[CONTEST] SoSuWriMo 2020
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'Souls Super Writing Month



What's this??


Some of you may be familiar with NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, an open challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days during the month of November. This is a relatively daunting task, but the whole point is to just get it out! Lots of people have ideas and want to write stories, but they never get around to getting them penned. As such, NaNoWriMo is about quantity over quality, where word count matters more than content or theme or plot or whatever else. Editing can always come later, but you have to write the words first!


In a similar spirit, SoSuWriMo is 'Souls Super Writing Month! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write 50,000 words worth of posts in 31 days from midnight EST January 1st to 11:59 pm EST January 31st. At an average of 350 words a post, that's a little less than five posts a day for thirty-one days. c:


How will this work?


If you intend to participate, please reply to the participants thread. For the duration of the month, keep track of your word count per post for each thread, then link each thread, and your overall total. All posts you write count, so it doesn't matter how many characters you have, it doesn't matter if you're using Preybot, and it doesn't matter if you write in LASKY. In years past, many people made use of Google Docs Spreadsheets to keep track of posts and word counts, and a tutorial on how to do so is provided in the next post.


Though NaNoWriMo champions reckless abandon in terms of quality, for SoSuWriMo, we highly encourage you to try and maintain quality while still busting out hardcore for quantity. After all, whereas novel-writing is a one-person task, roleplaying is a collaborative effort and it would be unfair for your thread partners for you to sudden skimp on quality.


FAQ


  1. Can you thread with yourself/write read-only posts? Yes, but it shouldn't make up a majority of your posts. After all, roleplaying is supposed to be interactive!
  2. When's the next SSWM? SoSuWriMo is an annual event held every January.
  3. Time zones confuse me! Sorry! They confuse us too! If you do not live in EST (Eastern Standard Time, North America), you can use this converter to convert your time zone, or refer to this clock, which gives the current time in EST.
  4. Are we allowed to write up posts beforehand and then post within the time period?

    No. That would be considered cheating. The point of the event is to write as much as possible within the stated time period, not to simply post as much as possible in the stated time period. Pre-planning plots, threads, and other ways to reach your word goal is allowed for SoSuWriMo; however, every word contributing to your 50,000 should be written in the month of January. Obviously, we have no way to really enforce this, but this has always been an event dependent on players' honesty and we give you the benefit of the doubt. If cheating becomes pervasive, we won't be able to continue sponsoring events like this, so please don't do it!
  5. Other questions?

    Reply to this post!

Prizes


All participants that manage to net 50,000 or more words during the month of January will receive the following:

  • Special SoSuWriMo Champ icon
  • A Sparkling Chalcedony OOC Catacombs Skull
  • 'Souls Tangible Prize Pack (requires shipping address)
  • Winners' Signature Banner
  • Custom title
  • Custom Experimental Avatar by Kiri


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