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by RabenWrites
Fri Nov 06, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24335

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Appreciate it all. I’ll see what I can do and take what advice I can get when the time comes. Thanks again.
by RabenWrites
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24335

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

The more I chew on this the more I get myself worked up. I figured this first entry to be a quick and easy R, I've never submitted anything anywhere before. Getting a Silver out of it makes me wonder if I would be better served to polish it up and try again for maybe Q2 or 3 of v38. I don't relish t...
by RabenWrites
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24335

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

SHM here as well. Pleasantly surprised.
by RabenWrites
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Do you have tips for brainstorming?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: Do you have tips for brainstorming?

One thing that I find can jumpstart ideas is constraints. Your villain is trying to achieve a goal. Before the protagonist even registers on their radar, what obstacles does your villain have to face? Mentally sketch out a few try/fail cycles for them. Maybe even start with an obvious one and say yo...
by RabenWrites
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24335

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

And my first submission is in! At this point I don’t even mind the results. The dopamine from hitting submit will carry me through this one. Expectations can go up next volume.
by RabenWrites
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24335

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I’m surprised how nervous I am, even though the stakes are so low. Is there any sort of feedback in the form rejections letting you know if you messed something up with the submission process itself? I’ve never submitted anything anywhere, just found shunn’s formatting guide and will be doing what I...
by RabenWrites
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 681939

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Figured I should drop an introduction here. My name is Shane Raben, known online as RabenWrites. I’ve studied the craft of writing for some time not don’t have a huge amount of hands-on experience. Last year I finally started getting serious, taking a college writing class and starting a twitch chan...

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