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by dantzel
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Keep writing is a definite. Whether for this market or not is something I need to decide. Well, it's the premier publication for beginning writers of science fiction and fantasy, so it wouldn't hurt to at least submit even if you don't "target" your stories the way Dave Farland advises to...
by dantzel
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

HEAR THAT EVERYONE: Write how you write. Don't try to "guess" what the judge wants. Tell the story, make sure you polish with all the things Dave is writing about in his Daily Kicks and you'll feel much better to have a story that is truly yours up on that list. My brain flipped "you...
by dantzel
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229390

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Yeah it just makes me laugh - I think 'really? That one?? Okay...'

Good thing this is the case, or else most of us would never get past our internal critic!!
by dantzel
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229390

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thanks for the suggestions, Stewart! I already subbed it to DSF, but it was turned down flat. Which goes to show that the biz doesn't make sense because my 1900 word story got to second round there, and I don't think it's nearly as good.

I am definitely looking for flash markets that like SF!
by dantzel
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Okay, so it was ONLY Martin that has been dealing with an expanding head for so long. wotf007 No wonder Evil Martin made so many appearances - Martin needed an alter ego just to deal with the pressure!

That's awesome, but that would also SUCK waiting that long!! I'm glad you survived!!
by dantzel
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229390

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I can help! I received a very nice personal rejection from Edmund Schubert at IGMS this morning - I sent my story yesterday. He told me my flash story was very well-written, but it was more of a vignette than a story because it's lacking a sense of being a key, defining moment for the main character...
by dantzel
Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats Martin and Marina and Tina and Chris and Jeremy and Holly and Sean and Stephen! Hopefully all finalists will show their faces here soon!! Jeremy,in which part of Texas are you currently residing? I'm not from Texas either but I'm quite happy to be here for the time being - way more writing ...
by dantzel
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909587

Re: Success!

Strycher wrote:Uuuuuh, I'm not sure where to post this so I'm putting here.

I was invited to do a guest post on Jenna Quentin's blog: Check it out here.


Great interview!
by dantzel
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531269

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I have been known to answer to 'pencil' and 'dancer'. Well, since you are a dancer, why wouldn't you answer to that? Genau. :) Although if there are TWENTY dancers in the room... But I've never been offended being called 'dancer.' Much better than Hansel. In other news, welcome Tiff! wotf006
by dantzel
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531269

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

"I am the summoner. But, most call me -- Tim" Greetings, o Tim. Ooooohhhhhh... he's THAT Tim. Welcome! I shall protect you from rabbits most fierce. wotf024 I do hope you haven't had that joke used very often, and if you have that I apologize. As a kid I think everyone hit most of the 'jo...
by dantzel
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531269

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

"I am the summoner. But, most call me -- Tim" Greetings, o Tim. Ooooohhhhhh... he's THAT Tim. Welcome! I shall protect you from rabbits most fierce. wotf024 I do hope you haven't had that joke used very often, and if you have that I apologize. As a kid I think everyone hit most of the 'jo...
by dantzel
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85235

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Okay I have a special request for my Q3 450 - would anyone be willing to read the original 450 words, and the updated version? This story was originally written for Q2, and sent off to three different markets before it got stuck for 3 months missing the Q2 deadline. Initially I loved this story but ...
by dantzel
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909587

Re: Success!

Awesome, Brad!!! wotf010
by dantzel
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I LOVED Mistborn. I started and finished Lost Boys by Orson Scott card today, and it was awesome and freaky. Card has such a gift for dialogue. Last night I read "That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made" by Eric James Stone and enjoyed THAT immensely. I've had trouble reading anything besides ...
by dantzel
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Maybe my story will include herding Space Kittens...
by dantzel
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909587

Re: Success!

Great story, Alex!
by dantzel
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

venvariants wrote:SPACE cattle drive.


There's our writing prompt!
by dantzel
Thu May 31, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

*walks up to the bomb that is Q1 results and taps vigorously*

Hello? Is this thing on? Now where's the switch on this blasted thing? I need something to drown out all the crickets in this forum.

In other news, the PARSEC contest results will be out in two more weeks. Did anyone else enter?
by dantzel
Tue May 29, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm going to be a terrible person and point out that most of those things happened to other people, Tina... People close to you, yes, but not you... In this situation, you may WANT to be the person who hears about other people getting bad news but not you... /Evil Dantzel Hey! Where did that come fr...
by dantzel
Wed May 23, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Some trouble looms at work next week when first the boss decides to fire half the staff and then those people get mad and decide to murder everybody.

I can only imagine what it would look like to have my yoga/Pilates/dance coworkers go nuts!
by dantzel
Wed May 23, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74900

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...



Great interview, Brad!
by dantzel
Tue May 22, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Personally, I prefer just roasting marshmallows - the chocolate and the graham crackers always break on me. But every once in a while I'll go for the whole shebang. wotf007
by dantzel
Mon May 21, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Okay, that marshmallow isn't toasted NEARLY enough. It should be golden brown.

Not black, but almost. wotf016
by dantzel
Sat May 19, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 250016

Re: Five Minute Rant

... aren't you going to rant about it?
by dantzel
Thu May 17, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531269

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Joe! Have you submitted for any of the quarters, or are you joining us for Q3?
by dantzel
Wed May 16, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats to the illustrator winners!! wotf010
by dantzel
Wed May 16, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1073039

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Which just goes to show that evil can only end badly.

Particularly when gators are involved.
by dantzel
Wed May 16, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74900

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

HA! wotf019
by dantzel
Wed May 16, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909587

Re: Success!

Staying quiet about something awesome like that, shame shame! *finger waggle*

Congrats Helen!!!
by dantzel
Wed May 16, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531269

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Ven and austinDM! wotf007

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