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Old 05-11-12, 11:44 PM
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Talking Short Story Contest Discussion Thread

I'm curious if anyone would be interested in a contest involving short stories. The word count might be approximately 2000 words. It would be fiction of course. I'm not sure if a specific genre is necessary.

It would work the same way that Abi's contests work. I'm open for any and all ideas.

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No one? I guess I'm the best short story writer at ADD F....
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Sounds like fun! Of course I always am terrified to "start" something for fear of not finishing it.
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Sounds like fun to me too! It's a matter of starting tho, and continuing... lol surprise surprise.
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How much time would you need? We can post on here to encourage each other to keep going.
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Re: Short Story Contest Discussion Thread

Does it need to be fiction, or can it be a true story? I would bet that everyone has some story to tell.
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How much time would you need? We can post on here to encourage each other to keep going.
Depends on the story, I guess... I've got one I started ages ago, but lost the hyperfocus.
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Maybe we can make it monthly and whatever month you are done with it is the month you are in!
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Re: Short Story Contest Discussion Thread

Im in

I think we shouldnt restrict the genre and we should alloy true stories.

I also like the idea given by Cheecky Monkey. You finish when you finish.

We could have voting monthly, or every 5 entries, whichever occurs later.
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Re: Short Story Contest Discussion Thread

i have one written now, albeit it is in an unorthodox form of content and style of writing. i do now know if it is more than or less than 2000 words, but i think it can get me an infraction due to content. am i able to get it previewed before considering putting it up as a short story?
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If there were a way to enter anonymously then I would play. Otherwise, I wouldn't dare submit my work.
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So a couple people have suggested including true stories. I was thinking about formal writing contests, but I guess it doesn't have to be bound to a genre. Maybe it's better that way.

So any kind of short story? Cheeky suggested a running monthly contest. We would need a cut off date right?

Abi, what do you mean by every five entries? I need an example of what that might look like.
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anon, can you preview mine via pm to see if it's acceptable on forums or not?
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So a couple people have suggested including true stories. I was thinking about formal writing contests, but I guess it doesn't have to be bound to a genre. Maybe it's better that way.

So any kind of short story? Cheeky suggested a running monthly contest. We would need a cut off date right?

Abi, what do you mean by every five entries? I need an example of what that might look like.
I think they meant that we would wait until there were 5 entries and then vote for our favorite.


Maybe when we get a lot we could have an *all star* voting round for all the top stories.
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