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by TimE
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

SCAFontaine wrote:Hi Tracy,
I'd be happy to swap if you'd still like more critters.


I'm happy to swap again, Sabine. Mine's in Scrib if you want to earn some karma.

If you want to send yours to me, I'm sure you have my mail.
by TimE
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

WriterGirl0426 wrote:I have a 5k piece drafted for a Q1 entry and would love some feedback. Happy to swap. Any takers?

--Tracy


I'll take a look if you need a 2nd, Tracy.
by TimE
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Well done, DP.
by TimE
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Work in need of a once-over
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Work in need of a once-over

I'll take a look.
by TimE
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Let the computer take the strain...
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Let the computer take the strain...

I pasted the opening lines of A Certain Slant of Light to this https://talktotransformer.com/ to see how it developed Preston’s story. I think Preston’s was better, but damn, I’m going to be much more productive using this. Walter walked slowly along the crumbling sidewalk. The last ten years had be...
by TimE
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1864
Views: 54344

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hi DP. . I was thinking about things yesterday, and realized that the advent of the internet has really helped to make short stories a global market--but that also means the competition is global, which is wonderful but also a bit sobering. As far as sci-fi/fantasy versus crime writing, you said pr...
by TimE
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1864
Views: 54344

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hi DP. A Scrib friend has pushed me into submitting my Q2 entry to other places. One rejection, waiting on another. Other than that - not really considered it before. Apart from WotF in the last year or so, I'm much more of a novel reader rather than s/s, so I haven't read anything of the other plac...
by TimE
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1864
Views: 54344

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Thanks Z.T. My first 4 or 5 entries had all been placed in comps on the Writer's site Scribophile - all got R's in here. One was placed when Anton's Rose story wasn't - Anton has won WotF with one of his Scrib winning stories. So hopefully, they have hooks etc. But it's that uncountable reasons that...
by TimE
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1864
Views: 54344

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

My entries to Q1,2 & 3 were all new. R, R and I’m expecting another R. At the moment, there’s no chance I could write 2 a quarter – which isn’t that big an ask. I really liked my Q2, my critiquers really liked my Q2, September C.Fawkes didn’t offer much criticism for the sample of it she read bu...
by TimE
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I spent a week trying to think of an ingenious way to fix my overly predictable story ending. This weekend--in the wee hours of the morning while sleep hid from me--I came up with a twist ending. I just finished editing the bullet point outline to fit the new bits in. Now, on to the rewrite. wotf04...
by TimE
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

I made a few notes. I'll take another listen and make more.
by TimE
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con
Replies: 9
Views: 453

Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Doesn't bother me that I don't know who's talking, it's what they say that's interesting. For me, disregarding the length, it has a lot more than the other podcasts. I do like to have an idea of the ending of my stories - to have an idea of my destination, even if the journey can go its own way. I'l...
by TimE
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23386

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

For those who got rejected, someone posted this on Scribophile - Stan Lee and rejection
https://wellsbaum.blog/stan-lee-offers- ... -creators/
by TimE
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22143

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

So fed up at my R, I thought I'd try September C.Fawkes. Her response to my extract is very encouraging and I will go with her for my whole Q2 entry. Seems I can write at least. The concerns she expressed based on an excerpt don't look too bad and the strengths she listed are encouraging. Maybe my s...
by TimE
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22143

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

R Here. Going back to Crime writing. Congrats to people who have done well in the comp. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you're still writing, but it's important to note that getting an R means the story isn't right for the contest. Doesn't necessarily mean the story is bad. (Granted, it might well mea...
by TimE
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22143

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

R Here.

Going back to Crime writing.

Congrats to people who have done well in the comp.
by TimE
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22143

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

*Lurk* *Lurk* *Lurk*...Oh wait, I broke my lurking because I lurked out loud. Hi, I guess :) Email fills daily with coupons and notifications I don't want and the only calls that come are (310) hang-ups and sales calls...still the compulsion to check remains. At least comments here are fun when I l...
by TimE
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?

My first place piece was rejected by Analog and likely others (I didn't always keep good records on my submissions back when I first wrote it). The beginning also got a facelift before I resubmitted to WOTF, so my experience may not speak much to your question. In truth, I think the best way to suc...
by TimE
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23386

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I’ve been writing since about 2002. In all that time, I’ve only won two writing contests from companies that went under and had one book published from one of those same companies. If I didn’t love writing, I would’ve quit a long time ago. The book I’m working on currently is giving me loads of wri...
by TimE
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I almost subbed a piece of humorous flash fiction for the current quarter, but I don't recall seeing any flash in previous anthologies. Not that I've read every issue because I haven't. *GASP!* Does anyone recall such a beast? One of their recent videos mentions enjoying humor, so maybe I should do...
by TimE
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23386

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I started my Q4 today. I've had this idea bouncing around my brain for a few weeks now.... I only had my lunch break to write, but managed about 800 words... Just trying to get the voice. A bit difficult. A little frustrating. And completely fun. Woo hoo! 800 on a lunchtime - wow! It's rare I manag...
by TimE
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23386

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I started my Q4 today. I've had this idea bouncing around my brain for a few weeks now.... I only had my lunch break to write, but managed about 800 words... Just trying to get the voice. A bit difficult. A little frustrating. And completely fun. Woo hoo! 800 on a lunchtime - wow! It's rare I manag...
by TimE
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

So do we have a challenge to get Q4 in before Q2 results come out? Doubt if I can do that, I'm way too slow, but I can try.

(No penguins will be harmed in my Q4 story.)
by TimE
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

TimE, I've been counseled that it's best not to discuss plotlines openly on the forum lest judges randomly pop by and the story ends up disqualified as a result. Anonymous contest and all. That said, write the story that resonates with you. Kind of joking, DP. The penguin idea was from KDJ (I think...
by TimE
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14690

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'm trying to work out what to write for Q4. So far, this is the best idea I've got "A post-singularity starpunk story about a space clown saving penguin-people from an asteroid strike". Dunno where the idea came from, but it's right up my street. Space clown as a surprise hero. Penguin pe...
by TimE
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 100
Views: 7221

Re: 4 in 36

I'm in.
by TimE
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23386

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I completely agree. While there's nothing but good intent behind advice, not all advice is the right fit for all people. I felt the same way listening to one of the WOTF podcasts. I forget who was being interviewed. Some advice about not overpolishing your stories because they'll just come out look...
by TimE
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905448

Re: Success!

Ah - humour. Good stuff. Enjoyed those.
by TimE
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22143

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:
TimE wrote:Shame we can't post opening lines or any sniff of our entries. Surely judges don't really look at the forums?


"My piece was a post-singularity starpunk story about a space clown saving penguin-people from an asteroid strike" is probably too precise.


Damn - yet another comic writer!

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