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by nreavis
Thu May 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 22
Views: 5474

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

My ideas come from a myriad of places. Sometimes it will come up as part of a discussion when I'm just spitballing with my friends. Sometimes it will be a picture that prompts my imagination to start thinking. I have a notebook that I jot random ideas down in because they just come to me at the stra...
by nreavis
Tue May 19, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 27
Views: 12867

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

I've only been reading since 35, but my favorite so far has been "Educational Tapes" by Katie Livingston that was in 36.

The way it told the story was very unique. It's not often you can tell a story from a second-person perspective and have it told that well. :)
by nreavis
Mon May 18, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 78
Views: 4910

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm waiting on my Q3 to make a final lap around my writing group, and hope to have it submitted in a couple of weeks. I really look forward to seeing how it does, as I took a slightly different approach in its planning and execution :)
by nreavis
Mon May 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 15
Views: 218

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

1. To finish stories. Submitting can be a goal itself. 2. To have others read your words. Who doesn't want an audience for our art? 3. Money. We're not going to buy a mansion, but income is income. 4. To build a brand. The more you sell, the more you sell. 5. From PC to paper. Why leave a story on ...
by nreavis
Sun May 17, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573944

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

It's good to remember every writer began with a first story that was crap. But they wrote a story, and that's a huge step. And then they wrote another, and another, and got good at their craft. Eventually, they had their brilliant idea matched by mastery of craft, and they figured out how to touch ...
by nreavis
Mon May 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Replies: 14
Views: 1329

Re: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!

I had a blast going through this workshop. I have one story that's currently going around my writing group for peer review before I submit for Q3, and I used a lot of what the judges mentioned to help plot the foundation for another story I'll be submitting in June for a different contest. Lots of g...
by nreavis
Sun May 03, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WOTF Free Online Course
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: WOTF Free Online Course

I just completed this course last week, and managed to pull a story out of it that I’m really happy with and I have put for review in my writer’s group so I can send it in for Q3. I learned so much and now have a more solid grasp on how write more professionally and with greater quality and clarity....
by nreavis
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 78
Views: 4910

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:My process for this quarter:
6. Make my kids watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… for no good reason.


I...may need to steal this as I write Q3...I had to trash my original story in favor of the one I'm working on.
by nreavis
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 28870

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

My first time ever submitting for this, and I got an HM. I'm super stoked. :)
by nreavis
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16408

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

After several rewrites, breaking up with my manuscript in the parking lot of the grocery store (literally happened, don't ask), an alien abduction (might be lying-but I did watch Galaxy Quest today), and a quest to save the world (I'm definitely lying about this one), at just over 10k words, I have ...
by nreavis
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Question about the author information for your entry.
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Question about the author information for your entry.

I started the story with pagination on 1, title on every page, and made sure not to have any identifying information as to my name anywhere in the document. When you submit electronically, you'll fill in a box form with all your contact info that will serve as your contact/title page. (someone corre...
by nreavis
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 178
Views: 16408

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I've been prepping a novella manuscript over the last two months that I'm going to pitch at a writer's conference this weekend, and am just now finding time to edit a short story I wrote back in December to submit before the Q2 deadline. I'm super excited :)
by nreavis
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573944

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone! Just submitted my Q1 piece back in the wee hours of the morning :) I typically write a lot of high fantasy but recently have started to explore some other genres to expand my comfort zone. One of the projects I am working on is a sci-fi noir piece that I'm fiddling with as I come up wit...

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