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    10 Nov '13 22:16
    Hello everyone here is a heads up about the next prose competition i have had the pleasure of organising since 2012. The last two years we have had some brilliant entries. Can anyone prevent a potential hat trick from mike169?

    Here are the rules

    Maximum word length is 750 words

    You can submit up to two entries

    The 2014 topic will be a choice of Holidays and the normal option of freestyle is available

    Entries not to be posted on forums they need to be sent to me via email send your entries to silverstriker2@hotmail.co.uk (please send me a pm to tell me your entry's title so i know who has written what)

    Deadline is January 12th 2014

    Good luck all
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    11 Nov '13 01:07
    Is there going to be any penalty for going over 750 words?
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    11 Nov '13 06:03
    If are within 10% no. Otherwise it will be just trimmed off at the end
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Nov '13 06:10
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    If are within 10% no. Otherwise it will be just trimmed off at the end
    So the maximum word length is 825 words. ??
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    11 Nov '13 06:34
    No it's 750. You can go slightly over if you wish
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    11 Nov '13 19:44
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    No it's 750. You can go slightly over if you wish
    ???
    by 10%

    thought you taught Maths?
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    11 Nov '13 19:521 edit
    Then you will want another 10% and so on. Stop nit picking and trying to insult please
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    11 Nov '13 21:56
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    Then you will want another 10% and so on. Stop nit picking and trying to insult please
    Exactly! Someone trying to get something going within the site and all the people who aren't smart enough to write anything can do is crap on it.
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    11 Nov '13 22:05
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Exactly! Someone trying to get something going within the site and all the people who aren't smart enough to write anything can do is crap on it.
    That's wolves for you.
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    11 Nov '13 22:55
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Exactly! Someone trying to get something going within the site and all the people who aren't smart enough to write anything can do is crap on it.
    I think he's just trying to clarify the rules, is all.
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    12 Nov '13 03:331 edit
    Originally posted by Silverstriker
    Then you will want another 10% and so on. Stop nit picking and trying to insult please
    Sorry - should have put a smiley after that last one!
    But seriously - will the maximum word count (750) be adhered to?
    I have a thousand worder that needs some serious editing!!!
  12. Subscriberkevcvs57
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    12 Nov '13 04:50
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Sorry - should have put a smiley after that last one!
    But seriously - will the maximum word count (750) be adhered to?
    I have a thousand worder that needs some serious editing!!!
    I think the rule is 750 words but if that leaves you a couple of sentences short of short story heaven then 'silverstriker' is not gonna be anal about it.

    All the best rules can bend a little bit without breaking.🙂
  13. SubscriberSuzianne
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    13 Nov '13 00:03
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Sorry - should have put a smiley after that last one!
    But seriously - will the maximum word count (750) be adhered to?
    I have a thousand worder that needs some serious editing!!!
    Then you better get to editing.

    You're still here? Go!

    😀
  14. SubscriberSuzianne
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    13 Nov '13 00:08
    Geeeeez, I just need to find a topic. I can write like a house a-fire if I have a topic I want to write about. Without that, it's a real labor. This is partially why I never entered. No topic was 'good enough'.

    How do some of you previous entrants decide on a topic?
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    13 Nov '13 00:221 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    Geeeeez, I just need to find a topic. I can write like a house a-fire if I have a topic I want to write about. Without that, it's a real labor. This is partially why I never entered. No topic was 'good enough'.

    How do some of you previous entrants decide on a topic?
    Suzi, pick a topic you care about intensely and then deliver the story with humour.
    If you're laughing aloud while typing it, you've probably got a winner.
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