Swap-bot Time: November 25, 2017 3:28 am
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Cooperatively Fictional #25

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Swap Coordinator:thebragal (contact)
Swap categories:
Number of people in swap:4
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:November 17, 2017
Date items must be sent by:December 3, 2017
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is a fictional story writing swap. Continue a story from a previous round if you have one or start a new one. Minimum of 3-4 decent paragraphs. Please do your best to establish or continue the story rather than just setting a scene. It isn't necessary to 'set it up' for your partner.

If you wish to join for the first time but are nervous about starting your own story, I can send you one that is already started. I also have lots of good story starting prompts from a website I follow if that helps.

Include your name, date, Swap-Bot username, email and round number at the beginning of what you've written whether new or a continuation. If this is your first round, also add the Swap Name and your address at the top so your story can be returned to you. Send to your partner by snail mail.

Please use 8.5x11" paper or close as possible. Typed or hand written but it MUST BE LEGIBLE! Use the front and back of the page; only use a new page once the previous pages have been filled. Make sure your pen doesn't bleed through to the back so it may also be used which reduces the number of pages. (It was brought to my attention that this could get pricey if there are many pages to a story.) If the number of pages means it costs more than 1 stamp to mail, feel free to type out the whole story if you wish before you pass it on making sure to include all the names and details for each author's section.

I HIGHLY recommend keeping a COPY of your work even if it is just a photo of each page in case a letter goes astray. You could also copy or photograph the whole story if you are especially proud of your writing. I do this (if I remember!) with each story.

*****If you stop playing, please post the story back to its owner.***** FROM NOW ON, PLEASE CIRCULATE A STORY FOR ONE YEAR THEN PM THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR TO SEE IF THEY WOULD LIKE IT RETURNED OR TO HAVE IT CONTINUE CIRCULATING. The original author, if still playing, can send it out again for another year if they wish. I won't make it mandatory but please add to the comments which story you are sending out by identifying the author and title (if there is one) and round it was started. Thank you

You do not have to play every month but if you have to stop for a while, please let me know by PM. We will decide if you should return the story you have and get yours back. Thank you

*please write in English with decent spelling, punctuation and grammar. Don't worry about dangling participles (ie tiny details of grammar) but do use capitalization, commas, quotes etc.. If spelling and grammar are a challenge, or your first language isn't English, maybe create a rough draft then look words up on the Internet or ask a friend to proofread. I'd be more than happy to help you. Just send me an email rebeccacell@gmail.com. A photo of handwriting is fine as long as I can read it.

*keep it PG14 USA or AA in Canada. Adult, intimate or scary scenes are ok but no excessive gore, violence or detailed sexual encounters. Keep swearing minimal and appropriate to the situation.

*consider that many people are not ok with anything supernatural or occult so unless the story is already established, please don't include these things. Fantasy and SciFi are fine!

*this is not profile based so feel free to start writing as soon as you sign up or, if you were in another round, when your story arrives in the mail.

*i will angel if needed but only after you contact your partner and recieve no or negative responses and you rate a 1. Please let me know if this is happening and I'll try to help.

Discussion

USAFwife 10/30/2017 #

I participated in the last round, and received a story from my partner. If I decide not to join this round, should I send it back to you? Or keep it for the following round?

thebragal 11/ 7/2017 #

Please just keep it for the next round if you plan to keep playing at some point in the next 3-4 months. I post a new round every 3-4 weeks usually but I may not do one in December because of the holidays.

thebragal 11/ 7/2017 #

I have @jadefan story from June 17 and @mylove4craft story from Sept 17.

USAFwife 11/ 8/2017 #

I have the story "The Extraordinary Train Journey" started by @nibiru in round #22, continued by @thebragal in round #23, and @sweettems in round #24. My daughter has suggested some ideas, so I hope to join in this round. :)

thebragal 11/16/2017 #

Will be assigning partners tonight.

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