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by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 294
Views: 11633

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

There are strange things happening in the world. I got home tonight and there was a message my machine. It was Joni! She called to say that she knows she sent me my semi-finalist email, and she wanted to congratulate me. Then she said she has even better news for me. Turns out, one of the finalists...
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 294
Views: 11633

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Boy my memory must have gotten off. I thought I had received a rejection for this one already. Because of that I am not sure which story I sent in for this one either. But anyway I blew it, a total miss. I looked for the story but can't find one that it would be. Came back to say, oh probably that s...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1130
Views: 209280

Re: Five Minute Rant

It had been so long I forgot. The system that Analog, Asimov's and the two mystery mag, use for the online submissions does not like my version of .doc files. It always says it's too long no matter how short the story. With Asimov's I can use .rtf but my current WP doesn't do that format. I have an ...
by LDWriter2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1130
Views: 209280

Re: Five Minute Rant

Just wanted to say that I responded a day ago, but must have clicked the wrong button because it isn't here. Or it showed up on another thread. But among other things I said Thanks for the response.
by LDWriter2
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 595
Views: 224677

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Just wanted to say I have a new book out Still can not figure out how to do a picture. But everything you need to know is here. New book: an exciting tale of adventure and suspense Meet Kara Stronggear, a very young member of the cadre of Couriers. She thinks she has what it takes to be one. After ...
by LDWriter2
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

AmytheAuthor wrote:. Constantly writing in my mind, rarely getting it typed up.



For years that is how I wrote. I hardly ever typed out anything. A couple(literally) of times I tried I got stuck on which way the story should go, then it became too much like work.
by LDWriter2
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 500

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Okay, I'll be doing it. And I think the story has been written already. A new one, never sent out.

I said I think because I still will be writing short stories and its possible that I will write one I I like better before the middle of June.
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1130
Views: 209280

Re: Five Minute Rant

Been while since I have been here. I have been busy with Indie publishing books and writing them. And writing a few very short stories to pictures. All are under 600 words but many are 200 to 400 words. A couple around 100. Anyway, still learning to write and all that, which brings me to something I...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Three short stories needing a grammar check
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Three short stories needing a grammar check

An unusual request As some of you may know, because I have complained about, I have gotten out of the habit of sending out stories. Well, I have three right now that at least one editor likes, even though he isn't buying right now. So all three probably needs a grammar check and I and asking if anyo...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 37
Views: 964

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Since for many reasons I haven't been hanging around here on the forum I didn't know who from here got to me on the show tonight. I caught one guy with long hair who mentioned the forum but they don't put up the names long enough to get more than a glance at them. Thought there might be more activit...
by LDWriter2
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 83
Views: 2827

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Okay, I am in.


Thanks to two people here my story has improved. But like usual is it enough? Have to wait and see.
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Rules of Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Rules of Writing

Hmm, I have gathered a few over the years. Use active sentences, not passive sentences, use all five human senses in every major scene and intro and make sure the MC is changed some how, usually but not always use Show not Tell.
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critiques by Ishmael
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Always happy to help, Louis. Punt it over. I haven't punted yet because someone took a look at my story and sent a bunch of suggestions. I wanted to fix those things first. Then I got involved with my soon-to-be released novel and now I need to spend quality time on my story this week. Depending on...
by LDWriter2
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1130
Views: 209280

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: 5
Views: 304

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: 181

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: 185
Views: 59036

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: 181

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: 83
Views: 2827

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: 83
Views: 2827

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: 83
Views: 2827

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: 459

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 294
Views: 11633

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: 15214

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: 15214

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.

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