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by amoskalik
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 79
Views: 2223

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

You and me, Stephanie. Four entries in 35! I may have only one in all of 34. That's not good... I've been obsessed with political stuff for over a year and it's killed my creativity. Real life is an unwelcome balm to the fire of the muse. Once I work out how to stop obsessively checking the news ea...
by amoskalik
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: RIP Dr Pournelle
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: RIP Dr Pournelle

Very sad news. Thanks for sharing.
by amoskalik
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I really like this one so far. 90% done with the first draft. Of course I started writing a year ago.
by amoskalik
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11303

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

At least you three didn't have to twitch for long. Finalist is awesome! I hope to be like you someday wotf007
by amoskalik
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

katsincommand wrote:Hey guys I've got a story out in Fireside today.

https://firesidefiction.com/feeding-mr-whiskers


Nice one. Brings back memories of my Dad's Frankenstein kite that hung on our basement wall. I could've used a light-saber or two back then.
by amoskalik
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11303

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Congrats Finalists. How about a 1,2,3 forum sweep? And congrats to everyone else who placed or even entered (I hate not having entered. But I'm in Q4!)
by amoskalik
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

Wow, I go away a few days... Congrats George and Philip! I'm having a slow year so far, but that is largely my own fault. Very few submissions because all my unsold stories are stuck in limbo somewhere and I'm too lazy to get them unstuck. But over the weekend I had four rejections, so four new subm...
by amoskalik
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

historythatneverwas wrote:
Interstellar stuntman Eddy fell from a holographic helicopter to Hornblower's head.


Interstellar stuntman Eddy fell from a holographic helicopter to Hornblower's amusement.
by amoskalik
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

I hope you enjoy it Aaron. Some way left field of my normal work these days. N.B. Everyone else - Today is the last day for the free download (see above). And in other news: (Drum Roll. Fanfare of Trumpets. Clash of cymbals. Writer enters to frantic applause while dainty damsels cast carnations bef...
by amoskalik
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 79
Views: 2223

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I'm in. For the first time this year. Phew. It only took nine months to write this one.
by amoskalik
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

I'm pleased to announce that my short story The Ship of Theseus has been published in the August 2017 edition of Phantaxis Magazine. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fg%2Bx7yHGL.jpg I'm very fond of this story, in which an undercover cop in a dystopian future San Francisco discove...
by amoskalik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:Ineffectual intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic helicopter on Mother's bed.


Ineffectual intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic helicopter on Mother's head.
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Galen wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic snake on our bed


(I believe that means we have now changed every word at least once)


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic snake on Mother's bed.
by amoskalik
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the holographic snake on our bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from the holographic snake on our bed.
by amoskalik
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Galen wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake under our bed.
by amoskalik
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MattDovey wrote:
Forever flabby birds lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Forever flabby Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.
by amoskalik
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

Time is more important to me than space. I find I write best in the morning and for a relatively small amount of time (45 minutes to an hour), so I write from 6 AM to 7 AM before going to work. My desk and computer is in my bedroom and no one is around to bother me at that time of day so it works ou...
by amoskalik
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:
Even flabby birds squawked at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Forever flabby birds squawked at the spooky snake under our woodshed.
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

Jeremyteg wrote:My story, The Broken Karwaneer, is now free to read on Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Check it out: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/ ... karwaneer/


Wow. Great story. The ending is very profound.
by amoskalik
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:The flabby birds balked at the speckled donut on the dock.


The flabby birds balked at the speckled donut under the dock.
by amoskalik
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

Congratulations Jeremy! Apparently story sales are like London buses: you wait ages and then two come along at once. After 'The Ship of Theseus', my story 'The Black Horse' has been accepted by Third Flatiron for their anthology Strange Beasties . This one adds to my embarrassingly large number of ...
by amoskalik
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867249

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

How about we play "Change One Word" to get this thread to 5000 posts faster.
Take the sentence below and change a single word:
A tabby cat slapped at the speckled fish on the bench.
by amoskalik
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18283

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I haven't been on for a while, so one big congrats to everyone who placed!
I'm going to be in Q4, I swear. This story has only taken 7 months so far to write...
by amoskalik
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Drafting
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Drafting

I start each story with it's own folder. I usually end up with four or five draft files storyI, story II ,etc. by the time I have a submittable story titled storyFinal. Once I start submitting, I end up with even more Final files than drafts, because some places want rtf, some want doc, some want do...
by amoskalik
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

A little flower has blossomed in the desert. My story The Ship of Theseus (7400 words) has been accepted for August's edition of Phantaxis . I liked this story enough to write a sequel already. Because everyone admires Heraclitus, right? wotf011 Congrats! and congrats to Michael and anyone else I'v...
by amoskalik
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Mixed Viewpoint Styles Across Characters
Replies: 8
Views: 205

Re: Mixed Viewpoint Styles Across Characters

I'm not answering from a editor's or a publishers point of view as I've never been either, but rather from a writer's and a reader's point of view. I say go for it. Maybe even consider using first person present, based on what you've described. I've seen first and third person mixed together before ...
by amoskalik
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php
by amoskalik
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

A couple of things to report here. I had a flash story, What Waits Beneath the Rainbow Sea , published recently in Every Day Fiction. Also! I'm happy to announce my first short story collection! Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder features twenty fantasy and science fiction short stories,...
by amoskalik
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

Randy Hulshizer wrote:
J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024


wotf006 J'nae's story, Nine-Tenths, is now live at Empyreome:

http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=40


Ha, great story J'nae!
by amoskalik
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687073

Re: Success!

I dig today's DSF story by Mr. Matt Dovey. Nice role reversal. Makes you think. http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-and-yon/alternative-history/matt-dovey/to-the-editors-of-the-matriarch-re-allegations-of-pressganging Very well written and thought provoking. Well done, Matt. I have a reprint acce...

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