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by TimE
Sun May 24, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

chuckt wrote:Review by the right person with the right experience can be extremely helpful. Be it a paid editor or a really good writer.


As Kate would testify to after her win.
by TimE
Sun May 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

September Fawkes has helped a winner - see https://www.septembercfawkes.com/p/testimonials.html As has Harry de Wulf - see https://harrydewulf.com/award-winning/ I got a quote from September to see what she thought of an entry of mine that had been rejected. She made a few complimentary remarks abou...
by TimE
Thu May 21, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2871
Views: 574840

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello! I just have two small questions. I live in England, is that still okay to enter the competition? And would WoFT prefer submissions in American English (e.g. color not colour) instead of the British versions? Cheers! Hey up, I enter in Brenglish. No problem there. Oooh - but then I haven't wo...
by TimE
Wed May 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Number of Published Finalists
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Re: Number of Published Finalists

6 in a couple of volumes and 5 in a few. Ah yes - can't remember when the art kicked in. That does impact on the budget.

You'll be the one who knows all the ropes. Guess you'll take this one in a little better. I'm sure you'll enjoy it even more.
by TimE
Wed May 20, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Number of Published Finalists
Replies: 13
Views: 193

Number of Published Finalists

I reckon the number of (non-winning) published finalists in the first 18 volumes averaged about 3.5 And in the last 18 volumes - average 1. But they get more entries and did I hear a high quality? So why the drop? At a glance at a few early volumes, the number of articles and stories by pros was hig...
by TimE
Mon May 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 15
Views: 267

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

These days, if I don’t like them enough I don’t finish. Others read? Don’t let that happen very often. I think my preference would be to be a literary Banksy. Money – nah. My expectations are low. Brand – ha! mmm… I’ve got plenty on my pc. When I play sports I play to win, but would rather have a re...
by TimE
Fri May 15, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Flash Swaps (or under 2,500 words)
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: Flash Swaps (or under 2,500 words)

LucanHicks wrote:I'm up for a critique exchange. I desperately need feedback. I use Google Docs, if that helps.


If you haven't get a taker, I'll take a look. Drop me a line.
by TimE
Sat May 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 85
Views: 5148

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Hi everyone. I have noticed this a long time ago, but decided to post here and learn everyone's opinions today. Most of the stories in anthologies 34, 35 and 36 (I don’t know about the previous volumes) have a sad conclusion. Does a story with a tragical ending have a higher chance of winning? See ...
by TimE
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Well done KD.
Glad you didn't have to wait long to hear.
Interesting that it's an amended HM.
by TimE
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Sixth time lucky - it's a common saying isn't it?

Seems to me you deserve to win. Hope you do.
by TimE
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:wotf056

About what I expected, to be honest. The story's been out to so many markets and seen so many revisions that I just... need to be done with it, so I've posted it on my website.


I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for putting it up.
by TimE
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Disappointed with another HM - but I reckon I've critiqued likely winning entries for Q2 and Q3. Can I reflect in that?
by TimE
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Dragon - you know how you 'Made a slight error in reading the email' - well the specific mention of the 21st was in regard to when a 5% discount ended.

Anyway, I've had all our phones switched off, so I won't know that I didn't get the call. Clever, uh?
by TimE
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I hope dragon and side-nudge-right do very well in q1. good luck
by TimE
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Dragonchef wrote:
TimE wrote:Is that the inner dragon you're showing us there? My, what big ears. My, what big eyes...

Faithful sidekick!


Aaah - don't kick him, he's cute.
by TimE
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Is that the inner dragon you're showing us there? My, what big ears. My, what big eyes...
by TimE
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

According to an e-mail Joni sent to HM recipients from last quarter, she will send out Q1 results on Tuesday. Best of luck, everyone! May the odds--and the twitching--be ever in your favor. Not to be pessimistic, but I think those timeframes were set before Covid-19 drop-kicked and hogtied the popu...
by TimE
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 29418

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

No twitching for me. My son won’t ride my m/bike on the roads and refuses to ride my race bike. So we had to do the canal tow paths – they’re not ideal for a race bike. And yep, I hit something, somersaulted and landed on my shoulder. With 2 cracks in my left clavicle – twitching hurts. (Chocolate D...
by TimE
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 85
Views: 5148

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript. It is an accomplishment to have finished and submitted. Well done. Keep entering, I've only read t...
by TimE
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 85
Views: 5148

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Well, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.
by TimE
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 30
Views: 7221

Re: Helpful Writing Links

This is a free writing course for complete beginners, or those who have written a bit but want to go back to the start – because they know they need to get better. https://tobylitt.wordpress.com/2020/04/03/starting-to-write-a-free-10-part-course-lockdown-version/amp/?__twitter_impression=true It has...
by TimE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

No problem. Good luck.
by TimE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Deleting's not jumping out at me - but the way you've edited it seems fine.
by TimE
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hey, everyone! Not sure if I’m supposed to be discussing stuff like this on the Q2 discussion thread, but well.... I didn’t see any capitalized sentences in the winning stories, so I’m wondering if I should stick with my plan. Also, I try to avoid using abbreviations like didn’t or couldn’t in my n...
by TimE
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Is anyone out there experienced with electrical engineering? Even just working with toys and what not. I've got a scene where I've ……. but I don't know if it's believable. Normally, I'd ask my hubby or brother-in-law for help, but they're both buried in higher work loads than usual due to C-19. A w...
by TimE
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Manuscript format question
Replies: 25
Views: 2485

Re: Manuscript format question

Thank you very much, Liz :) I’ve got another question about word count, does two words linked by hythons count as one or two words? Compound words count as one. Father-in-law is one word, not three. But I suspect you're worrying too much. My count when I post to Scribophile is different to my count...
by TimE
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The Roller-Coaster Ride of Writing
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: The Roller-Coaster Ride of Writing

I trundle along slowly on the x-axis, but every now and then I trip over one of those pesky numbers on it. On those occasions, I go flying in the air for a short while and get quite excited – then my head hits the bottom of that trough of disillusionment and I fall flat on my face.
Interesting graph.
by TimE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

empressed wrote: I've got a 14k story that I need a fresh pair of eyes on.


I offered yesterday, but changed my mind when I saw that you're an editor. Can't imagine I can help much - but I'll try / give reader reactions or whatever if you're stuck for someone.
by TimE
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16664

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:TimE, want to send it to me after you finish that edit round?


Thanks for the offer - long way to go. Couldn't get past the opening.

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