Fall Writing Competition 2017

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#46 Post by Neptune » Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:00 pm

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#47 Post by TheOne » Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am

Now I wish I'd found this sooner. I have a couple stories I've written but never submitted anywhere. (As well as an idea for another story altogether about Robin Hood...)

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#48 Post by FiendishlyAdorable » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:08 pm

TheOne wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am
Now I wish I'd found this sooner. I have a couple stories I've written but never submitted anywhere. (As well as an idea for another story altogether about Robin Hood...)
I found it just in time. :P I tried to condense it for the sake of the judges, so I made myself stop at around 3,000 words/5 Google Doc pages/3 MS Word pages. Normally when I try to write short stories I end up with rather long stories.
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#49 Post by NuclearBird » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:52 pm

FiendishlyAdorable wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:08 pm
TheOne wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am
Now I wish I'd found this sooner. I have a couple stories I've written but never submitted anywhere. (As well as an idea for another story altogether about Robin Hood...)
I found it just in time. :P I tried to condense it for the sake of the judges, so I made myself stop at around 3,000 words/5 Google Doc pages/3 MS Word pages. Normally when I try to write short stories I end up with rather long stories.
I found out about it just when I was considering actually getting down and writing something instead of just letting the ideas drift from thought to thought.
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#50 Post by Jam » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:36 am

FiendishlyAdorable wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:08 pm
TheOne wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:41 am
Now I wish I'd found this sooner. I have a couple stories I've written but never submitted anywhere. (As well as an idea for another story altogether about Robin Hood...)
I found it just in time. :P I tried to condense it for the sake of the judges, so I made myself stop at around 3,000 words/5 Google Doc pages/3 MS Word pages. Normally when I try to write short stories I end up with rather long stories.
Yeah I tried to compress mine but it still ended up 24k words, it's probably my fault they weren't able to finish by Christmas like they wanted... sorry.

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#51 Post by ThunderVolt » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am

Sheesh. And I thought my story was kinda long.

Oh well. All we can do is be patient, and wait for the judges to be finished. I'm excited tho.
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#52 Post by Neptune » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:59 pm

ThunderVolt wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am
Sheesh. And I thought my story was kinda long.

Oh well. All we can do is be patient, and wait for the judges to be finished. I'm excited tho.
I have a novella that's probably going to have upwards of 80,000 words by the end of it, 16 pages ain't that much lol
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#53 Post by FiendishlyAdorable » Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 pm

Neptune wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:59 pm
ThunderVolt wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am
Sheesh. And I thought my story was kinda long.

Oh well. All we can do is be patient, and wait for the judges to be finished. I'm excited tho.
I have a novella that's probably going to have upwards of 80,000 words by the end of it, 16 pages ain't that much lol
Fancy. Sounds more like a short novel.

You guys make me wish I'd let myself go on another 1,000 or so words. xD
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#54 Post by wolf_Appledore999 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:58 pm

FiendishlyAdorable wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Neptune wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:59 pm
ThunderVolt wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am
Sheesh. And I thought my story was kinda long.

Oh well. All we can do is be patient, and wait for the judges to be finished. I'm excited tho.
I have a novella that's probably going to have upwards of 80,000 words by the end of it, 16 pages ain't that much lol
Fancy. Sounds more like a short novel.

You guys make me wish I'd let myself go on another 1,000 or so words. xD
^^, One of my stories on DA got as long as 45 Google Docs Pages. ^^,

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#55 Post by TheOne » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:12 pm

By the time I'm finished with my Samurai Jack screenplay, it will probably be close to 1,000 pages.
Oh, and "My Dad could beat up your Dad," and so on, lol.

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#56 Post by Neptune » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 am

wolf_Appledore999 wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:58 pm
FiendishlyAdorable wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:39 pm
Neptune wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:59 pm
ThunderVolt wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:45 am
Sheesh. And I thought my story was kinda long.

Oh well. All we can do is be patient, and wait for the judges to be finished. I'm excited tho.
I have a novella that's probably going to have upwards of 80,000 words by the end of it, 16 pages ain't that much lol
Fancy. Sounds more like a short novel.

You guys make me wish I'd let myself go on another 1,000 or so words. xD
^^, One of my stories on DA got as long as 45 Google Docs Pages. ^^,
Ha, 45, mine has 28 and it's not even a third done with the first draft! (Two years in progress tho... :( )
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#57 Post by FiendishlyAdorable » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Neptune wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:05 am
Ha, 45, mine has 28 and it's not even a third done with the first draft! (Two years in progress tho... :( )
The story I based my short story on has 175,744 words and 402 pages on Google Docs as of the last time I worked on it. xD
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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#58 Post by JediGuy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:37 pm

Good morning / afternoon / evening, forum-writers, and Happy New Year!

Quick update for everyone: The holidays bogged down speed a bit on grading, but I'm happy to report that all the judges are working through grading as we speak. One is out of the country at the moment, but otherwise, progress is good.

Thank you for your continued patience!

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#59 Post by ClockworkPanda » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:00 am

Woo! You go, Judges! :3

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Re: Fall Writing Competition 2017

#60 Post by FiendishlyAdorable » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:41 pm

Hail to the judges!
With every mistake, we must surely be learning.

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