Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2020 5:07 pm

3 Lines Story - Travelling Series #2

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3 Lines Story - Travelling Series #2
Swap Coordinator:InTheWoods (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Rating requirement:5.00
Last day to signup/drop:November 13, 2019
Date items must be sent by:November 22, 2019
Number of swap partners:2

Do you enjoy writing stories?

If you do, have fun being a co-writer to a never-ending story by writing only 3 sentences each time and when you are done, send it to your swap partner for their turn to write their 3 sentences in continuation to the story. Both of you can continue this story privately after this #2 ends or you can keep what you have received, write your turn then send it off when #3 starts in 3 weeks time. Each # will start every 3 weeks. This is an ongoing travelling series of 3 Lines Story with many co-writers to the story eventually. It will be fun to see how the story unfolds and even more interesting if you receive what you started after it is being continued by a few other writers :) Game to try this? Read on to the Rules:

  1. Take a piece of at least around A5 sized paper (the bigger the better) and pen your first 3 sentences. You can also be creative and fold an A4 sized paper like what I’ve done as seen in the photo above into a booklet.

  2. Write another different story using the same method mentioned in 1. Each mail will have 2 stories enclosed.

  3. Sign off your SwapBot user name at the bottom of the paper or the last page of the mini booklet.

  4. You will have to write 4 different stories for each series as you will have 2 recipients to send to each time. Each recipient will receive 2 stories.

  5. It can be a brand new story if you are new to the series. It is definitely more fun doing a continuation if you have been writing in this swap previously.


thebragal 10/24/2019 #

I used to do a swap like this. While it’s fun to think of it as never ending, my experience was that people decide to drop out and the story ends up getting covered with dust. Maybe make it a year and return to the first author at the end? They can choose to send it out for another year if they wish.

InTheWoods 10/29/2019 #

Series 3 has commenced registration ...remember to also register for that so that this travelling series will work out really fun :) enjoy !!!

InTheWoods 10/29/2019 #

@thebragal Yes, that is a very good suggestion! I am thinking for a start, those who are interested in this are still less than 10 so there is a very high chance that along the few weeks, ones own story will get circulated back to oneself too. Will see how it goes after a few rounds. Wishing it will go on forever is definitely idealistic on my part ;p but let’s see how it goes first ... :)

InTheWoods 11/14/2019 #

How is everyone’s experience with the travelling 3 Lines Story so far? Has everyone received both copies of the stories from both swap partners? I have received mine 2 nights ago and all 4 stories are very interesting...can’t wait to see how they unfold eventually...#3 is up for registration for those who have not signed up for that yet...let me know if you prefer the deadlines to be earlier than what I have set. I shall put up #4 and #5 soon too. Happy Weekend, everyone!

captkristi 11/23/2019 #

@inthewoods I LOVE this idea. I like to write stories and writing them with others is wonderful. This will be my second round...and sadly I only received the beginnings from one partner. I am going to have to start two more stories - which I certainly don't mind, but was disappointing. It would be really cool to have at least a dozen people participating. As long as those that commit are sending out what they write, I think it will be awesome..

InTheWoods 11/25/2019 #

Just received 1 set of series 2 and the stories are really imaginative...this is really fun!!!! @captkristi ....I just received the stories you started....they are awesome ...can’t wait to continue them!!! I do hope more new people will join but even if it’s just amongst 6 of us, I’m already finding it interesting seeing how the stories are continued :) ....will post series #4 soon and hopefully more writers join :)

InTheWoods 11/25/2019 #

I will post how the stories are continued in my IG soon...so if anyone is curious to see how their stories are continued...you can take a peek over at my IG @zakkainthewoods

InTheWoods 11/25/2019 #

Has everyone signed up for series #3 yet? It will be closing end of this week.

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