Reasonable expectations during Multiple Participation Story

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Reasonable expectations during Multiple Participation Story

Post by Nostalgiascape » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:13 pm

Courtesy. If three people are contributing as best they can to combine their ideas to a work in progress, that's fun but not easy. Don't jump in to the story and write something blatantly stupid or disrespectful.

Example. Three members have been building a plot towards the ressurection of an evil man who is the key to a very dark future. But then someone comes in and writes,

"Then the man had to suddenly take a big dump and was scared cause there was no toilet paper"

Really?
Don't do that.
It's not funny it it won't gain you friendly points from this community. It may even get you in trouble.

No story breaking.
Story breaking is when you take the eb and flow of what has been established by all participants, and just completely take the story in a random and opposite direction. Some change is exciting. Total change kills it for everyone, essentially leaving the story broken..

Don't fight with your co-authors.

Writers are creative and often times very sensitive if their work is tainted in their mind. But what you have to remember is that this isn't simply your work, its a team effort. If there are creative differences, privately contact the person you have differences with and discuss it outside of the thread.

Any further concerns that arise will be addressed later.
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Re: Reasonable expectations during Multiple Participation S

Post by HalloweenCom » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:41 pm

All good advice. ;-)
Nostalgiascape wrote:Courtesy. If three people are contributing as best they can to combine their ideas to a work in progress, that's fun but not easy. Don't jump in to the story and write something blatantly stupid or disrespectful.

Example. Three members have been building a plot towards the ressurection of an evil man who is the key to a very dark future. But then someone comes in and writes,

"Then the man had to suddenly take a big dump and was scared cause there was no toilet paper"

Really?
Don't do that.
It's not funny it it won't gain you friendly points from this community. It may even get you in trouble.

No story breaking.
Story breaking is when you take the eb and flow of what has been established by all participants, and just completely take the story in a random and opposite direction. Some change is exciting. Total change kills it for everyone, essentially leaving the story broken..

Don't fight with your co-authors.

Writers are creative and often times very sensitive if their work is tainted in their mind. But what you have to remember is that this isn't simply your work, its a team effort. If there are creative differences, privately contact the person you have differences with and discuss it outside of the thread.

Any further concerns that arise will be addressed later.
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