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by Retropianoplayer
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 312
Views: 11724

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

My remarks are addressed to LDWriter: Dear, Sir: 170 stories written by you falls into my category of AMAZING. About rejection, from the tome AN INSIDER's GUIDE TO PUBLISHING BY David Comfort, here are some highlights from the book about rejections or unfortunate incidents which occurred in the live...
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

I just read HERE BE DRAGONS, Wulf. A moving and touching story. I don't know many people who could have dealt with your family health issues, and not physically and mentally collapsed. Even fewer people who have reached your position and stature in life after facing down the genesis you had in early...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 362
Views: 15825

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I think Disgruntled Peony is definitely on track. Whenever anyone writes about what they're interested in, the words flow faster and they have a stronger voice. Although I would never encourage ANYONE to do this, before I will even type the first word on my keyboard, I conduct vigorous research (at ...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 362
Views: 15825

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

That is most excellent news, Disgruntled Peony. I sincerely hope you make a sale and report the good tidings to all of us. On a collateral issue, once again, I must repeat how much I admire Wulf Moon for submitting to this contest for a quarter of a century. I can't speak for anyone other than mysel...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 362
Views: 15825

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I don't mean to sound like Father Time, but I'm forced to say: Everything has to be placed in perspective. As long as one has their health intact, and no medical issues, they are already "winning." Also, there are different phases of "rejection." It's really no biggie to have som...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 102
Views: 2621

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

The ideal story I'd love to write would have characters as realistic as Jamie Frazier and Clare in Outlander; the inspirational genius of Harlan Ellison; action as heart-stopping as Jason Bourne; multi-faceted, multi-toned protagonists and antagonists such as the Amazon Prime adaptation of Philip K....
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 362
Views: 15825

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congratulations to all the winners! From what I've read in Volume 34 by Dave Farland, if anyone here obtained a Silver Honorable Mention, it means their story is deemed publishable. Which means they could take their story and begin submitting it out to the magazines. I believe the delay in Q2 (but I...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31468

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

I've always been interested in science fiction my entire life. When I was a young boy of 8, I went down to my father's bookcase in our playroom. My dad was a science-fiction fan and had magazines from the late forties and early, mid, and late fifties, several novels also. Some of those magazines wer...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 507858

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you, StorySinger.

Been to both Florida and Maine, thank you. Especially loved Bar Harbor. BAH-HAH-BAH.
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 507858

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you, Wulf. I just wanted to let you know the entire family was deeply moved when we watched your acceptance speech at the WOTF Awards Ceremony. It was filled with an intense emotional moment, good-natured humor, and a wonderfully glowing tribute to your wife. The first words out of my mouth we...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 507858

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey Tracy, Just wanted to let you know the Stephen King house is wonderful. My wife, son, and I went on a Stephen King bus tour when we were in Bangor, Maine, after having attended our son's Master's Ceremony at U Maine at Orono. The house looked Gothic. The tour guide told us that Stephen and Tabit...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 507858

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I'd like to thank my daughter Ilyssa for introducing me to the WOTF contest on September 10th, 2018. I had never heard of this contest previously. I think this contest is the best thing since bread and butter. I want to wish all contestants the very best of luck – I mean that most sincerely. I very ...

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