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by thegirlintheglasses
Tue May 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

But what does everyone think of the quoted paragraph? Is it hurt by having the main character start by waking up? I can't remember which of Dave's tip emails it was in, but he said something along the lines of you can prove him wrong and go against his tips. Heck, there are hundreds of ways to do i...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu May 16, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

JVAshley wrote:
preston wrote:The trick is getting all these elements into one story! Which is really hard!

Amen to that! wotf005
Thank you all for sharing!
Now, to practice being a good student. wotf024

seconded lol! And thanks for the tips Preston! Very kind wotf009
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed May 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

What super secrets have helped the most? Some I already knew, but guys, all of them are important. Every. Single. One. I’ll pick my favorites. “Write fresh” is number one. Scroll on if you want, but it’s no question been the best advice for me. All my stories in this contest are fresh and at times, ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed May 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Thanks, guys. I'm happy to share. I'm working on a post that will hopefully go up later today :) But in the meantime, anyone want to share their lightbulb moments? Because we all have them along the way ;)
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

KD thank you. You are a legend...and now hold a record I know you'd rather have tied (Most times finalist without a win). But it sounds like you've got a few more stories to throw in the ring. Fingers crossed for Q2. And Q3! You've got this!!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon May 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

And I'm betting our two silent SUPER SECRET challenge member finalists for Q1 will get news by tomorrow night. Just a hunch. Right-O wotf009 wotf058 Hoping for a different sign next time wotf011 I didn't win--but it still feels pretty good. These tips are really helping me to grow. And I'm going to...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat May 11, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Gah, Sorry TimE! I hadn't really meant to knock you either. As I've caught up on the thread, some of the recent tone (in general) has irked me and so I came out a little rough. I think you're right, though. We'll keep it positive.

Write on!
Brittany
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat May 11, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

This 10,000 hours thing has been debunked, yet is often quoted. I reckon I could spend 10,000 hours practising the piano alongside a teacher, and I'd still be rubbish - or at least not very good. So, I choose not to believe this 10,000 hour thing. Sure, writing more helps, but so does being critiqu...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Don't know the Topanga Canyon story? Listen to this podcast with Preston Dennet! And NEVER GIVE UP!

https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefutu ... e-up-story


Great podcast! Way to go Preston, rewriting your ending. wotf009
by thegirlintheglasses
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Go Little Red! That's awesome!!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2594

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Gah! I'm only 2k in. Had 5k of false starts, figuring out the best opening. Plenty of story left to write. ONWARD!
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

zeeteebeez wrote:Anyone listen to the latest podcast with Dave, Tim Powers, and OSC?

They talked about judging for "this quarter." Do we think that's q1?

If so, there was a little hint that a story told in present tense did well.

Commence twitching.


link please :)
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

And yes, a silver would be great. Those stories can be resubmitted :) I'm kinda hoping for a SF at some point, just to have a 'rainbow'... Who am I kidding, we all want to make F!!! And a WIN!!! Hope we get some forumites ON THAT STAGE!!!
Good luck everyone! wotf024 wotf024 wotf024
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

If she's stuck on jury duty, this could be a while, dang it.

Good news is I'll probably have a phone early next week. Ordered a new one yesterday. Yay! *Still scouring emails as that is the most likely source of news. Nothing. Reminds self Joni is still on jury duty...*

And...back to writing Q3...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

But I am getting very tired of the you-are-not-a-winner calls and I very much hope that next time I get the other call... It's gotta happen soon! Has anyone been a finalist more than you? Seriously!!!! I salute you wotf009 And I love that she calls instead of emails. She's personable, really encour...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Yeah, I think last quarter only took 2 weeks (or less really for the winners. Pretty sure I got my 'not a winner' call AFTER Moon. And how long ago did Dave say his part was done?). BUT that's quarter 4, where everyone is scrambling to get things finished for the anthology and whatnot. Could be. Cou...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

So I just finished a podcast David Farland posted on facebook today. Here's the link for inquiring minds: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/2-interview-with-david-farland-coordinating-judge/id1458235353?i=1000434812485&fbclid=IwAR0iWzH5cr8xvqqk2g-m4hyroWDTQIRgd2QlWgMnAmOFS_hIz89GLIx1Fz0 He s...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Sheesh! For a Thursday there don't seem to be many posts going up here. I thought I would at least hear of some other forumites going nuts waiting from their report on the Q1 subs. Dead quiet. So, I must be the only one of us that didn't get a phone call with a gag order. I need a hug. wotf014 My p...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Takes chocolate and snarfs it down. Opens the deep freeze and pulls out the ice cream.

"But...but someone might PEEP!" lol.

Hopefully, I figure things out with it this weekend.

Hopefully. ;)
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Sheesh! For a Thursday there don't seem to be many posts going up here. I thought I would at least hear of some other forumites going nuts waiting from their report on the Q1 subs. Dead quiet. So, I must be the only one of us that didn't get a phone call with a gag order. I need a hug. wotf014 My p...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 154
Views: 4632

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Just got mine too. About 45 minutes ago ;)
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 534
Views: 15331

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Brings a bucket of mint oreo ice cream and a dozen spoons. Settles down on a bean bag chair and holds up spoons. "Anyone?"
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

MiloMinderbinder wrote:I submitted for Q2

Updated wotf008
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 125
Views: 2594

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

There was a sci-fi crime one a few years back. Police officer with an addiction to a super-power inducing drug. Used it one last time to solve a crime before turning himself in. It was really cool-also broke Dave's rules about having drugs in a story. If done well...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2226

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I'm so excited, but I can't figure out where to watch live. Anyone have a link? I feel like its somewhere on their website but I CAN'T FIND it!!!! Gahhhhhh https://www.writersofthefuture.com/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=71282756&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_upTnqMK9fGPlI867Q4_kD...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2226

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I'm so excited, but I can't figure out where to watch live. Anyone have a link? I feel like its somewhere on their website but I CAN'T FIND it!!!! Gahhhhhh
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2226

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Thanks, Thomas & all. Man & man, what a week! So fun & amazing on so many levels. The art reveal was cahrazy! And yes, that's a word! Getting to see & hold and sign the actual book was even cahrazier! Got fitted for my tuxedo. That's definitely a first. Lots of firsts this week. The...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 620
Views: 14296

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

JVAshley wrote:I am in Q2 with a fresh story.
Submitted around 7:00pm (PST) 3/31

Updated! Thank you!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2226

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I pulled up the pictures of you guys and the hat! So fun! Best of luck. Only three hours left! You guys got this!!!!

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