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by Michael Kingswood
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1221

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

So how's everybody doing on the challenges?

I'm still going strong on the story a week challenge. Sent in story #37 last night.

Going for two stories/week the next three weeks, since I've got Anthology submissions to write in addition to my weeklies. Fun, fun.


:)

V/R,
Michael
by Michael Kingswood
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

wotf056

Silver Honorable for me. I'll take top 50 out of thousands. I guess. If I have to. wotf019

wotf013

Well done everybody. Whether you placed or not, it's the production and the submission that's important.

wotf009
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Well, just submitted my Q1. Guess we'll see how this one goes, eh?

wotf013
by Michael Kingswood
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Ahhhhhh... legalised prostitution, telephone issues, avacado icecream, exotic cheeses, international exchange rates, and vegans. Here on the WOTF forum, we like to maintain a healthy selection of engaging topical conversations to suite all walks of life. Tune in tomorrow when we open the floor to s...
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1221

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

FWIW and in case anyone's wondering, things continue to go well on my end. Got my story for the week done yesterday and turned in - 31 weeks and running. wotf010 Congratulations! I am rooting for you to cross that final finish line! Thanks, GlibWizard. wotf009 Though I'm not sure there really is a ...
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Prostitution legal (not joking) NZ is hardly unique in that sense. In all seriousness, though, it ought to be legal everywhere. Morality aside, keeping it illegal only drives it underground where it becomes a haven for criminals and degenerates, and creates a recipe for exploitation, trafficking, d...
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1221

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I hope everyone's writing is going well! My daily writing has settled into a non-pattern of working on whichever of my projects has my interest (and a few days that I'm optimistically labeling "gathering writing prompts from life experience"). Patterns? Who needs patterns? wotf013 FWIW an...
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

jbaugher001 wrote:Why did everyone pick up the pen in the first place? What's your end-goal?




Dunno about the rest of you, but I'm in it for the money and the groupies.

wotf013


wotf019
by Michael Kingswood
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1221

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

GlibWizard wrote:czing, Michael, AlexH, how are your current projects coming along, old or new?


Going great still. 28 for 28, working on week 29 now.

Plus NaNoWriMo, I think. Fun! wotf013
by Michael Kingswood
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

On an unrelated topic, just thought I'd post that Star Trek: Picard will premier on January 23rd, 2020. It will be on CBS All Access for all those die-hard ST:TNG and Voyager fans. It will reunite Sir Patrick Stewart with Jonathan Frakes, tag along Seven of Nine from Voyager, and from the previews ...
by Michael Kingswood
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

That's very impressive Michael. That's tenacious talent on display. wotf010 How long is the exercise? It's a year-long challenge. I started in April. Details are up at the link I posted above. (I know I'm not at a writing calibre that makes it possible for me to write first drafts that don't need w...
by Michael Kingswood
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1221

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

Count me in. I'm doing my own challenge already, so happy to get and give encouragement to others on the way. :)
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 3973

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I would have already entered my 37Q1, but alas I'm waiting to hear from a different venue to determine if they want to publish my chosen story. That's a good problem to have. And good thing this contest is a quarter long. wotf011 That said, if anyone cares, I'm still doing Dean's Great Challenge . 2...
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 31
Views: 2374

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

Heard from Joni. HM again. Woo!

:)

Best of luck, y'all who remain.
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25341

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

It's started. Just got the email from Joni. And it's not Thursday!!! *gasp* Honorable Mention again. Definitely seeing a trend here. :) Welp, Qtr 4's been in for a while. Looking forward to submitting Qtr 1 next week. Keep on trucking, right? :) Best of luck to everyone who's still waiting. Fingers ...
by Michael Kingswood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I have the guilt of leaving my novel alone. I wanted it to be finished by the end of the summer, and I am only a little over halfway through with its edits. Oh, do I know that feeling. Aside from procrastination and distraction by other projects, my issue is that at 60k words into the latest novel,...
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

storysinger wrote:I should have been writing a space pirate story as I sit here wearing my eyepatch. Arrgg.


Sweet.

Pirates good.

Space Pirates better.

wotf009
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

storysinger wrote:But how will you ever catch Preston if you take a quarter off. I'd be willing to bet you could write a story in 1 week or less at least once a quarter.


Yes. Yes you can. It's easier than you'd think, once you get into the story-a-week groove. It's like having an appointment you can't miss.
by Michael Kingswood
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23574

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Well, this is a new one. Apparently it's another HM for me, based on the results press release on the blog. Never did get an email from Joni, though. wotf017

Oh well.

Quarter three, here we come!


Congrats, everybody. wotf013
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23574

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

About Dave's reading every HM story and above in entirety... Hey man, wasn't trying to call you out or anything. But yeah, I do sometimes have a tendency toward being pedantic. I try to keep it in check, but sometimes I blow it. wotf017 Agree with your sentiments entirely, though. wotf009
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23574

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 Michael Kingswood
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25341

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

He does give out Honorable Mentions, SHMs, semi finalists for those who don't reach the finalist stage. So far if he doesn't like a story no one does. I have heard the statement about it just not being a good fit for wotF but its been too long, that is no comfort for me. I have sent almost every ty...
by Michael Kingswood
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It's amazing the way that works huh? You would think that with all the technology we have life would be simpler. Nope. I'm here paying $1,400 a month for a 400 square foot studio in San Diego. Every little penny I earn pays some kind of bill. It's hard enough for a bachelor. I can't imagine for som...
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?
Replies: 5
Views: 797

Re: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?

No idea, but I'd wager the answer is almost certainly yes. Different editors have different tastes, and different visions for the works they are putting together. A story that doesn't work at all for one person, or for one project, may be the perfect fit for another. Writerly delusions about polishi...
by Michael Kingswood
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I can't speak for everyone here, but I've never been able to afford any kind of writing workshop. I've made do with how-to books and practice, thus far. I'm glad you're able to invest the time and money into such a course, but it's important to remember that an ever-increasing number of people thes...
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

If you're doing it with Dean, he'll start you over if you miss. Agree with most of your points, Wulf, but I must raise one point of order. In this week's story prompt Dean advised that if we consistently get the same comments from him about a certain problem he sees in our stories, and he's got a w...
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Dean Wesley Smith is the king of write fast, don't revise, and don't look back. I consider his book on Heinleins Rules a must read. What's this challenge he gave you guys? It's called The Great Challenge . Details at the link. I think I'm going to sign up for this - it's the kick in the behind I ne...
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Dean Wesley Smith is the king of write fast, don't revise, and don't look back. I consider his book on Heinleins Rules a must read. What's this challenge he gave you guys?


It's called The Great Challenge. Details at the link.
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'm in. The blessing of doing a story-a-week challenge is you accumulate a lot of properties quickly (I'm 11 weeks in and haven't missed a deadline yet). The curse of doing a story-a-week challenge is you write several that you think would be great to send to WotF...but then you have to wait 2 mont...
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16911

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'm in. The blessing of doing a story-a-week challenge is you accumulate a lot of properties quickly (I'm 11 weeks in and haven't missed a deadline yet). The curse of doing a story-a-week challenge is you write several that you think would be great to send to WotF...but then you have to wait 2 month...

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