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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #90 on: October 07, 2010, 03:50:41 AM »
Not this time, bucko!   :grin:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #91 on: October 10, 2010, 06:09:19 PM »
Sweet! Got my story edited and sent in! Can't wait to read everyone's entries!  :dance:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #92 on: October 13, 2010, 02:01:08 AM »
Still only sixteen entries, with two weeks left to go.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #93 on: October 13, 2010, 05:27:48 AM »
Everybody knows that #17 is the cursed position... that no-one has ever voted for the 17th story... so we're all just waiting for someone else to blink first...

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #94 on: October 13, 2010, 12:27:13 PM »
I finally got around to signing up to these forums. I believe I'll have to throw my name in the hat for this competition. Already working on the story. Fingers crossed.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #95 on: October 13, 2010, 03:36:04 PM »
I've got to get on this. I've had the story written for about a month, but I haven't gotten around to putting the finishing touches on it yet. :/
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #96 on: October 14, 2010, 04:06:07 AM »
I started working on something else for this that I've had mapped out for a while, but just never got round to finishing.  Started working on it again though because I've decided I'd rather enter something brand new, rather than a reworked crit session story...
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #97 on: October 14, 2010, 04:51:22 AM »
I'm submitting something from waaaaay back. An early Del. From my cubist period when men wore hats and moustaches and railroad watches, women cooked apple pie a la mode and listened to Bing, horsepower was measured in single digits, and stories didn't need to start with a hook, include sex and violence, or even have a theme...

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2010, 08:22:14 AM »
I haven't written anything I'm really proud of in the past few months, but maybe I'll throw something together. (And now I'm getting excited to read the rest of the stories too! That's always fun.)

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #99 on: October 14, 2010, 09:31:27 AM »
I'm going to send mine in, sometime in the next few days. I'll read it through a couple of times more. I keep finding typos.

It was my second choice, actually; I have a piece suited to a larger audience, that I was really excited about entering here, but it is at 7500 words right now, and while I could cut about 1000w without too much plot and atmosphere damage, everytime I get any closer to the limit, I lose what makes it something other than a run-of-the-mill serial killer story. Mainly the MC's voice.  :bangh:

Not that I don't like the one I am sending. In fact, I love it; I just think it is suited to a particular taste. Oh well, at least I finished it!  :cheers:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #100 on: October 14, 2010, 10:55:05 AM »
I'm submitting something from waaaaay back. An early Del. From my cubist period when men wore hats and moustaches and railroad watches, women cooked apple pie a la mode and listened to Bing, horsepower was measured in single digits, and stories didn't need to start with a hook, include sex and violence, or even have a theme...

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Sounds like a winner!  I'm thinking of reworking mine so it includes an irrepressible lady detective who makes her living as a writer, and has an uncanny knack of turning up to crime scenes without an invite, and then snidely revealing the culprit to the nearby police.  I think I'll call her 'Meredith'.  But so it also fits in with the dark/horror theme of this competition, I'll probably also make her a werewolf or something.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #101 on: October 14, 2010, 12:16:45 PM »
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I think I'll call her 'Meredith'.  But so it also fits in with the dark/horror theme of this competition, I'll probably also make her a werewolf or something.

In a little (and probably nowadays(*) obscure) nod to the day the music really did die you could have someone on her trail - the Meredith Hunter...

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #102 on: October 15, 2010, 03:28:25 AM »
Well, you just caused me to google Meredith Hunter and learn something new.  Well done, granddad  :2funny:

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #103 on: October 15, 2010, 09:03:02 AM »
Well, you just caused me to google Meredith Hunter and learn something new.  Well done, granddad  :2funny:

Ditto!  ;)

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #104 on: October 15, 2010, 09:40:38 AM »
I feel very old now!  :/

As an aside, I watched the movie Gimmie Shelter (in which Meredith Hunter's murder is caught on film) last Christmas followed almost immediately by a documentary of Take That on tour. How music has changed in the last 40 years! One was proper rock'n'roll, the other was like an hour in a soft play room.

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