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#1 of 3 Old 07-01-2006, 04:51 AM - Thread Starter
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So, my biggest problem with writing is I don't do it. Ok, I'm sure there are other problems, but hey, if ya don't write, ya aren't even going to get past the other problems.

I know some places look for submissions, or have contests, whatever. I'm hoping if I have a 'reason' to write, that will give me at least the impetus to get started on something, even if I don't bother sending it. If I do send it, it's not like people are going to care if my writing bites.

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#2 of 3 Old 07-01-2006, 10:58 PM
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Tammy, I've seen many contests listed in 'Writers Digest' magazine. There was one a while back that I could shoot myself for missing the deadline. It was a call for 'Short-shorts' I can't remember the desired word count, but it was definately possible, though it IS hard to write a really compelling story that is also very short.

I'd love to hear from others


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#3 of 3 Old 07-04-2006, 10:51 PM
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There's a place called that puts about 5 stories on their website every week. I got one "published" there a couple years ago. I'm not wild about everything they take, but some of it's good. The good thing is they take a lot of stories and read them quick so you're not waiting for months, and the odds are better than many places.
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