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JaOctGoHoNo? (Jane Austen October Gothic Horror Nonsense)

September 13, 2020 09:08PM
Does anyone want to choose this years topic? A little history.

2018 was started by NN S https://www.dwiggie.com/phorum/read.php?4,128550
2017 was started by Katharina https://www.dwiggie.com/phorum/read.php?4,126563,126563#msg-126563
2016 was started by Katharina https://www.dwiggie.com/phorum/read.php?4,122866,122866#msg-122866
2015 was started by Mari A. https://www.dwiggie.com/phorum/read.php?4,118329,118329#msg-118329

Everyone is welcome to write a story, preferably a one-shot, and post it on October 31.

From the 2015 post
Whom do I have to ask if I can enter?

No one! Just come along and join the fun! JAOctGoHoNo is for everyone – the more, the merrier scarier! There is a group of people who participate almost every year (and some who always promise to write something, but still haven‘t delivered Yeti No.3 - just saying!), but new faces/fangs/masks are always welcome! If you feel this is the thing for you, just go along with it! There‘s no registry, no entry, no deadline – if you can make it, great. If you can‘t make it, well, that‘s a shame, but we won‘t hold it against you. JAOctGoHoNo is about the fun, not the contest. And if you can‘t write a story this year, doesn‘t mean you can‘t still have fun in the comments, and maybe share a plot bunny or two.

Is there anything I‘m not allowed to write?

Well, yes, and no. Anything that is a no-go on the DWG the other 364 days of the year, is still a no-go on Hallowe‘en. Anything else that comes to your mind, however absurd, twisted, scary, not-so-scary, is a definite go-go! You can‘t put a price on horror and you can‘t stick a definition on the JAOctGoHoNo! Just write whatever you like.

I‘m new to this! How do I go about it?

As with the rest of it, it‘s easy. Find a theme. Plot a story. If you‘re stuck, need inspiration or a proof-reader, ask in the comments. Everyone likes to share their gruesome ideas! Hopefully, your story will be done by 31st October, whenever that is in your end of the world. If your computer clock says 31st October, you‘re good to go! Post your story to the DWG message board. Use a scarified posting name (the Simpsons Hallowe‘en name thing). IMPORTANT: Please make it clear who is lurking behind the mask, so that our wonderful archivers will know how to archive the story. (Old hands: please use the names you‘ve used previously, to make it easier!) Then, enjoy yourself! Read the other stories – comment early, comment often, you know you want to! Maybe look into chat – most years, Her Grace, Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire, manages to set up a little party there.

JaOctGoHoNo? (Jane Austen October Gothic Horror Nonsense)

LizzySSeptember 13, 2020 09:08PM

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NN SOctober 02, 2020 03:26AM

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NN SSeptember 15, 2020 08:02PM


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