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Monday, February 05, 2007

New Collaborative Writing Project at

Thought you might be interested to hear about an exciting new writing project at my forum. It was proposed by 'jeanette', a relatively new member of the forum. Here's the start of her post:
Recently while shooting the breeze with some other members, I came up with an idea which won't leave me alone. My working title is "the Station".

Every writer has stories that they've started but not finished, for whatever reason: lack of time, lost interest, or maybe they simply got stuck with how to move the plot forward. The stories languish at the bottom of drawers or in forgotten Word files, their characters caught in a timeless limbo.

Now imagine all those characters, all in one place, a giant Grand Central Station, stuck there unable to move on until their writers pick up their pens once more. And the place will be HUGE. (imagine the millions of abandoned stories!)

They will come from all genres: there will be starship captains and spies, romantic heroines and pimply teenagers. Some of them will be sitting in the pub complaining about their lazy writers, some might be in the newsagent, thumbing enviously through bestsellers. Others will be sitting quietly on the platform, waiting for a train that never comes.

I think this idea has masses of potential, and here's the challenge: write a story based round The Station. Let your imagination run wild! I've seen lots of talent on this site, and know there are some wonderful stories out there, just waiting to be written.

Jeanette's idea has captured members' imagination, and already there is talk of an anthology of the best contributions. If you'd like to find out more, the original post can be viewed here. There is also a new topic where further stories for the project can be posted called Station Shorts.

Of course, you'll need to be a member of before you can join in, but if you aren't already a member, it's quick and easy (and free) to join. If you need a helping hand, however, please visit and read the article 'My Blog and Forum'. See you there!

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