Welcome to Spin The Keyboard Yarn!
Spin The Keyboard Yarn created by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip
Spin The Keyboard Yarn – Baby Steps First
Game 0 – Season 0
Easy Mode – Trialing.
So what is it really all about?
Well it’s simpler than you think!
At the core of the game it is basically a fiction based writing prompt with a twist. The twist is really the ‘naughty side’. Everyone thinks naughty to mean ‘ooh la la’ and it’s not always that – but that is NOT saying that there are NOT elements of that present in future games, as there will be. There will be naughty, risky or risque if you prefer, downright odd and strange, unusual and weird and oft inappropriate questions posed. Naughty in the majority of our game means to bluff, to fib and to fabricate the truth as you, the writer, readers and challengers believe that to be.
Ultimately it is about fictional lies and lying and how good you are at having your story read as truth and believable by the audience – the readerships? Is the story true or a lie? The readership decides that and they mark, grade or score out of 10, how believable they find the writers yarn!
Now what’s a Yarn – l hear some ask? Well, that’s usually a story that defies belief. One that might be true, or might not be true, one that has some credibility to what may turn out to be completely false, more of a fantastical tall based fiction story!
In Season 0 – Game 0 aka Baby Steps First we are simply going to take it easy on the writers to see how they respond to a simple question and the tales they can make from that, and then once achieved a couple of times, the teams will be decided and Season 1 – Game 1 will commence properly.
So what’s the game then?
Well when the Season launches properly and the teams are established then the real ‘Yarn Type Questions’ will be set, but for the interim period, we need to see if our potential players wish to play and we can iron out any wrinkles to the game itself before Season 1 starts.
How the game will work is as follows:
Two teams of four writers will be shown 12 questions across a range of topics and various levels of ‘naughtiness from the boring to the extreme’. Each writer must challenge another writer to one of the questions. There is no hardship and of course some writers might express the same question as others, again not a problem – because it is all about how ‘utterly believable’ the writer tells the yarn on the question itself. It may be a truth in the writers life or it may be something they have never done at all – but that doesn’t matter – because the writer has to create a fiction story of no less and no more than 300 words in the yarn’s creation. The objective will be to clear all 12 posed ‘questions/tasks’ and the team with the highest score wins.
The ultimate task of each writer is to make the readership completely and utterly believe they have done the question at hand, and why they do it.
Each writer at the end of their 300 word story – must then add to the bottom of their post this question to their readership:
Out of Ten, how believable do you think my story is?
To which point the readers to the published stories both comment and score. They say what they thought of the story and then grade the story on ‘Believability’ out of 10.
The scores are added up and awarded to the writer/teams and the Leaderboard.
If a writer declines a question challenged by another writer they forfeit their opportunity to take part in that game. But more on that later.
However, for the first couple of weeks, we are just going to test the waters slightly … with Baby Steps First.
Now Below are our Interested Players So Far
|Kristian of Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table|
|Sandman Jazz||Brutus of Richmond Road|
|Lisa of All About Life||The Dark Netizen|
Here is the first Question – to which you must all respond to and write a 300 word Yarn to convince the readership that you have done this question! Remember whether you have done this or not, believe it or not or whatever your opinion is, your job in the written form is to make your readership believe you have!
Now when writing remember this is a fiction story, so in essence you can make it as fictional and creative as you want! We are NOT looking for reality stories we are looking for pure bluff type fiction that just happens to be incredulous but believable!
So to the players above here is your first posed question/task – l would like you to ALL write a 300 word Yarn on the topic below…
“I caught a fish … it was THIS big?!”