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by storysinger
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: John Goodwin Interview: Great info on the contest from the guy that knows!
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: John Goodwin Interview: Great info on the contest from the guy that knows!

I haven't watched the John Goodwin Interview yet but I did click on Wulf Moon's link to the WoTF page.

Thanks for today's lesson. I read the complete 1st page and added the site to my favorite's for another time.
by storysinger
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9175

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Anyone else still working on their Q4, You are not alone. I have found a way to end the story I'm working on in a satisfying way. I think pressure from the looming deadline inspires me to work harder. I won't wait until the last day though, been there done that. Any unexpected occurance can have a ...
by storysinger
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

That's a creative way of spelling you have. When my guitar is strapped on I am a story slinger.
by storysinger
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:So... I've not received any "rejection" or "first pass" emails yet. Anyone else out there in the same situation?


Email Joni, she'll be happy to let you know if you're still in.
by storysinger
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I made it through the first pass. Congrats to everyone still waiting.
by storysinger
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

No email no "made it through the first pass"
Just how long will this twitching last
I'm checking messages all day long
The alert beep is sounding like a gong
by storysinger
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I guess I should have read the directions. I have to create a new account to be able to use wizehive. Doh!
by storysinger
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

[quote="orbivillein"]Author Services switched submission management software to WizeHive's Zengine[/quot As I mentioned in an earlier post I submitted my entry on the 30th. I tried to enter it on the 29th but wizehive wouldn't let me change my password. I attached it to an email and sent i...
by storysinger
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I guess I'm a slow learner. I subbed my entry on June 30 and received Joni's confirmation on the same day.
I haven't heard anything since.
by storysinger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4973
Views: 969764

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Why is a weather forecaster called a meteorologist. They don't study meteors.
wotf017 Weatherologists seems to be more accurate.
by storysinger
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2525
Views: 465145

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Will and From the Ashes.
Wulf Moon wrote:Do post over on the other topics, as that's where most of the conversation in here goes on, especially in the current submission quarter!
Good advice.
Good luck with your entries in the contest.
by storysinger
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9175

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Welcome to the forum Z.T..
This is a community of like minded writers engaged in improving one another's skill level at writing.
Any question you need answered can usually be addressed by someone here.

Write on.
by storysinger
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

michaeljwyantjr wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but... there’s a first reader pass at WoTF?

Dave finally has some help from Kary English. wotf010

I do wonder what kind of stories will catch her attention enough to read beyond the first two pages. wotf017
by storysinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 307
Views: 9175

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm writing in a genre that's different from anything I've done before. It's fun following the direction this thing is taking me.
There is an ending in sight so it should be ready in plenty of time.
by storysinger
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Contest First Reader - Kary English!

Congrats Kary on joining the contest team. wotf010

Does this mean the time of twitching will be reduced?
by storysinger
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

thanks for the response guys. i guess i'll just have to forget i sent one in and just continue writing. I'm sure you should get a confirmation email letting you know your story made it into the contest. If you don't hear anything contact the contest administrator, Joni. She will be happy to answer ...
by storysinger
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

RSchibler wrote:Twitchomancy also includes prior quarter results, and last year Q3 results came out Sept 1. Write your next! It’s the only cure for twitching.


Excellent advice there.
by storysinger
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4973
Views: 969764

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf042 busy, busy, busy.

When you look here just say hi. 42 to go.
by storysinger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm actually taking my anti-twitch medication right now. Cheers wotf011
by storysinger
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8661

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congrats on the HM SueD wotf010 . Hang it on the wall over your writing station, with room for the next one of course. May your next story be even better.
by storysinger
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8661

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Sorry you didn't win Bob. Coming this far on a story I fully would not expect to strike's Dave's fancy is a good feeling all on its own. After reading the latest anthology I don't think there is one style story Dave is looking for. A lot of diversity in this edition. Write what you like and send it ...
by storysinger
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

I can't say whether any contest winner has ever used a dictation app at the LA function; This is what I was wondering about. Should I make it to the LA function I'm sure my typing skills need to be better than they are now. When using dragon I must speak clearly with rhythm. My personal record for ...
by storysinger
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

Thank you for the info KD. It's a relief to know dictation devices are allowed. I still plan to learn to type better than I do at this time.
by storysinger
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Hooked on the Dragon

The Dragon program. You talk, it types your words. I am the dreaded two-finger typist so I use it a lot. Has any contest winner ever used this at the LA function? In one of the email lessons Dave sends out he said a writer should be able to type. Uh-oh. I'm sure he meant without the dragon. So now a...
by storysinger
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2525
Views: 465145

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Since this is the only reply I've received I'm pretty sure I'm not welcome. Thanks anyway. Apparently your arrival has synched with a changing of the guard ( one way of putting it). Some of the regulars have pro'd out and some have won and moved on. You have not been rejected (don't we all love tha...
by storysinger
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8661

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congratulations Bob. Hope you make the final three.
by storysinger
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2525
Views: 465145

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Dneldridge and Mark. Write on.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10835

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Congrats to everyone that entered. Here's to forumites getting a sweep of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

My guess would be between 2 to 5,000.

Thinking about one person reading at least a part of every one of the entries is mind boggling.

Factor in Dave reads every story that keeps his attention past page two.
by storysinger
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8661

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

But honestly, the best way to figure out how to write a story that Dave likes is to read his blog on writing tips. Study those. Some are even directly about WOTF entries. There's the gold. Cheers! Very good advice. Everyone submitting to this contest would be wise to read these insights to Dave's t...

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