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by amoskalik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 15
Views: 257

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 4881
Views: 842740

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: 14927

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: 6
Views: 144

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 145

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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: 3802
Views: 665510

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...
by amoskalik
Wed May 31, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 172418

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

aww, thanks. XD At least when rejections tell me about the things they didn't like, I have something to work on before resubmitting. But with these, there's nothing to go on. This and another story keep getting really close - including being shortlisted two or three times - so I know they're good, ...
by amoskalik
Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15878

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Congrats Jeremy. Start working on that acceptance speech.
Good luck Inky.
by amoskalik
Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665510

Re: Success!

Congrats everyone. The long quiet spell on this thread has finally ended!
by amoskalik
Thu May 04, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 185
Views: 6440

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:
amoskalik wrote:I've finally finished my first draft. About 11K words of hot steaming mess... but there is some goodness in there. Now if I can only make it somewhat coherent...

450 swap? wotf013


Sure! I'll send the first couple pages your way tonight when I get home.
by amoskalik
Tue May 02, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 185
Views: 6440

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I've finally finished my first draft. About 11K words of hot steaming mess... but there is some goodness in there. Now if I can only make it somewhat coherent...
by amoskalik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Poems for Pleasure
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Re: Poems for Pleasure

National Haiku
Poetry Day is today
In case you don't know

Easily written
Haiku gathers followers
but has few masters
by amoskalik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Dialogue

Kind of along amoskalik's line of thought, I also have a dialog question for the thread. Are verbally expressed, non-words acceptable? Let's say I show someone a great new way to make a sandwich. They say, "Huh," meaning: I had never thought to do it that way. Your father isn't paying att...
by amoskalik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 14
Views: 581

Re: Dialogue

Dialog should feel real, but paradoxically, that means you will *not* faithfully reproduce the sounds that actually come out of people's mouths. If you doubt this, just read a transcription of an actual conversation or record and transcribe one of your own conversations. It will seem shockingly inco...
by amoskalik
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Poems for Pleasure
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Re: Poems for Pleasure

A nonsense sonnet: The Doob Once I was a ponderific manube who never quixuned but slovened unherb and bood. The flitizens forblamed, "The Doob!" whilst plaincozing the conflazenous flerb whose oozenous afloze they sunderberked and lobed twoward my tuberlone and prone proze. Oh, 'twas dirks...
by amoskalik
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Poems for Pleasure
Replies: 24
Views: 1785

Re: Poems for Pleasure

I've been taking an interest in Rattle's weekly 'Poets Respond' feature, for poetry about current news. I doubt if poetry from an idiosyncratic UK perspective will suit their audience, even were it not for my seldom writing blank verse* and never writing free verse**, two features of my work that m...

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