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by RSchibler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79340

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Weird. I have nothing from you. I’ll keep checking and let you know if it shows up.

Correction, I have one message from you from Aug 7 and nothing since.
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79340

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Did you get mine Dustin? I haven’t received yours.
by RSchibler
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

I am thoroughly enjoying my vacation. I've been hard at work on a novel while sitting on my folks' back porch in beautiful Colorado weather. Not looking forward to returning to Texas weather! Here is the updated list. I believe you're right, Wulf, and we're up to #33. #0: Proper manuscript format fo...
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

Hey I’m on vacation in Colorado! wotf001 I’ll post an updated list later.
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79340

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Yayay! Me first!
by RSchibler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

If it's not the one I've already seen I'll give it a look.
by RSchibler
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Firewall for PMs?

Since the spammer was advertising breaking CAPTCHA........... I'm skeptical.
by RSchibler
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79340

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Send it my way Michael!
by RSchibler
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congratulations to all those who placed! For those who did not - don't base your whole value as a writer on the results of this contest. This is a market like any other, and your results are the judgment of one, maybe two, people. Don't base the entire value of your story, or your ability, on their ...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

michaeljwyantjr wrote:wotf057

Excuse me while I go jump up and down and squee


CONGRATULATIONS!
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I got my fourth HM. Good luck to everyone waiting!
by RSchibler
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

That’s an ominous statement! *duck and cover*
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Every day is Thursday.
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

Scuttlebutt says it’ll be next week or later. Slow quarter. I suspect that means it was another huge quarter - stiffer competition, more slush to wade through, plus its summertime which is slow in publishing anyway.
by RSchibler
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

Tends to be pretty quiet in the middle of quarters. Right around deadlines and the start of the quarter things get hoppin’.
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

My first experiences with science fiction that I can remember are watching Star Trek: TNG with my father as a child. Every week, I'd get scared (or feign being scared) and end up sitting on Dad's lap. I was also a devourer of books, when I was young. I got given the complete Chronicles of Narnia fo...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

My parents were avid readers of science fiction and fantasy. I grew up being given Heinlein and Asimov and Clarke, as well as Robinson, Aspirin, Lackey, McCaffrey, on and on. I didn't really fall in love with the genre of speculative fiction until I read the Belgariad, though. That hooked me. Citize...
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Polish your old subs to WotF and send them out to other editors! Having lots of stories out helps me diffuse the twitching.
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 872210

Re: Success!

Congratulations! That's awesome!
by RSchibler
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

The knight Templar rises from his ancient resting place in the cave as you enter. As you peer under his helm, you note he bears a striking resemblance to the Sicilian in The Princess Bride . I know what you're thinking. Inconceivable! Yet, it is happening. He holds two chalices before you. "Ch...
by RSchibler
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

wotf042 Well, I already wrote one in July, so sure, why not. I am a glutton for punishment, I guess. It'll get me that much closer to my million words, and give me something to do between writing novel chapters.
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 102
Views: 2782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I've got at least three stories available that haven't gone to WotF. One I wrote this week and two from earlier this year. I'm not sure what I'll be submitting for Q4, since there's still AGES to write more stories. I started a new fantasy novel this week and am querying my historical fiction, but I...
by RSchibler
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 102
Views: 2782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Awesome stuff! I wanted to sign up, but with my toddler it's hard to stay on such a tight schedule. Maybe next year wotf001 I tried to do this last fall on my own (at the same time I had started a novel) and with kids, it was just too much. I'd love to do it someday, if I'm ever not working on a bo...
by RSchibler
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79340

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I know I didn’t get back to a few people on requests - we’ve had an unusually stressful year - but all of you are welcome to shoot me your 450s. Best,
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 319
Views: 11912

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

If you put your soul into your writing, and you know that you’ve done you’re best, then the rejection slip shouldn’t matter. Don’t let a rejection slip crush you. Let the writing enhance your soul, make it one of the reasons you live. Write because it makes you happy regardless of editors and the c...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 319
Views: 11912

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Dave's email for today has a list of things that prompt him to reject a story. My Q3 is on that list. wotf004 He does state that if the idea is well written it might still have a chance. My most recent 2 weren't there, but glory above if a good swath of my other stories weren't. Tarnation. Ah well,...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

chuckt wrote:Powa Play-yah4. Gold-earring edition. With Rimshot. And auto-piercer. And a whole friggin lot of storage. Which comes in handy.


AFTER I submitted my first guess, I glanced down at the final paragraph of the story and had a moment of suspicion that this was the answer instead. I bet you're right.
by RSchibler
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

Just for fun to the group, what was the thing of power , my Excalibur, in "Super-Duper Moongirl..."? Because it's definitely there.... I am tired from a writing conference all weekend, but I just re-read the story and my guess is that it's the dog. He's right there at the beginning of the...
by RSchibler
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

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

What is missing for me in the 250 of “The Poet” is the clearly stated promise/hook to the reader. In both the 500 and the 1000, there is the line “I didn’t know if I could tell him” and while the 250 dances around that idea, (I had never told him, I couldn’t tell him) it doesn’t make the reader ques...

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