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by LDWriter2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Probably should go over my story one more time before I send it to an editor to check commas etc. Amazingly enough I have time. An interesting story for me.
by LDWriter2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: A non WotF contest story
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: A non WotF contest story

Okay This story is off. I am not sure how long it will be to get a response. A day-three weeks? If anyone that reads this has been here awhile you may remember that I have said that only one editor has liked my work-to any degree beyond a HM that is-but he isn't buying. Well he is buying. I now have...
by LDWriter2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

After reading Wulf's post about the average word count for stories selected in the past, I've been slashing words in my story for Q2. Right now I'm at 12K down from 17K at the start of the weekend. Basically I'm rewriting it, narrowing it down to one POV character (did have 2 in alternating chapter...
by LDWriter2
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Okay, my story is done. Need an exchange critique for it.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

So Monday I will start the revising of my story. Hmm... Shakes head Wonder what will be wrong with it when I get done.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Novel Structure - About Turning Points
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Novel Structure - About Turning Points

I usually don't think of turning points by the name turning points. But as I understand the context of when you used that term I do use chapter breaks for turning points. But not all of my chapter breaks are turning points. Is this clearer or the same as my original?
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: A non WotF contest story
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: A non WotF contest story

Sounds good
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Novel Structure - About Turning Points
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Novel Structure - About Turning Points

I don't usually think of it in those term. But I believe my answer would be chapter breaks. Not that all chapters are turning points.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: A non WotF contest story
Replies: 3
Views: 718

A non WotF contest story

I wrote one for a different contest as the title says. It could use a check over. I hope it's one of my better written story but... Anyway, I would appreciate any help. I would do one for anyone who reads this story-hopefully I can make a bunch of suggestions to help yours. A bit over 4,000 words.
by LDWriter2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I finished my story. Yay, it's nice to have a new one instead of reworking an old one. And I have enough time to let it sit for three weeks before I revise it. Maybe enough time to have someone or two, go over it. So now in March I have two contests to send stories to. This one at the end of the mon...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I may have just come up with the idea for Q2's story and it fits with me wanting to do one in a certain genre, as I have mentioned before.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Novel Structure - About Turning Points
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Novel Structure - About Turning Points

You mean in the books we write or read? But in reading hmm, never really thought about it. Most chapters seem to end in a major Turning Point, if I understand that term correctly. A lot of times in some form of cliffhanger but sometimes just a change of direction or POV.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 8375

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Been thinking about checking out one of those. Back before it was pay I sort of used Duotrope to keep track of markets but I didn't like the color coding they used. Another site I found more to my liking even though no one around seemed to use it. But now that site if offline and I assume no more so...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

So where will the award ceremony be in 2021? I wasn't aware of any plans to move the gala, but if they do I would vote for Pensacola. wotf007 I live here and that would make it easier to attend the function and meet all the judges and the support staff so I'm a little biased. Everyone should visit ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hmm, thought I may have the story for Q2 but it might turn into a book. Maybe under 17,000 words though, we shall see. And I had thought of a story I did for a much smaller contest. If it is rejected I could redo it and send it to WotF, but oops. The deadline is in March. Won't get it back in time t...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So I have a story into this contest. And one each at two anthologies and if I get on the ball I can write another story for a much smaller contest. Someone else just reminded me I could spend time tomorrow sending some stories. After a morning of taking down Christmas decorations-not all of them.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 261831

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I was going to say yay people are using this again but maybe not. Even though back to Oct isn't too far.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I received the E-mail saying my story has been entered and how long we have to wait for results.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

StarReacher wrote:I forgot to post here but I made it in about 15 minutes before the deadline with a fresh story of about 7,000 words.

Best of luck to everyone! Starting to think about my next story.



Very good.
by LDWriter2
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Not been here for a while again but I just sent my story for Q1. Maybe I should have four stories though. They sent me four reminders. wotf001 But it was an old story-older than I thought actually-that I redid. I worked on a couple of other stories for anthologies and didn't think I had the time to ...
by LDWriter2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congratulations to all who got in and almost got in. And Congrats to the SFs, SHMs and Hms.
by LDWriter2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So now to decide which story or which new one. Dave likes actions but it looks like a specific type of action even though he has stated it doesn't have to be violence. Not to mention a clear setting in the opening. Something different-for me anyway. Which doesn't leave much. There is one genre I hav...
by LDWriter2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

As I said on another post long time since I have been here. But I will be trying another story. I probably will be almost late getting it sent in since I am doing NaNo this year.
by LDWriter2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Been a while since I have been here, doing NaNo this year and moving before that etc. Anyway Another total lost
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 32875

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Congrats to the HMs I didn't see anyone higher but if so Congrats to you.
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 32875

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I just remembered I had a story still in. Couldn't remember which one. Still can't. But whatever one it was, it failed completely again.
by LDWriter2
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

CONGRATS, einstein36, vjalrik, DoctorJest, Henckel, disgruntledpeony, LDWriter2, and all those who submitted earlier!!! wotf010 I am working on the novel this week and letting the crits for my Q4 simmer until the weekend. Then a Fix and a Polish and I might even be in a day early. wotf001 Thanks an...
by LDWriter2
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

thegirlintheglasses wrote:I'm trying...to...finish... Wish me luck guys!



You got time which means you can do it.
by LDWriter2
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I be in this quarter
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

And now to redoing, at least the opening, of a SF story about a chef. I need it for an anthology about speculative food, and to work on a short tale about an Apocalypse. Need to put some danger in it or effort of some type. Then I hope to write one about outdated tech that may or may not be working....

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