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by Michael Kingswood
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 18353

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: 18353

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: 18353

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: 404
Views: 15780

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 456

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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: 169
Views: 5069

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...
by Michael Kingswood
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18353

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

SCAFontaine wrote:If someone submits their Q4 this coming week, they might even have three in queue.


Just did that. wotf013
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18353

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Great meeting you last Friday, Wulf. Looked like you were having a great time. Congrats again. :) There he is! You too, Michael! Do friend me on Facebook so we can keep in touch (wulf.moon.94). Maybe I'm biased, but that was the BEST AWARD CEREMONY EVAH! Keep writing, keep sending, and do read my S...
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18353

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Great meeting you last Friday, Wulf. Looked like you were having a great time. Congrats again. :)
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 404
Views: 15780

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Well, I'm in again.

10,000 word story that I wrote earlier this year. Destined to be HM #10, no doubt. wotf007


Good luck, everyone.


V/R,
Michael
by Michael Kingswood
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18353

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I'm in, as of a couple days ago. Submitted a story I meant to use last year, but didn't.

Looking forward to HM #9.

wotf019 wotf004 wotf019

V/R,
Michael
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 26142

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Amos, I'll probably still be around for Magic in the 4th, v 36. Ha! I really want to get in this Q. I got a silver for 2/35, then an R. That's my year. Not very satisfying. I've got a great story that just needs time and attention. And I've got three months. Fingers crossed! p.s. Thanks Gruffbane. ...
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 22606

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just got the email. It's funny. I met Dave at a workshop in Vegas a month or so ago, and I told him I seem to have a talent for getting Honorable Mentions. Sure enough....got another HM. That makes 8 of the suckers, I think. But I lost count a while back so who knows for sure? wotf019 Best of luck t...
by Michael Kingswood
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 25190

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hey look, another Honorable Mention for me!

...


This is getting repetitive...

wotf019
by Michael Kingswood
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 22606

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I never get tired of getting HMs, so I'm in.

wotf001

This one's about 6k, something I wrote for a workshop earlier this year. A bit more introspective than the last several I've submitted to the contest, so we'll see how it does.

wotf013

Good luck, everyone.


V/R,
Michael
by Michael Kingswood
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 17765

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

And another HM for me.

This is getting repetitive. wotf008 Not that I'm complaining, mind you. wotf013
by Michael Kingswood
Mon May 28, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 25190

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm in. Hit submit tonight.

I am reliably informed that this story is awesome.

I expect an R. wotf004


Best of luck, everyone. wotf007

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