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Discussion for Platinum members about the current Page Turner Writing Contest

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Can't have a blank page, can we?

Postby Kiwigirl » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:11 pm

I just saw this entirely new thread with not a single post in it and had to scribble...... so, who's going to pray about submitting a chapter and synopsis?

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Postby steve769 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:16 am

I'm always praying for writing guidance, in any form. What is this "page turner writer contest"? I'm intrigued.

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Postby Inkpen » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:30 pm

I'm definitely going to need some help with this one. Short stories are one thing, but this isn't quite the same for me.

For instance I don't know if my chapter 1 is enough by itself or should chapters 1 and 2 be combined to make up chapter 1. :shock:

Oh well and the journey begins. :lol:


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Postby eireann » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:46 pm

I have an idea that will probably work but I don't think it will win. The beautiful thing about a book is that you can play out the details instead of rush everything, unlike the challenge.
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Postby RedBaron » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:54 pm

I have too many ideas, and knowing the competition around here, I won't win -BUT the goal is a good one :)
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Postby Jan Ross » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:47 pm

RedBaron wrote:I have too many ideas, and knowing the competition around here, I won't win -BUT the goal is a good one :)


Oh, that's me, too. There's no way I'd win with the awesome talent around here, but it's a good goal for me, one that I feel like I need to take seriously. Now, if I can find the time! LOL

I'm almost embarrassed to even try, but I gotta get over that, too!

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Postby steve769 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:15 pm

We are all so much alike it's scary. We all talk about the outstanding talent we have here at FW, and that we all couldn't possibly win, yet we desperately want to. We never want to admit (me included) that we, ourselves, add to this talent pool. This is a seriously fun crowd.

It truly is an amazing place we have here. I've never been anywhere, cyber or otherwise, where there are so many gifted people with such little ego. It's truly a beautiful thing. No matter who wins, that person will be bombarded with sincere congrats with out a malicious word spoken or otherwise.

Personally, my main hope is this; this contest (the six month deadline is genious, btw) will spark me enough to write a novel. I have a YA novel gathering dust, but that was BFW (Before FaithWriters) where my writing was flawed beyond belief. I hope beyond hope that I can somehow find the time to at least come up with a solid idea and start to my own Christian novel. Be still my heart.

Good luck to us all. Makes me wonder, though, how blessed are the people who get to read all of the amazing work they will soon be buried with.

I have no idea where this post come from, but best wishes to my FW brethren.

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Postby Deb Porter » Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:43 pm

Go for it gang! Bear in mind that this won't be judged like the Challenge. We are just looking for extreme readability--the winner will be the one that made us most want to turn the page and read Chapter 2.

Just make sure that you have have a synopsis to go with the submission of your first chapter, so we can be sure that the winner has a relatively clear idea where the novel is going.

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Postby Kiwigirl » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:34 am

And, might I add, everyone isn't cut out to be a novelist so if it's not you, you don't need to force the issue. :D

I won't be entering (at least I'm pretty sure I won't be) so someone else can take my place. :mrgreen:

What I'd be interested to see is how many people decide to put their money where their mouth is and find the finances to support FW. :wink: :|

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Postby Inkpen » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:54 am

Where else could you have this much fun for just under 33 cents per day?

If nothing else maybe this contest will at least nudge me to finally finish my book. :oops:


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Postby Sparrow » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:03 pm

You know, I almost thought about not entering so I'd get to read all the chapters and help judge. Sounds fun and so much less stressful than the challenge.

Almost. No way I'm gonna miss this opportunity! :mrgreen:

Deb, will it still qualify if it's a novella, rather than a full-length novel? The chapters will be normal length, at any rate, there'll just be fewer chapters. :)
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Postby CatLin » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:34 pm

George, your book is in Finnish?

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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:56 pm

Yes, Amy. A novella is fine.

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Postby Allison » Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:18 am

Considering the longest thing I've written was a 50 some odd student teaching portfolio (double spaced, with all sorts of charts and samples of student work) and the longest fiction piece I've written is probably only a thousand words or so, I don't think I'm exactly cut out to be a novelist. Hehe
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Postby Inkpen » Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:40 pm

CatLin wrote:George, your book is in Finnish?

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Yes, that's a book that I'm writing to sell in Finland. I haven't translated it to English yet. :mrgreen:


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