Having trouble with a story opening? Not sure if your action sequence reads well? Does your protagonist feel as flat as the paper you're writing on? Drop a few lines into 200 Words and let us have a look at it. We'll put it through the wringer for you and see if we can whip your words into shape. If the very idea chases you from the room, don't worry. Constructive Criticism is still our goal.
In this forum designed for intense critiques, shorter is better.
You may post fewer than 200 words, but not more than 200.
Moderators will useTHIS WORD COUNT TOOLto double check the length of all content posted in 200 Words.
If your post exceeds this limit by a small amount, a moderator will trim back the content until it fits the requirement.
If the content exceeds the limit by a substantial amount we will simply move your post to the Fiction subforums.
KEEP IN MIND:
* Please post only fiction or nonfiction in 200 Words *
Alatariel: Halloween Contest Entries have been posted in the fiction forum!!!
Oct 17, 2021 0:48:00 GMT -6
Alatariel: Check out the Voting Rules in the Announcements Forum!
Oct 17, 2021 0:53:45 GMT -6
pelwrath: After a 1st scan/read of the Halloween submissions, All are real good
Oct 17, 2021 10:35:12 GMT -6
Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
Oct 17, 2021 10:56:20 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
Oct 17, 2021 11:10:56 GMT -6
Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
Oct 17, 2021 11:32:43 GMT -6
pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
Oct 17, 2021 12:19:07 GMT -6
Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
Oct 17, 2021 13:48:59 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
Oct 17, 2021 14:47:20 GMT -6
pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
Oct 18, 2021 0:48:18 GMT -6
Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
Oct 18, 2021 11:30:37 GMT -6
pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
Oct 18, 2021 12:05:20 GMT -6
Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
Oct 18, 2021 13:00:28 GMT -6
Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
Oct 18, 2021 13:09:04 GMT -6