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by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1126
Views: 203401

Re: Five Minute Rant

Been a while since I have been here. Mainly because I haven't been sending out stories. And that is what this rant is about. Got half a dozen new stories with one to three times they have been sent out, but I am so far out of the habit I just don't think about it when I have the time. Ugh, I know my...
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critiques by Ishmael
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Critiques by Ishmael

I could use another check over on mine between 6,000 and 6,600 words. And it is sort of, kind of, well its just plain speculative.
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Story for Q2 Volume 35 needs exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Story for Q2 Volume 35 needs exchange

I'll be down for an exchange in a week or so. Started working on my Q2 sub in earnest and should have something ready by then. Hmm, just saw I had responses here. The site is suppose to send me an E-mail when that happens-or does it send E-mails still? Anyway, I have one person to look over my stor...
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 181
Views: 56628

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Right now I'm reading the third book in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I absolutely loved the first 2 and this is growing to be one of my favorite series of all time. I'm going to continue reading Sanderson books after this, apparently they're all connected. I like that series too but I ...
by LDWriter2
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Story for Q2 Volume 35 needs exchange
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Story for Q2 Volume 35 needs exchange

This thread doesn't have any new posts but I figure I would give it a try anyway.


A 5500 to 6999 word spec story could use a check over.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

rachelwrites wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote: Start hammering! : )



I'm hammering now! Rolling along with this draft. It's pretty terrible but I don't care because I'm having fun again wotf008



That is good.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Okay, just redid the opening a bit for that story I thought about resubmitting. Found some repeat words I should have replaced earlier. Moved a sentence closer to the first paragraph and split up a rather long one and one or two are clearer now.



wotf017
by LDWriter2
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Hmm thought about redoing the opening of one story Dave recently rejected another editor thought the story worked for him. Most of been a reason Dave rejected so completely in the opening I am assuming.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Developmental Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Developmental Editor

I know of some editors even though they cost. I could give you E-mail or web pages addresses. But I have need for a beta reader or two. One for a novel just sitting there for a month or two, revised and everything, and one for a novel I will be finishing very shortly, if I can get the very end the w...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Beth Powers wrote:I heard from Joni yesterday, and she said I'm all set for this quarter!



Good, there is room for quite a few of us here.
by LDWriter2
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I am officially in
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

First time I had to send it in via E-mail too. I found it closed at 4:08 PM Pacific Time. I used the same address as Morgan. Never did get it back from my beta reader. He turned out to be exceptionally busy. But as it turns out that was okay. I did some major revising on the first three to four page...
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

My personal rejection from him was the same, and I keep it in my email inbox for when I'm feeling like a fraud. If one of the big editors could take time to give me feedback, I shouldn't give up, neh? I would be interested if there was something special about that signature too! Hmm, I need to get ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

My story is still at the beta reader's I may have to jut redo it myself and send it in.
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Been awhile since I was here. But I did NaNo and thirty short stories.

My story for this quarter is at a beta reader and since I rushed the ending a little I suspect it might need some work-as if the whole thing won't need significant work
by LDWriter2
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well well congrats to the finalist Jficke13 and any semis-finalists I missed
by LDWriter2
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

So they are sending other responses besides just Rs,


So congrats to the HMs and SHMs there seems to be a fair amount of them so far which is as it should be here now for some to get further.
by LDWriter2
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well, another total lost


He didn't like that new opening either.
by LDWriter2
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 125
Views: 4495

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Hmm, the other day I was thinking of this next quarter. I am working on the story for it. I may or may not use. Actually I also had the thought to use a flash tale I write recently and add to it. With more details in the back story and deeper into the MC's mind and something else maybe so.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

Hmm, everywhere? Pictures are a major inspiration. Other stories, even novel length ones. Sometimes an idea will just pop into my head. Usually when that happens it is one scene and I need to do what led up to that scene and what comes after, if anything. Rare times a dream. Rare also is sometimes a...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?
Replies: 13
Views: 545

Re: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?

I do both, at the same time. Of course some have less time than I do, and some would rather just do one or the other, but I have enough time each quarter to work on both. Sometimes the stories get put down for a while to finish the novel and also the other way around.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

So... it's Thursday! The first Thursday I've felt like we might have a chance of seeing results. Probably way too soon, right? Ha ha! This is probably one of those things where you're hoping you DON'T see an email this early, right? Because the rejections are probably the first ones to get notified...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

JVAshley wrote:
amoskalik wrote:It's been almost a year since I worried about Thursdays... it's good to be back in the game!

Me Too, Amoskalik!
Exciting, except I'm out of practice. Better start stretches before the twitching starts. wotf018
Darn It! Too late



Oh oh cramps in your twitcher combined with soreness.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11636

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: 285
Views: 11636

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: 375

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: 182

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: 285
Views: 11636

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: 285
Views: 11636

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: 285
Views: 11636

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 ...

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