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by AliciaCay
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 16
Views: 3644

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

Whoa! First: This list is amazing RSchibler! Excellent points, all of them! Two: Pacing: It's no secret that the beginning of a story is the most important and the end the second-most important part. I think the third most important part is the end of all the scenes. I see a lot of stories with scen...
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18713

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

. . . . but I've always felt like I'd be the weakest link, so I eliminate myself before I join. :( Dustin: Weakest link? Really?!! This is coming from a 2x Finalist; 2x Semi; 4x Silver; 9x HM I think NOT! wotf002 I should have elaborated. I was referring to participation. It's a quandary. Am I not ...
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?

I can't speak for everyone, but picking faults would make me very uncomfortable. I don't want to feel "better than," I want to feel like a peer. That involves helping people be the best they can, and they might be willing to help me in turn. (Not saying we should put people on a pedestal ...
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18713

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Alicia: Does your group have size limits? I believe my online Writers Ring was formed with the idea of inviting specific people. Those people joined, and then we closed the group. There are 7 of us in total, and unlike the in-person group I was part of, there are less stringent rules regarding part...
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18713

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

. I'd love to be in a group, but I've always felt like I'd be the weakest link, so I eliminate myself before I join. :( http://www.futurefinalists.com/i/weak.jpg Well first, I agree with Dragonchef, and second, I completely understand. I think that's why it helps to find a group of similar-leveled ...
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18713

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

By the way, Thank you so much, Alicia and Liz. I don't want to clog up the thread in Publishing, but it's a great thread, and several great ideas there. Thanks! Aww, you're welcome, Reuben! :) If you (or anyone) find any good open calls, do share them over there. I know I'm always looking for new m...
by AliciaCay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18713

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Hi everyone, So, I’ve been lurking on this forum and submitting to the contest for the past 10 yrs. I’ve racked up multiple Rs, a several HMs, and 1 SHM. I’ve also submitted several stories to multiple magazines and queried a ton of agents about my novel but have only been met with rejection. At th...
by AliciaCay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limited markets to sub to!
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Limited markets to sub to!

Contests: On the Premise https://onthepremises.com/current-contest/ From their website: Short Story Contest #37: REPAIRS For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which one or more characters try to repair something. The “something” can...
by AliciaCay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limited markets to sub to!
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Limited markets to sub to!

Webzine and Online Markets - 02.21.21 Apparition Literary Magazine https://apparitionlit.com/submissions/ AppLit publishes 4 themed issues a year. The current call is open February 15th - February 28th, and is called: CHANCES This a semi-pro publication, but don't let that discourage you, they put ...
by AliciaCay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limited markets to sub to!
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Limited markets to sub to!

Anthology Calls: - 02.21.21 Street Magic by Camden Park Press - due Feb 28th - word count 7,000-9,000 words. Read what she wants carefully before submitting! Payment is a Royalty Share. https://www.camdenparkpress.com/streetmagic/ I know this editor, Lyn Worthen, from my attending Superstars Writin...
by AliciaCay
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limited markets to sub to!
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Limited markets to sub to!

Ooh, this is a great idea. Thanks for starting this, Peony! One of the MOST intimidating things for me as a new writer, ohhh so many years ago, was trying to figure out where and how to submit all the stories I wrote for WotF out to other markets. The Submission Grinder is a great place to start, bu...
by AliciaCay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47457

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I know I'm late to the game, but... wotf056 Now, for a quick note of thanks... So, I don't post on here a lot, I'm more of a lurker. Even if you don't know me (which is sad because I'm way cool) I know many of you by your names and posts, and do know I'm silently rooting for and encouraging each of ...
by AliciaCay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47457

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

A belated congrats to all for the incredible showings here. So many HM, Silvers, Semi's and Finalists. And of course, "R" is for "Righteous as these are the subs that take the greatest courage of all. Go Forumites, go! (I am pleased to report I was one of the Finalists this quarter, ...
by AliciaCay
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650796

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

SwiftPotato wrote:Good morning, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: DEADLY BEAUTIFUL THINGS.


Ooooh, what a cool story prompt!

Good luck, all! Can't wait to to read what comes out of this one ;)

LoVeS ♥
Alicia Cay
by AliciaCay
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 80097

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

wotf056

Yay!

Congrats everyone on your results, and Galen - well done on that Semi-Finalist.

Now on to the next quarter :)

-xo
by AliciaCay
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650796

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SUPERSTARS SUMMARY Hi All, Long time lurker, first time poster. My name is Alicia for those of you not in the know, and Wulf asked me (as with a few others) to write up a small synopsis on something we learned at Superstars Writing Seminar - Feb 2020 (It was SO much fun ♥) THE ART OF THE PITCH As p...
by AliciaCay
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 92190

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm in for Q3!

Good luck everyone wotf008
by AliciaCay
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 14379

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Hey Wulf,

While you and Preston are signing all those books, I'll watch ya'll's trophies... yeah, watch them...
wotf011

See you both at the gala on Friday!!

~A
by AliciaCay
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650796

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

I'm in, literally last minute, for Quarter 1 and this SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge - bleh!
And dang you for encouraging me Wulf! :::shakes curmudgeon fist at you:::

-xo
Alicia Cay
by AliciaCay
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74981

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Just in time to watch the ball drop and drink champagne. I'm in, also barely under the wire, and also with a last minute, ditch effort, three-day story (Yikes!) I blame you Wulf for making me enter, and with a new story. Which I might still be grumpy about... wotf001 Good luck all, and Happy New Yea...
by AliciaCay
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm in. One of those quarters. Wrote a fresh story in two days. Did revisions in the final hour, raced like a madman through the submission questions, pushed submit at Wizehive at 11:56 PM. I know, I know, I could have used those last couple of minutes to put some sonnets in the story or design ano...
by AliciaCay
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Submitted today for Quarter 4. I'm pretty sure this is the earliest I have ever submitted a story - a whole TWO days before the deadline, haha!

Good luck all, see you on the flip side wotf024

~A. Cay ♥
by AliciaCay
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 732127

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

OMGOSH I made it! wotf024 Like several other new forumites, I'm a long time forum visitor/lurker - for over a year - as I also couldn't get logged on. I'm super happy to have finally gotten on here, I feel like I know some of you guys from reading your posts for so long. Anddd now that I've typed th...

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