This year's short story contest...are we still on?

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  1. Midnattblod

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    yea I kinda rushed the end so it didn't turn out how I wanted it to but thanks for the help. I kinda was trying to make it something that I could work off of for a longer story but I don't know if I'll ever actually do it.
     
  2. grumpycroc

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    You know, i wouldn't worry about the ending too much. With just a little more characterization that would fix itself.
     
  3. Lord Yuan

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    I was going to read all the stories in one day once we got all our submissions but three competing still feels kind of lonely.

    At least the top three places will be easy?
     
  4. S.J. Faerlind

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    We're waiting until the 22nd to start judging. C'mon Greybeard, BFD and Liv! Anon even said he might give it a go at one point. Any/all entrants are welcome.
     
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    It's the 22nd, so it's time to read your entries. :D As soon as I'm done with some general posting I'll start reading (and rating :spiningdemon:) your stories!
     
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    please don't be too harsh :(
     
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    Whatever your criticism, it can't be worse than what my mom would say.
     
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    Hi Guys, sorry to mess things up for this quarters short story comp!
    I will not be posting an entry today, despite having the week's grace.
    I actually have 3 half written stories, just really couldn't get into them though, and felt they all lacked something and are not up to scratch.
    I had struggled from the get go for motivation and with a few other real life issues thrown in I let time slip by.
    Sorry to let you down, I was itching to write a few months ago but when it came to the crunch I folded big time.
     
  9. S.J. Faerlind

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    Ah no worries BFD.. it happens and better luck next year!
    Can all entrants post (in this thread) answers to the following questions:
    1. Do you want feedback on your story? Feedback is constructive criticism: meant to help you improve, not make you feel bad or anything.
    2. If you get feedback do you want it to be posted underneath your story (ie: publicly) or sent to you by private message (ie: nobody but you can read it)?
    Thanks all!
     
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    No worries. Honestly when it started to come down to the wire I really got worried about writing again. Maybe we should shoot for a longer contest next time? Like a full year project deal. Maybe boost the requirements too or something.

    Yes and yes! I'll have my mistakes publicized so if I don't fix them at least somebody might!
     
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    Yes to both questions. I don't care if other people see the criticism
     
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    Yes, and feel free to post it publicly.
     
  13. S.J. Faerlind

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    Stay tuned....results will be posted tomorrow before I go to bed! :)
     
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    Taliesyn It's a feral reality out there, kids.

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    I'd better get a wriggle on with my bit then...