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by dbeavers
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol. 33
Replies: 20
Views: 3430

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol.

dbeavers wrote:Submitted September 15.


HM - 11/7/16
by dbeavers
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 42492

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

HM for me also. Feels kind of like it's not a loss, but not a win either.
by dbeavers
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 42492

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

I think we're through the first pass now, so those remaining, given that they received receipt confirmation from Joni, can assume their story will get a full read. It boggles my mind that he will fully read something like 100 - 200 stories, if my math is right. Even if each story reading is quick (...
by dbeavers
Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 42492

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Commiserations on the early R's. If I get an R before Halloween, I'm going to print copies of my Rejected story and hand the pages out to trick-or-theaters. Healthier than candy, right? If I'm still in, going to carve a "yuge" twicthing pumpkin. Anyone know how to make a pumpkin twitch? I'...
by dbeavers
Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I've got a story up this week: Man, Dog, Robot. It's an overhaul of a previous version I ran through Critters. If you have time would especially appreciate any thoughts on how the story fits, or doesn't fit, with WOTF. It runs on satire and a pinch of crude humor. Not sure it fits the WOTF mold.
by dbeavers
Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I have a story due out this week if anyone wants to take a look. I have to warn you though, it's a long one at 10K words. I see that Matt and Stewart have a story in the queue as well. I definitely want to look at that one wotf007 Thanks for the summer vacation reading, Aaron, Matt and Stewart. wot...
by dbeavers
Tue May 17, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

amoskalik wrote:I have a story, Manifest Destiny, up for critique this week if anyone has time to take a look.


Hi Aaron,

It made my day, I needed a good laugh!

Dave
by dbeavers
Thu May 05, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89961

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Grats George. Around two years ago I looked at my sig and saw 6HM. I said, I'm gonna aim for 10. That would be consistent. Then I got a SF, and a F. Skipped a few quarters, and changed my goal. Hey, I got finalist twice, I'm gonna aim for finalist! Two straight R. So I'm going back, and I'm going t...
by dbeavers
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6156

Re: AE Micro 7

Congratulations!
by dbeavers
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I have a story up this week, "S-----," under the name Z. Z. Ali [figured I shouldn't put the title just in case]. It's fantasy, written in the space of a day and it's been long enough now that I can't stand the sight of it, so would love some feedback if anyone feels like checking it out....
by dbeavers
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805776

Re: Success!

MUCH EXCITE. SO SUCCESS. I'm on the shortlist for the James White Award: http://www.jameswhiteaward.com/archives/3021 Hilariously enough, so is Jon Lasser, Q4 1st place winner, which means that in the space of two weeks we're competing for the Golden Pen and the James White Award. There will now be...
by dbeavers
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

Hi Critters practitioners, my story "Zero by Zero" is in the queue this week. Would appreciate any thoughts on it. Bonus points if you guess correctly how it did last year as a WOTF entry - Dave Beavers
by dbeavers
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

Thanks for this Matt. critters looks very interesting. I've signed up and gotten my intro email with username and password, but I must be particularly thick today, because I cannot for the life of me find where to login on their site. The best I can do is get to the Find out your UserName and Passw...
by dbeavers
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 11017

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

Thanks for connecting the dots Matt. I've been on Critters for 6 months and find it to be a great resource. My entry for this quarter is, ahem, 'different'. I was thinking of writing it off as an exercise, but thought what the hec and ran it through Critters. To my surprise it actually connected wit...
by dbeavers
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 200976

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Hey, Muri Personally, I don't think you should read too much into it. We're about, what, 40 years too late for personal correspondence with editors, right? [I read in Tiptree's biography she'd just strike a conversation post-submission, and a friendship would be born] I don't think we can do that a...
by dbeavers
Sun Dec 13, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89961

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Thanks for sharing the writing approaches. Not sure where I fall on the spectrum, but it feels like 90% of my writing time I spend beating my head against the wall - not too pleasant. The 10% of inspiration time makes it worth the experience. Does anyone have a strategy for dealing with distractions...
by dbeavers
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221180

Re: Five Minute Rant

Argh! Why can I write a 7,000 word story that I'm in love with, but can't come up with two or three words for a title that I don't despise? Someone should start a service where you can send them a story, and they'll come up with an awesome title for it. I would be their best customer. I love coming...
by dbeavers
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: STRING OF TEN CONTEST
Replies: 18
Views: 4860

Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

I made it to the finals. A little salve for my big "R" in the last WOTF round.
by dbeavers
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805776

Re: Success!

Ishmael wrote:I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

wotf007


Congrats from a newbie on WOTF. I'm impressed with your command of the dialect and style.
by dbeavers
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2507
Views: 463200

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all, My name is Dave, and I'm a first time entrant in the Q1 contest. Heard good things about WOTF from Dustin and the story I was working on seemed to fit the profile. By day I work as an energy consultant mostly on renewable energy policy and helping communities install solar on their roofs. Wh...

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