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by Dustin Adams
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 565
Views: 15064

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Aah. It's just a thing the SVCs say. Tried to tie it in to the 4q win somehow. That's the best I could do.
Probably why I'm still trying to win.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 565
Views: 15064

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wow! Super congrats to SwiftPotato and DisgruntledPeony. Just in awe guys, just in awe. Such an achievement. (Off to change my user name to a vegetable or a flower, clearly plant-names with a preceding descriptor (no space) is how it gets done around here. Wait! What if next quarter is for minerals...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 19
Views: 1236

Re: pseudonyms

I read a post about Dave getting a review where the reader made the comment that Wolverton could be found on the last shelf at the end of the last row. That was unacceptable. I believe that Farland is his mother's maiden name. Seriously, for a guy writing fantasy, Far Land is kinda perfect. I figur...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 565
Views: 15064

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

If I had to choose between living and laughing, I guess I'd die laughing...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Alex,

Just saw your PM. Just wanted to apologize publicly for not replying for two months. :(

Next 450 of yours - hit me!
by Dustin Adams
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 69
Views: 2322

Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

October 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Time to start thinking about 4 in 37!

(unless, of course, you win, which would be awesome!)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22349

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I adored "Purposes". I'll admit I was a Scott Parkin fan before that came out, but I found it fascinating. I think you have to suspend your disbelief ahead of time. Don't let the structure overwhelm. If you can get into the cadence of it, the story subsumes and you may wish it were longer.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'll send a PM.
Your 450 was solid and I only had general thoughts.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Becky,

I did. I replied on Aug 7. I just resent.

I didn't send mine. I am planning to send a later draft to you if that's OK.
Actually, the 450 is about done. Now to get the ending where I want it. :O
by Dustin Adams
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

czing wrote:Sure if you're still willing. Do you have one to swap?

Indeed!
I just received mine back from two critters. I'll update and be ready in a day or two (around Aug 17-18)
Please send a PM for my e-mail, or PM me yours. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22349

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Times vary, unfortunately, but it's worth the wait.
I remember one quarter where the crit came with the announcement. :)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I read two good ones.

Anyone else?
by Dustin Adams
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 1270

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

Awesome! Read every word of your story. Er, your story's story, that is. I'll watch the interview soon with my headset. Thanks for sharing your personal history. Sounds like an uphill battle... I'd like to ask how you continued to imagine during all the down times. I hit a little speed bump and I'm ...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85100

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'm up for a 450 or two if anyone has 'em ready.

PM me for my e-mail if you don't have it, just send if you do!
by Dustin Adams
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Firewall for PMs?

It's still there, but now I can get through to the PM area.
Yay!
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Firewall for PMs?

I did click it, but nothing happened.

Anyone else not able to get their PMs?
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Firewall for PMs?

.
Is anyone else getting a "captcha" firewall message when trying to get into the PM area?


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by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 565
Views: 15064

Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

July 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019

Last chance for 36.
Write your best story ever!

wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23700

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm good for 1700, or you can wait until after the others look and any edits.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23700

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Go Becky!
I sent her one, too. :)

Dragon, want to swap as well?
If so, send a pm my way.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 31169

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Based on my Super Secret challenge beasts list, I can see two likely finalists hiding in here. Hoping for good things!

All the beast,

~Moon~

I concur, and I'm pleased. wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 31169

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Commiser-grats all. Q1 is a beast of waiting.
Now those who haven't heard get to wait even harder!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23700

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: 29
Views: 4837

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: 572
Views: 23700

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: 572
Views: 23700

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: 572
Views: 23700

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: 572
Views: 23700

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: 18392

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...

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