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by Jason Parker
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Why Do You Write?
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: Why Do You Write?

A. would be fun, but there's no reason why you can't inject an emotionally moving theme into that type of story. On production . . . Once I get past the first ten or twenty pages I can jam out pages fast, fast, fast like Kevin J. It takes a little while for me to get a feel for the characters and to...
by Jason Parker
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Can you recommend a writing teacher?
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Can you recommend a writing teacher?

Thanks, guys. jficke13, yeah, I love those lectures. Kent, what level am I? 5 novels written and 500 rejections. Not sure if that's a level or just plain sad. Morgan, I might try Critters again. I was a member back in college in '02. Really, I'm looking for corrective feedback from a proven teacher....
by Jason Parker
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Can you recommend a writing teacher?
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Can you recommend a writing teacher?

I like to take David Farland's classes, but they're all closed right now. I'm looking for a teacher who will look at my work or exercises and give me corrective feedback. Can you suggest a teacher?
by Jason Parker
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Who’s familiar with Dwight Swain’s scene/sequel format?
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: Who’s familiar with Dwight Swain’s scene/sequel format?

Jim Butcher is a direct descendant of the Swain school of writing, so that's pretty cool, and it's proof the approach works.
by Jason Parker
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

amyhg wrote:wotf058

O_O

I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come.


Congrats! wotf009 wotf009 wotf009
by Jason Parker
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

J'nae Rae wrote:And commiserations to my fellow Rs. Wish there was a hug smilie.


Yeah, it feels like Game of Thrones around here for Rs. Hehe.
by Jason Parker
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I think I've finally grown thick skin, and it only took about 400 rejections! wotf019

Write on till the break of dawn! wotf024

Congrats to all HMs and Finalists! wotf009
by Jason Parker
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm out. Got the dreaded R.
by Jason Parker
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congrats to HMs! wotf009
by Jason Parker
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Guess I'm still in it. Haven't gotten the dreaded R e-mail yet. Good luck to all.
by Jason Parker
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:.
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Whenever I get bummed about a rejection, I return to Stewart Baker's signature.

R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner (1st)

Each R puts me closer to that W. wotf006

wotf024
by Jason Parker
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I've lost track of how many R's I've gotten from this contest, short story markets, and agents. It's in the hundreds.

It still hurts like hell every time, but it also pushes me to level up my writing.
by Jason Parker
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Jason Parker wrote:Where are you guys and gals seeing results from Q2? Haven't seen anything yet...

That probably means you're still in the running, for the moment. Results go out in waves.


Cool. Thanks.

Good luck to all.
by Jason Parker
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 39923

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Where are you guys and gals seeing results from Q2? Haven't seen anything yet...
by Jason Parker
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 28351

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I have some decent story ideas, but looking for a mind blowing one.
by Jason Parker
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805633

Re: Success!

Congrats, Emily! You're on a roll.
by Jason Parker
Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 6951

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Congrats on the HMs. I got the dreaded R.
by Jason Parker
Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805633

Re: Success!

And I have news of my own as well. Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel. Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell. Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of exc...
by Jason Parker
Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805633

Re: Success!

Woo hoo!
by Jason Parker
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805633

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I just received my print copy of Mad Scientist Journal, Fall 2016. I'm the first story.
There is something about having a physical representation of your writing that satisfies on a deep level.


Rock on!
by Jason Parker
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 5411

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Triseult wrote:Submitted Feb 27, 2016.

Semi-Finalist on August 28, 2016.


Congrats!
by Jason Parker
Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 14684

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

Ishmael wrote:I have over forty active stories. Experience has taught me the wisdom of Heinlein's Rule 'Keep it on the market until it sells.'


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by Jason Parker
Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 18
Views: 3574

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

1. Have idea 2. write story (3. Submit to Beta readers) (4. Revise story) 5. Enter WotF 6. Wait 7. Receive HM (usually, of late) 8. Read story / Realise how badly written story was 9. Re-write story 10. Make sale (sometimes)! Yeah, number eight happens almost every time I look at any story I've wri...
by Jason Parker
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 18
Views: 3574

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

1. Have idea 2. write story (3. Submit to Beta readers) (4. Revise story) 5. Enter WotF 6. Wait 7. Receive HM (usually, of late) 8. Read story / Realise how badly written story was 9. Re-write story 10. Make sale (sometimes)! Yeah, number eight happens almost every time I look at any story I've wri...
by Jason Parker
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 18
Views: 3574

What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

My best approach seems to be . . .

Take a day to work out story details on a single sheet of paper, a beginning, middle, and end.

Next day write the story.

Let it cool for a few hours, then revise and submit it.

Repeat.
by Jason Parker
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 42457

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

emilymccosh wrote:
Jason Parker wrote:I already submitted mine. Then I wrote a better story that I wish I could submit instead. Doh!


Look at it this way. You have an automatic great submission for Q1 of V34. Unless, of course, you write something even more awesome in the mean time...

wotf006 wotf009


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by Jason Parker
Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805633

Re: Success!

Nice job keeping me in suspense on that one, Emily. Also, vivid writing.

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