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Ivy Wood
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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2013, 05:15:25 PM »

I wish it wasn't dead. I keep asking around my town (not near Charlotte) about any sort of writer's groups. Can't find anything. Sigh.
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2013, 06:02:33 PM »

Ivy,

You should send a PM to Eytanz to get group access (or one of the other mods, Heredal isn't around anymore) and post something in the group.  I'll volunteer to take a look at it for you, and I've been meaning to revise my story from the EP flash contest into a longer one anyway, so maybe I'll revise and post that if you'll give it a look.  I've also done a bit with Google Docs and it works very well for a line-by-line, but maybe we can sum things up with the forum?  Let me know how you would like me to look at your story and we'll see if we can get something going.  Maybe we can punch some life into this thing.

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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2013, 07:37:11 PM »

I just recently had Eytan add me to the group. I just haven't posted anything yet because I've been waiting for a little more activity on the forum and polishing up my new story to post. But I check it, if you post something I'll give it a read. Though this may not be the ideal time to to start, what with the 153 flash stories I'm about to read, Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2013, 07:46:36 PM »

I'll post the final cut of Enginesong when I get that finished.  (It's been three months so far!)

The only other recently finished thing I have I've already sent out a couple places (and honestly am pretty happy with it overall), but if it would help people to have something to chew on, I can toss it up.
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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2013, 07:57:21 PM »

Honestly, between trying to catch up on the slush pile this week, and the Pseudopod contest, and rewriting "Autumn Leaves" into something I'm happier with, I think I've got enough on my plate with just committing to Ivy's story, but I will certainly try to reliably read anything that goes up there.  So I don't personally need extra stuff to chew on, but maybe the best way to revive the group is to just...
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2013, 02:18:41 AM »

I also joined the crit group a while back, but so far have refrained from commenting on anything a year old.
I don't have anything to contribute right now, the only thing I had ready was for the EP flash fiction contest.
But I do check the forum regularly, and will provide feedback for whatever new stories appear.
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Ivy Wood
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« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2013, 09:41:08 AM »

Umbrage, I would like that. Let me arrange all my necessaries and tweak my story a bit! Yes, I'd be happy to look at your story, too. It'd be so nice if we could resuscitate this floundering beast.  Grin
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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2013, 08:41:14 PM »

I'm interested, and I've got a story that I could really use some critiques on.

So, Eytanz is the one to ask for membership?
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Ivy Wood
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2013, 11:09:44 PM »

I'll try to post a little something this weekend. My schedule is finally beginning to open up a bit. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2013, 11:33:43 PM »

I wrote another 112 words on "Enginesong." 

Why is there not an emoticon for exhausted fake exultation?
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Ivy Wood
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« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2013, 09:55:49 PM »

Well, I finally worked up the courage. It's late and I'm off to bed, but I did post a story, so...there's that. Smiley

Tomorrow I'll read the work of my daring brethren in the crit group and I'll try to give my most thoughtful comments. It would be great if we could get this going.

Oh, btw...the story I posted, Borderlands, has been rejected twice. I wrote it a couple of months ago. It's one my longest short stories, around 3,800 words, I think.

Thanks all! G'night!
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« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2013, 08:51:17 PM »

Hmm. I don't have enough forum posts yet to officially request access to the crit group, although I do listen to all three podcasts a ton and love them so.

If there is still a crit group though, I'd like to officially register my interest  Grin

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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2013, 01:58:33 AM »

Unfortunately I've just joined, but I'm willing to be on probation and crit a while until my good counsel earns me a spot on the king's table and all that. Would that be alright?
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« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2013, 02:57:56 AM »

This group appears to be dead. I propose we form a new one.
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« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2013, 04:38:42 AM »

It's not dead, though it is very slow. But the procedure for joining it needs to be updated.

For now, if anyone wants to join, please PM me. I'll update this thread and tidy it up later.
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2013, 09:33:58 AM »

It's definitely not dead, Max posted a story just this week, although I'm the only one who has commented on it  Undecided It usually just takes a week or two for people to find time to read and comment.
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« Reply #36 on: September 10, 2013, 02:23:51 AM »

I've had a very stressful couple of months, but I hereby swear that I will read and comment on all the stories in the crit group once I (and/or everyone else, but I'm really going to try to do a lot this week because I have some serious free time) get the EP slushbox looking a bit less terrifying!

Anything that doesn't have a post saying "don't bother, I sold this thing already."

Might take a while, but damn it, I want this Crit Group to live, even though I've done almost nothing to accomplish that this year.  Stupid year...

*wanders off muttering to self*
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« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2014, 05:51:43 AM »

Can I take it that since no one has posted to this thread since September that the group is rolling along OK?

If it is, then I'd be interested. I'd love some feedback to tell me why my stories are no good... Or great, of course. So far, the nicest thing anyone ever said about one was that it needed a whole new ending.  Cry
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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2014, 06:04:31 AM »

Still ticking along nicely, yes.  Unfortunately, the guy who knows how the forum buttons works (eytanz) is having a bit of Real Life.  It might be a wee bit before he can get you added and/or tell one of us incompetents how to manage it.  ;-)
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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2014, 06:39:24 AM »

Still ticking along nicely, yes.  Unfortunately, the guy who knows how the forum buttons works (eytanz) is having a bit of Real Life.  It might be a wee bit before he can get you added and/or tell one of us incompetents how to manage it.  ;-)

So... Better to hold off? Or just message and be prepared for a long wait?
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