Started by seadude, February 07, 2023, 07:14:17 PM
Quote from: kerick on February 07, 2023, 09:36:14 PM"Now here is where the story departs from the real world", or something to that effect. Hope this helps.
Quote from: perttime on February 07, 2023, 09:05:53 PMJust to be certain: does the contest accept what-if subjects?So, you need a back story. One common approach is to take a real life history and deviate from that at some point. Take a look at one of Dizzyfugu's back stories for inspiration. It has been a while since I posted any of my own work, but my back stories have tended to start from real life events, with something changed: The Napier Heston Racer didn't crash but was developed into a line of fighters, or Supermarine decided a little earlier that a wide track undercarriage makes sense.
QuoteOh are you from Wales ?? Do you know a fella named Jonah ?? He used to live in whales for a while.
Quote from: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2023, 06:56:08 AMSince I have been quoted: most of my background stories start at wikipedia, too, but I frequrently re-write the text and/or integrate other sources and material, so that little is left over.A letter limit can be tough, though, one single page is only around 3.000 characters IIRC, which is not too much.Maybe involve ChatGPT AI or the task - I'd be curious what would come out!
Quote from: sandiego89 on February 08, 2023, 04:56:27 PM"Recognizing the new threats from modern cruises missiles, drones and small attack craft, and the lack of survivability and spare buoyancy on several classes of modern warships, the Pentagon took a hard look at the Iowa class battleships that with an extensive modernization that could...."
Quote from: seadude on February 08, 2023, 04:07:57 PMIf I can find a decent Wikipedia article about current tensions with China and the South China Sea, I may write something up. But I have to be careful and not plagarize the entire Wiki article. It'd have to be extensively reworded as the contest rules state that the history paper must be in my own words.
Quote from: sandiego89 on February 08, 2023, 04:56:27 PMFor a modern timeframe, I would avoid any link to current tensions or naming specific countries, you don't want to make it political, so just keep it vague, something along the line of "increased tensions in the Pacific..."
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