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by WriterGirl0426
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6318

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Well, with my son now being home for at least the next 4 weeks, my writing is taking the backseat to keeping him educated and entertained. My submission for this quarter isn't done yet, and at this point I doubt it will get done. But I'm ok with that. We are getting opportunities to do all the litt...
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6318

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Took me a while to land on the right idea, and then a while to figure out where to start the story. I think I have it, now. All that's left is to finish the dang thing and get it in. :) Yes, I know, COVID opportunity - but I am working from home and have a 3rd grader to help through each day, so we'...
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Volume 36 Workshop and Gala Postponed
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Volume 36 Workshop and Gala Postponed

Definitely agree with KD Julicher. Very glad that no one is being forced to make that choice. I'm bummed, but WotF is still doing their best to make sure our experience is as close to past winners' experiences as possible. :) Great perspective, SP. And of course, heartfelt congratulations in spite ...
by WriterGirl0426
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27435

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:Thanks for the reasurance. But my concerns have more to do with the postal service here than Joni. Ha ha ha.


No worries. I've just always wanted an excuse to use the morning / coffee smiley. wotf007
by WriterGirl0426
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27435

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

So, has anyone received certificates yet for Q4? Nope, me either. Last year I received one certif as soon as 2 months later, the other as long as 6 months later. Joni's pretty good about following up. If you don't see one by the time the next results come out you can probably safely ping her. wotf035
by WriterGirl0426
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What to put in a bio?
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: What to put in a bio?

Help! I have been asked to provide a bio by Sci Fi Lampoon. What do I include? I have never had to write a bio before. If you've never published before and don't have any writing credits, give some info that tells a bit about you. Did you start writing early? Have you always loved to read? Did you ...
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2798
Views: 554664

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

lainygirl wrote:Hello my name is Alaina (Lainy is a nickname), and I'm, umm, new here! I live in Michigan with my spouse and our grumpy cat/writing partner, Gary.

A grumpy kitty?!? We have one of those, as you can see from my profile pic! Welcome aboard from a fellow grumpy kitty lover. wotf013
--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!

Voted! For the forum, and also for your author page, Wulf. :)
And maybe for someone you know on the short-story page also... ;-)
http://www.critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml
--Tracy
(aka T.E. Bradford)
by WriterGirl0426
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 185
Views: 11299

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's to a stellar 2020 for all, and a whole bucketful of peace on earth.
--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 5359

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

You can get great deals at Vistaprint on cards. TV500 used to be the code for the special first time discount. Do list your social media platforms on it, and it's a good idea to have your website up with some content--you are in the big leagues there, so look the part. If you've won contests, get t...
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: ACK! Submission Entry Question
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: ACK! Submission Entry Question

I'd expect other special characters are really the ones you want to avoid (pointy brackets, ampersands, percents, dollar signs, pound signs etc). Yes, hubby and I were thinking along those same lines (we're in tech fields, too). Control characters bad, grammatical characters not so bad. I was on th...
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2645
Views: 123739

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks, Tracy! Publishers never seem tell you when they do this--it's for promotion and increased visibility tactics. But it's nice when I can offer a free e-book to friends! I hope the offer sticks around for a bit so more get a chance to read these tales for free. It's already been up for a coupl...
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2645
Views: 123739

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

So if you'd like to read the continuing tale of the early history of the Spaniard Capricho, FOR FREE, run quick and get the entire double issue anthology right now on Amazon. These offers don't last long, so grab it for your Kindle while you can! Grabbed my copy, Wulf. :) I'll be sure to leave a re...
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: ACK! Submission Entry Question
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: ACK! Submission Entry Question

My file name had a hyphen in it and I got my confirmation from Joni. And I just submitted today so hopefully yours will work too. WHEW!!! Thanks czing!!! I'll still keep an eye out for another note from Joni, but I'll breathe a bit easier and stop biting my nails so frantically. Thank you thank you...
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: ACK! Submission Entry Question
Replies: 4
Views: 668

ACK! Submission Entry Question

Kicking myself. Just submitted my entry and was saving off the confirmation page when I realized I had an apostrophe in the file name, and the wizehive entry info notes to use only characters and numbers. I e-mailed Joni immediately, but have yet to hear back. Ack!!! Does anyone know if the system w...
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 45
Views: 3443

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

SwiftPotato wrote:Got 3rd place!!!

wotf059


OMG, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! You must be absolutely FLYING! We're all SO happy for you!!!!!
--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

TimE wrote:I'll take a look if you need a 2nd, Tracy.

Thanks, Tim!
PM'd you my info and will definitely take you up on it. :)
--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

RSchibler wrote:Always, send it my way.


Thanks so much! PM'd you with my info. :)
--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

I have a 5k piece drafted for a Q1 entry and would love some feedback. Happy to swap. Any takers?

--Tracy
by WriterGirl0426
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27435

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:You guys... omigod, you guys...

wotf058

Judges' results aren't in yet, so my twitching has only just begun.


YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!! Congratulations, Liz!!!! I'm totally routing for you to WIN!!!! wotf047
I think I'm living vicariously through you right now!!!! LOL

Also...

wotf056
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 33735

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

HM for me on a resub of a previous submission. :)
by WriterGirl0426
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 5359

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Is there anywhere on the site that shows what specifically the scholarship covers? Is it purely registration? The craft class / add-on? I assume hotel and travel are not included, but I can't find anywhere that specifies.
by WriterGirl0426
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 27435

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Anyone else out there like I am? I make the first 3/4 or so of a story shine, meticulously crafting every word and description, but then I tend to peter out at the end, resulting in a lackluster ending. What a horrible way to destroy a nice story! While making the first 3/4 shine is wonderful, I im...
by WriterGirl0426
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 31
Views: 3439

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Joni's 4th Quarter reminder said we'd have Q3 results in the next couple weeks. That was last Tuesday. So possibly some results by the end of next week or so. :)
by WriterGirl0426
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 30459

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congrats. Those are worth their weight in gold. An NYT bestselling author has read your story and has told you what it needs to make it sing. I just sold a semifinalist to a wonderful market because I followed Dave's advice in his critique. You don't have to share your critique, but if you see some...
by WriterGirl0426
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 30459

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

The recommendation for my story was to take another pass or two to heighten the emotions although Dave also said that he thought it was perfectly publishable as is. I tend to think of myself as an angsty writer to begin with so that might tell others about the level of emotion you can include in a ...
by WriterGirl0426
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 30459

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

UPDATE - received my SF critique late last night.
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 806
Views: 241573

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

DaneCurley wrote:Made the "Long List" of a beautiful Indie Print magazine. Fingers very crossed for the Short List and Approval. I think the story is an especially good fit, but know so many others are out there writing their hearts out.


Congrats, and good luck!
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 30459

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Times vary, unfortunately, but it's worth the wait. I remember one quarter where the crit came with the announcement. :) Very cool. And you're right, totally worth the wait. wotf007 Thanks WriterGirl0426 for letting me know it wasn't just me. I wouldn't have worried much about it except the email I...

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