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by Eagerink
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

As a random point, several of his articles talk about putting a hook in the first sentence, two pages, etc. - but I keep wondering if when he says something should be done in the first two pages if he means as they are regularly, or when they are double spaced? haha What an interesting viewpoint. T...
by Eagerink
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Dave's newsletter definitely peeped today. Good luck to all! Definitely! :) As a random point, several of his articles talk about putting a hook in the first sentence, two pages, etc. - but I keep wondering if when he says something should be done in the first two pages if he means as they are regu...
by Eagerink
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

"Orson Scott Card taught us you never want your protagonist to cry, because then your reader won't have to."

That's an interesting point Wulf. I have noticed that while reading and writing but never thought of it in words that way. Thanks for the tip!
by Eagerink
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm twitching over here! And trying not to count typos, ha. I don't understand how I can read it numerous times before submitting and not see them... one of life's great mysteries....
by Eagerink
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Little confused about rule #5?
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Little confused about rule #5?

Would professionally published poetry count then? Just curious.
by Eagerink
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

A few days late on here but I did get my story done in time! Now I need to finish Q4 :)
by Eagerink
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 393
Views: 15467

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm almost there! Just need to finish fitting things together and cut some words. I keep ending up with stories that are longer than I intended, but hopefully the plot will make up for the length :)
by Eagerink
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222824

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thanks everyone :)
by Eagerink
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222824

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Does anyone know of a market that likes stories that are lighter than most? Like not quite children's stories, but without many dark elements, though still with a purpose and meaning and all that, especially symbolically. I consider them to be what Dave calls the wonder genre. I'm not sure where to ...
by Eagerink
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Software, Reviews & Deals
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Software, Reviews & Deals

Hey! I'm interested in keeping closer track of my daily word count... does anyone know of a good app, software, ect. that will keep track of how much time I spend writing, how many words I write and delete? And how much I need to write to reach a goal? I'm currently using word. If your suggestion is...
by Eagerink
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 7027

Re: Contest Questions

Okay great, thanks for for the help everyone!
by Eagerink
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 7027

Re: Contest Questions

I have a question about pro markets and the contest - I understand that a market is considered pro if it pays 6 cents a word or more, correct? But what if it only pays 6 cents up to a certain word count, and your story is longer than that? I'm guessing that still counts, but thought I'd ask :) In m...
by Eagerink
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 7027

Re: Contest Questions

I have a question about pro markets and the contest -

I understand that a market is considered pro if it pays 6 cents a word or more, correct? But what if it only pays 6 cents up to a certain word count, and your story is longer than that? I'm guessing that still counts, but thought I'd ask :)
by Eagerink
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 22550

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wow! Congratulations to the winners and finalists and everybody!
by Eagerink
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 22550

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hi, I'm new here! I got an Honorable Mention this quarter (my second) so thought I'd join. I have a question - what is the longest word count that usually wins? One of my stories was nearly 17,000, and then I heard that stories that long don't usually win, so I was wondering on average about how lon...

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