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by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well, I say congrats to the one who has submitted after five years.

And to everyone else.

There are some good writers here who know what Dave has stated he wants so someone should get in, at least a bunch of semi-finalists from here.
by LDWriter2
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

As of yesterday I am in


Redone opening and all. I like the story and have already made it as good as I could. The opening is now better and shorted than the original one. I have solid descriptions and action. But so did I last time. And again this is my writing so...
by LDWriter2
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jeff Carlson has passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Jeff Carlson has passed away

RIP Sounds like a lost all the way around. It's especially sad for his family
by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Should I Feel Guilty?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Should I Feel Guilty?

Most probably not even though it could depend on how important they are.
by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I am done. I will send it in tomorrow night. Just to make sure I don't think of anything or remember something I need to change.
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Okay, I am finished. I may take one more look at the connecter from the old body and the new opening just to make sure I didn't miss anything, maybe go over one more scene while I am at it but that's it.
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well I know I'm not going to make it this quarter. Too many unexpected health problems that I'm still trying to deal with. Didn't even have the time or energy to write these last few months. Hopefully I can get back on track for the next quarter. It's a whole new year with 4 new chances to make it ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Okay, wrote out the new opening and did a bit of revising than connected the body to it. I hope that the rest of the story doesn't need much work-this time-as I think. I like this story, I think the basic idea is good and entertaining, I hope my writing agrees and is up to it. I would read it if wri...
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

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 t...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Wwwwwwiii Now I am not sure of two stories-I like both of them. One is SF and one is Fantasy which is all I will say about that. There were two more. One might cyberpunk but I would have to lengthen it and add inner turmoil. That last might not be bad anyway. The other one I am still not against but...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

In case anyone doubted it. This is official. It was bad as I thought: total zip
by LDWriter2
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just had the thought today that it would be something to get results before I even start with the revision, Sigh, way too soon to be anything except a total rejection. Well, I suppose it could be a HM but more than likely a complete failure again. Don't think I could have done any better with that...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Been doing other things like getting a novel ready for a proofreader-if I can find one. And revising yet another book. And a couple of short stories. And helping my wife with her dad. For the last three months or so his health has been failing. It started when he fell-I was with him-and couldn't get...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I submitted to Q3 back on the 28th of May. I like the story, my only problem is that I like it less than my Q2 submission and that one ended with a SHM. So I have my doubts that this story is going to win this for me. But then again.... who knows? These days I always doubt my stories. This one has ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

No work on it yet. Even during my two week writing vacation I did nothing on WotF. I did finish a novel-now to find an copy editor who doesn't charge too much. But then again I did have a beta reader look it over. And worked on the revision of another novel, did 7 crits for critters, a few flash and...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

we have the desk computer in a spare bedroom with a nice computer desk and comfortable chair. I do most of my writing there, to here. But at times I also use the kitchen table and my laptop. This is more comfortable though. My wife needs the computer too at times for her crafts business, so we have ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: LeVar Burton Reads
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: LeVar Burton Reads

No I haven't listen to it but for some adults that may not be a bad idea.
by LDWriter2
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 143
Views: 4018

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Got to start thinking on this one. I originally said I might redo an older story. But I thought of a new story but now not sure which idea I meant. There is one story I started a few months ago and just started to work on again, but I don't know how long-short story, novella, novelette or book. At l...
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just won first place with a story that had more than one significant typo. If your story is good and the typos/grammar errors aren't too distracting, I wouldn't worry about it. wotf007 Really!? That gives me hope haha. I finished reading mine and found a "to" instead of "too" ...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

People talk of being confident or not. I used to be but now, no matter how I feel about my story, I think I just have some hope I did enough things right.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Anyone else get the Welcome to WotF E-mail?

I don't recall that one before.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

disgruntledpeony wrote:wotf039 I HATE THIS STORY WITH THE FIERY PASSION OF A THOUSAND SUNS. wotf039

...

*sighs*

*keeps writing*




Raises one eyebrow "Fascinating"
by LDWriter2
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Mine is in. A little different from my usual-no masses of tiny sparkly purple flying unicorns jumping out to scare people, got tired describing them in every way possible. The crits helped with this one, but it is after all my writing. Someone on Q2 forum talked about being dark before dawn. A coupl...
by LDWriter2
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to make an excellent thesis papers from custom essay writing service for all students?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: How to make an excellent thesis papers from custom essay writing service for all students?

It's our fault really. I mean, nowadays kids can just walk in the house, drop their bags, and say: "Alexa: write my history paper on the socioeconomic differences between pre-Civil War rural American and post-Civil War African Americans in the South." Boom. Easy A. At least in collage stu...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Well, mine is done. I will wait until Sunday afternoon to send it in just in case something crystallizes during the night I remember a certain line was actually taken from a TV-movie etc or ??
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 178
Views: 52922

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Jeremyteg wrote:I just finished "Senlin Ascends," by Josiah Bancroft. A really cool, very weird steam-punk story involving the Tower of Babel. Probably the best self-published book I've read. I definitely recommend it!



I need to look for it, but I may have seen it someplace.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 55
Views: 6433

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

Anyone up for the 19th through 24th?




I used to run my stories through Critters but that never worked for me, even after three times so I quit sending in stories but I still like to crit stories so I do.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Thought I better get to work on my story but then I remembered I had gone over it already using the last crit. So I just need to go over once more to check things and off it goes. That could be Saturday evening.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Subbed, for the first time in a year. Not with the awesome story I got stuck writing halfway through, or the less awesome story I got incredible feedback that I can't execute on yet, but with something I've had and thought I couldn't use because [reasons]. I pulled it back out and addressed those r...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 12667

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Sigh. More work. Two people critted it and there were some contradictions. Without going into details one found a few things wrong and the other found many things wrong with the writing-to the point a rewrite might be best to fix it. One wanted a short action scene completely done away with and the ...

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