There will be a one-plus day Giraffe Call on Monday, June 27th!
(beginning with 24 hours and going forward as per tips, signal boosts, and new follows).
This call will need one or more themes!
Thanks to rix_scaedu, alatefeline, and sauergeek for theme ideas!
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I have just wrapped up a major project and am looking to wrap up Edally in a few weeks (This book; then a break before Saydrie’s book).
I am thinking of doing another Giraffe Call, and taking some feedback I have gotten that the live-writing-feel is often good.
So it would go something like:
The Call opens when I wake up on X day. That’s all I write to that day, as long as there are prompts. I write to prompts I get from the first 16 people/the first 16 prompts.
Tipping assures a second ficlet for tipper, and tipping thresholds ($25? $20?) carry the writing on for a second/third/etc. day – possibly with new themes each day, possibly the same theme throughout.
As always, tipping could also buy continuations, although I might stick with my 2-cents-a-word normal rate just to not be writing forever and ever amen.
Thoughts? Also, theme suggestions?
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There are two polls and a thread open right now; I’ll be closing them tonight at 11.
Themes for upcoming Giraffe Calls – give me your ideas!
Summer Giraffe Calla – I’m only going to hold two Giraffe Calls in the next four months. Which 2 months this Summer should I Call Giraffes? (Currently May&August is winning)
April Continuation – which April Giraffe story should I continue? “The Empress is Dead” is currently winning.
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The Poll is still open, so I can’t tell you yet which two summer months the Giraffe Call will be running (Currently “May and August” is winning), but!
These are the themes left from the last call for suggested themes:
Origins and Creation
Tricksters & Humor
Crochet and Crafts
April Showers Bring May Flowers
Hidden, Secret, and Rediscovered Records?
Throw names in the pot
Love and Goddesses
What other suggestions do you have for Giraffe Themes?
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/stares at queue/… all right, what am I forgetting? O_O
Also! If you donated money to the January or February Giraffe Call and have not yet told me what story(-ies) you want continued, please tell me by the end of this week.
The Giraffe Theme Poll seems to have “Stuff Already In Lyn’s Queue (Finish-Up Month)” as an overwhelming winner for March’s Call. So! Logistics!
One way I can think of doing this is “weren’t you going to write xxx?” as the prompts. I.e., Didn’t you say you were going to write something from this poem?”
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So… I have committed to record myself reading one story – I’ll stretch it and say any story written for the January, February, or December Giraffe Calls under 750 words.
What would you like to hear me read?
Side note: Does anyone anyone have tips on doing those lovely text animations?
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Looking at the Mid-month mini-giraffe-call poll (LJ), right now, it appears that the 4th-5th of February is the clear winner.
Would people be interested in watching me livewrite for some period of time during that call?
The “which ‘verse?” section right now appears to be settled on Aunt Family, by a 2-point lead over Reiassan or Dragons next door. I’ll close that on Friday, just because it’s already swung twice.
In the meantime, looking further ahead, I posted “Pretty Icons,” (LJ) a discussion on possible February Giraffe Themes based on dhamphir‘s free icons (Hey, that’s how I picked October’s Call!).
The theme I suggested was “wine and roses:” it seems wide enough to allow for entirely non-romance-based prompts while still being a bit seasonal (Mind you, the call will be on the 18th, so a little late anyway). What do people think of this? Too close to the dreaded holiday?
Edited to add: Bribery! Give me feedback and I will write you 100 words on the setting of your choice!
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Yesterday night I posted a summary (and on LJ) of October’s Spooks and Creeps Giraffe Call.
Looking at incentives:
- Did the linkback story work for you? How could it work better?
- The story that is winning comments-for-a-settings-article is the one-off story Cunning Linguist
Would you rather that story, or the runner-up, get the settings article?
- We’re closing in on my original goal of $500. What celebration prize should I offer when we get there?
- What prompt themes would you like to see in the future?
- What incentives work better or not-better for you?
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