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Amph Back to Basics Writing Contest FOUR!!! are you sitting comfortably? --- contest over

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by FatBurt, Oct 1, 2006.

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  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I probably won't have time to judge this time, but speaking as someone who has, it's easiest to read if you write board-style (no paragraph indentation, but a blank line between each paragraph). As for the grammar, if you manage to pull it off dramatically, chances are you won't be counted (though I can't speak for everyone).
     
  2. renjishi

    renjishi Jedi Youngling

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    Wow, people are really moving along. I finally came up with a workable idea just this morning. Thanks for the document set up info, NYCitygurl, especially since I favor writing in indented paragraphs. I was wondering about that myself.
     
  3. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    You're welcome :) Glad I could help :)


    And I'm really excited to see how many people are interested in this :)
     
  4. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    I've been working on two drafts with the same general premise, just set in different governments (it's important) and time periods. I'd estimate each at about seven hundred words in.
     
  5. The_Face

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    Okay, thanks. :) Back to work. :p
     
  6. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    My daughter has now been born and I back


    Thanks for answering the question NYCGurl as well.


    The interest this time round really pleases me as well. Lets hope we get loads of entries.
     
  7. NYCitygurl

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    Congratulations!!! [:D]
     
  8. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    I second that :)

    In news about my story I've already finished my first draft. Once it's full edited I might take a shot at writing another; I don't know.
     
  9. The_Face

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    Congratulations, Master-FatBurt! :D

    I think I've got my plot filled out now, but I'm not counting out the characters taking it in a whole different direction. :p
     
  10. JediNemesis

    JediNemesis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Congratulations FatBurt! [:D]

    Just under 2000 words . . . I've been exiled from my room though (guest) and should be able to get some more done when I get my computer back.
     
  11. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Is everyone making good progress here then?


    No one forgotten about it?



    Good.



    Get back to your musings
     
  12. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    It's all good.
     
  13. SalazarSlytherin

    SalazarSlytherin Jedi Youngling

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    How is everyone doing?
     
  14. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Right


    We're halfway through this so far.

    At this point I would expect

    If your a planner like me

    All planning and storyboarding to be done and the inital draft to be well underway

    or

    If you dive in and write and then adjust

    You to be on to your second draft and possibly have changed your original draft a few dozen times by now

    Or

    If you work for the last minute

    Have half a dozen ideas milling round your head, some of which have been forgotten and others which have amalgamated with other ideas, whilxt getting ready for the "one week to go" call out to arrive.




    Either way some progress reports would be nice.

     
  15. Sanctimoniously

    Sanctimoniously Jedi Master star 5

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    I'm deciding whether or not one of my entry drafts is even science fiction.
     
  16. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Mine's 100% done.
     
  17. NYCitygurl

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    If you need help with that, you can PM it to me, since I won't have time to judge :)


    I think you can submit early :)
     
  18. renjishi

    renjishi Jedi Youngling

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    I had all these wonderful ideas when the prompt was just a potential prompt and then when it became official my mind went completely blank. Inspiration struck the other day and I finally managed to write a first draft. I'll have something tortured to readiness by the end of the month. ;)
     
  19. The_Face

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    I've been distracted by writing the climax for my current fanfic detective-epic. But I still hope to get my act together for this.
     
  20. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    Well, I finally got around to sending mine :p
     
  21. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'll be checking my emythers every day from now in to see what entries I've had.



    Spaces are still open for judges.


    I have one at the moment. If we struggle to get judges I will step in but thats not happened so far.


    PM me if you're happy to judge.

     
  22. the_wandering_shadow

    the_wandering_shadow Jedi Knight star 3

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    So with a week to go, how's everyone doing?
     
  23. FatBurt

    FatBurt Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I so far have two entries and two judges (one subject to completing story).


    I could do with at least one more judge and as many entries as possible.
     
  24. The_Face

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    I'm cutting this deadline uncharacteristically close. :p Almost done though!
     
  25. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Finished! Is the deadline before December 2nd (i.e. by midnight tonight) or on December 2nd (i.e. by midnight tomorrow)? I'm awaiting a possible beta of mine, but can send it in as is if necessary. Thanks. :)
     
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