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by TimE
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

#18: Start your #%$@#%!& hero’s quest! At its first occurrence, I wondered what #%$@#%!& meant. By its second, I worked it out. ( It means flipping, doesn't it?) Message received. No loitering on the doorstep. No sitting at the breakfast table reading the paper. No gazing at the clouds. No ...
by TimE
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 37
Views: 534

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:All my ideas-in-waiting are more novel length projects. :(


This is a problem I keep hitting. I'm surprised my Q4 even got a HM, I tried to squeeze a novel into a short story. It's what I'm up against now.
by TimE
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Well done Mr Wulf. An overnight star 25 years in the making, eh? From what you've said, you've put a lot of effort in and have earned the rewards - hope your star continues to rise. And why shouldn't it! Look forward to hearing of a novel coming out soon.
by TimE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

[/quote] Humor typically has to get in and out quick to be funny (unless you're Terry Pratchett). ~Moon~[/quote]

Well, damn. My humorous story is... long.
by TimE
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Wulf Moon wrote: Think AJ talked about humor writing, and said pickles are inherently funny! Introduce a pickle in a story, and you have to laugh. Pickles! Why pickles? I dunno, but PICKLES!
~


Must include Pickles in humorous stories, eh... (says he in Homer Simpson voice)
by TimE
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

I've read Martin's numbers, so I'll let someone else get in. They convinced me. Right - back to the pen.
by TimE
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Nice going, Time! Thanks, Anike. Well done to you too. And a successful 2019 to everyone. It'll take a little time for me to finish and tidy my Q2. Then it's a Catch 22. Having submitted early in Q1, of course, whenever I looked back I saw improvements that could be made - and that was before Wulf'...
by TimE
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Eek - being tracked and held accountable!

I was in with a Fresh story ages ago. My Q2 Fresh is nearly ready. Q3 is at the idea stage.
by TimE
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Helpful Writing Links

While this is specific to scripts, it is a good resource for that. And worth considering to get dialogue as good as it can be - when you can tell who is speaking and what their character is without tags etc. https://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/
by TimE
Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Helpful Writing Links

I stash away loads of helpful links - then forget where I've put them. However, I am a member of the Scribophile site (you don't have to pay) - where the articles in the Academy are good, and the Loglines Group has some great information on loglines if you're into that sort of thing. This is Scrib -...
by TimE
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

I certainly appreciate all free tips. If this is the link you gave a few weeks back (different thread?) - it's very good. I'm an incredibly slow writer. Wish I could speed up, but I'm one of those who edits as I go along - continually. Write a story in 24 hours when the winners meet up - frightening...
by TimE
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

There's plenty who say humour is the exception and needs treble the editing to tune every syllable.
by TimE
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Not a dragon in sight - and still a great cover. (Wish I'd got a story inside! Maybe next time.)
by TimE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 4 in 36

From Dave's blog - As a judge, I’ve just finished my second pass through the Writers of the Future contest stories for the first quarter... Does that mean rejections coming soon? I can’t imagine so; isn’t the end of the quarter December 31st? 'course it is. Silly me. My entry was in so early, I've ...
by TimE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 4 in 36

From Dave's blog - As a judge, I’ve just finished my second pass through the Writers of the Future contest stories for the first quarter... Does that mean rejections coming soon?
by TimE
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10199

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Who was it said - "It's awfully quiet around here"?

That's great Wulf. You must be over the …

Well done. Tenacity and hard work pays off.
by TimE
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 4 in 36

I should be in on this thread as well as Wulf's. I'm all out of previously written stories, My Q1 entry is already in - took 2 or 3 weeks to write. My quarter 2 entry is creeping forward a line a day. (I finished my Q4 entry the day before the Q finished, hope to be faster than that,)
by TimE
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10199

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Well done Brittany. Hope it launches your career.
by TimE
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

[/quote] But that wasn't the end of it. I didn't know how to do podcasts, that was my first. That is all one take, from start to finish, no cut and pastes, I didn't know how to do that then. Took a few tries, but I finally got a perfect read all the way through. I then used that as my demo tape. And...
by TimE
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Wulf Moon wrote: I do write humor, and have had it published, and was hired to narrate it as well. If you'd like to check it out, you can listen to it at: http://www.thirdflatiron.com/beastofthemonthclub.mp3

~

This is pretty neat. Imaginative. Love the narration.
by TimE
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

Thanks for a great reply, Moon. I'll certainly have a listen when my wife's not got the TV on! Well done on getting an HM for your piece.

mmm.. should have gone for a humorous horror story.
by TimE
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 205
Views: 2726

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

I'm in. Already submitted for Q1. Working on stories for Q2 and Q3 now. But I have a question. I've been thinking of writing a humorous story. I see humour as being more difficult to judge but even more difficult to provide feedback on. I think I've read that Dave would like to see more humour, but ...
by TimE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10199

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

HM for me. I did write the last 1500 words the day before the comp closed, and knew it needed a couple of weeks' more tidying. Already in the next quarter.
by TimE
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Contest First Reader - Kary English!

Finished 1st draft yesterday, read thru today and entered. mmm... could be better, I'm sure.

However, as per Kary above, I edited to get all my sex, drugs and profanity on Page 13.

And as with Kary - I'm English. Got to be good, right?

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