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by einstein36
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Let the computer take the strain...
Replies: 3
Views: 41

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: 4082
Views: 898960

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

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...
by einstein36
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Also what has been said in previous writing exercises, that yes, you just can't be lazy on being a writer, it takes work, like ones old 9-5 job...but think of it this way...it's work that is fun so one doesn't mind working the hours to make a living out of writing.. quote="StarReacher"]Com...
by einstein36
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi there Wulf,
Let me know when you are deep enough on the submission to markets, because I have a question(I know I am jumping ahead) but I am just curious about something on market submissions..:)
Thanks..
by einstein36
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I know we are talking about flash fiction, but what do you think of two sentence stories???
for example..
I couldn't tell if the noise was a cry of sorrow or cackle of laughter.
Then I realized: I was the one making the noise.
by einstein36
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Here's a funny joke...(No insults intended)

what do you get when you put a bunch of blondes in the freezer...…

Frosted Flakes...LOL
by einstein36
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Denouement is the writer wrapping up all the loose plots, threads of stories, etc. that ends the story to a satisfying conclusion. I think of it like chocolate. One wants chocolate. one craves chocolate, on a goal to eat chocolate, to follow that journey to get chocolate. one finally eating chocolat...
by einstein36
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Einstein, you saw what I did with my 250 Flash I posted here per SwiftPotato's request. It inspired my story, "Weep No More for the Willow," now in the current Deep Magic magazine. And that story I have been building into a novel. And that novel will become a series, truth be told, I just...
by einstein36
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you so much. I appreciate these challenges which expands my mind:)…. In fact, Wulf, it was this prompt that made the light bulb go off and gave me a new novel idea. Now I just have to finish the other novel I am currently working on. Comments on "Project Boondoggle." Challenge requir...
by einstein36
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm in. here's my close to 500 theme: Deception. Title: Project Boondoggle 10-year-old Jake Rosen labored his breathing. The only sound that emanated from the circular escape pod was the hissing sound from the small hole in the wall as air continued to escape. He felt lightheaded as the air continue...
by einstein36
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Sorry about that..I was always the nerd in the class, always reading ahead, doing projects way ahead of the due date :)…. cool....looking forward to those tips.... Einstein and Retro: We'll have Secrets on all of these things. You are getting ahead of the class. : ) In the meantime, what Liz said is...
by einstein36
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I have been submitting a story to pro markets, but I have to ask Wulf, and this one gets my goat every time...how do you handle the many many editor's submission guidelines??? I mean, one editor wants it one way, another editor wants it a different way. I think I spend more time researching on the c...
by einstein36
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83298

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Hi there,
Would anyone here be interested in taking a read of the beginning of my story for the next volume contest? It's about 450+
Just PM or email me and I will send it along your way....
Thanks..
by einstein36
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22155

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

congrats to all of those that placed....and to all those that like me, got a R....like they say in Texas, 'Get right back on that horse and try again.'
:)
by einstein36
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22155

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:I received an HM. Congratulations and commiserations to all! This is the third time I’ve woken up to results. Also I’ve broken my alternating streak and got two HMs in a row, which is nice.



Congrats.....You are a professional writer in my book :)…
by einstein36
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Thanks so much, Wulf. It's these challenges that pushes one to become a better writer and to overcome obstacles. Like he said, it's just not writing to win the contest, but to write for life, to live one's dream....
by einstein36
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Revision Tips and Tricks
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Revision Tips and Tricks

Revising is just a another way of doing things when writing... My technique is I just write, write, write just to get the framework of the story done, plot, characters, etc. Then I go back and check for spelling errors, etc. This next step might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I like to see my sto...
by einstein36
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 339
Views: 10445

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thank you.....I sweated, paced, and more, but I think in the end, we are all winners...:)
by einstein36
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1650
Views: 48451

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

It was these challenges that helped me pare down my latest entry into this quarter....I think it helps move the story along and make it flow smoothly.
Thank you Wulf..:)
by einstein36
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 339
Views: 10445

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Done....latest story submitted for this quarter...
Onward now:)…
by einstein36
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 663

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

I'm almost done with my Q4, just doing some tweaking here and there....:)

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