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If I don't use all my words?

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Topic: If I don't use all my words?
Posted By: Suave
Subject: If I don't use all my words?
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 5:17am
So, if I don't use all the words allotted to me, can I sell the un-used ones?
Is there a post like the beta reads for this?


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Posted By: Anansi
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 5:24am
I believe they dock one point for every unused word. 

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Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 5:28am
Originally posted by Anansi Anansi wrote:

I believe they dock one point for every unused word. 

Haha, the irony of it....


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Posted By: kristina_f
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 6:40am
Originally posted by Anansi Anansi wrote:

I believe they dock one point for every unused word. 

Sometimes it's what's left unsaid that matters most. That's why I used my unused words wisely.

Actually, My first draft came in at 248. Then I edited it down for concision and it ended up at 255. I chalk it up to a glitch in the matrix. Currently sitting at 250 even. I am hoping if I let it marinate for a bit, it will soak up some of those words so I'll have space to add 'btw: This all took place in 1930 in case it wasn't clear kaythanksbye."


Posted By: MsTrillian
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 7:58am
Really? We have to use all 250 words? I am only sitting at 240 right now. Eeekkk!


Posted By: Anansi
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 8:08am
Originally posted by MsTrillian MsTrillian wrote:

Really? We have to use all 250 words? I am only sitting at 240 right now. Eeekkk!

Not really. No. Sorry. 


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Posted By: SkylerAutumn
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 8:47am
What? That's not anywhere in the guidelines. All it says is it can't be over 250 words nothing about under. 


Posted By: Anansi
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 9:08am
Originally posted by SkylerAutumn SkylerAutumn wrote:

What? That's not anywhere in the guidelines. All it says is it can't be over 250 words nothing about under. 

No! Sorry. Stupid joke. It can be under 250 words. 

Although personally I'll be using every word I can. 

Smile




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Posted By: jcpaulson
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 9:13am
I try not to use more words than necessary, though there is a balance. My initial draft (written at 10:30 PM) was only 35 words long, and I figured that's definitely not enough.

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Posted By: kristina_f
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 11:21am
Originally posted by jcpaulson jcpaulson wrote:

I try not to use more words than necessary, though there is a balance. My initial draft (written at 10:30 PM) was only 35 words long, and I figured that's definitely not enough.

That's only two words more than your post in this thread. If you had pulled that off, I'd be impressed.


Posted By: terrilynn
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 12:34pm
Okay, first draft of "Chance Encounter," with the prompt of:

Romance,
dyeing hair,
lower

is in the crockpot simmering. It's exactly 250 words. 


Posted By: lizzy33
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 4:55pm
#verbsarefornerds

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Posted By: alequiroz
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 5:13pm
Hahaha! I'm right on 250 words atm but this made me panic for a sec. LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: HHCrippen
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 8:19pm
I did 180 words in 90 minutes and decided I was done. No need to torture the judges for longer than necessary.


Posted By: Suave
Date Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 8:38pm
Originally posted by HHCrippen HHCrippen wrote:

I did 180 words in 90 minutes and decided I was done. No need to torture the judges for longer than necessary.

If you can sell all those you will be rich!


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