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by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Kary, I too am a last minute paper submitter. My e-mail is on my cover sheet. I didn't submit an SASE. I'm hoping that if I'm rejected, Joni will just send a form e-mail. I dunno. Is that easier than stuffing an envelope? I need more out there so that I care less. I agree! I'm working on that now, l...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2923
Views: 588319

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Medic!

Hey, that won a ways back. Just ask Adam.

p.s. Welcome. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 101156

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I've updated, changed, and transmogrified my 450.

Looking for volunteers/exchangers, previous and or new.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 77071

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Brilliant!
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 101156

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

A two legged elephant doesn't limp. It drags.

What do you call a fly with no wings?

A walk.

Image
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 101156

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

You may send to me.
I think you have my email already.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

^ /agree I often say I write for one reader, KDW. But the truth is, my story has just as much chance as any other story. What do I know, right? She may dislike a story I thought was great. All I can do is: Come up with an original idea. Mold that idea into a story. Write to the best of my ability. M...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

MJ, your twitter pic reminds me of Morena Baccarin.

However, the avatar dude is making me question my sexual orientation... wotf005
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 274005

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

You're not a dupe, Strycher.
I am. I tested the link, then bought the book!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4209
Views: 1000706

Re: Success!

Excellent!
Indeed, let us know when the e-mail goes out.
I'm thinking it won't say "written by Strycher" wotf010
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 274005

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I'm going to remember this bit of promotion.

"Oh, I do declare, my link doesn't seem to be working... Can you click it for me?" wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: All R, no HM?
Replies: 25
Views: 7731

Re: All R, no HM?

OK you three - I've PM'd my e-mail address.
Send your stories when ready.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: All R, no HM?
Replies: 25
Views: 7731

Re: All R, no HM?

Spot 2 is reserved.
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: All R, no HM?
Replies: 25
Views: 7731

All R, no HM?

This is me offering to read three Q3 stories - all from folks who have received nothing but rejects, and are still looking for their first HM. Here's what I ask in return: Post your willingness to participate below. (Or if you wish to remain anon, PM me and I will post that a slot has been filled.) ...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

(Paraphrased) As long as the page numbers are there, you are fine... Just make sure next time you include it.
- Joni

Whew.

Still, don't be like me folks. Uh, follow the simple instructions. wotf013

p.s. I'm still going to blame this if I get rejected. wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I did e-mail Joni. I agree with the leniency of the SMF, but this is a rule. I'm hoping it's more of a guideline. The word *must* is what gets me. wotf018 Even if it's not a DQ, will it count against me? Like, man, this slacker can't follow the basics... To the R pile with you! (Consequently, if I d...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Paper.
I haven't subbed in a long time. :(

I'll email Joni tomorrow. Still, if I get DQ'd I'd rather it be before it gets read. Maybe that explains some early rejects?
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

So I'm perusing V.27 and I notice in the regs that I was supposed to number each page along with having the title on each page. Well I forgot the title. Anyone know if this negates my entry? If it is highly frowned upon by KDW? Or if it is a formatting thing and not that big a deal? I had a total bl...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Whew... Finally sealed the envelope on my story. No more tinkering!
I'm going to bring it to the post office and watch them stamp today's date on it.

Good luck to everyone! wotf035
by Dustin Adams
Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10307

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

I was totally being sarcastic.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10307

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

Well, one way is to post on every writing website and forum you come across.

But you already knew that... wotf010
by Dustin Adams
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4209
Views: 1000706

Re: Success!

Damnit Jennifer... I saw your name and clicked on this thread so fast...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

The color is all wrong on that sunrise opening... It's purple. Indeed describing a setting through a character's eyes is like sneaking plot in without the reader necessarily realizing it. Which is why long descriptions are generally considered bad. I have a character in a techno bar. He can't think ...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Soulmirror, I wrote an alien creature called a targ. It's the centerpiece of a coming-of-age struggle for my MC.
I received feedback on that one... "Did you know a targ is a Klingon creature, pretty much exactly how you described it?"
wotf018
by Dustin Adams
Mon Dec 12, 2011 3:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Mine is sitting for a week to give me some distance.

This is extremely difficult considering I'm going to mail it on the 28th.
wotf004
by Dustin Adams
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

So, to more properly identify with my MC for my Q1 story, who is bald, I shaved my head today. Ok... what really happened was I mistook the 3/8" attachment for the 7/8" one. wotf018 However, my MC really is bald, and the association seems to be working, so I may do this again in the future...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1145413

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I will snail until they turn that option off in settings.

Formatting is a good reason, and so is my use of dark courier.
Another reason is last time I tried e, my story failed to submit. Just kept getting errors. If I e on the last day, and it fails, I'm out.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Posting 450s from winning / semi-Fi / published stories?
Replies: 17
Views: 6420

Re: Posting 450s from winning / semi-Fi / published stories?

If you are still trying to sell it to markets, yes.

I don't know what the limit is, but on the Orson Scott Card writing forums, they say it's the first 13 typed lines of the MS. (13 lines given the title and white space is the top of the page, the 13 lines the bottom, thus, only your first page.)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 101156

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I have a brand new 450 ready for critique exchange. It's based on the idea from my previous story. (scrapped) I'd love for someone whose read my previous to take a look and let me know how they feel about the changes. However, I would also love to get some new eyes on it. (Someone who doesn't know w...

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