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by DavidK
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a critique for my WOTF story
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Need a critique for my WOTF story

empressed wrote:Thanks, David. I'm always grateful for a critique! If you still have time by the end of this coming week, I will have made changes and need fresh eyes. Either way, I'll be happy to read yours, so send it to victoria_dixon@msn.com.


Happy to - david@davidkernot.com
by DavidK
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 57360

Prior HMs and value in submitting

Great News... After my (eternal) MPhil and PhD hiatus ... I've FINALLY! entered a story in this quarter. Yeah! And I am thrilled to have two prior HM's incorporated into my latest eBook on Amazon right now (I won't say what - it's not completely relevant). But I will say that that having HM's is an ...
by DavidK
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a critique for my WOTF story
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Need a critique for my WOTF story

Empressed, I may have jumped in too late, so go with whats on offer, but happy to take a look.

David K
by DavidK
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 13015

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

I squeezed in also. 30th June confirmation email from Joni.
by DavidK
Fri May 13, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 9026

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Converting upside down Australasian to US... Is it 24/3/2016 or 3/24/16?

Got my acknowledgement 24th March 2016 wotf008
by DavidK
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 7169

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

The only advise I could offer is to keep writing new stories - they should get better if you learn from your flaws - and keep submitting to markets. listen to the feedback you get and let that steer you.
by DavidK
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 95238

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Awesome, Steve, you are in great company! Well done.
by DavidK
Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1190470

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:Dear Bob Writer Sir,

Sir, I believe I found your lost letter:

http://www.galaxysedge.com/n2.htm

I await your next command on the breach of security.


ha, only on tthe infamous Q1 29 thread ... and the things we learn wotf008
by DavidK
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!
Replies: 18
Views: 6399

Re: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!

Mike Resnick wrote:That shall remain a secret.
Tell you how it came about, tho...
-- Mike


Mike,

If it hasn't been said in a while, it's GREAT to have you here adding another dimension to the forum with your wealth of knowledge and experiences wotf009
by DavidK
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 105384

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Looking at a new story for this Q, so I have 450 words if anyone has the time to review it and pass judgement.

Thanks in advance, more than happy to swap upwards to 1K also.

David
by DavidK
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 95238

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

preston wrote:Congrats to all of you who've made it to the edge of the Galaxy. It's quite a journey. The view must be fantastic!


Got to agree, Preston, would be a mighty view! One Day!

Congratulations to everyone
by DavidK
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 137224

Re: Analog Submissions

Great insight into where stories are sitting, thanks, Brad :)
by DavidK
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 137224

Re: Analog Submissions

Hi everyone! I submitted 5 months ago. It's only 1,000 words long. It's still mark "received." What does the category change to when they read it? Does it go to straight rejection or under review as Asimov Magazine? ICarpoz, I wouldn't worry ... have a piece out with Analog that siting at...
by DavidK
Thu May 23, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 154180

Re: Cover Workshop

So I've got a couple of covers I've done and was wondering what people thought? Here is (hopefully) a link to a small version of both (but I've included a link to a large version at the end too) Here it is ... Cover #1: http://www.davidkernot.com/?attachment_id=964 And here is ... Cover #2: http://w...
by DavidK
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Quid pro quo
Replies: 11
Views: 4125

Re: Quid pro quo

Welcome Mike, Having worked with these great people for a couple of years and before that the Online Writing Workshop, I can smile at (and understand) your concerns and your level of control and protection of your work. While I commend your concerns, I think you'll find that most of us adopt an appr...
by DavidK
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1043277

Re: Success!

Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened. wotf054 wotf053 I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked ...
by DavidK
Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Second reader story exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 1600

Second reader story exchange

I've just finished a story collaboration with a fellow WOTF member, and we've ended up with a 6400 word story that is need of a second reader. Don't need a major in depth crit, more after higher level views/thoughts of the story, although the first 450 crit comments are always excellent too. Happy t...
by DavidK
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets
Replies: 28
Views: 7685

Re: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets

Mike,

do you trust any of my friends wotf007...

sighs, I don't have any. Woops (sounds better than asking what's your email address)

Did I just write that? It's hot here at 44 degrees C!
by DavidK
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:50 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: A 1K exchange
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: A 1K exchange

I have two 1K stories I'm trying to expand into longer stories in the 4-5K range. One is a fantasy that I sent to two only two flash markets and got two glowing personals from, but complained of the abrupt ending and that it should be longer to flesh the true story out. The other is a SF and I've n...
by DavidK
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 285842

Re: Five Minute Rant

It's the universe's way of balancing out all those submissions to GUD, and Tor.com, and Dark Discoveries... Dark Discoveries... it's been over a year, and I emailed them this week to see if I'm still in the "being considered" shortlist and it turns out I am. Not a rant by the way wotf008
by DavidK
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 27132

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Happy with my first DF Honorable Mention and a Modern Fantasy piece at 6K wotf008
by DavidK
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 3400 word critique of my Q3 semi
Replies: 6
Views: 3499

Re: 3400 word critique of my Q3 semi

If you need another, PM or email it to me wotf008
by DavidK
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 21455

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rebecca Birch wrote:I can't believe I'm saying this, but...

wotf058


Congratulations Rebecca!
by DavidK
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 21455

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

R ... for resend somewhere else real soon :)
by DavidK
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 105384

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Hello all ... save me from my thesis wotf008 I have a 10.8K story and an 8.8K story that I have to throw out somewhere, but they *suck* and I need a 450 word / or a first 1K crit on each of them. If anyone is interested in an IOU or has a story ready to review in return, then I'm happy to do so ... ...
by DavidK
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 285842

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm at 44 days with Shimmer - but I don't have high hopes. Apparently I was sorted into the Weird Tales pile because, unable to come up with a better genre, I categorized my story as a weird tale, so there it sits. MAYBE it's gone further by now, but I think it unlikely. Not because I don't think m...
by DavidK
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 285842

Re: Five Minute Rant

Not ranting, it is what it is: I had an Asimov story out at 80 days, and got a form rejection *sigh* I did have some hope for something more, but they've been busy... but after 19 days I did get a personal rejection from Shimmer, my first sub there, and I have to say that it was nice. Two rejections...
by DavidK
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 105384

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'd like to do a 450 swap with anyone that's interested. Either that, or a full swap. Mine's a smidge over 6600. And it's a new one, not one i've traded before. Let me know, ~Scott Hi Scott, If you're interested PM or email me (using the buttons to the right of this email.) I have my Q2 story ready...
by DavidK
Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 16342

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

:( I'm jealous and envious and all things mentioned. ***** I was happy to be able to come to at least part of the chat and to get to talk to Amanda on the phone while we tried to figure out why my computer was not working in the talk-y thing-y. Maybe because I refer to it as a talk-y thing-y and no...

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