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by Brydar
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4044
Views: 873871

Re: Success!

Ok; it has likely been a year since I have posted on this forum. I am attempting to balance family time, writing, and time on various forums. My first ebook was illustrated by a friend and posted to the Draft to Digital Web site. The book is about 200 pages containing 4 short stories about heroes wh...
by Brydar
Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 241172

Re: Five Minute Rant

I also am what you identified as a "slinky writer". Much of how you described yourself I find applies to me. I actually have one short story that I have written two endings for, I just cannot decide which to use, happy ending or outrageously happy ending. I surmise others have reached the ...
by Brydar
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 241172

Re: Five Minute Rant

My favorite remark is. "Some of the world's greatest writers were rejected at some point in their career." Well this is the information age and guess what, the power to put out our work has taken the sting out of rejection to me. In the past I might become frustrated, now we can all simply...
by Brydar
Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 71010

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I truly enjoyed Harry Harrison's Stainless Steel Rat series. Also, his Death world trilogy. For fantasy I would give a thumbs up to Michael Moorcock and his evil hero Elric and the series revolving around the albino emperor. There are so many I truly enjoy reading and so many whom I wish to emulate ...
by Brydar
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 245626

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I have not been on for some time, sorry, multiple family crisis situations. Also, I have been on a tireless quest to find an illustrator who will work on commission vs. requiring immediate payment. In both regards I can report success. I have done some research and am working through the Draft2digit...
by Brydar
Fri May 15, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 10262

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

If you have things to send, send them before the end of the month--F&SF is temporarily closing to electronic submissions from 5/29-6/30: http://submissions.ccfinlay.com/fsf/ I noticed that when I went on the site a few days ago but thank you for posting this on here. I am submitting my story to...
by Brydar
Sun May 10, 2015 5:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 220310

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

My concern with sending in my work is the phrase, "First North American and foreign serial rights and an option on anthology rights. All other rights are retained by the author." I understand this allows the publisher to publish the work one time and I cannot offer it to anyone else during...
by Brydar
Mon May 04, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 10262

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

Finally got to sending Finlay another story, maybe this one will get a comment. In the midst of drinking my wotf035 wondering if a story is accepted by the magazine I surmise this would count as one of the three max short stories allowed to have published and still be eligible for the WOTF contest?...
by Brydar
Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79895

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I beat my deadline by about 5 minutes! It may not be perfect but I got the first 450 of my story out to those listed above via PM. Please let me know if you have any problems reading it. I am anxious to read your 450's folks, you may PM me back or e-mail me; Brydar at Yahoo dot com.
by Brydar
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79895

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Excellent! The list is ever growing; I have Imagination Vortex, Ivy Fairhaven, Francis Bruno, Fobok 1, LawrenceVanhoof, Dustin Adams primed on a list for my 450. I still need to do a bit more adjusting but I think I have an idea on how to make it smoother. I may have it ready to go by tomorrow or F...
by Brydar
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79895

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

For those who replied to this already, does this coming weekend work for this 450 word swap? This should allow for more forum folk to come on here and we can get maximum exposure and replies / critiques on our works. Of course you can all see who already has an interest in doing this, so if you woul...
by Brydar
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: RULES for critiques
Replies: 12
Views: 8493

Re: RULES for critiques

I am a mystery, wraped in an enigma, wrapped in a puzzle, wrapped in a dodecahedron, wrapped in a candy bubble gum exterior... I guess I never posted my name on here when I introduced myself, did I ^_^; My name is Michael, so I am a him. And it was nothing. I just figured I wouldn't mind you guys t...
by Brydar
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: RULES for critiques
Replies: 12
Views: 8493

Re: RULES for critiques

I'm going to sound extremely paranoid so nobody hate me... wotf001 I'm extremely reluctant to put any of my work online without it being copyrighted, and obviously it won't be with the critique exchange... Is there some way to ensure nobody is going to plagiarize your work when you do the critique ...
by Brydar
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79895

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Okay my story exchange for the first 450 is ready. When I PM or e-mail it to those who are ready I will explain why my beginning in a way seems to mirror many other stories. No; obviously not plagarized.
by Brydar
Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 509261

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Shean, I am still a noob on here and learning much from those who have already entered the contest and some of the winners have remained on here to pass on their sage advice. Not to mention you may get a shock when a published and famous writer replies to one of your posts as I was. Good luc...
by Brydar
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 18610

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

To be honest I would love to hear about thousands upon thousands of people who have read my story or book and loved it without garnering a single trophy or award for said same story. I would be very happy winning a contest, especially this one, but I think many authors greatest joy is hearing that m...
by Brydar
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4044
Views: 873871

Re: Success!

If there are any successful authors on here who are Canadian and you did not already know about this you may be interested... Writers' Trust of Canada and Rogers Communications invite Canadian book authors to enter The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in which judges will award a cash prize of $2...
by Brydar
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 18610

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

GRRM really hits it out of the park on this one. http://grrm.livejournal.com/419232.html I am a member of a hate group and proud of it! I hate 'Haters', in my opinion they should take the more violent KKK and Black Panther members and put them on a small island with lots of guns and ammo then let t...
by Brydar
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 18610

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

6 nominations the same year. Surely that's a record. 3 nominations in the same category. Didn't know you could do that. Best Novella One Bright Star to Guide Them, John C. Wright “Pale Realms of Shade”, John C. Wright “The Plural of Helen of Troy”, John C. Wright Best Novelette “Yes, Virginia, Ther...
by Brydar
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 18610

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Thank you. I'm pretty sure I still don't understand, but now I have a much better class of ignorance. I shall continue to operate on the Groucho principle of not wishing to belong to any club that would have me for a member. (Except this forum, which remains a blessed haven in which we can even dis...
by Brydar
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 8203

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

I wanted to thank you all for your replies and sorry it took so long. I have been doing research into exactly who my target audience is and had some Beta readers for the first three SS I have written. I decided to do as many have suggested and am going to first publish a compilation of four connecti...
by Brydar
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Commissioning Cover Art?
Replies: 22
Views: 19519

Re: Commissioning Cover Art?

I am gleaning as much info as possible here. I have tried recently to post a notice at the state college looking for an artist. I need cover art for a book containing four SS I am going to post on Smashwords soon. This will be the first installment of two books, I don't plan on writing a third unles...
by Brydar
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4044
Views: 873871

Re: Success!

I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands. I read this, I got it right away at first thinking the bird was a familiar but understood soon enough. At the end the twist is understandable - I got it. So; I want to know why the comments on the site by peop...
by Brydar
Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 220310

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I forget who, but someone here pointed me in the direction of the James White Award. I didn't make the shortlist, but I was on the longlist , so that's something, anyway. Thanks! I checked that out yesterday, I would like to enter that contest however I do not know if I have it in me to write somet...
by Brydar
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyrighted work
Replies: 16
Views: 5019

Re: Copyrighted work

I was not sure where to post this. Not long ago I read someones posting who wanted to include some lyrics from a song in their story. They obviously could not because of copyright issues. However it was suggested they could have the character say, "<Character name here> began humming the tune t...
by Brydar
Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 509261

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Greetings to all who have joined us. I am fairly new as well but now you are "One of us... one of us... one of us..." <Drones / chants> wotf007
by Brydar
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: STRING OF TEN CONTEST
Replies: 18
Views: 5284

Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Everybody entered the AE contest yet? I still need to get my entry written for that... I am a noob, please elaborate. AE contest, is that the AE Coppard prize for fiction, and does it still require a $15 entry fee? I believe I saw this on-line. If this is correct the contest rules have no restricti...
by Brydar
Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyrighted work
Replies: 16
Views: 5019

Re: Copyrighted work

I recently read in the Smashwords style guide that authors should not worry about individuals pirating their works. These individuals who do not pay for our stories and pass them on to other readers should be viewed as providers of free marketing for our products. I also read that some authors purpo...
by Brydar
Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 241172

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thanks, Ishmael and E.CaimanSands wotf008 I'm so glad I found this forum, finally a place to vent to people who actually understand what I'm talking about! Blank stares and "oh, that's nice"s don't...well, they don't do anything. I might give up on Strange Horizons too - at this point, I ...
by Brydar
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4044
Views: 873871

Re: Success!

I scored my first pro level sale. Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter wotf006 I truly enjoy reading 'risen from the ashes' phoenix like success stories. This is the kind of thing that provides many of us hope who have yet to make a sale. Co...

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