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Are there more authors who would like to start a second story?

Tue 18 Mar 2008, 04:00 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
Because I arbitrarily and capriciously capped the number of authors of Web of Deception at 14, I have already had at least one more volunteer, Keith Brooks, who is on a list for a second round.  Of course, there is no real requirement that the second round start after the first round ends, so are there others who would like to get in on the action, maybe even show up the authors of the first story with a bit of competitive serial story telling?  I didn't suspect we would get fourteen, let alone more than fourteen, but if you would like to get in on the action, post a response and let me know.

You don't need a blog of your own!  That's right, a number of different bloggers have volunteered to host chapters on their own sites, and I would be happy to do the same.

You don't have to be a great writer!  OK, it wouldn't hurt, but this is not a contest or an exam.  Be yourself and you will find your own muse.

You don't have to be a Notes/Domino guru!  Take a look at my first chapter.  See any overt geekiness?  Any Notes inner sanctum knowledge?  Nope.  Of course, if you want to add geekiness or Notes inner sanctum knowledge to your story, that is your business.  You are in charge.  You are in control.

You don't have to volunteer!  That's right, nobody is going to laugh because you didn't join in.  After all, somebody in this community should be getting some work done.  I just thought I'd better say that so that nobody feels any pressure.  Just do it if you think it would be fun.

Volunteers for the second round so far (in order we plan to write):


1) Graham Dodge (Published March 21, 2008: Albino Butterfly: Chapter 1 by Graham Dodge)
2) Keith Brooks (Working on his chapter, thinks maybe Monday or Tuesday - phrase is "only the good die young")
3) Alan Bell
4) John Lance
5) Sean Burgess
6) Jim Casale
7) Jeremy Hodge
8) John "Greyhawk68" Roling
9) Graham Tucker
10) Jens-Christian Fischer
11) Ray "LionKing" Bilyk
12) Mike McGarel
13) Ben Langhinrichs

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What has been said:


699.1. Graham Dodge
(03/18/2008 02:47 PM)

As a full-time Domino developer and a parttime writer with two unsold manuscripts moldering in the bottom drawer of my desk I'm happy to toss my keyboard into the ring.

A link to the first story would have been useful... where do I go from here?


699.2. jeremy hodge
(03/18/2008 02:54 PM)

Sure, throw me in on a chapter for round two ...


699.3. Jim Casale
(03/18/2008 03:31 PM)

Count me in. I need to sharpen my writing skills :-)


699.4. Keith Brooks
(03/18/2008 05:36 PM)

Serves me right for not reading postings for a few days. I missed out by the time I found out about it. Figured it might be fun and as I am always wanting to write more maybe this will cure me of it :-)

Now to get a title eh?


699.5. John Lance
(03/19/2008 08:45 AM)

As the current reigning champ of "most rejection letters ever issued for a manuscript" I feel I'm duty bound to participate, if only to make everyone else look good.

Oh, and if you're wondering who to blame for my arrival, it's all Mary Beth Raven's fault.


699.6. Ben Langhinrichs
(03/19/2008 08:48 AM)

John - Happy to have you. I'll send along the information so far via e-mail. We can always use a heavily rejected author.


699.7. Sean Burgess
(03/19/2008 10:19 AM)

You can add me to the list. Writing something other than normal blog stuff should be fun.


699.8. Graham Tucker
(03/20/2008 05:39 AM)

Please count me in as interested in contributing to book 2.