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by RSchibler
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique swap (12000 words)
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Critique swap (12000 words)

You can email me via the forum, once you have a response from me you can attach the document. Or send me a google docs link.
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique swap (12000 words)
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Critique swap (12000 words)

Send it my way
by RSchibler
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1591
Views: 47101

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

I really waffled about whether or not to take this on. I love a challenge, and writing fresh stories this year not only improved my craft, but it's gotten easier to write fresh stories. I have a novel I need to finish, though, and so I had to really take a step back and look at my life to decide if ...
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

wotf019 Once I'm done breastfeeding, I'll be celebrating with a strawberry margarita, but it'll be January at least before I can join in on the fun. (Would absolutely love to take you up on a drink at some point, though.) That’s fair. And of course not all adults drink. *mixes up some virgin daiqui...
by RSchibler
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

*Brings the marshmallows* Well, my last submission was disqualified due to me forgetting to delete the byline from the manuscript. Can't get worse than that, right? ;) That really sucks. On the upside, you'll be extra motivated to check on that next time? wotf004 (Not much of an upside to that one,...
by RSchibler
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Dave's newsletter definitely peeped today. Good luck to all!
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

"Orson Scott Card taught us you never want your protagonist to cry, because then your reader won't have to." That's an interesting point Wulf. I have noticed that while reading and writing but never thought of it in words that way. Thanks for the tip! I have nothing but the utmost respect...
by RSchibler
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I tend to think that my most recent story is the best I've ever written, and they usually are, because I work so hard on each one to incorporate the lessons I've learned since writing the last. So I don't twitch as much as I used to, because I'm always placing my hopes on the NEXT story because it's...
by RSchibler
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 31
Views: 2062

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Word is it'll be a few weeks. I'm suspecting the first week of October.
by RSchibler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

I am having FITS with the portal. Hopefully I get it sorted before the deadline.
by RSchibler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Q4 Story Critique Exchange?

Always
by RSchibler
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 285
Views: 9375

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

My story is mostly finished. I've gotten some excellent help and critiques from those wiser than I and it's ready to go. Going to let it sit a few days, give it a final polish about the 20th, and submit. Good luck everyone!
by RSchibler
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

Enjoyable. Very interesting discussion about the difference between short stories and novels related to another post the other day. I read short stories but not nearly as often as I do novels. I really enjoyed hearing them talk about what they’re looking for too - the biggest thing I heard is what M...
by RSchibler
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Who are the current judges for the contest right now?
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Who are the current judges for the contest right now?

I don't think they're revealed until after the quarter is complete. At least, I've never seen an updated quarterly list.
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I think that qualifies as a peep. In past quarters, I'd have guessed that meant results within a week or two. Now I think it means within a month or so. But here's hoping for a quick quarter!
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

It's funny, I lived in Colorado until I was 23 and I don't think I've ever been to Garden of the Gods. Given my split interest in short stories and my drive to become a published novelist, I know Superstars would be a great opportunity for me. Personally, there's little I've found as far as craft go...
by RSchibler
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters on Paid Market Submissions
Replies: 15
Views: 992

Re: Cover Letters on Paid Market Submissions

I do what Wulf suggests. One sentence and a salutation. That’s it. When I have more to say, I’ll say it. I personally cringe when the ask for a bio - I’m just not good at those!
by RSchibler
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Every quarter is the biggest. The competition just keeps getting stiffer!
by RSchibler
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1591
Views: 47101

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

His word-association writing prompt game is very similar to how I come up with stories, which I find striking. Letting the mind wander and make subconscious connections must connect to something innate in us. I struggle with the joyful first draft. My first novel was absolutely like that, until abou...
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 568
Views: 21843

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Given how long the last quarter took, I suspect we're looking at October for results. Q4 is the fastest, because they need to get things sorted for the awards ceremony and book printing, but given how fast the contest is growing, I think we need to adjust our twitch times back 4-6 weeks. Send your o...
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 21206

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I started dreaming about a character (cliche I know) and decided I had to write her story. Then I found out I wasn’t all that good at writing - so I wrote a short story to practice. That was also terrible. So I wrote another one, finished the book, edited it, wrote another story. Somewhere along the...
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 986

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

I recently broke 400,000 words! I’ve gotta be getting better, right?
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What do you do with stories when you can't find a suitable market?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: What do you do with stories when you can't find a suitable market?

When my stories have made the rounds of all the suitable markets, I just save them. If a suitable anthology comes up, I want to have them available. Since I'm still a very new writer, though, I don't have many! Some of my very early stories, the ones I cringe to think I sent to places like F&SF,...
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83166

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Weird. I have nothing from you. I’ll keep checking and let you know if it shows up.

Correction, I have one message from you from Aug 7 and nothing since.
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83166

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Did you get mine Dustin? I haven’t received yours.
by RSchibler
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1591
Views: 47101

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

I am thoroughly enjoying my vacation. I've been hard at work on a novel while sitting on my folks' back porch in beautiful Colorado weather. Not looking forward to returning to Texas weather! Here is the updated list. I believe you're right, Wulf, and we're up to #33. #0: Proper manuscript format fo...
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1591
Views: 47101

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

Hey I’m on vacation in Colorado! wotf001 I’ll post an updated list later.
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83166

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Yayay! Me first!
by RSchibler
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

If it's not the one I've already seen I'll give it a look.

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