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by babooher
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 22
Views: 990

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

Doing some research for my next short. Please don't judge me, Google.
by babooher
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Because of the fame this contest has gathered over the decades since then, the level of writing as well as the international competition is extremely high today. I recommend viewing these older issues for academic purposes, but a word to the wise: That was then. This is now. :) All the beast! Wulf ...
by babooher
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Glad to see you made it, LouisD!
by babooher
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm in. Spent all day trying to address the issues from the critiques while staying true to what I wanted. Good luck everyone!
by babooher
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I just got back a pretty harsh critique from a good friend. The funny part is, I just spent two days doubting the story and my ability to finish it (and my value as a writer...and human, but whatever). When it finally came together last night, I was thrilled. So, I looked at the issues he brought up...
by babooher
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

LouisD, check your PMs.

Amstard, good luck!
by babooher
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

LouisD, do you need someone to look over a story? I can if you do.
by babooher
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I finally think I hit on my idea for this quarter. I just need to finish a revision I'm working on first.
by babooher
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Normally, as soon as I don't win here (I can't call an HM or SHM a loss), I look for possible markets for the story. This quarter's SHM touches on issues of voting (but not contested elections) and I'm thinking that I might want to let things cool down a bit before I send it out. Thoughts?
by babooher
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Silver HM for me.
by babooher
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Just got chills. How fun!
by babooher
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Eagerink, same here!
by babooher
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9611

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Anyone else get a sense of emptiness when you're between stories? Like, what do I obsess about now? Probably what am I going to write about next, but that isn't quite the same.
by babooher
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm in.
by babooher
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I've got one more person to look over what I think is my final draft and then I'm submitting. Definitely different than anything I've tried before.
by babooher
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I've been working on revisions. Think I'll be getting mine in at the bell.
by babooher
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Seize the moment, DoctorJest, and may your insight be a winning one!
by babooher
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Anyone want to trade critiques? I need some fresh eyes on my possible Q4 sub. It's a little under 9,500 words.
by babooher
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37343

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Submitted my Q2 HM to a market yesterday. Finished a story tonight and sent it to my writing group. Must build momentum.
by babooher
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 20
Views: 6344

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

I don't need to use the breadth of Tarantino's language. I'm looking at language such as that found in MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.
by babooher
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 75330

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Good to see you, sorte001! Throw the nervous energy into the next story! Win or rejection, the story's already done. Time to write the next one.
by babooher
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 20
Views: 6344

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

Not sure if this is the write place to ask this, but here goes. What about works set in time periods where current socially acceptable terms would be anachronistic, but the terms of the day are now considered unacceptable?
by babooher
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 75330

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thank you, Beth Powers. I was positive the results used to come in waves, but no one else seemed to think so. Kind of liked it that way better. Oh well, back to a draft.
by babooher
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 75330

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Anyone else have a sphincter tighten up a bit after reading that they are trying to get Q2 done in the next two weeks?
by babooher
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 84097

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Got an Honorable Mention this time. The email mentioned that an Honorable Mention puts the story in the top 2%. Oof! That is a tough target! Keep your nibs wet and flowing.

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