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by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?

empressed wrote:I'm game if you still need someone.


I'm all set, but thanks for the offer! Submitted a couple days ago.

I'd offer to do a critique anyway, but I'm closing on a house in the next week and I'm a bit concerned I won't have the time to give it a thorough check.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: pseudonyms

yoyo123 wrote:On a related note, is it still limiting to have a female name when writing sci fi novels, or are we past that now?


We better be past it... but almost every female author I can think of in the genre uses their initials, which makes me think this is a hill that hasn't been taken yet. wotf020
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 486

Re: pseudonyms

I think it's pretty common for authors to use pseudonyms, regardless of the reasons. WoTF judge, David Wolverton, goes by David Farland as well, and his only reason was to allow for easier genre hopping.

If you think it'll be helpful, I say go for it. :)
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?

Thank you to everyone who offered to do a crit exchange! I have my four folks now and am good to go.

Just another reminder of why this forum is awesome. wotf010
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?

RSchibler wrote:Always


Thanks! It's on its way. wotf010
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Q4 Story Critique Exchange?

Hey there,

Would anyone be down for a story exchange for this quarter? I'm sitting on a ~9,000 story right now that I've edited it enough I'm blind to any other failings in the story.

I'm looking for 2-3 folks to swap with if anyone needs another set of eyes on their stuff. wotf007
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 972
Views: 35864

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Kudos to MichaelJ for making all four quarters with FRESH ORIGINAL STORIES! Well done!


Err... I'm in the 3 new, 1 recycled group.

Whoops. wotf012

(But thanks regardless! wotf009 )
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 86
Views: 5631

Re: 4 in 36

I'm in for Q4 as of 8/29. For everyone else about to drop their final entry to this year: Congratulations! Thanks to Dustin and storysinger to starting these challenges (and Wulf for stepping it up in his special challenge). I credit/blame you for my SF this year as well as finally breaking through ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 972
Views: 35864

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

I'm in for Q4 with a brand new story. EDIT: In as of 9/18 because Joni is awesome and let me pull, edit, and resubmit because I completely screwed up the submission dates (was off by a month). This one was tough. I had ZERO ideas and, instead, had to rely on a bunch of writing tools to make it happe...
by michaeljwyantjr
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882574

Re: Success!

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:Serial-HM?


Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).


Nailed it.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

iota2000 wrote:When will the results be posted?


Lately the results for the last quarter aren't coming out until a few weeks after the beginning of the following quarter. It's going to be awhile.
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18306

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote:wotf057

Excuse me while I go jump up and down and squee


CONGRATULATIONS!


THANKS!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

wotf057 Awesome. Didn't Preston move from SF to finalist because of an opening? And then won? I think he did, but I'm not holding out for that. wotf001 I'm just happy to have broken that HM barrier. I've been experimenting more and my last three R's came in the last four quarters. It's been a rough...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18306

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

wotf057

Excuse me while I go jump up and down and squee
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 243648

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hmm, No one seems to use this anymore but me. Don't get me wrong, I want to, but I'm taking a new approach to rejections and it's helping. When a story comes in, I immediately turn it around and send it to another market. Whenever I get a query rejection for my novel, I pick another agent and send ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882574

Re: Success!

chuckt wrote:Congrats. That's gotta feel really good.


It really does, especially since I love that story.

And I'm really happy with the title. Our very own RSchibler came up with the first iteration during a story swap last year and I fell in love with it.
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882574

Re: Success!

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps , is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go! https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Summer-2019-ebo...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 23
Views: 10194

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Meghan's story ("The Siren", but again I may be forgetting the name) was very clever in the way it took a common trope and used it to explore the lives of people with mental illness.


Ditto! Her story is by far my favorite I've read in any WoTF anthology.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 26072

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well. It’s Thursday.

Upgraded my 3xHM into a straight rejection. Awesome.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Looks like this didn't get made this quarter, so here we go.

I'm in as of 3/30/2019
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 86
Views: 5631

Re: 4 in 36

Forgot to post I dropped in my Q2 on March 30th.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Grounds for Disqualification
Replies: 9
Views: 1487

Re: Grounds for Disqualification

End of the day, Joni is really quite flexible. If you have questions, shoot her an email and ask.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 972
Views: 35864

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

I'm officially in for Q2 with a new story as well.
wotf009
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1026

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

I only have one way to get out of it: write it all out anyway. Instead of closing the file in disgust, come back to it tomorrow and, without re-reading your previous work, just keep going. At the end, you'll have the story and, while it may be crap, it'll be crap you can now edit rather than crap th...

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