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Editing for authors: because every writer needs a good editor.

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MacAllister

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Archerjoe or anyone else could have started this thread -- but I didn't wanna put anyone on the spot, so here ya go!
 

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Not sure what to discuss so I'll just own up to having written #12 The Summons and express my thanks to whoever voted for me. (I voted for myself so I know I received one vote! :D)

Thanks, too, to Mac and all involved in arranging everything.

I'm delighted to have made the top 20 :snoopy:

Fascinating to see the diversity of styles and the varied approach. Interesting to see if one can guess who submitted what. I think I may have got several right.

I guess different folk looked for different things when voting.

I found it hard to pick my three and ended up finding reasons for stopping reading and/or discarding submissions to leave me with my three, but each no doubt approached the elimination process differently.
 

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I had a really hard time voting and I ended up changing my votes several times as I typed up the PM to Mac, lol. It was very difficult. I also didn't know if we could vote for ourselves so I am not sure if my story even got any votes. :p
 

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Archerjoe or anyone else could have started this thread -- but I didn't wanna put anyone on the spot, so here ya go!

Thanks, Mac!

I'll fess up to writing #7, "Plan B".

I, too, changed my votes a couple of times before sending the PM. Lots of great stories here.

Great job, Manuel Royal. Loved, loved, loved the winning story! What a nickname. Comparing to my story, I was jealous of the bantering between your characters.
 

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I hope more people come up to claim their stories, I am so curious about all of them!
 

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Mine was So Lonely. I don't think I hit the spot I was aiming for with it, but I had fun in the attempt.
It was very difficult figuring out who to vote for. I can understand why it was a close contest, all right.
It's nice to know every story got votes... we were all in the top three for someone :)
 

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Okay, I'll come forth. I'm the one behind The Riddle of the Heart.

I decided to pitch in only hours before deadline and I hurried to try to edit the few remaining things that I knew needed to be done. A friend had previously told me I definitely needed a new title, but I was blank. Still am, lol.

It was fun participating! :)
 

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OK, I'll chime in.

Mine was An Argument of Truth. After I subbed it, I started to wonder if I hit the mark or not. I read the other stories and still wondered. Everybody made a solid effort and that's what counts.

I'm curious if there's going to be another contest and what it's going to be.
 

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OK, I'll chime in.

Mine was An Argument of Truth. After I subbed it, I started to wonder if I hit the mark or not. I read the other stories and still wondered. Everybody made a solid effort and that's what counts.

I'm curious if there's going to be another contest and what it's going to be.

We could do a Christmas contest, if we started right away? You guys interested? I'll have to go hustle up some prizes, so they'd be TBA, in the meantime.

I've also got a PM in my inbox that I've still got to answer about the possibility of a Horror anthology (it'd be a 4theLuv project, most likely) but that's still pretty vague and nebulous.

I'd like to see this room stay in continuous use, though, so feel free to propose stuff and brainstorm ideas or make challenges. :)
 

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I'm in :D

P.S. Mine was "Reunions" everyone's were really great reads, good job all
 

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Those would both be awesome projects for us to do! I LOVE the idea of a Horror anthology. The dungeons of the Horror Hounds are full of stories that would make Cthulhu proud. :D

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Have you thought anymore about a magazine or annual of sorts?
 

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We could do a Christmas contest, if we started right away? You guys interested? I'll have to go hustle up some prizes, so they'd be TBA, in the meantime.

I've also got a PM in my inbox that I've still got to answer about the possibility of a Horror anthology (it'd be a 4theLuv project, most likely) but that's still pretty vague and nebulous.

I'd like to see this room stay in continuous use, though, so feel free to propose stuff and brainstorm ideas or make challenges. :)

Count me in! :D
 

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Mark me in the sounds like a great idea category!
 

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I wrote "Whisper" :)

I don't know if I would have time to do anything for Christmas, unless I was able to take a story I've already worked on and submit it but that would depend on exact rules/themes/etc ...
 

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I can confess to #13 - Gerald Goosemore.

It was good to feel challenged and it would be great to do it again.
 

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Something for Christmas would be a stimulating challenge. (Just three weeks from Tuesday!)

I don't think I've ever done a real horror story. First time for everything (as the executioner said).
 

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I'd be down for a Christmas contest, perhaps....

The story I wrote I mentioned here before, because it was one of the ones that made me feel I was truly making it--on the first reading, my wife did not tell me it was "good" or that she liked it. She set it down, looked at me for an uncomfortably long moment, and said "What the fuck do you really DO at conferences?"

I felt bad, but knowing it hit that gut-level also validated me in ways "ZOMG, it was teh Awesum!!!" never could have.
 

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Ooooh. Christmas Creepers. I'd certainly be up for reading.
 
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