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by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome and congratulations! wotf007 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, inky! And congratulations. wotf007 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Congrats everyone! I was working on a western mash-up and Dave sent out his Kick about how he was seeing too many of those.... But I sent it in anyway and hey wotf057 Hey, vjalrik, congrats! Could you share the link to Dave's Kick that mentioned westerns? I don't think I've read that one. Thanks! w...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

wotf056
This makes my third SHM in a row. Not sure how I feel about that at the moment, but that's almost certainly due to entirely unrelated factors. I'll keep trying.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Writing help
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Writing help

Jeremyteg wrote:I'm 99.9% sure that this is spam.

I already reported it. I think kentagions was expressing the same feelings, albeit in a different way.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, AliciaKay! wotf006 KristyEmber, I'm glad you finally got an account of your very own. wotf007 wotf010 A few pages back Peony also said something about not liking to post her contest results on her signature. Even though each person has their preferences, I think that posting your contest hi...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3735
Views: 629820

Re: Success!

J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024

Woot! wotf007 wotf010 Congratulations.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I submitted an uncritted rough draft to Q1 (that I winced when I reread - I love the basic idea, but I completely mangled the execution of it), which is great for me not getting my hopes up. However, I wouldn't advise this method of hope management :) I'm just curious whether it will get an HM or a...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

From today's conference call, Dave finished his second pass today, and will be starting his third (and, I think ,though am not sure, final) pass which, it sounded like, he is hoping to get through by Monday or Tuesday. I refuse to allow my hopes to rise. wotf028 You are a smart man, sir. wotf019 My...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revised Honorable Mentions
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Revised Honorable Mentions

Hi all- newbie question. I'm getting ready to enter the contest again. The rules say: "12. All entries for each quarter are final. No revisions are accepted." I read this to mean that revisions are only prohibited once is the submission is active. I've significantly revised an honorable m...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

First pass is the process of weeding out R's, second pass is probably weeding out HMs and/or SHMs, third pass is quite likely deciding finalists/semi-finalists.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

*resumes residence in the couch fort*
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 25
Views: 9939

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I'm waiting to hear back on Supernatural Horror and Heroic Fantasy. Honestly, knowing so many others are waiting is a relief, because it means I'm not alone. (Also means I'm less likely to be accepted, but this is fine.)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004 Funny story--I don't enjoy my first drafts as much as I used to. There's still the initial rush of excitement, but it's tempered by the knowledge that there's still a t...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Dialogue

Kind of along amoskalik's line of thought, I also have a dialog question for the thread. Are verbally expressed, non-words acceptable? Let's say I show someone a great new way to make a sandwich. They say, "Huh," meaning: I had never thought to do it that way. Your father isn't paying att...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Dialogue

I would say that the goal is to have dialogue that feels natural while still cutting out unnecessary bits--the umm's, awkward pauses, and needless word repetitions. Different characters should have different speech patterns, so the dialogue doesn't feel wooden. Sometimes keeping a particular awkward...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Rebecca Birch wrote:And I am so ready for a Thursday.

I hear you there. wotf001 This is always the hardest quarter to wait for. I think next time I need to get an early start on my Q2 so that the long wait time doesn't hit me like it has the last couple of times.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jarebcollins wrote:Is there something significant about Thursday?

Results of almost any kind tend to go out on Thursdays.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

*crawls out from under couch fort* Another Thursday's come and gone. Next week, maybe, or the week after. (I would be weirdly amused if we get the results in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, as this would be the second year in a row I got my notice during an overnight shift while the floor cleane...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I want to work in horror, SF, and fantasy, both adult and young adult. I have so many ideas I want to experiment with, but recently I decided that for WotF I need to focus on polishing the same story over and over, submitting it again and again, as opposed to trying a new story each quarter. I woul...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The longer we wait, the more active my imagination becomes. I'm sure reality will ground me soon enough. wotf004 in the meantime...

*makes couch fort, huddles inside, eats triple chocolate chip cookies*

*pushes a second plate of cookies outside the fort to share*
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4841
Views: 803125

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

We really are getting close! wotf015 wotf010 *dances*
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 156
Views: 5096

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Yeah, I sent my sub to both emails one quarter, and my story somehow got entered twice. I got an early R and thought that was it. Several weeks later, I received an HM on the same story. Emailed Joni. She said it was because I emailed it twice. My two cents: I think they just need to fix their entr...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, you three! Settle in and get comfortable. wotf007 It's a lot of fun around here.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

That makes sense. Thank you for the heads up! wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open. Oh dear! What can the matter be? Can't get stories in any categ'ry Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday Nobody knows I am there! I think it's a conspiracy They've sure all got it in for me Wait til I go and wi...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 287
Views: 10011

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Oh my god, the music puns... wotf23 wotf019

I'm betting it will be another week or two, but still... *battens down hatches*
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2278
Views: 363559

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon. Send one to me! I'm super inspired after the award ceremony last night. I'm ready to read and write WotF! Okay! I know which one I want to send your way...

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