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by TimE
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 69
Views: 2322

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Jasmine Arch wrote:Me: Oh this story is as good as finished. Just one more quick line edit.
Me after aforementioned line edit: Yeah I'm going to rewrite the whole thing.


Perhaps you need a 2nd (3rd, 4th..whatever) opinion.
by TimE
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Little did he know...
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Little did he know...

mmm... can it seem subtle or artful to another writer!

I've read a few more chapters and it's not been done again. For ne, it didn't add any value where it was done - though as I said, the published author didn't actually write Little did she know.

Perhaps it's just one of those things that bug me.
by TimE
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Mail not leaving Outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Mail not leaving Outbox

Ah - didn't know that. Thanks. He'll have my mail twice now!
by TimE
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Little did he know...
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Little did he know...

Thanks for replying, Andy. I found this article which seems to suggest not using it - of course, it's just another opinion. http://airshipdaily.com/blog/06242014-origin-of-cliches For me, something like - she was to revise that opinion shortly - is a cheap way of inviting the reader to read on becau...
by TimE
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Little did he know...
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Little did he know...

I critiqued someone recently and commented on a line very similar to – little did he know. I thought this was considered to be clumsy author intrusion. Was I wrong? In a novel yesterday, I came across (Little did she know) ' She was to revive that opinion shortly.' The little did she know here being...
by TimE
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Mail not leaving Outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Re: Mail not leaving Outbox

Wulf Moon wrote:Just wondering if his box is full? When you hit 100, it stacks them up outside, and you have to clear out old mail to make room for new incoming.


So the problem could be his end and not mine. It's not a problem I've had before, so yes, I can see that's a possibility.
thanks
by TimE
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Mail not leaving Outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 28

Mail not leaving Outbox

I offered to critique for someone but haven't heard from them, I sent my email address and checked after a few days - it was still in my Outbox and not in Sent mail.
I tried again and now have 2 in my Outbox.
I presume the guy I offered to crit is having the same problem.
by TimE
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

I'll take a look if you wish.
by TimE
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 193

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: 9
Views: 193

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: 565
Views: 15064

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: 119

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: 116

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: 1898
Views: 55564

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: 1898
Views: 55564

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: 1898
Views: 55564

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: 1898
Views: 55564

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: 565
Views: 15064

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: 468

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: 468

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: 23700

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: 22349

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: 22349

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: 22349

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: 22349

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: 720

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: 23700

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: 565
Views: 15064

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: 23700

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: 23700

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...

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