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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2018, 06:58:45 AM »
UGGGGGGHHHH my story for Rebirth/Renewal was Dr. Who fanfic. It didn't get done in time so  I thought I could use it for this coming month but you're no longer doing Fanfic February.

There goes another story down the drain.

I just posted it in next month's discussion thread.
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 03, 2018, 09:41:13 AM »
Ayyy let's vote! I'll read everything and vote this weekend so I can have it out of the way. I'm also going to make efforts to finish my story asap this month. I don't want a rushed last minute again. It's not satisfaying.
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 03, 2018, 09:54:55 AM »
There you go, Nora ;)
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2018, 10:20:27 PM »
When posting @Nora's story off the front page, I realized I'd forgotten to post @Alex Hormann 's win from December. Both are now on the Twitters!

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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 04, 2018, 12:22:55 AM »
Excellent. Let my domination of the internet begin.

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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 04, 2018, 01:18:11 PM »
I don't know who chose the picture btw but excellent choice! Thank you!
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 04, 2018, 09:14:57 PM »
I don't know who chose the picture btw but excellent choice! Thank you!
@Autumn2May did. :)
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2018, 02:27:30 PM »
@Carter: is this intended?

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As always, Alexander kept his voice uneven

If not, perhaps @ScarletBea or @xiagan might make tweak for you.
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2018, 08:34:45 PM »
@Carter: is this intended?

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As always, Alexander kept his voice uneven

If not, perhaps @ScarletBea or @xiagan might make tweak for you.
Don't say you keep your voice always even, @JMack? ;)
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2018, 03:59:00 AM »
I am very impressed with the entries this time. Some very well-written tales and just solid stuff. I mean, we always have good entries, but this month's happen to suit my tastes particularly well.
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2018, 09:15:47 PM »
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I am very impressed with the entries this time. Some very well-written tales and just solid stuff.

I agree! The previous batch of short stories I read was Stephen King's Bazaar of Bad Dreams, and I couldn't tell you the last time I wrote a short story. It's really quite amazing how much story, depth, and characterization one can fit into 1500 words. These were no exception, and some of them will be stuck in my brain for a while. I can't wait to ready February's stories!

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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #71 on: March 06, 2018, 03:33:45 PM »
Wow. I forgot all about this.

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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2018, 10:46:49 PM »
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The one thing humans of our age get wrong in their stories is that the apex predators are not the mythical vampires or werewolves, but witches. Lionel may only be a witch's son, but the second rung on the ladder of power isn't a meagre birthright.

@Nora did you intentionally sneak in a wall break here or is it just that I read it that way? Whichever I enjoyed it.  ;)
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Re: [Jan 2018] - Rebirth/Renewal - Discussion Thread
« Reply #73 on: March 06, 2018, 10:52:23 PM »
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The one thing humans of our age get wrong in their stories is that the apex predators are not the mythical vampires or werewolves, but witches. Lionel may only be a witch's son, but the second rung on the ladder of power isn't a meagre birthright.

@Nora did you intentionally sneak in a wall break here or is it just that I read it that way? Whichever I enjoyed it.  ;)

Sort of. Initially the opening paragraph was a lot more like a narrator telling you a story. Very external third person. I had to edit a lot out of that month, and made the narrator more blend. This is the biggest remaining sign of that.
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