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 host @johnstaples
ss071020b: July 10, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT, 11 pm GMT host @Donna Devine
ss071020c: July 10, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; July 11, 2020 1 am GMT host @coolparadiso
ss071020d: July 10, 2020 8 pm PDT, 11 PM EDT; July 11, 2020 3 am GMT host @metalfoot
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ss071120g: Saturday July 11, 2020 7 am PDT, 10 AM EDT; 2 pm GMT host @Scubed (Note: this is scheduled as a two hour skirmish)
ss071120h: July 11, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT host @IA
ss071120i: July 11, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT host @JWHanberry
ss071120j: July 11, 2020 2 pm PDT, 5 PM EDT; 9 pm GMT host @yam655
ss071120k: July 11, 2020 4 pm PDT, 7 PM EDT; 11 pm GMT host @coolparadiso
ss071120l: July 11, 2020 6 pm PDT, 9 PM EDT; July 12, 2020 1 am GMT host @Vegansongs
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ss071220p: Sunday July 12, 2020 10 am PDT, 1 PM EDT; 5 pm GMT host @wacha
ss071220q: Sunday July 12, 2020 12 noon PDT, 3 PM EDT; 7 pm GMT 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:"______"