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by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Mail not leaving Outbox
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Mail not leaving Outbox

Thank You!
I thought I was having trouble with my Outbox AGAIN!
I was just unaware of this handy 'feature'.
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)

Dustin, can you PM me your email address. The one I have is getting a failed notice. And I cannot get my PMs to you to leave my Outbox.
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)

Dustin Adams wrote:I can handle one that short as well.
If you don't mind getting it back 3/31, I can be done by morning. Maybe 9am. Up to you.

That would be Great!
Even by noon or early afternoon would give me time, unless it is a complete re-write. wotf005
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)

WillShadbolt wrote:Hi JVAshley, PM me and I can back to you by 9/10 tonight.

Thank You!
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)
Replies: 18
Views: 341

Re: Quick Crits: Q2 V.37 (March 31, 2020)

Would anyone be up for critiquing a 1600 word piece for Q2?

I know that is a super quick turn around. So, no worries if it is not doable. I also know such a super short story stands little chance of placing, but--well--I want to give it a go anyway.
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I might slip in under the wire again. I am sorry that I have been out of the forum loop for a while. I have been dodging all quarantined minions in my house and attempting to edit a novel. I hoped it would be complete last year, but spinal surgery took longer to recover from than I had hoped. (But n...
by JVAshley
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:I'm in! First time in two years.
I feel like I should post in the Success! thread...

Excellent Job, Sir Dustin! wotf009
It is a success wotf010
by JVAshley
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

We'll see! Judging may happen sooner, but as Joni is the one who makes the calls and sends the emails...I'm not too sure how much sooner she'd be able to do it. They're already working on trying to reschedule for late summer/early fall, plus trying to create an online art reveal and book signings f...
by JVAshley
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Thank you for your diligence, Dustin! wotf009
by JVAshley
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Does anyone else out there use polysyndeton as a literary device? I don't see this much (if any) in sci fi/fantasy. Not sure us using such a device would be frowned upon in this contest (even when used correctly)??? Any thoughts? I don't know if it would be frowned upon, but I like using the device...
by JVAshley
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 5032

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Enjoy SUPERSTARS! wotf024
I can't wait to hear about your trips!
by JVAshley
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

crlisle wrote:Joni is sending a writing hints booklet to those who email her your receipt or screenshot of your pre-order. I just did so.

Really? Wow!
by JVAshley
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

After reading Wulf's post about the average word count for stories selected in the past, I've been slashing words in my story for Q2. Right now I'm at 12K down from 17K at the start of the weekend. Basically I'm rewriting it, narrowing it down to one POV character (did have 2 in alternating chapter...
by JVAshley
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 133
Views: 5271

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Sorry, I have been missing. It's good to see all of you churning out stories. I am knee deep (more like armpit deep) in revisions of a novel this quarter. I am considering taking a thread from the novel--a piece I am particularly attached to--and creating a short story from it. I have done this twic...
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2561
Views: 115283

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

How placing in the contest can help...Wulf thought my experience might be useful. I mentioned it in a reply in the "Q4 Volume 36" thread, but I will add it here for the Super Secret crew. Last year, I added the following sentence to my queries: "I am a member of the Society of Childre...
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congrats Chad!!! wotf010
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2561
Views: 115283

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

CONGRATS, SIR WULF!!! wotf009
After being beaten over the head by life (sometimes literally wotf005), you are rising like a phoenix to soar into SciFi Fame! And I am privileged to witness the ascent.
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Putting WotF credits in Queries: In case it helps, here is my experience with adding the WotF credits. I began adding the following sentence to my queries last year: "I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and have placed as Semi-Finalist in the Writers of the ...
by JVAshley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

I see that wink, Julia! I'm thinking YOU are the one that wrote that beautiful comment in the Best Author category. If so, THANK YOU! Whoever wrote that was too kind! Okay, back to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY! wotf001 Wulf Moon I cannot claim it. I reviewed the options on a small screen and mi...
by JVAshley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

I see that wink, Julia! I'm thinking YOU are the one that wrote that beautiful comment in the Best Author category. If so, THANK YOU! Whoever wrote that was too kind! Okay, back to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY! wotf001 Wulf Moon I cannot claim it. I reviewed the options on a small screen and mi...
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 53
Views: 3064

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I've set up a 2020 tracking spreadsheet. I love playing with Excel so far it seems to be helping me hit a variety of goals - not just writing goals, but reading goals and various life goals. Not a resolution but instead something that is easier to start at beginnings (could've started it in Decembe...
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2561
Views: 115283

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

CCrawford wrote:
officer wrote:Check out Henckel's book, So You Wanna Be a Desperado Demon Slayer, currently free on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Wanna-Desper ... 01N5J6O1J/


I just grabbed my copy. Looking forward to reading it!

Uh Oh! I'm late to the party. wotf003
*runs to get a copy*
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:
Beth Powers wrote: I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)


WOW!!!!!!!!!! That's truly impressive. wotf009

Indeed! wotf015
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 1000

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

Done!
Anthologies, Short Stories, and Authors wotf011
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

LoyalRam wrote:I just recieved my note from Galaxy Press and Joni, informing me that I am entered in Q1 Volume 37.

Me too
by JVAshley
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 10417

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I'm In
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wow! Super congrats to SwiftPotato and DisgruntledPeony. Just in awe guys, just in awe. Such an achievement. (Off to change my user name to a vegetable or a flower, clearly plant-names with a preceding descriptor (no space) is how it gets done around here. Wait! What if next quarter is for minerals...
by JVAshley
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Just got the second call from Joni. Apparently, I came in 4th place. Just shy. Ahh well. Congratulations on the win, SwiftPotato! I'm absolutely thrilled for you. wotf007 wotf010 Congrats Swift Potato!!! wotf010 Disgruntledpeopny, I will now put all available mojo on you being a published finalist ...
by JVAshley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 26063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

R for me

Congrats HMs and SHM! Particular congrats, Henckel! I read your story and you deserve it.
disgruntledpeony, my hopes are pinned to you!!! wotf024

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