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VERY short story discussion thread for discussing, critiqueing, possibly badmouthing

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

With the main thread for posting of the submissions only this thread is where we can talk about how we think we're doing, problems (possibly word limitations are too tight) finding inspiration and all that other marvelous stuff

Dolmens idea if this thread sucks.


But I'll start off anyway, I have a pretty solid idea in my head what I'm aiming for with my story, should get a rough draft written tomorrow night,

ETA
Current challenge, 1000 word story that ends with the line:
James slumped in his chair, he hadn't seen that coming

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:29 AM

Confused. Virtually same as that other thread started by The Bard: http://forum.malazan...0
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:16 AM

The bards thread is going to be pinned for posting the submissions in only.
waiting on our friendly mod gods to pin it and make the bard able to lock the thread.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:26 AM

View PostMacros, on 06 March 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

Dolmens idea if this thread sucks.


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View PostMacros, on 06 March 2013 - 09:31 PM, said:

ETA
Current challenge, 1000 word story that ends with the line:
James slumped in his chair, he hadn't seen that coming


I have a few ideas swimming about in my head. essentially the running themes in all of them is sudden comprehension. The Character, James sounds pretty ordinary so I might go for a normal setting and a mystery plot.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:27 AM

We have the submissions thread stickied (thank you silencer) and submissions are to be pm'd to the bard.

I, quite foolishly, left my laptop at work yesterday and so only pen and papered a swift outline. I'm thinking keeping it below 1000 words while conveying what I want will be the challenge here.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:35 PM

I'm 800 words in and the story seems to have turned on me. Looks like I'm writing a comedy and I am struggling to pace out my last 200 words.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

I keep thinking on what I want to include and what I want to take out now as unnecessary. Its actually trning into a good exercise for me :D
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

Got a story of a mad man trying to become death. I might actually do this...where would I send the finish product?
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

Pm it to the bard.
i aim to finish mine and submit it tonight or tomorrow but wont be closing this round for another week at least.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:50 PM

Finally have full internet access again, instead of just the phone.

The inbox is currently empty but we need to put some kind of a dead line this for our first run.
April the 21st.
deadlined.
THE VERY SHORT STORY THREAD
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

View PostThe Bard, on 01 April 2013 - 02:50 PM, said:

Finally have full internet access again, instead of just the phone.

The inbox is currently empty but we need to put some kind of a dead line this for our first run.
April the 21st.
deadlined.


Ok, set, sadly not many people in on this which is a pity. we need more PR for this programme. we need like scantily clad women and soapy water riding dragons.
Clearly this is the only way to get people to enter! :sweat:
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 07:33 AM

My fault on the delay, been flat out with work and sleeping basically.
will sort it out this evening.
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

hey I sent mine through but no feedback so I assume its been accepted?
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

Havent logged in yet :) super busy as usual
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Posted 23 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

Oh ok, no problem, let me know when you get a chance bud, cheers :)
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

No pm from you dolmen, sure you sent it to the bard?
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

I Pm'd but there is no sent record so maybe there was a connection error. will send it through again soon as I get to my house later this evening.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

Posted, finally. I'll make my excuses now, I formatted my laptop and lost mine, so rewrote it i a much condensed for..
which I am supremely unhappy with.
absolutely love Dolmens though!
never even considered the famous James' angle
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:58 PM

finally up! Mine seems to be incomplete? I'm not sure, maybe Its a browser issue... I like your take but I think 1000 words really cramped the flow of the story. Hard to get the pacing right we may want to give ourselves an optional excess
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:01 PM

i'll check agaion, i posted it from my phone so an error is possible
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