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I really like this idea! Makes me wish I wrote more speculative fiction... :-)

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Great intro! Iā€™m rooting for this type of community

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Woot woot! Me too. :)

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Thank you so much for showcasing the Lunar Awards, Winston! You provided a wonderful summary of what I'm after with this effort, and I'm excited to start getting more entries. Also, 3,300 words down to 2,500, you've got your work cut out for you! I know you can do it šŸ˜

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I'm down to 2780! Ack! I'll get it there, I think. Shorter sentences! Honestly it's a good exercise in editing out what doesn't need to be there. So thanks for that.

Do pull quotes count against the overall word count? I wanted to add a quote that I liked.

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I think anything that plays into the story itself, like pull quotes, poems, lyrics, etc., would be a part of the word count. But if you're introducing the story first before telling it and use a pull quote, then none of that would count toward the total.

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I see! Thank you.

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