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8 8 Let's Write Act I
by Jeff Gerke
Apr 24, 2007 8:00:18 GMT -5
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Check here for messages relating to where we are in the process, changes, updates, and coordinating information.

5 9 Perhaps we should go back to the what-if phase?
by Jeff Gerke
May 6, 2007 15:46:03 GMT -5
No New Posts The Fantasy World

The history, cultures, legends, races, backstory, and magic of our fantasy world.

4 23 Jenkar
by terry
Mar 13, 2007 11:02:59 GMT -5
No New Posts Fantasy Settings

Detailed descriptions (including sounds, smells, temperatures, etc.) of specific settings of note (exterior, interior, subterranean...) within our fantasy world

1 1 Tips on Creating Incredible Descriptions
by Jeff Gerke
Feb 17, 2007 16:33:28 GMT -5
No New Posts The SF World

The technology, history, weapons, species, backstory, and reach of our science fiction societies

5 40 The Kalorbi
by brianjones
Nov 30, 2009 17:50:02 GMT -5
No New Posts SF Settings

Detailed descriptions (including sounds, smells, temperatures, etc.) of specific settings of note (spaceships, alien worlds, space carriers...) within our SF galaxy

1 1 Tips on Creating Incredible Descriptions
by Jeff Gerke
Feb 17, 2007 16:35:01 GMT -5
No New Posts Fantasy Characters

Come meet (and create) the heroes and villains, princesses and rogues, knights and sorcerers who people our fantasy world. Don't forget the creatures!

6 27 The Master Manipulator
by brianjones
Nov 25, 2009 23:38:27 GMT -5
No New Posts SF Characters

Come meet (and create) the otherworldly band of explorers, settlers, conquerers, merchants, scientists, mercenaries, and odd squiggly thingies who, um, people(?) our SF galaxy. Don't forget the creatures!

7 20 Kihn Ghost roarken
by mongoose
Mar 22, 2007 1:57:54 GMT -5
No New Posts Plot Events

Give us your most creative ideas for the cool things (events, prophecies, scenarios, encounters, ticking time-bombs, etc.) that could happen within the parameters of our premise.

7 41 New Proposal - Tears for Lletherial
by pixydust
Mar 13, 2007 22:46:17 GMT -5
No New Posts Inciting Events and First Contact

List your ideas for what could cause our two cultures (fantasy and SF) to come into contact with one another and what their first meeting might be like. Think about motives, too. How did these two groups find out about one another and what do they each want?

2 8 The "MacGuffin" for the story
by lexkx
Mar 3, 2007 21:52:52 GMT -5
No New Posts 3-Act Structure

Here is where we brainstorm about the overarching structure of our story.

7 26 My Stab at a Synthesis
by mongoose
Mar 22, 2007 13:55:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Christianity in the Fantasy World

Come tell us the current and historical state and form(s) of Christianity (if any) in our fantasy world.

2 20 The Christian analogue on the Fantasy World
by von
Jul 25, 2009 22:07:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Christianity in the SF Galaxy

Come tell us the current and historical state and form(s) of Christianity (if any) in our futuristic, spacefaring societies.

1 10 The post-post-Christian era in the Sci-Fi galaxy
by terry
Mar 31, 2007 19:33:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Christian Theme or Message

No preaching or moralizing in our story. In this forum we're coming up with built-in, organic ways to find ourselves dealing with Christian themes or questions within the framework of our story. What is our overarching theme or message and how will it be dealt with in the story?

1 1 Prevenient Grace
by mongoose
Mar 20, 2007 18:06:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Fantasy Prologues

Tales from our world in the days before the outworlders came in their magic flying chariots.

2 2 Prologue for Kalorbi
by gredruin
May 20, 2007 15:34:21 GMT -5
No New Posts SF Prologues

Stories from life in our interplanetary society in the days before we encountered the primitive inhabitants of that medieval planet.

1 1 Word Limits--Minimum and Maximum
by Jeff Gerke
Feb 16, 2007 19:22:14 GMT -5
No New Posts Act I

Here's the place to post (and read) your scenes for Act I. Woohoo!

5 10 The Landing
by Christian Soldier
May 30, 2007 12:52:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Act II

Come write the chewy middle of our chocolatey good story.

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No New Posts Act III

Come write the climactic moments of our story--and don't forget to tie off loose ends, too. Nothing beats a satisfying ending.

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No New Posts Your Ideas for Our Story

Brainstorm, dream, and bounce ideas off each other about our current story.

7 78 Who is our sciencefiction leader?
by dulci
May 20, 2007 12:43:25 GMT -5
No New Posts What Should We Title Our Story?

Bring your most creative thoughts to bear on the task of titling our masterpiece. It has to be evocative, appropriate, and of course, cool.

1 4 Okee-day
by Jeff Gerke
Mar 27, 2007 7:24:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Suggestions

Here's where to come to talk about how the system is working, what we could do better, and other ideas for making this a more enjoyable experience for everyone.

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No New Posts Ideas for Next Time

Here you can fire off your ideas for what kind of story we could possibly tackle next time. Give us your coolest ideas for premise and genre.

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No New Posts Chatter

Here you can come to talk about anything you want that is NOT related to our story. This is our lounge. Pull up a chair, grab a coffee or cold drink, and come hang out with us.

10 14 Moved: Fog, Fire, and Foe
by gredruin
Jun 7, 2007 6:19:56 GMT -5

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The Anomaly was originally launched as the place to write this speculative story together. It's SF people vs. fantasy people in an epic battle for survival. Come on in and help us advance our very first cooperative tale.
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