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by Fobok1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 14611

Re: Board PHP problems

I'm having this problem as of the last few days, trying to get into my private messages. I can't read them at all right now, and those same error messages in the original post are at the top of the screen.
by Fobok1
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85188

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Hello! Just getting back to the forum after a long absence. I have a story that all my first readers tell me is the best I've ever written, but the last time I submitted it got a flat reject. A personal rejection from another market suggested the problem is in the opening, so I'd love to do a first-...
by Fobok1
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Patreon, and donating to magazines
Replies: 2
Views: 1518

Re: Patreon, and donating to magazines

My issue would be, with magazines, that Patreon is designed for the artist. It's supposed to be a way to support artists you like. For example, I automatically donate a bit to Peter Hollens every time he puts out a music video. I also know of those who produce Youtube Let's Plays and Twitch streamer...
by Fobok1
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 11053

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Rejected. :( Kind of expected it, though. I finished so close to the deadline that I didn't even have time to do a second draft.
by Fobok1
Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Nice going, B.J.! wotf010 (And aha! A NAME!) Unless B.J. is on his birth certificate, we still don't have a name. wotf23 The only people who call me Basil are doctors and the government. Even the bank calls me B.J., so it's more my name than anything else. :) But seriously, way to go! I know you've...
by Fobok1
Wed May 28, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Ishmael!
by Fobok1
Wed May 21, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Thanks, everybody. :)
by Fobok1
Wed May 21, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

wotf054

I just sold a story to Aurora Wolf, my first sale ever! It's set to be published on their website on June 1st. wotf007
by Fobok1
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 8286

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

Rejection. Not surprised, it was a very minor revision of a previous rejection. Now, it's off to a new market.
by Fobok1
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by Fobok1
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Brad Torgersen interview
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Re: Brad Torgersen interview

Awesome interview. And it's great to see someone as successful as Brad is a 'burster', as he says. I'm the same way. I keep struggling to write constantly, as authors like DWS suggest, but my writing comes in bursts as well. I'll work on a short story, usually for about 2 weeks to a month, then I go...
by Fobok1
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 30
Replies: 41
Views: 13663

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 30

I got an HM, and I'm shocked by it. During a recent re-read I noticed the story was missing much of anything in the way of description.
by Fobok1
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 252948

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Well, I've been hoping to do so for months, but my HM is finally for sale! Now I'm going to be lazy and copy my book info from my own website. ;) http://bjbaye.com/images/cover3-medic.jpg A young boy is all that stands between a commando team from Mars and a deadly attack on Earth’s orbital station....
by Fobok1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Strycher wrote:Comparing the images side-by-side at thumbnail size, I think the white armor stands out more than the red.


Thanks! I hadn't even thought to do a thumbnail comparison. So yeah, looks like the white is the best choice.
by Fobok1
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Oh, this is an image you made? Very cool. Thanks! I think Soul Mirror pointed out before that the character is looking off screen. What about a screen shot from a different angle, so that the character is looking at us? Tried that, but don't really like the result: http://bjbaye.com/images/cover2.j...
by Fobok1
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249821

Re: Five Minute Rant

I definitely would love to see a thread for poetry, especially if it covered some of the basics. I zoned out when we were taught poetry in school, because at the time it was 'boring'.
by Fobok1
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229206

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

jkenton wrote:Penumbra doesn't just say that to all the guys/gals, do they?


Nope. I just got a rejection too and they specifically said it did not make it through to the final round. So, congratulations on making it that far, at least!
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Ok, thanks! :) I'll either try to add some desperation to this image, in his face and hands, or start something from scratch if I can't manage that.
by Fobok1
Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Ok, took the advice of zooming the image out, and of picking a font for my byline and one for title. I tried to make them a little more visually interesting based on some covers I've seen looking at the kindle bestseller list. Also followed Soulmirror's advice and made my title larger than the bylin...
by Fobok1
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

By the way, I keep seeing reference to the 15th for the Penumbra Space Opera issue deadline, but their submissions page lists the 31st, which is in keeping with how the calls have run in the past. Do we know where the 15th came from? (EDITED) Actually, I see they actually have two different dates l...
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Thank you both! Very helpful. I'll probably start from scratch and come up with a different image, one that has a bit more, as you said, dramatic content, so just to clarify that if zoomed out a little, the kid is floating along a corridor. As for font, I'm really not sure what I should be looking f...
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


Very cool! Congratulations!
by Fobok1
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908753

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by Fobok1
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 132860

Re: Cover Workshop

Ok, I tried a few months ago but didn't get much chance to work on it at the time. Now, I'm back to trying to put together a cover. This is my second attempt. (I know this isn't the right aspect ratio for an ebook cover, at least according to Amazon. I didn't think to check until after it was done, ...
by Fobok1
Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 24323

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

Rejection. :(
by Fobok1
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations! And good luck going forward to all of you!
by Fobok1
Mon May 28, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 1900 Word Story
Replies: 1
Views: 1274

Re: 1900 Word Story

I've received enough responses now, thank you!

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