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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 Deb Porter » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:49 pm

Hoomi wrote:Trim it down a bit? The entry form says 500 words max!

I suppose cutting it by about 86% is a "bit". :)


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Postby JesusPuppy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:23 pm

500 words. :shock:

Oh come now, we get 750 with the Weekly Challenge. I was able to cut it back to 2800. :roll:




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Postby Deb Porter » Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:32 pm

LOL ... the 500 words is a bit of a guideline (not set in concrete), but keep snipping, Pup. Try to at least get it down to Challenge length at most.

Basically, you just need to give a brief overview of the storyline so there's a way to tell whether the promise of the first chapter is going to be fulfilled in the overall plot.

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Postby Hoomi » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:20 pm

I tried to submit, but it told me the chapter was the incorrect file format.

Funny; it says it needs an MS Word document, and I was trying to upload an MS Word document, written and saved in MS Word, and ending in the .doc extension. Is there something I'm missing here?

Amend: Tried changing the file name to a single word title, and it took. Not sure if that did it, or if it was something to do with trying to submit from the work computer.
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Postby JesusPuppy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:36 am

Drum roll please..... (or should I call for Taps. :roll: )

Mine is now in. :shock:
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Postby Hoomi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:51 am

Huzzah!
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Postby itsjoanne » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:27 am

Woooooooooo!! Good for you, Pup!!!

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Postby Hoomi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:43 am

Of course, now we have a LONG time to wait for the results, Pup.
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Postby seenthelight » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:29 pm

I've got the bones of my first chapter built, now I'm going back and fleshing out before I move on.
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Postby Allison » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:48 pm

I'd love to try this, but I don't know that I've ever even written a fiction piece much longer than the challenge length! Maybe 1000 words, but that's about it. I don't have any ideas that would fill a novel either, I don't think. I just don't know that I'm cut out for novel writing. lol
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Postby Hoomi » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:51 pm

If you've ever had a good time with an imaginary friend, you're cut out for writing a ficiton novel.

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Postby impeej » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:17 pm

JesusPuppy wrote:Drum roll please..... (or should I call for Taps. :roll: )

Mine is now in. :shock:


:shock: :shock: You're IN!!
*drop dead in a faint* I thought DEADLINES were for squeaking in under! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:31 pm

impeej wrote: :shock: :shock: You're IN!!
*drop dead in a faint* I thought DEADLINES were for squeaking in under! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


There are five entries in so far, Patty:

http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpB ... hp?t=24035

Loads of time yet. :mrgreen:

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Postby impeej » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:37 pm

BreathFreshAir wrote:
impeej wrote: :shock: :shock: You're IN!!
*drop dead in a faint* I thought DEADLINES were for squeaking in under! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


There are five entries in so far, Patty:

http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpB ... hp?t=24035

Loads of time yet. :mrgreen:

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8) Actually, I could enter mine now...but it's still a loooooooong way off. That and I've gotta check how many you can enter. I've got another story swimming around up there...okay, more than one, but you know how it goes... :wink:
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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:58 pm

I can't actually remember what I wrote for the rules :oops: but I think it is one entry per 500 member. I'll have to go and check that.....

Back again. Yes, it's one entry per 500 member. I think I did that to avoid the possibility (even if remote) of having one person enter three mindblowing manuscripts and take all three awards.

I'll post the rules in the forum here so everyone can see them without any hassles.

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