The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

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The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:04 am

Has anyone got any idea whether the third TP Prize is a go or not? Only I've got a pretty damn good idea for a novel for it, and I'm itching to start writing... :think:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby pip » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:13 am

Why not write it anyway. TP prize is not the only route open
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby michelanCello » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:55 pm

What Pip said, there's no harm in writing it anyway, a good story's a good story whether it is for a prize or not.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:04 pm

Go for it Q, then you will be ready if/when they do announce something
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:07 am

Well, I have started, but I'm struggling anyway. Partly because I'm world-building more or less from scratch.
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Postby michelanCello » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:49 am

Means you can shape it any way you please :mrgreen:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:50 pm

michelanCello wrote:Means you can shape it any way you please :mrgreen:


Actually, that's not strictly speaking true. If I did, then it'd have a Marty Stu self-insert in the lead and he'd triumph by the fact of his mere existence. :roll: :lol:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:56 am

Ugh, well, it's not going well. I've got two potential stories for the TP Prize, but I'm not interested enough in either of them to do anything more than token efforts. The only stories I'm interested in writing ATM are not eligible for the TP Prize. :roll:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby michelanCello » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:28 am

Well, elaborate on those then... you'll have plenty of time to come up with the prize after/if it's announced. :)
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby raisindot » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:15 pm

Forget the damn prize, Q. Write the stories you want to write and work on getting them reviewed and edited by people you trust and, if deemed commercially viable, try to get them published. Trying to write for a specific contest is pure folly--you put all that sweat equity into it last year and nothing came of it. If you're truly bent on writing for competitions, write your story first and then look for competitions appropriate to your genre--there are hundreds of them out there, many of which are just as prestigious as the Pterry competition.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:53 am

I'm lacking the motivation to write other books at the moment. Thinking seriously about an entry in the TP Prize might jumpstart the creative juices. I'm not putting my other projects aside, except temporarily (that is, until I get inspiration).
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby pip » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:56 am

If motivation is the issue will it help if we occasionally threaten you until the book is ready.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:04 am

pip wrote:If motivation is the issue will it help if we occasionally threaten you until the book is ready.
;) ;)


[EFF!] off. :P ;)
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby pip » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:06 am

Take that as a no then :lol:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Three...

Postby Quatermass » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:27 am

pip wrote:Take that as a no then :lol:


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