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by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

(I am pleased to report I was one of the Finalists this quarter, which is a personal best for me. I did not win or place, but I'll happily take it. Congrats to the winners whomever you are! But if you will permit me a moment of vanity, I've been waiting a long time to bust out a certain smilie and ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links

I'm not super active on Facebook (although I do have a lot of writing friends there now thanks to SSWS 2020), but I do hang out on the margins of Writing Twitter. My username there is @lizticknor .
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 31
Views: 10315

Re: Helpful Writing Links

Been awhile since I posted anything here... I'm going to have to fix that.

In any case, I've found an article about writing women as characters (when one is a man) that I think bears mentioning. XD It's pretty solid stuff.

https://mailchi.mp/afdee19b2fb2/how-to- ... 067572fe54
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf057

Along with Dustin Adams and Michael Kingswood! That's a good showing.

NGL, I am a little disappointed--I tried really hard to hit all the Finalist buttons with this story because I wanted to meet K.D. and Leah in person. I'll find out where I missed, though, so silver lining?
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

CCrawford wrote:*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?

Last year, I think I got my finalist call the day before results came out? I think.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Dragonchef wrote:wotf007
Yay! got my SHM certificate for Q3 in the mail today. Wondering, though, why it isn't that pretty blue it used to be. Budget cuts?
wotf017

They changed the certificates this year. Is all I know.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

*sets up blanket fort and hot chocolate station*
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”

...Is this a peep? Has there been a peep?
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf017 Fingers crossed it'll be November rather than December or later, but who knows? wotf017




*whispers* I'm way too invested in results for this quarter. This one's gonna hurt. wotf018
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Joni finally got back to me--apparently, Wizehive is having issues. I officially have an SHM, and she's going to make sure I get added to the blog ASAP. I finished out of the running. On the mixed and/or bright side, Joni said that my story came in 4th, and I have agreed to have it held over for pos...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 34
Views: 2206

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I subbed the story I wrote for the WotF online workshop earlier today. It's well-written, but my expectations are low because I'm not sure if the content is right for WotF (or, really, anywhere). It's not graphic or anything, it's just... not an easy concept to deal with.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1114229

Re: Success!

My story "The Wizard and the Woke" appears in B Cubed Press' new anthology Bedtime Stories for the Thoughtful Young , which is currently Amazon's #1 New Release in Children's Folk Tale & Myth Anthologies. https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Thoughtful-Young-Bob-Brown/dp/1949476103/ wotf010...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Hooooooly crap, three SFs on the forum! That's amazing! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Congratulations to Brittany, AjZach, and cduzett!
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I missed Joni's first call. We didn't speak until afternoon my time today (Monday). By the time we finally spoke, the only caution involved anonymity. Congratulations, kentagions! wotf017 That's how it's been for me both times I made finalist. Some quarters she seems more worried about secrecy than...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 34
Views: 2206

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Since I missed the deadline on the last quarter (was hoping to do emergency edits the night of Sept 30 ... bad idea ... ), I am now planning to submit for Q1 Volume 38 two months early. I've got a story completed. It just needs some cleanup and polish before I submit. Goal is to submit by the end o...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've either got an SHM or an HM--not sure which, because I got two e-mails this quarter. O_o I've e-mailed Joni in an effort to clear things up.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Do you have tips for brainstorming?
Replies: 4
Views: 743

Re: Do you have tips for brainstorming?

I made a template for myself based on a class Dave taught. It's not 100% perfect for me (I tend to pants more with short stories and outline more with longer ones), but I feel like it's a solid idea to have in mind. STARTING POINT: In order to begin your story, you need... A Character: In a Setting:...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 42
Views: 2907

Re: Goals four V.38!

Thanks for making this thread, Dustin. I think you've got the right idea to set goals that we can control, and this amazing community is a great place to get the support to do it! I plan to: - Submit a fresh story every quarter - Write at least five hours a week - Submit to other markets at least f...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Help! What font and font size am I supposed to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Help! What font and font size am I supposed to use?

Elessar wrote:Pretty much the title. I was scanning the rules and I couldn't find which font or size they accept. Help would be appreciated.

Courier New or Times New Roman are generally good choices, and 12pt fonts are standard. I prefer Courier New, myself, but some people prefer TNR.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Thanks to both Kate and Moon :) I was having trouble with converting my story (which I wrote by using Google docs) to a word docx file when using my windows computer, but finally succeeded when using my iMac wotf007 I was in such a hurry last time (Q3) because of the submission portal problem that ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder? It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017 Pretty sure that has happened a few times before. Not sure why. Hopefully not someone playing with us because w...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:In!

YES!
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 3819

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Thanks to both Kate and Moon :) I was having trouble with converting my story (which I wrote by using Google docs) to a word docx file when using my windows computer, but finally succeeded when using my iMac wotf007 I was in such a hurry last time (Q3) because of the submission portal problem that ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1114229

Re: Success!

Good news, everyone! I'm going to have a story published in Fireside Quarterly's Winter 2021 issue! I'm super excited. wotf007 (Apparently I could have announced when the contract was signed, but most of my experience before this was with anthologies that asked me to wait until they officially anno...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1114229

Re: Success!

Good news, everyone! I'm going to have a story published in Fireside Quarterly's Winter 2021 issue! I'm super excited. wotf007 (Apparently I could have announced when the contract was signed, but most of my experience before this was with anthologies that asked me to wait until they officially annou...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HermioneLee wrote:Just got an email from Joni saying that they will have Q3 results in the next few days... wotf015
Who else is twitching?

That e-mail damn near gave me a heart attack. wotf004 So, yes. Very yes. I'm twitching.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Webnovel.com
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Webnovel.com

Has anyone else been approached by this company? I had an email from someone purporting to be one of their editors regarding a self published novel I have on Smashwords. To say the email could have done with an editor is an understatement. Their website seems genuine but I noticed a warning on Writ...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

thewritescott wrote:It's Thursday isn't it? Seems like that means it should be Thursday. Alas, I don't think it is.

Based on an interview Dave did the other day, I'm guessing we have another week or two.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22831

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

It occurs to me that I don't remember seeing a comedy or absurdist story in the back copies of the Anthology that I've read. I checked them out from the library and don't currently have one to look at. I've written two comedies, one is a fantasy and the other is a space opera. My critique partners ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42691

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel... I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching... wotf060 This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time! Good advice, ...

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