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by pcmccollum
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

SueD! Congratulations on the HM! wotf010 Isn't that such a cool feeling knowing Dave read it all the way through? Thanks for sharing everything you learned, especially the great advice on viewing everything through the opinion of the characters. That's super important for interesting writing. Hope y...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3289

Re: writing books

I'm really inspired by Phil McCollum's quest to write 52 stories in 52 weeks. I don't know how many stories he's actually written so far (I think he's near 50), but I do know he recently got Semi-Finalist in Q2 this year. I've only written about two dozen stories and the best I've gotten is HM. Is ...
by pcmccollum
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Rebecca! It sounds like you're well on your way to a fruitful career of your own with this writing thing! wotf009
by pcmccollum
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Way to go, Bob!
by pcmccollum
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2286

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Best of luck, everyone! Great job getting something in!
by pcmccollum
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2286

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

kentagions wrote:pcmccollum,

I saw what you did, there. ^ wotf001


wotf009 wotf011
by pcmccollum
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Thank you, Sataris! Definitely excited to see what comes from Dave's words of wisdom.
by pcmccollum
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Henckel wrote:
pcmccollum wrote:Wow, did not expect this...

wotf057

Now to submit a story for Q3!


Congrats pcmccollum!


Thank you, Henckel!
by pcmccollum
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Thank you, Preston. Ever hopeful, but ever cautious in making finalist. wotf008 Congrats to the HMs, SHMs, SFs, and Fs. My condolences as well for the Rs, but really, I want to say "Congratulations." It takes guts to pour your soul out onto the screen (or paper) and then to let someone els...
by pcmccollum
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2286

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm in like Image
by pcmccollum
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Wow, did not expect this...

wotf057

Now to submit a story for Q3!
by pcmccollum
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2286

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Dustin Adams wrote:I got it!!

wotf010
by pcmccollum
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 66
Views: 2286

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:Hits the alarm...with one of those Harley Quin sledge hammers.

"GROUNDHOG DAY! Here we are again!"


*cue Sonny and Cher music* <-- Hopefully someone gets this. Otherwise, wotf017 .
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. wotf010 Wow, what a feeling you must be exp...
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456999

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Here is the anthology I read. I really enjoyed it. I wish this kind of writing was still in style. The details are below - it’s in the Orange County, California library system. The science fiction century by Hartwell, David G. Edition 1st ed. Publication Date 1997 Preferred Shelf Number SCIENCE FIC...
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

My mecha story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be appearing in THE RAZOR'S EDGE, a military SF/F anthology about rebellion from Zombies Need Brains. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc/ Fun fact: I actually got rejected from their SUBMERGED antholog...
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

pcmccollum wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote: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.


Thanks for the reminder, Michael! Making it a priority today. wotf009


I'm in...Let the twitch build-up commence!
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

michaeljwyantjr wrote: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.


Thanks for the reminder, Michael! Making it a priority today. wotf009
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6745

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Yikes! That definitely snuck up. I haven't been writing for the past three weeks due to illness and "life events," but I think I have a story to submit.
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of fantasy flash out in Flash Fiction Online today! Eyes of Wood, Heart of Stone.


Wonderful story! Tricksy fairies. wotf012
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of fantasy flash out in Flash Fiction Online today! Eyes of Wood, Heart of Stone.


Woohoo! Way to go, Rebecca! Bookmarked for when I have time to sit down and enjoy it. (yes, even time for flash fiction is hard to find.. Lol)
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456999

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Real name is Amy... I have six kids and basically went 15 years without writing, even though it was a passion middle school and high school. There was a short story I had written in high school, my teacher said I needed to get it published. It sat in a pile of nothing and became lost. I couldn't fi...
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

Very cool (and interesting), amoskalik! I guess so much of what we do comes down to editorial taste.
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Rules of Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 575

Re: Rules of Writing

MattDovey wrote:Never self reject. wotf011


This. You'll have plenty of people to tell you how much your work stinks. Don't be redundant. wotf001
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456999

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Toto! Welcome to the forum and contest in general. I'm relatively new to both myself, but I think the forum has been around for at least several years. Looking forward to having you join us all on our WotF journey. You'll be hard pressed to find a more supportive and friendlier bunch, so don't he...
by pcmccollum
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17343

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:Thursday cometh. If Dave sent those rejections to Joni he talked about over a week ago, she would have had some time to compile the emails to go out. Brace yourselves for impact!

~Moon~


wotf003
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456999

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

TLBenjamin wrote:Hi everybody. I’m Tony. Submitted for the first in December. I’m from Utah, I write mostly SF. Seems like a pretty friendly forum.


Hiya Tony! Good luck on the sub and thanks for hopping in the forum.
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3973
Views: 796508

Re: Success!

jficke13 wrote:Hey team WotF, the kickstarter for Tales of Ruma is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ar ... es-of-ruma

Maybe check it out? There are some pretty cool people on that ToC (including DF).


I'm so in! Just pledged. Thanks for posting.
by pcmccollum
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17343

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

morganb wrote:I really like the look of the new WOTF website. Very modern. New look for them, maybe some new results for us...?

~Morgan


Wow, it looks fantastic. They've definitely kicked things up several notches. wotf003

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