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by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 4
Views: 48

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: 47
Views: 10700

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.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 285
Views: 11503

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Glenn,
Yes, sometimes Joni can't reach someone or a phone # has changed... In my previous quarter, M.T. Chambers didn't know he was a finalist until after the list came out. He was backpacking in Asia!

However, I do strongly believe that the 8 finalists are picked. When we see one, Joni has them all.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 2787

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Opened my story this morning to check a certain line and found a typo. I know one typo isn't a deal breaker, but damn, it was right there waiting for me. Oh well, less twitching is good, right?
by Dustin Adams
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Tim Power's "Power Reading List"
Replies: 15
Views: 164

Re: Tim Power's "Power Reading List"

Very cool list! I started out OK, but faded in the latter half of the (sci-fi) list. I think I will go get Neuromancer. Seems time. Interesting about The Shining. I wonder why. I've been discussing "character" again with a writer friend, and it seems that might fall under that category? An...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley

This article makes me want to submit again.
I take rejections pretty hard, (read: personally) which I know six ways from Sunday that I'm not supposed to do, but I do anyway.
But reading this helps.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error? (Vol. 35)
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

If I start the thread, I post the dates in big letters/numbers.
Check the first post in the quarterly threads.

It is confusing at first, but you'll get used to it.
Or maybe you wont have to. wotf001
by Dustin Adams
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Magic in the 4th

Counted!
I don't have an idea yet either, but I'm hoping to workshop idea ideas.

Magic is definitely out of my comfort zone. I literally don't think I have one magic story.
A flash, maybe, but nothing over 1k.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Contest Questions

Critiques are for semi-finalists - ONLY.
So, eight (8) stories per quarter.
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 2787

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Since Stephanie isn't feeling well, I'll take over the list for this quarter. Hopefully she's back on her feet in no time! Annaliese reigheena - January 27 History Neverwas - March 6 AlmostWritten - Mar 14 Becky Schibler - Mar 14 Wulf Moon - Mar 21 KD Julicher - Mar 26 PC Mccollum - Mar 26 Mennalynn...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Magic in the 4th

Loglines are fluid. They are pitches in Hollywood, I suppose, but for me, they help focus a story in a way unique unto themselves. If you're in doubt, create a logline. Watch what happens. :)
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I got it!!
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Magic in the 4th

This thread is to create a writer's group of five (5) people who want to work together on their individual 4th quarter entries - and are willing to create something (new or edit) with one specific criteria... Magic. I'm the first member, and if you'd like to join, please post below. We will be in a ...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 37
Views: 964

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

I know, come on. Not like you're busy or anything.
Get with the pix! :)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1715

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

I just noticed that my signature says 2shm. I sold one, so what of the other?
It's sitting on my hard drive. Ha!
I think I'll run it past my critique heavy-hitters and see what they think.
If they didn't already read it. That might be why it did that well to begin with. wotf012
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2421
Views: 443068

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

...Just working to enter this contest has been a lesson in editing, time management and story length control. I feel like I'm a better writer just for going through the process... -Phoenix Hays Totally agree! I just spent the past two weeks finishing and finalizing my story. I really enjoy the proc...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3929
Views: 772452

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. Intense sale! Can't wait to read this. Let ...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 587

Re: Contest Questions

Katie wrote:Can the story be more than 17000 words?

Nope.
Nor can it be over 68 pages of courier new 12 pt 1.5" margins.
(someone correct me if I'm wrong on the #s)

Reason: 250 words per page (printed) x 68 = 17000
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 2787

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1715

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Fascinating that he'd want to see it again. I would think he'd think, oh, I read this already. But he must be pro enough to remove himself from any previous bias and re-read. Fascinating. Makes me want to get more SHM. Ha!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1715

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

I'd also like to suggest, and I apologize if this is in the previous pages, but a SHM is very nearly a S-F. Semis are stories that are almost finalists, but ones that Dave can viably critique. Something he can put his finger on and give suggestions on. * With mine he suggested cutting the last 3-4 p...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 2787

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I'm in! Now I'm ready for results for Q1! I can't twitch on two for too long or I'll go batty. Every incoming email sends a shock up my spine. Argh. I don't miss that feeling... It's why I temporarily stopped subbing everywhere. Bad news is, no pubs, good news is, a bunch off stories in the queue.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 285
Views: 11503

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

KD Julicher wrote:So we probably have another month and a half till Thursdays come again...

Hoping this will be my quarter! But working on my Q2 entry nonetheless.

Q1 is always the longest wait...

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by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 498

Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Q3, 2018 - Volume 35

April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 15143

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Blog is up!

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/write ... 7-winners/

Lots of new names on there.

I'm getting old...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Developmental Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Developmental Editor

Brittany, Developmental or professional? Like, someone to work with you on ideas, or final-stages? I owe you some pages, but I'm not at the pro level, so if you're ready for that I can recommend my wife... She has a minimum of 100 pages, and tends to be the one folks turn to when they are ready to s...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 2787

Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Four in 35! wotf024
Wait, wrong thread...

Submissions for Q2 are:
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018

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