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by crlisle
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I started writing at about age 8. I'd invite a neighborhood friend over my house on a beautiful Saturday morning and we'd pen science-fiction stories on paper in longhand. Another friend introduced me to Edgar Rice Burroughs and I absorbed the John Carter Martian series and the Venus series. Thorou...
by crlisle
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 12
Views: 1343

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

IBM Selectric typewriters were the best! It was so much fun to change the font by switching the balls.

I think that if someone has a handicap or disability of some kind, they have to be allowed - by law - to use the Dragon for an accommodation.
by crlisle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I don't know about you all, but this feels just like Christmas to me. We are waiting for Santa Joni to deliver the presents and we can hardly wait to see what is inside.

Forgive me. I am also a picture book writer. You think short stories are hard? Hah!
by crlisle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER

Thank you for the link. I am learning a lot from his books and podcasts. I have a question. How did J. K. Rowling write Harry Potter in such a way that I could not stop reading? How did she do it?
by crlisle
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thank you Wulf! You have now answered all of my questions, especially the ones I did not ask. :)
by crlisle
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Posiedon's Eyes by Kary English in vol. 31 is a great story! Dark? Yes, very dark -- but a great story.
by crlisle
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thank you! I see that it is similar to the Query Tracker
https://querytracker.net
by crlisle
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:
crlisle wrote:How do they tell you?


(and many also report on the Submission Grinder).

It's a good idea to listen to the WotF podcasts interviewing the Winners.


Thank you for such a detailed answer.
What is the Submission Grinder?
I will definitely listen to the winner podcasts.
by crlisle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

How do they tell you?
by crlisle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

For you twitchers out there, here's another reason to twitch. When all the winners for the anthology are chosen, WotF sets up a private Facebook group account for the winners to get notifications and to teach them to start working as a team for their mutual success. A few of the WotF judges and mod...
by crlisle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 58
Views: 1685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

reigheena wrote:Oh! I almost forgot. Here's an essay you CAN read for free on the web - "Let me Tell You" by Cecilia Tan which makes the same points as Robinson, though actually I think she does a better job of it.

Huzzah!
by crlisle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 58
Views: 1685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Phew! That is very reassuring. Thank you.
by crlisle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526664

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you. I feel properly welcomed.
by crlisle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 58
Views: 1685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I entered a short story for this quarter the first week it opened and now I regret it. A news journalist friend told me I should have had more "show vs tell" which can be difficult in science fiction. I want to try doing that for that story and re-entering it sometime later. For Q2 I will ...
by crlisle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11837

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hello all, I have submitted my first science fiction short story to this quarter. I am anxiously awaiting the results, as are the rest of you.
Good luck to us all!
by crlisle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Jody Nye's Workshop
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Jody Nye's Workshop

Jody is amazing! I asked her for help at FanX. I was stuck on one of my manuscripts. She asked me 1 question and saved my story.
I ran home and fixed the one point, and the rest of the story flowed. Incredible talent!!
by crlisle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Which stories are put into the anthologies? The finalists? Semi-finalists? Silver Honorable Mentions?

Just wondering,
Candice
by crlisle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526664

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you. I am finding that writing is a hunger which does not go away and cannot be filled. I live in Salt Lake City and am finding that lots of famous authors come here. Meeting them just increases my hunger to write. I am also writing Picture Books which is harder than it sounds. I want to make ...
by crlisle
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526664

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, I am Candice Lisle. I was listening to the Podcast with Martin L. Shoemaker and he mentioned a forum. I IM'd him to find out which forum he was talking about and he pointed me in this direction. In the podcast he said it was very helpful to him. So here I am. I wrote my first science fiction ...
by crlisle
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: About the Forum - Start Here
Topic: Welcome to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Forum!
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Welcome to the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Forum!

Hello, I wrote my first science fiction story in 6th grade. My teacher sent me out of the room on an errand. I came back early to be embarrassed by her reading my story out loud to the class. English teachers and college professors all have told me that I am a good writer and should be published. Bu...

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