I wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone would be interesting in engaging in some writing exercises here on the forum. Here are a few suggestions-
A story is started and each writer takes turns posting the next segment, handing off each post like a relay race. versions of this could be...
Serious- Each writer puts their own touch into the story but does not try to take it over or deliberately try to trip up the following writer.
Wacky- Just for laughs, the story gets progressively weirder as each writer introduces weird twists and turns, as well as puns and inside jokes.
Card game style- Each writer deliberately tries to figure out where the others are trying to take the story and does their best to sabotage their efforts. This could get ugly...
The Wrench- Every two weeks either a commenter or a member of the Crue gets to use a 'wrench'. They are allowed to throw a wrench into the story, in other words they get to influence the story by causing something to break down, or cause a reversal of events or some other such thing.
Prompt of the Month:
A simple exercise. Each month one of the writers presents a 'prompt' from which everyone will write a short little story or presentation. It can be a picture, a piece of music, or a nugget of an idea, or something as simple as a piece of dialog.
Exploring a World:
A writer creates a world that will become the others sandbox so to speak, and will also set all of the rules and parameters. Everyone will create a character to use in this world and then post little segments from within this world via your characters perspective. Once everyone's characters are established the world creator will then introduce the 'Event', something which will vastly effect each character.
Invasion, natural disaster, political turnover of power, war... whatever. Now we get to see this event unfold from multiple viewpoints and how it effects each character differently, as well as how they deal with it.
If any of these sound interesting or if you have an idea of your own please let me know. Thank you!