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by RSchibler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Just finished Vol. 35 - Wulf, your story was a delight. I have a soft spot for dogs and you twanged my heartstrings beautifully. I’m also impressed how you made it relevant to contemporary issues without irrevocably dating it. I really enjoyed it. They’re all great stories. Life of the Party might b...
by RSchibler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Only semi-finalists get feedback, as far as I know.
by RSchibler
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dave peeped on Facebook. Thursday cometh!


Edit: Might still be a few weeks, though. Joni still has to notify the finalists, and then they have to be judged. But it'll definitely be within a few weeks. wotf010
by RSchibler
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

This looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224668

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

chuckt wrote:Man! Got a "Didn't quite grab me" from F&FS along with a couple of tips on the story. Close but no cigar?


I count those as wins. wotf009
by RSchibler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 23
Views: 3189

Re: Helpful Writing Links

Found this today, with some great links to folklore info: http://guides.lib.byu.edu/folklore
by RSchibler
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 5123

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

The light bulb of inspiration and the blank slate! I love it!

Pressure makes diamonds, I bet your story is great!

Anyway, the art reveal will be amazing - those are my favorite pictures every year for sure! Your words, visualized! You guys enjoy this!
by RSchibler
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 100
Views: 6137

Re: 4 in 36

wotf015 It was looking a little iffy for me at the end of Q2. I cut it tight again, but I am still in with 2 of my 4 in 36 submitted. Now: back surgery, recovery, re-write novel, and get Q3 written in the next 3 months. wotf005 Good Luck to Us All! wotf010 Amazing goals! Good luck with the surgery.
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224668

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Those are always hard to get but encouraging! Better than the “doesn’t suit our needs” but not as good as the mythical acceptances. Sympathies and encouragement!
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 100
Views: 6137

Re: 4 in 36

I'm in for Q1 and Q2, and I know what I'm writing for Q3 - I should have two stories to choose from. Editing my novel currently, but when I need a break I flip to brainstorming and researching and plotting for shorts.
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 19433

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congratulations to everyone who made it in! That's the hard part.
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 17390

Re: Avatar Trouble

wotf001 I’m not great at math, but that’s one too few babies for my satisfaction.

Just kidding, cute photo wotf011
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:
chuckt wrote:
R.W.Ware wrote:Joni said we'd know by next week.


Which starts Monday! wotf003

I'll put my chips down . . . on Wednesday.

It's the week of the gala--I'm hesitant to gamble.



Agreed. I’m guessing next week - I believe it was the week after the gala last year. They have enough going on.
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Sex and Cursing in your Story
Replies: 30
Views: 1962

Re: Sex and Cursing in your Story

I just finished showing Farscape to my husband. I think we all thought it was ubiquitous enough, comment was unneeded lol. And we were right!
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Sex and Cursing in your Story
Replies: 30
Views: 1962

Re: Sex and Cursing in your Story

I think Firefly is one of the best examples of how to do this excellently. It enriched the setting by using the Chinese.
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 5123

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Have the best time Wulf and Preston - I'll be looking forward to your speeches at the gala! You worked hard for this, enjoy the week of hard work you earned! :)
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

It's my turn for Writing to the Point! Yay!
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

Thanks for the great advice all. I will see if doing some writing exercises like a character study help me sort it out. It is odd because I don't usually have any trouble getting the words out once I know the basic setup. I will try to just keep working on the story and see where it takes me.
by RSchibler
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

TimE wrote:I've been in this situation but didn't find a way out of it. Sorry for my lack of brilliance. I'll be interested in any other replies.

Sympathy is helpful in its own way wotf024
by RSchibler
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1096

Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

So like the title says, I've had a story in my head for a long time, but when I sit down to write it, it just feels off. I have the plot, the characters, the setting, conflict, try-fail cycles, satisfying conclusion. It's all there (which as a discovery writer, is weird) but I've started it three or...
by RSchibler
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Part of me hears y'all, and the other part is pushing through revisions on my novel while suffering from a terrible head cold. Writers gonna write!

I have a Q3 mentally plotted, will start writing in April while my book is out to beta readers. It's going to be a research-heavy one, but I'm excited.
by RSchibler
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Pretty scary stuff. I hope he gets the rest and medical care he needs.
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Last year it was April. Results typically come in the afternoons and evenings west coast US time.
by RSchibler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I’m not exaggerating when I say I’ve had multiple nightmares about that 24 hour story. Not the writing, the first bit.

Talking to a STRANGER? On purpose?!

We all have our fears, I suppose.
by RSchibler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

That's kind of what I was getting at, the need to keep the tension and interest rising, the emotional investment of the reader climbing throughout the book. Compared to the way tv shows often end the scene before commercial break with a kind of "DUH DUH DUUUUUUUUUUUUH" moment, to keep thei...
by RSchibler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40939

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I am not a conflict-lover by nature, and that's often reflected in my writing. I want everything to be happy, peaceful, and so I fix things for my protagonists too early, too often, and too easily. That's boring, though, and it's not going to drive the reader to find out what happens next. If everyt...
by RSchibler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Tomorrow is both always, and never, Thursday.
by RSchibler
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Aidanka, I find it hard to write under 5k sometimes myself, but I always consider: SOMEONE is getting published in those anthologies, which means someone out there is writing shorter, tauter, cleaner fiction. If it is possible, we must believe we can do it! Just have to work harder wotf009 Dave has ...
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27251

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

They’re putting their name and reputation on the finished product, and were chosen for their curative and editing ability. They’re allowed and probably encouraged to bring their own flavor and style to the product. I don’t think it’s a violation of trust.

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