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by kyle
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1129242

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I think part of the problem is that a lot of now-publishing writers did what I did, which is collect a bunch of rejection letters, give up, dispose of the file of rejections, and then get back to it later in life. I have no way of knowing how many rejections I got before that first sale, because I d...
by kyle
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Success!
Replies: 17
Views: 10992

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Marina!
by kyle
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello and welcome, Kary James! Sounds like you're going to fit in well around here.
by kyle
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Loading an avatar picture
Replies: 50
Views: 27141

Re: Loading an avatar picture

M.O.Muriel wrote:Wow, people are so inspired by the books they read, they name their kids after characters! We fiction writers hold a high place of honor in society

Remember that the now-common given name "Wendy" first appeared in the Peter Pan stories.
by kyle
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1129242

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Good luck, steffenwolf, though I still feel November is ridiculously early to enter. wotf001
by kyle
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, Lynette! Welcome, and good luck with everything you're up to!
by kyle
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, Jeanette, and welcome to the forum!
by kyle
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 141890

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

Love that one, soulmirror!
by kyle
Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Loading an avatar picture
Replies: 50
Views: 27141

Re: Loading an avatar picture

My mom gave me an unusual name. Then, 10 years later, it became a very popular name. The good news is, people who just see my byline assume I'm a lot younger than I actually am.
wotf001
by kyle
Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

And welcome Adam Hakim and A.M.Jarvis!

It's great to have so much fresh meat... er, I mean, new faces!
wotf001
by kyle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Sean! Nice to have you join us, and good luck!
by kyle
Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, JLM!

I grew up Massachusetts-adjacent, so wotf009
by kyle
Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Delli!

Personally, my favorite is this one:
wotf051
by kyle
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

Congrats, Laurie!
by kyle
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

MJNL wrote:Welcome!

So nice to see so many de-lurking. If there are any more of you out there, come join us! Not everyone bites (only E. Caiman Sands, but she's a gator, so we overlook it).

Well, and me, but only with consenting adults.
by kyle
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, greenroom! Glad to see somebody else carrying the Golden State banner around here. :)
by kyle
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

I've got one word for you, vanaaron: WEIRD!

But congrats! Great bizarro fun!
by kyle
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Alex!
by kyle
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum, Patrick!
by kyle
Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Madison! That's not too shabby a sale! wotf010
by kyle
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum, Dustin, and congratulations on a very good showing.
by kyle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity
Replies: 18
Views: 9825

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

The cynic in me says the way to increase productivity would be to : quit your day job / school get a divorce crush your cell phone and move to an island wotf004 Here, I'm sharing with you the broker I plan to use when I've got the money. Vladi Private Islands . Be sure to mention me in case they'll...
by kyle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 83044

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

The creators actually have a pretty long pedigree in SF, though heretofore their work has never particularly excited me. As my husband said, "I hope this is the project they've been dying to make for years, and just had to get enough credits to be allowed to do it right."
by kyle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:37 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 83044

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

"Well, Bob, we have all these European viewers just salivating to see our shows, but gosh, I don't think it's a good idea to license our stuff over there..." "You're right, Zack. I mean, I know it would make us gazillions of bucks on stuff that's already DONE and READY TO STREAM, wit...
by kyle
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 83044

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

I don't know how they'll make an ongoing series out of that premise. Well, I certainly can't make any warranties about future quality. And being an American production, I fully expect it will either jump the shark quickly or get cancelled abruptly because the network doesn't get it, but I also expe...
by kyle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 83044

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

OK, seriously, everyone. Go hit Hulu or iTunes or IMDB or whatever and watch the first episode of Once Upon a Time. I'm not kidding. It's that good. Don't wait.
by kyle
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2873
Views: 574967

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, James! The contest has no lower limit on age, so you've got as much chance as any other writer. Remember, though, that no one wins the gold with the first story they ever wrote. The trick is to keep writing and to keep improving your craft (and even the most successful writers are still wor...
by kyle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

There are at least three of us from these forums that are on the TOC (Dame, Patty and myself) and at least three WOTF winners (Patty Jansen, Jason Fischer and Cat Sparks) - along with names such as Rob Hood, Margo Lanagan, Richard Harland, Kim Westwood - Heck, here's the TOC Congrats, guys! I, myse...
by kyle
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 982797

Re: Success!

Congrats! I'll definitely keep my eye out for structural annoyances when I read it. wotf001
by kyle
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1129242

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Wow, I turn my back, and this topic explodes! For all of you stressing about getting rejections and what the contest's tastes are, I've recently had a story that was straight-out rejected here accepted by a well-respected semi-pro publication. I regret that I'm not comfortable posting details until ...

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