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by Henckel
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Honorable Mention for me as well. This was my first.
by Henckel
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Let us all have a moment of silence to pay homage to the pagan God of "Thursday".
by Henckel
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

... I think I should lower my expectations. Ha ha ha ha. Might ease the pain when the blade slices into my heart
by Henckel
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Anyone care to speculate what place you'll receive? ...yes, I know some y'all will view this as sick or perhaps cruel.... But let's roll with it. In the past three months, I've gone from thinking "I'm sure to win"... To "I'll be lucky to get HM". Now, I'm thinking SF. Reason: my ...
by Henckel
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Ha ha ha. I'm evil, I know. But so are the dang telemarketers
by Henckel
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I JUST RECEIVED A CALL FROM UNKNOWN NUMBER!!!!!!!!

Dang telemarketer.

I think I'm developing a ulcer.
by Henckel
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Feedback on a 900 word prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Feedback on a 900 word prologue

Thanks for the PMs. I'll send now.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Feedback on a 900 word prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Feedback on a 900 word prologue

Hi there. Does anyone have time to look over 900 words for me? It’s the prologue to a novel, so not for WOTF. In short, I’m looking to get your impressions. Is the prologue compelling enough for a person to keep reading? Is the pacing feel alright? Do the prose flow alright? So, nothing too intense....
by Henckel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I think you can sign up here:
https://mystorydoctor.com


Thanks!
by Henckel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

DylCary wrote:Just got Mr. Farland's newsletter over email, and let me say that it seems he is *definitely* in the middle of some WOTF stories. And he has *opinions*.

/gulp/

*twitch twitch twitch*


Which news letters? I get Joni's emails, but I haven't seen DF's.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

KristyEmber wrote:Well, it’s not Thursday in Australia anymore...


Where in AU are you? (not sure if I've asked you this before)
I've driven the east cost from the Townsville to Melbourne and then west into South AU. I even worked Buller Mt ski fields when I was younger.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Ha ha. Nice
by Henckel
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation? Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in. I'm not entered into Q3. BUT, I've had the same thing in past contest quarters. It all gets sorted out...
by Henckel
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

When my guitar is strapped on I'm... Well just making noise.

I've been attempting to learn Zakk Wylde's artificial pinched harmonics at the top end of a full bend. Not easy.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 7939

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

OK. I guess I'm a few months behind in the news... I didn't realize that V34 winner Darci Stone is married to Erik James Stone! I remember reading Erik's story, "That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made" years ago. It stood out to me as a story that flowed effortlessly. I don't say that lightly...
by Henckel
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Thanks Storyslinger and Wulf Moon. I appreciate both your comments.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?

the anticipation is twisting my guts! (or maybe its just the burritos from last night)
by Henckel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Okay. Silly question. But who are the judges for Q3?
Karl has fist pass.
Then Dave?
...but whose next?
by Henckel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Congratulations to y'all getting to next round.
The fact these notifications are still coming gives me hope.... And anxiety. And irritable bowel syndrome.
by Henckel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm incapable of achieving their word count requirements. a couple weeks ago I was given a writing challange, using three words (Canoe, Cheese, and freight). Max wordount set at 1100. well... I'm up to 2,100 and trying to close it off!.... but is just keeps slipping away. Kinda like trying to hold o...
by Henckel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

jjcollins wrote:JUST got my “still in the running” email; interesting, Joni mentions winners will not be determined by the end of Q4.


Did Joni say that in your "still in the running" email???
by Henckel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Ha Ha. I just read your "Dispell" story, Preston. Very good.
by Henckel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 7939

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

KD Julicher wrote:Oh, long stories definitely win and get published! V31 has Sharon Joss's story that pushes the length requirements pretty hard: I think Darci Stone's V34 piece is similarly long, and my V32 PF was almost 15k, so.... go for it, if the story is good!



Thanks KD and Sataris.
by Henckel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Sounds live the results are starting to trickle in.
Given that I haven't received one of the "your story has been passed to Dave" emails, I'm feeling a bit bummed. ...I thought this was one of my best.
by Henckel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 7939

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I got my piece to under the 17K limit, but then I read some of the winning stories in Volume 33 and realized several things. 1. my entry may work if it is a longer piece (novel length), but for the purposes of a short story in this contest, it's too complicated and has too many points of view and i...
by Henckel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Researching SF&F Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Researching SF&F Fans

Hi Lance - I like to support new writers, so I completed your survey. I agree with many of the comments above that this isn't the way to go about choosing what to write. Not in the beginning anyway. I recommend just writing what you like. Become a good writer. Then go on to become a great writer. Pe...
by Henckel
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

So... Do writers normally get these notifications or is this something new? Either way, can one speculate that receiving this notification means they have achieved at least HM?
by Henckel
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Clarification from Joni: rankings, professional critiques, and re-submissions
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Clarification from Joni: rankings, professional critiques, and re-submissions

Hi everyone - I sought clarification from Joni re story rankings (R, HM, SHM, SF, F, and winner), which ones received critiques from the judges, and which ones can be resubmitted to the contest. Joni responded with the following information and asked me to share: The only category that gets a critiq...
by Henckel
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10439

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

And after that-if you get the call-you get to have a miniature heart attack every time the phone rings for several weeks while you wait for the final decision. Pretty sure I lost a pound or two from all the unexpected cardio Yeah. I know it's too early to get the call, but I still choak on my tongu...

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