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by LDWriter2
Sun May 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2677

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Sigh, my story's plot took a bit of a left turn but that's okay. Now it's more inner conflict than outer but I still need a try-fail cycle.
by LDWriter2
Sun May 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2677

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I don't think anyone could predict what would happen next in my Q2 entry. I didn't know as I was writing it! But my Q3 ideas are too predictable. Think I need to start again. Predictable delivered in a unique way with characters people care about can work very well (in my opinion at least). I've en...
by LDWriter2
Sat May 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2677

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:Hey! Enough of that negativity!

I've got faith in you both. Go forth and be awesome.



Well, I keep writing and improving but no one else, except a couple of fans of my short stories, seems to think I am. Could happen though.
by LDWriter2
Mon May 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 838594

Re: Success!

MiloMinderbinder wrote:My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html




Not sure if you were here when I used to come here all the time but I add my Congrats too.
by LDWriter2
Mon May 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2677

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I said I would be here more often after we switched internet providers but even though that took longer than we thought I have just been plain forgetting to come here since we switched. But something reminded me of this forum tonight. I am working on a story for Q3. I decided to do a scene that kept...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2677

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Hmm, nothing yet, unless I redo that story I wanted to do last quarter that I didn't finish. I mean rewrite it with the same basic plot. But there are a dozen or so stories I could send in, they probably need just some work each. (Sigh) probably need more than some work.
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 157
Views: 4831

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Good luck in your move, LDW2 (sounds like I'm addressing a droid)! Hope it goes well and nothing breaks in transit. Congrats getting your Q2 in. May the Force be ever in your favor . . . or something like that. Thanks. My initials and that I am a writer too. Actually a private joke meaning I am the...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I had asked something a while back about previous rejections but now I know the answer. A rejection-complete of course.
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, Heard about Dave's heart attack and all that. Therefore there will be delays with the results. Okay, under the circumstances I have no problem with. But did he send out some rejections before the heart attack? I remember a rejection, maybe, for quarter one. Maybe I am remembering the previous ...
by LDWriter2
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, Heard about Dave's heart attack and all that. Therefore there will be delays with the results. Okay, under the circumstances I have no problem with. But did he send out some rejections before the heart attack? I remember a rejection, maybe, for quarter one. Maybe I am remembering the previous q...
by LDWriter2
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 157
Views: 4831

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Sent mine in today. But I am moving this weekend, so by offline for the weekend. I will have to change my phone number. I put in my new address but haven't changed phone numbers yet. And no to a cell phone. By changing servers too but I might be able to keep my e-mail address for a while. And haven'...
by LDWriter2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 157
Views: 4831

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Just came back to say that I may have started the story. I just finished the opening so we shall see how it goes from here.
by LDWriter2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too. I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal. ...
by LDWriter2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail.


Congrats and Good Luck!
wotf010



Thank you
by LDWriter2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 157
Views: 4831

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Hmm start thinking. I want to do one that is different from the one I submitted just now. I am doing one for another contest. Or do a revised version of one I have written already. As I said Thinking.
by LDWriter2
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail. I am glad I went over it once more. Found a couple of repeated words and left over words plus I think I made a couple of sentences more understandable. And thinking of the no name thing I almost forgot to format the manuscript correctly. But go...
by LDWriter2
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

My story is finished and revised. As I said before it is significantly longer than I expected. Maybe I can get my wife to look it over after I spell check it. Even though we are busy cleaning our house getting it ready to sell.
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, I lied in my last post. I decided that I wanted to finish that story and I just did. It's longer than I had anticipated. I had problems with the ending. All of the ways of doing it sounded too cliche or well used. I wanted a twist but couldn't quite come up with one. I ended up going sideways a...
by LDWriter2
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, need to finish it tomorrow so I can revise it. But if not I do have another story or two that have been revised I could use. I was going to say two but one is kinda of short. So it's one new story but there are a couple of notes old tales and one or two other new stories I haven't done anything...
by LDWriter2
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

If I may add something to this latest discussion. I agree with Wulf. I have been working on getting the human senses in the setting for a couple of years. I like think I am getting that down in the first writing but sometimes I forget a couple, sometimes I find that before I finish the story. I go b...
by LDWriter2
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15602

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: 29
Views: 4718

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: 29
Views: 4718

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: 311
Views: 15458

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: 537
Views: 15602

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: 311
Views: 15458

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: 311
Views: 15458

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: 311
Views: 15458

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: 537
Views: 15602

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: 4979
Views: 1000895

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I agree

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