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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: 255

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: 146
Views: 4002

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: 81
Views: 1908

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: 147

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67850

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67850

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: 147

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: 147

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: 1980

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: 388

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: 388

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: 388

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: 573
Views: 16995

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: 25418

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: 81
Views: 1908

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: 573
Views: 16995

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: 2379

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: 23629

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: 23629

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: 23629

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: 799
Views: 231909

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: 23629

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...
by WriterGirl0426
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23629

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Any other semi-finalists waiting on their critique or is it just me? Joni's email said it would be a couple days but it's been almost three weeks now and not sure if she's just insanely busy or if something fell through the cracks between her email and mine. I tried following up and no response but...
by WriterGirl0426
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16995

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

hmmm, if it's a matter of keeping the good stuff, I'll be cutting so much out of the story might end up looking for a poetry prize ... hehe. Seriously though, I'm looking forward to trying out this technique! If it helps, my 2nd Quarter entry was RIGHT at the 17k mark for word count. I knew this ma...
by WriterGirl0426
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23629

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Thanks so much, disgruntledpeony and czing. wotf007
by WriterGirl0426
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23629

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congratulations to all those who placed! For those who did not - don't base your whole value as a writer on the results of this contest. This is a market like any other, and your results are the judgment of one, maybe two, people. Don't base the entire value of your story, or your ability, on their...
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 1258

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I am a SemiFinalist


YAAAYYYY!!!! Congrats, Michael!

ME TOO!!!!

wotf057

Proud to see so many forumites chiming in with HMs and SHMs for Q2. So much talent out there.

Congrats to everyone!
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23629

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

wotf057 Can I just tell you all how super flipping amazingly stupendously excited I am to get to post this smiley?!? After posting the other night I hadn't rechecked my email today due to a busier than normal day-job day, so imagine my surprise when just before popping off to bed tonight I logged in...
by WriterGirl0426
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 23629

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

It looks like the WotF gods or demons were awaiting Writergirl's Q4 Submission before letting the bottom fall out. HM for me. wotf017 Two more quarters to go for this year, but I fear that one was my best bet. Bwwahahahahahahah!!!! I love it! Glad to have been the catalyst for us to finally get res...

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