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by ddonche
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to handle lots of characters?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: How to handle lots of characters?

That's quite a good response, thank you for taking the time to offer that. I have a suspicion that I'm probably okay, and the fact that I'm even asking this question means I'm aware that something might be wrong, so now I have some things I can look for.
by ddonche
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to handle lots of characters?
Replies: 3
Views: 64

How to handle lots of characters?

Here's a question for you lot (and I'm not even English): I have a story wherein the protag finds herself in a sort of hospital/maternity ward with about 65 other women. These women are pretty much sheltered. I would like to try to take advantage of this by "worldbuilding" a few of the dyn...
by ddonche
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 37
Views: 535

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Always tough to say for sure why the story didn't move further into the contest. Dave offered this information a while ago. Might be of some use. https://www.writersofthefuture.com/why-you-only-got-an-honorable-mention/ ~Morgan That's awesome, thanks for the link. I haven't seen that one yet. I'm p...
by ddonche
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 37
Views: 535

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Going to rewrite my HM for this one, which gives me lots of time to just polish. The story is done, only I think I may have to kill somebody. It's impossible to tell what was wrong with the story, since there's no feedback. My first hypothesis is always going to default to, "Maybe not enough pe...
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 1724

Re: Contest Questions

You should send in a complete story that fits the word count. If you don't have anything that is under 17k words, either edit them down (although the closer to that limit they are, they harder of a sell they're going to be), or write something that is :) That's sort of disheartening to hear about g...
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2540
Views: 466588

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I dunno. I just resized the image to make sure it fit the parameters and it worked first time through. Welcome to the Forum Daniel. I lived in Manitou and Colorado Springs when I was stationed at Ft. Carson. Wulf got my attention when he mentioned the Superstars Writing Seminar. If there's any way I...
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: 4 in 36

Count me in. I'm going to rewrite my previous HM and put that in for Q2.
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 28
Views: 4176

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

1. I start with the concept. The concept itself has to be intriguing enough to warrant building a story around it. 2. After that I figure out who the players are, why they even care. What are they motivated by? Then, I look at how each of their own goals can interfere with everyone else's goals. 3. ...
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: BOOK COVERS
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Re: BOOK COVERS

Hi, do you have any other covers or examples of your art that you've done?
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 89
Views: 2384

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Submitted to this on Monday. Spent about 20 days on it. I think I'm going to revise an old R to submit for Q2.
by ddonche
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2540
Views: 466588

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thanks for the warm welcome, folks. I actually did not know about that, Wulf Moon. I will have to check that out.
by ddonche
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 20
Views: 7656

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

The two that stand out most in my mind are:

"Carrying the God" - Lee Battersby. I like evil endings.
"The Paradise Aperture" - David Carani. I thought this was a very unique story.
by ddonche
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Surprise Endings
Replies: 5
Views: 1206

Re: Surprise Endings

I know this is an old thread, but surprise endings are kind of my favorite. The trick to nailing this involves a good deal of sleight of hand. Essentially, you want to plant the clues within the story so that they're innocuous on their own, but once the ending drops you take them all together and re...
by ddonche
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2540
Views: 466588

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello everyone. I'm Daniel Donche, I tried to register unsuccessfully for a few years actually. Thought I'd try again and looks like the magic is in my favor this time. I live in Colorado Springs. I'm not new to the contest, per se, my record currently is R, HM, R, and I submitted a 4th story to 1st...

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