DISCUSSION -- JULY 2017 300-word Writing Challenge (#26)

  1. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    Word says I am coming in at 299 words. Or am I?

    Half-acre wood and Tree-like face are being counted as two words each. If here they count as three I am at 301...

    Clarification please :)

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  2. johnnyjet

    johnnyjet Western PA High Tech Country Boy

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    Another belated thank you to Victoria for the nice review of my piece!

    (My excuse: I've been very busy lately converting my life from my previous full time job to semi-retirement and a part-time job, and finding myself busier than I was before. How does that happen?)
     
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  3. chrispenycate

    chrispenycate resident pedantissimo Staff Member

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    You should be safe - punctuation is never counted, so the discussion falls to 'is half-acre counted as one word, or two?' which you don't care, as either leaves you safe. But don't trust Word (or any other word processing software) to get the count right – always check by hand (or abacus, or something that doesn't have its own opinion on what constitutes a 'word') Takes a little time, certainly, but a lot of those programs count ellipses and the like, which can make major differences to the total, and free you some extra characters.
     
  4. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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  5. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    I know what I said about the image being only there for inspiration, but there are no fields in that image...! ;):)
     
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  6. Peter V

    Peter V Well-Known Member

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    It does matter if Half-acre and tree-like are counted as one word or two. As one I am at 299 as two it would be 301. Maybe I will lose another word somewhere to be safe :cautious:

    If I can
     
  7. Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    It's always better to be safe than sorry.
     
  8. Rafellin

    Rafellin Independent Author & Publisher

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    Good image... Now to avoid my oft-visited plots involving faerie shenanigans... Hopefully.
     
  9. Luiglin

    Luiglin by day Stuart Orford by night Dark Lord's scribe

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    That fairy, Shenanigans, she gets everywhere ;)
     
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  10. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    @TitaniumTi Really liked that one with a dog finally being a dog again - quality :)
     
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  11. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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  12. TitaniumTi

    TitaniumTi Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the review, Victoria, and thank you for the comment, Danny. I wanted to make people smile.
     
  13. Rafellin

    Rafellin Independent Author & Publisher

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    Another story from nowhere to the page. Wish my current WIP would do this... *sigh*
     
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  14. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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  15. Cathbad

    Cathbad Level 30 Geek Master

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    @LittleStar , that was so unfair of you. So unfair.

    So beautifully unfair.
     
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  16. dannymcg

    dannymcg I am not a robot

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    @Stuart Suffel , now THAT was some scary tale, proper Gray Man style.
    (teeth chatter with dread)
     
  17. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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  18. Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle Time, now, to read...

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    Thank you, Victoria Silverwolf, for the very kind review.
     
  19. Peter V

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    Thank you Victoria
     
  20. Victoria Silverwolf

    Victoria Silverwolf Vegetarian Werewolf

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    chrispenycate -- This thoughtful, philosophical poem manages to consider both the individual and the universe around her.
     
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