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by RSchibler
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 77
Views: 1826

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

You can do it! That’s awesome!
Good luck with the baby and the story!
I’m up for crits with quick turnarounds if anyone needs it.
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: High Fantasy Exchanges
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: High Fantasy Exchanges

I’m always up for critiquing. Send it my way.
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Short Fast Q4 Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Short Fast Q4 Exchange

You can send it my way too. I generally turn around in less than 24hrs
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 138
Views: 7928

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I'm in and did a new story for each quarter in v. 35. Feels good man. Thanks for the challenge, I'm generating stories much more confidently than I did a year ago.
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 77
Views: 1826

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm in for the quarter, making it the seventh quarter I've submitted consecutively and success for FOUR IN THIRTY-FIVE wotf024

I'm still open to swaps though, up to the end of the quarter. Then I'm going to really dig into my newest novel and be in a different headspace for a while.
by RSchibler
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 187
Views: 5766

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

“Your story has been judged and did not place.”

Big fat R.

Best of luck to my many friends still standing. I’m cheering for you!
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 187
Views: 5766

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Is it considered a peep simply because the contest was mentioned?
Also that felt like an admonishment specifically to me about my story. I might be paranoid.
by RSchibler
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 24
Views: 1180

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

*Casually name drops Sanderson* wotf001
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 187
Views: 5766

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Shhh wotf004 I need to sleep tonight. Besides I think it’ll be two weeks yet, based on previous years. Dave hasn’t peeped yet either, but maybe maybe. Best of luck all!
by RSchibler
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 story critique exchange
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Q4 story critique exchange

Always.
by RSchibler
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unintentional Relevance
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Unintentional Relevance

Yeah, I just mean my story resembles a setting and a premise of a recent film. I can’t get any more specific because the contest is anonymous.
by RSchibler
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unintentional Relevance
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Unintentional Relevance

So, I unintentionally wrote a story this week that shares a thematic resemblance to a big movie. I don't watch TV or go to the movies much, so I had no idea this movie was coming out or even existed. wotf020 Should I trunk my story for 6 months or submit anyway? (I'm not sure this is my Q4 sub, but ...
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Rejection

MMM fresh eyes.
Sure, Glenn, I appreciate the offer.
by RSchibler
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 138
Views: 7928

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I'm always available for critiques or beta-reads. I can do an in-depth feedback with my thoughts on the piece, or I can read it once (like DF and most readers) and give you my impressions from that one read-through. My Q4 is a challenge for me- I am happy with it, which isn't usual for me at this st...
by RSchibler
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Story Critique for Q4?
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Story Critique for Q4?

I’ve got a 2400 word story that could use a read.
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: All countdown stories

I did a writing prompt on reddit the other day and when I got to the end of the scene I'd come up with, I realized I had no idea how to end it satisfactorily. Endings are, for me anyway, the hardest part of the stories I write. They are the element that changes over and over again, getting rewritten...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 187
Views: 5766

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Every entry should get a notification but sometimes people get overlooked. If you email the contest coordinator, she can check your entry for you.
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 187
Views: 5766

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Twitchomancy also includes prior quarter results, and last year Q3 results came out Sept 1. Write your next! It’s the only cure for twitching.
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: All countdown stories

Orbivillein, Amos, & YM. Thanks for the discussion. I do agree the blogger had a political angle as subtext (and more) that colored the post. I did find it interesting that they shared my observation that a number of stories just seem to end, instead of concluding. When I write a story, I try to...
by RSchibler
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 298

All countdown stories

I’ve mentioned this precise phenomenon to a few writing friends recently based on stories I read in the pro magazines. Curious to hear your thoughts.

https://drmauser.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/fizzle/
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 803969

Re: Success!

Congratulations Rebecca! What an achievement!

And what a story! "This isn't Better" is beautiful.
by RSchibler
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 77
Views: 1826

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I have a rough first draft that I'm having trouble with if anyone is up for a swap.
by RSchibler
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3489

Re: writing books

I really enjoyed Scene and Sequel by Jack Bickham and On Writing by Steven King. I also listen to a number of writing podcasts that help me think about my writing in different ways.
by RSchibler
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 16
Views: 1306

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

My stories come from collisions of ideas. I usually picture a character, with some background ideas, and they sit in an empty room until another idea joins the space, a setting or a conflict that interests me. I bring them together to write my stories. The Writing Excuses podcast discussed a similar...
by RSchibler
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7843

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

That’s excellent! Good luck!
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Rejection

Thanks to all. Kent, I appreciate the article. I suspect the opening is where I failed most. Maybe I need to cut that opening scene entirely, and just imply the information provided there to get to the meat of the story quicker.
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Rejection

You saw an early draft of this, but I’ll send the submitted version. Appreciated.
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Rejection

Hi folks. I am hoping to get some fresh eyes on my Q2 rejection. I didn’t take the rejection well and every time I open the document I want to delete every other word. Before I send it out on sub I’d really like some feedback about why maybe it didn’t work. I really believe in this story and want it...
by RSchibler
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 665

Re: Magic in the 4th

I’m doing a straight sci-fi for my 4th so I’m out. Good luck!

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