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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #225 on: November 01, 2010, 07:05:29 PM »
I have to say that I have been reading pretty much all day since the files were posted.  My eyes are friggin killing me.  I now have a profound utter respect for editors.  It is neither an easy task to read them all, let alone comment, and then pick from an excellent group (let alone edit as well).  [Bows to all editors] :2thumbs: I really enjoyed all of the stories and it was a great read.  Good luck to the winners.  :cheers:  And yes...I do love these little smileys a lot.  :smitten:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #226 on: November 02, 2010, 09:57:09 PM »
What a whoot. Great stuff and I laughed till I cried tonight. Thank you all.   :2funny:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #227 on: November 03, 2010, 06:28:37 AM »
Slowly reading through the stories and writing down my comments. Really enjoying some of the stories I've read so far!!
Ready to hunker down in my box for the weekend, to finish my story!!

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #228 on: November 04, 2010, 06:24:53 AM »
Me, too. Morning, noon, and night my existence is filled with horror and some very twisted people  :afro: At last count I was up to 17. I'm picking at random from the thread and already I've got a couple of great stories marked for rereading. Great fun, but challenging, and it's definitely put my off being an editor.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #229 on: November 04, 2010, 08:09:01 AM »
Me, too. Morning, noon, and night my existence is filled with horror and some very twisted people  :afro: At last count I was up to 17. I'm picking at random from the thread and already I've got a couple of great stories marked for rereading. Great fun, but challenging, and it's definitely put my off being an editor.
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Hey, I'm at 17 too! And hoping to knock out a few more today. Sure am glad we have until the 14th. I should be done well ahead of schedule, but its nice to have the time just in case!  :smiley:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #230 on: November 04, 2010, 07:06:39 PM »
Pheweee!  I only ended up basically skipping a few stories, which just goes to show the level of talent on offer this time (not like last time felt like a dirge or anything).  Yeah, I'm sucking up to everybody but you might not even have voted for me at all, so what the hell.  It was fun.  Same time next year?  ;)

Actually, a serious question for Ed/Kenwood: If we don't get anywhere with our entry in this comp, would we still be allowed to sub it to ST?  Or would you prefer if we never sully your inbox with our literary filth?  :grin:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #231 on: November 04, 2010, 07:22:05 PM »
Ahhhh. About one-fifth left to go, but I think I need a break. I don't know how editors do it! I'm still having fun reading, though, and it's interesting to read the opinions on the voting thread too (although I'm being careful to avoid spoilers). It sure is funny how different opinions can be! One man's trash is another man's treasure and all.  :azn:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #232 on: November 04, 2010, 07:58:06 PM »
Well, editors have more than two weeks to read fifty stories or else they'd end up like this:  :buck:

I'm 1/3 of the way through.  I had to stop for a day to finish editing an anthology and submit a few stories.  Now I'm going to dig in for the final 2/3.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #233 on: November 05, 2010, 05:30:55 AM »
a suggestion:- first read the pathetic stories, then you' ll be left with the good ones to choose from.... that should save time.   ;)

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #234 on: November 05, 2010, 09:07:52 AM »
@ LashSlash,

I would disagree with your word "Pathetic" stories because I'm confident in saying that every person who sent in an entry put their heart and soul into creating what they felt was the best story for them. Although they may not have produced a publishable piece of material, they made ever effort to try, depending on what level they are at in the always learning to improve, craft of writing.

So, in my opinion, every story comes with much effort, and every writer tried the best they could, and yes, there are those stories I've read so far that are better than average, but none of the stories would ever be "pathetic", only a selection of thoughts that may need improvement and direction to become a saleable piece!!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #235 on: November 05, 2010, 10:56:42 AM »
I don't know Charlie, some of the pieces made me want to vomit out my eyes, I found them so awful.

Only joking!

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #236 on: November 05, 2010, 10:57:09 AM »
OR AM I?
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #237 on: November 05, 2010, 11:09:02 AM »
Charlie, you need to get used to LashSlash's sense of humour. He's not saying any of the stories are pathetic. He's positing a logical paradox. He does stuff like that.  ;)

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #238 on: November 05, 2010, 12:30:24 PM »
Yeah, Ok. Not  a problem. I thought he was serious, because everyone worked hard on their stories I'm sure, and a few could take that the wrong way, well like myself, a newbie to this forum thought, until you mentioned his "humor"!!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #239 on: November 05, 2010, 01:37:04 PM »
I always assume everybody's motivated by the best intentions, and try to view everything through that screen. It makes for a happier existence, if nothing else :smiley:
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