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by SwiftPotato
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Right! Sure it does! Coffee is great for twitching!

Many thanks for the hot chocolate and blanket...I'll be here...waiting... *twitch*
by SwiftPotato
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Can I borrow some of your zen? My body seems to think it has more twitches than it can possibly get out before the end of this week. Maybe it's all those pillow fort brownies...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It looks like Moon got his "you're a finalist" call on November 13th last year, which was the same day some people were reporting getting emails in the v35 Q4 thread. So it does sound like there's hope yet for those who haven't been called :)
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

A bullet journal is essentially a blank notebook that you nab to use for making lists and goals and whatnot. There's a whole philosophy behind it and lots of Instagram and Pinterest space dedicated to it...but at the end of the day, you make the bullet journal what it needs to be for you. It's suppo...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I use a bullet journal to keep things organized for myself. I'll write down submission deadlines, goal deadlines, average response times for markets I've submitted to, etc. Each week I have a little box to tell me what's coming up next week so I have ample warning for each deadline. It also means I ...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Got you down, thegirlintheglasses!

Man, that sucks. I hate when that happens. I hope they're going to reopen soon and you'll have the chance to submit then...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Drinking hot chocolate at work as we speak...sugar helps jitters, right?
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:*whispers* Tomorrow is Thursday.

Every day is Thursday. But still.

*throws up hood, disappears into the dark*


I was thinking this too. Been checking my email way too often for the past few days. I always expect rejection and hope for placing, but I just wanna know either way!
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks! Compiling data together and searching things up is sorta my jam, so I've enjoyed doing it for the challenge :) I might've taken "one flash per month" too literally here! For the time being, I'll say if anyone has done more than one in a month, just let me know and I'll add it to yo...
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Nice! Got you down for 2/12!
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey, fellow Wulf Pack members! We're about two thirds of the way through November, so friendly reminder to those who signed up for the bonus flash challenge: if you'd like the fact that you completed it for November to be on the roster, make sure you post here! I'll post reminders like this occasion...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Just to make the prices all the worse, the New Zealand dollar has hit an all time low exchange rate. Normally, $.75 on the dollar. Now down to $.54. Tearible for making purchases from usa. But the best time ever to exchange usd into nzd. Allow me to humor you for a moment re the differences between...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wow! It's so interesting to learn things like that about other countries, I never would have guessed that. Story ideas anyone? A black market for icecream..... I will sell ice cream half off to anyone who's twitching... send proof and I will tell you the location of my pillow fort wotf011 Plus some...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

officer wrote:
SwiftPotato wrote:...might actually cry if I lived there. I'm so sorry for your lack of cheese and Ben and Jerry's :(

Oh, I don't live in Canada. I couldn't survive without specialty cheese. Milk is magic.


Phew. Tragedy averted.
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It's only been in the last years that Ben and Jerry's has been available in NZ. But I refuse to pay $14 for the tiny scoop. Oh, now that's horrifying. Practically qualifies as a war crime. I hope you get at LEAST sixteen liters of Phish Food while you're here! $14 is insane. New Zealand's biggest i...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Ha! Ha! It's been over 15 years since I've had Ben and Jerry's. Though, I still wake a nights dreaming of phish food and drooling all over my pillow case. It's only been in the last years that Ben and Jerry's has been available in NZ. But I refuse to pay $14 for the tiny scoop. In other news, I'm p...
by SwiftPotato
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Yeah, Henckel, if you've got 16 liters of Ben and Jerry's...is that enough to share with the class? Will trade pillow fort space for Phish Food.
by SwiftPotato
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:
Henckel wrote:I assume Joni will have contacted finalists by now. ... just speculating out loud.

wotf018 If it is so, then I am not among them.
*sigh*
Did anyone else want brownies?
No?
*speaks with mouthful*
Okay then.
*hides in pillow fort*


If so, then you're in good company. :) I brought Oreos.
by SwiftPotato
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Yay! Congratulations, Crystal! Get some rest, do some healing, and enjoy your new little one.
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hey, other piano people! I'm also in the camp of being able to play, but not well - my music reading skills are abhorrent, so I usually end up learning by ear and then immediately forgetting it all. I picked writing up because it wouldn't get out of my head. I wrote a lot in high school and then dro...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Officer, thanks for the book rec! I'll definitely give that one a read! The third person close that you both talk about is usually what I'm most comfortable with, honestly, so it's very weird that I feel so decidedly comfortable with first person present for this story. Moon, I'll definitely do this...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Officer, I see what you mean. I think I'm just newb enough that I haven't gotten confident enough to say I know this story works best in this perspective, and here's why. You make a really good point, and I think I need to go do some research on which POVs work best for which situations so I can bac...
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Retro, no worries, I only found out WotF existed in June of this year :) I appreciate the nudge in the right direction. Once I finish writing this one, I'll see if I can find someone I can wrangle into reading both.
by SwiftPotato
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Y'all, I have a question. I'm writing my second story for the quarter. I like it a lot in first person, but in the interest of not hurting my chances with WotF, I was writing in past tense. But it just isn't working. I got stuck very quickly in past tense, so I switched to present, and now, although...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. How can a cover letter actually hurt your chances to sell? If you put in lots of token/non-paying markets and self-congratulatory fluff, you might illicit (at best) some eyerolls from the editor. 2. What are some of the most common mistakes in cover letters? Listing all your accomplishments like...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

jbaugher001 wrote:
SwiftPotato wrote:
jbaugher001 wrote:


if i can make a recommendation: The Story Genius by Lisa Cron was excellent in making all that click for me


Recommendation very welcome - I will look that up. Thank you!
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11851

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

That's an amazing story Wulf! I've been thinking a lot lately about Kary English and her part on the contest. To date, I've only received HMs.... So, I'm not sure how much (if any) of my story is ready by Dave. So, what can you tell us about Kary? Personally, I'd like to write such a story that Kar...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Good morning all! This week's Monday prompt is: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES. Happy darling killing!
by SwiftPotato
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1685
Views: 49431

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Nice, guys! Keep it up!!! And thanks for the well wishes :D

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