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by Dustin Adams
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 34243

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm working on revising a story I'd started on, the front 450 of which I bounced off Dustin a while back. Got swept up in other things, but kept thinking about his feedback, and the resulting revision (killing a transition) restaged the story and made the whole premise a lot more interesting... So ...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 34243

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Preston! Preston! Preston!

I shall write my best story for Q4, and let the chips fall where they may.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Silver here.

I'm afraid I win't reach finalist again until I close in on 2k posts...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 35544

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Galen wrote:Some advice a friend of mine once told me:

Trying to write with small kids is extremely difficult. You should almost always try a pen instead.

wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 34243

Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Quarter 4, 2018 - Volume 35

July 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018



This is our last chance to write an epic, winning story and hang out with Preston in LA!
by Dustin Adams
Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Magic in the 4th

If no one else wants in, I will get started with Amos for Magic in the 4th!
by Dustin Adams
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

"He stood on a small knoll, breeze blowing in, and west where the sun was setting in hues of red and orange."

That's about equal to the error I found in my Q2. Ugh!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 3206

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Cool.
Want to send me a PM with your e-mail address?
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 21585

Re: Avatar Trouble

I can't change my avatar. Is the system out?

Love me some Jean Claude, but he's been screaming for like two years now.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 3206

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Opened my story this morning to check a certain line and found a typo. I know one typo isn't a deal breaker, but damn, it was right there waiting for me. Oh well, less twitching is good, right?
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley
Replies: 2
Views: 2178

Re: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley

This article makes me want to submit again.
I take rejections pretty hard, (read: personally) which I know six ways from Sunday that I'm not supposed to do, but I do anyway.
But reading this helps.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Magic in the 4th

Counted!
I don't have an idea yet either, but I'm hoping to workshop idea ideas.

Magic is definitely out of my comfort zone. I literally don't think I have one magic story.
A flash, maybe, but nothing over 1k.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 13407

Re: Contest Questions

Critiques are for semi-finalists - ONLY.
So, eight (8) stories per quarter.
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Since Stephanie isn't feeling well, I'll take over the list for this quarter. Hopefully she's back on her feet in no time! Annaliese reigheena - January 27 History Neverwas - March 6 AlmostWritten - Mar 14 Becky Schibler - Mar 14 Wulf Moon - Mar 21 KD Julicher - Mar 26 PC Mccollum - Mar 26 Mennalynn...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Re: Magic in the 4th

Loglines are fluid. They are pitches in Hollywood, I suppose, but for me, they help focus a story in a way unique unto themselves. If you're in doubt, create a logline. Watch what happens. :)
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 35544

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I got it!!
by Dustin Adams
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 2263

Magic in the 4th

This thread is to create a writer's group of five (5) people who want to work together on their individual 4th quarter entries - and are willing to create something (new or edit) with one specific criteria... Magic. I'm the first member, and if you'd like to join, please post below. We will be in a ...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2876
Views: 576121

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

...Just working to enter this contest has been a lesson in editing, time management and story length control. I feel like I'm a better writer just for going through the process... -Phoenix Hays Totally agree! I just spent the past two weeks finishing and finalizing my story. I really enjoy the proc...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 984348

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. Intense sale! Can't wait to read this. Let ...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 13407

Re: Contest Questions

Katie wrote:Can the story be more than 17000 words?

Nope.
Nor can it be over 68 pages of courier new 12 pt 1.5" margins.
(someone correct me if I'm wrong on the #s)

Reason: 250 words per page (printed) x 68 = 17000
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I'm in! Now I'm ready for results for Q1! I can't twitch on two for too long or I'll go batty. Every incoming email sends a shock up my spine. Argh. I don't miss that feeling... It's why I temporarily stopped subbing everywhere. Bad news is, no pubs, good news is, a bunch off stories in the queue.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 35544

Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Q3, 2018 - Volume 35

April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Developmental Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

Re: Developmental Editor

Brittany, Developmental or professional? Like, someone to work with you on ideas, or final-stages? I owe you some pages, but I'm not at the pro level, so if you're ready for that I can recommend my wife... She has a minimum of 100 pages, and tends to be the one folks turn to when they are ready to s...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 24036

Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Four in 35! wotf024
Wait, wrong thread...

Submissions for Q2 are:
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
by Dustin Adams
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 22305

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I submit on like the last day in all the quarters I do manage to enter, so no, I don't have all four ready. Wish I did!
I've never done a four'fer, so I'm hoping to make this the first. wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 7540

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

morganb wrote:Pretty sure FictionMuse is also a spammer.
~Morgan

Nope. He's Carl, a guy who is into the writing world, more than generating and submitting stories. He's done a lot of work for David over at Diabolical Plots.

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