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by Andy Dibble
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 102
Views: 2621

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I agree that you should write the story first and only worry about length in the revising stage. One exercise that helps me while revising is to force the story to be a certain size (e.g. 20% shorter). Often times, it gets better. The best thing that ever happened to a story I once submitted to Diab...
by Andy Dibble
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How do you write eloquently?
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: How do you write eloquently?

Forgive me for chiming in a bit late here. I'm new to the forum. My advice for writing eloquently is * Read a lot, especially stuff written by writers you like. You have to marinate in the work of good authors if you want to write like them. * In my case, it's easier to write eloquent dialog than de...
by Andy Dibble
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?

My first place piece was rejected by Analog and likely others (I didn't always keep good records on my submissions back when I first wrote it). The beginning also got a facelift before I resubmitted to WOTF, so my experience may not speak much to your question. In truth, I think the best way to succ...

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