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by disgruntledpeony
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

mrtevebaugh wrote:I'm in for Q4. Now for the waiting...

wotf010 Right there with you, Matt!
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1383

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I'll be trying to go through and provide crits on everything that's been posted soon. However, I had a few minutes, and wanted to take a crack at Wulf's latest assignment about opening lines: First, the opening line from "A Different Kind of Place," by Tobias S. Buckell: After the zombie o...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3354
Views: 304150

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Retropianoplayer wrote:Editor's Note: The "face swabbed with honey" becomes the Catalyst one sentence later.

Best,

Retro

That may be so, but one can only critique elements that one sees in what one is reading.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 264
Views: 20906

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Weird. I have results Sept 1 2017, Sept 9 2018, and Sept 27 2019. I wonder what happened that you have October there? One day I would blame on the date line but a whole month and I’m starting to worry about time machines or black holes. wotf001 2018 might have been the last year they sent results o...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 2020 Fourth Quarter Anthology Winners
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: 2020 Fourth Quarter Anthology Winners

Ron Carnell wrote:I would have to say this page make the confusion even more confusing...

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writer-winners/

That's still the winners from last year--we're entering for 2021 right now.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: courier versus courier new versus all the other courier fonts
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: courier versus courier new versus all the other courier fonts

I prefer to use Courier New because that's what I have and it's industry standard. In a weird way, it actually helps with my writing--the fact that the font isn't pretty reminds me my early drafts don't need to be perfect. It also reminds me that, in later drafts, people should be impressed by my wo...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 25
Views: 408

Re: Goals four V.38!

Personal goals: To submit to all four quarters, and to re-establish a stronger writing routine. (I had one for about three to four months and then the babies started dropping down to one naptime. Still working out how to make writing time work under the new schedule.)
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 2020 Fourth Quarter Anthology Winners
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: 2020 Fourth Quarter Anthology Winners

shoesan wrote:https://www.writersofthefuture.com/the-anthology/

Okay, I see where the confusion comes from. That's the volume published in 2020, but it's also Volume 36. We're currently submitting for next year's publication, Volume 37, which will be out in 2021.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I have a few options for Q1, depending on what I get back from where. I like options. Options are good.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1044780

Re: Success!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-once-time-anthology I’m delighted to announce I have a story forthcoming in this gorgeous anthology. The Kickstarter is to allow more authors to be included in the anthology! I love this cover! Check it out. wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf01...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 264
Views: 20906

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've honestly been indulging in the guilty pleasure of fanfiction writing to get my mind off things. It is more therapeutic than I thought :P I haven't done that in ages, but I kind of want to. wotf019 The problem is, I don't have much time for writing these days, so I have to be choosy about what ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 264
Views: 20906

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Yeah, we've probably got at least a month yet. But, since someone is twitching:

*sets up pillow fort, complete with complimentary concessions stand* Hot cocoa, anyone?
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Waiting on a crit, after which I plan to do my final polish.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

Re: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!

https://www.shunn.net/format/story/ Shunn manuscript format is always a good source for this kind of thing. On page 4 of the modern guide, it says: If you want to indicate an em dash--the punctuation that sets off this phrase--simply type two hyphens. Most word processors will convert the two hyphen...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest rules questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

Re: Contest rules questions

I don't want to start a new thread so I hope you don't mind my asking my question here. If part of a story was posted on one of the reddit writing subs, can it be used for WotF? I don't have an easy answer for this one. It probably depends on how much was posted and how much it's been edited since.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm about done with my Q4. I don't know that it'll be a winner, but I've done about all the editing that I can stand.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

Re: Dialogue Tips

Definitely a bot and/or spam in my opinion, though the signature link in itself isn't harmful. We have a couple of bots floating around, though I don't want to keep bothering the moderators with reports, especially if someone else has already reported the posts. I wonder if it's possible to ban lin...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

Re: Dialogue Tips

Dustin Adams wrote:Me thinks Wiomis may be a bot. :(
I don't recommend clicking the link.

I'm worried about that, myself. There are some warning signs I've noticed over the years, and that post features many of them.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40857

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

BrandieJ wrote:Thanks guys. I am truly grateful, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I wanted to win.

Of course. *more hugs!* If you need to talk about it, feel free to PM me.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40857

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

BrandieJ wrote:Well... not a winner. I appreciate getting this far, but I was hoping for a different call.

*BIG HUGS* I'm sorry. I know that feel, believe me.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead! No point in wondering that (although I've done the same thing myself in the past, I will ...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Short Story vs Novel
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Short Story vs Novel

Hi all, I have been wondering what the difference between a short story and a novel is, besides length. What are the main differences? I want to change one or two of my short stories into YA novels, but I don't know how to go about it. Thanks for any help you can give me! There's just... more. Of e...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:Thanks to Reuben's assistance with getting butt in chair, I've got my first draft complete!
Now I edit until the deadline. wotf019

Woohoo!
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 131
Views: 6854

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Sally_salamander wrote:I just finally emotionally rebounded from my Q2 R, gonna start working on a Q4 entry today. Happy writing to everyone.

*hugs!* I've been there. Glad you made it through! Happy writing to you as well. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1044780

Re: Success!

Awesome job, Bartleby! That's a lot of great news. wotf007 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to fix a short short story?
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: How to fix a short short story?

Are any parts confusing at all and need a little more explanation? As per Dave's tips on character arcs - do you have The Lie, The Wound, New Action, Wants and Needs covered. Do you have a theme? Does it need more work? Is the setting well described, does it play a part in the story? Do you have en...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1044780

Re: Success!

Wow. That must make a whole lot of new people eligible again. Keep that quiet. wotf001 Congrats on your first pro sale. For the second time! wotf007 Honestly, I'm guessing that's why the competition has felt steeper of late--but that's just a guess, no hard data to back it up. That's surprising. I ...

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