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by Eagerink
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9113

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Update - Joni says she hasn't sent out all the confirmations yet. Phew. Fingers crossed I get one soon haha
by Eagerink
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9113

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I didn't get a confirmation... oh dear. That's never happened before. Should I email Joni? Or... just submit it in the next quarter....
by Eagerink
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9113

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm in! Thanks to everyone who helped me with this one. And good luck all! Please have a Happy New Year! (please please please...)
by Eagerink
Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing reference book suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Re: Writing reference book suggestions

Do share the title if you find the book you just read! This is a weakness I'm struggling with too! I am also working on how much to explain and how much to let the reader infer... it can be difficult to balance with keeping short stories short. Thanks I will check your suggestions out. That part yo...
by Eagerink
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing reference book suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 643

Writing reference book suggestions

Hi everyone, Does anyone have a particular book on writing that they swear by? I'm currently interested in improving my scene transitions and filling things in, so if anyone has one that covers that (or just a blog post they can recommend) I would be grateful. It seems to be a difficult subject to f...
by Eagerink
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

If I may be permitted, here's the re-write of my dialogue. Critiques welcome. Eager, the characters aren't just upset with each other. They hate each other. There's a story why Trolls and Elves hate each other, but that's for another time. The rookie Warden stormed into the office, slamming the doo...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I'll give it another go, this time writing twelve lines rather than the twelve sentences I wrote before- an important distinction. I'll get to the second part of the assignment later. For now, it's time to sleep. Got work tomorrow. -------------------------------------------------------------------...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Thanks for the feedback, Reuben! So. Much. To. Learn. This exercise example is fun, fast, and furious, Pezel. You've gotten good constructive comments from EagerInk and Reuben (great meeting you at Fyrecon and in my master class, EagerInk!). Once you tag in your first line through a speaker attribu...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Writing dialogue without tags is sooo scary! Here’s my attempt: Sameer looked at his friend with disbelief. “Jon, what do you mean you think you left the car keys at the campsite?” “I, uh, thought I put them in my pocket, but I can’t feel them now.” “We’ve been hiking through the woods for two hour...
by Eagerink
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Interesting exercise. Good and useful critiques in this thread. I'll give it a go. A bit of dialogue from a short story I'm working on- “I lost my beautiful egg,” Thom moaned, brushing at the yoke running down his birthday coat. “Who are you and why, of all things, did you crack an egg over my head...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

P.S.: You may not know this but Writers of the Future is very much aware of the good work you are doing in here. As they see your results climb, they take note of your name and truly are rooting for you to win. They know when you are getting close because they closely watch the results. They know t...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 9368

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

This topic has been silent for a while. Just wanted to mention a solid podcast that encapsulates Wulf's recent post, plus adds some really interesting stuff about the Hollywood formula: https://writingexcuses.com/2011/10/02/writing-excuses-6-18-hollywood-formula/ Thanks, I'll check it out. And I wo...
by Eagerink
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Just look at all of these Silver HMs this Q! I count thirteen! This is normally top 50ish in the world. This quarter had so many great stories, it will probably mean top 100 in the world, and it is absolutely FANTASTIC to see so many in one group. Here's the ones I counted: Eagerink I was just a re...
by Eagerink
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links

Disgruntledpeony, I see that you have a website link in your bio. That's a good idea too. And totally understand both of you on the FB thing, I try to avoid it as well, but I've heard it's the best place to advertise so that's why I started there. As an added note I keep things very positive in case...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links

Hello Everyone, It has come to my attention recently that having a visibly strong online following is a positive sign for publishers and may help one to be published. Since I have virtually no following, I thought I would start a place were we could share our social media handles, websites, amazon p...
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tiered Rejections
Replies: 4
Views: 6239

Re: Tiered Rejections

omg this is great! Why am I just now seeing this.
by Eagerink
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

The more I chew on this the more I get myself worked up. I figured this first entry to be a quick and easy R, I've never submitted anything anywhere before. Getting a Silver out of it makes me wonder if I would be better served to polish it up and try again for maybe Q2 or 3 of v38. I don't relish ...
by Eagerink
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I got an HM! Surprised at this since I finished this story ten minutes before the deadline (literally, didn't even have time to proofread it). I took a peek at it yesterday and there are several typos, including one on the first page... yikes. But happy to get an HM for it! Now to polish it up a lit...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

A peep? On Election Day? On the day my daughter is to be married? Congrats to your daughter! I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002 Thank you but I don’t have a d...
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 44
Views: 5369

Re: Goals four V.38!

cduzett wrote:Wishes

2. COVID-19 goes away


Seriously!.... Forget the contest lol. wotf060

Never thought I'd use that smiley for such a thing....
(And good luck kn your other goals, they sound great!)
by Eagerink
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36589

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

sorte001 wrote:A peep?

On Election Day?

On the day my daughter is to be married?


Congrats to your daughter!

I already have a pillow fort set up to hide from the election... Today's quite a day, but if that' a peep then that is making it a better day. It's also my birthday... wotf002
by Eagerink
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyright Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Copyright Questions

I'm going to credit him for sure, but do you know if it would violate any laws to not credit him? (just out of curiosity.) It might in some places, but I've hit one of the edges of my brief legal training. Some art-related laws grant "moral rights" to artists, and those usually include th...
by Eagerink
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyright Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Copyright Questions

Thanks Moon and GibWizard!

I have one question:

GlibWizard wrote:You're also correct that copyright law doesn't fully encompass ethics, but you're crediting Eugene Field.


I'm going to credit him for sure, but do you know if it would violate any laws to not credit him? (just out of curiosity.)
by Eagerink
Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyright Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Copyright Questions

I have a short story that I would like to sell to a magazine, as a lot of you are--and I was wondering if there was anyone on here who could answer a question I have about this particular story. You see, it's a story about Wynken, Blynken, and Nod, and not only that, but it has the entire text of th...
by Eagerink
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56570

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:The blog post is up.

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/cate ... y-winners/

Winners:
First Place – Trent Walters from Missouri
Second Place – Luke Wildman from Indiana
Third Place – Erik Lynd from Washington


Congrats to the winners, wherever you are! And to our finalists :)
by Eagerink
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9113

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Yeah it's like having a kid go off to college or something... not that I would know what that's like XD
You miss it and you're proud of it.
by Eagerink
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9113

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Yes, I feel that too. I don't like it, it makes me feel like I can't come up with a good idea. But then I do....
by Eagerink
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3024
Views: 707551

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, all. I am new here, though I have been knocking around for a time, looking about. I first submitted to the contest...long, long ago...way back in 1997. I received a very nice rejection in the form of a letter from Algis Budrys. For whatever reason, I didn’t submit again until the fourth quar...
by Eagerink
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1312345

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers. That's my favorite thing about this thread! As a new(er) forumite, I keep seeing this thread and wondering... why is it still alive? But having looked at it, I see why. It's a tradition! I...
by Eagerink
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?

You know when you have an idea for a story, you're churning out words at a decent clip, then you wonder if the idea is stupid? When is it a bad idea and when is it self doubt? This is what I have to say about ideas: perhaps there is such a thing as a bad idea. But, every single bad idea can be made...

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