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by chuckt
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!
Replies: 28
Views: 1031

Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

I gobbled it up already. Posted my review this morning on Amazon although it's not up yet. If you like it, post a review on Amazon. It really helps to get some good reviews up. The Amazon algorithms will elevate the book.
by chuckt
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

RSchibler wrote:
LoyalRam wrote:When does Q3 begin?


As soon as Q2 closed! It is possible to have 3 pending stories for the contest for a (more or less) brief moment in time.


Let's hope it is brief. The powers say there will be a delay. Is that a delay similar to last year or a more delayed delay?
by chuckt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Lol. I just found a blatant mistake in my entry. Strange how you can edit as much as you want but something might still get by you. My first readers all missed it too. Fortunately, it is easy to read right past it and it's near the end so I don't think it would kill my chance if the story is otherwi...
by chuckt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4175
Views: 951879

Re: Success!

Congrats LIz, Jasmine, and Will!! Frickin awesome!
by chuckt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I'm in!

Had to sign up anew. Sometimes it has made me do this and sometimes not. Is there a rhyme or reason to this?
by chuckt
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Working on a story I think I can get in before the deadline, but I'm a bit concern about the opening. Much of the supernatural stuff doesn't happen till later in the story, but I know the judges need to know right away that these stories are sci-fi/fantasy. Any tips on how much to foreshadow? How t...
by chuckt
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 11290

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Pooh!
by chuckt
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 11290

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I'll start my twitching next week I think.
by chuckt
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Well, if you don't have a new story ready, send them the best thing you have in your trunk! I will have to do that this quarter.
by chuckt
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2644
Views: 123663

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

I'm 99% sure I'm submitting a rework because that's the best I have available. But, I'm finishing a new story now. I just don't think it's going to be as good as the reworked story.
by chuckt
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27424

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Got it in the mail today!
by chuckt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 11290

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Could be, with the award show being postponed, results will come sooner? Could also mean later. It's a lot of work to postpone a big event. And they have to set up the online signings and reveals. Also, the awards might actually have served as a catalyst to get Q1 wrapped up.
by chuckt
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27424

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

LOl. I forgot all about it.
by chuckt
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Do the judges have a preferred style?
Replies: 11
Views: 804

Re: Do the judges have a preferred style?

I would say lat year's winner was neither. Thanatos Drvie. It used an "AI run amuck" as the backdrop but there really was no "scientific" basis for that. It was a post-apocalypse tale. An exceptionally good one.
by chuckt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2644
Views: 123663

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

I know I'm not in the challenge this quarter but I thought you guys would find this interesting. All of the points dovetail nicely into things that Wulf preaches. And the opening to True Grit really is very well done. https://lithub.com/a-close-reading-of-true-grits-perfect-first-paragraph/?fbclid=I...
by chuckt
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Learned me a new word today! wotf001 Me too! In case you 2 and ChuckT aren't joking, Mark Forsyth's Elements of Eloquence is a an entertaining and informative book on terms from Aposiopesis to Zeugma. No. Not joking. I can't even keep common terms straight. Like "split infinitive." What t...
by chuckt
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

RSchibler wrote:Learned me a new word today! wotf001


Me too!
by chuckt
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

"Any story that you submit that is not fit to be read by a high school student is, in my opinion, fatally flawed and will be rejected. Profanity may be edited out, but if vile content is what the story is about, then you need to be submitting to someone else." Ten Reasons Why I’ll Quickly...
by chuckt
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

What KD Julicher said. Just because someone got away with it doesn't mean you will. Don't push this envelope. And a note to all: please refrain from using vulgar terms on future Forum posts. Sorry about that. I'm used to using such terms in a clinical sense for clarity sake. (Except the F and C wor...
by chuckt
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

Hey! I did a thread where I actually did a number count on such things. The contest is increasingly allowing these things but I bet the experienced guys will tell you it's probably still a bit risky. [url] http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7635&p=89723&hilit=shit#p8...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4175
Views: 951879

Re: Success!

disgruntledpeony wrote:It's a story I'm particularly proud of, and this way people can read it!


It is really good. The worldbuilding details are just awesome. I'd like to see a book about this place.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4175
Views: 951879

Re: Success!

I LOVE getting feedback from markets, but sometimes it makes things harder! If I haven't decided by the time the next market I want to submit to closes, I'll go with my gut and protect that voice. Cast of Wonders did say "a few thought this," "one reader thought..." So as a numb...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4175
Views: 951879

Re: Success!

Have you tried Escape Artists? It seems like something that might work in a podcast. And they say (paraphrasing) they want more women authors to submit.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4175
Views: 951879

Re: Success!

Yay! Glad you hit your minimum.

Warspawn was a great story! I love it. It hasn't sold somewhere? I don't get this business sometimes.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6311

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I may have just come up with the idea for Q2's story and it fits with me wanting to do one in a certain genre, as I have mentioned before. Congrats! Me too! Just this morning. Such a relief. I've been watching old episodes of Cosmos and One Strange Rock hoping something would pop in my brain. Then ...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?

I think there are other slush readers for F&SF. I read the bio of a Swedish writer that said he was a First Reader for F&SF, and not all my rejections are from him. On the other hand, I think that Grinder only represents the minority of submissions F&SF receives. There's Duotrope and ma...
by chuckt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?

I hope to break the 4-day barrier this time. :) I imagine there will be a sonic boom if I do.

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