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by Jeremyteg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 897849

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This might be jumping the gun a bit, but seeing how a lot of forum members have already turned in their Q4 stories and are working on Q1, I thought I'd start this thread. For Q1 I'm writing a Fantasy. My last three entries have been more science fiction. I love science fiction, love to read it, but...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 897849

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, Martin's out of the hospital it seems, so our grand scheme of surprising him with 5000 posts here has failed.

Oh well. wotf017

81 left!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 897849

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dearest Martin, I hear that hospital food isn't as bad as advertised. Hopefully microwaved pot roast, soggy carrots, and reconstituted mashed potatoes provide sufficient sustenance to support your healing. Oh, and jello. I understand that there is lots of jello. Get well soon! Sincerely, Your pal, J...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 612

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Congrats you two!

See you in April!
by Jeremyteg
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 897849

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

pcmccollum wrote:I don't know what I'm doing here, but I felt like I should post something... wotf017


Making history! That's what!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 897849

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

97!

And so that this post will be more than just a number I hope you all are having a lovely day.
by Jeremyteg
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing the place up
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Fixing the place up

Avatars are back!
by Jeremyteg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8793

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

jficke13 wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:wotf058

! Try not to twitch to death!



Update: I reread my story. I should not have reread my story. <breathes deeply>


I did the same thing right after Joni called me. wotf011

Don't worry. It definitely isn't as bad as you think it is. It made finalist for crying out loud!
by Jeremyteg
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8793

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

jficke13 wrote:wotf058

Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?


Heck YEEeEEAH! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

Good luck! Try not to twitch to death!
by Jeremyteg
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8793

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Commiserations to the Rs, commisa-grats to the HMs and SHMs, and good luck to those still waiting!
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 21
Views: 723

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Hi there! Welcome to the forum! Preston gave a solid answer to your question in a different thread a while ago. Here's the link: http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2556&p=79448&hilit=silver+honorable+mention#p79448 Thanks for the link! Do you agree with Preston that...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 21
Views: 723

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Hi there! Welcome to the forum!

Preston gave a solid answer to your question in a different thread a while ago. Here's the link: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2556&p=79448&hilit=silver+honorable+mention#p79448
by Jeremyteg
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What does "win" mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: What does "win" mean?

Hi Chris, "Win" means getting first, second, or third place in any given quarter. Essentially, if you get any form of cash prize, you have "won" the contest, even if you did not get first place or the grand prize. You can absolutely enter multiple quarters in a row before result...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What does "win" mean?
Replies: 15
Views: 361

Re: What does "win" mean?

Hi Chris, "Win" means getting first, second, or third place in any given quarter. Essentially, if you get any form of cash prize, you have "won" the contest, even if you did not get first place or the grand prize. You can absolutely enter multiple quarters in a row before results...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

jficke13 wrote:
And I have a (very) rough first draft that needed a kick in the pants to edit. Is it weird that due dates and deadlines are some of my most powerful motivators?


Not weird at all. They are for me as well. The tricky part comes when you're trying to write and you don't have a deadline to work for.
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

Normally, an agent is the person who gets your book in front of an editor. Angry Robot has these open door periods specifically to try and find authors who have good books, but who are having a hard time finding an agent, or simply haven't found one yet. Wesley Chu is probably the most notable succe...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 183878

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm going to disagree here, but with good reason. Editors will never, ever publish you out of pity: they will only publish you when the story is good enough and right for them. And the reason it's important I disagree is that one day soon the brain weasels will start to whisper "they only publ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

Hi all, In case you hadn't heard yet, Angry Robot will be having an Open Door Submission Period in November and December of this year. Here's their post about it with a link to a FAQ and specific guidelines: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2017/09/open-door-2017-send-us-your-novel/ This is a pretty ...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8793

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Good luck everyone! wotf010
by Jeremyteg
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 16818

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: 4934
Views: 897849

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: 3862
Views: 722875

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: 3862
Views: 722875

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: 4934
Views: 897849

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: 983

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: 4934
Views: 897849

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: 4934
Views: 897849

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: 507

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: 4934
Views: 897849

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: 3862
Views: 722875

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.

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