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Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:54 pm
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Vil says...



Welcome to the First Ever

Revision Contest!


With your hosts, @Vil and @Stringbean!


Had someone dig up one of your ancient, cringe-worthy works recently? Worried it might happen more often? Then this contest is for you!

What This Contest Is For
This contest has been designed to help YWS users become more comfortable with revising their works by bribing them with points encouraging them to work as a group to revise their oldest produts of imagination and love.

Who Can Do It and How To Enter
Anyone that has posted at least 10 works may participate.

1. Revise one of your 10 oldest works and post it separately.
2. Link the original and the revised work here.

When Is It Due
All entries are due by October 31, 2020 at midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Last edited by Vil on Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:20 am, edited 3 times in total.
Fresh and pure like a leaf
fluttering down to the forest floor,
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keeping my heart behind a door.
  





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Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:59 pm
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Vil says...



Prizes

First Place
400 Points

Second Place
300 points

Third Place
200 Points
Last edited by Vil on Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:51 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Fresh and pure like a leaf
fluttering down to the forest floor,
you are my Evergreen,
keeping my heart behind a door.
  





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Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:39 pm
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Magebird says...



Hi! This contest looks really cool, but I have a quick question about it - do you want the revised works to be published as completely new works, or are you looking for the original work to be edited?

...Actually, I have one more question. :P

What are the submitted entries being judged based on? Is the goal to see how much the works have improved, or just to see the quality of the works in general?
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:46 pm
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Vil says...



Magebird wrote:Hi! This contest looks really cool, but I have a quick question about it - do you want the revised works to be published as completely new works, or are you looking for the original work to be edited?

...Actually, I have one more question. :P

What are the submitted entries being judged based on? Is the goal to see how much the works have improved, or just to see the quality of the works in general?

Excellent questions! Whoops, I knew I'd forgotten something!

Regarding your first question-- yes, we'd prefer that revised works be published separately.

As for your second-- yes. We'd like to examine both improvement and overall quality so as to determine our winners.
Fresh and pure like a leaf
fluttering down to the forest floor,
you are my Evergreen,
keeping my heart behind a door.
  





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Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:37 am
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RavenLord says...



The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse (Revised)

Here we go!
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
  





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Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:46 pm
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Morrigan says...



Sure, I'll do it.

Original: Sick Pet Turtles

Revised: Turtle
"So many poems growing outta them they're practically a poet-tree"
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:49 pm
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Elinor says...



Here you go!

The Raffle Published 9/12/2009
The Castle (1) Published 10/28/2020

All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.

-- Walt Disney
  





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Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:10 pm
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Magebird says...



I gave into temptation and revised one of my first works! I had unpublished almost everything I wrote before 2018, so it took a little bit of detective work.

The Case of the Necromancer-For-Hire: Chapter 1 - Published September 26th, 2015

Necromancer-for-Hire [Chapter 1] - Published October 28th, 2020
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Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:11 pm
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Andrewknorpp says...



This is the story I came onto the weight to share. 1 page is one step of the heroes journey. I was gonna write it with a friend but then they dropped out, and I felt lonely, cuz I have never really received feedback on a work. So I posted the beginning of the story on here!
Here it is in its original form: To Know: Part One, Steps 1-4
Not my best work, but a cool project
And here is the revised version: To Know: Part One
I actually split the original thing into two pieces when I revised it I don't know if this is against the rules but here is the second part:To Know: Part Two
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