A 1K exchange

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gower21
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A 1K exchange

Postby gower21 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:05 am

I have two 1K stories I'm trying to expand into longer stories in the 4-5K range.

One is a fantasy that I sent to two only two flash markets and got two glowing personals from, but complained of the abrupt ending and that it should be longer to flesh the true story out.

The other is a SF and I've never sent it out, but I'm in love with the idea of it, but the plot/conflict is thin.

I'm looking for advice/thoughts on both and I'm willing to trade for the first 1K of any other story (F or SF).

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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:51 am

I should be happy to take on either or both if you wish. I have a 1500 SF that's had two no shows in UK general competitions and I wonder whether it's really as bad as the last judge told me it was! Alternatively it would be useful to see if you think the latest project has a respectable first 1000.
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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby gower21 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:00 am

Sent you a PM!

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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:42 pm

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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby DavidK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:50 am

gower21 wrote:I have two 1K stories I'm trying to expand into longer stories in the 4-5K range.

One is a fantasy that I sent to two only two flash markets and got two glowing personals from, but complained of the abrupt ending and that it should be longer to flesh the true story out.

The other is a SF and I've never sent it out, but I'm in love with the idea of it, but the plot/conflict is thin.

I'm looking for advice/thoughts on both and I'm willing to trade for the first 1K of any other story (F or SF).


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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby gower21 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks David! I'll send one your way...

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Re: A 1K exchange

Postby gower21 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:49 am

Thank you everyone who has offered help! I've gotten some great responses and I'm off to work on the stories and the critiques I've set up for now. So I'm closing the offer to any new exchanges. Thank you all again!


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