We’ve got an interesting little game/exercise going on over on the Living Room Games Forums. November was National Writer’s Month (or someting like that, I forget exactly), and somebody came up with the idea of trying out a round-robin writing exercise.
Here’s how it works… each writer gets 1,000 words (give or take). In the course of the overall story, they can introduce 1 protagonist, 1 antagonist, and 1 plot element. When they have finished their 1,000 words, the next person on the list picks up from there.
We’ve been through the list of seven or eight ‘players’ twice now, and while the results are a little uneven from time to time, it is shaping up to be an enjoyable exercise.
You can read the story thus far by following this link.