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by Reuben
Fri May 22, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"

Ok, so once we're bashing non winning stories in V. 35... Just kidding, but I just read Yellow Submarine, and I'm having the same problems. The hook is good, the beginning is good, she created a very believable milieu and interesting characters. There are a couple of saidisms, but I'm not one to com...
by Reuben
Fri May 22, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573943

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Shockhawk, and all the others wotf024 (High five) Glad to have you here.
by Reuben
Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Kill your darlings
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Kill your darlings

Whew! Just finished my second KYD exercise in two days, and feeling really tired. Still looking for readers, though, I want to know which of the phases are the strongest. I think part of my problem was the phrasing, so I figured I'll say it again for posterity: Attention: There are (up to) two FREE ...
by Reuben
Wed May 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573943

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard Pumpkin! I'm new here as well, but you've come to the right place. It is definitely fine to enter from England; I dunno about british english, but I suspect it's fine. Worse come to worse they could just edit it out. Check out Wulf Moon's super secret workshop, this was he doesn't hav...
by Reuben
Wed May 20, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Kill your darlings
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Kill your darlings

Reuben here. I just finished my first KYD exercise (1000, 500, 250) and am hoping for some feedback. Anyone interested? I'm open to critique anyone else as well, KYD or otherwise. Thanks :) Also, if anyone's still reading, I would be interested in a KYD partner, every week. That is, reading and crit...
by Reuben
Tue May 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 14
Views: 217

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

Good Idea! “ S ubmitting is difficult, U nending, B ack breaking, ‘ M ore stories’ you say I t just doesn’t pay!” “ T hat is not the reason, T he reason of pay I nstead, why I do it every season N o matter the day, is to G row, and get people to read my work… S o yeah, N umbers two and four A re wha...
by Reuben
Tue May 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 27
Views: 12867

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

My personal favorite so far is Adramelech by Sean Hazlett, V. 33.

What about the anthologies in general though? I'd love some suggestions about which one to buy next. (So far mine is V. 35. I've loved every story there.)
by Reuben
Tue May 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"

I still don't understand why they would put a story in the anthology which is so obviously different from the winning entries. Unless, of course they're telling you that there are times that you can break all the rules. The way I look at it, this story is written like a sherlock holmes type style, i...
by Reuben
Mon May 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Manuscript format question
Replies: 25
Views: 2415

Re: Manuscript format question

Quick question, how do you put both the title and the page number as headers? I'm using google docs.
by Reuben
Mon May 04, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573943

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thanks, I'll keep looking for that sauce!
by Reuben
Mon May 04, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for critiques
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Re: Looking for critiques

I would prefer a whole story, but of course I'm just looking for any help that's offered. No stranger has ever read my stories before, and I'm dying to hear some feedback. Just PM or email me if you're interested.
by Reuben
Mon May 04, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for critiques
Replies: 3
Views: 781

Looking for critiques

Hi I'm new to the forum and the contest, I've submitted two stories so far, a 3.5k and 4.5k. Anyone interested in looking one or both of them over? I would really really appreciate it. And if my story stinks, say so, I'd rather be published than praised:) If anyone would want to give me a story as w...
by Reuben
Mon May 04, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2856
Views: 573943

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, my name is Reuben. I've wanted to write stories ever since the summer of fourth grade when I started my epic novel (which I lost). I live in New York still living in my parents house. Don't judge me too harshly yet, though, I turn 20 in november. I've submitted two stories to WotF so far, I have...

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