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by Dragonchef
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Q3 in for me
by Dragonchef
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Okay, Dragon's and Sutherland's next. Could each of you edit in your word counts? It helps me see the whole picture. And for the other members of the Super Secret Challenge, if you want in on the exercise, you have until Friday to post. On Friday eve, we begin Phase 2. All the beast! Beastmaster Mo...
by Dragonchef
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Wulfy's LTE 999 exorcise: Johnny . . . Word Count: 366 “I wouldn’t have married if I had known. I swear. I wouldn’t have done that to you, made you suffer. “I need you, Johnny. I need us again. “ “Sorry?” Johnny pushed his dreadlocks back and removed his earbuds, letting them dangle over Bob Marley’...
by Dragonchef
Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6887

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

To paraphrase: we're going to need a bigger car. Or a vehicle with really big tires and 4-wheel drive. My expectations are too low to get into nail-biting. Low expectations - Yeah, I'm with you. With each 'R' and each critique I feel my expectations knocked down a peg or three. But, that's a good t...
by Dragonchef
Fri May 17, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6887

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Hey Dragon, I thought Q2 belonged to you and me. Don't tell anyone else, but I'm beginning to get worried. Not only are regular finalists still in the game, we have new SHM, SF and F people coming through and the volume of entries has risen. Eeek! If you could find Kary and Dave's addresses, I coul...
by Dragonchef
Thu May 16, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: No Confirmation Email?
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: No Confirmation Email?

morganb wrote:That's really exciting. I hope the critique comments are helpful. Looking forward to one day getting at least that far in this contest.
~M

Well, you have the perfect picture/avatar for a pro-author, Morgan! That, alone, should set you up for placement and back cover. wotf007
by Dragonchef
Tue May 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf058 And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time! KD! You too? Wow! And to think I knew you when. Well, just prior to your "win" (yes, as far as I am concerned, you won) that is. Congrats, mon ami! Three more quarters to take ...
by Dragonchef
Tue May 14, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Helge Mahrt wrote:Hey, I would be really interested in knowing which tips helped you the most. wotf008 Beyond the "write fresh", what else helped you?

I am with ya there, Helge. Ears are up!
by Dragonchef
Tue May 14, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward! wotf015 So dang cool, Brittany! Congrats! And there are still several quarters left for you to take it the next step up...
by Dragonchef
Tue May 07, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

hannahAZOK wrote: the story I just got SF with was originally an HM. ...

Hannah-Flower! You got SF? Wow. Congratulations!
You must be over the moon.
Wow, again. So cool.
wotf053
by Dragonchef
Sat May 04, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 90
Views: 4250

Re: Contest Questions

Well Darn It The Q3 I planned to write was PG but did have a more sensual nature than my normal G rated stories. I hate to write it knowing it is a goner. Grumble Grumble Looking through my mental images...I didn't plan on mentioning anatomy. Hmmmmm.... wotf017 Did you already submit it? If not, ju...
by Dragonchef
Thu May 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'm working on my Q3 right now, and I'm a bit discouraged because it is in first person, which has been revealed as a discouraged style for the contest. I feel that it adds to the story, but I don't want to hurt my chances further by using a style that the judges really don't like. I have read othe...
by Dragonchef
Wed May 01, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:It became my Q1 entry and, uh, I don't have the final results on it yet...

Good Grief, Charlie Brown!
wotf003
You must be a nervous wreck right now. I would be. Sooooo exciting! You GO, KD!
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2626
Views: 489721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, everyone! My pen name is E.L. Haines, but my friends and my forums call me "Fro." I'm currently writing a series with a knight-errant character, a guy who travels around getting involved in local conflicts and solving local mysteries. My protagonist doesn't just travel between towns, ...
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2626
Views: 489721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, My name is Nic; I write software code to pay the bills and sci-fi to continuously train my imagination. English is not my native language, so please bear with me if sometimes I say something goofy. The first submission sent for Q2; hopefully, a new one will be ready for Q3. Thanks for accepting...
by Dragonchef
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Helge Mahrt wrote:I guess I’m late to the party, but I’ll try to get a fresh story in for Q4 anyway. wotf007

You still have Q3 if you wish. Submission end date is June 30.
by Dragonchef
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

BrandieJ wrote:I am loving this thread and all the great advice. Is it too late to join? I submitted new stories for Q1 and Q2, though my Q1 was rejected.

Never too late, Brandie. Welcome.
A lot of us received R's for our Q1. But does that stop us or slow us down? No, I say. We are warriors.
wotf024
by Dragonchef
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2626
Views: 489721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum, but not to WotF. I have submitted in the past (and received an Honorable Mention), but then life happened. Listening to the Topanga Canyon story motivated me to start submitting again. (Which I just did for this quarter) :) I'm a German expat living in Spain, wit...
by Dragonchef
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

How is it no one is coming forward with WIN status? All I hear is crickets . . . and the occasional expression of methane.
wotf017
by Dragonchef
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:Yeah the opening 350-450 words. I like to swap those because it gives you a sense of your hook.

Sent - your turn.
by Dragonchef
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:Yeah the opening 350-450 words. I like to swap those because it gives you a sense of your hook.

Okay, cool. PM coming your way.
by Dragonchef
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:I'm happy to read first 450s or full stories if anyone wants to swap.

By 450s do you mean first 450 words? Pages? First .450 round exiting the muzzle? (Noob question, I know)
wotf017
by Dragonchef
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Finished my Q3 1st draft. Came out at just over 16K. Whew!
Gonna take some time off from it and do some reading and critiquing.
Then go back and make whatever corrections/cuts/additions that are needed.
by Dragonchef
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Doctor Doctor Gimme the News I Gotta Bad Case of the Writing Blues. Been there Doc. That's when you let someone else critique it, and let them tell you it's trash. But I bet they won't. I'll bet they say, "Man, this is some good Shazbot! You should enter it the WotF contest. I'll bet you'll win...
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Are you volunteering to read my 15,000 words? wotf007

wotf015
Might take me a while, but sure. My Q3 just turned 12K+ and still growing. And, I'll bet there are others in this crowd willing to give it a look as well.
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

No, not over everything. I still have memory problems and difficulties concentrating. But it does feel good to write, always has. I've had to reassess my reasons for writing, which means that I'm doing it for the enjoyment since becoming the great writer that I wanted to be seems like such a long s...
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 788
Views: 19836

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

RSchibler wrote: Anyone have any tips on finding theme/emotional subtext for your story?

Try "The Emotional Craft of Fiction" by Donald Maass. Available at Amazon.com
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I’m now in the process of writing the next story but am stuck on the opening. Same. I rewrote my opening several times. Will probs rewrite it again several more. But as Wolfy says, "Too much will never be enough. and at the same time, it will be too much." Not sure if he said it in those ...
by Dragonchef
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 167
Views: 4415

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

TimE wrote:I'm on your side, Dragon. TimE. TimE. TimE, is on your side. Yes he is. (Though I prefer my dragon wings crispy.)

Don't come near me with that deep fryer. I will keep my wings leathery and supple, thank you very much.
I'm watching you, TimE Keeper. Always watching.

wotf020

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