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by nreavis
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 148
Views: 8024

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Finally submitted my Q4 5 minutes ago after arguing with myself for 20 minutes over a punctuation mark. I feel really good about this quarter :)
by nreavis
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Submitted 8/21...now to take a nap.
by nreavis
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22551

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:Yeah, we've probably got at least a month yet. But, since someone is twitching:

*sets up pillow fort, complete with complimentary concessions stand* Hot cocoa, anyone?


I'm game, I'll bring cookies and books :)
by nreavis
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for a critique/feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Re: Looking for a critique/feedback

SCAFontaine wrote:I'm willing in two weeks if that time frame works for you.


Sure, just drop me a PM when you have time. :)
by nreavis
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for a critique/feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 544

Looking for a critique/feedback

Hi everyone! My short story that I'm considering for Q4 finally finished making its rounds in my writer's group, and I would like another pair of eyes on it, if anyone would be so willing. Any kind of feedback would be welcome. I wrote it based of a random prompt challenge and I'm really proud of wh...
by nreavis
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 148
Views: 8024

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Looking for 1 or 2 Alpha readers. Grammar should be good, commas, are all over the place, but does the story work? 4400 words. I can return an under 10k swap after Aug 5th. wotf009 I'm down. send me a pm. My Q4 is still running the gauntlet as it makes the rounds through my critique group, so I'm h...
by nreavis
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Short Story vs Novel
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Short Story vs Novel

Hi all, I have been wondering what the difference between a short story and a novel is, besides length. What are the main differences? I want to change one or two of my short stories into YA novels, but I don't know how to go about it. Thanks for any help you can give me! There's just... more. Of e...
by nreavis
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43377

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I just realised my Q2 HM was only a second draft. How many drafts do people do generally? My previous rejections and HMs would have been at least 4 or 5 drafts. It's taking me longer to write stories, but less drafts feels like a good thing! For me, it really depends on the story. Generally, I'll d...
by nreavis
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for feedback!
Replies: 6
Views: 512

Re: Looking for feedback!

I'll take a look at it as well, PM me :)
by nreavis
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: In need of a critique
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: In need of a critique

I am also willing to take a look. Send me a PM :)
by nreavis
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43377

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Another HM for me :)
by nreavis
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 37
Replies: 19
Views: 3773

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 37

HM 7/14 ... that's two in a row :)
by nreavis
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a fresh set of eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Need a fresh set of eyes

I'll also take a look if you like, pm me.
by nreavis
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What have you done when the words no longer flowed onto the page?
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: What have you done when the words no longer flowed onto the page?

Usually I just move onto another project, or do something else entirely. This doesn't happen very often for me, but when it does, it means I'm overworked, and I need to let my brain rest. A lot of times I'll read a book to pass the time until I feel like writing again.
by nreavis
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 148
Views: 8024

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I actually just cranked out a story over the past few days that I liked much better than one I started at the top of June, it's going through my writing group now, and I'm hoping to get it turned in soon :)
by nreavis
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43377

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:Maybe a little bit. *sets up pillow fort, crawls inside*


Any extra room in that pillow fort? I have cookies :)
by nreavis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 272
Views: 22551

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Submitted for Q3 and already writing for Q4. Phew! What a horrible week this has been. I started on 3 stories until I finally chose which one to send. It feels SO good to have this done! I love the story I submitted! And I am loving my next story. I felt exactly the same way when I turned my Q3 in....
by nreavis
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43377

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

**slowly sips cocoa and waits**
by nreavis
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 625962

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Steve! :)
by nreavis
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 148
Views: 8024

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

KD Julicher wrote:I'm cheering for three of you to join me in LA! Get those stories plotted and polished! disgruntledpeony, if you need a quick "is this or isn't this WOTF material", you know where I am.


working on it, I just submitted Q3 after staring at the submit button for 20 minutes...
by nreavis
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 148
Views: 8024

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I've figured out my Q4, but I'm waiting to start on it until i get my last round of feedback for Q3 from my critique partner
by nreavis
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: I Had An Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: I Had An Epiphany

Pumpkin wrote:Ah yes, of course! Prompts and google! I forgot they exist, it must be the lack of sleep.

Thanks nreavis, wulf


I used to know what sleep was...
^ there's a writing prompt right there wotf001
by nreavis
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: I Had An Epiphany
Replies: 13
Views: 1288

Re: I Had An Epiphany

It does sound like a great idea but I’m not sure if I have enough ideas to write so many words in a day. I must start describing all the objects in my house, but I feel like I might run out of objects :D Try pulling up a random image in google and write a flash fiction piece based on it. You'll hit...
by nreavis
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a critique for my WOTF story
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Need a critique for my WOTF story

I'll take a look at it, send me a PM. :)
by nreavis
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First timer needing Critique for WOTF piece
Replies: 5
Views: 1023

Re: First timer needing Critique for WOTF piece

I am also willing to take a look as well, send me a PM.
by nreavis
Wed May 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Real Life Research Helpers
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Real Life Research Helpers

crlisle wrote:nreavis, did you see the Oreo plate tectonics on Facebook? Totally cracked me up!


...makes note to Google later wotf001
by nreavis
Wed May 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Real Life Research Helpers
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Real Life Research Helpers

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and my day job is data entry for a cybersecurity firm. I used to also be a theatre major and have stage-managed and done prop design for several stage shows and plays my first trip through college. I love geology. No seriously, I study it on my free tim...
by nreavis
Thu May 21, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 22
Views: 6689

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: 14870

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. :)

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