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by SueD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4002

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I get a 67.3% score for my short story title. Except i know it has a 0% chance as it violates the rules of what people want to read! Oh well, it was a good writing exercise anyway.
by SueD
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4002

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Ok, I'm in. At least it's at 2:57pm on the last day instead of 11:48pm like last quarter! Seems prudent to send it in before the New Year drinking time kicks in :)
by SueD
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25418

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Thanks! Congrats on your SHM! Super excited to get my second Honorable Mention! Great indicator that I'm on the right track. Both Honorable Mentions have been for stories based on my novel in progress. Now I just need to finish it! PS - I just bought David Farland's Namawrimo Writers Bundle in early...
by SueD
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16995

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Add me to the HM list wotf007 I made a list. Let me know if there are any mistakes. Wow! It's a big list. Congrats everyone! Finalist Liz (Peony) Kate MacEachern (is she a forumite? maybe I just don't know her username) Silver HMs KD Julicher Tony (AV Dutson) Michael Kingswood Chuck T Becky (RSchibl...
by SueD
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25418

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Super excited to get my second Honorable Mention! Great indicator that I'm on the right track. Both Honorable Mentions have been for stories based on my novel in progress. Now I just need to finish it! PS - I just bought David Farland's Namawrimo Writers Bundle in early November and it has been supe...
by SueD
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16995

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I just barely made it in with 11 minutes to spare. That was an interesting experience trying to write like a crazy person on the last day.I cut it so close, I had to search and replace placeholder names with ones from the internet name generator, lol. https://www.name-generator.org.uk/ It was kind o...
by SueD
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Rich Sternbach at OCSF Anaheim June 26 6:30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1541

Rich Sternbach at OCSF Anaheim June 26 6:30pm

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Price: $2.00 /per person Marie Calendar's 540 North Euclid Ave. · Anaheim, ca How to find us If you are coming North or heading South on the 5, take the Eulcid St offramp North. The restaurant is just a little way North of the Freeway. You can also head so...
by SueD
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 6500

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Presidential fundraiser in Beverly Hills today. Expect the usual road closures and plan your route to the WOTF dinner accordingly!
https://deadline.com/2019/04/donald-tru ... 202588451/
by SueD
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 6500

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I'm going to the dinner. Looking forward to seeing you there!
by SueD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 30219

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I have no idea what I'll get. Setting my expectations low with an R though as it's unlike what usually gets published in the Writers of the Future anthology. I'm just glad that everything is ok with Dave per the sepsis. And feeling for Joni as trying to deal with the submission cut off for Q4 and th...
by SueD
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 30219

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

To those in the US:
Don't twitch too much if you get an unexpected phone text today at 2:18 pm PDT (11:18 am PST for those of us on the West coast). That's just FEMA testing the presidential alert emergency system! wotf007
by SueD
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 27676

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm in. Not sure if it is sci fi (Wikipedia's attempt to define "sci fi" wasn't much help), but I'm in.
by SueD
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Can you recommend a writing teacher?
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Can you recommend a writing teacher?

I haven't tried it myself, but I got this link from David Farland's Writing Tips email (the email is free) which might be what you're looking for. He seems to have online classes as well. https://www.patreon.com/DavidFarland You might want to think about finding a developmental editor. The developme...
by SueD
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 30219

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Made it though the first pass. Surprised that I made it though the first pass as what I submitted is unlike what usually gets published in the WOTF anthology which makes me suspect the initial pass sample is quite large. Expecting rejection when Dave gets it, but hopefully he will enjoy reading it b...
by SueD
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 2008 interview with David Farland on Writing Excuses
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

2008 interview with David Farland on Writing Excuses

An older podcast (Dec 21, 2008), but very interesting to listen to as WOTF entrant! Writing Excuses Season 2 Episode 11: Talking Publishing and Writing with Dave Wolverton Dave Wolverton joins us for a third and final episode, and the Writing Excuses team pumps him for information before letting him...
by SueD
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

I have a list of interesting scientific what if ideas I’d like to explore. I think about them and daydream until I get story ideas that both work as a story and also as a vehicle for exploring the idea.
by SueD
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 21023

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I am super excited to get an honorable mention! It's so awesome to know that 1. David Farland actually liked my story enough to read it all the way through and 2. he deemed it worthy of an honorable mention! I remember struggling to write that story starting over a year ago. The ideas were good, but...
by SueD
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Why Do You Write?
Replies: 16
Views: 3101

Re: Why Do You Write?

I just write because it seems like an interesting art form to try and master. I have a bucket list of things to try in this life, like writing a song (did it, it was just ok), write a screenplay (done), write a novel (working on it), make a commercial games website (done), etc. If other people like ...
by SueD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2741
Views: 537838

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yep, I am a fellow OCer and SCWA member.
by SueD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2741
Views: 537838

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 FICT...
by SueD
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2741
Views: 537838

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Huh “litigation”? Did you mean to type “rejection”? The rejection is ok. It was my first sci fi story and to figure out the conventions, I read an anthology of the greatest sci fi short stories of the last century. Which meant that I ended up writing a really nice sci fi story that followed the conv...
by SueD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 16
Views: 3107

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

I think about interesting scientific scenarios and eventually those morph into ideas for sci fi stories.
by SueD
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2741
Views: 537838

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, I just sent in my second WOTF entry today. My first entry last year got rejected. I went to the WOTF award ceremony last year and enjoyed it -- it was great getting to meet the WOTF winners and say hello and get my anthology signed! Not sure if I’m going to go this year - I’m tempted but family ...

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