclaw
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jnw550 wrote: The natural disaster in Japan, and the subsequent impact on the nuclear plants, have prompted an idea for the workshop.

Do you guys think it inappropriate to use the disaster has a point of origin?


I usually don't mind too much - after all one of the point of fiction is exploring other possibilities - but other people might be offended. In the end is up to you, just remember that this isn't without precedents.

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15 Mar 2011 21:41 #22096 by jnw550
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Thanks for the comments.

The premise would be something good coming from such tragedy.

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15 Mar 2011 22:59 #22101 by JKIJ
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I'm in. I pretty much know what I want to write, now I just need to get on with writing it.

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16 Mar 2011 02:16 #22104 by The Highlander
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jnw550 wrote: The natural disaster in Japan, and the subsequent impact on the nuclear plants, have prompted an idea for the workshop.

Do you guys think it inappropriate to use the disaster has a point of origin?


It might be possible to do a workshop based on natural disasters, but it would need to be done very carefully. A relatively small scale story about a superwoman assisting in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami might work if it was done well and respectfully. On the other hand, I think that any story that featured a superwoman CAUSING this sort of disaster would be extremely inappropriate and in very bad taste.

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16 Mar 2011 08:34 #22113 by YAGS
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I doubt if I'll join in, but maybe I'll change my mind in a few weeks or something. I just haven't been in the writing mood lately, and none of the stories I've started and have been meaning to get back to really fit the theme.

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17 Mar 2011 02:28 #22123 by sgfan05
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I'll probably give a try at this.

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17 Mar 2011 04:05 #22125 by supian
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Let's put the boot on the other foot here. Can you imagine writing and submitting a story about a superwoman on 9/11? Think on that.

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17 Mar 2011 07:24 #22129 by jnw550
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I'm going a different direction now, since it seems an unpopular choice. However, to answer your question, yes I could. I am an American soldier and was serving active duty at the time in Germany. I remember the day clearly. It would depend on the context of the story. If something good arose from tragedy, then I feel that it could actually be a positive thing.

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17 Mar 2011 09:32 #22136 by bionicskillz
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Am I considered a resident artist here? I'd love to do a pin-up.

As for the Japan tragedy I don't think any of us on this board are the insensitive type and mean well and you should be able to write what you want. My opinion, though - I don't like to use present day tragedy as inspiration for something like we all do here.

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17 Mar 2011 21:15 #22153 by lfan
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BionicSkillz wrote: Am I considered a resident artist here? I'd love to do a pin-up.

As for the Japan tragedy I don't think any of us on this board are the insensitive type and mean well and you should be able to write what you want. My opinion, though - I don't like to use present day tragedy as inspiration for something like we all do here.


You ARE a resident artist here and I'd love for you to do a pinup. PM or email me and we'll talk....

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17 Mar 2011 21:42 #22155 by inactive
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I am hoping to contribute. I have an idea. I just need to find the time and energy to write it.

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17 Mar 2011 23:09 - 17 Mar 2011 23:10 #22156 by jnw550
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Bionic: I completely respect that.

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20 Mar 2011 05:46 #22222 by jnw550
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Gonna need a proofreader for this one. PM me if you'd be willing.

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