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by Dustin Adams
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 63
Views: 973

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

After 12 plus years I'm still here. I don't remember when exactly I joined the forum. There was one before this one started in 2007 and I was posting on that one. I saw Brad and Kary win, plus lots of others before them. It's a strange feeling when you're writing, entering, and posting; and then wa...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 25
Views: 2889

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I believe there was a finalist a few quarters back that was flash fiction. 1k words. Dave felt it qualified for publication, so there is that, but it didn't make it past the judges. Still, I wouldn't go under 2k. That's my personal minimum and not anything official.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 63
Views: 973

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:Dustin it’s good to see you posting. I’m struggling with my story but when it’s done I’ll send it your way. Maybe having you waiting on me will motivate me to finish the darn thing.

Dustin makes like Chuck Norris and






waits
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 63
Views: 973

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm inching my way back into writing with consistency. Even if just visiting the forum again and opening my stories to tinker with the openings... I have unread messages here from July 2018. How embarrassing. With that amazing intro, I'm here to ask if anyone has a story I can critique. For me, the ...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 63
Views: 973

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Sorry guys, I sniffed a tremendous amount of glue yesterday then posted.

I shall check the life-lesson box:
Never post something important whilst having a snootfull of glue vapors...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 63
Views: 973

Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Three months to write the best story ever! (And win, of course).
See you in Hollywood!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 11278

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Just wanted to thank Dustin for coming up with this challenge. It's the only reason I pushed through that final quarter, and man did the results give me some wind in my sails. So THANK YOU for making us work those writing muscles! You are awesome! If my claim to fame is merely to have helped others...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 56
Views: 1888

Re: 4 in 36

2 in 36?

Just kidding. I'm always optimistic.

I'll give it a shot! Still looking for my first four-fer.
by Dustin Adams
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 369
Views: 11021

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Amos, I'll probably still be around for Magic in the 4th, v 36. Ha! I really want to get in this Q. I got a silver for 2/35, then an R. That's my year. Not very satisfying. I've got a great story that just needs time and attention. And I've got three months. Fingers crossed! p.s. Thanks Gruffbane. I...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 17
Views: 1342

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35

R for me this time.
At least Kary liked my story opening!

I admit it wasn't my best, but I love the idea. Might expand on it someday...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 369
Views: 11021

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I just want to write again. Life has derailed my writing. Such a bummer. Been months since I wrote a word. Miss it terribley...

See! I can't even speel!
by Dustin Adams
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 16144

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:Karl has fist pass.

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by Dustin Adams
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 369
Views: 11021

Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

The possibilities are endless!
New volume, new friends. Gala in 2020.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 13992

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hi all. A quick question for off of you that have been published in the WOTF annual books. How different was your original story from the final published version? Did you find your stories required a lot of polishing/revision/editing? Or were there only minimal polishing edits??? (I'm gaging the st...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 11278

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I am at 2/4 unfortunately. But if I can get 3/4 I will tie my record. Here's to getting up early!
by Dustin Adams
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 13992

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm working on revising a story I'd started on, the front 450 of which I bounced off Dustin a while back. Got swept up in other things, but kept thinking about his feedback, and the resulting revision (killing a transition) restaged the story and made the whole premise a lot more interesting... So ...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 13992

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Preston! Preston! Preston!

I shall write my best story for Q4, and let the chips fall where they may.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 11372

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Silver here.

I'm afraid I win't reach finalist again until I close in on 2k posts...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 16144

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Galen wrote:Some advice a friend of mine once told me:

Trying to write with small kids is extremely difficult. You should almost always try a pen instead.

wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 13992

Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Quarter 4, 2018 - Volume 35

July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018



This is our last chance to write an epic, winning story and hang out with Preston in LA!
by Dustin Adams
Fri May 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 24017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Alecia,
You are awesome. wotf009
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 1065

Re: Magic in the 4th

If no one else wants in, I will get started with Amos for Magic in the 4th!
by Dustin Adams
Mon May 14, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 24017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Almost swept the top 3!
(There's always next quarter.) wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 24017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

amoskalik wrote:
preston wrote: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHRRRHRRHRHHHRRHHRHRRRHHRRRHRRRRF/winner!


I imagine this is the sound you made after your phone call with Joni.

wotf001 wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 10, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 24017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

You've read every story ever printed.
Soon, you shall read your own. wotf009
by Dustin Adams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 11372

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

"He stood on a small knoll, breeze blowing in, and west where the sun was setting in hues of red and orange."

That's about equal to the error I found in my Q2. Ugh!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Cool.
Want to send me a PM with your e-mail address?
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 15731

Re: Avatar Trouble

I can't change my avatar. Is the system out?

Love me some Jean Claude, but he's been screaming for like two years now.

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