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Re: Short story competition by Lounge Trekker on 12 July 2012 4:19am
 
The Competition Committee will have to watch this tucsonmike guy. He might try to pad his story with double sentences to make up his word count! (;
 
Re: Short story competition by Wheelrim on 12 July 2012 10:48am
 
So, a story is forming in the grey matter... on Microsoft word how do you do the wordcount?
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 12 July 2012 11:48am
 
I've never written anything like an essay since I left school ! I used to panic when I turned over an English exam paper and seen the subject choices for an essay. I did manage to get an 'O' level though !
 
Re: Short story competition by Wheelrim on 12 July 2012 11:52am
 
Sorted the wordcount out.... might give it a go..........
 
Re: Short story competition by Loretto on 12 July 2012 1:42pm
 
Ok then Mike, 1000-3000 words! Got my idea for my short story btw. Will start this weekend. If any other Palinites like Patty, Fran or Kazzz, Anne or Sue or Terry want to take part, that would be great!

John Wheelrim, your Dad's story is a journey worth sharing. I hope you do give it a shot.

Mike, are you going to give it a try?
 
Re: Short story competition by Wheelrim on 12 July 2012 5:27pm
 
Loretto. My father was very much a wordsmith, intelligent, learned and sagely in his ways. He also had a really tremendous sense of humour and fun. I could not think of a way, or method, to fictionalise his story, it would have been better done as a biography, but I am not worthy of taking it on. Its a shame really because whilst he was alive so many people said to him that he should have written his life story. I have all the paperwork, Hundreds of his letters (`missives` as he always called them) and many photos to boot. maybe once I stop myself from being distracted by short story competitions etc.....
 
Re: Short story competition by Lounge Trekker on 12 July 2012 5:39pm
 
I have version 2003, John. On the menu bar hit view>toolbars>wordcount.

Pete
 
Re: Short story competition by Spursfan2 on 12 July 2012 6:33pm
 
Do we just paste our stories on here as if we were posting? Will the site take all the extra words?!
 
Re: Short story competition by johnnyBgood! on 12 July 2012 11:07pm
 
Anne, your dream posts have ran to 2,000 words and it took them. :)

Wheelnut, I can understand what you're saying. Find someone who can help you write about your dad. Lots of us have found what you've already said about him to be fascinating and I'm sure that many writers would jump at the chance to co-write a book with you when you have already done most of the research.
 
Re: Short story competition by Wheelrim on 12 July 2012 11:15pm
 
For those of us who have not attempted this before... is it mandatory to start and end end with.. `Once upon a time` & `and they all lived happily ever after`?
 
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