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This is the discussion thread for our collaborative project to novelize FMA (the manga), so if you have any questions or ideas about the project, this is the place!
Here's how it works: Individual people take individual chapters and re-write them in novel format from the perspective of whichever character you choose. We would then compile them into one big thread, and everyone would be able to read the chapters people have submitted like a book.
Interested in joining? Just answer these simple questions, OR, if you just want to get to the writing, come on over here and make sure to read the rules!
1) Would you like to participate now or in the future? 2) How would you like to contribute? Currently we're looking for writers. 3) Do you have any suggestions/concerns about the way things are organized? Are there things you'd like me or anyone else to clarify?
I think this would be really fun, and with so many people's different styles and interpretations of the series we'd get to see it in a whole new light. Even if you've never written anything before in your life, you might find that it's something you really enjoy, and if you're nervous about your skills you can ask one of our beta readers for help.
Here is a list of our members so far for your reference \o/
Currently looking for: Writers HOW TO JOIN: -To become a writer, please, either state your interest here or request your chapter here. There are no prerequisites to becoming a writer, but all written work will be subject to fact checking and proofreading by our lovely and talented team of editors
Joined: 9-April 09
Member No.: 67,766
1) Definitely. I would love to help.
2) I'd gladly proofread and check for consistency as well as write.
3) Manga, plz.
4) Well, one way we could do it is for the people we have so far to write, say, 3 entire chapters (IMO, I think it would be a bit difficult for people to pick from chapters and have other people fill in the rest) from chapters of our choice, but have 5 in mind in case someone else really wants to do the same ones (say, for me, it could be 39, 97, and 70, and then my backup would be 72 and 94). That way we'd get to write the chapters we're really eager to write.
But after we write those three, you Aribelle would assign us three chapters to write from the chronological order (ex, someone would be given 1-3, I would be given 4-6, and so on), just so we get ALL the chapters written and not just the ones people want to do.
BTW, And your proposed organization plan sounds solid to me.
Also, I hope I don't sound bossy or picky or anything about my little idea! I think this is a great project, and I just wanted to contribute an idea so that we'd be able to do the chapters we REALLY SUPER BADLY want to do, along with the others (they all sound fun to write, tho!).
SQUEEE I REALLY WANT TO WRITE NOW.
EDIT: Scratch the 'assigning'. I like your above idea of throwing out five chapters at a time and so on.
QUOTE (Alzea @ Jul 16 2009, 07:49 AM)
DistantBlue, I just can see this, demotivational poster: