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by Dustin Adams
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Greetings!
And grats on your solid first entry.
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

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Glad you got in, Laurie, Dustan, and Beth.
Now we wait! wotf001
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Thank you for your submission

Your application has been submitted.

I'm in E-letronically.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Yay!
Hooray for draft!

Yup, portal is still closed. Poor, poor Joni.
I e-mailed my entry to her. I'm in upon confirmation.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

5am. Sitting at my computer, editing my story.
Sigh.

I do hope the electronic submission system is open or Joni will explode.
I bet they get as many entries on the last day as they do the 89 other days.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 873121

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php

Yay!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy folks!

Several people have won on their first entry.
Ya never know! wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27840

Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

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Q4:
July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Yesterday I cut 500 words from my story.
I'm a putter-inner, not a taker-outer.
Feels strange, like, where did the words go?
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 873121

Re: Success!

I dig today's DSF story by Mr. Matt Dovey.
Nice role reversal. Makes you think.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-a ... essganging
by Dustin Adams
Tue May 30, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

June 20?

Received this global e-mail from Joni. Is it a typo?

"The 3rd Quarter deadline for the Writers of the Future Contest is just around the corner (June 20, 2017)"

wotf017 wotf015 wotf003
by Dustin Adams
Fri May 26, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

spirouack wrote:Mwahahahahaha. wotf019 Finally! I have been trying to register for over a year and a half. Hello writer friends.

Yay!
Glad you made it. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Wed May 24, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 873121

Re: Success!

Woot!
by Dustin Adams
Sat May 13, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy Llalah.

One of my favorite things about seeing new board members (and in this case, a pleasant flood of new board members) is that any new name, anyone can reach finalist at any time.

Just like Jeremy!

So I'm glad to meet ya. All of ya.
wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 11, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 29
Views: 5495

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

dale_carothers wrote:I see & hear stuff in my head.

Should I worry about you, my friend? wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 04, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Progressive Chunk Exchange
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: Progressive Chunk Exchange

Sorry, that added absolutely nothing to the conversation... wotf001
I can do 1000, but more than that, I'd prefer to do a full ex.

So I'm down for 450, or 1k.

PM me if that's the most you can do.
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 04, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Progressive Chunk Exchange
Replies: 12
Views: 2379

Re: Progressive Chunk Exchange

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by Dustin Adams
Thu May 04, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

amoskalik wrote:I've finally finished my first draft. About 11K words of hot steaming mess... but there is some goodness in there. Now if I can only make it somewhat coherent...

450 swap? wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Send me a PM for my e-mail address.
Then send the first 450-ish words of your story!

I recommend saving a new document titled 450-crit or something, then copy / paste into it.
You don't want to cut the story down to 450, then hit save...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Well after missing the last 3 quarters and after working on this story for over a year I am happy to announce I have finally completed the first draft! And I already submitted my art to the Illustrators contest last week! Oh yeah I'm back!!! wotf024 Send it to me when it's ready for EYES. You are o...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm itching to get back into this -- I was riding high, but then suddenly got dropped into the horror of trying to get a new job . I'm just about at the end of all that, though, and once it's over, I'll actually have some normal, human free time. And more to the point, I might have enough emotional...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 226
Views: 79674

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Let's do this!

Send me a PM for a 450 or 1k exchange for Q3.

Let's make finalist!!!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Inky, Welcome, and congrats! Let me suggest not giving any hints as to which story is yours. Granted, your user name likely isn't your real name, but it's still better not to have any suggestions, because you might say x or y and might affect a judge. Granted, I believe Mike Resnick is the only judg...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Introducing the New Illustration Workshops in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2122

Re: Introducing the New Illustration Workshops in 2017

Would love to see more illustrator posts! I've seen the winners' winning art on FB and am dumbfounded by it. I wonder if the crafting of a good story is the mental equivalent to the beautiful art those winners created. I can't imagine crafting something so visually stunning. However, I'm happy to si...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Jason Parker wrote:I have some decent story ideas, but looking for a mind blowing one.

I like that you said looking, instead of waiting. :)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 16972

Re: Avatar Trouble

Brad, There seems to be a 6kb limit on the avatars. That and the usual 100x100px. However, Jeremy and I uploaded a 3kb pic at 50x50px and still got the same error. So the 6kb limit doesn't seem to be the issue. I'll do some more troubleshooting later on to see if I can narrow this down. Meanwhile, t...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 4002

Re: Questions: Scene and chapter-breaks

I've seen winners with "chapters" that are just listed as numbers, but I get queasy when I see them. I don't know about the judges. Personally, I stick to the " * " break between scenes. A short story "should" only have scenes and scene breaks. If it has chapters, it ma...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35187

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

disgruntledpeony wrote:I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon.

Send one to me!
I'm super inspired after the award ceremony last night. I'm ready to read and write WotF!
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508721

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome folks!
Glad to have you. Pull up a chair and dig in to the wealth of knowledge.
Or just join us in the twitching. :)

Hi Kathi! wotf032

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