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by RSchibler
Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 649303

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Great one, Wulf. I've been working on my scene openings and endings, so this was good timing.
by RSchibler
Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

Yes - formatting refers to how the document itself is organized - not the author’s editing of the document. It’s important to have your indents set correctly instead of using tab for a few reasons - one, it’s too easy to miss a tab. Two, on different devices the tab may populate differently, where a...
by RSchibler
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

I know what I'm sending, just waiting to get a crit back and I'll go ahead and sub.
by RSchibler
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Anyone open for exchanges?
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Anyone open for exchanges?

I can as always but I've got a few in my queue so it'll probably take me a few days.
by RSchibler
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18584

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

They delayed the anthology release as well, so really, there's no way to know. I'm also hoping for earlier results, but who knows.
by RSchibler
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

NNINN (No News Is No News) and EDIT (Every Day Is Thursday). Given the Covid disruptions, there's really no telling.
by RSchibler
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

Congratulations! That’s super exciting!
by RSchibler
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18584

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Hi SupermanSam, I'm happy to take a look and give you an in-depth critique. DM me for my email address.
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 2021 Gala and V.37 release delay
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: 2021 Gala and V.37 release delay

That's gonna be one heckuva party!
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 2021 Gala and V.37 release delay
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: 2021 Gala and V.37 release delay

I feel so bad for everyone, but especially the winners from last year who have waited so long for their workshop, the winners from this year who will have to wait for the their book, and all the folks at Galaxy Press who have had to scramble and reschedule and juggle this whole time. Stinks.
by RSchibler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

I am pretty sure I've settled on what I'm sending in. I'm waiting on a crit, and then I'll probably sub just to get it off my mind. You regularly offer for everyone. Can't imagine your short of critters, but I'll take a look if you want one more. Thanks! I might take you up on that for a final read.
by RSchibler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 649303

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

SUPER exciting, Wulf, and great news. You must be so excited! Can't wait to see it come to life.
by RSchibler
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

I am pretty sure I've settled on what I'm sending in. I'm waiting on a crit, and then I'll probably sub just to get it off my mind.
by RSchibler
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

I have no idea what I'm sending for Q2 yet. I'll wait until March and see what's available that Dave hasn't seen.
by RSchibler
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

Thank you!
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

Thank you! I find full circle endings very satisfying.
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

Pezel wrote:Great story, Rebecca! Especially loved the ending.


Thank you so much!
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

https://nightshiftradio.com/storyteller ... d-the-waif

If you're interested in an HM that reached publication, check it out! It's a fantasy about Grundar, who wants vengeance, and Epohar, who just wants to survive. Enjoy!
by RSchibler
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

My story "The Wizard, the Watcher, and the Waif" will be published Friday at https://nightshiftradio.com/storytellersprint. Enjoy! Congratulations!!! Can't wait to read it in 2 days. You mentioned this was a previous HM? How much changing did it undergo before its now polished diamond sta...
by RSchibler
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189557

Re: Success!

My story "The Wizard, the Watcher, and the Waif" will be published Friday at https://nightshiftradio.com/storytellersprint. Enjoy!
by RSchibler
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 649303

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Hey guys, I just wanted to share some good news. A story that received an HM from Dave will be published Friday at https://nightshiftradio.com/storytellersprint. It's a fun fantasy story, and I hope you enjoy it.
by RSchibler
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How many words do you write in an hour on average?
Replies: 3
Views: 862

Re: How many words do you write in an hour on average?

Don't stress word count and production rate. We're all different. Some people write fast, some write medium, some write slow. Some produce clean copy, some edit twelve times. There's no one right way - as long as your way gets the story on the page and finished, it's the right way for you.
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The Word That
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: The Word That

I found it very helpful!
by RSchibler
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The Word That
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: The Word That

I got my list from The Ten Percent Solution by Ken Rand.
by RSchibler
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The Word That
Replies: 15
Views: 1430

Re: The Word That

I do a CTL+F for "that" and a number of other words before submitting. It's quite frequently unnecessary.
by RSchibler
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Help a writer become a volunteer reader for a Literary Magazine
Replies: 11
Views: 1260

Re: Help a writer become a volunteer reader for a Literary Magazine

When I applied to Apex, I had to analyze 3 of their stories as part of the process. I'd guess they were looking for an alignment of perspective and an ability to see the kinds of things the editors are looking for. Some of this is objective - can be learned - but some is subjective and specific to t...
by RSchibler
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Influenced by vs. too close for comfort
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Influenced by vs. too close for comfort

Neil Gaiman says in his master class that imitating the greats is a wonderful way to begin. Most/many writers do that - and why wouldn't we? We start writing because we love to read, and we want to write the kind of thing we have loved reading. Of course we imitate the writers we admire. Plagiarism ...
by RSchibler
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Pandemic over???
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Pandemic over???

The magazine I slush for, Apex Magazine, has a pandemic story in their forthcoming issue. There have been one or two I've read elsewhere. What makes them stand out is that they're not just pandemic stories. They take something that's weighing on all of us, and twist it or expand on it somehow, explo...

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