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by Jeremyteg
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11357

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Woohoo! Three finalists from the forums! Congrats you guys! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

Good luck with the next three to six weeks (or more) of twitching like lunatics! wotf001
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867465

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Interstellar alien Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter, slapping Hornblower's head.


Interstellar stuntman Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter, slapping Hornblower's head.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

After a pretty fallow six months are we on a roll here? http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/hs-fs/hubfs/9781786645562.jpg?t=1503591280088&width=190&name=9781786645562.jpg Flame Tree have accepted my story 'Heavy Weather' for their 'Pirates and Ghosts' anthology. We're going to be antho budd...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

amyhg wrote:
Just read it. Thoroughly enjoyed it too! Beautifully written. Did you use a similar style with your winning story? I look forward to reading it.


Well...I don't want to say here, for fear of outing my story before the grand prize judging. wotf001

If you'd like we can exchange winning stories!
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867465

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic snake on Mother's bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic helicopter on Mother's bed.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorite Comic TV Series!
Replies: 4
Views: 800

Re: Favorite Comic TV Series!

Jessica Jones is my pick, as well.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867465

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake under our bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake on our bed.
by Jeremyteg
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867465

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
MattDovey wrote:
Forever flabby birds lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Forever flabby Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Fearless flabby Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.
by Jeremyteg
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Are aliens needed?
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Are aliens needed?

Depends on the kind of story. Is it going for a realistic, hypothetically plausible near-future vibe? Something like The Expanse? If so, I wouldn't use aliens unless the story was about them. Otherwise, I like me some creatures and aliens. Aliens do, however, force you to spend words describing them...
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 867465

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Ishmael wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:
The flabby birds balked at the speckled donut under our woodshed.


Even flabby birds balked at the speckled donut under our woodshed
wotf008


Even flabby birds balked at the speckled snake under our woodshed.


Even flabby birds balked at the spooky snake under our woodshed.
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:My story, The Broken Karwaneer, is now free to read on Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Check it out: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/ ... karwaneer/


Wow. Great story. The ending is very profound.


Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

Okay, that was awesome. The setting and characters hold a great deal of depth. I would legitimately love to read a novel set in that world. Thanks! wotf007 What about a novel set in that world three thousand years ago? Because I may or may not be doing the prewriting for just such a novel... It's s...
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

My story, The Broken Karwaneer , is now free to read on Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Check it out: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-broken-karwaneer/ Okay, that was awesome. The setting and characters hold a great deal of depth. I would legitimately love to read a novel set in that wo...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

My story, The Broken Karwaneer, is now free to read on Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Check it out: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/ ... karwaneer/
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

The issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies featuring my story is available for subscribers via Weightless Books! Non-subscribers can get one issue for $0.99US...or wait a couple of weeks for the issue to come out for free on the BCS website. wotf008
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18332

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

And the results? Joni giggled. I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance* If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April. wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Congrats Amy! Excited to meet you in LA next April! wotf010 w...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Drafting
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Drafting

I've noticed a lot of people talking about numbered drafts, or saving each edit under a different file name. Since I started writing, I've just kind of edited as I went, changing things piecemeal based on notes I made to myself while thinking about the story or with deliberate beginning-to-end and ...
by Jeremyteg
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

EDIT: I lied. I also need a view outside like most folks have mentioned. I live out on an old farm, so the vistas are quite stunning. Just staring out the back door for 10-15 minutes is usually enough to get me back to my desk. I am super envious! I work so much better when I can take brain breaks ...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: "We regret that we cannot accept children's stories." Define "children!"
Replies: 10
Views: 338

Re: "We regret that we cannot accept children's stories." Define "children!"

My impression from reading the volumes aligns with what Matt and Amy are saying. Plenty of the stories that win Writers of the Future could be easily considered YA. Some of them are not, but some of them are. By "children's stories" I think they mean something that could appear in a Highli...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

I have a desk by the door in the living room of the apartment my wife and I are living in while I finish my Masters. She is also an artist, and her desk is bigger, so she got the tiny second bedroom for her office space. Because we don't have kids it works pretty well for me to use the living room a...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I believe KD Wentworth's story was the shortest win at 2k. Wow. I get the impression that you're the WOTF Anthology guru. Out of curiosity, how many volumes have you read? Legend tells that Dustin was there at the dawn of WOTF, long before the first winners walked the earth. His knowledge is vast, ...
by Jeremyteg
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Finishing Stories

Sometimes I spend an entire block of writing time editing what I wrote before. Have any of you found good strategies for avoiding this or should I just embrace it as part of my writing process? I lean toward the latter because I will forget to add or change details if I don't do it right then and I...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Finishing Stories

Matt and Jeremy have focused on landing the ending, which is a HUGE thing, no doubt. But to me, everything I've ever finished has had a broken ending. I get to it and think "for this to work X Y and Z need to change(blah blah blah)." For me the skills that finishing a story exercises are ...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 405

Re: Finishing Stories

Am I setting myself up for failure for aborting so many potential stories instead of getting in the habit of completing one before moving on to the next? Sorry, but... yes. I couldn't agree more. I try to finish everything I start, even if I don't think it's going anywhere. Part of that has to do w...
by Jeremyteg
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18332

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.


Hooray! Congratulations! And good luck making it past the final hurdle! May we meet in LA. wotf009
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18332

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congrats to the HMs, SHMs, and S-Fs! Commiserations to the R's, and best of luck to those still waiting!
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go: Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller cat...
by Jeremyteg
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11357

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Really!? That gives me hope haha. I finished reading mine and found a "to" instead of "too" and a missing "of". At least I didn't find 10 typos in the manuscript. I am hoping there are no more than 7 typos in my script. I found 5. I was so busy and sleep deprived from ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687308

Re: Success!

So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely? Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11357

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just won first place with a story that had more than one significant typo. If your story is good and the typos/grammar errors aren't too distracting, I wouldn't worry about it. wotf007 Really!? That gives me hope haha. I finished reading mine and found a "to" instead of "too" ...

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