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by LDWriter2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Sigh. I had to rearrange my story somewhat. I redid some of the opening, putting in some hints about what comes later, and including fixing a location problem I hadn't realized I put in. I mean where my MC was standing-which is all I will say about that. Still not completely sure about the the part ...
by LDWriter2
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 27
Views: 4017

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

Usually I have an idea, sometimes get most of the story, sometimes not, and I start writing. At times I wrestle with the opening sometimes I procrastinate-like I am doing now-other stories and it all pretty much flows.
by LDWriter2
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 27
Views: 4017

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

1. Have idea 2. write story (3. Submit to Beta readers) (4. Revise story) 5. Enter WotF 6. Wait 7. Receive HM (usually, of late) 8. Read story / Realise how badly written story was 9. Re-write story 10. Make sale (sometimes)! Yeah, number eight happens almost every time I look at any story I've wri...
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congrats to Brittany the finalist and congratulations to Wulf the Second placer
by LDWriter2
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Not to be contrary, but saying all agents are bad is like saying all writers are good. ~Moon~ I agree. Some of the newer ones have changed-working more for the publishers and not their clients-and some have played games with how much the writer actually made but still of course there are good ones....
by LDWriter2
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

It's never a failure when you send out a story to a market. It's an accomplishment. Send this one to another market, and go write your next. : ) ~Moon~ Hmm, second time typing this one out. First never showed. Anyway, been sending them in too long for me to count sending it in as much. Last quarter...
by LDWriter2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congrats to those who received HMs, SHMs and higher
by LDWriter2
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I am totally out. I thought it would not get far because of the type of story it is but I was hoping for a HM. Nothing though, so another failure.
by LDWriter2
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I have halted writing my story until I finish my NaNo novel. I would have time to finish it in Dec since it is almost finished. Even though there is still the possibility that I will revise an older story I think would fit better. In either case though I may still work on the first story this month ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4974
Views: 969967

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I agree
by LDWriter2
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

RSchibler wrote:Last year results came out Nov 6. It's twitch time!


which might be one reason I thought 3's results were for 4
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, writing one story I had the opening scene to. Decided it could be the one I send in. But I am stuck. I know what I want for the next scene but the bridge to it is off somehow. I do not feel right about what I wrote and am thinking of writing. I think I did something that went against what I fir...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I saw the E-mail for the 3rd quarter, forgot for a moment which one I was entered in and thought "Already they are sending out rejections," but it hit me that that was the Third quarter the one I did not enter. Broke my run too.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 202303

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my second personal rejection from F&SF this morning. It's nice that I'm getting closer, but as I near 50 rejections for 2018 (I know, still a n00b) the hamster wheel is starting to feel more like a treadmill every day. So close, but close don't cut it. wotf017 Onwards! Not bad and I know ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Yes, but can she type?
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Yes, but can she type?

Hmm, can any of them type? Obviously Scotty could but how many others?
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Space Force
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Space Force

We will need one some day, especially if part of their job is to find and catalogue space junk. Don't know if this is that day or not. So I agree that the basic idea is sound.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

To me it seems there must be a huge range of quality in HMs, but they are all at a publishable level.. I remember reading somewhere that HMs are stories that are close to publishable but have a missing element, such as theme. It makes sense that HMs would have a wide range of quality if some storie...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Life does get in the way. But writing finds a way. Hang in there, Dustin!


I say the something.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 47
Views: 1421

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, just been sort of thinking of what story I wanted to do. Today I decided to decide. Been wanting to do cyberpunk but I am still not sure enough to attempt one. Need to read more of them. Anyway I did start a story. Not sure if it is the one for the contest though. We shall see how it comes off....
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 202303

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Finally I can post something here. Sent in a very short story to one market. Got back a reply that basically said I almost made it. My story was among those that made it through to the final choice.They think my writing is good and stated in stronger terms than usual to send in another story, Only o...
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9262

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just sent in my story for this quarter
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3800

Re: writing books

Not sure of a favorite. I read "On Writing" two books by Card. Self editing for Fiction Writers even though that isn't specifically about writing. Hmm, maybe my favorite is the continual Daily Kicks by Dave.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Rejection

Hi folks. I am hoping to get some fresh eyes on my Q2 rejection. I didn’t take the rejection well and every time I open the document I want to delete every other word. Before I send it out on sub I’d really like some feedback about why maybe it didn’t work. I really believe in this story and want i...
by LDWriter2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Magic in the 4th

But oops, I still have last quarter's story to send in. Hmmm,
by LDWriter2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Magic in the 4th

Hmm, I do have ideas I could do, along these lines, but haven't decided yet. Hmm, actually there is an old story I could redo. I like that story and I am not sure if I have ever seen quite that twist on the subject before. Not that that means there aren't any stories with my twist.
by LDWriter2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10877

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Maybe I will send it to F&SF and one other, if neither buys it then to next quarter
by LDWriter2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10877

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm out. Just realized I completely failed to do the last revision Saturday and send it in, even though I never got that last critique back-in that case it would have been a quick look over. We buried my Father-in-Law and I was busy with my wife's family. Still could have done it though, except it t...
by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8691

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Another one lost-totally.

And I too received two rejections
by LDWriter2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222400

Re: Five Minute Rant

For F&SF, there's no correlation between getting a personal comment and getting closer to an acceptance..... All that being said, even if you've only ever received one-day rejections of "didn't grab me," that doesn't mean he won't buy your next story. :) Still would be nice to get one...
by LDWriter2
Wed May 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New type of shorter story
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: New type of shorter story

Yes it is. I must have thought I didn't need to say that here-I was in a hurry.

Could you PM your e-maill address to make sure I have it?

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