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by liz
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Congratulations Elinor, that's exciting! And you're absolutely right, we should never take rejection from a single market as commentary on the quality of our work--or even from several markets. Everyone is looking for something, and if our work doesn't fit its not goin' in regardless of how well wri...
by liz
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie writer's web pages
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Re: Indie writer's web pages

I haven't set up a publishing website but I've heard of others who have and found it useful. Here's some thoughts: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1810 http://selfpublishingadvice.org/should-self-published-authors-create-their-own-publishing-imprints/ One question is, do you jus...
by liz
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Prose Style
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Prose Style

amoskalik wrote:15 minutes is enough time to connect with the characters, but to create that connection AND tell a complete story in that time takes a bit more talent than I've managed to muster as yet. A worthy endeavor, however.


Very good point! And, me too.
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 5314

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

Some exciting stuff going on here!
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: Creative Practice

Creative practice: Look-back fever: I'm a plotter. Plotting speeds my efforts, but there's a danger of becoming overly analytical; writing a sentence and immediately editing it or constantly checking my plot outline. Look-back fever kicks the little creative guy out of the driver's seat in favor of...
by liz
Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Prose Style
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Prose Style

I think it does have a lot to do with pacing and tension both. As a reader, I find myself on the outside of short stories more often, sort of watching it unfold as an observer rather than feeling like a 'part' of the story, or like I'm experiencing it through the character's eyes. Perhaps my persona...
by liz
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Prose Style
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Prose Style

Lol don't worry Aaron, I haven't read DaVinci Code yet either ;) Some good thoughts, guys. I hadn't really thought about it at the level of sentence length, I'll have to go through a few today and make some comparisons. It does look more like storytelling than style--choosing what to include, why to...
by liz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Wow, lots of great stuff going on here while I was gone. Congrats guys!
by liz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Prose Style
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Re: Prose Style

That's an interesting perspective Kent, thank you! I think you may be right that what I'm hitting is more exposition than 'style,' so thanks for clarifying the topic! For me at least, there's a definite qualitative difference in how a short story is told vs a novel. They 'read' differently, they 'fe...
by liz
Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Prose Style
Replies: 16
Views: 2051

Prose Style

Hi all! I've been gone from the board for a couple of months thanks to an unexpected surgery. Everything's fine now, but needless to say I haven't done much writing! Nano went out the window, revisions on my novel dropped to a pleasant pace of 0.0% per day, and I didn't submit to WotF or anybody els...
by liz
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

alpha wrote:My story, "Adroit," is live in The Theian Journal. It was an HM here.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017J9LPG2


Very nice wotf010
by liz
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: Creative Practice

Perhaps a trilogy? But where is the speculative fiction element? Well, I am speculating when or if I will hear from the publisher whose has had my story "Crucible Steel" for 201 days. wotf012 Oh man that's too long! The publishing industry is a crucible in itself. Hang in there! Pressure ...
by liz
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: Creative Practice

Pressure is but the crucible which...leaves me unable to finish this analogy. Just as well. Harrumph. If we're talking about steel making, there is no abnormal pressure in a crucible. The process was invented by Benjamin Huntsman in Sheffield, Yorkshire in the mid-18th century. Sadly for him he fai...
by liz
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

s_c_baker wrote:My story "Fugue in a Minor Key," which I think was an HM at one point, is in this month's issue of Galaxy's Edge: http://galaxysedge.com/n11.htm


Congratulations Stewart! Great story wotf013
by liz
Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: Creative Practice

I get a lot of ideas for premises, characters, themes, and setups from watching television pilots. I totally liken what we do here to writing pilots. I mean, we have to introduce characters, our world, our universe, then combine them all with a cool plot, rising tension, and something unique/never ...
by liz
Sat Oct 31, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest

Good luck stewart :)
by liz
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Thanks guys! Drabbles are fun wotf007
by liz
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Congratulations dustin and jeeohn and aaron! First paycheck, awesome. First humor, also awesome. First pro-level acceptance. Awesome. Good stuff is happening around here! I recently received my first fictional paycheck as well...or rather, paycheck for fiction (grin) Behold, a drabble: http://speckl...
by liz
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Congratulations Rebecca! wotf010
by liz
Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Very nice Aaron, Ishmael! Some inspiring things happening around here wotf013
by liz
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 210622

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Nice work George! First one off the ground is always exciting wotf010
by liz
Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest
Replies: 8
Views: 1346

Re: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest

amoskalik wrote:I signed up. Sounds like fun.


Ditto
by liz
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:My second drabble was published Tuesday:
http://specklit.com/blog/2015/09/29/down-time/


Congratulations!
by liz
Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2349
Views: 404334

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Wow, lot's of new people! Welcome everyone, this is a good place to be wotf007
by liz
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

I hit the USA Today bestseller list just about two weeks ago. That was kind of awesome :) Bestseller list: mind wotf039 As for me, I've got a surreal, Heroes sorta take on literature that's up today at Every Day Fiction I was hoping for a release on the 24th when the new season starts . Alas, I'm t...
by liz
Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:37 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Re: Creative Practice

Some great insights. Analyzing reading is a great idea, I haven't done it in awhile but I'm reading some pretty great stuff just now so I might start taking notes. It's interesting how often freeing the mind seems to play a role. Space for reflection, in the car, in the shower, in a library, etc. So...
by liz
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Creative Practice
Replies: 24
Views: 3878

Creative Practice

I sat in on a lecture earlier this year on 'creative practice.' In that context, this meant the particular set of approaches that a writer uses to open up their minds to new ideas, explore their voice, spark their creativity, and do creative research. Responding to writing prompts in order to get th...
by liz
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

Congratulations guys :) Some awesome stuff happening!
by liz
Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

Thanks for the encouragement you guys. Three rejections in 48 hours left me feeling pretty down. I know, I know. It's part of it, and since I'm just starting out, it's going to be a long road. That's okay. I'm willing to walk it. It just left me a little blue is all. My rejections for 2015 just hit...
by liz
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3838
Views: 697644

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:Congrats, Dustin!!! wotf007

Liz, I hope you did have a good time! I'd really no idea where Nea Kallikratia is, I had to Google it -- but I saw it's in Halikidiki and I know that's supposed to be nice wotf008


It was great George thanks wotf007 Very sunny!

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