read / discuss / question

Links / Related: Fables / Cool: Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine

Login:    Password:      Don't have a username? Register!

Discussion > Group Writing > TADA


cruise (January 26th, 2003, 6:43 pm)

One forum for writing ongoing joint stories.

Start a new thread for each story, please, and let's try and keep this organised :P


Siedhr (January 27th, 2003, 1:19 am)

isn't that "collaborative" by any chance? and shouldn't we make some rules, like how long each bit and stuff like that?

It might be nice to have two different ones going

Ben (January 27th, 2003, 10:22 pm)

One where each chunk is fairly sizable (a couple pages, maybe), and another where the writer changes every paragraph or so.


Semirrahge (January 28th, 2003, 4:04 am)

I think that the rules should be standard TSFE authorship rules. Anything else needs to be in the authors first post.


Siedhr (January 28th, 2003, 4:17 pm)

standard what?


Semirrahge (January 28th, 2003, 7:00 pm)

I forgot I was supposed to do a FAQ... Gr. :)

Anyhow, last I heard the rules were:

Only Sci-Fi / Fantasy

No fanfiction

No Sex (this one might need some elaboration)

Extreme Violence and Language are acceptable, but a warning needs to be posted in the author's introduction

Ditto for other controversial subjects, or something that might offend to certain religious groups

And, no useage of another author's stuff without prior permission, and with permission, another note must be placed in the intro

As far as I know, these are pretty much standard rules for behavior, and notice the only thing actually forbidden is graphic sexual content.


Siedhr (January 28th, 2003, 8:02 pm)

that no sex and moderate language brings me back to the good old Hays days(hope I'm not mistaken the person, the one that said there should be two beds in a bedroom for a couple). while I'm a mild writer, I do not really like to be limited. if you mean no sex as in no porn, I wholeheartedly agree. if you mean as in pg-13 content, then no. I believe we're all adults and responsible writers here and there's no problem in gratuitous swearing and the sorts.

as for the non-offending religion, most of my writings are blaphemous(like Maktub for example). so let me know about this one.


Siedhr (January 28th, 2003, 8:02 pm)

and what exactly is a controversial subject? cloning?


Ben (January 28th, 2003, 10:52 pm)

Yeah, I would take issue with that "no sex" rule as well. "No pornography" I'd be fine with, but sex has its place in certain stories, not as an end it itself but to convey other things. I don't think I've ever used much of it in my own writing, but it still doesn't seem fair to summarily exclude all of it. Why don't we judge things on an individual basis -- I doubt we'll see any problems.


cruise (January 29th, 2003, 2:55 pm)

I dislike /gratuitous/ sex in a story (or film), but well done, it's no problem.

We might have to be careful, but since all TSFE writers currently have Admin powers, we can always remove anything /jointly/ agreed is too much.

Change of words

Hellkeepa (January 31st, 2003, 12:26 pm)


I agree that "no sex" sounds too limiting, and I see you have thought so as well. That's why I would like to back up the idea of exchanging "sex" with "pornografy / graphic sexual content", as I think that would give a proper indication of what's allowed and what's not. ;-)

Happy fraggin'!

Discussion > Group Writing > TADA

Register to post.