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by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4973
Views: 969812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

ON a brighter note, well for me at least, my HM certificate arrived today. This is the first I have gotten since 2009, how long have they been blue and all pretty-like? I got mine today too. I think there are three maybe four people who would be surprised to see the title of that story on the HM ce...
by LDWriter2
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello Martin.


I agree with the old Martin. That isn't your job even if you inner critic wants to come out and play. It's surprising how well some beginners do. But in either case your job is to learn and to write that's all.



We all had to learn that I think. :)
by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi There, I am brand new and hoping to submit my first story for this quarter. Nice to meet you all! M Good to meet you. By this quarter do you mean the one that ends in June? If so you have some quick writing to do. :) Of course I could say the same about me and putting the finishing touches on my...
by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everybody I'm Tiff. Really excited about my 1st Science Fiction Contest. This forum is great! Looking forward to making new friends and reading lots of tips. wotf007 Well be welcome. This is one contest that you will be excited about for a long time. Unless you get in with your first submission ...
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

If we are going to be changing our names all to the same one. I vote for Brad or maybe Nick. Seems more fitting since we all want to win. :)
by LDWriter2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hmmmm....I was promised that winning WOTF would lead to worldwide adulation and fame, as well as my own magazine (a la Brad's Bradalog ). What are all these form rejections doing cluttering my inbox? Oh, and my 2010 finalist, which I love, is about to be trunked. Sigh. And that's nothing compared t...
by LDWriter2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

He said his name in his original post. And when I went to reply, I forgot the name (I'm prone to forget names; never faces) and used his handle. And Dustin was so kind as to point out that Tim's name is, in fact, Tim. So, unless Tim isn't really Tim...hm. Waaait a second. Has Tim gone the way of Th...
by LDWriter2
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, everyone, I'm Tim and I've been lurking for a while so I feel like I know a lot of you fairly well already, but I felt it was time to introduce myself! I began writing when I was young, around elementary or middle school age (30 years ago! wotf015 ). I had a wonderful encouraging teacher in mid...
by LDWriter2
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Frank Herbert quote
Replies: 20
Views: 7438

Re: Frank Herbert quote

Interesting quote and makes sense. :)


I have had writer's block when it came to new ideas but it lasted only a few weeks and I had older stories to work on-probably a novel or two--so I didn't worry about no new ideas but since then ideas unbidden at times and sometimes too many at once.
by LDWriter2
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 189
Views: 64951

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Without reading every post here so I don't if this has been listed but I must say that I like Ian Douglas' StarCarrier series. I have the third one and from the blurb on the back he's taking a sudden right hand turn in the story. Still have to read it and see what happens. Then there's a lot of Urba...
by LDWriter2
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: New comic set
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

New comic set

I didn't see a thread for comics so there is one now. :)


I started this to ask has anyone heard of the new Dr. Who-Star Trek Next Generation fusion series?

Eight parts to it. The Borg want to join forces with the cybermen.


Or is it the other way around?
by LDWriter2
Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 63204

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

I loved the Avengers they did the large and small things very well. I didn't mind the plot either. And speaking of "Daybreak" Evidently someone has a 12 sided object of power. More on the link. http://uverseonline.att.net/play/tv/show/daybreak/p/video/gx___GENEX-daybreak_ch1-ASSET
by LDWriter2
Mon May 28, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 63204

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Saw Avengers today and speaking of one particular Avenger...anyone hear anything about the Green Arrow TV show?


And anyone know anything about AT&T's "Daybreak"?

Picture has a guy holding what could be an energy ball or light globe.
by LDWriter2
Mon May 28, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

You're never going to catch everything. Even published works still have typos. With my last two stories I had: -11 people read before the 12th person noticed I had typed "marital" and meant "martial" -6 people read before someone noticed an affect/effect confusion (and by "...
by LDWriter2
Mon May 28, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

It's not Mishoe; it's MLShoe, as in Martin L. Shoemaker. It's my usual nickname on boards that don't encourage full names. And I'm sorry if it came across as damage. There was a lot I liked there. Oops, But I should say that the damage was done to my mood at the moment. Sometimes it doesn't really ...
by LDWriter2
Sun May 27, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thanks for the suggestion Rebecca. I may have to try it, nothing else has worked. Well, one story had hardly any nitpicks but when I tried to copy what I did for that story it left a bunch of stuff in the next story. I look like I have even tried to proofread it when I worked over time on it. Of cou...
by LDWriter2
Sun May 27, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Shoemaker: Are we talking about the Universe Annex stories? My quote you use is from that part of my post. I just checked and unless you go by another screen name there I didn't see a post form you on the story I'm referencing. But most of the damage was done by Edith, DrCrispy and Mishoe even thoug...
by LDWriter2
Sun May 27, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hopefully there's only one of these that show up. I think I tried Bullspec once. Didn't seem to have any problems--took a while, if it's the one I'm thinking of, but some others online do also so that didn't bother me too much. But in the last couple of weeks got some rejections back with my best wr...
by LDWriter2
Sun May 20, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm not sure about certain days of the week, like Saturday, but there are specific dates I feel a rejection worse on. Probably more mental and/or emotional but there it is.

Louis
by LDWriter2
Sat May 19, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Interesting idea, that's one reason I put up a blog to vent and/or rant at times. I know sometimes I feel that way. Sometimes I just shrug and begin thinking about where to send the story next and what other stories need to go out but sometimes... That's an interesting UML model but part of it is co...
by LDWriter2
Sat May 19, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Jennifer Hicks wrote:Hey, Louis, I thought I recognized that handle. wotf008 Welcome to the board.



Thanks,

Finally got on the board...took getting a new computer to do it. The board didn't want to recognize my old computer even after I registered.

Louis

Hmm, evidently the smilies don't want to work for me.
by LDWriter2
Sat May 19, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome aboard, Louis! Glad you're writing again!



Thanks, but I've been writing all along. At least for six years or so, lost count on exactly how many.


morshana wrote:Hi Louis!


Hi back to you morshana
by LDWriter2
Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465190

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Okay finally found this thread...had a feeling there would be one someplace. I write under the name of L. E. Doggett, older with a wife of 33 years and a daughter who is 22 years old. Been writing most of my life but seriously for the last six-seven years. One story published in a pro market. Had a ...
by LDWriter2
Fri May 18, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 808948

Re: Success!

Hmm, Looks like there too many here to say congrats to so I will say it for Brad, Helen and Michael and Alex. Good going you all. BTW I'm new here--final got the forum to take my password had to get a new computer for it to realize I'm the person who signed up--but I have been on other writing forum...

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