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by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30349

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

So... it's Thursday! The first Thursday I've felt like we might have a chance of seeing results. Probably way too soon, right?
by KD Julicher
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?
Replies: 13
Views: 2041

Re: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?

Why not try doing NaNoWriMo in November? If by some chance you haven't heard of it, check out NaNoWriMo.org, but it's essentially a challenge to "write a book in November". Granted they define "book" as "50,000 words" which is fairly short for a novel, but it's a ton of...
by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 4729

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I'm pretty sure the shortest WOTF winning story is "The Disambiguation of Captain Shroud" by Gary Shockley. I don't have the book in front of me, but if I remember correctly, it's like two-three pages. It's definitely a flash piece. It won first place. An even shorter flash story is a fin...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 17955

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I'm in.

I also wager that anyone who does this is going to see an improvement in their results. It'a hard to write consistently and not get better.
by KD Julicher
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30349

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I'm in. Good luck everyone! Now it's time to plot my NaNovel...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30349

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

With what I was working on for Q4 being (not-quite-but-close-to) hopelessly broken. I took this inspiration and rather than skip this quarter, got something in that feels not too shabby. And that gives me enough time to fix what's wrong with the other one. Fantastic! That's the reason I put in my Q...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30349

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Good going! If we're writing, we've got trunk stories. Let Dave be the judge. If you don't have a story in, there's no way you can win. Yeah, so, that Q3 finalist I just had? Trunk story. Well, not quite, but "story I haven't touched in a year, pulled out and polished up" counts, right?
by KD Julicher
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30349

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:Rui,
It's difficult to return the favor when I don't send you a story. wotf001
I have one brewing, which may be too damn dark for WotF, but it must be exorcised from my brain.
Probably for Q1...



Did you read V32/33? IMO there were a number of "dark" pieces in both...
by KD Julicher
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35269

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Oh, my. Not ready for this yet. But it's going to sneak up on us before we know it, and November is awful for me, so... hmm. Once my Q4 is in, guess it's time to start plotting...
by KD Julicher
Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065877

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The "small announcement" is posted now. And somehow I feel this thread is the perfect place for such a wacky revelation. wotf004 Of course Gator is beginning to regret mentioning it, as she's starting to realize the full implications... https://ecaimansands.com/2016/06/09/a-small-announce...
by KD Julicher
Thu May 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 6340

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Submitted 3/30, electronically.
S/F, official, 8/28
by KD Julicher
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 66
Views: 16448

Re: Story Titling

Honestly I doubt it makes that much of a difference. If it's exceptionally derivative ("The Starving Games", "The Boss of The Bracelets") you might get an eyeroll. I'm a fan of short titles if possible, one or two words that describe the story briefly. My last finalist I titled w...

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