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by Hoomi
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "United Kingdom"
Replies: 24
Views: 9497

Congratulations!

Jan, a lady of infinite jest, and most excellent fancy... (glad I'm not talking to her bare skull, though)
by Hoomi
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

I find that I usually have the best luck working on the story for the characters that are being the most demanding right now.

Which ones are being the biggest pests? Sit down with them, and start charting out their story. Daydreams are a great place to meet your characters for planning sessions!
by Hoomi
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

Well, if my sole goal was to improve my chances of winning, I'd darn sure not encourage others to enter. As much as I'd be thrilled to win or place, that little voice in the back of my head tells me that it's far more important to encourage others to do their best and to jump in. I remember reading ...
by Hoomi
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

Okay; new plan, everyone.

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

:lol:
by Hoomi
Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

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 wor...
by Hoomi
Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

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 en...
by Hoomi
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for AUSTRALIA or NEW ZEALAND
Replies: 11
Views: 5450

Oooh, ouch. I barely made the top 40 this week.

Ah, well. I had fun with the entry, and based on the comments, a lot of the readers had fun with it, too. Congratulations to the very worthy entries in all categories!
by Hoomi
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

Pup, SIT! STAY! Finish your book!

(And get it entered... the more the merrier...)
by Hoomi
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for "Australia or New Zealand"
Replies: 27
Views: 9710

Congratulations, winners!
by Hoomi
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Countdown to Closing Date for Entries
Replies: 31
Views: 17324

Compared to NaNoWriMo, nine months is an eternity!

:lol:
by Hoomi
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

Gulp, I have to compete against the likes of Rick, Joanne, Lynda????????? (fear, trembling, etc.) Di Dart Hey, I didn't even place in the last Fiction Page Turner contest... (but I am hoping to do better this time...) With this competition, one of the biggest things that counts is how well your sto...
by Hoomi
Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Highest Ranked Entries for THE USA
Replies: 17
Views: 6413

Congratulations, everyone.

You know, I think this is going to be an interesting quarter...
by Hoomi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winning Entries for USA
Replies: 29
Views: 11566

Congratulations, all!

I really was surprised to see my name up there this morning. I wasn't that crazy about my entry for this one, but it was the only idea I came up with.
by Hoomi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

I'm going to get my entry ready probably over the next month and get it in.
by Hoomi
Thu Jan 22, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Page Turner 2009 Roll Call
Replies: 99
Views: 43488

Page Turner 2009 Roll Call

Okay; so who's planning on entering the Page Turner Fiction contest this year?

Or would it be better to NOT say, so we don't have so much tendency to dread the competition?

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