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by LDWriter2
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Key learnings that make a difference!
Replies: 5
Views: 252

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...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

I use Safari but it worked fine a moment ago. I got on quickly without having to go to that extra page. We will see if that keeps up
by LDWriter2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

LDWriter2, I see you were in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10. Conga rats. I was in SNW 2, "Seventh Heaven." Wish there was still a venue like that, it was fun. You could join SFWA with that pro sale, associate membership. You can't vote on the Nebs, but you get a lot of free books from p...
by LDWriter2
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: Shunting me off

Finally choose to go through that all to get signed in Yes I double checked the allow cookies box is checked. Could it be something to do with allowing location services even though I haven't had problems with any other of the sites I go to and this one shouldn't need use of location services but wo...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

My story is going too slow. I still not sure if this is the story to send in. Unless something else comes to mind its going to be in the 3,000 to 5,000 range. And that is pushing it with what I have so far. And I am not sure about the try fail cycles. I have my MC working on a problem, but it's diff...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open. Oh dear! What can the matter be? Can't get stories in any categ'ry Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday Nobody knows I am there! I think it's a conspiracy They've sure all got it in for me Wait til I go and wi...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Shunting me off

This site is still shunting me off to the page that says I have made too many attempts to sign in and need to answer a question.


We are talking once in three days or so.
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Been working on the story. Hmmm, not quite sure on what my hero should do as a try fail sequence. I have two ideas. One is a bit different-I think.
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: beta reader for novel
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: beta reader for novel

Good morning, I might be able to help you. Would you mind first, telling me what you are looking for in a beta reader? And secondly, how quickly you are hoping to have it turned around? I hope to have a novel to the beta-reading stage in the next couple months and would like it if there's a bit of ...
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Annual 48 Hour Flash Fiction Contest (New Scientist)
Replies: 5
Views: 5954

Re: Annual 48 Hour Flash Fiction Contest (New Scientist)

Sounds Good. I have been doing a lot of flash in a day lately




And I checked out the urban fantasist too.
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

Still taking me to that page, saying there has been too many log on attempts even though I haven't been on for a day
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

I keep being sent to the extra page where it says I have exceeded the number of tries and I need to do something extra like figure some WotF judge's book.
by LDWriter2
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF33 Workshop & Gala
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: WotF33 Workshop & Gala

She was disappointed when. I told her I couldn't attend this year because of finances. Yes, I know it's free, but my time and gas aren't. Wonder how all the people in the Workshop are doing. We would need a hotel for one night and I would miss one day of work. I think even now we could handle gas a...
by LDWriter2
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 383

Re: Forum upgrade and fixes for Spring 2017

According to the list of who is on, at least one bot is.

But Hey I just realized Can we call Gator???
by LDWriter2
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: beta reader for novel
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: beta reader for novel

Good morning, I might be able to help you. Would you mind first, telling me what you are looking for in a beta reader? And secondly, how quickly you are hoping to have it turned around? I hope to have a novel to the beta-reading stage in the next couple months and would like it if there's a bit of ...
by LDWriter2
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF33 Workshop & Gala
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: WotF33 Workshop & Gala

I won't be there even boy does Joni want me there. wotf007 We usually have two weekend trips per year-one to coast and one to the mountains. We missed the coast one this year. For half a hour I thought maybe we could go to the gala since we missed the one trip. But no. My wife retried this year and ...
by LDWriter2
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

preston wrote:Hmm...something seems different 'round here. wotf017



Indeed.
Earlier I couldn't get on because they were working on the site and now this
by LDWriter2
Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Unless the story I sent to Flametree comes back in time, I may have a hard time making it in this quarter. I'd been procrastinating on editing, and then yesterday I ended up making a trip to the emergency room because of pain in my stomach and back (among other things). Long story short, I'm alrigh...
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

kentagions wrote:greenroom wrote:
Anyone else working on their entry this weekend?


Yup. Working on another new one. Long one. Finished outlining last Wednesday. Four thousand words so far.



Very good we need everyone to enter. Most people here have a good chance.
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm going to try. Have a piece that needs some reworking. And though it is a guilty pleasure, I actually managed to do some writing on my fanfiction the last two days. Yay! Words and creativity are flowing again. wotf008 very good you need to try this quarter. And that is much fun and satisfying wh...
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

greenroom wrote:Well, after screwing around with Mass Effect Andromeda all day, I'm finally cracking down and making some needed tweaks to my story before sending it off for a final critique.

Anyone else working on their entry this weekend?



Sounds good but kinda of late in the day wotf011
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: beta reader for novel
Replies: 4
Views: 153

beta reader for novel

Just got finished revising a new novel and I decided to see about having a beta reader or three with this one. But all of a sudden I am having problems finding one much less three. Anyone here be able to read over a novel for me? Very close to 76,000 words. This is a steampunk tale set in our time. ...
by LDWriter2
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I will be going with my idea. A familiar meme or plot but I am willing to believe that he will receive very few with this twist. Someone, somewhere probably has used it but again I am willing to believe that very few have.

Now for a title
by LDWriter2
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Hey! Nobody gets to mope around here unless I mope. The ******** are trying to take my country away from me again. Are we downhearted? No! Once more, into the breach dear friends, once more .... Finally refound this one. You got that but here we got people trying to take the country back from peopl...
by LDWriter2
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Using historical figures in a story
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Using historical figures in a story

As has been stated this has been done a few times with good results. I am reading two series with all types of historical characters, one even has a couple of made up ones like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. At the same time though do not follow the writers examples for both are on alt worlds. But I believ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Oh yes of course Hmmm, as of right now I may try to redo an earlier story but I might be able to come up with something different-at least in setting. I need a new Science Fiction so I can later sent it to Asimov's and Analog but a true fantasy could be good. Been while since I have done one. One in...
by LDWriter2
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I am in.


Shakes head and wotf017


Probably spent too much time on the opening, probably the wrong trope even though I tried a couple of twists but probably not twisted enough. Since that last one failed so badly...
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Went over my story one last time. Good thing too. There were more nitpicks than I thought there were and I decided to delete two small paragraphs that didn't seem to fit. And I took out those pesky mini, sparkly purple spotted flying unicorns. And one I liked but with the changes I made from the ori...
by LDWriter2
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10010

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The Grinder suggests this was a big wave. If my count is correct more than half of the logged entries were rejected last week. Bearing in mind that The Grinder is only used by a relatively small proportion of entrants and all of them take their writing seriously, I'd guess LD is right in suggesting...

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