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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    This is one of the reason's why I was refraining from commenting on any of the stories I've read till after the voting was over. I however was planning on archiving the submission stories away before the chapbook actually comes out though. That way there's a clean slate for the next contest we do, and if people make tweaks and redo parts of their story they can feel they can reuse them for another contest.

    I don't necessarily think it's a bad thing to discuss the stories here though, I was just refraining because I don't want the fact that I'm a CD employee to influence the voting. I will say this, I've only gotten to about 5 of the stories so far, and there hasn't been a bad one in the bunch. In fact 2 of them used some really great imagery.
    Dan, it would be great if you offered feedback. (After the contest ends of course.) That would be an awesome extra bonus for those of us who entered a story.

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    Total newbie question - how do I submit an entry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch View Post
    Dan, it would be great if you offered feedback. (After the contest ends of course.) That would be an awesome extra bonus for those of us who entered a story.
    My feedback wouldn't be much more than which one's I liked and didn't. I actually don't really know much about writing or any of that. So the feedback I could give really wouldn't be of much help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldritch View Post
    Thanks for the shout out, peteOcha. Glad I saw it before you edited it. Your comment really made my day.
    No problem, glad to have given you a reason to smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z0mbiegrl View Post
    Total newbie question - how do I submit an entry?
    http://forum.cemeterydance.com/forum...st-Submissions

    make a new thread with your story and submit. Good luck.

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    While reading the stories, I'm trying make little short-hand notes in the margins (just a few per story), so that I can come back to them and actually post thoughts when everyone agrees it's a good time to offer notes. I tried printing them at first, but there are SOOOOO many, I think I need to just paste them into a doc, then type my notes in the margins.

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    Also, I just wanna say how amazing this group has been. What a rad bunch of people to enter a contest with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik Houser View Post
    Also, I just wanna say how amazing this group has been. What a rad bunch of people to enter a contest with.
    Agreed, Nik. Very cool. I don't know if this will help, but I've just been jotting notes down in a composition notebook with the title of the story. It has worked well enough.

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    Thanks! Done and done! I hope you like it, should you read it!

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    Well, I have now read 31 of the posted stories (32, if I include my own). Great stuff!

    Like others have said, I'm not going to heap praise in any direction until after voting is concluded (and I am certainly not going to cast unsolicited criticism of anybody else's work), but each story I have read has definitely been worth the read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcraven View Post
    Well, I have now read 31 of the posted stories (32, if I include my own). Great stuff!

    Like others have said, I'm not going to heap praise in any direction until after voting is concluded (and I am certainly not going to cast unsolicited criticism of anybody else's work), but each story I have read has definitely been worth the read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    WOW! You've been busy!
    Yes, but I'm really enjoying it. My wife keeps reminding I have other things that need doing, but I figure I can do those things tomorrow when my son's summer break starts and I won't have the alone-time to really get into the stories...

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    I asked earlier, but it was missed. Is it "Fair Use" to quote a TV show in your story, or is that copyright infringement?

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    I've read the first page of stories so far. Everyone is doing such a good job. It will be very hard to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven Ames View Post
    I asked earlier, but it was missed. Is it "Fair Use" to quote a TV show in your story, or is that copyright infringement?
    Hi Draven- That's a legal question that depends on the unique facts of your endeavor and should be answered by an IP attorney. Without offering a legal opinion on this question, I would bet that some quick online research will lead you to decide that it's best to err on the side of caution. You could probably find a creative way to convey your message while avoiding any potential legal issues.

    I look forward to reading your submission- Best of luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draven Ames View Post
    I asked earlier, but it was missed. Is it "Fair Use" to quote a TV show in your story, or is that copyright infringement?
    I try to never use direct quotes in my writing-makes me nervous! I don't want anyone suing me for the millions of dollars I'm not making Nice to see you made it on here Draven!

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    I asked earlier, but it was missed. Is it "Fair Use" to quote a TV show in your story, or is that copyright infringement?
    I can only make an educated guess on this, but based on what I've heard, it might be legal to reference a show, but it may be crossing a line to quote it exactly. It's like with a song; you can use the title as that falls under the Fair Use rules, but you can't quote the lyrics without permission. Logically, it would seem that the same would apply for television shows also. So my guess is that it would be permissible to mention the show, but I would recommend doing some research first. This stuff is readily available if you show a little diligence.

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    I'm not 100% sure on this, but I think quoting anything is legal as long as you site the reference in your work. Don't quote me on that though.
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    I'm enjoying reading all these stories, and I hope we'll be able to offer feedback on all the stories once voting ends. Thanks for this opportunity!

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    Finally finished editing (yet again, since I also finished last night, lol), which included a name chance from Reset to The Job. Definitely not used to being limited to so few characters

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