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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 3

The third round assignment was tough. Really tough. Writing a story of only 200 words where at least 150 of those 200 words have to be dialogue, is not easy. Writers had to be careful not to fall into ‘meaningless’ talk, but use the words in the dialogue to tell the story. Dialogue is always meant to move the story forward, and if the spoken words used in the story doesn’t benefit the story in some or other way, it’s better to leave it out. That said, I have an announcement to make. Due to personal circumstances, I had to do replace one of the judges. For the remainder of the Smut Marathon 2019 Brigit Delaney will replace Jaime Mortimer.

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 2

The assignment for the second round proved to be more difficult than that of the first round. Something that will always be part of the marathon, is to ask writers to continue what other writers have written. It sound easy enough, but fact is that you have to study the other entries. Is it written in the first person narrative or the third? What tense is used? Does the other writer’s style seem the same as yours, or will you be able to continue the story in the same style as it has been written? What about the subject? Is it something you can write about. See, there are so many questions to consider, but all these things are basic.

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Smut Marathon 2019: Results round 1

When I started the Smut Marathon last year, I was already dreaming of the next edition (and the next, and the next), and here we are, at the end of the first round of the second edition. This year it’s a bit more work than last year’s, not only for me but also for the jury members, and I am thinking about maximizing the number of entries in 2020. But, we’re not going to think about that just now! Writers, just like last year, I want to address you here… by now you have probably read the feedback on your entry and if you have read feedback you don’t like, please don’t let that unsettle you. Turn it into something

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We have a winner for the Smut Marathon 2018!

Smut Marathon 2018: The Winner!!!

I sit here, staring at a blank screen and just one thought keeps on repeating in my mind: the Smut Marathon 2018 is really over. I can hardly believe it! I have mixed feelings about this: a tinge of sadness, a moderate out of satisfaction and I am so proud I could burst. Proud of all the writers from beginning to end for doing an excellent job; proud of the jury members for all their hard work, proud of the public support for the marathon and yes, also a bit proud of myself for running this. I have said before and I will say again: there will be a 2019 edition of the Smut Marathon. Entries will open on 15

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 9 (Semi-finals)

This is always the best and the worst moment of every round of the Smut Marathon – announcing the results are good, but knocking people out is terrible. Even more so, now, in the semi-finals. It’s just terrible to have to tell people that they have just not made it to the final round. However, that is the nature of the competition, and remember, there will always be next year (more about that at the end of this post). For now, let’s get on with the official result of the semi-final voting round! Authors The Stranger – Violet Read to Me – Cara Thereon Stag Beetle – Charlie Powell Cabin Fever – Marsha Adams A Storm Is Coming – Annie

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 8

The assignment for the quarter finals was to write about two strangers stuck in a confined space, and to use dialogue to tell the story. All writers really did a good job, thinking out of the box to make their stories stand out. Like in previous round, this round too I kept a close eye on the results to monitor who was in the danger zone, and was surprised to see the same names popping up from the beginning,. I will give you some insight in that later on in this post. Let’s first get to the official part of this round. Authors Say It Out Loud – Exhibit A The Best Laid Plans – Brigit Delaney It’ll cost you

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 7

Round 7 is the first round of the Smut Marathon where writers receiving the least points (jury and public combined) are knocked out of the Smut Marathon. Since only 15 writers go through to round eight (which officially is the quarter final), it means that three writers are knocked out in this round. During the voting round, each time I got the votes from the jury members, I took the standings of the public votes and that of the jury, and checked who where at the bottom of the rankings. Three writers remained at the bottom until the last jury member’s votes came in. Then, one person was ‘saved’ from elimination and allowed to go through to the quarter finals.

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 6

With round 6, we have reached the last round of the classification, where writers could accumulate points to help them through to the elimination rounds (rounds 7 -10) of the Smut Marathon. As from round 7, those with the least votes will be knocked out of the race. The number of writers per round is as follows: Round 7: 20 Round 8: 15 Round 9: 10 Round 10: 7 This means that today, five writers will leave the Smut Marathon. I am proud of each and every writer in the marathon, of those who go through but also those who are knocked out. There are some writers that have shown such a huge growth from the moment they started in

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 5

There were mixed feelings about this round, and that is totally understandable, as it was not an easy task. Not only did the writers have to use the words of someone else, but they also had to tell the same story from the perspective of an inanimate object. When a good amount of people choose the same story to ‘rewrite’, it can become boring, but what I loved was the absolute creativity of the writers to, despite choosing the same story, craft some totally different stories from that. You’ve done well! All writers go through to round 6, and that round is the last round in which we work with a classification. As from round 7, which we start with

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Smut Marathon 2018: Results round 4

The stories for this round were hot… hot enough for each and everyone of them to be used as fuel for any masturbation session. I totally picture this in my mind, voters having their phones in one hand, reading the entries while wanking with the other. Okay, so you have that image in mind now too? Good! Of course there is a bit of a ‘black border’ to this round, as four writers will be knocked out and are not allowed to go through to round 5. That doesn’t mean they have done bad in this round. As you know, the writers accumulate points from round 1 through to round 6, which means that if they had some good rounds,

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