FAUSTY WROTE A STORY ABOUT ME!!
Faustie only gotta check the story length^^'
Still waiting for a confirmation if I get a badge or not
Prolly won't participate this time, not sure if I could come up with a good story
Last edited by niichan; October 23, 2013 at 04:22 PM.
Oh, yes, yes, niichan has two wins on Ava/Signature Sets n_n
Last edited by nanaDmari; October 23, 2013 at 08:26 PM.
I was wondering, maybe a word count next time would be more viable? Because dialogues one word or ten take up one line regardless ^^;
Or has that been considered and rejected for a reason before?
Maybe we can follow this guideline:
Yeah, we can use that^^ (the word count option). We decided on a length limit so the story would be indeed short and people would read it, and I thought that a line count would be a simpler to do it. I'll check that 20.000 criterion and then we can go with something along that in the next contest.
Ah I thought so. Well this is going to be a bit complicated and an opinion from a total amateur but how about something like:
- Cutting down to max ~40 lines, but
- If there were lines part of a sentence from a previous line that only have two words or less, they don't count towards a line;
- Sentences or dialogues that are less than half the length of a full line counts as half a line?
This way it would keep the story short in appearance (hence easily readable) while solving the one-word-one-line and dialogue issue (since sometimes a line could be simply 3 words for a dramatic build-up or something, but it's too short to account for anything really.)
If you want, we can use the standard for flash fiction instead (300-1000 words) so it wouldn't be too long.
I think the word count is a good solution... also it's the most used for magazines and sites for submitting short stories to be published, at least the ones I know of...
That also gives more liberty to writing them...
A story could be made mainly of short dialogs, that would extend the "lines", but would be within a limit of words and it can be done in a way the reader won't even notice it's somewhat "long"