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by gower21
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!
Replies: 18
Views: 5518

Re: Ask Bwana - yes, ask him!

That shall remain a secret. Tell you how it came about, tho... -- Mike Mike, If it hasn't been said in a while, it's GREAT to have you here adding another dimension to the forum with your wealth of knowledge and experiences wotf009 Ditto-- and iTyler seconds that sentiment. He read the story over m...
by gower21
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10244

Re: Third Way Publishing

Let me make sure I have tris straight. Bookstore chain A wants 150 hardcovers for its various outlets. Conventin hucksters B, C, and D want 30 hardcovers each. The author wants to print and mail review copies to 20 sfzines and fanzines. That's 260 hardcovers -- an absolutely minimal sale -- that ha...
by gower21
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10244

Re: Third Way Publishing

My intention is not to stir the waters, but to ask for maybe some clarification on POD which I hear many things about and then when I try to verify them I find out they're not true. But first of all, there seems to be a confusion on who pays who. This is my understanding: In POD the buyer pays the p...
by gower21
Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10244

Re: Third Way Publishing

I think what Mike is trying to say is that self-publishing is a very hard way to make a living and it takes a very special combination of excellent writing, business/marketing sense, finding a *good* editor who does more than just spell checking,good cover, and luck. A lot of writers find that it wo...
by gower21
Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127227

Re: Cover Workshop

LOL! That was my concern with all the images. Native American theme is so hard to find.
by gower21
Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127227

Re: Cover Workshop

Finding good art to use on a Native American themed fiction book is actually really, really hard. Do any of these have the mood you're going for? I just picked the ones that had that mystical/sad that make me think of the story you're making a cover for. Going from a year-old memory of the story tho...
by gower21
Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027547

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

phew!! Close one, Martin, glad you saved the Q1-29 thread!! Not sure what quarter her story was in so I decided to just use this one. So that's what Tina looks like Wins and gets her own WotF Newsletter too. And an interview on Fox?!?! Yes, That is me. I think. What picture are you referring, too? I...
by gower21
Wed May 29, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127227

Re: Cover Workshop

I actually love it. It's very dramatic and has a lot of emotion. I think I knew "superhero" because I totally remember the story. And what? Superheros can't wear face paint?

As far as proportions I think your name can be a smidgen bigger.
by gower21
Tue May 28, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias
Replies: 8
Views: 2510

Re: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias

There's certainly a survivorship bias in people's analysis. And it's worse than what Tobias details. The results he posts are for works rather than authors. Authors who are successful have the opportunity to produce more works. Some authors will start a book (or many books) and never publish. Howev...
by gower21
Wed May 22, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88781

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Just got word that I've been moved to the next round for the Fae issue. They love me they *really* love me!! What? what is that? They send this message to everyone? Oh.

*hangs head in second-roundomancy shame*
by gower21
Tue May 21, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 22033

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

I'll be at WorldCon this year as well. It'll be great to get to meet some more of you from the forums - I had a blast hanging out with those I met at last years' WorldCon! My only advice (and I'm not sure if this has already been shared or not) - if you're going to the Hugo awards ceremony, get in ...
by gower21
Tue May 21, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864319

Re: Success!

Very awesome story Elinor! May more sales follow soon!
by gower21
Thu May 16, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88781

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Even though I didn't read this one (I think) I was totally sure you'd sell it to this issue. If they didn't pick you, I would have had no hope for humanity or something like that. Congrats again!
by gower21
Thu May 16, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864319

Re: Success!

I knew it!!!!!! SO freakin' excited for Stewart Freakin' Baker.
by gower21
Wed May 15, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88781

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I'm out, darn it! Good news is, I made it to the "final" round. So close! The story, I'm told, needed one more edit to address some repetition issues. So, hopefully one of you guys will make it. Good luck! Bummer Preston :( Well on to the next issue. I'm only in for the fae issue, so I ha...
by gower21
Wed May 15, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864319

Re: Success!

So very awesome, Megan! congrats!
by gower21
Wed May 15, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

You totally are a nerd, just like the rest of us, and resistance is futile. I went with Gower for the shear literary echo of John Gower. It just sounds writerly. And it was a family name of someone I was close to growing up. She died right before Ieft for school in London....So I knew my Great-grand...
by gower21
Wed May 15, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Neverland's Library
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Neverland's Library

By SF I meant speculative fiction. Anywhoo, here's the first book website http://www.firstbook.org/ I thought it was that but they still need an explanation on the fund raising site. There is. You must have missed it, LD. :) What is First Book? First Book is a non-profit organization working to pro...
by gower21
Tue May 14, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Mine is a family name. My great-grandmother who immigrated from England. I wonder if she was related to that poet Gower fellow....hmm. All she ever said was that she was related to nobility (but I think she made that up, like she did most everything else. I got her imagination). But seriously, I've ...
by gower21
Tue May 14, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Neverland's Library
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

Re: Neverland's Library

Thanks for the info!! I'll spread the word around.
by gower21
Mon May 13, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027547

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

hehe.

Appropriate use of thread reanimation.
by gower21
Mon May 13, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 22033

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Thanks for all the tips (and please keep them coming!). I'm also planning on going to the WorldCon in London. We have to work out a few logistics of course, because Tyler wants to go to that one too and we'll have to figure out what to do with the kids. I'm going! But you already knew that wotf007 T...
by gower21
Sun May 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Yes, an Aquadoodle is a toy (well, art set, really)! I've been everything from Dock (cuz a marina is where you park a boat) to M1 before, but Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool. Together we make an art set??!! That is s...
by gower21
Sat May 11, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 22033

WorldCon Roll Call

So it looks like I'll be going to WorldCon. Who all is planning on going? Also to those who've gone in the past: What did you find the most valuable? What are the "must see" parts?
by gower21
Sat May 11, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year. Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho. On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint. -- Mike For those who...
by gower21
Sat May 11, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

I didn't even know Ron was a WotF alumnus. I know he's sold over 50 stories -- including one this morning to Asimov's -- and that I wrote the intro to his first collection last year. Ain't as purty as Doodle and Aqua, tho. On the other hand, he's a lot purtier than Eric Flint. -- Mike For those who...
by gower21
Fri May 10, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Mike Resnick wrote:Just bought a story by another Writers of the Future finalist -- Ron Collins. That's 12 in 5 issues.

Mike


We multiply at the rate of a virus. I shook like at least twelve people's hands at the WOTF award week, so it's spreading.
by gower21
Fri May 10, 2013 8:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864319

Re: Success!

Oh!! Congrats on all the new success. Even Bob has had some success. It appears we're hitting our stride. PS. I'm excited about Krystal's audio sale to Toasted Cake. I remember reading the story as a critique before it sold to Daily, so naturally I'm extremely happy that you've had more success with...
by gower21
Mon May 06, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 9035

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

You know, Mike, I was a recent Finalist. . . . Just sayin'. wotf011 (My finalist entry remains unpublished, as a matter of fact.) And within the "less than 4K" word count for Galaxy's Edge. Although *some* people (glares at Brad) can go over the word limit. Also, like Aqua Marina, I'm sup...
by gower21
Wed May 01, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864319

Re: Success!

Wow. I leave for a day and it explodes again. Congrats to Jackie, Dantzel, HL, and Thomas for great writing news and Stewart for writing an email...but I'm sure there was more to it than that. Here is the link to my story that came out today: Today I Am Nobody (http://www.galaxysedge.com/n4.htm) pub...

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