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by Eagerink
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wow! It's so interesting to learn things like that about other countries, I never would have guessed that. Story ideas anyone? A black market for icecream..... I will sell ice cream half off to anyone who's twitching... send proof and I will tell you the location of my pillow fort wotf011 Plus some...
by Eagerink
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It's only been in the last years that Ben and Jerry's has been available in NZ. But I refuse to pay $14 for the tiny scoop. Oh, now that's horrifying. Practically qualifies as a war crime. I hope you get at LEAST sixteen liters of Phish Food while you're here! $14 is insane. New Zealand's biggest i...
by Eagerink
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Happy Birthday Retro! If I win with you, I'll for sure sing around the piano! Although one of the main reasons I want to win is the workshop and I wouldn't want to miss a minute of that, so it would probably have to be late at night when I couldn't sleep. Thanks Moon for that wonderful description! ...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

"In the meantime, while anticipation mounts, I always find it productive to remember why I've entered the contest and why I want to write in the first place. So let's talk about it! Why did everyone pick up the pen in the first place? What's your end-goal? How do you keep up a head of steam to...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

officer wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
May I ask how you email a file to your kindle? And is that legal...?


Here are the instructions on amazon's website: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/email

Certainly no legal issue when it's your own writing!


Ok thanks!
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It's gonna sound bad, but it's been so long since I used Word (outside work) that I didn't know it had cloud sync! I'll definitely take a look at Costco and Amazon, much appreciated, officer. :) Also, when I've e-mailed a Word file to my Kindle, it looks perfect. That's with using no "tab inde...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

crlisle wrote:Hello all, I have submitted my first science fiction short story to this quarter. I am anxiously awaiting the results, as are the rest of you.
Good luck to us all!


Welocome and good luck to you too! You are welcome in my pillow fort while we wait for results :)
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I feel like I must be some kind of grinch. I don't even ask for the certificates (maybe if I make finalist or semi I will, definitely if I win :) ). But any certificates I've earned (Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, Certificate) are all sitting in a box mostly still in their envelopes or tubes unless t...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:Last year, the mailman folded my certificate AND it got rained on.

The next day, I bought a new mailbox SPECIFICALLY so that would never happen to future certificates....


That sounds horrifying. wotf048
by Eagerink
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

It occurred to me that now that the rules for pro-ing out are eight cents per word... perhaps some people who would have previously been disqualified entered this quarter. Not Sure how I feel about that, except that I hope they pro-out again soon, lol. I could be wrong, but I would personally assum...
by Eagerink
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

It occurred to me that now that the rules for pro-ing out are eight cents per word... perhaps some people who would have previously been disqualified entered this quarter. Not Sure how I feel about that, except that I hope they pro-out again soon, lol.
by Eagerink
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I just barely made it in with 11 minutes to spare. That was an interesting experience trying to write like a crazy person on the last day.I cut it so close, I had to search and replace placeholder names with ones from the internet name generator, lol. https://www.name-generator.org.uk/ It was kind ...
by Eagerink
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Yeah, a lot of the paper sub markets were that way, both for short fiction and novel pitches. You could either provide a small envelope pre-paid for just the response, or a larger one if you wanted the whole manuscript back. I did the latter when it was difficult for me to print things like that, b...
by Eagerink
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

After much hard work and some loss of sleep this past week, I'm in! Just watched the lady at the post office postmark it for today. Yay! Good luck everyone! Whoa, so retro! Actually, I always loved paper submissions. It gave the whole process of sending in a story a little bit of an event feel. But...
by Eagerink
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 390
Views: 11308

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

After much hard work and some loss of sleep this past week, I'm in! Just watched the lady at the post office postmark it for today. Yay!

Good luck everyone!
by Eagerink
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Hmm, if the HM's are in the top 2% this quarter, I am interested in seeing how many there are. It seems like maybe this quarter was a tough one.

Also want to say thanks to Wulf, and everyone else, for always being so encouraging. It really helps.

On to Q4!!!
by Eagerink
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I didn't place. I assume that is a reject. Oh well! I've never gotten one before, so at least I can say I have now haha. My story was only a couple hundred words under the limit, so I'll just console myself by saying it was too long. Anyhow, I've been pounding out my quarter four all day, so there i...
by Eagerink
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:All speculation that predicted Thursday results: DISPROVED. :)

But every day is Thursday. wotf019


wotf010

This is only my third entry, but so far I have never actually received results on a Thursday. I can't wait to have that experience though wotf013 The sooner the better ;)
by Eagerink
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:
storysinger wrote:To twitch or not to twitch, that is the question?

I happen to enjoy a good twitching. It's one of the reasons I submit.
Crazy, I know. wotf017


Me too! Except I keep knocking into the cocoa.
by Eagerink
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22272

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: 569
Views: 22272

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: 569
Views: 22272

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: 569
Views: 22272

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: 485

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: 569
Views: 22272

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: 569
Views: 22272

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: 227395

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: 227395

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: 941

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: 8170

Re: Contest Questions

Okay great, thanks for for the help everyone!

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