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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #105 on: October 18, 2010, 01:09:48 PM »
I just stopped in and read through. *chuckles* You guys are all so cheering the way you poke fun at yourselves, except that you started a month back with the nail biting when you hadn't yet thought of a damn thing to write about. Only two weeks left now and I have to say that I'm getting a little nervous. I've had a WIP in my head working hard to find means of escape. I haven't lost all hope yet though of figuring out how to hand two things at once. 

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #106 on: October 18, 2010, 04:17:26 PM »
Don't lose hope, Kerr! You still have time!  :dance:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #107 on: October 18, 2010, 05:05:07 PM »
Only had one more entry during the past week :/

I hope we get a last minute rush.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #108 on: October 18, 2010, 07:36:04 PM »
I'm still trying to decide if I should submit an old story I like, or submit the new one which is a little bit of a mess right now. But I one hundred percent intend to submit.


Ed: You want me to put info about the contest on my Facebook and Twitter, to see if I can drum up more interest? I also have a few writer friends I may be able to talk into participating.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #109 on: October 19, 2010, 02:29:07 AM »

Ed: You want me to put info about the contest on my Facebook and Twitter, to see if I can drum up more interest? I also have a few writer friends I may be able to talk into participating.

Yep -- the more the merrier. Thanks :smiley:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #110 on: October 19, 2010, 03:23:43 AM »
Ah!  That's a great idea!  I'll plug it too!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #111 on: October 19, 2010, 09:45:53 PM »
Hey Rev, I saw your comment about this contest and I'm so in this. I've been weaving up a tale of dark fiction for a few weeks now, which was originally intended for an anthology submission with a publishing press, but after seeing this, I've decided I'm going to enter it in this contest first.  I was in a Flash Fiction contest with Shock Totem back in September, and my story (1000 words) was a total failure. I rushed it!! This one is near completion which will allow me time to pass it around, get feedback and polish her off before I submit. And this story is creeping me out just writing it. My lead character has been speaking to me in my head, demanding that I tell his story. I'm all over this.

And thank you for the heads up, otherwise I would have missed this exciting opportunity. I owe you one.  Here goes. If your into zombies, APEX is having an open call for submissions for a Zombie anthology or something in that realm, and the deadline is the 31st of this month. Go to their website and click submissions to find out more.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #112 on: October 20, 2010, 04:12:19 AM »
Welcome aboard Charlie!  I'll have a gander at Apex's website!  ;)

ED: are reprints allowed?
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #113 on: October 20, 2010, 01:10:38 PM »
Okay, I'm 1,300 words in, nowhere near an end and enjoying myself. That's all good signs.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #114 on: October 20, 2010, 09:04:39 PM »
Good deal, Kerr! Keep at it!  :cool:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #115 on: October 20, 2010, 09:37:59 PM »
Thanks Lee.  I hate to miss out on all the fun. Good or bad, I'll get something together.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #116 on: October 21, 2010, 09:38:17 AM »
Hello fellow writing cometitors,

My Writing project for this one has been good. The voice in my head, Jacob, is helping me tell his story.  Wow, I can see why he needs to get this one off his chest. Giving me the heebie-jeebies as well!!  Hoping to have his story done by this weekend, so I can have ample time to have some peeps read, before I polish this off and submit by the 30th!!

I'll be hiding in my charlie box typing away!!

Wishing everyone success on this one!!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #117 on: October 22, 2010, 02:47:08 AM »
Welcome aboard Charlie!  I'll have a gander at Apex's website!  ;)

ED: are reprints allowed?

Sorry, Rev -- didn't see this before. Considering the winning entry is to be published in Shock Totem, I doubt it's a good idea, but check their guidelines for a definitive answer. It may mean a reduced payout, if allowed. Personally, I wouldn't chance it.

In other news -- a week to go, and still only twenty entries received. We're three down on the number of entries when compared to this time last year.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #118 on: October 22, 2010, 03:23:50 AM »
Cheers Ed - I asked on behalf of someone ese; you'll get a Rev. Austin original off me next week ;)
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #119 on: October 22, 2010, 04:53:08 AM »
You'll have mine soon. I'm waiting for my wife to give it a read and see if she can find fault with anything.
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