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by Harion
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

big fat R. not one of my stronger stories. just sent it so i could have something to send. on to the next.
by Harion
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Reading vs writing
Replies: 13
Views: 4860

Re: Reading vs writing

MattDovey wrote:You can't write without reading, though. I saw someone else recently describe it as reading is breathing in, writing is breathing out. You can't disconnect them. (Well, you can read and not write, but you know what I mean.)

I love this analogy. WIll use this in my teaching classes.
by Harion
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I wonder when they send out the certificates. Excited to get mine. I know it's just HM. But, I've never joined any writing contest before, and this is only my second entry here. It's not a win, but it's a great motivator for me to finish my stories. I've never once finished a story longer than 5k wo...
by Harion
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 12697

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Reviving this wondering what the state of things is right now. I have accounts on both platforms. I had one on Duotrope when it was free, and recently just made one on Grinder.
by Harion
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

HM. What a bummer. Was hoping I'd get a little bit higher. SHM was my bet. Should have finished the story instead of leaving it in a cliffhanger. I wanted to test the water and see if any judge would deem my story worthy before it was even finished. I hate an HM result wotf23 Only a critique would m...
by Harion
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Feedback on a 900 word prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Re: Feedback on a 900 word prologue

Just send it over PM. I'll read it in a jiffy.
by Harion
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Potentially silly question here: does anyone know what number Joni calls finalists/winners on? The closer the end of the month gets the more paranoid I get that if (and that's a big, hopeful if) I get a call I'll miss it! why, are they going to cancel your entry if you fail to answer the call? wotf...
by Harion
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I love his blog post "Poetics." The strength of a writer's voice is usually how I also decide whether I want to continue reading something or not. Having read an inordinate amount of books, I've gained this inexplicable feel for voice. I don't read past page one if the hook isn't strong en...
by Harion
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Is Thursday an inside joke I don't know?
by Harion
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Sent it in last night.
by Harion
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

About length and endings: I don't believe it matters. Good writing is good writing, whether it be long or short; with happy endings, sad endings, or open-ended endings. Just write the best story you can, and if it's good, it'll get through. I don't believe in trying to mold your story to some percei...
by Harion
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 4457

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

I'd be interested to read what you have glenn. just shoot me a pm.
by Harion
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Joni Labaqui here from the Writers of the Future contest with some good news. You are still in the running for the 3rd Quarter. Your story made it through the "first pass", meaning you will be judged now by our coordinating judge, David Farland. Is the "first pass" just a cursor...
by Harion
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 24
Views: 9298

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

unless it's a scholarly article, it's fine.
by Harion
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Yeah I'd say that one's probably a lost cause at this point. wotf011 But maybe you were able to find a home for that story elsewhere...? ~Morgan wotf019 i threw that one away when i didn't even get a rejection. wotf001 i then stopped writing creatively and went into teaching. i just started writing...
by Harion
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

yes. i received the confirmation email for this recent quarter. i'm talking about the first entry i sent some 10 years ago. never heard from that one.
by Harion
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

thanks for the response guys. i guess i'll just have to forget i sent one in and just continue writing.
by Harion
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

So even a rejection gets an email? What happened to the first one I submitted then? I didn't even get an email.
by Harion
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

so when do we know the results of this quarter?
by Harion
Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1278319

Re: Q1 Volume 29

just checking to see if i've got the dates right Q1 January 1 Q2 April 1 Q3 July 1 Q4 October 1 they are the quarters right? so all i've got to do is remember those dates and i won't miss a quarter right? I'm afraid you're off by one. If you wait to the last minute, you'll be past the last minute. ...
by Harion
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1278319

Re: Q1 Volume 29

just checking to see if i've got the dates right

Q1 January 1
Q2 April 1
Q3 July 1
Q4 October 1

they are the quarters right?

so all i've got to do is remember those dates and i won't miss a quarter right?
by Harion
Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity
Replies: 18
Views: 10674

Re: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity

thanks martin. i noticed this is an itunes podcast version so i was wondering where i could find this in the app store.
by Harion
Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity
Replies: 18
Views: 10674

Re: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity

the link brings me to a page that shows this <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <rss xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd" version="2.0"> <channel> <title>David Farland&apos;s Authors&apos; Advisory</title> <description>Awesome ...
by Harion
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 114881

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

i'd just like to say that this is working out great for me. i've had 3 crits so far. one glowing (he read the whole story), and two ambivalent (both read just the first 450). the common crit between the 2 ambivalent was that i was not able to bring out a desire in them to continue the story. my chan...
by Harion
Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 114881

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

i'm in. i can exchange the one i sent in or the one i'll be sending next quarter. if there are takers, you can PM me now.
by Harion
Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Frank Herbert quote
Replies: 20
Views: 9259

Re: Frank Herbert quote

I wish I could do that. Sadly, I rarely get solid writing time. Usually, it goes: Write. Wife: Honey, can you XYZ? Go XYZ. Write. Kid#1: Daddy, you want to play cars with me? Play. Write. Kid#2: I forgot my homework instructions at school. Can you explain it to me? Explain. Write. Parents will also...
by Harion
Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3011
Views: 683234

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

thanks kyle. i've been lurking here for quiet some time.
by Harion
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3011
Views: 683234

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

my ghostwriting duties involve writing non-fiction content. they're mainly content for the web. product reviews, sales topic, FAQs, ezine articles, etc. i can force myself to write because if i don't, there won't be food on the table. so even if there's nothing in my head, i sit, and write. even whe...
by Harion
Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3011
Views: 683234

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi. My name's Jao. Harion, my username, is actually my son's name. I'm not new here actually. Registered 2 or maybe 3 years ago. This is just the first time I've sent in an entry. Been procrastinating ever since I discovered WOTF. I work as a ghostwriter, btw. So more or less, I do earn a living as ...

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