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by JVAshley
Mon May 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2612

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I wish the boys a speedy recovery and you a little breathing room, a nap, and time to write. Good Luck
by JVAshley
Mon May 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: WORD 2010 Formatting Trauma
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: WORD 2010 Formatting Trauma

Wow! I just looked to find all of these responses. Thank You! disgruntledpeony TimE einstein36 orbivillein kentagions Helge Mahrt I just read through all the comments. I have attempted parts of your suggestions, but each of you have given advise that I have not yet tried. Tomorrow I should have a co...
by JVAshley
Mon May 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 3527

Re: Contest Questions

Helge is right; you get paid pro rates PLUS the prize money. Yes, you get the prize money shortly after it's announced that you're a winner. You get *publication* money, now $0.08 per word, toward the end of the workshop. John Goodwin, president of Author Services Inc. and Galaxy Press, personally ...
by JVAshley
Thu May 16, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

preston wrote:The trick is getting all these elements into one story! Which is really hard!

Amen to that! wotf005
Thank you all for sharing!
Now, to practice being a good student. wotf024
by JVAshley
Wed May 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Wow! Thank you both for the refresher and summary.
I need to read back over the lessons. Some I remember the substance better than others, and I need to hunt for the two SUPER SUPER SECRET ones I stored for a refresher.
by JVAshley
Tue May 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf058 And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time! CONGRATS on the Finalist! wotf010 Although, I was SURE you and Brittany were winning this quarter. I will be careful and keep my glee in check next quarter so that I don't throw any unin...
by JVAshley
Mon May 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!

You are definitely on the road to success!!!
Congrats! wotf010
by JVAshley
Mon May 13, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: WORD 2010 Formatting Trauma
Replies: 8
Views: 116

WORD 2010 Formatting Trauma

HELP!!! I am not sure if this is the right thread, but I know that WotF has the perfect hive mind to answer this dilemma. I write in WORD 2010 and in Scrivener. I usually plot only in Scrivener after many try/fails on transferring prose from Scrivener to/from Word. However, I still have trouble copy...
by JVAshley
Sat May 11, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

One thing that has changed for me by reading Wulf's super secrets is I will do less editing and see how my stories work out. It's worth trying. I think this is a BIG change for me...doing less editing. If left to my own devices, I will edit the life and spontaneity out of a story. I do that with ar...
by JVAshley
Wed May 08, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I think we are still a bit off track. This thread is for improving techniques on winning WotF.
The personal reasons we each write is an interesting topic. Just not this topic.
I respectfully ask that we each break out new threads for additional topics.
by JVAshley
Wed May 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

It wasn't my intention to derail anything or undermine anyone else's spirits. I certainly wasn't trying to undermine the challenge. I made the mistake of voicing some private thoughts and concerns in a public space, and it turned out to be a bad call. My apologies to everyone. I definitely went dow...
by JVAshley
Wed May 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I should chime in here since I played a part in the derailment, and I owe Wulf an apology for it. This is the "Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!" not the "Should we write short stories at all" or any other thread. While all discussions are worth having, the threads are broken ...
by JVAshley
Wed May 08, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

As I mentioned above, I attempted my first Flash yesterday. The rough sketch of it is already 460 words. So, I'm not sure if it will remain Flash when I flesh it out. But it is Fresh, and the idea intrigues me. Plus, it seems more WotF than my other idea.

Good Luck my friends!
by JVAshley
Wed May 08, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2607
Views: 483898

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Greetings Everyone!
I hope you find this space as friendly and helpful as I have.
Dig into the conversations and give us your valuable 2 cents.
by JVAshley
Tue May 07, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Work on your flash. You can do a flash in a day easy. Use it as a warmup excercise before going to your novel. This sounds like a workable strategy. I continue writing, gaining speed AND a daily warm up routine before the novel edits. All right Mr. Moon. Today's the day. I'm giving flash a try as a...
by JVAshley
Tue May 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Woo Hoo, Hannah!!! wotf010
by JVAshley
Mon May 06, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 3527

Re: Contest Questions

Another concern of mine is that if I enter and excerpt of a novel I haven’t finished yet, would I be able to publish the novel later on? Also, should I state in the title that it is an excerpt for the sake of future publication? I'll take a stab at this one. I have read that Patrick Rothfuss turned...
by JVAshley
Sun May 05, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'll suggest this, because it is very hard to slave for two masters--short stories and novel at the same time. Work on your flash. You can do a flash in a day easy. Use it as a warmup excercise before going to your novel. As you get close to the end of a quarter, select one to flesh out just a bit ...
by JVAshley
Sun May 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 623
Views: 14376

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'll be entering two more quarters, for sure. After that, we'll see. I want to win, but I don't want to get so hung up on winning that I miss out on other opportunities--especially now that I have the twins, because my time is even more limited these days. Same here. I plan to finish (4 in 36). Wri...
by JVAshley
Sat May 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 3527

Re: Contest Questions

Did you already submit it? If not, just change all the graphic scenes to emotional scenes. Problem solved. I did an outline and a couple of scenes then set it aside while I was working on my novel. I looked over it after your comment and it was not graphic. I think, with time, it had just gotten st...
by JVAshley
Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 83
Views: 3527

Re: Contest Questions

Well Darn It
The Q3 I planned to write was PG but did have a more sensual nature than my normal G rated stories. I hate to write it knowing it is a goner.
Grumble
Grumble
Looking through my mental images...I didn't plan on mentioning anatomy.
Hmmmmm....
wotf017
by JVAshley
Sat May 04, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'm used to receiving my result and moving on. This time I want to see another forum user amongst the winners. The wait seems forever to me, those waiting must have no fingernails left! I'm hanging around for my forumites, too! If we're twitching for them this much, I imagine they might have chewed...
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2612

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Getting the bones down is the hard part for me. The prose is fun.
Hope you have fun fleshing his one out!
by JVAshley
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

LittleRed wrote:Hugs and handshakes to those who've placed and didn't so far. The waiting is over for me - Semi-Finalist.
wotf024 WooHoo! Congrats!!!
by JVAshley
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 154
Views: 4644

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

TimE wrote:With your breath - it could be a dragon in a fire-work factory

I'd like to see that! wotf010
by JVAshley
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

R for me!
No surprise. I wrote it in a day and a half and barely had time for a quick re-read before submitting it at 11:58PST
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:It's been anything from two weeks to over a month for me. But I agree with ChuckT that the final judging might be taking place right now - we could wake up to a total apocalypse at any time.


wotf018 Wow! That did nothing to help the Twitching.
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 154
Views: 4644

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Me too. I just got my non-auto confirmation for Q2 today as well.
I am assuming this means things are moving again, post gala.
Good Luck to ALL!!!
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 15391

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

mhkuch wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:Brings a bucket of mint oreo ice cream and a dozen spoons. Settles down on a bean bag chair and holds up spoons. "Anyone?"


*takes a spoon and digs into ice cream*
"Yes please!"
*nomming sounds ensue*

I have sprinkles wotf010

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