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by Kary English
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to Elen and Amy. Woo hoo - fresh mea- er, members!
by Kary English
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

DID SOMEONE SAY PAT ROTHFUSS? I didn't know he did this contest! He's my favorite author! I have his books all highlighted and stuff~ Thanks for telling me about the excerpt thing, I didn't know that. ^-^ A-ha! OK, so - Pat's winning story, The Road to Levinshir, comes from book two. My suggestion ...
by Kary English
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Fortis! Pat Rothfuss won with an excerpt from his fantasy novel, so it's doable as long as the excerpt is a complete story by itself and doesn't leave a lot of loose ends hanging. I got a semi with a novel excerpt, and since semis get critiques, the judge told me that there was a story that...
by Kary English
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, I'm new to this forum, not so much the contest; have entered a couple of times and just subbed a story to Q4. I've been writing for years and love it, but only recently have I thought that some of it might be worth reading by other humans. I love all the sci-fi (but especially space opera and c...
by Kary English
Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :) So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a no...
by Kary English
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Randy!

I'll turn 48 about a week after the V31 awards ceremony, and I won't be the only one in an older demographic. I agree with Martin that life experience counts for something.

Cheers,

Kary
by Kary English
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Congrats on subbing, FreshStart! :)

BTW, every time I see your name, I want tacos. Why, you ask? Because when you first joined, I parsed your name as Fresh Star T(a)co. wotf007
by Kary English
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Go, go, Preston and Elinor! Let's hear it for the Gator and Topanga Canyon!
by Kary English
Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

WOOT! Go, Tamlyn!
by Kary English
Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins".

wotf001



WOOT!!
by Kary English
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone. I'm Shelby. I've been lurking around the forums for a while, but I think it's the excitement and warm-fuzzies over all the forum finalists that's finally pulled me out into the open. I've received two HMs so far (V30 Q1 and Q3), and I'm still waiting to hear back about V31Q2. I am in m...
by Kary English
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

You can get away with risque, just don't venture into explicit. :) And welcome! C'mon down to the Jibber Jabber threads and make yourself comfortable. Most folks are preparing for the end of Q3 right now, so that's where you'll find the greatest activity. Q2 is all wrapped up and waiting for winner ...
by Kary English
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066109

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Welcome Holly friend, to the thread that never ends!
by Kary English
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066109

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Q1V29 sure had a special kind of mojo, didn't it? I made my first entry that quarter. wotf008

OK, I did enter once back in '88 or so, but both the contest and I would prefer to forget that one.
by Kary English
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, David, and welcome! Big congrats on making finalist! We're a friendly bunch here, so if you find yourself getting antsy while we wait for results, there's a Q2 Jibber Jabber thread down below in the forum listings where you can blow off some steam. I'm so glad you dropped in to say hi. wotf008 C...
by Kary English
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Go, Stewart! Huzzah!
by Kary English
Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 10954

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Dagnabit! Where's that sign. I know I left it here somewhere.

*rummages through the closets and under the couch*

Ah. Here it is! Geez, what's it doing under all the pool noodles?

wotf058
by Kary English
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251154

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

LDWriter2 wrote:
That is one beautiful cover and very well done.


Not to mention the writing and story--egads you have a good combination there.


Thanks, LD!
by Kary English
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251154

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Hey, folks,

My Q2V29 finalist is free on all platforms until the end of the month.

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by Kary English
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Woo hoo!
by Kary English
Thu May 29, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 11418

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

If I do not intend my words to be sexist then you may not legitimately describe them as 'well intentioned sexism.' I'd like to offer up an anecdote in rebuttal of the idea that unintended -ism doesn't qualify as the -ism in question. When I was in 7th grade, I sometimes rode the bus to school. The ...
by Kary English
Tue May 13, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Woo hoo, Rebecca! You're taking off!
by Kary English
Fri May 09, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Congrats, Jesse!
by Kary English
Sun May 04, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066109

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Right. Because we don't have any troublemakers here and someone like that would just never fit in. wotf013
by Kary English
Thu May 01, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Let's hear it for Topanga Canyon!
by Kary English
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066109

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh, dear. The forum seems to have spawned another alter ego. I'll see about adding rum and plum duff to our stores.

Then again, we've got a gator and a pirate, so now all we need is a flying ship and a cadre of lost boys.
by Kary English
Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899241

Re: Success!

Despite my limited fiction writing and WoTF experience, I recently sold one of my two rejections from the contest to Beneath Ceaseless Skies! It's only the third SF/F story I've tried writing in my adult life. Not quite sure how this happened, but I'm excited that it did. Woo hoo!! Go, you! BCS is ...
by Kary English
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2723
Views: 525889

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, everybody! We're glad to have you. :)
by Kary English
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 28
Views: 9815

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Hi, DeathValleyDog, and welcome! C'mon down to the Q1 JIbber Jaber thread, which is where we do most of our agonizing over the wait. These threads up here are for posting actual results such as rejections, HMs and such. http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1814&start=660 H...

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