Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2021 5:57 pm

YOU know YOU want to...

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Swap Coordinator:kap397 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:3
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:June 16, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 30, 2010
Number of swap partners:2

I really appreciate the creativity in communities like this. Some of us are ATC whizzes, some of us can make beautiful postcards by hand.. believe me, those are not my skills!

But I DO like to write, and I like a challenge. SO this swap requires the following:

  • Write a story between 500 and 1000 words
  • This story has to be in 2nd person (i.e. "You walk to the store at midnight," rather than, "He walks to the store at midnight.")
  • You will have 2 partners
  • You will send your story to your 2 partners, along with a profile surprise (price it at about $5.00... I don't want to break the bank, for you or for me!)

This swap is open internationally. It will be open to swappers who have participated in at least 5 type 3 swaps and have at least 5 hearts. (I will check!) If you have any recent 1s or 3s, please PM me. If I don't hear from you, and I see this, I will remove you from the swap. I want everyone in this swap to feel comfortable, and just as people spend a lot of time making beautiful ATCs and the like, we spend a lot of time writing, and we'd like to make sure this swap goes well, yes?

So, please - join me! If you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to PM me.


junemoon 06/ 2/2010 #

Okay, in second person, not the most graceful writing ploy, but okay. But are you suggesting you want "you know you want to ..." should be the theme of the story or is that just the title of the swap and the story could be about anything? On watchlist until I understand what is wanted,

kap397 06/ 2/2010 #

@junemoon -- I know; I think that we as writers use the third person, and then the first person most frequently. I wanted to stretch my writing muscles a bit, and thought others might be interested in joining. The YOU know YOU want to has nothing to do with the title or content of the story, just being playful...

junemoon 06/ 2/2010 #

Okay -- I'll sign up and write a story to "you" BTW are you a member of the Write Now group? There are a number interesting writing challenge-swaps.

kap397 06/ 2/2010 #

I am not, but I'm happy to join! I do love a challenge :o)

Artistic 06/ 2/2010 #

Oooh, cool challenge.

wackywallflower 06/ 2/2010 #

I've tried writing 2nd person stories before, it's fun but really hard, haha. I would recommend for reading "Half Asleep in Frog's Pajamas" by Tom Robbins -- the entire novel is in 2nd person.

kap397 06/ 2/2010 #

@Artistic - thanks! I hope you can join us...

@wackywallflower - I'll definitely look into it! Thanks for the tip on the good book :o)

Badk1ty 06/13/2010 #

Just curious, is there a page minimum or maximum on this?

Badk1ty 06/13/2010 #

Sorry! Found the answer to my own question. I don't know how I missed it the two other times I checked!

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