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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2017, 04:08:40 AM »
Uggghhhhh I'm trying to finish this story before the deadline at midnight!!!

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2017, 04:13:28 AM »
Uggghhhhh I'm trying to finish this story before the deadline at midnight!!!

Do it! Do it! *cheers you on*

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2017, 06:02:55 AM »

Okay I got it here:

https://www.wattpad.com/story/99051500-the-beast-and-the-ipad-battlethebeast


I'm wondering if I should add an photo or not-- A lot of people have but would that disqualify you for violating some sort of copyright rule?

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2017, 06:13:39 AM »
Only if you didn't have the copyright.
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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2017, 02:51:26 PM »
I'm wondering if I should add an photo or not-- A lot of people have but would that disqualify you for violating some sort of copyright rule?

Only if you didn't have the copyright.

Honestly, it seems like Wattpad doesn't give a rat's ass about copyright, since I see obviously copyrighted images on stories all the time. :) But to be safe, do a Google search for copyright free images. There's lots of sites that will let you download images that are "free" to use with attribution, and some that are just free, period. Find something in that category and I anticipate no problems.

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2017, 01:37:37 AM »
haha, I hear you @tebakutis on your reservations about being too gruesome, but yours was pretty brutal on a psychological level.  Poor Elliot!   I liked that you had Jane your POV character.  My original plan was to do Martin as my POV in the loop in which he comes to realize that this has happened before (but the first time he realizes it)... but then I was having so much fun writing Margo i started all over and went with her.

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2017, 12:07:22 PM »
Bradley, I thought your story was very entertaining. I liked that Margo was the one to reset everything.
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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2017, 09:41:33 AM »
@gennerik  I love that you addressed the circumstantial effects from the books-- I was super lazy when it came to the magic system :)  I also liked the 3-way the-more-the-merrier love triangle subtext you had going on w/ Q, Elliot and Margo.

Your moth-clock thing was pretty awesome-- I like that you gave us some Jane too!  the moment she realized it had to be Quentin.... And that chilling visual message from Martin!  Holy shit!


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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2017, 03:56:04 AM »
@Bradley Darewood Thanks. I had a lot of fun writing it and exploring different possibilities. Interestingly enough, the message from Martin in the form of a clock face happened almost by accident. It wasn't until I cut to Jane that I got the idea, and that even made me change the title.

Not to belittle the efforts of other authors, but I read a number of stories and I found most of them wanting. I would be very surprised if at least one of us from FF doesn't at least get selected to the top 10.
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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2017, 09:29:10 AM »
Well, that's assuming they actually read all the entries--

Given that their goal is exposure they might select one of the less-than-stellar stories from someone that has a huge Wattpad platform-- some of these guys have like 600k followers on Wattpad (despite their questionable writing quality-- they may be writing some sort of paranormal romance that just hits the G-spot of millennials on Wattpad or something)-- as opposed to say my story which got 3 reads.  Ever.  :)

But yeah, our stories kick ass!  I'm glad to be in such great company!

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2017, 03:11:42 PM »
That would be a crappy way to do business, but I could see that. I was definitely surprised at a few of the stories and how many likes they got for the quality of writing. If it does end up being a Bring Your Own Marketting campaign, there's no way I'm winning that.
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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2017, 04:01:21 PM »
Given that their goal is exposure they might select one of the less-than-stellar stories from someone that has a huge Wattpad platform-- some of these guys have like 600k followers on Wattpad (despite their questionable writing quality-- they may be writing some sort of paranormal romance that just hits the G-spot of millennials on Wattpad or something)-- as opposed to say my story which got 3 reads.  Ever.  :)

But yeah, our stories kick ass!  I'm glad to be in such great company!

That would be a crappy way to do business, but I could see that. I was definitely surprised at a few of the stories and how many likes they got for the quality of writing. If it does end up being a Bring Your Own Marketting campaign, there's no way I'm winning that.

Agreed on the quality of our stories, but I hope this isn't how they select things. I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt, but regardless, I do not envy the poor "slush readers" who must wade through the stories looking for favorites. Fingers crossed one of us makes the top 10!

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2017, 09:42:18 PM »
Did you guys get added to Battle of the Beast Pals?

https://www.wattpad.com/list/433651746-battlethebeast-pals

Not sure what it is....  but appearantly I'm in it with 1 vote.

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2017, 10:09:23 PM »
Did you guys get added to Battle of the Beast Pals?

https://www.wattpad.com/list/433651746-battlethebeast-pals

Not sure what it is....  but appearantly I'm in it with 1 vote.

Yup, I believe my story was added to this as well.

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Re: BattleTheBeast - 1,500 word short story contest for "The Magicians" Fanfic
« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2017, 06:23:35 AM »
While I was at it, I checked out your Wattpad-- looks good!!!!!

How do you balance your online presence between Wattpad, your own blog, the FF writing contest, and others I'm not aware of?  Do you switch up the content?

I've just added shorts periodically to my facebook notes, but that's about it.