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by Dustin Adams
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 32503

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

wotf055

E-sub - 3/31
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Is this a 'wandering' opening?
Replies: 27
Views: 10272

Re: Is this a 'wandering' opening?

(That is: we see the world, we don't see the character seeing the world.) Excellent. For a film example, watch S. Darko, the "Sequel" to Donnie Darko. Netflix used to have it under instant play, so you could have easily checked out the start where Samantha wanders around the pre-dawn dese...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297939

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Dare you to respond with Dear Mr Schmidt, [enthusiastic fanboyism here] By the way, thanks for your kind example of repetition. The way you used the word "excessive" twice in that short paragraph really drove home your point. Stewart, you are killing me! (insert ROFL smilie here.) And Grat...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Is this a 'wandering' opening?
Replies: 27
Views: 10272

Re: Is this a 'wandering' opening?

The Graveyard Book by Neil Awesome Gaiman was eight chapters. Each chapter was a short story - intentionally. Each chapter was 2 years after the previous. Newbery Medal 2009 Won Hugo Award for Best Novel 2009 Won Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel 2009 Won Carnegie Medal 2010 Won I mention this ...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

My absolute, heartfelt congratulations to Tina (my psychic twin!), Marina, and Steve! Words cannot express how happy I am for you. And Tina, I'm doubly happy because now you get to give that speech! And a huuuuuuuuuge thank you to Joni for shepherding us through this most difficult quarter. And to ...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1159055

Re: Success!

Thanks everyone. Really appreciate the support. By the way, if anyone hasn't subbed to these guys, they are really great. So far, every rejection I've received has had feedback from at least two readers. One story of mine made the second round and was read by four folks. Their feedback, and my subse...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin,

I looked all over your dog and couldn't find the link. I did find some stink, does that count?

Kidding.

Down for $50. Rockets and dragons and horses, oh my!
Looking forward to the pics.

D
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin,

As soon as you fix your link, I'll throw a Ulysses S. Grant your way.

Cancer's not big in my family, thank goodness, so put KD's name down for me.

D
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1159055

Re: Success!

Strycher,

I tried to imagine how many times I'd say the word "the" in my lifetime. (That was the kernel of the story.)
I filtered everything down from there.
Thanks for checking it out. wotf009
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These are the Steves I know, I know. These are the Steves I know. These are the Steves I know, I know. These are the Steves I know. Some of them are Stevens... "But most of us are Steves!" They all have their own hands. But they come from different moms. ** I tried to find thin on youtube,...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1159055

Re: Success!

Hi all,

I'm up at Every Day Fiction.

http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-stat ... tin-adams/

Please enjoy responsibly.

D
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 118380

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Maybe I shouldn't be on the internet right now?

WRITE WRITE WRITE

Tina,
Already sent. I'm like lightning. wotf036
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 118380

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Well, I'm gonna send mine because I knew her before she was famous. wotf001
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 319307

Re: Five Minute Rant

Stewart,
A cover letter like that will land you straight back here, in the 5 minute rant thread!

wotf019 <-- me actually laughing at my keyboard. Er, laughing at your post, not my keyboard.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 319307

Re: Five Minute Rant

Tina,
I don't think they'll notice.

They'll be too busy looking at the part that says your a WotF winer.

Too subtle?
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)

Great idea!

I shall henceforth be known as Dustin A.
Ooh, eerie. wotf015

Think it'll work? wotf004
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Early AM Congo rats to the top 3! wotf010
Now... to get matched with an artist... wotf009

D
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm sure you'll be OK to e-mail her after subbing and ask her to double check, double confirm.
Reply to the last e-mail she sent you to jog her memory.

D
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Crunch.
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

JD, You may enter the story as often as you wish, but the consensus is not to as in theory you've moved on and written something better. However, at times, the story or the writer his/herself has grown sufficiently as to warrant a resubmission. MO Muriel won last year with a resub of a reworked reje...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 705965

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Scott. Are you saying you set aside your novel until you have improved your craft? I say go ahead and use it to improve your craft. Writing your favorite piece will keep you excited. You can always put it away and rewrite later on. (I'm a big fan of the rewrite, while others, not so much.) ...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Gees, I just stopped by to grab the questions for the 450 swap and I'm greeted with great news! wotf010
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 118380

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'm ready for a Q4, 450 swap if anyone else is. Don't worry, Rebecca, I haven't forgotten about your full story, I'm just looking for a quick opinion on my Q4 opening. Need to know if I'm overwriting the sucker, or if I'm on track. Now that I've got a start, I need to log-line this bad boy. wotf013 D
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Damn it Martin.
I see your name in the results ONLY thread and what am I to think...

wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm sure they're there.

Least I'm not waiting (im)patiently to see if it's me.
There is a kind of mental freedom that comes from knowing, even if the news is bad.

D
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 319307

Re: Five Minute Rant

I thought I'd come in and rant about my Q1 rejection. Going from Finalist to rejected is a long way to fall, but not without precedent. But at this point I'm glad for the opportunity to re-sub. Could be my ego talking, but given some of DW's comments regarding what he rejects and why, "#7, Ther...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 41996

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

Via individual query: "Your story did not place." Looking it over, I don't violate any of the rules for quick rejection. Spec element up front, smells, no typos, character name and brief description... But this was the story I forgot to put the title in the header/footer on every page. May...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1310168

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

There's a "hold pile" form R mentioned on the Hatrack forum as well this AM.

Crazy.

I'm sorry about your news, Gator.

D
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Smilies
Replies: 19
Views: 12612

Re: Smilies

Louis,

Could you elaborate?

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