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    Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 9:19am
I'm now worried about how much I used my location in the story! I had a fishing pier. My character is there for most of it but I did go into back story which wasn't on the pier, more in and around the Lake. Is there a percentage of the narrative that must take place on a fishing pier?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rossinny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 9:30am
Originally posted by Balabean Balabean wrote:

I'm now worried about how much I used my location in the story! I had a fishing pier. My character is there for most of it but I did go into back story which wasn't on the pier, more in and around the Lake. Is there a percentage of the narrative that must take place on a fishing pier?


You'll be fine. If it's the prominent location, you've got no problems.

FYI I had the same prompts, and yeah similarly there's a little back and forth between the pier and elsewhere. Looking forward to reading yours!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zblugg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 9:56am
My C1 story was set up like yours. Scored 15pts. You're fine.

And there was fishing involved too! I'll make sure to pop by and read your story!
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I'm very nervous as well. My location is integral but not predominant. Hoping the other elements carry me through!
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I think I've completely blown my location prompt. It's the setting for a pivotal moment, but not most of the story.

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Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

I think I've completely blown my location prompt. It's the setting for a pivotal moment, but not most of the story.

Toilet group. Nuff said. #tgs


Well, we are supposed to use the prompts creatively. If nothing else it'll be a change of pace for the judges. Right? Maybe? I feel like I'm only feeding the spiral...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jennmcg72 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 11:03am
Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

I think I've completely blown my location prompt. It's the setting for a pivotal moment, but not most of the story.

Toilet group. Nuff said. #tgs
 
My location appears only in the main character's flashback. The rest of the action occurs elsewhere.
 
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I actually did a word count, and about 425 words take place in the fish market. The rest is running around a boardwalk and an island in close proximity (it's action/adventure), but then I reference the fish market again at the end. Anyway, a little less than half of the story takes place at the assigned location, but I still feel it's acceptable. We'll see what the judges think.
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I fretted over this as well. I had around 610 out of 995 words centered around the rollercoaster scene. The rest was in the amusement park at large. Let's hope for the best! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Balabean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 11:43am
I smashed my pier to bits around 700 words in and the rest is pier-less. Oh no, the spiral is intensifying....
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