Once Upon a Time....[LOWWC]

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posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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SubAce, you have touched upon a few things in a more supportive and encouraging fashion, and I commend you for that.

My point is this: The story that is currently leading in an ATS writing "contest" consists of 8 paragraphs, a handful of lines of dialog, and a YouTube video at the end. As SubAce pointed out, there are numerous fundamental errors that are difficult to overlook.

I have a hard time respecting a "short story writing contest" where the most basic principles of composition are disregarded, and errors are rewarded. I am not a writer, but I can imagine that these guidelines would upset a real writer who has taken years to hone their craft and develop command over language.

This is by no means personal in any way. I was simply stating the obvious - that the criteria for "winning" must not be based on the composition, but on something else, which disappoints me.

Now I have to write a story because I opened my big fat mouth about the contest. I haven't written in years and I've set myself up for anything I submit to be brutalized. This should be fun!




posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:39 AM
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A really great story Slayer,keep up the good work!
Star and flag and these



posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:41 AM
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You do realize people have different writing styles

Yes?

So, you don't like this story or how it's written. You also don't think it's worthy of the attention it has gotten.

May I make a suggestion then?

Stop bumping it to the top of the first page with replies and maybe people will stop reading it.

Fair enough?
edit on 21-2-2013 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 10:54 AM
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I happen to have writer's status on my account here,I still make
a lot of grammar errors myself.People can tell what makes a great
story and what doesn't.Most people don't waste their time "correcting"
others' mistakes.I don't know about you,but,it has been 40 years
since I was in school.
I am not counting the time that I was in the floral design school.



posted on Feb, 21 2013 @ 11:38 AM
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reply to post by SLAYER69
 


Slayer,it has been a while since I wrote a story.This is a great
story and I should see if I can top it. You up for a challenge?



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 01:06 AM
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Nice work Slayer as always i enjoyed the read and loved the video..peace,sugarcookie1 S&F
edit on 25-2-2013 by sugarcookie1 because: (no reason given)





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