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by Pat R Steiner
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

another in my Frank Hurley series: "The War to End All Worlds"

"Night Watch"

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photo sources: Frank Hurley and milkshakeconspiracy
by Pat R Steiner
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Have to keep this thread alive!

One of my latest photo manipulations.

(photo source: Frank Hurley)

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by Pat R Steiner
Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

No one has posted here for a bit so--here's my latest Photoshop image: "Pillars of Creation"

(photo sources: NASA/Hubble and Dan Bowen)

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by Pat R Steiner
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy Holidays!!!
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by Pat R Steiner
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3859
Views: 712773

Re: Success!

I've read that one--now a second time. Congrats, Rebecca!

Rebecca Birch wrote:My finalist story, "Kindle My Heart," is now live at Fantasy Scroll Mag. I'd love it if anyone wanted to check it out!

http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/kindle-my-heart-rebecca-birch/
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 75607

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Last issue acceptances came on Sept. 2. So definitely soon.
by Pat R Steiner
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3859
Views: 712773

Re: Success!

Just heard Stephen King has joined the TOC of Qualia Nous, a science fiction/horror anthology that I also happen to have a story in. wotf049
by Pat R Steiner
Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 111162

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

That's what I did last weekend and this morning--added material to my Q3 story. (And there'll be more adds and tweaks until the deadline.) I call it "Farlanding" the manuscript: adding setting beats, character description beats, sensory beats, changing up metaphors/similes that fit the cha...
by Pat R Steiner
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 111162

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

Just read further up in the comments thread--I see that Kary had the same/similiar take on Dave as I did. Sorry to be redundant. . . . and as to the omni/tight 3rd, I didn't take Dave to mean write in omni but that as the author you know exactly what your POV character knows and doesn't know so don'...
by Pat R Steiner
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 111162

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

. . . and as to the omni/tight 3rd, I didn't take Dave to mean write in omni but that as the author you know exactly what your POV character knows and doesn't know so don't be wishy-washy with your word choices.
by Pat R Steiner
Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 111162

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

The way I've taken it--after hearing similar comments at Baen's Bar--is to avoid those vague quantifiers: seemed, about, appeared, almost, etc.
by Pat R Steiner
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32043

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Don't be worried about digital. Of our judges and guest speakers--most of them work digitally. Yes, some do their concept sketches with pen/pencil but the pros work under tight deadlines and digital is fast and allows for instaneous changes that will no doubt be required by their clients. Of these j...
by Pat R Steiner
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 27441

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

Big "R."
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I didn't ask directly why IotF takes so long but I can speculate (that's what we do, right?). Here's what I think after spending some time with judges from both ranks. Both groups are very busy people but the writers are still writers--they have their set times when they do their magic. I mean, Mike...
by Pat R Steiner
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The speech is my biggest fear as I have that verbal brain-fart thing George W Bush had--words around switching when talk groups in front of. Hope I don't look more stupider than normal. wotf022 The awards show is at the END of the workshop? All week long nervous public speakers have to worry about t...
by Pat R Steiner
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889584

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Is the Gold Winner announced in the anthology? I don't have a copy handy . . . could someone check? I don't recall that being the case. As a potential Gold Winner for illustration, I thought the judges wouldn't get to see/read the stories/illustrations until after the final edits were completed on t...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 106700

Re: Cover Workshop

My ears were burning . . . so I did a quick thumbnail sketch. (Don't know if this will work--the URL thingamabob.) http://redkearney.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/scan0001.jpg?w=485 If the link didn't work: Imagine if you will. . . . lunar landscape, blocky-bunker structure for bar in foreground on ri...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Resources for art critiques
Replies: 8
Views: 4285

Re: Resources for art critiques

In the past, I have posted art at Baen's Bar--and it is password protected. The only thing is that not many people comment in that particular forum: Baen Bar Art. I did post one of my IOTF submissions there and although it only received one comment (from Edith) by seeing it posted, I realized I need...
by Pat R Steiner
Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: NPR's "Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books" of all time
Replies: 79
Views: 26342

Re: NPR's "Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books" of all time

I've read 59. Saw another half-dozen on my "I need to check out that book someday" list. The thing I've noticed for me is that, besides not reading as much since I started to write my own stories, is that I won't give a novel as much time before I give up on it and set it aside. When I was...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Favorite Medium?
Replies: 27
Views: 9927

Re: Favorite Medium?

Scott, I read Patty's story before she subbed it to WotF, (yes, like Marina I too still need to buy #28) and I think your style would fit perfectly. From the book's trailer, and the award ceremony video, I only caught a quick glimpse of your illustration so I can't make any specific comments, but yo...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Favorite Medium?
Replies: 27
Views: 9927

Re: Favorite Medium?

Workin' me some Painter 11 as we speak...and apparently I like using the pens, chalk, and crayons in the program. Though I don't use those much when I work non-digitally. I really love good old pencil and paper a lot of the time. :D Hey Marina, How "instinctive" is that program and what e...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Favorite Medium?
Replies: 27
Views: 9927

Re: Favorite Medium?

Did you draw your avatar? Yup, that's one I did for a novella I wrote called "Desk Jockeys Rule the World." I'm thinking of subbing that story to the Galaxy Project. I heard about this contest over at Baen's Bar from Sam (who sometimes posts over here too.) Here's a link to the contest. h...
by Pat R Steiner
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Favorite Medium?
Replies: 27
Views: 9927

Re: Favorite Medium?

My favorite medium who'd have to be . . . Edgar Cayce. Sorry, couldn't resist. :) I'm a life-time doodler who sticks to pencil for my finished/detailed stuff (maybe 20 hours total creation time) and regular old Bic pens (often red ones) for quick/emotive studies (1 hour max total creation time). Whe...
by Pat R Steiner
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3859
Views: 712773

Re: Success!

Patty wrote:Oh yay!

I've sold Party, with Echoes, the story I entered (and withdrew) from the third quarter to Redstone SF!



Congrats Patty!

Isn't this your third pro sale this year?
by Pat R Steiner
Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 412554

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello Brad and Everyone, I'm Pat R. Steiner from little old South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know many of you from Baen's Bar. (Where I've gone by RedKearney.) I submitted my first WOTF story and IOTF set of illustration Q3. I've got my Q4 story in, but have yet to decide on Q1. As for illustrations--I...

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