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2009 Page Turner Contest is Online Now

Post by Deb Porter » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:07 pm

Hi everyone.

FaithWriters. com and Finesse Writing and Editing Service are very pleased to bring you the 2009 Page Turner Contest:

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

As promised, this year it's for fiction writers, and this time the closing date has been extended to 31st October, with the winners announced on 1st December.

Happy writing everyone.

If you are not a 500 member and would like to find out about the contest, here's the link for you:

http://www.faithwriters.com/page-turner.php

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Post by itsjoanne » Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:58 pm

WOW - that only gives you a month to read through them and decided, Ms. Deb! I'm tempted to ask if you're insane, but I'm not sure I wanna hear the answer to that one! :wink: :wink:
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Post by Laurie » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:53 pm

Would it be really terrible of me to point out there's a typo in the post title. ;)

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Post by itsjoanne » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:19 pm

Laurie wrote:Would it be really terrible of me to point out there's a typo in the post title. ;)
It's probably fine, Laurie - as long as you're not planning to enter this year! :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink: :sofa
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Post by Hoomi » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:35 pm

itsjoanne wrote:WOW - that only gives you a month to read through them and decided, Ms. Deb! I'm tempted to ask if you're insane, but I'm not sure I wanna hear the answer to that one! :wink: :wink:
I thought being insane was one of the qualifications for being a writer...
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Post by itsjoanne » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:11 am

Hoomi wrote:
itsjoanne wrote:WOW - that only gives you a month to read through them and decided, Ms. Deb! I'm tempted to ask if you're insane, but I'm not sure I wanna hear the answer to that one! :wink: :wink:
I thought being insane was one of the qualifications for being a writer...
Well, yeah - but there are different TYPES of insanity. I really don't think this particular brand is necessarily in the writer's job description. Hope not, anyway! ;)
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Post by Writetrack » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:32 pm

Yesterday, I blogged about being misunderstood as a writer. You know, we just have that unique Writer's Mentality (with emphasis on the mental).

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Post by Deb Porter » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:05 pm

Laurie wrote:Would it be really terrible of me to point out there's a typo in the post title. ;)
hee hee ... all fixed now.

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Post by Laurie » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:45 am

Whew! What a relief! :wink:

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Post by swfdoc1 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:23 pm

Many first chapters may be rather lengthy. However, many current Christain novels have very short chapters. I have a novel in which I took that route. Is it possible to submit more than one very short chapter? Perhaps a maximum word count could be an alternative to just a first chapter.
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Post by Deb Porter » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:09 pm

Hi Steve.

That's in the information on the Page Turner Contest page. Yes, if someone has very short chapters (4 or 5 pages long), they can submit more than one.

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Post by swfdoc1 » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:23 pm

Thanks.

I didn't see the info at this link: http://www.faithwriters.com/page-turner.php

Is there another link I should look at for more info?

Also, is there an upper limit?

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Post by Deb Porter » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:27 pm

Steve, that's the general Page Turner information (more so non-500 members know what's going on). At the bottom of that page there would have been a link for those who are 500 members. It will take you to this:

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

There is no upper limit, but I don't want a novel in one chapter. :mrgreen:

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Post by Hoomi » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:58 pm

It's important to remember that the judges have to read all the submissions, and if a lot show up right at deadline, in a month's time as well.

Additionally, my guess is that the judges also read the synopsis for each entry. I'm not sure how many judges there are, or whether each judge reads all the submissions. I'm sure, though, that they appreciate our consideration for not overloading them if we can help it.

Deb commented that early submissions are greatly appreciated, too.
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Post by Deb Porter » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:03 pm

The synopsis plays a part in the judging process. A great chapter is one thing, but if the synopsis sounds like the overall book will be fairly boring, that will be taken into account.

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