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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: Voting Round 2

Only two weeks ago the 102 writers who sent in stories for round 1, received the second assignment. It wasn’t an easy one. Having to start your story with something someone else has written, is never easy, but it is a good exercise in developing your own writing style, or to write something totally opposite from what you are used to do. The assignment The second assignment of the marathon is following another ‘tradition’ of the Smut Marathon: expanding on the words of others. The second assignment was: Use one of the entries from round 1 (not your own) to expand on what happens next. Specific requirements – mention the number and title of the story you use from round

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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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I still remember the first time I saw you

Smut Marathon 2019: Voting Round 1

The race is on again! For the writers the marathon started in all earnest the moment they received the first assignment, and today it starts for all readers and voters: the very first voting round of the Smut Marathon 2019! If you haven’t been part of the Smut Marathon 2018 — as writer, reader or jury member — please read through what is expected of you during a voting round. If you have been part of last year’s edition of the Smut Marathon, you might want to read through this anyway, as there has been some changes. The assignment In the true tradition of the Smut Marathon, the first assignment never is an easy one, although I think many writers

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Smut Marathon Writers

Smut Marathon 2019: The Writers

Less than two months ago, on 2 December 2018, we announced the winner of the Smut Marathon 2018, and here we are, read to introduce the participants of the Smut Marathon 2019! We started the 2018 edition with 87 writers, and I am proud to announce that this year we have 116 writers who have signed up for the challenge. People who know me a bit, know I love statistics, and of course I have done so again: 26 of the writers of the first edition of the Smut Marathon have returned for the 2019 edition; 90 writers are new to the Smut Marathon; up to now I have a total of 177 writers on my list, the names of

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Molly Moore

Jury Member: Molly Moore

Today is the LAST day you can enter for the Smut Marathon 2019. Tonight at midnight (Amsterdam time) the entries close, and a week from today the participants will receive their first assignment. So go on, quickly sign up now you still can! While you do so, I will introduce the last jury member (the others are Bee, Jaime Mortimer, Charlie Powell and Chris McClennan) for this year’s marathon: Molly Moore. As you all might remember, Molly was also a judge for the Smut Marathon 2018. I wanted ‘fresh blood’ in the jury, but there was just no way I couldn’t have Molly on the jury again! “When Rebel told me her plans for the Smut Marathon I was really

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Chris McClennan

Jury Member: Chris McClennan

Three days people, only three more days to sign up for the Smut Marathon 2019! Go on, quickly sign up and then come back to meet the fourth jury member (Bee was the first, Jaime Mortimer second and Charlie Powell the third) for this year’s marathon: Chris McClennan, who for many long years has been known to me as Stranded in Toronto, and who I still call ‘Stranded’ when I talk about him! You can also follow him on Twitter. CP is a novelist, sex blogger, and ethical non-monogamy coach. Originally from Calgary, he has been living in the mystical land of Toronto since 1986. He is the author of five novels including three books (so far) in The Savannah

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Charlie Powell

Jury Member: Charlie Powell

Time is ticking away, which means only one more week – seven days – remain for you to enter the Smut Marathon 2019! Make sure you are not too late to sign up, and do so today. In the meantime, allow me to welcome our third jury member (Bee was the first, Jaime Mortimer the second) to introduce herself. Charlie Powell is no stranger to the Smut Marathon, as she was the first runner up in the Smut Marathon 2018 and this year she decided to see how things are on the other side of the fence. Hi friends, I sort of envy the year of writing you’re about to embark on. I did it myself in 2018, and I

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Jaime Mortimer

Jury Member: Jaime Mortimer

Only ten days remain before the entries for the Smut Marathon 2019 closes. Come on, this is THE challenge for writers, whether experienced or not. Sign up for it today, and while you do so, it’s time for the second jury member (Bee was the first) of this years marathon to introduce himself: Jaime Mortimer. Jerusalem “Jaime” Mortimer is a novelist, sex researcher (in the academic sense) and multi-award-winning sex blogger. He posts four times weekly, at his blog: http://jerusalemmortimer.com It’s worth a look. He mostly tells true stories and tall tales about bdsm life, with occasional comment pieces on issues in bdsm and sex in general. It’s sexy and often funny. His novels and short stories are guaranteed free

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Bee

Jury Member: Bee

Only two weeks from today the entries for the Smut Marathon 2019 will close, and a week later the participants will receive their first assignment. It’s high time we start introducing the 2019 jury to you, and the first to do so is the lovely Bee! You can also follow her on Twitter. Who am I? I’m a kinky, submissive, bisexual cis female who together with my partner Bee Keeper run our blog atosubbee.com. That is my little space in the internet where I blog about sex, kink and relationships. It’s where I allow my exhibitionist streak to fly free. I started my blog for that very reason, to show the world who I am while the physical world around

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