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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2018, 10:41:36 PM »
Started one draft yesterday.
Somewhere between then and this morning, I ended up interested in a totally different story.
1st draft done at 1,500 words. Some polishing needed, but it holds together.

Now I have to decide whether to go back to the other story and finish it, too.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2018, 11:38:34 AM »
So, “Two Small Magics” makes 44 stories and 2 poems that I’ve posted in the four years since November 2014, not missing one contest, even if by the skin of my teeth a few times.

@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2018, 12:13:18 PM »
So, “Two Small Magics” makes 44 stories and 2 poems that I’ve posted in the four years since November 2014, not missing one contest, even if by the skin of my teeth a few times.

@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.
I'm really happy for you :D but the credit is all due to the people who participate.
All xia and I do is come up with crazy ideas and start a few threads, hehe
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2018, 12:49:50 PM »
@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.

Careful - he's about to ask for more space hehehehehe
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2018, 01:11:03 PM »
@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.

Careful - he's about to ask for more space hehehehehe
He knows better 8)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2018, 08:02:39 PM »
Glad to have you here, @JMack! :)

I want to have your ability to stick to writing some day - maybe like you when the kids are grown. ;)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2018, 10:09:50 PM »
I really should take more time at editing and learn to edit well, I wrote it, read it again, edited some, couldnt find anything I would like to change. But this cant be true since I am not satisfied somehow, anyway I submited. next month I should have more time to invest into writing.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2018, 10:36:09 PM »
I really should take more time at editing and learn to edit well, I wrote it, read it again, edited some, couldnt find anything I would like to change. But this cant be true since I am not satisfied somehow, anyway I submited. next month I should have more time to invest into writing.
You still have about three weeks to think about and edit your story. :)
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2018, 05:20:16 PM »
So, “Two Small Magics” makes 44 stories and 2 poems that I’ve posted in the four years since November 2014, not missing one contest, even if by the skin of my teeth a few times.

@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.

The discipline of a champion @JMack . Sounds like you've got yourself a hefty anthology there. Ever think of publishing them as a collection?
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2018, 07:51:01 PM »
So, “Two Small Magics” makes 44 stories and 2 poems that I’ve posted in the four years since November 2014, not missing one contest, even if by the skin of my teeth a few times.

@xiagan and @ScarletBea, it’s impossible to say how much this Writing Contest Club has meant to me. I’m a writer because of it and because of you.

The discipline of a champion @JMack . Sounds like you've got yourself a hefty anthology there. Ever think of publishing them as a collection?

It would be fun to do.  :) Lots of editing.  :o
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2018, 06:03:36 PM »
Not for this month, but I had an idea for future contest.

Was thinking about how Jim ButcheR wrote Codex Alera based on a challenge at a workshop to write a story about Lost Roman Legion and Pokemon. We should perhaps have members nominate some random words each. Mods picks up 2 or 3 of those at random and everyone needs to write a story incorporating those.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2018, 06:32:47 PM »
Not for this month, but I had an idea for future contest.

Was thinking about how Jim ButcheR wrote Codex Alera based on a challenge at a workshop to write a story about Lost Roman Legion and Pokemon. We should perhaps have members nominate some random words each. Mods picks up 2 or 3 of those at random and everyone needs to write a story incorporating those.
We've done a similar thing in July 2016 and 2017, but then people said they didn't want it again...
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/(jul-2017)/(julaug-2017)-story-generator-discussion-thread/
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2018, 08:33:36 PM »
Yeah, but having to use two themes that don't mix at first glance (like Roman Empire and Pokemon) is a cool idea.
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2018, 02:03:57 AM »
I managed to write something! Feels like my first time all over again.  I can never seem to string more than one entry together per six months.  Time to go back into hibernation...
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Re: [Oct 2018] - Small Magics - Discussion Thread
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2018, 08:16:56 AM »
I managed to write something! Feels like my first time all over again.  I can never seem to string more than one entry together per six months.  Time to go back into hibernation...
Well done! The next month's contest is around the corner ;)
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