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by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

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 ...
by LDWriter2
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 252
Views: 9296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I blew it again totally but this time I at least half way expected it since I thought the used a lot meme might not have enough of a twist for him. But then again it may have been more the writing with my overdone opening.
by LDWriter2
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Wow,


Right now I may redo another older stories. There are a few that I like and think the basic story is good.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Yesterday I cut 500 words from my story. I'm a putter-inner, not a taker-outer. Feels strange, like, where did the words go? I try to be a cutter, but every time I try to edit this story it gets longer. I'm up to about 5k now, although I need to rewrite my entire first scene so that may change dras...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How to Optimize your Business Online
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: How to Optimize your Business Online

jficke13 wrote:It was a strange twist of fate that those souls on the WotF forum were the first to realize Skynet had become self aware... they were not, unfortunately, the last.



wotf007
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How to Optimize your Business Online
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: How to Optimize your Business Online

Jeremyteg wrote:Oh my god, the bots are talking to each other!



Well, cell phones can be set up to talk to each other so why not this??????
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How to Optimize your Business Online
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: How to Optimize your Business Online

RSchibler wrote:There's got to be some Turing Test material there. wotf019




Yeah
by LDWriter2
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 6
Views: 872

Re: Frozen

Another idea to add to the dress and song and magic is that it seems to be about Elsa. Anna might be the main character but the story isn't about her. Elsa is the one who needs help and saving.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Having finished my novel, I decided to try and crank out a story before midnight June 30. Sounds rational, right? wotf019 If anyone is still interested in a first x# swap or a whole story swap, I'd be interested. Story should be finished (first draft) this week sometime. Me too. I will be finished ...
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 174
Views: 49316

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Finished Uprooted now reading Firebird by Jack McDevitt

and Last Wish the first Witcher novel
by LDWriter2
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

My story is done and revised. I still need to spell check it and edit it and I will probably make some minor changes while doing both but its done.
by LDWriter2
Mon May 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Well, I worked more on my revision. But didn't send it any stories. For a couple of different reasons but one was that I was trying to make a file smaller for Analog. Sigh Nothing worked so that was a waste of time. Thing is I sent it in already somehow. But they had problems with the file which pro...
by LDWriter2
Mon May 29, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finally working on the revision. Taking me a bit longer though, Twice now I started to fall asleep while working on it, so after fighting it for a while I quit. And tonight I want to send out some stories.
by LDWriter2
Sat May 27, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 252
Views: 9296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

So more waiting?????????


It will be sooner than expected though.
by LDWriter2
Sat May 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finally started the revision. Already changed things in the opening three times. This time though I won't be spending so much time on an opening-if its not what he wants wotf017 Or so I hope. But today I am procrastinating more than usual for two reasons. I ran out of social media to spend time on s...
by LDWriter2
Sun May 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 174
Views: 49316

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Reading and enjoying Uprooted by Naomi Novik.
by LDWriter2
Fri May 19, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Got yard and other stuff to do but I need to at least start on the revision tomorrow and Sunday,


And I did redo some of that Very short piece I referenced last post. Thought about a good change today at work but forgot it of course. But I changed something anyway. I think it reads better.
by LDWriter2
Fri May 19, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 252
Views: 9296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm finding it so hard to write this quarter! I've been experimenting with short short stories (usually mine are 10,000 plus words) and fantasy this quarter, which I've never tried before. Consequently, I've had two stories get ripped apart on Critters. So...yeah, not feeling great about my writing...
by LDWriter2
Thu May 18, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

wrote a story for another contest tonight: a much smaller one in more ways than one. wotf011 Thought about sending it in tonight but can't shake the feeling I need to let it sit for a while just to make sure I don't come up with a new idea and have to change something. I hope to go over my WotF stor...
by LDWriter2
Wed May 17, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Hmm, amazingly enough I think I just finished my story. I wasn't sure how to end it, I still had three ways to go, and I needed the very end. But I decided to look at the story not just think about it. I added a few sentences and, whoa, maybe what is the perfect ending. I typed sixty-five words at m...
by LDWriter2
Thu May 11, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 19
Views: 1200

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

Dustin Adams wrote:
dale_carothers wrote:I see & hear stuff in my head.

Should I worry about you, my friend? wotf019




One famous writer said something along the lines of "Of course I have arguments with imaginary characters, I am a writer"
by LDWriter2
Sun May 07, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Still shorter than my usual but I no longer am concerned with it being too short for David.

I have three try-fail cycles which I think I may work on a bit more, I think I have figured out how my character will change. I was a bit concerned about that.
by LDWriter2
Sun May 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 252
Views: 9296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Ishmael wrote:I don't think this is the first pass for this particular kick. Pretty sure it's recycled. Nevertheless he probably is on his first pass.



Could be both.

He may keep seeing the same problems so he just used an old post to express that.
by LDWriter2
Sat May 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Sigh

I have three endings. I need to decide which one. I said three but I have a feeling its not a certain one. But I need an ending-I mean the very end-for the other two.
by LDWriter2
Sat May 06, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 252
Views: 9296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

hlreinhold wrote:Nice #WritingTips email from Dave today. I hope it means he's already got stuck in to judging this quarter.




Is that the one where he states reasons for rejecting stories?
by LDWriter2
Mon May 01, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Almost finished. Now I want to finish it. If I get myself to just write it could be done tomorrow night.

Shortest story I have sent in in years. Which isn't saying much since most of them have been over 15,000 words and one or two right up to the max.
by LDWriter2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 96
Views: 3276

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Mine is going but so slow, My fault. There are persona"inside type" reasons but I need to get it going this weekend
by LDWriter2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 14
Views: 385

Re: Dialogue

Do you receive Dave's Kick in the Pants? They are his "daily" comments on writing. He may have one on dialogue even though many of the suggestions here are good. Which is why I won't add mine since it would be a repeat.
by LDWriter2
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: Shunting me off

I said this on the other post but I should say it here too.

It all works as it is suppose to now.
by LDWriter2
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Key learnings that make a difference!
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: Key learnings that make a difference!

Two things-at least I hope they a difference in my writing. They do by a couple of events, Anyway using the five human senses from the pov of the main character And working at getting down deep into my characters psychic. At least three of my favorite writers do that and I think it is one reason the...

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