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Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:32 pm
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It's that time again! Time for another Fiction Workshop!

Are you struggling with Mary Sues and Gary Stus in your writing? Are your main characters just not real enough? Is your heroine's only flaw that she's clumsy and falls in love with dangerous mythical creatures? Well fear no more!

In this month's fiction workshop, we'll be discussing and practicing the art of creating dynamic, realistic main characters and will be hosted by none other than myself (Lauren2010), SmylinG, and JabberHut! So you know these workshops will be packed full of awesome!

Wait, Lauren, did you say workshops? Well yes, hypothetical reader, I did! This month, we're going to be hosting two sessions of the workshop in order to accomodate for time zones and over-filling any single workshop (some people have problems with lag when there's too much awesome in one googledoc!).

The workshops will be held at 2PM GMT and 12AM GMT on Saturday, February 18th (that date applies for people in GMT-5, but it may vary for other timezones). Here is a helpful converter so you know what time it will be in your part of the world.

In order to get an idea of how many people we can expect in each session, please let us know below if you plan on attending, and which session you expect to attend! This is by no means mandatory (you can literally come in three minutes before the workshop and we'd be glad to have you), but it will help give us an idea of what to expect.

Hope to see you there!

EDIT
It occurs to me that there may be some confusion on the timezones. For me, in GMT -5 the workshop times are as follows:
9AM and 7PM

It may seem confusing because of how the times are as listed for GMT (use the converter!), but I should clarify that in GMT they will be 2PM Saturday the 18th, and 12AM Sunday the 19th.

Here is an easier converter to use to determine your time!
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Paracosm says...



I'll try to go to the second one!
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01 pm
Audy says...



Sign me up for 2pm GMT.

Edit: Wait - February 15th...?




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Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:42 pm
Lauren2010 says...



xD sorry, I meant the 18th! *fixes*
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:27 pm
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This weekend?

I am SO THERE. The first one, I think. Five am might be a little hard for me.
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:40 pm
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I'm in! See you at 2pm Saturday!
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Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:52 pm
stargazer9927 says...



If I did the converter right I'll need the 12am one, which makes no sense to me unless you don't live in the US.

How exactly does this workshop work? I've never heard of one before so I'm curious, and I'm certainly interested in attending.
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Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:10 am
Blues says...



Ooh, I'd love to attend! I'd probably attend the one at 2 pm, but I might be late depending on whether my mum wants to go out in the morning. I'll try to make it though!




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Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:41 pm
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I don't know which one though..
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Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:13 am
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Maaaybe the 2PM one. :]
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Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:03 am
Niebla says...



I'd love to come! If it's alright, I can attend the 2PM one. :smt001 This really sounds great.




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Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:01 pm
Lavvie says...



I'm interested, but the times suck for me. If I do attend, it'll most like be for the 12 am one.




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Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:30 am
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Man, I just missed the 12am one. I really should check out the lounge more often.
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:12 am
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You haven't missed anything, Ninja! The workshops aren't until tomorrow! ;)
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Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:44 am
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I keep forgetting that your GMT's tomorrow is my today.
Well then, I'll try and make it tomorrow.
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