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    writethestoryforme.com

    I've already formed mine, just wanted to know what you good people think.

    http://www.writethestoryforme.com/default.asp
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    practical experience, FTW Tilly's Avatar
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    Um, from a quick glance, I get to bid on ebay for the opportunity to contribute fifty words to an ebook? Oh rapturous joy!

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    It never ceases to amaze me how the ingenious human mind can concoct new schemes to part a person from his money.

    Opinion? You have got to be kidding me.....

    Oh wait...I am just dying to go to ebay and have my 50 words "immortalized" by bidding on a space in some yo-yo's universe.

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    Didn't we have something exactly like this a few months ago?
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    Also, their prompts/starts are terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aruna
    Didn't we have something exactly like this a few months ago?
    And a few months before that, and a few months before that, and...
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    practical experience, FTW Tilly's Avatar
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    Clearly this is not a commercial venture (for the writers anyway), but I don't get it as an artistic venture either. If I was part of a collaboration, I'd want my contribution to be more meaningful than fifty words.

    My guess is that it won't pan out - that people won't want to participate. At least if they do, these people seem pretty up front about everything.
    Last edited by Tilly; 11-06-2006 at 08:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Coombes
    I've already formed mine, just wanted to know what you good people think.

    http://www.writethestoryforme.com/default.asp
    We have better games here, and they're free. O.o

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    Oh puhleaze ....

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    P. T. Barnum was right . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by alleycat
    P. T. Barnum was right . . .
    You can screw some of the writers, some of the time...

    Did he really say that?
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    My fifty words are not for po-lite c'pany.

    Here's a take on the futility of using eBay for literary endeavors:

    http://colonel-gabriel.livejournal.com/2264.html

    http://colonel-gabriel.livejournal.com/1411.html

    http://colonel-gabriel.livejournal.com/3132.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Coombes
    You can screw some of the writers, some of the time...

    Did he really say that?
    You're thinking of Lincoln.

    Barnum (supposedly) said words to the effect of, "There's a sucker born every minute."

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    Barnum underestimated.

    I am very comfortable betting, right now, that they do indeed get plenty of folks out there to participate. (I've worked in marketing too long now to ever believe that common sense exists when hope and desire are enticed, with bright shiny objects and the promise of instant glory, to override it.)
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    You're right, Jeanne. 2 Bidders on ebay already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Coombes
    2 Bidders on ebay already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aruna
    Whoa. I think that deserves its own thread.

    Update on writethestoryforme.com: they are paying contributors. The rationale is kinda weird, though.

    - Victoria
    Last edited by victoriastrauss; 12-08-2006 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanneTGC
    Barnum underestimated.
    Birth rate was lower back then.

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    I think I'll stick with http://writethemagazineforme.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomew
    Barnum (supposedly) said words to the effect of, "There's a sucker born every minute."
    No, that's not true. He said there's a customer born every minute, and he went it with the utmost respect for the public. This was in the days when he ran the American Museum and featured incredible "oddities of nature". It was one of the newspapers at the time who quoted one of Barnum's detractors who was both jealous of Barnum's success and disdainful of the public.

    BARNUM WAS A SHOWMAN, not a jerk.
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    Why should I pay to write your story?When I get published...I want the credit to go to me (and my agent and my editer, etc.)....not someone who couldn't write themselves and had to contract the work out to other people. Sounds nuts to me, but then, my mental stability is frequently questioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by victoriastrauss
    Update on writethestoryforme.com: they are paying contributors. The rationale is kinda weird, though.

    - Victoria

    Yeah, now they pay you for submission, but only if you have a bank account and give them all your information.

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