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by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 2
Views: 135

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: 15713

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: 7
Views: 344

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: 15713

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: 15713

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: 15713

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: 107
Views: 4702

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: 4
Views: 221

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: 11323

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: 221

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: 402
Views: 15713

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: 107
Views: 4702

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: 370

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: 168

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: 205

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: 7
Views: 344

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: 813

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: 107
Views: 4702

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: 7
Views: 344

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: 32
Views: 1411

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: 7
Views: 344

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: 45
Views: 1418

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: 2118

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: 2454
Views: 452489

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: 3948
Views: 788680

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: 813

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: 107
Views: 4702

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: 2118

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!

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