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by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Thanks so much for the critique Wulf! This started While I was gone for awhile a few months back I do not know how it works This started with Wulf's latest super secret, which is avoid saidisms, and use beats when needed. (Random question: Why LDWriter 2 ? Is there a LDWriter1? I didn't know it was...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1597

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

This started While I was gone for awhile a few months back I do not know how it works
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 150
Views: 8153

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Been thinking I need to write a story for this one. Got two stories to write at the same time. Hmmm...
by LDWriter2
Thu May 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22661

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Just finished first draft of my Q3 entry!! I was so excited I had to share. Now on to my first out load reading (starts putting on body armor to prepare myself for all the gut punches my own fists may try to deliver to my core as I discover all the errors) Very good there on the first draft that is...
by LDWriter2
Thu May 28, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

I have paid an editor more than once, more than three for that matter but most of the time not. So far it has been no difference with Dave's responses so I am not inclined to spend the money.
by LDWriter2
Fri May 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48484

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Corbin Maxwell wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Not sure if I need to say it this late in the quarter-if anyone was keeping tabs on who entered-but I received my usual total rejection.



Sorry to hear that LDWriter. Hang in there.



Thanks, this, or Q2's story, was not one of my best but the other one I was expecting more from.
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Replies: 14
Views: 2766

Re: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!

disgruntledpeony wrote:I finished the rough draft of the story I wrote using workshop instructions yesterday. It needs a lot of work, but I know what it'll take to fix it. Going to finish the course today.



Very good and good success with it, once it is fixed. It will be at least a good story
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

Dustin Adams wrote:Louis!
Good to see you again. :)



Thank you. As you may have read elsewhere here I couldn't get on for months,
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22661

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Okay, I am in. Early for me but the story is done and ready. Sent it to F&SF and thought about Lightspeed but the last couple of years I have not been able to catch them while they were open. If they are open at all. Which is a shame. He more than likely does not realize it but he by far he has ...
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43533

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:We haven't gotten anything for Q2 yet. :)



Thanks. Old age maybe, but this is the second or third time that I got mixed up on which quarter had sent out rejections-rejections for me anyway. Maybe not enough time here commenting.
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43533

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:
The same thing happened to me a little over a year ago. I couldn't log on for months and no reply from the "reset my password" or "help desk".



The IT person told me that the auto response hadn't been sending out responses. He said that they would get it fixed.
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

To markets in general: still have some hope I can sell another story. A couple of editors have liked a story or two but they were not buying. But neither case it is what writers of short stories do.
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48484

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Not sure if I need to say it this late in the quarter-if anyone was keeping tabs on who entered-but I received my usual total rejection.
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 48484

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Because I could not get on the site for a couple of months at least, I am behind here. Congratulations to KD and anyone else that won this quarter
by LDWriter2
Thu May 21, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43533

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hmm, Been off the site for months because I needed a new password but I couldn't get a note from the forum-tried four times over a few weeks- and finally sent a request for help twice. I was told they couldn't get in touch with their IT person and it would be best for me to sign up under another E-m...
by LDWriter2
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43533

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: 4
Views: 2364

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: 544
Views: 43533

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: 544
Views: 43533

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: 544
Views: 43533

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: 2576

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: 4
Views: 2364

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: 2576

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: 4
Views: 2364

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: 544
Views: 43533

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: 544
Views: 43533

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: 2576

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: 11554

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: 544
Views: 43533

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 ...

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