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danooli

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2016, 03:31:23 PM »
*bites knuckles and looks nauseated*
That'd be a killer title.

and titles aren't counted for word count!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2016, 04:25:03 PM »

and titles aren't counted for word count!
That's why my story has a 224 word title!  It's BRILLIANT!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2016, 09:57:24 PM »
*bangs head on desk*
Came in over the word count despite Word and Pages both agreeing I was at the magic number. Google Docs is my enemy. Trying to figure out this submission editing thingy. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (pronounced like Khannnnnnnnnnnnnnn)
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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2016, 08:29:38 AM »
I've entered my story!
So excited...and nervous.
Thanks for running this.
~rose

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2016, 09:20:51 AM »
*bangs head on desk*
Came in over the word count despite Word and Pages both agreeing I was at the magic number. Google Docs is my enemy. Trying to figure out this submission editing thingy. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (pronounced like Khannnnnnnnnnnnnnn)

LOL! You're in good company, there have been quite a few over the word limit :) All have been resubbed and are now 100% qualified :)

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2016, 09:21:35 AM »
I've entered my story!
So excited...and nervous.
Thanks for running this.
~rose

You're very welcome! Thank you for entering, and good luck!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #66 on: September 30, 2016, 09:39:02 AM »
Just a few hours to go!



Stay on target, writers!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #67 on: September 30, 2016, 11:18:39 AM »
Very hard making the leap from CoW reader to poster. Big Brother is pulling in my driveway as I type this, I presume??

11h 40min to go....

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #68 on: October 01, 2016, 06:33:36 AM »
Hey,

Welcome new posters!  Theses contests are great, and despite what you may hear, comments are never too harsh. They are usually very helpful. It's usually that writers can get a tad sensitive about their darlings. I know that I can.

I took some comments on my last story in the Escape Pod contest, integrated them, improved my story, and I ended up selling it. I also saw another story from the EP constest published in another market. So, contests like these provide some great feedback and benefit authors.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2016, 06:35:34 AM »
Very hard making the leap from CoW reader to poster. Big Brother is pulling in my driveway as I type this, I presume??

11h 40min to go....

Haha, no, no, that's just my ice cream truck. Your neighbors eat a ton of ice cream... just keep ignoring it.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #70 on: October 01, 2016, 08:25:22 AM »
Now the wait for the first round, looking forward to it!  Any numbers available yet on how many submissions there were? 

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #71 on: October 01, 2016, 08:44:16 AM »
Now the wait for the first round, looking forward to it!  Any numbers available yet on how many submissions there were? 

According the the submission grinder there are 18 pending submissions. I go by "the rule of 5." Take the submission grinder number, multiply by 5.

I'm guessing about 90-97

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #72 on: October 01, 2016, 10:15:42 AM »
I will have all of the fun stuff up shortly!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #73 on: October 01, 2016, 07:27:50 PM »
Fun stuff! Can't wait  :)

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #74 on: October 02, 2016, 08:18:50 PM »
Welcome greenroom!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2016, 07:52:13 PM »

 It's usually that writers can get a tad sensitive about their darlings. I know that I can.


Gah! You don't have to drag MY name into this!  :P

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #76 on: October 08, 2016, 03:54:40 PM »

It's usually that writers can get a tad sensitive about their darlings. I know that I can.


Gah! You don't have to drag MY name into this!  :P



From my Merriam-Webster app

tad\ˈtad\
noun
1 : a small child; especially : boy
2 : a small or insignificant amount or degree : bit <might give him some water and a tad to eat — C. T.
Walker>
3 : a writer; especially : one that runs EA wikia

a tad : somewhat, rather <looked a tad bigger than me — Larry Hodgson>

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there's more than just a tad of hyperbole in the critics' praise for the promising young writer
grandfather never tires of telling us about the days when he was just a tad
it's usually that writers can get a tad sensitive about their darlings

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Good luck to everyone tomorrow. I hope to have as much fun by this contest as I did by the last two.

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #77 on: October 09, 2016, 01:41:42 PM »
Looking forward to reading the entries!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #78 on: October 09, 2016, 04:43:54 PM »
I'm so excited to read the entries, too!

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Re: Cast of Wonders Flash Fiction Contest 2016 Rules
« Reply #79 on: October 09, 2016, 11:11:46 PM »
Just saying hi so I can post in the contest forum.  Thanks!