SteemShorts: Collaborative Short Stories

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SteemShorts: Collaborative Short Stories

We would like to propose the creation of short stories on the STEEM blockchain: SteemShorts.

Each SteemShort will be written by 3 different authors and illustrated by one artist/photographer.

The process to create each SteemShort will be in 4 posts, in 3 to 4 weeks.

  • Post # 1: request for summaries of first part of a SteemShort
    Authors will send in comments a summary of the beginning of the SteemShort, in 100 to 200 words.
    It is expected that this first part of the SteemShort will be sufficiently open-ended to not constraint too much the rest of the story, that will be written by different authors.
    The author chosen for this first part will be the one that has the largest number of upvotes to its proposal comment, four days after the post (request for summaries).
    The post will be updated to announce the chosen author, who will be expected to submit the first part of the story in 500 to 1,500 words.

  • Post # 2: Publication of the first part of the story and request for summaries for the middle part.
    Similar to Post # 1, authors will send in comments a summary of the middle part of the SteemShort in 100 to 200 words, with the same process to choose the author.
    This middle part should also be sufficiently open-ended as to not constraint too much the authors of the final part.
    The author of the first part will not be allowed to submit a proposal for this middle part.
    The author chosen will be expected to submit their part in 500 to 1,500 words.

  • Post # 3: Publication of the middle part of the story and request for summaries for the final part.
    Similar process: authors will submit summaries in comments of 100 to 200 words. The actual author will be chosen 4 days after the post and will be expected to submit their part in 500 to 1,500 words.
    The authors of the first and middle parts will not be allowed to submit proposals for the final part.

  • Post # 4: Publication of the story (3 parts) and request for titles and illustrations.
    In comments, the three authors will propose a title for the SteemShort. The final title will be the one that has received the most upvotes.
    Also, proposals for illustrations for the SteemShort will be sent in comments. Illustrations should have a minimum of 1,000 pixels in one of the two dimensions.
    The chosen illustration will be the ones with the most upvote 4 days after the post.

Each author or illustrator will need to agree for a copyright "Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike" (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/legalcode).

Authors and illustrators will be rewarded the standard @adsactly reward for their authors: 50% of the SBDs, capped at 100 SBDs.

An author chosen for a part of SteemShort # n will not be allowed to submit a proposal for the same part for SteemShorts # n+1 and # n+2. However, they may submit proposals for the other parts.

Example: The chosen author for the beginning of SteemShort # 1 will not be allowed to submit a proposal the beginnings for SteemShort # 2 and SteemShort # 3.
But, they will be allowed to submit proposals for the other parts of Steemshort # 2 or # 3 and for the beginning of SteemShort # 4 and later.

We will post the request for the SteemShort # 1 in a few days.

Authored by: @vcelier

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Very interesting

I have been using storywars to achieve something similar, it would be amazing to see it built with the incentives that steem brings and the voting system can help as well

Do want. Do want so badly. I would love to co-opt the skills of better writers than myself.
Because ego.
Also, there's that whole 'joy of collaboration' thing. But mostly ego.

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I think that pretty much sums @adsactly up!

Not exactly sure I understand this. Could you give an example of the steps a person would take to participate?

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In a few days, we will post the request for the first part of SteemShort #1.
Authors who would like to be chosen for the first part of the story will comment on the post with a summary of their intended contribution (100 to 200 words).
4 days after the post, the comment with a summary with the largest number of upvotes will be chosen.
Then the author will send its full contribution (500 to 1,500 words) following instructions that will be given to them.
A second post with the first part of the story as send by the chosen author will ask for summaries for the middle part of the story. Same process to choose the author for this middle part.
Then, a third post with the first and middle parts of the story will ask for summaries for the last part of the story. Same process to choose the author.
Finally a fourth post to request an illustration for the story.

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Followed, as to guarantee I don't miss the boat.
My ramshackled raft has been taking on water * _ *

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Okay ,thank you sooo much for this. I get it. Please just one more thing, what should the subject of the content be? Is there a requirement? Sorry to be a duh.

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For the first part of the story, you can write anything fictional.
For the middle and last parts, you should write the continuation of the story.
The full story should stand on its own.

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Thank you for taking the time to explain. Looking forward to trying. Good Luck all the way around.

A tantalizing challenge, it takes synergy with some other STEEMIAN to collaborate on this project

This sounds incredible! Looking forward to being a part of it!

This sounds like the perfect opportunity to collaborate with others and get some actual readers. I'll love to participate when the time comes. :)

Sounds exciting. Would love to enter an illustration :)

Vote comment me

I haven't missed this, have I?

Nice #steemshorts story
Good article ,and thanks for it @adsactly

I live short story on steemit you have done a great job great article ...keep it up man..

nice post.

nice post.

this post really great...please vote my post

i like steemshorts story very much,
nice article you done superb job on steemit,
keep it up and kind to me,

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like it

Would love to read these stories can't wait

Wow, Amazing! Will be looking forward to see new content!!!

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Nice post azhari. Thanks for posting.

Wow, Amazing! Looking forward to reading your steam post you say it's coming out and 4 parts in 200 words very interesting . I am sure it's going to take Hard work and effort keep up the great work... upvoted

great work

Great Idea,,cant wait to do it

Great idea. I'm all for it. I say let's do it.

This could be really cool. Would nice to read these 3 short stories.

Sounds very interesting. Following!