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« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 08:03:41 PM »

Bugger - though I have story ideas that may well be accepted I can't de-prioritise the stuff I'm currently working on. I'll have to wait for the 2011 comp.
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« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2010, 08:14:23 PM »

posting here has proven unwise. ed will keep your stuff after he bans you. only he knows why.
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« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2010, 04:12:38 AM »

That's it, plus any rules Shock Totem stipluate on their submissions page, for obvious reasons. We try to keep it simple, and if anything crops up that isn't covered by the rules, we'll make a decision on it if and when necessary. smiley

You could always submit an old story, Woody. Good luck, if you decide to throw your hat into the ring afro
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« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2010, 12:15:55 AM »

So how goes the writing?
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« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2010, 03:50:33 AM »

So how goes the writing?

Looks like it's just the three entries I've received so far then, Ken scratch

On the upside, it should make judging a bit easier for you afro
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« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2010, 04:02:01 AM »

I've got one started smiley
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« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2010, 07:42:09 AM »

I got a couple of thousand words into my first attempt before abandoning it because I couldn't figure out what the MC wanted. I'm about 1300 words into a second story that's looking much better.

But I figure I'm a good five weeks away from worrying, and six weeks away from panicking. Plenty of time!  cool

Anyone who turns a story in now is just giving up valuable editing time.  bleh
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« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2010, 01:58:06 AM »

Only three! Do we smell?
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« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2010, 02:24:06 AM »

Only three! Do we smell?

No, nope, no problem, Ken -- we've had another entry since my last post. We're up to four cheers
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« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2010, 08:14:13 AM »

Only three! Do we smell?

HEY! Some of us don't write as fast as others. My story is up to 2700 words now. And the deadline is STILL just over six weeks away.  rolleyes

Do we need to get you a sign you can post in a prominent spot with the reassuring words "Don't Panic" written on it?   Cheesy
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« Reply #40 on: September 15, 2010, 08:55:45 AM »

My story is still bubbling away in the dark sludge of my brain. I know the setting I want to write about but I'm still waiting for a story (and a hero) to come crawling out of this particular swamp.

Alas, the only thing to emerge in recent months has been hiccups, headaches, and halitosis  Shocked

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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2010, 09:10:14 AM »

I don't know the setting, the characters or the plot. I don't know any of the words, though I suspect 'the' will feature. Okay. That's one word. It's a start.
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« Reply #42 on: September 15, 2010, 11:57:12 AM »

Reminds me of that old Python sketch: "And he's written the first word, it's the definite article and it's 'The'. Oh, and he's signed his name again ... It's Tess of the d'Urbevilles all over again ..."

I am in a similar position, BTW. Still, there's over a month to go ...
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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2010, 03:54:39 PM »

I was going to give it a go - although it is rather more words than I've attempted before so don't hold your breath.
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« Reply #44 on: September 15, 2010, 04:15:15 PM »

I was going to give it a go - although it is rather more words than I've attempted before so don't hold your breath.

You don't have to write to the limit, Russell. A past winner was a good two thousand words or so under the limit, so just give it your best shot afro
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