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I have an idea!

I haven’t posted in a while I know but I’ve been busy with school and productions and… okay I’m just making up excuses. Anyway, I have a brilliant idea. I have seen a lot of writing prompts and things like that on this site but for me it’s not the idea that’s the problem. lying around my room are a bunch of half written stories that i can’t be bothered finishing or I have major writer’s block on. So, my brilliant plan is to create a blog for everyone to put their unfinished work that they have no interest in finishing, it could be half a paragraph or half a book, and then someone or multiple someones can complete on the same blog. In the post they would just have to acknowledge the persons work they had finished, you could even get it off a website of unfinished stories. Maybe this is a terrible idea and maybe I am the only one who has this problem but who knows. tell me in the comments if this is a good idea and if you would like to become a contributor to the blog or if i should even do this blog at all. (i won’t start it unless someone says it’s a good idea)

Thanks

-p

UPDATE: this is definitely happening which I probably should’ve said a while ago but anyway. It’s called ‘The Unfinished Library’ so… yeah

anyway, bye

24 comments

julianne Centre for Youth Literature

Great idea! Writing is a process and too often we're scared off publishing because of how polished it has to be. Just because something is unfinished doesn't mean it hasn't got anything brilliant about it.

21st Jun, 18
vivi

That's such a good idea!!! We can use it for collaboration on different ideas :) If you happen to make it please make me a contributor! :)

21st Jun, 18
poppy

OK cool. Adding you now

22nd Jun, 18
ladybird

This is such a good idea!! Add me please!

22nd Jun, 18
bookwithbane

It sounds like a great idea. Sign me up! You should make a shared google doc so multiple people can work in real time on a doc. I haven't been on the website for a week and haven't posted for more than that. But I'm back!

25th Jun, 18
poppy

Cool adding you now. i'm not sure how to do a google doc but if you could teach me or set it up or whatever that would be really cool.

26th Jun, 18
bookwithbane

In reply to poppy

I’ll be happy to

26th Jun, 18
poppy

In reply to bookwithbane

cool.

26th Jun, 18
paradox

In reply to poppy

This sounds so cool!!! Add me as well please!

26th Jun, 18
eriinfisher

I’d love to be added! At my school we call this ‘tandem writing’ where one person starts and another one continues on!

26th Jun, 18
poppy

Cool! I wish we did this more at my school. the only time we ever do it is for exams.

27th Jun, 18
damnedmonkey

Holy moly, the same here! Brilliant idea! I'd love to contribute half-finished works and help others with theirs.

27th Jun, 18
poppy

awesome. adding you now.

27th Jun, 18
rexrooster

I would really enjoy adding the myriad of unfinished stories to the community.

26th Aug, 18
jayay

This is such a great idea! Could I please be a contributor?

5th Nov, 18
poppy

yeah, 'course! i'll add you now

5th Nov, 18
jayay

In reply to poppy

yay thanks!

5th Nov, 18
poppy

In reply to jayay

no worries!

5th Nov, 18
danicraneger

Yes, this is perfect, I have about, 700 (exaggerated) unfinished stories that I have become bored of. So, each time I start a new one, I get another idea for a different one, and the other one is left in the dust. Great idea poppy!

8th Nov, 18
poppy

Thanks! I'm guessing you want to become a contributor?

8th Nov, 18
danicraneger

In reply to poppy

Yes plz, how many people (roughly) are contributors. (Just curious)

9th Nov, 18
poppy

In reply to danicraneger

13 including me and you

9th Nov, 18
lozza

Wow, Brilliant idea, please add me into your little club. I hope you don't know me, if so... Are you stalking me??

4th Dec, 18
poppy

yeah, sure I'll add you! Um no? I'm not stalking you. I actually haven't seen your name on the sight before. And I don't know anyone who goes by Lozza (well one person but she's not into books). But, um, hope you enjoy the 'little club' as you put it. : )

4th Dec, 18