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Announcement Back by popular demand... revamped short story contests! Suggestions/questions thread

Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest' started by Tenderiser, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. ShannonH

    ShannonH Contributing Member Supporter

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    Joining the hype club to see who wrote what.
     
  2. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Now that we've had the first contest, if anybody has feedback or suggestions please let me know. PM if you don't want to do it publicly :agreed:
     
  3. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Well, voting is going to be easy this time round!
     
  4. Alphonse Capone

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    A few more in there now.

    President West seems so much less like fiction now than when the prompt was suggested :ohno:
     
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  5. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    I know right?! A little unfortunate but at the time it seemed such a funny prompt...
     
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    dbesim Contributing Member

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    All quiet on the short-story front for the first two weeks then a diluge of entries coming all at once at the final moment :D. Might be the case again...
     
  7. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Supporter Contributor

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    Aye. I would recommend authors use all of the time, because it's so helpful to let a story rest and then read it with fresh eyes. I'm excited about the prompts this month!
     
  8. dbesim

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    Me too :)
     
  9. antlad

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    Out of curiosity, has anyone ever posted to Workshop to get help, then posted the same thing to contest?
     
  10. big soft moose

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    I would have thought the other way round would make more sense as workshop first removes the anonymity
     
  11. big soft moose

    big soft moose Contributing Member

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    or you can just procrastinate for ages and write the whole story in a rush the day before the deadline .... not that anyone ever does that of course :whistle:
     
  12. antlad

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    I guess another way to ask this is..
    Has anyone ever asked the communities help in polishing a story, then submitted that story to a contest?

    I figured at some point someone would have, then complained they didn't win when 'everyone said it was great!', or something.
     
  13. big soft moose

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    As i said i don't see how you can - removing your anonymity is a rule break and would get your story disqualified - so entering something where everyone already knows who wrote it would be a nonstarter
     
  14. antlad

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    Ok.
     
  15. 20oz

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    Forming a writing group would probably be your best bet. Have a private Facebook page and gather 3 to 4 people into it. Viola!
     

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