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by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 675876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

What an illuminating, poetic introduction!
Welcome a-board.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Hi all, I changed my original post to reflect the link to the winners, as well as a hefty copy/paste of all the names. 118 silvers this quarter. Insane. That's more than there used to be HMs! Here's the link again: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-4th-quarter-winners-announce...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Alicia,

Thanks for sharing your journey. It's very cool you got to meet some folks from here face-to-face. Now we just need to get you to LA for another superstars(ish) conference!

And grats on the silver. You really did rock v. 37.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

We are at the 1/2 way point for the quarter.

6 weeks to polish your draft.
Or
6 weeks to draft!
by Dustin Adams
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

To quote a famous time-traveling scientist, "Damn, Damn."

And because this was #3... "Damn."
by Dustin Adams
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

So, Henkel said grats, but didn't offer his final placement...
I believe there's a girl in glasses we're also waiting to hear from...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I can't get past my third scene. I've written it five times now, each time anew, but it's never memorable or original enough for me. It just ends up as cliche dialog to me that works to move on with the story. Oh well. Reuben, E-mail me. Tell me the set up of the scene, then attach it. I know it's ...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 675876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Pezel and Dom!

Join in the quarterly twitching. V.37 is in the past.
Long live V.38!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Woot!
Awesome!

Fingers crossed they both make it to the BIG show next year (and that there is a big show next year).
by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

The more I chew on this the more I get myself worked up. I figured this first entry to be a quick and easy R, I've never submitted anything anywhere before. Getting a Silver out of it makes me wonder if I would be better served to polish it up and try again for maybe Q2 or 3 of v38. I don't relish ...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Alex,

Did that story have anything to do with a flood?
by Dustin Adams
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Nice!

Glad to see so many + results, y'all.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Reuben wrote:They sent out the winners already? According to The Grinder there's one acceptance.

Very low chance of that.
Sometimes folks misinterpret the HM as an acceptance. Or the subject of the e-mail...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23293

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf057
Better than I thought!

Eager to get the critique.
Since my first one, I play a game before submitting: What would Dave write in his critique?
If I find something, I fix it.
So I'm curious here... what did I miss? wotf007
by Dustin Adams
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

pdblake wrote:Submitted yesterday.

Sweet!
Two months early. Nice.
by Dustin Adams
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 675876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome back!

Good ol' V.29
I think there's still an active thread around here somewhere. :)
by Dustin Adams
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New Writer Looking for Critique from WOTF Veteran
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: New Writer Looking for Critique from WOTF Veteran

Adam Colston started his WotF career with two R - and then a win. Tina Gower had three R - then a Golden win. Excellent choice to seek some eyes. Especially here where we focus on the contest itself. Send me a PM and I'll have a look at the first 450 - 1000 words if you're interested. I'm pretty goo...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 32
Views: 3361

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Congrats! Nice first-time showing. The # isn't revealed. It's said they don't want to intimidate those who may think the odds would be against them. Then follow that up with "thousands", which may be considered intimidating to some. wotf017 My view is the odds of getting an HM are the same...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

The blog post is up.

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/cate ... y-winners/

Winners:
First Place – Trent Walters from Missouri
Second Place – Luke Wildman from Indiana
Third Place – Erik Lynd from Washington
by Dustin Adams
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Indeed. Good or bad -- spill. wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 37
Views: 2319

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Indeed.
I have, for the last few stories (read: year) been writing a ton of notes by hand. It's a new thing, and I love it.
But when there's no active story, there's no notes, and I miss it.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Added Liz's and Martin's to the list.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 114232

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Popping in with a link - in case anyone missed the Kitchen Sink post: http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8050 There's a small group of us who plan to write 1-3 NEW 450 word story openers over the next three months. The idea is to hone our story-opening skills through writin...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1267247

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hey Sean, I saw your interview where you specifically said you did this, and you did!

Re-read your story the other day. Forgot how artistically written it is. Most excellent.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 477

Re: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?

Howdy Fagan, It's never a bad idea. Never ever. Your muse is your muse and writing new words is always good. Ultimately an audience may disagree, but you gotta write what you gotta write. If you're asking when to cut bait and start something new, only you can answer that (self-doubt is a fickle as a...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Whoa. Sweet! Any spam folders to check?
Gotta update your signature. :)
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Beth Powers wrote:Honorable Mention for me!

Our inspirational story!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm relatively new here, as this was my first quarter. But I'm excited to have received an honorable mention! On to the next. I didn't submit to Q4 since none of my newer stories are quite up to snuff yet, but I will definitely be entering again in the new year. Sweet! Get that Q1 ready. You've got...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Dragonchef wrote:wotf020 wotf23
I still haven't heard anything.
wotf024

Seems finalists have been called. I say go ahead and query at this point.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43201

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Thanks for your kind words about my first HM. Out of interest, do any of you ever engage in a sort of post-game analysis? Where you try to find the parts that kept your story from reaching higher? I think it might be something that could help me. Grats Valiant! Sometimes folks with like minds will ...

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