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1st Grand Malazan Short Story Contest, Win $$$

#61 User is offline   Macros 

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 01:14 AM

due to my epic procrastination abilities i wouldalso liketo requestth at deadline xeteisoin
why thank you
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#62 User is offline   Shinrei 

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:29 AM

Deadline extended! The OP has been updated.

NEW DEADLINE: DECEMBER 20TH.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:00 AM

Macros;355678 said:

due to my epic procrastination abilities i wouldalso liketo requestth at deadline xeteisoin
why thank you


Given the general standard of Macros' typing I think you should extend his deadline till 2010.

I'm imagining it's going to be like reading Fersum Enjin.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:19 PM

What? WHAT??

Woo, NaNo will help me afterall :D
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:25 PM

Nice idea, Shin, I am in! I have been toying with a series of short stories for my other books, mainly to flesh out character histories but this will give me a little kick to write a good one.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:20 PM

Damn, there goes any chance of me winning.
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Posted 02 August 2008 - 03:38 PM

*cracks knuckles, breathes lightly over fingertips*
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 06:20 AM

Oh, it's on.
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Posted 03 August 2008 - 02:11 PM

He he, bring it on! Woo!
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 05:01 AM

Yay! The more the merry - er.

I'm still staring at an empty inbox at malazanwriting@live.com though, but since we're not judging for speed I guess that's ok.

I'm just excited to see the first submission. :p
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:33 PM

Come on, we're not machines. It takes time and inspiration. And time.
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bla bla bla

Peopleare harrasing me... grrrrrh.

Also people with big noses aren't jews, they're just french

EDIT: We has editted so mucj that5 we're not quite sure... also, leave britney alone.<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 03:38 AM

Well, you have lots of time, it's true.

But don't put it off to the last minute. :p

You have much longer than a typical school term, so I expect some to trickle in before the DECEMBER deadline. :p

Although it would be funny to see the judges faces when they get two dozen submissions on the same day.
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:29 PM

Shinrei no Shintai;364962 said:

Although it would be funny to see the judges faces when they get two dozen submissions on the same day.

You, sir, have a warped sense of humor. :p
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 12:53 PM

I've got a few stories in the pipeline almost done. But I'm not sure if I want to submit them. I'm pretty private and have not much talent.

I'm just hilariously awesome. It's a curse :p
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:44 PM

I've not started writing it yet, but I have most of it planned out in my head. Just a few key things missing from it.

"December should be no problem," he said, like a fool.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 03:07 AM

Trouble;365239 said:

I've got a few stories in the pipeline almost done. But I'm not sure if I want to submit them. I'm pretty private and have not much talent.

I'm just hilariously awesome. It's a curse :)


Just as long as you have more talent than everyone else!
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 01:09 PM

Is the 7500 words law to the letter?

I'm 6500 of the way through and i'm cramming some stuff in there. I know an economy of words is needed, but at the moment I'm missing out on all adjectives just to get it finished. I do not intend to break or bend the rules, but i can set out a better ending if you cut me some slack.

Which I realised you're probably not going to. WAAAH, WAAAAH, WAAAAAGGGHHHHHHH!


WAAAANGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:32 PM

Hmm. Im getting the problem that my stories plot isnt really looking short, and I dont wanna sacrifice the detail.

Im thinking of just skipping the contest, or submitting something else, and seeing if I can actually get a proper novel going. I usually quit soon after I start because I lose faith in my plot, characters, or just writing ability, but so far, so good.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 12:55 AM

Tyrant Lizard, that's quite the length! Thats 30 double spaced pages. Wikipedia says the classic definition is 7500 words, but apparently anything under 20,000 is considered a short story by modern standards.

I'll tell you what, if enough people express the same problem, I could see maybe lengthening it to 10,000 (or if you promise its good, 20,000).

But to tell the truth, it would be a little harsh to disqualify someone for going over the word count so fudging is allowable. Within reason. :)
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 02:02 AM

Shinrei no Shintai;369911 said:

I'll tell you what, if enough people express the same problem, I could see maybe lengthening it to 10,000 (or if you promise its good, 20,000).)


Now we're talking. :)
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