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Old 11-24-2011, 06:31 AM   #26
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Heya ppls I started doing short stories just the past 2 mths and thought I'd look into doing this if I could?
You sure can, KitCat! along *dances*

Oh, and in case any of you new W1S1 peeps aren't sure, here are some of our favorite hangouts:

Check-in Lounge -- for general W1S1 chitchat
Rejectomancy -- to discuss the arcane art of rejectomancy or, in simpler English, a place for hugs when a venue turns down one of our stories
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The Great W1S1 Hey-Do-You-Know-About-This-Market-Thread -- to talk about new places to sell our stuff
The official W1S1 blog -- where you can catch up with the peeps who are participating in the challenge but not on AW. There's weekly check-ins, plus midweek posts that are full of writerly goodness.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:42 AM   #27
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thanks is there anything in particular we need to do?
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:35 AM   #28
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Old 11-24-2011, 09:14 AM   #29
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Old 11-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #30
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thanks is there anything in particular we need to do?
Just write, polish and submit whatever you've decided for the challenge (a story a month, or a story a week, or one story every two weeks, or however you want to spread it ). Hanging out with us is optional, but i find doing so is good motivation.

If you're looking for places to submit your stories, i've got just the thread for you.

If you'd like people to crit your stories, you can do so in SYW, or if you'd prefer a private crit or two you can ask in our Beta Readers/Crit Requests thread. And offer to crit when you can, too. I learn more about writing from critting the work of others than i do getting my own work critted.

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Old 11-25-2011, 05:46 PM   #31
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I'd like to join the short story challenge for 2012. Don't know yet if I will try for monthly or weekly.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:35 PM   #32
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I'd like to join for one a month.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:05 PM   #33
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I'd like to join the short story challenge for 2012. Don't know yet if I will try for monthly or weekly.
Yay, Jennifer! Welcome along. You can tailor the challenge to whatever suits you. For instance, one a month might be too few, but one a week too many. Why not try two a month? For me, one a month next year will probably be too much, so i'm going to go for one every two months.

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:56 AM   #34
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We're going full-steam ahead into 2012! Write1Sub1

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:25 AM   #35
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Yay, Jennifer! Welcome along. You can tailor the challenge to whatever suits you. For instance, one a month might be too few, but one a week too many. Why not try two a month? For me, one a month next year will probably be too much, so i'm going to go for one every two months.
I really want to go for one a week, but I really don't know how long it will take to write, edit, research markets and submit. Perhaps I'll start the first quarter with 2x/month and see how that goes? I'm excited to start submitting! (and terrified)
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Old 11-28-2011, 02:03 AM   #36
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I really want to go for one a week, but I really don't know how long it will take to write, edit, research markets and submit. Perhaps I'll start the first quarter with 2x/month and see how that goes? I'm excited to start submitting! (and terrified)
That sounds like a good way to go about it.

There's a fine line between excitement and terror. And short fiction subbing can be a bit of a roller-coaster ride. But at least you've got us to share the ride with



As an aside, the Flash Fiction Forum will be doing daily challenges one fortnight a month again next year. So, if you're wondering where to get writing ideas, well, there'll be fourteen a month provided to you here on AW. Now to make sure i link to them come Jan
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I think I'll give this a shot for 2012, at one a month.

Having a set time frame will be helpful
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:40 AM   #38
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I think I'll give this a short for 2012, at one a month.

Having a set time frame will be helpful


Welcome along, bd! I find a set time frame helpful. Stops me obsessing over the nitty things. Or, at least, helps me obsess less over the nitty things
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Or, at least, helps me obsess less over the nitty things
Heh! Obsessing less will be progress
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I'd like to sign up for one a month too. I just submitted a story for the first time in a year or two and loved the feeling. I need to do it more often.
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I'd like to sign up for one a month too. I just submitted a story for the first time in a year or two and loved the feeling. I need to do it more often.
Awrite! Welcome to the W1S1 team, Elsa. And i agree, sending a fresh story out into the wide world for the first time is shiver-inducing--of the pleasant kind.
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I'm in! I'll be doing one a month, because I do have novels to revise and I'm really hoping to be able to pitch one at World Fantasy Con this year. One per month seems perfectly reasonable because it only takes me a couple of days to write a short story, so a month gives me time to get it critiqued, edited and ready to submit.

Here's to a year of short stories!
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:00 AM   #43
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I'm in! I'll be doing one a month, because I do have novels to revise and I'm really hoping to be able to pitch one at World Fantasy Con this year. One per month seems perfectly reasonable because it only takes me a couple of days to write a short story, so a month gives me time to get it critiqued, edited and ready to submit.

Here's to a year of short stories!
Awesome, Dianna! Welcome along to W1S1 (and AW, too)

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Old 12-09-2011, 08:28 PM   #44
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awesome we have so many people joining!

I'm doing the monthly. I fell behind a bit on the subs this year, so that'll be the hard part. I managed 7 new subs this year (and almost 60 re-subs). I'd really like to hit 12 new subs.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:32 PM   #45
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Yay, Dawn! And 7 new stories is nothing to be sneezed at. Well done!
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I'm in for 2012. I think I can manage 2/month. We'll see if I can work up to more.
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Thank you, Izz. Looking forward to it.
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I'm looking at doing one a month. So far I've only actually submitted pieces specifically written for compilations and contests so this'll be a pretty new thing for me.
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w00t! Welcome to W1S1, Taylor, and to AW I'm sure you'll love the challenge, and the other peeps who are doing it!




Also, to those new to the challenge, if you want shiny badges to put in your signature, here are some to choose from.

We have the graphic the official blog is using, posted by Milo earlier in this thread here.

We also have badges especially designed for us AW peeps, thanks to Lillie. There are two sets to choose from.

The Blood, Sweat and Tears set:



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Awesome stuff, Lillie!

If you're not sure how to add the badges to your signature, you can find some instructions here.

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