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Page Turner 2009 Roll Call

Discussion for Platinum members about the current Page Turner Writing Contest

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Are you entering?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:52 am

Unless God takes me home first, I'm in!
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Probably, so long as my first chapter doesn't stink on ice.
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Maybe, if God strikes me with a workable idea before then.
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Probably not; fiction isn't my forte.
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No, unless God uses tablets of stone to command me to enter.
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Postby Vile » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:47 pm

I'm finishing my first one, then going to this one. I already know it's going to be the 'full story' off of this one shot I did for an anthology.

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Postby JesusPuppy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 pm

hey... if this is going to be like one of the weekly writing Challenges, and we already know I can't win at those... should I even try.......? :shock:




YES!

If for no other reason than getting the silly thing finished. 13 years on it is just tooo long. (and Deb though she was a procrastinator.) :roll:

Beside I am up to 17 of 21 chapters. true the title has changed 7 times and the synopsis had to be rewitten at least 15 times now, and.... :|
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Postby Hoomi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:54 pm

Pup, SIT! STAY! Finish your book!

(And get it entered... the more the merrier...)
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Postby rsclark » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:34 pm

I'm toying with the idea. I'm about half finished, but finding time to finish it has been difficult. I do pretty well know how the rest of the book will play out, it's been cooking for a while.
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Postby Hoomi » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:01 am

You don't need to have the book finished before entering; this would be one case where I'd back away from my oft-repeated advice to not revise early chapters before finishing the first draft.

So, if you're considering it, don't look at the entry deadline as being the deadline you need to have the entire draft finished by; it's the deadline you need to have your first chapter ready and the novel synopsis submitted.

It sounds like you have your first chapter already, and you know where the story is going, so you're well on your way.

Now, sit back and again marvel at the beauty of a group like this, where the folks you're competing against are encouraging you to enter, even if it means you might win instead of one of us. ;)
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Postby itsjoanne » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:33 am

Hoomi wrote:So, if you're considering it, don't look at the entry deadline as being the deadline you need to have the entire draft finished by; it's the deadline you need to have your first chapter ready and the novel synopsis submitted.

It sounds like you have your first chapter already, and you know where the story is going, so you're well on your way.

Now, sit back and again marvel at the beauty of a group like this, where the folks you're competing against are encouraging you to enter, even if it means you might win instead of one of us. ;)


That's EXACTLY what I did. I had NOTHING but the first chapter and synopsis done when I submitted, and I did QUITE well, thank you ;) (STILL can't believe it!) And remember - even if/when you win first, you still have a FULL YEAR to finish the manuscript to redeem your free editing.

Go for it, Rhonda!!

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Postby rsclark » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:38 am

My first chap is close to being polished, and I did plan to spend a lot of time polishing it.

The problem, I haven't finished the book, so I can't write the ending. I'm a SOTP writer, so the ending details may change from the synopsis.
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Postby Hoomi » Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:19 pm

Since the judges are also writers, I'm sure they understand that stories sometimes develop differently from the original idea. Submit your chapter, and your best idea of the synopsis, and go for it.

What do you have to lose? If you enter and don't win, then you just had a little extra impetus to work on your book. If you don't enter, though, then you lose the benefits you might have received in the entry had done well.

If you want, we'll twist your arm a bit more.
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Postby rsclark » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:38 pm

Hoomi wrote:Since the judges are also writers, I'm sure they understand that stories sometimes develop differently from the original idea. Submit your chapter, and your best idea of the synopsis, and go for it.

What do you have to lose? If you enter and don't win, then you just had a little extra impetus to work on your book. If you don't enter, though, then you lose the benefits you might have received in the entry had done well.

If you want, we'll twist your arm a bit more.


What about this?

I polish the first chap to it's shiny best. Then I work on finishing the rough draft and do a synopsis to that. If I placed I'd be able to have a year to rework.
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Postby itsjoanne » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:45 pm

rsclark wrote:What about this?

I polish the first chap to it's shiny best. Then I work on finishing the rough draft and do a synopsis to that. If I placed I'd be able to have a year to rework.


Sounds good to me! Go for it, Rhonda!!

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Postby write43in1 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:01 pm

Well, I'm excited!

I've got two novel ideas in progress and am hoping this will inspire me to rework first chapter/prologues so one can be submitted. I'm very close on these. And, I recently bowed out of some other committees I've been involved with for many years in order to focus more on my writing this year. It's time.

Cheers to all the others. GO FOR THE PAGE TURNER GOLD! Just git 'er done! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby JesusPuppy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:51 am

rsclark wrote:The problem, I haven't finished the book, so I can't write the ending. I'm a SOTP writer, so the ending details may change from the synopsis.


I hear you RC. My book seems to be changing more everytime I sit down to write. I had to take a break from it the other day as they were arguing over whether the ship would crash... and whose fault it was. But it is still getting there. I want to at least have the rough stuff done before sibmiting, though. I can always go back after I win and change everything.

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Postby Hoomi » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:04 am

Okay; new plan, everyone.

Number one goal is making sure Pup doesn't win.

:lol:
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Postby JesusPuppy » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:10 pm

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Postby Vile » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:36 pm

Hoomi wrote:Okay; new plan, everyone.

Number one goal is making sure Pup doesn't win.

:lol:


Funny... this being a contest, my goal was to make sure that everyone else doesn't win!

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