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    Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 4:19pm
OH GAWD!

I just realized I submitted a copy with grammar errors. Sometimes I wrote from my computer, from my phone, or from my tablet. I guess at some point something didn't sync well! 

Should I just assume now that I'm out for the count?

I'm pissed at myself about that but hopefully they didn't expect me to have hired a professional editor lol
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I think, generally speaking, most of the points comes from the story not from grammar/spelling etc so i wouldn't be throwing up the white flag just yet! :)


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Grammar and spelling only counts 15%. Courage, mon brave.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thebartender Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jan 2020 at 4:34pm
I don't think a few grammar or spelling errors cost you. If it's riddled with it, that's different. Anything written in a week is really a first draft. No matter how many times you scan through it that week, if you pick up again in a month, you'll find stuff you missed. I didn't begin mine til the day of the deadline. Reading through it today, I found several little things. I doubt those things will be a factor in the score.
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I just re-read my story for the thousandth time, I also had some spelling errors, at one point I say "pale cheeks" and instead I wrote "cheese", pale cheese!! I read it so many times Bah!! Oh well.....
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So far as I've noticed, I managed not to have any glaringly obvious errors for my submission but that is purely down to the fact that I gave it to a Grammar-Nazi and someone with an eye for detail before I sent it in.

Otherwise, my story would've been riddled with them! I kid you not, I could read through my story once a month for 100 years and still find typos and errors! I just seem to be blind to them in my own work...

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My error was really stupid, is bound to get a mention in feedback, I did it twice... and have corrected it in my forum version. I wrote two quantities as numbers, not as words ie 20, not twenty, 40 not forty. It shouldn't be too damaging, plus we'll never know, as the chances of progressing are 1 in 6 (one in six), but it annoyed the hell outta me.
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I left placeholders in place for one of my characters
i wish i just had grammar mistakes Embarrassed hahaha
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I wrote my character's teeth are shattering instead of chattering, which is a very, very different mental image Ermm.
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Oh no! Stop rereading. You are torturing yourself. 
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