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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Thu May 08 2014, 19:59

A quick question - is it permitted / allowed / desirable / undesirable to comment on the competition entries? I wouldn't want to seem to be trying to influence anything, especially if I do enter, so I held off from doing so in case it wasn't the done thing :O

I have only good things to say, but don't want to say them if it's not appropriate Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Thu May 08 2014, 20:07

@Lady Malys wrote:
A quick question - is it permitted / allowed / desirable / undesirable to comment on the competition entries? I wouldn't want to seem to be trying to influence anything, especially if I do enter, so I held off from doing so in case it wasn't the done thing :O

I have only good things to say, but don't want to say them if it's not appropriate Smile
I actually fully encourage commentary - and even support edits and revisions prior to the deadline (after the deadline and then we have a problem Wink )

As I recall last year we had a few solid commentators and I think they helped.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Thu May 08 2014, 21:56

Righto, good to know. Thanks for responding.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Thu May 08 2014, 22:09

Kay so I will enter this contest in the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity. I must needs prove my mettle to my fellow archons!

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri May 09 2014, 01:19

Indeed.

Also, as a gentle reminder to everyone. This contest is now a week old, meaning the vast 5 weeks you once had is now down to about 4 weeks to write your story. Still plenty of time...for now Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri May 09 2014, 04:39


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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri May 09 2014, 15:17

As long as it's a story, is 500 words or less, and uses the theme word somehow - I like your odds of having done it right Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Fri May 09 2014, 18:44

Saweet! And thank you LadyMalys for giving me a little inspiration for some minor changes with your comments. It was insightful.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun May 11 2014, 18:28

Here's mine: The Locket, 500 words perfectly
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun May 11 2014, 20:02

That takes us up to seven submissions thus far.

Last year we got twelve (well, 13 if you count a submission that wasn't properly done, and 15 if you also count multiple stories by the same author) - so we don't have far to go to equal or exceed that number (especially if everyone who has told me they plan to write a story writes one) I'm pretty excited about this!

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Sun May 11 2014, 20:22

I'm looking forward to the other entries! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon May 12 2014, 03:12

Here's my entry: Datura of the Cult of Lechery

The first draft was more like 640 something words. If anybody is interested in a director's cut (puns) after the competition is over, let me know and I'll post it.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon May 12 2014, 18:11

I'm a lurker that made an account for this competition. I hope I am still viable for an entry. Anyways here is the link to my story.

http://www.thedarkcity.net/t9276-the-cordwainer-secrets-of-the-hidden-library-2nd-annual-fiction-competition
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon May 12 2014, 19:05

I look forward to both, the titles are already interesting.

@Salvarin - there is no entry requirements beyond writing the story. Glad to have you de-lurk to join the festivities!

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon May 12 2014, 20:12

@Thor665 wrote:
Indeed.

Also, as a gentle reminder to everyone. This contest is now a week old, meaning the vast 5 weeks you once had is now down to about 4 weeks to write your story. Still plenty of time...for now Wink

Pfft. I did 20,000 words in 6 weeks once. 500 in 4 weeks is child's play!

(Watch as I proceed to think this for the next month and manage to never actually submit anything)
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Mon May 12 2014, 22:37

As a student, I can assure you that 3000-4000 in one evening is easily doable

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 08:35

Here's a question I have: when there's a difference, is British spelling appropriate, American spelling, or are either acceptable? I only ask because there's a technical component to the scoring.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 08:46

I would assume that either is ok so long as we're consistent with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 08:47

That's what I guessed, but I just wanted to make double sure before judgment day is upon us.  

And here's my own entry, by the way: The Pride of Chogoris.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 11:23

We understand we are a diverse forum, I dont foresee any of the judges docking points to anyone that spells armor as armour, etc.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 16:14

As long as the word is spelled correctly - I plan to adjust no points.
I say this with the understanding that some words have multiple correct spellings.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 20:59

Glad that's been sorted.

Here's my second contribution to the competition: Best Served Cold

(apparently, late nights feeding a baby trigger my creative impulses)
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 21:12

@Thor665 wrote:
You may write more than one entry, but must indicate to judges which entry you are submitting for judging, you may change your mind at any point up until deadline.
Just a reminder for you Haagrum.

Only one entry will be judged per poster.

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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Tue May 13 2014, 21:16

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@Thor665 wrote:
You may write more than one entry, but must indicate to judges which entry you are submitting for judging, you may change your mind at any point up until deadline.
Just a reminder for you Haagrum.

Only one entry will be judged per poster.

Thanks, and understood, Thor665. I knew that this was the case prior to writing the second piece.

For the avoidance of any doubt, I'd prefer my first entry to be the judged entry. I'll let you know if that changes.
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PostSubject: Re: Secrets of the Hidden Library - 2nd Annual FIction Competition - WINNERS ON PAGE 6   Wed May 14 2014, 00:37

I copy that.

I suggest polling your audience to make sure...just beware if any of them are also in the contest Wink

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