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2009 Page Turner Contest is Online Now

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Postby Deb Porter » Thu Feb 19, 2009 5:25 pm

Go for it, Patrick!!!!!

(By the way, I'm notifying all the entrants that their entries are safely in the list and have opened without any problem ... no repeat of the last minute panic last year.)

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Postby LauraAnne » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:02 pm

Deb, is there an age range for the fiction book? I’ve been working on a fiction book for early/mid-teen to young adult.

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Postby Deb Porter » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:18 pm

That's fine, just include the information about the intended age range as part your synopsis.

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Postby South-paw-Scribbler » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:46 am

This may sound a bit of a no-brainer question, but the 4-5 pages; is that single spaced with a dbl space between paragraphs or is it dble spaced with a triple space between paragraphs or dbl space throughout?

Does it have to be the first chapter? or can it be a chapter? My first chapter is really giving me... :shock:
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Postby LauraAnne » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:36 am

Deb,
Please forgive my long delay in responding to your answer to my question posted on the 2009 Page Turner Contest. I am working on several writing projects right now – plus trying to look after a two-year-old granddaughter and a 13 month-old grandson. The two main projects I'm working on are the Page Turner Contest and a comprehensive/archival history of Old Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church (1757-present). I’ve been so knee deep in the history, records,etc. and writing that I often have to force myself to come up for air. When does the synopsis for the Page Turner due?
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Postby Deb Porter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:25 pm

KannJ wrote:This may sound a bit of a no-brainer question, but the 4-5 pages; is that single spaced with a dbl space between paragraphs or is it dble spaced with a triple space between paragraphs or dbl space throughout?

Does it have to be the first chapter? or can it be a chapter? My first chapter is really giving me... :shock:


Karlene, if your first chapter is only four pages long, you can include a second chapter as well. (And that is single spaced with a double space between). It's only a rough guide so that people with really short first chapters don't feel as though they aren't going to give enough for a fair judging.

Even if it's a little short, it does still have to be the first chapter, though.

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Postby Deb Porter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:54 pm

LauraAnne wrote:When does the synopsis for the Page Turner due?
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Hi LauraAnne. The synopsis and the first chapter both need to go in at the same time, but you have plenty of time (don't panic). :mrgreen:

Sign in to your FaithWriters account, then go to this page for all the details (and also to submit your entry when you're ready):

http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/F ... turner.php

Entries close on the 31st October.

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Postby LauraAnne » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:46 pm

Deb,
Thanks for your "calming-down"and "re-assuring" words.
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YA Deb knows just what it means to be stressed..

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Postby Deb Porter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:29 pm

JesusPuppy wrote:YA Deb knows just what it means to be stressed..


Ain't that the truth!!! (Just ask my daughter!)

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Postby RuthAnnCC » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:32 pm

Hi Deb,
My book is based on a story I wrote for the challenge and the first chapter is pretty taken pretty much directly from that. I believe the rules said that the book cannot have been previously published. Although this challenge story is scheduled to be in the next anthology. That anthology has not yet been published. May I use that story as part of the chapter I submit? It will not be the only part I submit and, of course, the synopsis will cover where the rest of the story is going.

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Postby Deb Porter » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:11 pm

Ruth Ann, that's fine. We just mean the whole book hasn't been published. So if you've built a novel around a Challenge entry, and used that entry pretty much for the first chapter, then that's not a problem at all.

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Postby RuthAnnCC » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:39 pm

Thanks Deb,

I'm almost ready then. I've never entered a page turner contest so I'm a little nervous. Well, never written a novel before so it's all new. It's alot more difficult than the 750 word challenge stories. I used to have a terrible time keeping a challenge entry to 750, but now it's hard to think in bigger terms.

The first section came so easily, but I've been stuck on the next section. But I'm certainly hopeful that I'll be finished long before 12/2010, although I just met a girl who worked on her first novel and getting it published for 10 years, but was holding it in her hand right then. Anyway, I will consider it a big step just to submit it and am anxious to do that before I chicken out. I really appreciate the weekly challenge for getting me started. I already have an idea for another book based on one of my other stories. I won't think about that now though or I'll get side-tracked.

Thanks so much for all you do,
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