What is a skirmish? A timed writing session to a prompt. What is a super skirmish? A series of skirmishes, usually over a weekend. This video (by long time FAWM/5090'er) @plainwhitetoast helps explain a skirmish and superskirmish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMO6lNRkRFI
My initial thought is to spread it out a bit more to cover three days, initially schedule in my observation of historic more active posting times, and utilize two already posted skirmishes. Here is a suggested schedule. I haven't organized one for a while and had to peek at the last FAWM SS so I am welcome to corrections on the labeling, time zone times, and tagging nomenclature. The schedule is subject to change depending on whoever wants to volunteer to host and when. To convert start times anywhere in the world use the world clock converter: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html . Please post in this topic if you are interesting in hosting or if you have any questions or comments.
ss071020a: Friday July 10, 2020 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT, 9 pm GMT, 10 pm BST host @johnstaples
ss071020b: July 10, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT, 11 pm GMT, Saturday July 11 midnight BST host @Donna Devine
ss071020c: July 10, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; Saturday July 11, 2020 1 am GMT, 2am BST host @coolparadiso
ss071020d: Friday July 10, 2020 8 pm PDT, 11 PM EDT; Saturday July 11, 2020 3 am GMT, 4am BST host @metalfoot
ss071120f: Saturday July 11, 2020 5 am PDT, 8 AM EDT; noon GMT, 1pm BST host @AndyGetch
ss071120g: July 11, 2020 7 am PDT, 10 AM EDT; 2 pm GMT, 3pm BST host @Scubed (Note: this is scheduled as a two hour skirmish)
ss071120h: July 11, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT, 6pm BST host @IA
ss071120i: July 11, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT, 8pm BST host @JWHanberry
ss071120j: July 11, 2020 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT; 9 pm GMT, 10pm BST host @yam655
ss071120k: July 11, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT; 11 pm GMT, Sunday July 12, 2020 midnight BST host @coolparadiso
ss071120l: July 11, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; Sunday July 12, 2020 1 am GMT, 2am BST host @Vegansongs
ss071120m: Saturday July 11, 2020 8 pm PDT, 11 PM EDT; Sunday July 12, 2020 3 am GMT; 4am BST host @AndyGetch
ss071120o: Sunday July 12, 2020 4 am PDT, 7 AM EDT; 11 am GMT; noon BST host @Amanda West
ss071220p: Sunday July 12, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT; 6pm BST host @wacha
ss071220q: Sunday July 12, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT, 8pm BST host @corinne54 (Note: this is the regularly scheduled Sunday skirmish)
Each individual skirmish above will be posted as a separate forum topic. Feel free to use the example template below, or modify to your choosing:
Friday July 10, 2020 SuperSkirmish A: Start 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT, 9 pm GMT
A "Skirmish" is a group songwriting sprint. A time is announced, a writing prompt given, and then everyone has 1 HOUR to write a song. After you finish your song upload it, then post a link to it in this thread below. Part of the fun is to listen to and comment on the other participants songs. If it takes longer than an hour or if you start late, then please post and comment anyway. The main goal is to encourage each other to write new songs that would not otherwise exist while having fun. The writing prompt will be posted here at the announced start time.
Tag it: ss071020a
The Skirmish writing prompt is:"______"