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by WriteToLive
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange

Alex, This is why I tell everyone one specific thing... If you ever revise/redraft your work, SAVE THE OLD COPY! If you keep on having people read Revision 1 and they have nit picky things to say about it, but you're on Revision 300, then it's time to go back to basics. Besides, as Izanobu states a ...
by WriteToLive
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange

Agreed. We are a community of writers, after all. If we can improve each other's stories, then we may be able to get more HM's out of the members. And, by getting more HM's, we make the forums more desirable, which makes more critiques, which makes more winners :D
by WriteToLive
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Re: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange

Well, I messaged Brad about a forum for the writer's exchange.

He said he is going to create it with the rules we established.
by WriteToLive
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Intergalactic Writer's Exchange
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Intergalactic Writer's Exchange

Since I have seen discussion on this from Q2 Results, I'll start us off.

I have a draft of a story which could have a look-see. Anyone interested in trading drafts?

(PS: If you can send it in MSWord so I can use comment bubbles, it would be IMMENSELY helpful).
by WriteToLive
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 65433

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Honestly, it took FRINGE a little while to build up on the whole "two Universes at war" story arc they'd started with (maybe that's why some viewers drifted away?) Rule 17: Never confuse your audience so much that they are lost. Unless there is a mystery behind it and becons them into the...
by WriteToLive
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Who would win this contest....
Replies: 5
Views: 3495

Re: Who would win this contest....

There are days that would make me wonder if even Asimov's Nightfall or Clarke's The Nine Billion Names of God would win the contest today.
by WriteToLive
Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

I got something like that from Clarkesworld when I submitted one of my stories. The way I figure, all of my stories, save for my entries, are out in submission queues. By the time I should hear back from all of them, Q4 will be open and if I get any decent responses on any of them, I'll probably use...
by WriteToLive
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

At least that tells me it was more of a taste rejection if he said "didn't quite work for me."
by WriteToLive
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

I know, that's why I had this in my sig a while back.

"When I finished my first story, I smiled. My journey as a writer had begun.
When I received my first rejection letter, I jumped for joy. My journey as a great writer had begun."
by WriteToLive
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

I know Asimov, Analog, and Clarkesworld mentions form letter, but I didn't know since this done did not have it listed.

Back to square 1... :(
by WriteToLive
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

I donno if it's success or anything, but I think I cracked a personal rejection letter from Lightspeed. I haven't received a personal yet, so I donno if it is or not (since normally they say form rejection on it or something like it). Thanks for submitting this story, but I'm going to pass on it. It...
by WriteToLive
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

I just checked out Digital-SF and I agree. It does look like a good market to go into. If one of my stories does not make it through at Asimov's, I may try to submit one into there...with a few minor additions.
by WriteToLive
Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483591

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello I am new here but not to the universe of writing. Hoping to try my luck with the WotF contest against you seasoned sci-fi writers. I come from the land of fantasy realm, which is down the street and five blocks over. I think. -looks at a map- I think that's how I got here. ^.^ Well, first you...
by WriteToLive
Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

Yes, Congrats Gwendolyn
by WriteToLive
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 837048

Re: Success!

Er, not entirely a "success," but I don't think a "Failure!" thread is a good idea ;-) -- and it *is* a success of sorts. I just received my first rejection!! From Daily Science Fiction. As encouraged by kyle, izanobu, Patty and others, I sent the story right back out, this time...
by WriteToLive
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 67648

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I just finished The Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov. Such a great read.

My all time favorite, though, has to be Speaker for the Dead.
by WriteToLive
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483591

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, my name is Michael and I am a college student.

I am an avid reader of science fiction (considering I just finished up Robots of Dawn by Isaac Asimov) and love to write it.

I submitted a story a while ago and am working on further entries / publication options.
by WriteToLive
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Orson Scott Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4608

Re: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game and Speaker for the Dead are two of the novels I have been inspired by in my writings. Here's wishing a speedy recovery, Mr. Card.

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