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by Brydar
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3806
Views: 668855

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: 1123
Views: 186194

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: 1123
Views: 186194

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: 177
Views: 51205

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: 594
Views: 204951

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
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: A WotF survey - select next cover(?)
Replies: 8
Views: 2015

Re: A WotF survey - select next cover(?)

In order to better service you I would like you to fill out our short survey. Please CLICK HERE to fill out a short survey and claim the bonus for participating. Sarah Toth Galaxy Press, LLC. sarahc@galaxypress.com Does the above look familiar to anyone? Just curious as to how many folks have receiv...
by Brydar
Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I got the mysterious not-yet-judged correction email with no prior email to be corrected as well. I subbed on June 29th, for purposes of the list. At first, I freaked out, thinking she meant my Q2 entry! Good thing it's not, 'cause I don't think I could handle any more stress on THAT one! I also re...
by Brydar
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 76797

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I know this is probably for Q3 however I received an email telling me to ignore a message sent to me that my contest entry was judged and rejected. I have not received any such message for Q3 or Q4 has anyone else? wotf017
by Brydar
Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

815. 600. 275. That's amazing. I've only accumulated 145 short story rejections in 3.5 years of submitting, though 45 have been in the past few months, so I'm picking up the pace. WOW! Did I read that correctly, you have written one hundred forty five short stories in three and a half years? Or wer...
by Brydar
Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

815. 600. 275. That's amazing. I've only accumulated 145 short story rejections in 3.5 years of submitting, though 45 have been in the past few months, so I'm picking up the pace. The high numbers explain what I see at the Submission Grinder--long strings of Rejections and a rare few Acceptances. T...
by Brydar
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I have been going to the local library to pick up previous volumes of WOTF to read. I recently discovered volume 3, yes thats three is available and I have placed a hold on it. I hope to do a compartive between old accepted material vs. the new (I own volume thirty). I have already read volume twent...
by Brydar
Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 76797

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

In our craft all help is appreciated. Maybe she likes to draw and she can be your illustrator too. Like myself my older sister can draw stick figures, beyond that would be a stretch. However; my daughter who is a teen is a great artist. I have already informed my girl that once she overcomes her on...
by Brydar
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 76797

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Has anyone found they have had plenty of ideas for stories but after plotting them you just cannot seem to make it flow, create emotional and believable characters, or one or more other issues that would make a good story great? It seems over the last couple of months I have had some great ideas but...
by Brydar
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 76797

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Well my friends my entry for Q4 is in. Again this story is not the original one I had planned to submit, this is one that erupted out of a late night four cup coffee binge. This newest short story does follow all the rules per se. Carpe Diem!
by Brydar
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 76797

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

At this rate my Q3 is going to become my Q4. wotf005 Exactly! I had a story I felt was very close to ready for Q3 and then my mother took ill. Now it is going to be my Q4 entry. I suppose the silver lining is I had a story which breaks a few of Mr. Wolverton's personal rules and my sister urged me ...
by Brydar
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I am going to proceed with my input for the Q4 entry. I should be able to get it in after the 4th of July weekend. That is based upon the statistical unlikelihood of yet another serious situation in my family interrupting my story writing. I am going to tidy up and adjust the first story I had inten...
by Brydar
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I was last on here the 17th and failed on my Monday submission plan. My mother was taken to the ER and the good news is the growth's found on the Cat scan do not appear cancerous. How they can tell that by examining a picture on a screen astounds me. I am sure the scan along with blood work and the ...
by Brydar
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 82650

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Stopped in to say hello, have not been on here for a while. Too many things going on in the mundane world at present. Summer fun / car trips, kids, car repairs, you all know how it is. However, I do have a story that I am fine tuning, my primary hatchet reader / editor (aka big sister) has told me t...
by Brydar
Tue May 26, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

I think I have made numerous errors in regards to the above mentioned items. Very likely my inclusion of some items from the do not do this categories above caused my first entry to be rejected, in addition to not being what they were looking for. Hi Brydar, Here is the link to the original blog po...
by Brydar
Tue May 26, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

In regards to front matter if it was so bad how did Star Trek make it with; "Captains Log Stardate 21489 point 3, while on a routine stellar cartography mission in the Gamma Hydra system... blah blah blah" Oh and lets talk about starting at the end. "This is how I died..." Then d...
by Brydar
Tue May 26, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

And you need some of those people to be strangers, or virtual strangers. If you give the story to your mom, you won't get the honesty you'll get from a random internet stranger. It's really tough to sit and listen when someone tells you your precious story needs work. I know, I regularly get depres...
by Brydar
Tue May 26, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

For those inclined to go back over their stories, here is a repost from last year of things to look for: I've compiled a list from DFs recent "What's wrong with your story" posts. It might be helpful for those putting the polish on their Q3 stories: 1. Doesn't open with character, setting...
by Brydar
Fri May 22, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

I thank you all for the supportive words. As many have commented it is only one contest, one venue, and there may yet be someone out there who would enjoy / like the story enough to purchase it. I hope to start seeing some more folks on here with F, SF, HM's etc... and am anxious to recognize the na...
by Brydar
Fri May 22, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

This second quarter was my first entry in this contest, it did not place. wotf061 Now I will review my entry, do a bit of revising, and I will try it (as suggested) in another venue for sale. I hope I might be as fortunate and find a magazine or some locale which will purchase the story. However... ...
by Brydar
Mon May 18, 2015 2:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Too close to the end of the school year, twitching about my daughter and son getting out of school this coming week. I will start twitching about this contest on June 1st I promise. wotf019 Right now I am too busy working on finishing the last (fourth) short story in an SF short story series. Origin...
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: 8386

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: 693
Views: 172858

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: 8386

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
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

I predict the next Joni email ... will be twitch inducing. So I should just check e-mail when I have the chance to look for an R, HM, or SF result. Edited: I replaced 'we' with 'I' so that I would not jinx anyone for the finalist and win possibility, is that twitching? wotf019 Probably will not be ...
by Brydar
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32
Replies: 975
Views: 142821

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 32

Too much on my plate and to stress about to have time to twitch. Car repairs, daughters field trip, paperwork on medical Easter Seals submission(s), mundane household chores, trying to find a good artist for the cover art of my first and free ebook, working out the final details of the third story g...

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