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Forum: Contest Central 03-04-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,599
Posted By FX Lord
I have no intention of entering the next one. I...

I have no intention of entering the next one. I don't appreciate wasting my time and effort.

I'm moving over to http://www.writingforums.org/

They have contests more often and give a 10%...
Forum: Contest Central 03-03-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,599
Posted By FX Lord
Oh okay. I was under the impression that you...

Oh okay. I was under the impression that you allowed it to be a little over, as you stated in a message to Brianpatrick on the comment thread.

It's hardly my fault if you implied you would accept...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-01-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,392
Posted By FX Lord
Happy to help my friend. :)

Happy to help my friend. :)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-27-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,392
Posted By FX Lord
I just cut and paste my documents here:...

I just cut and paste my documents here: http://www.wordcounter.net/
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-27-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,243
Posted By FX Lord
I'm with Non-Serviam there (unless he's assuming...

I'm with Non-Serviam there (unless he's assuming incorrectly that you're not dyslexic of course).

I don't analyse my writing in this manner. Occasionally someone will point out at me that I've...
Forum: Contest Central 02-26-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,175
Posted By FX Lord
The Christmas Bomb by FX Lord Alas...

The Christmas Bomb
by FX Lord


Alas disqualified because it was a little over the word limit, despite it being implied by Tau that stories a little over would be accepted. I'm not happy about...
Forum: Contest Central 02-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
Yeah I really had a struggle myself, particularly...

Yeah I really had a struggle myself, particularly when it comes to length, which explains why I've left it so much to the last minute. I was deliberately holding back to see what other people...
Forum: Contest Central 02-22-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
For those of you still waiting with baited breath...

For those of you still waiting with baited breath for my entry (LOL), I've written it I just have to decide which 1200 words aren't as important as the other 2000.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-09-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By FX Lord
You know, in my work - my longer work that is -...

You know, in my work - my longer work that is - all the major characters have an arc. While I appreciate that the arc of the protagonist is the most pivotal to the story, the notion that one...
Forum: Contest Central 02-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
Ignore this post, I didn't read the earlier posts...

Ignore this post, I didn't read the earlier posts which make this post invalid.
Forum: Contest Central 02-07-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
The pride of winning! Don't tell me I'm the...

The pride of winning!

Don't tell me I'm the only person who values that. I enjoy these contests (although in truth I haven't lost since I started yet) and I don't mind that there is no material...
Forum: Contest Central 02-06-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
I'm afraid Brianpatrick's is almost 4000 words. ...

I'm afraid Brianpatrick's is almost 4000 words. Which is a shame as it is an excellent entry. I'd second lifting the word limit this time around if you want. Saves me trying to hack perfectly...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-27-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,067
Posted By FX Lord
We'll have to agree to disagree there. 😜

We'll have to agree to disagree there. 😜
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-20-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,067
Posted By FX Lord
I guess so, despite the evolution of English...

I guess so, despite the evolution of English since 1941.

I used to write like Charles Dickens before I realised that such a high level of hyphenation and convoluted sentences no longer work for...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-18-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,067
Posted By FX Lord
Well it was either misquoted or a lousy quote.

Well it was either misquoted or a lousy quote.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-17-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,067
Posted By FX Lord
Sorry to say this but your sentence slightly...

Sorry to say this but your sentence slightly misses the mark.

Try: 'His moist blue eyes blinked at the fire and his mouth fell open at times, munching mechanically.'

I've removed the repeated...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-17-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By FX Lord
More or less agree. Although I'd keep curling...

More or less agree. Although I'd keep curling and drop the words lazy or lazily altogether.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-13-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 938
Posted By FX Lord
I don't really have the patience to do the...

I don't really have the patience to do the necessary research to help with this my friend.

Can I just say though that I don't think you should use the name Várangina since it contains the word...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-11-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,106
Posted By FX Lord
Definitely the second one. However, don't...

Definitely the second one.

However, don't forget you also have the option to change the diction. How about: 'His eyes were predatory through the curling cigarette smoke.'?

It's worth a...
Forum: Contest Central 01-11-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
Don't draw everyone's attention to that! Now...

Don't draw everyone's attention to that! Now everyone's going to vote against me so I don't win. Sigh.

I have an idea for a story but think it'll come out too long so I'm going to see if I can...
Forum: Contest Central 12-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
Whoa Supergurl! What a way to throw down the...

Whoa Supergurl! What a way to throw down the gauntlet. An extremely pleasant and well written piece.

Let it now be set in stone that this is our marker for quality. Anything less than this and...
Forum: Contest Central 12-28-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 18,633
Posted By FX Lord
Thank you Tau, once again. I'll come up with...

Thank you Tau, once again.

I'll come up with something sooner or later.

Good luck all...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,591
Posted By FX Lord
This question has come up before in many forms:...

This question has come up before in many forms: Why is my bad guy bad?

Usually I toss my eyes in frustration that there are still writers who classify their characters into 'good' and 'bad'. To...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,974
Posted By FX Lord
I often write stories where I don't describe the...

I often write stories where I don't describe the protagonist (or primary point-of-view). Take 'The Hiding Place' - never did I reference any physical details of the boy hiding.

Sometimes it can...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-18-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,226
Posted By FX Lord
Here is an action scene I wrote a while back: ...

Here is an action scene I wrote a while back:

http://fxlord.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/the-virtuous-three-science-fiction.html

You know, if I were to write it as a scene for a Hollywood film, I...
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