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by TimE
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Succeeding first time wouldn't be much of a challenge. But failure is an opportunity to see how the prot. reacts when things get worse. Second and third attempts demonstrate more of the prot. character - maybe he has to be cleverer or find allies he wouldn't normally, he has to be creative. He/she g...
by TimE
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 209
Views: 5748

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well Bugger - says person with long Q2 entry. My Q2 was long, as well, TimE. I am hoping beyond hope that it isn't rejected right off for the length because I consider it the best I've done so far. Mores the pity if it is . . . for me, anyway. <sigh> Note to self: <= 7K limits going forward. Good l...
by TimE
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 209
Views: 5748

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well Bugger - says person with long Q2 entry.
by TimE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

disgruntledpeony wrote:
TimE wrote:Thanks for the offer. I've not even started on my Q3 yet, so I've got nothing right now.

No worries. Consider it a standing offer for the time being. wotf007


Thanks again.
by TimE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Thanks for the offer. I've not even started on my Q3 yet, so I've got nothing right now.
by TimE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

I've submitted 6 or 7 times running now. My first 4 or 5 were rejections - but were not only stories that had been critiqued on a writer's site, they had each placed in small competitions on that site. My first HM was submitted on the last day of a quarter. It was a story that I knew had problems an...
by TimE
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 36
Views: 1554

Re: 4 in 36

I'm a noob and just found this forum and this thread but I'll join if you'll have me. I already have a new story in Q1 and a new one ready to go for Q2. (I've only written two career total!). By "noob" I mean I started writing scifi short stories in 2018 although I've been doing technical...
by TimE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 2442

Re: Contest Questions

Are simultaneous submissions allowed by Writers of the Future? That is, can you submit the same story to the contest and to another publication? The contest rules page does not specifically say anything about simultaneous submissions. I do not recommend simultaneous submissions. Not at all. I've on...
by TimE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 2442

Re: Contest Questions

It would be an interesting to know what the average and median winning story length is, since Dave took over as 1st judge... Any one ventured that far into the contest's statistics? Because I'm equally nerdy and had already roughly worked out the length of stories in the last 4 years, I'm going to ...
by TimE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Dragonchef wrote:
TimE wrote:I've got half my title - … Lawn Doodler, dunno where that came from...

The dog on your lawn?

wotf019 wotf019
Sssshhh.
by TimE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

I'll add that book to my collection. I've written a crime novel that was high on emotion, but my short stories have lacked it. Everyone who's read my Q2 entry has said they've laughed out loud and someone I didn't know had been attracted to it by the title - clearly, I need to add some tragedy. Just...
by TimE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Super Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler doesn't sound like the title of a story for which anyone'll need a pack of tissues. Sounds far too upbeat for tissues.
by TimE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Helpful Writing Links

Writing tools
https://writershelpingwriters.net/writing-tools/
and more if you look around the site
by TimE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

And me! If only my feet reached the floor.
by TimE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

LittleRed wrote:I'm subbed for both Q1 and Q2 --- not sure what F and/or C means?


F is for Full Challenge and C … isn't.
by TimE
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985035

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Reviews look interesting - “The only thing worse than the ungodly incentivize is its satanic little sibling, incent.”

I'm a big fan of Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth. Wittily written.
by TimE
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

I like Weiland's site and detailed outlines of structure. These are helpful points, but more applicable to novels, methinks. The site seems especially geared to that, so those writing short stories for WotF might want to be careful. Trying to check off too many points or squeezing all of those in c...
by TimE
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Weiland's take on Pinch points and all that are in the link I put Helpful Writing links.
by TimE
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Helpful Writing Links

Not everyone's cup of tea. But worth a look at least. K.M.Weiland on outlining and structuring a novel etc

https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors ... our-novel/
by TimE
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Helpful Writing Links

That's a very good one. Thanks for posting it.

Elements of Style by William Strunk - free download

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37134
by TimE
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 23
Views: 759

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Great idea.
Maybe one day... though seeing the record of others, I've a long way to go.
by TimE
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Don't recall if it was re-posted, but this is an idea of the value of WotF. https://bradrtorgersen.wordpress.com/20 ... e-contest/
by TimE
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

(I saw a quote from Neil Gaiman popping up on that MasterClass thing online -- something to the effect of, "The purpose of writing your second draft is to make it look like you knew what you were doing when you wrote the first one." This totally feels like that.) Editing foreshadowing int...
by TimE
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 74
Views: 1979

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:I finished the first draft of my book yesterday.


I reckon completion of a novel is always worth a round of applause. Well done.
by TimE
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

Don't forget the pickle to go with the fish.
by TimE
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

The seven pickle plot? Looking forward to this one!

I'm ashamed to admit the formatting tip (the most obvious one) has been the best for me so far. The Writer's site I used loses indentations, doesn't care for double space or font, so I've kinda got lazy in that area. Doh!
by TimE
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: No Confirmation Email?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: No Confirmation Email?

There's something odd going on there Hannah. When I recently submitted my Q2 entry, I got an automatic entry received reply within minutes and another one from Joni the next day. And I've received results for each of my entries. And Joni has answered several questions I've asked. Mails aren't going ...
by TimE
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

But I haven't managed to squeeze the word - Pickle - in it yet. I will submit today. Will that make me the first of Moon's army for this quarter? If you'd like a critical eye on it, send it my way. If nothing else, just throw "and the space pickle" at the end of the title wotf001 Thanks -...
by TimE
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 389
Views: 7926

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

But I haven't managed to squeeze the word - Pickle - in it yet.

I will submit today. Will that make me the first of Moon's army for this quarter?

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