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by francisbruno
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 71244

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'm available for the first 450. I have a couple of stories (maybe 3) which I'd like some feedback on.
Of course I'll reciprocate.
by francisbruno
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats and Condolences.
by francisbruno
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats
by francisbruno
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

In my critique from KD for my SF she said she had to go back and re-read it a few times to see if she missed something. In my mind, this was the hold pile. She read it once. Compelling protag and environment, but was missing something. Set it aside, then go back and re-read when she finished the slu...
by francisbruno
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wow, guys. wotf014 Sorry, that sucks. We should remember, though, that we don't actually know what the hold pile was for. We just assumed it was for stories KD wanted a second look at. So the final results might have nothing to do with DF "undoing" what KD did. I know that doesn't make th...
by francisbruno
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, even if Dave did "hate" our stories, he's just one reader--an important reader, especially in terms of this contest, but not the only one. I expect to see a lot of you move on and have great success elsewhere. Good luck and keep writing! Keep writing is a definite. Whether for this ...
by francisbruno
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just received this email: Dear Entrant, Your story has now been judged and did not win or place in the 1st quarter. Even though you have never had to wait for results in order to submit for the next quarter, this hopefully gives you incentive to submit again. The more often you enter, the better ch...
by francisbruno
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The one time I got a semi I found it a slight consolation that I at least knew before waiting for all the big announcements. I hope they go back to that way of handling things in the future.
by francisbruno
Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

What about us holds???
Would be nice to know where we ended up...
wotf017
by francisbruno
Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats to the finalists. Would be nice for the rest of us to know where our holds are...
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Someone else can have the prize for pushing the thread to 100, but I want the prize for first Q1 story to go live anywhere. Dang, Amazon is fast. The blurb has already been tweaked, just waiting for the changes to catch up. First Call , by Kary English http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51UFFQnW...
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:Almost there...
wotf024


Is there a prize for being the person who pushes it over 100? Or did we already have this conversation? After 99 pages, I can't keep track . . .

Post 1113. I think +/- 100
Take a look, I'm sure you'll find it.
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Almost there...
wotf024
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

A friendly *bump* so we hit 100... wotf013
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

CONFESSION: These past couple days, trying to play cyber-detective, I did my best to find out how so many people had found my previously unknown blog. To my horrible embarrassment I discovered on this WOTF forum that I had apparently committed some kind of wrong doing! Forgive my ignorance, my fell...
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just helping us along to the 100th page. wotf060
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It is theoretically possible that I could be a semi-finalist, albeit unlikely. And comments will take a good month or so, possibly more given the totality of the sitch. Dither, dither, dither. I'm leaning toward subbing. I'd start submitting. It took 2 months to get a crit back from my SF Q4. I was...
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Do we get ponies if we reach 100 pages? Did I miss something?
by francisbruno
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So I'm guessing my Q1 entry is a Semi-Finalist (I hope).
But I did get some good news today (writing related), however, I can't say what it is for a few days wotf010
But it was a nice consultation prize.
by francisbruno
Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hope that they don't keep us waiting until Thursday...
by francisbruno
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Don't eye me. From the looks of things, I'm predicting another SF for myself. I'd much prefer a Finalist, but that's what I'm expecting at this point.
by francisbruno
Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

David Farland posted about 4:15 on facebook that he had finished up Q1 judging. Hopefully the calls and emails will come soon wotf007

Don't have long to reach 100!
by francisbruno
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

E.CaimanSands wrote:When you say Friday, you mean yesterday?? wotf048

That's the way I read it.
by francisbruno
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hey guys, From The superstars writing seminars: Dave Farland said that KD was behind on judging prior to passing away. Due to deadlines, he couldn't get into it until this week, but will finish judging Friday on Q1, and will begin work on Q2 on Saturday. Straight from the Horses mouth. It sounds lik...
by francisbruno
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Need a laser sight. wotf002
by francisbruno
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Strycher wrote:I'm just going to leave this here:

Image

Get me one that's automatic and I'm in!
by francisbruno
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm still a hold having heard nothing. NNiNN, although, I suspect strongly that there are some finalists already, I'm hoping some slots may still exist.
I met the person who got the HM at superstars. and have heard nothing else to report, although the day is young.
by francisbruno
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

bobsandiego wrote:ON a brighter note, well for me at least, my HM certificate arrived today. This is the first I have gotten since 2009, how long have they been blue and all pretty-like?

Congrats.
by francisbruno
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:Yep. I'd say those meds are kicking in full force.

Hope you feel better soon, Francis.

That should make my Q3 story extra special!
Thanks for the well wishing everyone.
I'll probably be in pain for a few weeks. Hopefully not quite as swollen next week and able to drive again.
by francisbruno
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 970012

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It is quite possible that Meghan and I were reporting the same person. Her post came many after mine and she might have missed it. If any of that makes sense, I'm surprised with the meds kicking in...

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