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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ottersdaughter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jun 2017 at 5:23am
I'm registered and excited to do it again - especially since I couldn't do the Screenplay comp, so I haven't written to deadline since round 1 SSC.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stephenmatlock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2017 at 1:27pm
What I found with Flash Fiction vs. Short Story is that it seems to me that the method of the writing is different. I see that the winning entries all seem to share the writing methodology of "me thinking aloud about what I'm seeing and feeling."

I could be wrong.

But if I look at the winners, I'm becoming convinced I'm on point here.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zblugg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2017 at 6:48pm
I am seriously considering entering. I'm getting ready for round 2 of the SWC, and although it was my first time writing a screenplay, I'm enjoying the whole thing tremendously. 

So yeah... I've always been more of a short story guy, actually. This might be a great experience, too.

Choices, choices...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote maiaco Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2017 at 7:19am
I'm all signed up and looking forward to it again this year.

I enjoy the Flash Fiction format more than the SSC but its mostly personal preference.  Some people struggle with the word limit and deadlines in FFC but they suit me better than the early rounds of SSC.  It also gives me two guaranteed weekend's of writing, two short bursts of tackling new prompts and genres, and two rounds of forum feedback.  I use it more like a 'workshop' than a contest, to be honest, so it's also very good value for money for me. 



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vernacula Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2017 at 10:13pm
I prefer the SSC, but I like getting two pieces out of FFC. So I guess it's a wash! Welcome, newcomers. I hope you love it. Best of luck to all!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ShroudedWolf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 Jun 2017 at 5:15pm
I haven't paid, yet, but I plan on doing this again. It will be my second year. Last year I got an Honorable Mention on the 3rd story (Round 2, I believe). Definitely want to shoot for making the final this year, but I think 49th-96th place is pretty good. :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jenspenden Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2017 at 3:26pm
I'm in! I skipped SSC to focus on my novel (difficult decision, but a good one), so I'm really excited for FFC...I just hope I'm not TOO rusty when it comes to short form, lol. 

See you all in a few weeks! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nixie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2017 at 8:04pm
Woohoo!  looks like it's gonna be a party.  Seeya all there!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stephaleph22 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jun 2017 at 5:58pm
Hey Hey Hey, it's STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPHALEPHAGUS!!!!

I'm still debating on whether to participate or not, financial stuff (moth flies from the empty wall safe) but I'm really leaning towards giving this another shot!




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nixie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2017 at 2:56pm
Course you are steph,  You wouldn't miss the chance to come hang with us!!  Come play!!  Get awesome crits that will make your writing better so that you can sell stories to pay for next year's entry fee :)
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