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Julian's Summer Camp Pledge

-Welcome back! I was waiting for you!
-I came back with a bunch of kids with superpowers demanding attention. And their parents are very tired.
-They are flying, moving stuff around and ripping apart the town! What are we going to do??
-Write. We are going to write.
— Conversation with my untamed creativity

What I want to achieve this Summer Camp


I want to dive deeper into the people living in this town, their wishes, their fears, conflicts and happiness. My goal is to write short stories set in this secluded safe town and then, perhaps, start worldbuilding what is happening outside their walls.

My main motivation is to have fun, that's why I won't set a goal of prompts to complete. I will use the prompts that serve my purposes. I pledge to take care of myself.

That being said, I'm going to take a week off from work in July to rest, assist a very important wedding and write to my heart's content.


Themes


I must confess that when I first saw the themes for this Summer Camp I panicked a bit, but then my friends reminded me of the power of subverting the prompts to fit the setting, and I came up with a couple of ideas. It's possible that when the actual prompts are released I change my mind, but this is a good brainstorming exercise.

Expanse

For this theme I thought about the places I want to explore:
  • The town
  • The playgrounds
  • The parks
  • The forest and mountains surrounding the town
But also it would be cool to write about other things that are expanded like:
  • The threats to Nyckaneh and its people
  • The knowledge about the superpowers

Leadership

Tied with the previous set of prompts or ideas It would be interesting to dive into how this community deals with leadership:
  • Elections
  • Type of government
  • How the kids are involved in the decision making
  • The founders of the town.

Discovery

On this topic I'd like to explore:
  • The discoveries of locations, connected with the Expanse themes
  • The discovery of empathy, love and kindness connected with the Leadership
  • The discovery of how humans got superpowers

Monstrous

There are all kinds of monsters. Some are more dangerous than others:
  • Tales of wild animals outside the town
  • The humans who want to use the kids for their own purpose
  • Kids & Bedtime
  • Kids & Sugar High

Inspiration


I collected a lot of images to inspire I found on Pinterest. You can check it here.

These are the playlists I use to get in a happy, playful writing mood.




Planning for success


My plan is to work on connecting the ideas first and then write a bit every day. Probably polish the articles and publish them on the weekends. I'm aware this plan may fail because life tends to get in the way. I'm okay with that.

My support network are my lovely and talented friends in two very wholesome discord servers <3 They are the best and I love them very much.

Bonus: My mood right now.

Welcome to Nyckaneh
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4 Jun, 2022 21:09

<3 <3 <3 <3

5 Jun, 2022 14:52

<3 back at you

4 Jun, 2022 21:41

Good luck! Looking forward to reading what you write!

Check out my competition entry!
5 Jun, 2022 14:52

Thank you :)

5 Jun, 2022 13:21

I came back with a bunch of kids with superpowers demanding attention. And their parents are very tired.
  Clearly, you enjoy writing horror. ;)   Good luck, Julian! These are great goals.

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Necromancy is a Wholesome Science.
5 Jun, 2022 14:54

yes, I do! >:)

5 Jun, 2022 14:02

I adore the convo with your creativity <3 Not only waiting for you, but ready to write the things! So excited to read more in this world Julian!! And hey! Enjoy the heck out of those AMAZING mid-July plans, so we can live vicariously :D


You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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5 Jun, 2022 14:56

Daniii!!! thank you so much!! I'm excited too to expand more of this world. And I'll share all the photos so y'all can live vicariously <3

5 Jun, 2022 15:19

Yes, Superkids and Supertired parents! And also Yes, PHOTOS! *and a video of the dramatic speech in fancy garb that someone promised*

5 Jun, 2022 17:02

of course! I must record all THE EXTRA

7 Jun, 2022 01:15

PHOTOS and VIDS YESSSSSS :D


You are doing a great job! Keep creating; I believe in you!
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LexiCon (WordiGirl)
7 Jun, 2022 23:04

What a lovely pledge! I wish you the best! God bless, much success, and may you have bundles of fun! <3

Have an exuberantly blessed day!!!
8 Jun, 2022 00:17

Hi!! Thank you so much <3 the best for you too

Sage SailingOcelot
Sailing Ocelot
8 Jun, 2022 17:29

Having fun is a fantastic goal! I hope you enjoy the summer camp! I believe I remember your world through stumbling upon some of your previous camp or worldember articles last time! The theme of the kids having superpowers was quite memorable! Best of luck!

~~~~~~~~ SailingOcelot
9 Jun, 2022 13:05

Thank you so much!! I hope you have fun too with summer camp and your goals!

9 Jun, 2022 10:16

Good luck, Julian! So excited for more in this world! <3 And yay, wedding!

9 Jun, 2022 13:06

Aww your support means so much to me <3

Sage eccbooks
E. Christopher Clark
9 Jun, 2022 15:18

I just found this through Qurillion's list of cool pledges to check out, then read the premise of your world, and I'm hooked! Good luck!

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9 Jun, 2022 15:23

Thanks!! good luck to you too!

Grandmaster nnie
Annie Stein
25 Jun, 2022 15:06

Best of luck this Summercamp! It was really neat to see how you adapted the themes to work for Nyckaneh!

25 Jun, 2022 16:50

Thanks for reading and commenting! I hope you fave fun too this Summercamp <3