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2018 workshop no. 1

15 Jan 2018 01:57 #58137 by Dru1076
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So many great suggestions! It's gonna be hard to choose...

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15 Jan 2018 10:49 #58139 by SHTL
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A crime, arrogant, ex drugged and deliquent girl acquire casually super strength and invulnerability and start to use her incredible talents keeping to do criminal activities but at some very very very higher level ...

Super human teen girl, super strong and unbreakable, with very bad attitude :)
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15 Jan 2018 12:36 #58140 by njae
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"It's not easy being super - a ubergirl's powers cause trouble for her." From a freshly minted ubergirl having to learn to controll her powers to these pesky super senses being distracting at least to the typical woman of steel / man of kleenex dilemma there should be a lot of possibilities.

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15 Jan 2018 19:01 #58141 by DAB
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Oh, I like #stopturningheads,Tall Poppy Syndrome has always been a fun topic and feels very contemporary with how insulting IG comments can be. Plus lots of appraoches.

I'll throw in two hats.

Wrong Genre Savvy where the characters think they know what kind of Superwomen story they are in for, but find it a bit twisted compared to their expectations.

I'll push my power to the limit! where a Superwoman must push her abilities to new peaks and highs when facing a new, dangerous challenge.
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15 Jan 2018 19:09 - 15 Jan 2018 19:11 #58142 by shadar
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njae wrote: "It's not easy being super - a ubergirl's powers cause trouble for her." From a freshly minted ubergirl having to learn to controll her powers to these pesky super senses being distracting at least to the typical woman of steel / man of kleenex dilemma there should be a lot of possibilities.


The "woman of steel / man of kleenex dilemma" doesn't get a lot of attention in general these days because it, and the various ways to overcome it, tend to take us into erotica. Which is fine for me.

Super-erotica is a corner of our genre that can be very imaginative, but necessarily pushes boundaries and some people's comfort zones. It used to be a lot more common in the more expressive and tolerant 90's than it is now. I think the massive increase in visual erotica (porn) ruined the more nuanced and classier textual erotica that was the norm back in the pre-internet or early internet days. Back when even the grocery store Romance novels crossed into erotica.

Back then, the images were supposed to be entirely within the private boundaries one's own mind and not pumped across computer screens. I still think textual erotica has a place in literature, and thankfully, it's treated legally as literature and not porn in most of the world.

I suspect its decline is related to the general reduction in the consumption of the written word in favor of movies/videos/pictures, etc. They have their place, but thankfully, the core workshops of SWM are still built around the written word, which I think is wonderful.

But as many of our SWM avatars demonstrate, most of also like a sexy image or two, especially when its coupled tightly to our genre. But a good story still beats a good image, hands down.

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15 Jan 2018 19:51 #58143 by bach2990
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The older sister is taking over the familie business / company after her parents died in a tragedy situation. She want to be free, but she are force to be the owner. Plus she have take care of her sister / sisters, who are superheroine. The daily routine of business, news and familie drama.
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16 Jan 2018 20:06 #58153 by luchodemeyer
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bach2990 wrote: The older sister is taking over the familie business / company after her parents died in a tragedy situation. She want to be free, but she are force to be the owner. Plus she have take care of her sister / sisters, who are superheroine. The daily routine of business, news and familie drama.


Wow, I love the concept!
If you feel the courage to write this, I would be glad to read :)
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16 Jan 2018 21:30 - 16 Jan 2018 21:31 #58154 by bach2990
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luchodemeyer wrote: Wow, I love the concept! If you feel the courage to write this, I would be glad to read :)


I have some ideas, both good and bad. But I don't know where to begin the story and also to write the story. I love to read, write one is a another thing. It also why I put my idea here.
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17 Jan 2018 05:16 #58160 by grungykitten
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I would love to read about a girl who constantly uses her super powers, but doesn't recognize how super she is. Thanks to her powers, she goes through life meeting every challenge, winning every conflict and reaching every goal she sets for herself, with relative ease. But she chalks it all up to luck, or preparation, or her adversaries not really trying, or a myriad of other reasons. She thinks she's just like any other girl in her socioeconomic class, even though she routinely performs feats that no other human on earth could perform.

But slowly it begins to dawn on her that she isn't normal; she's vastly superior to everyone else. How does she react to that realization? What does she do? I'd love to find out.
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17 Jan 2018 06:17 #58161 by sidd1333
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grungykitten wrote: I would love to read about a girl who constantly uses her super powers, but doesn't recognize how super she is. Thanks to her powers, she goes through life meeting every challenge, winning every conflict and reaching every goal she sets for herself, with relative ease. But she chalks it all up to luck, or preparation, or her adversaries not really trying, or a myriad of other reasons. She thinks she's just like any other girl in her socioeconomic class, even though she routinely performs feats that no other human on earth could perform.

But slowly it begins to dawn on her that she isn't normal; she's vastly superior to everyone else. How does she react to that realization? What does she do? I'd love to find out.


I once had an idea similar in a way. "The Truman show". An innately superpowered girl lives in an artificial world set up by govt secret services. Their aim is to prevent her from realizing herself as superpowered. They "empower" the other dwellers of the town with hidden technological gadgets so she doesn't feel different. But one day...
There's some room for switching points of view, writing out coordinating radio broadcasts etc
Grungykitten, I think this is a possible case of what you suggest
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17 Jan 2018 13:48 #58164 by Monty
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sidd1333 wrote:

grungykitten wrote: I would love to read about a girl who constantly uses her super powers, but doesn't recognize how super she is. Thanks to her powers, she goes through life meeting every challenge, winning every conflict and reaching every goal she sets for herself, with relative ease. But she chalks it all up to luck, or preparation, or her adversaries not really trying, or a myriad of other reasons. She thinks she's just like any other girl in her socioeconomic class, even though she routinely performs feats that no other human on earth could perform.

But slowly it begins to dawn on her that she isn't normal; she's vastly superior to everyone else. How does she react to that realization? What does she do? I'd love to find out.


I once had an idea similar in a way. "The Truman show". An innately superpowered girl lives in an artificial world set up by govt secret services. Their aim is to prevent her from realizing herself as superpowered. They "empower" the other dwellers of the town with hidden technological gadgets so she doesn't feel different. But one day...
There's some room for switching points of view, writing out coordinating radio broadcasts etc
Grungykitten, I think this is a possible case of what you suggest


There are some really good ideas surfacing on this thread that, if not followed up by Dru for the workshop, could lead to some good stories. (No pressure Dru :P)
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17 Jan 2018 13:57 #58165 by conceptfan
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Monty wrote: There are some really good ideas surfacing on this thread that, if not followed up by Dru for the workshop, could lead to some good stories. (No pressure Dru :P)

I was thinking the same. Dru's got a big call to make with so many exciting ideas here. Would be a shame if the unsuccessful suggestions weren't picked up by someone at some point... Maybe after the workshop is sealed, the ideas not selected could be re-posted in the Story Requests/Suggestions topic?
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17 Jan 2018 14:38 #58167 by fats
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i have plans for the unused ideas, news on that will follow soon.

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17 Jan 2018 15:19 #58168 by Woodclaw
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conceptfan wrote:

Monty wrote: There are some really good ideas surfacing on this thread that, if not followed up by Dru for the workshop, could lead to some good stories. (No pressure Dru :P)

I was thinking the same. Dru's got a big call to make with so many exciting ideas here. Would be a shame if the unsuccessful suggestions weren't picked up by someone at some point... Maybe after the workshop is sealed, the ideas not selected could be re-posted in the Story Requests/Suggestions topic?


It's not like this will be the only 2018 workshop ;)

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17 Jan 2018 15:31 #58169 by conceptfan
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Woodclaw wrote: It's not like this will be the only 2018 workshop ;)

Of course. And that's great. But neither is it the case that there will be as many workshops this year as good ideas on this thread. Nor that there won't be further ideas proposed when those workshops are announced. Or that a future topic decider will pick one of the unused ideas suggested for this workshop... Which is why I'm intrigued by Fats' sinister-sounding "plans"...
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18 Jan 2018 00:14 #58172 by Kamelmann
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Big fan of the supervillain genre so that's of real interest to me.

But I have to say sidd1333's idea of a Truman show concept is really cool. To the point I've started to write a story for that scenario regardless of whether it's selected or not.
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18 Jan 2018 06:54 - 18 Jan 2018 07:19 #58175 by Monty
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Kamelmann wrote: Big fan of the supervillain genre so that's of real interest to me.

But I have to say sidd1333's idea of a Truman show concept is really cool. To the point I've started to write a story for that scenario regardless of whether it's selected or not.


This sounds really good. We have a little background on the concept, so we won't be thrown into the story. Go for it Kam!
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18 Jan 2018 17:45 #58186 by Sarge395
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Costume for the winner. Small or medium. You pay shipping.

If you've won before then to the runner up and on down the line.

Thank you.
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