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by Dustan Moon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to all the new! Some of you have some credits behind you, and some are submitting stories for the first time ever, it appears. Whatever the case, we're all equal here. We're trying to write the best darned story we can, and win this contest with it! Be sure to post in the thread of the quart...
by Dustan Moon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 16861

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I would add that sending stories to a number of outlets is a good way to reduce size of butterflies connected with any particular outlet. I got a rejection this morning, to which my reaction was "What on Earth did I send to them?" wotf013 Agreed. The more you can turn your stories after t...
by Dustan Moon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, My name is Tom. I just discovered WOTF this year, and submitted for the first time in March. It was exhilarating to hit the submit button the first time! I've never entered any writing contests before and I just started writing fantasy last year (I started writing one day over my lunch...
by Dustan Moon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to all the new members! Be sure to enter the discussions under each quarter so we know you are here. And be sure you submit something each quarter! Don't judge your own work, let Dave be the judge!

Cheers!

~Moon~

Wulf Moon
http://www.driftweave.com
by Dustan Moon
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Congratulations to all those that made the deadline. Deadlines are pressure, but they are also motivation to finish, and as a friend in the tailoring industry once told me, their favorite saying is, "Done is beautiful." Congrats to the forumite that submitted after a five year hiatus. Subm...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

16,000 words and I still have three more scenes to write! lol No way this is gonna be ready in time for Q4. Probably rolling over into Q1. <Sigh>, Morgan That, alas, is always my problem. It's a good problem if you're a novelist, it means you have big stories in you. Bad problem for short story wri...
by Dustan Moon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Okay decided on what story. Not any of the ones I had been thinking about referenced in earlier posts. But for some reason this one just popped into my head and I started rewriting the opening. I have two versions of the opening and now this third one. Evidently the one I like most is too slow and ...
by Dustan Moon
Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

] Write fresh. Your best story is the one you're about to write, not the one you're about to revise. : ) ~Moon~ I half love this idea, Moon. I love writing something new (says the girl with 150+ shorts in her drawer). But it's a double edged sword. Half of what I write as a short story ends up as a...
by Dustan Moon
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

katsincommand wrote:I suppose I should pick a story to revise. wotf021 Where the heck did this quarter even go?!


Write fresh. Your best story is the one you're about to write, not the one you're about to revise. : )

~Moon~
by Dustan Moon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard the board, new members! You'll find this is a friendly placce, and the best place to get any questions answered on the contest outside of Joni herself. Glad you found a way past the admit glitch . . . now if you could just help me figure out a way past Finalist. After you get there, o...
by Dustan Moon
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yeah, I'm with Martin, continents don't count. Gotta draw the line somewhere. It was always funny to have people come into the boutique and claim they too were from an island like Fidalgo Island, where the ferry landing at Anacortes perches. If your island is disconnected from the mainland by a wate...
by Dustan Moon
Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2714
Views: 520764

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Gang. Just found this forum when I went to watch the 2012 awards ceremony. I've entered the contest off and on over the years, have two honorable mentions from the contest on my wall, one with a helpful critique from KD in 2003, the other as semi-finalist 4Q 2000 with an encouraging letter from A...

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