Eve Fan Fiction: Short story writing blogfest?
I love writing, and I love reading good stories.
Having started writing my own novel recently, I have found that it is good practice to write the occasional short story. Recently, I had some inspiration to write a short story in the Eve universe for the recent Blog Banter number 12 and had an absolute ball.
Having also read a number of other role-play short stories (such as the one I linked of Mynxee’s recently) I have thought that it would be interesting to propose a regular fiction writing event for eve bloggers that way inclined.
I also know there would be a few people in the eve online forums themselves that write fan fiction but do not run a blog. perhaps that would get them interested.
My proposal is this:
Every month, in a similar style to Crazy Kinux’s blog banters, a topic would be proposed and those interested would write a short story in the Eve universe.
Further, I was thinking that every so often (perhaps once every quarter) it could be made into a competition, to be judged by the participants with donated prizes, or perhaps an entry fee of 10 mil isk or so with the winner taking the pot.
There is certainly no shortage of role-playing subject matter in the game if you look hard enough on the forums. heck – you can get ideas for stories just by looking around you.
I’d like to propose the first topic to be the following:
“Write the story of the life of a stripper in this Minmatar station.”:
Was she a stripper before comming to the station or did she fall into bad company? An ex-slave perhaps? Has she seen a capsuleer? what was that encounter like? what are her hopes and dreams? is she dissolusioned with life in a space station? is she trying to pay off a debt or support her family back on an impoverished plannet?
The scope is there for some awesome short stories.
I’d really appreciate comments on this one – even if you’re not interested in writing Fan fiction such as this, if you like reading it, please add your suggestions. (or, if I’ve completely missed something already in place similar to this, feel free to point it out).