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by einstein36
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Alien Languages
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: Alien Languages

You could do what I did with my sci-fi novel, I made it to where through dialogue or something subtle make a small suggestion that they learned or have a universal translator implanted near their ears and then definitely show the reader later that they are definitely alien by using ancient Sanskrit,...
by einstein36
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

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

Proposal to my fellow R’s: Since the most likely explanation for an R was that Kary felt the opening failed in some respect (and I personally have had a much harder time getting through her than Dave as a first reader), perhaps we can form an “opening crit pack” where we can review the first couple...
by einstein36
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 259
Views: 19872

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Well, I just pulled a Wulf...I just submitted my latest story this quarter with a few minutes to go:) lol....
Good luck everyone...
by einstein36
Sun May 24, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 17
Views: 1803

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

Like they said, the right person with the right experience can help you if you want to hire editor like Carrie Callahan:)...
by einstein36
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 45885

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Rejected again. I won't be entering in the future. Please, don't give up. If that was the case, I would have given up of trying to be a writer since I first entered this contest when I was 13 years old. Through my sheer determination, I have driven on to become a writer. Yes, I too just got another...
by einstein36
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!

I feel like that woman from those commercials some years ago, 'open, open, open' while she taps the glass :)
by einstein36
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Most definitely, we appreciate all the advice that you give us and the research from other people... Like you said, it's upping our game to be the best... Wulf, Thanks for the heads up on Apex about your Super Secret Challenge, I'm only a few pages through and am already learning a lot. GREAT ADVICE...
by einstein36
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Assignment: Brad Torgersen Discussion 1. At eighteen years old Brad decided to be a writer. Yippee! How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? How many rejections did he deal with? 17 years..I think it's good people don't fear away from rejections. I think it should give them more determ...
by einstein36
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Passing of Mike Resnick
Replies: 11
Views: 3077

Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Man....I'm sorry to hear this....such a sad day...
by einstein36
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This is very awesome...
Thanks...
by einstein36
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 45885

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Joni's probably busy....the last quarter, she emailed out the confirmations a couple of days later.....
by einstein36
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My Q3 submission (Magician's Midlife Crisis) was just accepted by SciF Lampoon magazine. Woo! Hoo! It's not a paying market, but it's nice to find this story a home--especially one that will be released in print. This will be my third publication... and the crazy thing is that all three have been h...
by einstein36
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 45885

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Most definitely....double check and triple check everything on your story to see who's naughty or nice :)
by einstein36
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 45885

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I just released my Kraken to Q1.....Go Wulf Pack:)
by einstein36
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1042730

Re: Success!

Anyone else start to twitch when you see, on submission grinder, the editor has rejected most everything older than your submission and has started rejecting ones submitted after yours? I know I shouldn't read anything into that but I imagine they have read my story and it is in the "maybe&quo...
by einstein36
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to Get the Most From Critiques
Replies: 23
Views: 4720

Re: How to Get the Most From Critiques

As wulf has said, listen to your writer's voice...
by einstein36
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to Get the Most From Critiques
Replies: 23
Views: 4720

Re: How to Get the Most From Critiques

Very nice post on this. I say the critiques we receive I think is very valuable and the people that review our story who are taking their time and energy to review our stories are very awesome people. Another thing I have noticed is sometimes it might be better to set the story aside for a while and...
by einstein36
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

That rule is just that,a rule, like a lot of other rules for stories, writing....Like Wulf has said, write the best darn story you can. For example, his story that won, is done is the first person view which tugs at your heartstrings...
by einstein36
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 54372

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:wotf056 wotf056 It’s Thursday!



congrats....you are now closer to winning:)
by einstein36
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Let the computer take the strain...
Replies: 3
Views: 1875

Re: Let the computer take the strain...

hahahahaha…..it works and then it doesn't work:)….I just typed in the classic opening line.... It was a dark and stormy night. A few weeks later, I had a call from a guy I'd known since high school. He and I would go to work together when I was in my mid-twenties, and we'd sometimes talk by phone. T...
by einstein36
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1042730

Re: Success!

Me standing up and giving you a standing ovation...Big congrats.....:)

Quote from Wayne's World when they meet Alice Cooper: 'We are not worthy. We are not worthy.' :)
LOL

RSchibler wrote:
Andy Dibble wrote:Congrats! It's a rush, isn't it?


Oh my yes. I still can’t quite believe I’ll never poke at that story again!
by einstein36
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Here's another gootchy if for Wulf...I think I might have found another helpful technique that would help us to become better writers, but like Wulf said, it would take away his time and ours from writing....but hey, it's a great brain technique I find that works...we can all play with the grand mas...
by einstein36
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Ever since finding the grinder, I have been grinding my stories out to markets using this awesome database:)
by einstein36
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My submission markets: Places I have submitted already. Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine No sleep podcast Aurealis Ink Stains Pseudopod Places I plan to submit in the future:) Clarksworld Magazine Asimov's magazine Fantasy and Science Fiction Escape Pod Strange Horizons Analog Science Fiction and F...
by einstein36
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Please, we are read...please, sprinkle some of that great magic super writing dust on us so we can be all great like you:)….
by einstein36
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you, Wulf for your insightful knowledge... We appreciate everything you are doing for us:)… Einstein asked a question about tying up your story at one market, when you could be sending it out to several at once simultaneously. Here's my answer. Most markets, but not all, say no simultaneous su...
by einstein36
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you....I will definitely do that..
by einstein36
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Most definitely that each market one submits to is subjective to the editor. Why it's always best to research(Yes, I know it's time consuming, but in the long run, might be worth it for a potential sale). But then again, just like music, even with the best research, you might get through the first r...
by einstein36
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you so much for your feedback....It's this awesome network Wulf Pack that helps us become better writers....:) and trust me....as soon as I did that 250, a whole novel popped into my head, so there's going to be a whole world story I am going to build around this thread.... Man, a girl goes on...
by einstein36
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3348
Views: 300816

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION HI there, Name is Darren, but you can call me, Einstein...:) Let's see...I'm still in the freaking full time workforce to pay bills, etc. Even working a second part time job now to pay bills. (Sucks) but I got to say that as far as writing goes I got started back in 6th grad...

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