Search found 130 matches

by michaeljwyantjr
Wed May 23, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3805

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I take a class from Dave as well and he's apparently battened down the hatches and gone into full novel-writing mode recently. Not sure how that'll affect results, but figured I'd share.
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri May 18, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 61
Views: 9679

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

reigheena wrote:My story "Refusing the Call" is currently live at critters. Thanks to anyone that wants to take a look.


I see it! Should have feedback for you Monday. :)
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3938
Views: 787275

Re: Success!

Had a couple tiny successes this week amidst a ton of negativity. Apparently, my non-fiction articles have gotten enough traction on Medium that I'm now a top writer in the "Mental Health" category and I had one of those articles accepted to The Good Men Project (an online publication abou...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed May 16, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 61
Views: 9679

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I'll keep an eye out for it today!

The first few chapters of the novel I'm editing should pop up on there June 6th as well. The working title is "Fallen Gods" and the chunk is only ~8800 words if anyone is interested.

* Latest Edit pushes my submission back another week. Blargh.
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue May 15, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 116
Views: 5687

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

Doing a massive rewrite of a novel I wrote (it's coming along really well!), but it's consumed the time I set aside for short story writing. Q3 *may* need to be something I'm not entirely proud of... ergh...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed May 09, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1166
Views: 213932

Re: Five Minute Rant

There's definitely an emotional component to it, I'd be lying if I said there isn't, but I have to imagine a lot of submissions could be improved by providing guidance to writers of any sort. Hell, half the submission guidelines I read are five or six years old and don't match the type of work they'...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue May 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1166
Views: 213932

Re: Five Minute Rant

To jump on this bandwagon... There's been some discussion about using "cold er " or "warm er ". I think the real nugget in this discussion is the idea of getting a single status at the bottom of a form rejection like: Proximity: Warm/Hot/Cold This puts the comparison strictly tow...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1166
Views: 213932

Re: Five Minute Rant

All of which is to say: believe me, I know forms suck, especially after an unusually long wait at a market (Strange Horizons got me that way just this week). But please don't read too much into only getting forms; it could mean, counterintuitively, that in some regards you're getting closer than yo...
by michaeljwyantjr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1166
Views: 213932

Re: Five Minute Rant

Got a rejection today... yet another in a long string of form rejections. I know these folks don't have time to spare for lowly folks like me, but this one tripped me up and got me in a funk all damned day. You asked for a specific style of story, I provided said story in that style (and really like...
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I ended up writing a story that makes me giggle today... I’ll edit it and send it in tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes. :)
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I've never written comedic spec before... but hell, I could use a laugh. Throwing something together now. Thanks for the heads up!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3938
Views: 787275

Re: Success!

Congratulations Ishmael!

If you enjoy writing other genres and people are buying them, I don't see why not. You can always slip a little speculative element into everything if you get the itch, just remember to wrap it up with a nice "logical" bow at the end. ;)
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better. Yep. Happens to the best of us. Received my first R in years, so I’m right there with you. Time to get your story out and in...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 25
Views: 1614

Re: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35

Picked up my first R in years.

Prepare for the flood and congrats to the winners!
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Looks like it’s Thursday.

Just got my R for Q1.
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

jficke13 wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...


Which is my lucky day! Let’s get it on!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2439
Views: 451350

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Alex, though fair warning: if you keep this up Matt’s going to start blushing. ;)
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

He’s a pretty straight-shooting guy, so...

*sighs and heads back off to write Q3 story...*

Thanks Jon.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

(Also... yes, please)
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Dammit Jon, don’t tease us.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3805

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Yep! Mine went in on March 1st.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Writers who twitch together, uh... twitch together?
wotf017
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

*deep sigh*
Happy Thursday...

wotf004
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3805

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Friendly reminder: save yourself some stress and try to get it in the day before the deadline folks! The submission system always closes down early.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Middle of the Night Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Middle of the Night Writing

I've definitely had this happen. Recently I woke up with a start and proceeded to use the Scribble feature on my watch to text myself the idea instead of getting out of bed (it's cold up here and I didn't want to wake my wife). The next morning, I read it and it was nothing but gibberish thoughts. T...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3938
Views: 787275

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14881

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Well, was right the first time. They come from mailer @ wizehive . com
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3805

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

RSchibler wrote:I'm in! Now I'm ready for results for Q1! I can't twitch on two for too long or I'll go batty.


Every incoming email sends a shock up my spine. Argh.

Go to advanced search