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Discussion for Platinum members about the current Page Turner Writing Contest

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Postby punkin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 3:43 pm


Hey all! Just happy to be able to enter! Didn't think I would even finish my first chapter after all the revisions of it. I am just hoping I at least get a good critique out of it. All I want to know is if I am on the right track. Personal stories can be hard to write about sometimes. I never realized that until I started writing this book.

I had also promised myself I wouldn't start on another one till this one is done but already working on it. Funny how that happens. My first book is called "Katie's Willingness To Forgive" and the second one that I am working on for next years contest is "The Sin's Of A Preacher's Wife."

I am working hard to finish my second chapter but have not gotten there yet. Still in working progress!

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Postby yvonne » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:18 pm

I found you...

I was able to get my 85,000 word novel down to 700 wds. I might be able to whittle a little more away.

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Postby South-paw-Scribbler » Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:34 pm

I got my synopsis to 500 words! YAYY! :mrgreen:

Now to finish that chapter... :? I have two first chapters. Just need to decide which one I like best. :shock:
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Postby punkin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:31 pm


Karlene,

That was hard for me to. I had a hard time putting the right words together and still making it make sense! Good Luck to everyone!

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Postby South-paw-Scribbler » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:42 pm

I know which chapter to use now. Can't wait. :mrgreen:
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Postby Deb Porter » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:13 pm

As far as the synopsis goes, just give an overview of the storyline. It doesn't have to be too involved. We just want to see if the promise of the first chapter is going to be fulfilled in the overall storyline. In other words, where are you going with the story?

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Postby Vile » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:36 pm

Oy... this is heavy. I have what I want in my mind, but trying to lead into the entire story in one chapter is a lot harder for this one because it wasn't on my mind for years like Raggedy was.

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2009 Page Turner Entry Tallt

Postby punkin » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:44 am


Deb--

I know the date has passed now for page turner contestants. Can you put an update on the boards as to total enteries and a reminder of when you will notify us.


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Re: 2009 Page Turner Entry Tallt

Postby RedBaron » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:49 am

Just a heads up - Deb is extremely busy, so if she doesn't reply right away, it's only because she has a TON going on right now. Just have to be patient :)

punkin wrote:
Deb--

I know the date has passed now for page turner contestants. Can you put an update on the boards as to total enteries and a reminder of when you will notify us. This is for the absent minded ones!

My hand is of course raised on this one! Ha Ha He He!!!

Can hardly stand to wait two more months to know!
Just would be nice to see an update of some sort!
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Postby Wrider » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:21 pm

Hey, Deb - I see you're quite busy, so I'll make this brief! Got a friend, Allen Stark, who submitted his entry. He said it was a couple weeks ago, but hasn't heard from you, so he's concerned, especially with the deadline so close. I told him I would post a message here and see what I could find out.
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Re: 2009 Page Turner Entry Tallt

Postby Writetrack » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:04 am

punkin wrote:
Deb--

I know the date has passed now for page turner contestants. Can you put an update on the boards as to total enteries and a reminder of when you will notify us.



Actually, the deadline to enter is October 31st, Christine. :)

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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:36 am

Just a reminder here that there are just ten days left until entries close for this year's Page Turner Contest.

Believe me, this is a contest worth entering. So if you have a first chapter ready, and you are a 500 member (or about to become a 500 member) don't let nerves or doubt put you off. It's an old saying, but you have to be in it to win it. Apart from that, just the act of getting a synopsis and first chapter ready may be enough to get that long-dreamed of novel out of your head and down on "paper".

(Always feel kind of silly saying paper these days.)

Anyway, don't put it off. Ten days to go, and then (God and FaithWriters/Finesse finances willing) it will be another 14 months until we have another fiction contest.

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Postby Deb Porter » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:39 am

Christy, we don't notify everyone once the winner is determined. The winner is announced here on the message boards and on a Page Turner winner page at FaithWriters on the 1st December.

So basically, once entries close, everyone has just a month to wait for the big announcement.

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Postby RedBaron » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:42 am

And if you enter, use NaNoWriMo to finish it in a month :)
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Postby South-paw-Scribbler » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:20 am

RedBaron wrote:And if you enter, use NaNoWriMo to finish it in a month :)


AND to help keep your mind occupied with something other than the contest...at least that's what I'm doing. :rockon
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