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« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2010, 04:34:52 AM »

First draft complete, and not a hobnob in sight. Only problem is there's not much that's horrific or scary or shocking in it as yet either. No monsters. No ghosts. No zombies. No giant insects. No slimy things from outer space. No creeping shadows. Not even a maggot.  scratch
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« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2010, 06:08:57 AM »

First draft complete, and not a hobnob in sight. Only problem is there's not much that's horrific or scary or shocking in it as yet either. No monsters. No ghosts. No zombies. No giant insects. No slimy things from outer space. No creeping shadows. Not even a maggot.  scratch

How about malevolent wombles?

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« Reply #77 on: September 27, 2010, 06:29:12 AM »

How about malevolent wombles?

Now there's a thought...
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« Reply #78 on: September 27, 2010, 12:16:14 PM »

It was a dark and stormy Womble.
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« Reply #79 on: October 05, 2010, 09:04:50 PM »

So I'm getting ready to send my story in, and I am following the guidelines closely, but I don't know what this means: "BB Code to format any italics".  What is BB code?  scratch
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« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2010, 02:26:00 AM »

So I'm getting ready to send my story in, and I am following the guidelines closely, but I don't know what this means: "BB Code to format any italics".  What is BB code?  scratch

Bulletin Board code afro The easiest way to format your entry using it is to go as if to post it on a thread here, select the text you want italicised, then press the slanting 'I' button, which will add the code, like this:

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You can then use the preview button to check it's alright, then copy the whole lot to a fresh Word .rtf and you're in business smiley
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« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2010, 03:04:49 AM »

It's a race against time for me - up to about 3000 words on a very rough first draft. I'm loving the story but it needs a lot of work. With 'proper' work the way it is, time is very tight... we shall see. Worse thing happens, then at least I'll be able to partake in a crit group soon!

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« Reply #82 on: October 06, 2010, 03:31:45 AM »

Cool  afro Good luck with the editing, Del. I enjoyed your last comp entry.
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« Reply #83 on: October 06, 2010, 04:38:38 AM »

This one is written in a style I'm calling "Post Reverend, neo-Delph-Womble". It's an epic poem about a zombie detective with an ambition to record Beethoven's Opus 61 before his fingers fall off, meanwhile he's being hunted by a five-hundred year old sea monster who (mistakingly) believes the zombie's music is the mating call of a long-forgotten (and very hot!) female. It's a piece for under-fives, of course.

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« Reply #84 on: October 06, 2010, 05:14:36 AM »

I'd buy that for a dollar!
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« Reply #85 on: October 06, 2010, 07:35:43 AM »

Hey, I've got a vote already!  cheers Kewl. Del sets the early pace...

Trouble is I never mention any smells and I start off with dialogue... so there's Geoff's and Ed's votes gone...  Wink

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« Reply #86 on: October 06, 2010, 10:38:03 AM »

So I'm getting ready to send my story in, and I am following the guidelines closely, but I don't know what this means: "BB Code to format any italics".  What is BB code?  scratch

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Thanks, Ed.  Mine should be submitted very soon.
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« Reply #87 on: October 06, 2010, 02:12:45 PM »

If what I'm working on gets suitably polished in time to send in, none of the usual crit group members will know which story is mine, uh huh, no way  grin
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« Reply #88 on: October 06, 2010, 06:39:36 PM »

We're up to fifteen entries, now. Three more than this time last year.
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« Reply #89 on: October 06, 2010, 07:10:55 PM »

If what I'm working on gets suitably polished in time to send in, none of the usual crit group members will know which story is mine, uh huh, no way  grin

Well, you sure had everyone fooled LAST year!  Shocked
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