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I was able to add 700+ words to a short story I had written about Halloween, changed it to have a winter background, and submitted it Saturday night. Round one of judging is underway. A long list will be culled from all entries then those stories will be turned over to another set of judges who will compile a short list of finalists from which the stories selected for publication will be made.

Hoping Night of The Halloween Moon makes it.

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Hmmm...

True believer, huh? I've got something for that...

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I received a Prompt, challenging writers to choose an idea that you are very skeptical of or that has no actual proof to support it, other than a person's needs or desires that it be real. My first response was christianity/religion. but when I went to enter it, there were already over 1K people using it.
So I chose ghosts/paranormal. I would be a real party-pooper visiting a 'haunted' house. emoticon
The object of the Prompt is to write a 500-1K word FF story from the point of view of a true believer. It had to be serious in theme.
It was a very difficult challenge, but it did get the creative juices flowing. I ended up with a 684 word story. Time to do a quick edit.



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You are, like, all up in the know. :)



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There is a Yahoo group that will keep you up-to-date on outlets seeking submissions. Register with Yahoo for free then join the "Creative Writers Opportunities List" group. Best of success to you. emoticon -- Lou

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Thanks, I looked too. It was worth the look.

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IUHRYTR -
I visited the flash fiction link. Sounds good. I do have a few FF stories that I think fit a few of their themes. Also, the submission rules are really demanding for a story of less than 800 words. Oh, well.



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I really would like a look at your bio sheet too. I think it would be a big help.
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Yeah, I should actually find that...



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Sounds good.



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I don't use a formal one, but there are some generic things I need to know, especially when writing romance. Height, hair color, eye color, physique.

Then I need to figure out the character's inner conflict (what drives the character) and outer conflict (what drives the story).

I have a really good bio sheet somewhere, that's deeper than most. I'll see if I can dig it up. One question on it is ten reasons for your character's motivation - because the first few are too easy. Once you get into reasons six+, you find the more original thoughts.



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Does anyone use those character trait/bio sheets? I read that they are necessary for at least your Protagonist and Antagonist. Also that even if you are a Pantser, you need to do them.
I'm trying to figure out why does one need a LOT of extra info you will probably never use, unless you are writing a series, which I'm not?



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Seeking short stories:

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WooHoo! Congrats!

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Hooray!!! NaNo WINNER!!!!!



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I hit 50K at the nick of time! It was maybe 5 p.m on Sunday when I hit 50K and posted it to their word counter. Whew! Other years I have finished super early, not this time. The novel is no where near complete either

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KillZone blog is awesome.



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I'm an Xboxer too. I use mine for working out. I had to replace it due to my original one being stolen. I'm hoping to break the new one this week.

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I'm so behind in my Nano! 33K so I need to get with it or this will be the first of my five years doing it I do not win. Wish I was off today and tomorrow.

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WriteMan - not cool. I mean, I can see wanting to get paid for teaching and sharing what you've learned, but not at the expense of another group. You know?

P2S, did you meet your goal?



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Dragon Age: Inquisition came out last Tuesday. I've been waiting on it for months. I even scheduled vacation days last week just so I would be able to play uninterrupted.

(Fat chance, with two kids, interruptions happen no matter what.)

I forced myself to do one chapter per day before I was allowed to turn the Xbox on, though, so I made progress in spite of the distraction. I have to be back at work today, so I'm not going to make as much progress, but I'm still going to hold myself to 1250 words each day before I can log in.

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About an hour's drive south a local writer's group holds bi-monthly meetings on our craft. Various published authors hold workshops. One of the members has had three books published. She has now started her own group about an hour west of the local group.
She is the only instructor, but the classes she offers are the same one's taught at the local school - EXCEPT, she charges twice what the local school charges for the same workshops, that last the same length of time.
Needless to say, she has pissed off quite a few of the local groups members.

Maybe Ayn Rand was right, to paraphrase,' capitalism is the new creativity.'




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My goal for today is to write one page or 1 hours tonight when I get home from work!

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Posted: 21 Apr 2014 12:30 AM PDT
by Robert Dugoni

[Note from Jodie: I'm going crazy with last-minute preparations for my big move across the country
in a few days, so bestselling thriller author and writing instructor Robert Dugoni is filling in for me today. Take it away, Bob!]

I raise more than a few eyebrows when I teach, and that’s usually a good sign. I know I’ve got my students thinking. The first collective class-eyebrow-arch comes when I stand up and say, “No one can teach you how to write.” Students who’ve paid good money to be in one of my seminars or workshops begin to have immediate heart palpitations until I add, “But I can teach you how to teach yourselves how to write.”

So what do I mean by this?

How can I teach any student I don’t know intimately what to write or how to write it? I can’t even teach my two children how to write. Writing is an extraordinarily personal endeavor and each of us brings our own nuances, quirks, insights and experiences to not only what we write but how we write it. All of these things form what we frequently refer to as the writer’s “voice” – how the writer (and really her characters) views the world and others in it and how the character expresses that view. We hope that it is a unique and exciting and interesting. When it is, those are usually the novels publishers clamor to buy.

But the fact is the to-be-published novel will never make it that far if the author forsakes the craft of writing and makes one of those silly mistakes that cry out “amateur” to that would-be editor.

So rather than telling students “I can teach you how to write,” I tell them my job is “to remove as many obstacles in the path to publication as possible.”

One of those big obstacles is when the author intrudes into the story.

Author intrusions into the reader’s experience reading a novel can be deadly. Not only do they raise the “amateur” flag and slow the story pace, they also tend to annoy. It’s like being in a deep and meaningful conversation with one person and having another person continually interrupt that conversation to tell you things you really don’t need to know at that moment or, frankly, you don’t care about!

When a story unfolds, the opening chapters should develop like a play on a stage. The reader wants to see what the character sees, hear what she hears, smell what she smells, taste what she tastes, and touch what she touches. It is not the author experiencing the story. It is the reader experiencing the story through the character. So how does the author intrude?

Let us count just some of the ways.

~ Omniscient narrative

This occurs when you’re reading a scene from a particular character’s point of view and suddenly the author barges in to provide a bit of information that the character doesn’t yet know, couldn’t yet know and may never know. Sometimes this is called bad foreshadowing. Here’s an example:

You’ve just written a killer scene in which your protagonist has arrived at a mountain getaway for three days of R&R and the author ends the scene with something like, “Little did she know that three miles away, Luke Reddinger, a serial killer, had just escaped from the state penitentiary.” Okay, so if the character didn’t know, who’s throwing in this tidbit? Does the reader need it at that moment? Would it be more powerful to see Luke Reddinger escaping, or running through the woods, maybe seeing the cabin she has arrived at? Wouldn’t that raise a story question that would keep the reader reading to find out what happens? Isn’t that what every writer wants?

~ Unnecessary biographical information

Ever read a scene in a book that is going swimmingly when suddenly the author stops the flow of the dialogue and action to tell you where the main character went to high school, their major in college or that their great grandmother was an alcoholic? Unless that high school is going to play a part in the story, the major is important to illustrate the character’s skill, or grandma is a serial killer when she gets drunk, what was the point of interrupting the story? Biographical sketches, if you’re so inclined to do them, are for the author to get to know her characters so the author better understands how the character will act and what she might say in a particular situation or moment. They are not for the reader.

~ Author Opinions

Nothing is more transparent than when an author tries to ram her opinion on a topic down your throat. Even when the author tries to disguise the opinion as a “character’s opinion” it is usually easy to spot. “Mary asked John what he thought about President Obama’s health care reform.” And then John starts spouting off. This is one of those instances where the author would be better off showing rather than telling. If you want to make a statement about the death penalty, write The Green Mile and let us see one of the pitfalls of the ultimate punishment. You want to write about abortion, write The Cider House Rules. You want to write on the evils of slavery, write Twelve Years a Slave. Racism in the south – Mississippi Burning. Greed in the roaring twenties – The Great Gatsby. There’s no place like home – The Wizard of Oz. And so on…

~ Flashbacks

This is usually the cause of the third collective class-eyebrow-arch. Some even snap at this point. Why? Because so many of us use flashbacks in our novels. So before anyone snaps an eyebrow, let me clarify – flashbacks can be used. The author just needs to know how to use them so they are not an intrusion. First, a flashback, despite its name, must still move the story forward. That is, the flashback should impart some information that is relevant to the plot at that moment, drives the plot forward, and/or reveals some important character trait or relationship that will come into play.

Second, a flashback is a scene. Therefore, all of the things discussed above that go into making a great scene still apply. A flashback should not be some character sitting alone at a table reminiscing about something that happened in the past. Put the reader in the scene with the characters and allow the reader to hear and see and smell and taste and touch the scene as it unfolds.

Think about the movie Titanic. Regardless of your opinion on the movie itself, note that it was actually Rose reminiscing about her voyage on that ship. How boring would it have been if the entire three-hour movie was Rose sitting at a table telling the movie audience what happened, rather than the movie audience flashing back to that time and getting the chance to experience it?

~ Information Dumps

This is usually where the writer has done a lot of research on a particular subject and darn it, everyone is going to know it! An information dump is an excessive amount of unnecessary information or details dumped into the story when the character does not need it and might never need it. Like biographies, research is for the author, not the reader. I’d say less than 10% of the information I research and learn about goes into my novels.

Information dumps can take many forms.

Research details. The research dump is when the author has learned a lot of information on a particular subject and dumps it into the story either in omniscient narrative or thinly disguised by creating a “character” to tell the reader everything they needed to know about such things as growing vegetables on rooftop gardens in New York City during the depression.

Character descriptions. Other information dumps are excessive details about what every character who comes on stage is wearing, or looks like. What the character is wearing is only important if the author has set the scene up so that another character has a particular interest in what a particular character is wearing, or the character’s own choice of clothes is important. When your character walks into a high school prom we can assume the girls are wearing prom dresses and the guys are in tuxedos. But if you’ve set the story up so that Billy is determined to make a splash and wears a tear-away tuxedo intending to leave high school by doing the Full Monty, then we want to know the details of that tear-away tuxedo.

Setting. The same is true with excessive details to describe a setting. Authors are not weather men or travel guides so your scenes shouldn’t read like a weather report or travel book. And if your protagonist is running for her life through a forest while being chased by werewolves, please don’t have her take the time to tell us every species of tree and type of fauna they are running past. Necessary details only. Excessive details need not apply!

So when you have the urge to pontificate, opine, brag, or otherwise bore, think about what my friend and brilliant writer John Hough Jr always says: “Dialogue is action and action is dialogue.” Get your characters on the move and talking. Avoid staying too long in a character’s head. Do your biographies and research for you, not for the reader, and give us only those details that will keep the story moving forward.

And above all, once you’ve hooked us with an incredible opening, lured us in with an amazing character, and mesmerized us with a killer plot, then please, BUTT OUT! I’ll thank you to let me enjoy your beautifully crafted story on my own.

Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed and New York Times Best Selling Author of the David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm, Murder One and The Conviction. He is also the author of the best-selling stand-alone novel Damage Control, as well as the nonfiction expose, The Cyanide Canary. Dugoni’s books have been likened to Scott Turow and Nelson DeMille, and he has been hailed as “the undisputed king of the legal thriller” by The Providence Journal and called the “heir to Grisham’s literary throne.” Bodily Harm and Murder One were each chosen one of the top 5 thrillers of 2010 and 2011, respectively. Murder One was also a finalist for the Harper Lee Award for literary excellence. My Sister’s Grave is the first in the Tracy Crosswhite series. Visit his website at www.robertdugoni.com, email him at bob@robertdugoni.com, and follow him on Twitter @robertdugoni and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorRobertDugoni.

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That's the complete opposite of mine! *laugh* Lots of characters, lots of dialogue, some conflict. Some stage directions, no descriptions or emotions.



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NaNo = 11,400. So far just four characters, some dialogue, lots of conflicts. Not sure if I have all protag's or antag's, yet. Gotta love NaNo.



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NaNoEdMo is 'officially' in December. Actually, you can edit/revise/redact/recapitulate, whatever, anytime you want, except while participating in NaNoWriMo. Put your pesky, non-productive self-editor in "a jar by the door".



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I thought March was NaNoEdMo.

Kstyle, ooh, that's tough. But if something's not working, it's not working. Better fix it early than suffer through it.



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Yesterday was day 6 and I abandoned the novel I was working on. I've done this before actually. The new novel went off with a bang as I played catch up. 5K in one day. I know I will hit 50K now. And oh yeah, I'm keeping the 3K I had written previously as a safety net if I still need it for the word count, LOL.

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I didn't know there was a December edition of NaNo but it makes sense! You write it then you edit it :)~ It seems like May would be a good time to do NaNo but there are always reasons you can do it in other months certainly!

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Accepting submissions:

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Accepting submissions:

Today & Yesterday, an online literary journal published in Bradenton, FL is seeking short stories, poems, photos, essays, and memoirs for its next issue. Submit your work to:

todayandyesterday@laughingfire.com.

See an issue of the journal at todayandyesterday.co. todayandyesterday.co

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Another article by the founder of NaNo had a couple of suggestions for participating writers who are trying to create memorable characters, dynamic dialogue, and attention getting plot: 1) don't do NaNoWriMo, or 2) turn off your computer screen while writing.
Remember, December is officially NaNoEdMo - National Novel Editing Month.



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I guess I'm a pantser, with just a bit of planning. I do outline my characters a bit. I do detail out a beginning, middle and end. But then, it could change depending on what the characters lead me to do. It has worked well in the past.

This year...sheesh! Started my Nano novel Saturday evening and was stuck immediately! Frustrated right now because I am just not as motivated as in the past 4 years when I did it.

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Myrea, you're the complete opposite of me. If I outline, it's trashed within three chapters. *laugh*

I'm trying a Save the Cat outlining approach this time, but only doing a third of it at a time. Once I've written that third, I'll outline the next third.

Kstyle, that's pretty common, actually. I once had a couple that refused to leave the living room. it drove me nuts.



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I'm a plotter, 100%.

I outline everything before I write word one, even short stories. Now, my outline for a short story might be 2-3 sentences, but guaranteed I have a MC, conflict, climax and resolution on paper before I start.

For my books, I write a 1-page summary of what I'm thinking, then I write every important plot point on index cards and carry the cards with my while I write the rough draft. I flip through the cards. Sometimes, my characters carry the plot away and my cards have to be adjusted, but I can handle that. Often, what happens is the characters reveal a better way to get to the destination. In that case, I can usually add, subtract or re-arrange the cards to fit the new course.

I tried pantsing for one book a couple of years ago for NaNo. It killed my idea. I can't write what's happening now if I don't know where my story is going. It just doesn't work for me. I get completely lost.

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I generally start a novel with a GREAT character, and she/he tells me the story. I always say my characters tell me their story, and what I want for them sometimes doesn't happen. I'm always writing what they tell me to write and am shocked by the things they do. I know, weird, LOL!

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I've been reading the articles written by NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty. So far two pieces of advice have rung true for me: 1) Have a character open their front door and describe what they see: dragons, planets colliding, a murder, another door, etc. etc. etc. if your imagination stops after the door opens, are you sure you want to be a writer? 2) Do NOT even think about a Plot!! As long as your characters are speaking and doing, plot happens. He even wrote a 'How to-" book called 'No Plot? No Problem!'






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I do most of my writing after hubby goes to bed. He has to be up at 4 AM (so do I to get his cute butt out the door and off to work...then back to bed for me!) and goes to bed about 7:30 or so.

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I'm excited. I already planned a new writing schedule with hubby so he won't be surprised when I kick him out of the office every night after dinner.



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I've done NaNo the last 4 years and plan on keeping the streak going! It's such a rush working on completing a novel in 30 days. Most of my novels were 98% complete after 30 days, and all well over 50K. I like the series of short stories someone mentioned here. Hmmm....only days away and I have not come up with a story idea.

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1667 is correct. Most 'winners' aim for 1500-2000 WPD. On the NaNo website you'll get lots of great advice on winning this event. If you are an obsessive compulsive editing freak, this challenge is definitely Not for you. But whether you're a pantser or an outliner, you'll enjoy this NaNo.
BTW, any writer that hits 50K+ is a winner, deservedly so!



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If you look up National Novel Writing Month you will find it, or NaNoWriMo. The goal is to do 50,000 words in the month of November. Technically that breaks down to 1667 words per day I think. Can't quite remember.

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So what's this NaNo you all speak off? My BFF did something like this last yr. She tried to do 1000 words a day I think?

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I'm planning on doing the full NaNo. I've tried multiple times since then, but haven't won since high school. Hopefully I'll be able to be productive with my other life goals with so much screen time...

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L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. what you don't have now will come back again. You've got heart, and you go in your own way.
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I'm also doing my own modified NaNo.

Ten 5K word short stories in November. Not related to each other or anything, just ten random stories.

I'm also doing "300 Ideas in 30 Days" where I challenge myself to write down 10 new story or book ideas each morning to jump-start the habit of being creative.

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I'm working on a story that I already started, and I'm aiming for 25K. :)



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Ahhh, modified.

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I'm doing my own modified NaNo.



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Anyone doing NaNoWriMo next month?



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Accepting submissions:

Short Story Writing Contest Opens

Submissions for the 2015 Savannah Authors Anthology are now being accepted. The competition is open to all legal residents of the states of Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. There is no age limit.

The deadline for entries is December 31, 2014. Additional details may be found on the writing group’s web site – . savannahauthors.org

For further information, please contact:

Alice Vantrease
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savannahanthology@gmail.com


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Too funny; I read it as Temporarily and was like - dude needs spellchecker. Glad to see it was me and not him. :)



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Accepting submissions:

jpsorrow.livejournal.com/444157.html

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Ah! The mystery has been solved. :)



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On face book I'm Colleen Keehne. I'll poke you over there! LOL

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emoticon I do both Abby (in fact I follow you on Facebook!).

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