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by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed May 06, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 231473

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

::ogles cover::

::wipes drool from chin::
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat May 02, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 220512

Re: Five Minute Rant

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first four rejection day. A perverse part of me wants to try to top that ...

::grin:: Go for it!!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 11943

Re: Board PHP problems

In the mean time, I know this answer sucks, but... Try another browser? I see the errors on various flavors of IE, but the PM system is working fine for me. I've noticed this as well. IE works. Chrome does not. My Chrome seems to work fine with the PM board. And my Chrome does not work with the PM ...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: North American Science Fiction Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 2049

Re: North American Science Fiction Convention

sosad wrote:Stan Schmidt has banned him from cons. I am under very strict instructions to use only my Analog name on my convention badge.

Heeeerrrreee Gator, Gator, Gator!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 11943

Re: Board PHP problems

Yeah, a lot of people are having that problem. My guess is that nobody's going to be able to get to it until after the book launch on May 4th, though. Hopefully all will be well soon after that! wotf008
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

It's so exciting to hear how helpful this challenge was for all of us, and I've enjoyed reading everyone's stories, too. This has been great! Liz, did you send out your story? If you haven't yet, that's just fine of course, but I wouldn't want to miss out on it if it's just the PM system being weird...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Email received, Elen Tel'Ithil! Oh good! And then, oh ack! It's not letting me see your PM. wotf012 If you don't mind trying email instead, my email address is a gmail address. And if you take my wotf forum username of "Elen Tel'Ithil" and just put it all together without any spaces or pu...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Okay, wow, it was harder to try to send a PM than I thought, but hopefully it's successfully reached you all! If anyone wants me to email them instead, just let me know your email and I'll send it that way. =) Rebecca, I think it probably got sent to you twice by accident, sorry! Ishmael, I sent you...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Elen Tel'Ithil and Liz, if you'd like to read my behemoth, just let me know. Thanks, and congratulations to everybody for writing a story in a day! That's a win in and of itself. I agree! Rah rah!! And yes, Rebecca, I would love to read your behemoth -- thank you! I've received Brydar, Amos, and Is...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Okay, Brydar, I just checked my messages and was able to see your story. (And then I promptly cc'd it into a document on my computer for safekeeping, just in case the system goes funky on me again!) I'm looking forward to reading it after I finish mine! =) Rebecca, and everyone else, are you able to...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:41 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Oh yeah -- four people total!! wotf006 Well, I had some unexpected family stuff this afternoon, and now it's just after midnight, so looks like I'll be writing my story on Sunday, too! I've got it fairly well plotted out in my head already, though, and there are scenes and bits of dialogue that have...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Oooh! This is fun! http://www.springhole.net/writing_roleplaying_randomators/randomobjects.htm It gives you five items. Maybe we could each roll five items, and then incorporate three of the five into our story, or something like that? At any rate, here are the five items that I just got. "A bo...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61747

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I suppose I may be expressing my jealousy for those in the workshop and at the gala (sorry) and wanting to do something so.. Can we do something like this again on here? Perhaps one under 2,500 words (10 pages). I have never seemed to be able to get right into a story and make it gripping enough an...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: A general statement about WOTF e-submitting
Replies: 12
Views: 7732

Re: A general statement about WOTF e-submitting

Aha! So that's why I can't read the PM that I have. At least it's only 10 days now until Vol.31's grand finale.
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 220512

Re: Five Minute Rant

Somehow, no matter how I try to stagger subs or how different the markets' response times are, responses tend to come in clumps. With e-subs more common now, Sundays and holidays are clump fair game. So every day may be Clump Day. And now Preston provides additional proof of Clump Day. wotf007 Open...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice Another excellent story, Rebecca. Nice twist on the time-travel trope. Thanks, Preston, glad you liked it! I actually am supremely uncomfortable with time travel stories, but I was at a...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007 You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whet...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200144

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I can report my first ever rewrite request. Three very clear suggestions, each obviously justified, as I realised as soon as I went over the story again. It took me just one day to do the work and I can't believe how much better the story is after the changes. So now it's back where it came from. F...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 19345

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.

Sweet! I have family in the Tulsa and Chicago areas. I think I should start making plans for summer 2016...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

My story " Heartless " is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination . It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone. Great read -- thanks so much for sharing it, Krystal! HM? I can't quite decide whether to be depressed that even this story "only" got an HM, or to be mo...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

Woohoo, Steve!! Congrats, that's wonderful!

Also, way to trim, Bob! Best wishes for your "lean, mean machine" of a novel!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 19345

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

I really wish I was going! For one thing, I spent my high school years in eastern WA (Wilbur, to be precise), and I love that whole area.

Now...2017...if Japan gets it, I might be able to go!

Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words

If anyone has a story of comparable length that they'd like to swap with me (for F&SF or another market), just PM me or comment here that you'd like my email address for a crit swap! If you'd like some background: This story was a WotF HM this past quarter (vol 31, q4), but there's something wro...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2483
Views: 461843

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Purellian, Minority, and HamBelt!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal). So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

By the way, Preston, I just yesterday got a chance to read your story (The Laughing Tree). Thanks for sharing -- I enjoyed it!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964810

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

bobsandiego wrote:I feel so smart.
I had two scenes that dragged i my book and now I know how to make them into one fast scene that doesn't drag.
Pacing improved, word count reduced.
Yay!

wotf010 Awesome news!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964810

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf006 That's exactly what I've been working on today: expanding a flash fiction idea into a longer piece! I've given up on properly finishing my current WotF story idea in time for Q1-32 and am now just trying to get a shorter story written for the Diabolical Plots submission window. Problem is, m...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804211

Re: Success!

Congrats, Thomas! (And best of luck on that next submission to them, too!)
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: A question or two for KD
Replies: 9
Views: 5770

Re: A question or two for KD

*Sound of jaws snapping at Nice Elinor's heels* Oh my!! wotf003 wotf024 wotf003 May I be of assistance, my Lady Elinor? And there he goes... Dragon considers himself quite the suave charmer, when it comes to human ladies, at least. He's still never managed to impress anything with scales, though, a...

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