I have a few thoughts about how to do the next round:
- Longer rounds (two months?)
Two and a half weeks went by way faster than I expected. How do people feel about significantly increasing the length of each round? My thought is we’d have two month rounds where you’re encouraged to submit at any time during the two months, rather than having a submission time at the end. I went through all kinds of false starts and ended up reworking my idea as a reaction to @MoH ’s early submission, which gave me a lot of inspiration. By increasing the time for each round, there’d be more room for that kind of “dialogue”. This also has to do with my next thought:
- This round’s format: Poetry
I’m very curious what a Twine poem can be. I also think the more experimental nature of this format could work well for a club like this. One person tries something, another person sees that and expands on it or takes in different directions, etc. Poetry can also be much shorter than stories. If you want, you could submit several “Twine haikus” over the course of the round, rather than a single long poem.
Based on everyone’s earlier comments, I think the best way to handle themes would be to 1) make them optional, and 2) keep them relatively abstract. Feel free to nominate themes (you can pick from the list @MoH put in the writing prompts doc if you can’t think of any off the top of your head). Otherwise I’ll come up with a theme myself that I think could be interesting for us to explore.
As for the start of the next round, does November 1 sound ok? If we’re going with two month long rounds, it will end on New Year’s eve.
Let me know what you think!