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  1. 18 Dec '12 22:48 / 1 edit
    Is Coming soon - get thinking over xmas holidays

    2 topics to choose from:

    Nature

    or

    Freestyle

    (for newcomers - its a competition run each year and we share the talent at the end of the deadline submissions and here at RHP we have some really strong writers - alas i'm not one of them lol)

    Silverstriker

    Previous Winners:
    Round 1 - Starrman
    Round 2 - Ragnorak
    Round 3 - hopscotch
    Round 4 - ncrosby
    Round 5 - XanthosNZ
    Round 6 - abandoned
    Round 7 - Starrman
    Round 8 - pawnhandler
    Round 9 - Bosse de Nage
    2010 a - Gatecrasher
    2010 b - Gatecrasher
    2012 - Mike169
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    19 Dec '12 20:32
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    Is Coming soon - get thinking over xmas holidays

    2 topics to choose from:

    Nature

    or

    Freestyle

    (for newcomers - its a competition run each year and we share the talent at the end of the deadline submissions and here at RHP we have some really strong writers - alas i'm not one of them lol)

    Silverstriker

    Previous Winners:
    Round 1 - S ...[text shortened]... handler
    Round 9 - Bosse de Nage
    2010 a - Gatecrasher
    2010 b - Gatecrasher
    2012 - Mike169
    What are the details on this? Is there a word limit? I don't get what the topics indicate.
  3. 21 Dec '12 18:32
    Originally posted by rwingett
    What are the details on this? Is there a word limit? I don't get what the topics indicate.
    750 word limit and the topic is loose so writers can go in any direction they like. Nature can be about animals etc or human nature etc
  4. 30 Dec '12 18:26
    Deadline 19th February 2013
  5. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    31 Dec '12 00:36
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    Deadline 19th February 2013
    Surely you meant the 9th of January. Surely!
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 Dec '12 11:15 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Surely you meant the 9th of January. Surely!
    Don't call me surely....

    Freestyle could be about Phelps...
  7. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    02 Jan '13 14:51
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Surely you meant the 9th of January. Surely!
    Genius takes time, my friend.
  8. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    02 Jan '13 14:54
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    750 word limit and the topic is loose so writers can go in any direction they like. Nature can be about animals etc or human nature etc
    Will the penalty for going over the word limit be harsh?

    I mean, yeah the penalty for a 30,000 word manifesto could be righteously harsh, but what about 1000 words?
  9. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    02 Jan '13 16:16
    And I asked this before, but what software do people use that keeps track of words?

    Not a fan of Word or Office, I'd just use Notepad if it counted words.
  10. 02 Jan '13 16:25
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And I asked this before, but what software do people use that keeps track of words?

    Not a fan of Word or Office, I'd just use Notepad if it counted words.
    If it's only slightly over i wouldnt be incurring a penalty - if over like 900 words or so i would just cut it off at the end - or send it back saying too big 🙂
  11. 02 Jan '13 16:26
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    And I asked this before, but what software do people use that keeps track of words?

    Not a fan of Word or Office, I'd just use Notepad if it counted words.
    I use word, i didn't know there were alternatives that did the word count
  12. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    02 Jan '13 17:57
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Will the penalty for going over the word limit be harsh?

    I mean, yeah the penalty for a 30,000 word manifesto could be righteously harsh, but what about 1000 words?
    I would say do what you need to do, the rules be damned.
  13. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    04 Jan '13 14:39
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    I use word, i didn't know there were alternatives that did the word count
    Yeah, I know, I'm looking into add-ons I can snap into Notepad or Wordpad, actually.

    I'll share if I find a good one.
  14. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    04 Jan '13 19:41
    Originally posted by rwingett

    I would say do what you need to do, the rules be damned.
    ... forewarned.
  15. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    11 Jan '13 07:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Yeah, I know, I'm looking into add-ons I can snap into Notepad or Wordpad, actually.

    I'll share if I find a good one.
    Notepad++ is an awesome plain-text editor that can do word counts.

    Get it here:
    http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.2.3.html

    You'll need to add the TextFX plug-in. (Plugins->Plugin Manager->Show Plugin Manager and install "TextFX Characters" ). Restart Notepad++, and you can get the word count of any block of selected text with TextFX->TextFX Tools->Word Count.