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by Chezecaek
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 33
Views: 11501

Re: Helpful Writing Links

I strongly recommend wordnik.com if you need an online dictionary/thesaurus. Extremely thorough and I no longer use anything else.
by Chezecaek
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How many words do you write in an hour on average?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

How many words do you write in an hour on average?

I just read Algis Budrys's Writing To The Point and he says that an average person should be able to write a thousand words an hour. I reckon that's probably about right for a lot of people, but I've been averaging more like a thousand words every three hours for years now. I'm not beating myself up...
by Chezecaek
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35187

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Late seeing the email as I wasn't expecting it. Got an R. This is a tough one for me 'cause I got an honorable mention last time and several people told me they liked this story better than that one, including an editor, so that gave me hope. Ah well.
by Chezecaek
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3656
Views: 542314

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

You FAILED me, Wulf. I read your super secrets, and I only got an HM in the latest quarter! I WANT THE MONEY I NEVER GAVE YOU BACK!

Just kidding. I'm proud of the HM and your secrets were a big help!
by Chezecaek
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 73438

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I just realised my Q2 HM was only a third draft. How many drafts do people do generally? My previous rejections and HMs would have been at least 4 or 5 drafts, sometimes as many as 7 or 8. It's taking me longer to write stories*, but less drafts feels like a good thing! *On that note, I should add ...
by Chezecaek
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 73438

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I got an HM. First ever. When I saw the email I was like...wait a minute...that can't be right, 'cause I suck. Right? Everyone knows I suck. I mean, *I* know I suck, and that's basically everyone. So what's with these "judges" saying I don't suck? I don't know how to process this! Anyway, ...
by Chezecaek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: I'm looking for a specific type of fantasy novel.
Replies: 11
Views: 5064

Re: I'm looking for a specific type of fantasy novel.

Pretty much anything else from Neil Gaiman. American Gods or Good Omens or Neverwhere or Anansi Boys. I recommend all of them. A lot of his stuff is close to what I'm looking for, but it's usually about a protagonist getting drawn into a bunch of weird stuff and discovering that their regular world...
by Chezecaek
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: I'm looking for a specific type of fantasy novel.
Replies: 11
Views: 5064

I'm looking for a specific type of fantasy novel.

I'm looking for any novels that I can about characters from the real world who somehow stumble into alternate fantasy worlds. Like, say, Chronicles of Narnia or Coraline, but I'm looking for novels for adults. Anyone have any suggestions?
by Chezecaek
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 23030

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Not quite sure when I’ll be there tomorrow. My girlfriend’s parents’ house where I’m staying isn’t all that close and I may want to sleep in a bit. I might be at the welcome mixer but last year I fled from that event because my autistic ass couldn’t handle the crowd. Guess we’ll see. Oh yeah, and my...
by Chezecaek
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3656
Views: 542314

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Okay, here’s another question. I have one story I really like but the speculative element appears a bit less than halfway in. Obviously that’s too late. So how blatant do you think the speculative element needs to be in those first couple pages? Can it just be strongly hinted at, or does it need to ...
by Chezecaek
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3656
Views: 542314

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Ah man, that bit about the judges not liking first person...all my best stories that I want to submit are in first person. But secret number 39 is protect your voice, so that’s that. I guess the judges will be getting some first person stories from me.
by Chezecaek
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 23030

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

I'm an INFP according to the most recent test I've done, although that fits me in some ways more than others. Healer, sure; idealist...kind of. Anyway...filking is something to do with music, I gather? Anything that requires to me to do anything musical usually is going to have me hiding in the near...
by Chezecaek
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 93
Views: 23030

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

I’ve been signed up for a few months now. Gone the last two years. I’m ridiculously shy/socially anxious and don’t really talk to people much at these things, even though that’s half the point...but I did better with this last year than the first, and hope to improve further in this area for the nex...
by Chezecaek
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 702424

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hmm, I'm Chezecaek, I live in Fort Collins Colorado. I used to fantasize about being a career writer but have since realized I just like television, video games (especially the video games), time with friends and getting drunk all too much for that to be a likely possibility. Not an IMpossibility ho...

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