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by disgruntledpeony
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1160598

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I love sci-fi, but fantasy comes easier to me. I write everything from urban fantasy to sword and sorcery, though.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I'm a little late to the party, but what the hell... I'm in. They might not be my best stories, but they'll be going in each quarter. wotf024

Awesome! wotf010 Technically speaking, you're not late to the party unless you wait until January. wotf001
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 7999

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

Wow. Just... wow. The account is literally posting a new thread every ten seconds.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

RSchibler wrote:Send it my way if you want another pair of eyes on! I'm done with my nano novel and have been working on this one for months. I'm way ahead!

I'll send it when it's not total crap. wotf019
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Less than five weeks guys! Good luck polishing and pruning. 4 in 35!!! wotf024

Can has rough draft.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 7999

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

jficke13 wrote:So... uh... about that spam filter. Something got through in the Illustration sub-forum.

Yeaaaaaah...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1016216

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:My Nature story is out:
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-017-07228-2
I'm quite proud of this one. It is the first story that made my beta readers cry and at 950 words that's hard to do.

That is... really damn good.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1160598

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Here's to hoping all of you have an awesome day with plenty of bounty. Seconded! (I have to work today. My Dollar General stays open all day, for some stupid reason. wotf002 ) Grrr... Hopefully it's a quiet day and you can spend a lot of it mentally planning out writing...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1160598

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Here's to hoping all of you have an awesome day with plenty of bounty.

Seconded!

(I have to work today. My Dollar General stays open all day, for some stupid reason. wotf002 )
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retellings
Replies: 6
Views: 3184

Re: Retellings

Similar to the other recent thread on magical realism, I have a question about retellings. I have an idea of a modern retelling of a lesser known work of a very famous author, but that material is all now public domain. As of now, I'm unsure if the story will end up at short story length or longer-...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1160598

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Get well soon, Martin! wotf045
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 23
Views: 5660

Re: Magical Realism?

You're probably good to send it in so long as th speculative element is there, but feel free to send it my way first. I'll finish the trade once I've got something ready. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 5565

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Congratulations to both of you! wotf006 wotf010 Not gonna lie, I'm super jealous--but in a good way. wotf011
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick wins Galaxy Award
Replies: 5
Views: 4644

Re: Mike Resnick wins Galaxy Award

That's cool! Thanks for the heads up. :)
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The editorial process for short fiction
Replies: 12
Views: 4907

Re: The editorial process for short fiction

So sorry, Ishmael. I've heard horror stories like that. In one (much discussed here, I think), the editor practically wrote his own story -- adding in major elements of sadism and sexual brutality -- and then mocked the author for objecting. A little research showed he was famous for that. And for ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 262559

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Good on you, Ishmael. wotf007 wotf009 Getting published isn't worth it if the story gets ruined in the process.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Form vs Personal Rejection
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

Re: Form vs Personal Rejection

Wet blanket note... Mike Resnick likes to point out, "The operative word in 'personal rejection' is 'rejection'." Oh, absolutely. On the one hand, personal rejections can give an author hope because it means they're closer to an acceptance than they might have gotten with a basic rejectio...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing the place up
Replies: 12
Views: 3941

Re: Fixing the place up

The avatar limit is set to 6KiB, which is so tight I can't upload a 180x180 JPG because it is 6,968 bytes i.e. 6.8KB. Might be worth easing up on it a little bit? Bandwidth isn't that expensive anymore wotf001 (this may be why my avatar has disappeared from my posts altogether, even though it still...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing the place up
Replies: 12
Views: 3941

Re: Fixing the place up

New users can't make avatars, and the users who already have avatars can't change them. I'd like to see this functionality come back, please. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Thank you all!
Replies: 2
Views: 2182

Re: Thank you all!

Glad to help, and welcome back!
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

Wulf Moon wrote:And with my Q4 results in, there now is only...

4 in 35! Unless I win or pro out, of course!

Cheers!

~Moon~

Onward and upward! wotf024 4 in 35!
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

Do most of you who are submitting for the competition also simultaneously submit to publishers, magazines, anthologies, etc? I guess if you’re good (and lucky) you’ll either chalk up a win in the competition or make some sales. We don't submit duplicates of the same story to multiple locations (sim...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 23808

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

Sooo, when do the butterflies subside? Never. But they do get older and less energetic the more you submit. The first submission is the hardest, so congratulations on making that first leap. Agreed. The more stories you have out on submission, the easier it gets to deal with them. Eventually, you m...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Form vs Personal Rejection
Replies: 12
Views: 4540

Re: Form vs Personal Rejection

Yep, that's a polite form. I've gotten the same one, myself. A personal rejection usually involves the editor mentioning your story in some way (for example, saying that they liked the story but the characters seemed a little flat, explaining that the word count was too high for what they're accepti...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2951
Views: 599538

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, Phillip! Nice to meet you. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 7999

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

Agreed. Not spam just a focused account. I've always been afraid to click on the link because it just looks sketchy, and there's no intro or anything in the posts -- just the hyperlink. Has anyone actually followed the link? Does it work? Looks like code that would blow up my computer! lol ~Morgan ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: WilliamHawk
Replies: 4
Views: 2655

Re: WilliamHawk

I got a PM saying someone would be on it, but haven't seen the results yet.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 6794

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

Chris533 wrote:Interesting - but - my two page story turned into 20!


Yeah, that'll happen. wotf019
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 7999

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

Williamhawk keeps dumping all kinds of spam everywhere. It's not even remotely writing related anymore. Please help.

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