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by RSchibler
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Websites (This one's not spam, I swear)
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Re: Websites (This one's not spam, I swear)

I went through 1&1 and have been relatively happy so far- they host and provided the website design tools I use. My husband did the front end dirty work as he is more computer savvy, but I find it easy enough to work with I don't need his help now that it is established.
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing the place up
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Fixing the place up

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Avatars were limited to 6K, also to 100x100.

Evil Martin bumped that to 16K and 180x180, and he allowed remote avatars.

Go wild, people. Go wild.

wotf013


Fancy.
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072596

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I want to contribute to something greater than myself. wotf009
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 530979

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Ayman! You're going to love it here. Plenty of time for you to whip a story into shape before the end of year deadline for Q1. ~Morgan I am expecting my first baby in December so seems unlikely but who knows, maybe it will turn out to be a saint and I will have all the time I need to get i...
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

vsutherland01 wrote:Crud, I got an R.

I was really proud of this one too. Oh well, new quarter new story.


Man, I'm sorry. It is a story to be proud of! A lot of really excellent stories got R's this time!
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

My best wishes to those still with the scent in their nostrils, the clay pipe between their teeth and the light of battle in their eyes. Please do not hesitate to call upon me for any help I may be able to provide. I'll be around and about, hoping to maintain contact with all of you who've helped s...
by RSchibler
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

HUGE Congrats to the Honorable Mentions and above.

Commiserations to my fellow R’s.
by RSchibler
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

No I also simultaneously really appreciate knowing. So thank you!!!
by RSchibler
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Somehow knowing he has his list down to 21 is more terrifying than just waiting for the email haha. There is no way mine is in that stack. I can't picture it. I wonder how many in that pile are from the forums though. Thanks for the update, it's nice that Dave shares news at conferences. I'm in exa...
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

amoskalik wrote:Tomorrow is Thursday.


It feels like a Thursday kind of week.
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 36407

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

While my story has been through a number of readers already, I am also available for swaps. I learn so much from critiquing, and my story gets stronger with every person's feedback, I don't mind at all. I usually respond within a week but with NaNo and the holidays coming up, ymmv. Send me a PM if y...
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

In one of his blog posts, DF talks about how he hates to hit "the reject button" so there is a digital system. Also, entries that encountered difficulties with the submissions system in the past have been emailed to Joni, who then prints them off and gives them to DF with the paper submiss...
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Last year was earlier than usual, like mid October for the first wave. The year before that it was December before the finalists heard I believe. I’m unable to suppress the twitching but rationally Peony is probably right.
by RSchibler
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Form vs Personal Rejection
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

Re: Form vs Personal Rejection

That second one sounds like a higher tier form rejection to me. There's a rejection wiki if you google it- most of the form responses were on there. On the two personals I've gotten, it was obvious it was a personal rejection. In the first, because the editor explicitly stated so and in the second b...
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 530979

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello all, I've been a fan of the contest for a few years. Just started submitting Q3 of this year and I put in another story for Q4. Great to have these forums as a resource/outlet. I received a confirmation email saying I was successfully entered in the contest for Q3 (and Q4) but I have yet to r...
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31217

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Twitch twitch
by RSchibler
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 5171

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

Agreed. Not spam just a focused account.
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 18501

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

Ishmael, your determination is certainly an inspiration! A friend asked me the other day when I would stop trying to “make it” if it didn’t work out. My response was to channel Galaxy Quest. Never Give Up, Never Surrender! That being said, I have a question in the vein of submitting four stories in ...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909146

Re: Success!

jficke13 wrote: Winning = good. Pro-ing Out = Also good.


This is my plan as well.
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Why Do You Write?
Replies: 16
Views: 3013

Re: Why Do You Write?

I started writing because I had a story in my head, and, I've always wanted to be a writer. I kept writing because I discovered that I love the process- from creating to critiquing. Except query letters. That sucked. I agree with DisgruntledPeony. That question is a no-win. I'd settle for my stories...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: WilliamHawk
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

WilliamHawk

Is there no board admins who can ban him and delete his posts?
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 18501

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

Dustin Adams wrote:
rachelwrites wrote:I know it's early in the quarter, but would any of my fellow 4-in-35ers be interested in a critique swap? I have a 6000-word draft that has gone through some revision, and would love some general feedback before I obsess over polishing.


wotf053

I’m open to swaps too.
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 530979

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome! This place has been a complete boon for me as a writer, I’m glad I found it. And yes, much twitching.
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229275

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thank you! It took a lot of explaining for my husband to understand why I was so excited about this rejection! I’m trying to work on the story based on the feedback I got, and will submit elsewhere.
by RSchibler
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 5171

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

Agreed! I can’t read his posts but still get notifications for them. Can we please throw him off the island?
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 36407

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I wasn’t excited about mine until yesterday when I finally started to get into the setting and the characters. I took Dave’s recent blog with the seven elements he looks for and taped it over my desk. I started much earlier this quarter! I should be open for a swap in a week or so if anyone is inte...
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 66
Views: 16706

Re: Story Titling

I’m on my fourth quarter for the contest and the titles get easier every time. I try to go for something that is both a hook that entices the reader to be curious about what I’m getting at and that, upon finishing the story, will have some kind of deeper meaning. I just renamed my Q3 sub to put it o...
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 36407

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I wasn’t excited about mine until yesterday when I finally started to get into the setting and the characters. I took Dave’s recent blog with the seven elements he looks for and taped it over my desk. I started much earlier this quarter! I should be open for a swap in a week or so if anyone is inter...
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Question on Server
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Re: Question on Server

If you make him a “foe” you can’t see his posts. I also vote for expulsion though.
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229275

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a personal rejection from F&SF last night. That’s pretty delightful, for me. I got a form rejection from them a few months ago on a different story. I still want that first sale, of course, but like you guys said, this means I’m on the right track. Just keep writing, finishing, and submitting!

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