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[Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:28:32 PM »
It's time to vote on the March Writing Contest: "Letters"

We got 11 entries this month, again - thanks to all who participated.

Please read through all of the entries in the submission thread and place your votes for your three favourite entries in this thread. You won't be able to see the vote breakdown until the vote closes, so spread the word for others to come and vote! We do ask that if you entered, to vote for someone else.

The key for the numbers of votes is this: 1-5 entries: 1 vote, 5-10 entries: 2 votes, 11-15 entries: 3 votes, 16-19: 4 votes, 20-25: 5 votes, 26+: 6 votes

Remember that the winning entry will be posted on the main Fantasy-Faction site in a few months.

Good luck to all our entrants and thank you for taking the time to read the stories and vote! :)



You're probably wondering where the poll is... but there's (still...) a problem currently with all polls (and profiles) :'(
So please send your votes via Personal Message to me and I will consolidate them all manually.
And don't worry, your secret is safe ;)

Here's the list of all stories:
  • Men go to Mars; Woman goes to Venus - D_Bates
  • <no title> - Bender
  • Wild West Hunt - Nora
  • The Beanley Public Rainbow - bdcharles
  • Gone In the Ashes - NightWrite
  • The Heart, and the Heartless - Norman Gray
  • Dreams of the Silver Tree - Jmack
  • Shadow of Death - Feanor
  • Nothing Left - Alex Hormann
  • A Final Hope - Carter
  • Letter to a Respected Foe - The Gem Cutter

DEADLINE = 1 MAY
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 03:58:17 PM »
I already have votes from 2 people :o
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 04:04:58 PM »
Eclipse and Jeni?
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 04:47:19 PM »
Eclipse and teba, who sent it last month by mistake ;D
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 01:19:59 AM »
I have voted now though.

I really enjoyed reading all of the entries.  :)

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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 12:07:36 PM »
Voted.

I found this a particularly interesting month, mainly because of how many of the stories focused on option 2. I expected option 5 to be popular, and 1 was a bit ambiguous and confusing, but I was disappointed to not see a single entry from option 4, as that could have opened some great avenues for some light comedy writing.

Anyhow, I have notes as always, and in light of fallout from the previous month, if you'd rather not have any feedback feel free to pm me and I'll discount it.

There were two standout entries that just blew me away and I couldn't not vote for, and the third was equally difficult to decide because so many did something really creative and clever with the theme.
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »
What fall back? Must have missed something. I always want your speed reviews!
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 01:00:46 PM »
What fall back? Must have missed something. I always want your speed reviews!
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 06:06:10 PM »
How many votes so far?
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2018, 12:01:26 AM »
What fall back? Must have missed something. I always want your speed reviews!
Yes, we do like them, D_Bates

@D_Bates, I look forward to your comments on the stories as they give me views or reasons for your choices and I can compare them with my own. Even better they are concise and to the point. That often helps me next time round and I wish I could do the same.  ;D

You are generous with the time you take to do this, please continue, just excluding comments for those who prefer not.
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2018, 08:05:31 AM »
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2018, 12:14:25 PM »
Voted.
I’m also a fan of @D_Bates mini-reviews, even when (maybe especially when) they don’t declare my utter and undiscovered brilliance, but do highlight positives he found in my writing.

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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2018, 12:28:19 PM »
Just to clarify, I'm still going to do the reviews, and I have feedback prepared for this month :p. As a writer, I know it helps to get an idea how somebody views your work, and it equally helps me as a writer to think over others work and determine what I find works and what's prone to irks. (hint, hint, you should try it!)

But at the same time, I appreciate that there may be entrants--new or old--who are just scribbling something down and aren't really interested in feedback. (I presume that's why the critique post disappeared?) So for those, the option's there to just give me a heads up and I'm happy to gloss over or give them it in private it they prefer. The last thing I want to do is embarrass people and turn them off trying again.
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2018, 01:03:42 PM »
(I presume that's why the critique post disappeared?)
Do you mean the separate thread for comments?
Anyone can create one if they want, but we don't open one regularly because there might not be any takers.
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Re: [Mar 2018] - Letters - Voting Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2018, 05:43:55 PM »
Oh, okay, fair enough.

I thought it was stopped for a reason.

Regardless, I'm not going to open a thread, but I'm more than happy to do more detailed feedback for those that want it as well.
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