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by storysinger
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf042 busy, busy, busy.

When you look here just say hi. 42 to go.
by storysinger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm actually taking my anti-twitch medication right now. Cheers wotf011
by storysinger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6746

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congrats on the HM SueD wotf010 . Hang it on the wall over your writing station, with room for the next one of course. May your next story be even better.
by storysinger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6746

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Sorry you didn't win Bob. Coming this far on a story I fully would not expect to strike's Dave's fancy is a good feeling all on its own. After reading the latest anthology I don't think there is one style story Dave is looking for. A lot of diversity in this edition. Write what you like and send it ...
by storysinger
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

I can't say whether any contest winner has ever used a dictation app at the LA function; This is what I was wondering about. Should I make it to the LA function I'm sure my typing skills need to be better than they are now. When using dragon I must speak clearly with rhythm. My personal record for ...
by storysinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

Thank you for the info KD. It's a relief to know dictation devices are allowed. I still plan to learn to type better than I do at this time.
by storysinger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Hooked on the Dragon

The Dragon program. You talk, it types your words. I am the dreaded two-finger typist so I use it a lot. Has any contest winner ever used this at the LA function? In one of the email lessons Dave sends out he said a writer should be able to type. Uh-oh. I'm sure he meant without the dragon. So now a...
by storysinger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 457004

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Since this is the only reply I've received I'm pretty sure I'm not welcome. Thanks anyway. Apparently your arrival has synched with a changing of the guard ( one way of putting it). Some of the regulars have pro'd out and some have won and moved on. You have not been rejected (don't we all love tha...
by storysinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6746

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congratulations Bob. Hope you make the final three.
by storysinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 457004

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Dneldridge and Mark. Write on.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Congrats to everyone that entered. Here's to forumites getting a sweep of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

My guess would be between 2 to 5,000.

Thinking about one person reading at least a part of every one of the entries is mind boggling.

Factor in Dave reads every story that keeps his attention past page two.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6746

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

But honestly, the best way to figure out how to write a story that Dave likes is to read his blog on writing tips. Study those. Some are even directly about WOTF entries. There's the gold. Cheers! Very good advice. Everyone submitting to this contest would be wise to read these insights to Dave's t...
by storysinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Dustin Adams wrote:I shall write my best story for Q4, and let the chips fall where they may.


I second that. wotf024

It's been a while but I'm submitting again. I'm in for Q3 and I have something in the works for Q4.
by storysinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

For the first time in almost two years I am in. Good fortune to all.
by storysinger
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 457004

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum BLAlley. You are here so it is as it should be.

Welcome Alex, Shannon, Lorenzo, and anyone I've missed.


Enjoy wotf007 .
by storysinger
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17347

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Very uplifting story Preston. You are living proof that hard work and persistence pays off in the long run.
by storysinger
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 457004

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum karmstrong. Good luck with your entry.
by storysinger
Mon May 28, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf009 To all who have served to defend our way of life.
by storysinger
Mon May 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17347

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congrats on winning Sataris. I can't wait to read your story.
by storysinger
Mon May 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17347

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations on finally winning Preston. wotf010 I knew you had been posting on the forum for a while but I didn't know your background story. Your success is one more inspiring event to help me get back to writing. Lately I had become caught up with rejectomancy to the point of completely neglec...
by storysinger
Thu May 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

May the Fourth be with you. wotf011
by storysinger
Wed May 02, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Watching the gala in LA was a breath of fresh air. I have a renewed interest in writing a story to submit for this quarter.
by storysinger
Tue May 01, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Cinco de Mayo approaches.
by storysinger
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Reject Rejectomancy!
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Reject Rejectomancy!

About a year and a-half ago I submitted what I thought was the best story I'd ever written. I thought it had everything it needed; the five senses, strong character interaction, strong plot, an emotional ending. Until the very end I thought it would definitely be accepted. Alas, it was a rejection t...
by storysinger
Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Here's to hoping all of you have an awesome day with plenty of bounty.
by storysinger
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hope you get well soon Martin. Some time in the near future 29 will surpass 5000 wotf003 .

Stating the obvious.
by storysinger
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wulf Moon wrote:Ribbit.


A new sentence to work with.

The sound the frog lodged in the throat of the dying wolf made.
by storysinger
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 957437

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

99 to go.
by storysinger
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?
Replies: 13
Views: 950

Re: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?

Why not try doing NaNoWriMo in November? I started doing that 3 years ago and look forward to writing my fourth novel this year. Write for joy. On the first day of November I will sit at my laptop and begin a story. I thought about creating an outline to follow but I really like experiencing the jo...

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