Search found 638 matches

by Dustin Adams
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 9
Views: 193

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: 16
Views: 415

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: 801

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: 16
Views: 415

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: 330
Views: 9146

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:Karl has fist pass.

?
by Dustin Adams
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 16
Views: 415

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: 173
Views: 3982

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: 147
Views: 8422

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: 173
Views: 3982

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: 173
Views: 3982

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: 192
Views: 8125

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: 330
Views: 9146

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: 173
Views: 3982

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: 19179

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: 702

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: 19179

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: 19179

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: 19179

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: 192
Views: 8125

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: 6
Views: 501

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: 49
Views: 12551

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: 6
Views: 501

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: 19179

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: 192
Views: 8125

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: 610

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: 311

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: 377

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: 13
Views: 702

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.

Go to advanced search