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by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 972
Views: 35865

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hmm, the deep emotional journey might be one of my problems. Certain people around here can tell you other problems, I always seem to forget one or three techniques I know. I work at the emotion as I see pros do, but how deep it goes is another matter. Did you get Don Maas' book THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT...
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 972
Views: 35865

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hmm, the deep emotional journey might be one of my problems. Certain people around here can tell you other problems, I always seem to forget one or three techniques I know. I work at the emotion as I see pros do, but how deep it goes is another matter.
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Okay, think I am done. I have time to keep it a few days then look it over again. I rewrote the first 900 words or so, condensed some of it. I deleted over 1500 words, redid some sentences, replaced paragraphs and made it better. I hope.
by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

My story needed even more work than I thought. Delete a bunch of stuff, change a few words, move things-again. But I think I may have it almost ready for another try
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Started the revision of my story. Two nice people said they would critique it. Plus I am adding some of my own changes. Even deleted a couple of sentences so maybe this week I will have it done. Not to mention time to send out some other stories also. I am assuming the last one out was a rejection o...
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

storysinger wrote:My story for Q4 is way ahead of schedule. One more session and it should be finished. wotf042



And 'tis good
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Finally got a workable rough draft on a potential Q4. It needs a lot of polish yet, but writing it made me happy.



Very good
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revising an HM to make it a Winner
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Revising an HM to make it a Winner

I got a rejection earlier in the year but I felt pretty strongly about the story so I gave it a solid revision and submitted it for Q4. We shall see what that brings! As I have said I am doing the same for the same reason. I have four stories I feel good about even though they never got a whole rea...
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

LDWriter2 wrote: "Been meaning to say this for a while but Wow 25 years. You made it, very good. And here I thought-at least here on the forum-I was the one in the lead for rejections now that is after the passing of someone else. But I have only been sending in stories for somewhere around 12...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

I posted a picture on Facebook today of a wide angle view of the banquet hall and stage as I gave my acceptance speech at the WotF 35 gala. Here's the post that followed: For me, this picture never gets old. After 25 years of trying, I had made it to the Writers of the Future stage with my story &q...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

John Goodwin just wrapped up another podcast interview with me today. He said it shold be released tonight, I'll have to go look. This one focuses on what I've been doing after the workshop and gala ended, and advice on branding and marketing. But I also share some important points I learned in the...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revising an HM to make it a Winner
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Revising an HM to make it a Winner

I usually send in a new story but at times a revised one-like this next month. I think that includes two HMs. If so they did worse the second time.
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 400
Views: 15601

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

He does give out Honorable Mentions, SHMs, semi finalists for those who don't reach the finalist stage. So far if he doesn't like a story no one does. I have heard the statement about it just not being a good fit for wotF but its been too long, that is no comfort for me. I have sent almost every ty...
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

I decided to try another story since this one seems to be one I sent in twice. And I have a third story in mind if this second one turns out to be totally rejected twice.
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hmm, evidently I have already sent the story I thought of using, twice. I must like that story. Even with critiques it got no where-twice. So I decided to do a different story. Still an older one I sent in once-I think only once-hmm now I am not sure. Anyway need new readers.
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222893

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

disgruntledpeony wrote:Despite my protests to the contrary, I now find myself editing that story before submitting it to a newly available venue. wotf019



Know the feeling even though the comments don't happen often unless I send a story to BCS. You go get 'em. You can.
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 162
Views: 4957

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Got my Q4 tale done. Months ago. I already submitted it. Months ago. Nothing, yet I still like it and think it could fit in quite easily. But after, hopefully, a couple of critiques I can Improve it. I added a post in the Critique exchange but I ask here. We can trade critiques. We got time. One per...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

Got mine done already for 36 Q 4. Actually it was a story I sent in earlier but I like it, think it mighty fit in and so I will try it again. But it does need critiquing Somewhere around 6,500-ish. I will critique one of yours or two half sizes.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 243648

Re: Five Minute Rant

I used to do that and will again when I get back into the habit of sending out stories again, but I still get the need to vent sometimes.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18306

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congrats to those who have HMs SHMs and semi-finalists.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18306

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I am out completely again a complete rejection.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222893

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thinking about sitting and holding my breath. I have a story being held for consideration with an SFWA eligible market. Got one rejection from them and one hold. Eeek eeek eeeek. Exciting and lots of the mixed feelings. Hoping it will be selected, desperately trying to keep my feet realistically pl...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 21057

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-detective-thrillers-a-dying-planet New call from Flame Tree, guys! Detective Thrillers and A Dying Planet. As of this volume, they'll be paying 8 cents/word for new stories and 6 cents/word for reprints, so it's totally wort...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 400
Views: 15601

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

To continue then with my story: in 2012 I got rheumatoid arthritis, which basically feels like getting your ass kicked every day. The doctor’s treat that with chemo pills and opioids. So I didn’t skip the usual addiction. Also I was in the Marine Corps for 7 years. And I drank a lot. I haven’t had ...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

einstein36 wrote:Ahhh..everyone is in writing mode....'all quiet on the western front' :)



I should be in a writing mood but I am just a little-on other stuff since I have the next quarter already done.
by LDWriter2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 400
Views: 15601

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Which means more work and learning
by LDWriter2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 430

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

I hadn't noticed that many people gone. By nice if that many won, at least to finalist. Supposedly I am writing a new book, rewriting-not revising rewriting-one I just finished not so long ago. Hmm, this one may just be less than 50,000 words. I know which story I will do for 4, already done actuall...
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 400
Views: 15601

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I think you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to get published. It’s sucking all the pleasure out of it. I feel that when you write, the prose should make you feel good. Like you took a drug or something. Or exercised. Chances are nobody’s ever going to pay for working out, but generally peo...
by LDWriter2
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 400
Views: 15601

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I think you’re putting too much pressure on yourself to get published. It’s sucking all the pleasure out of it. I feel that when you write, the prose should make you feel good. Like you took a drug or something. Or exercised. Chances are nobody’s ever going to pay for working out, but generally peo...

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