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by amyhg
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862269

Re: Success!

My story, The Broken Karwaneer , is now free to read on Beneath Ceaseless Skies! Check it out: http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/the-broken-karwaneer/ Just read it. Thoroughly enjoyed it too! Beautifully written. Did you use a similar style with your winning story? I look forward to re...
by amyhg
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 2964

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

I have my desk tucked in a corner where I get lots of natural light, with the bird feeder outside the window so I can watch the birds bird while I'm searching for the right word. *cue music* A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word... (wish they had a dancing emoticon) Agreed on the view o...
by amyhg
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 2964

Writing Room/Office/Space

I couldn't find another discussion on this topic so hopefully I'm not rehashing a discussion. About six weeks ago, my husband started working from home. We've done this before and already had a space allotted for a home office. However, over the last three years of him working out of the home, I kin...
by amyhg
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Surprise Endings
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: Surprise Endings

I think this is something that comes from experience and study. I think one of the best ways to achieve it is to study the archetypal (and often cliche) plot/character evolutions being used in popular books. Some of the best twists I've seen make it seem like the story is going that way and then, in...
by amyhg
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 4405

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

As entertaining as the irony is, Beverlyalcock is spamming a custom essay writing service.
by amyhg
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 4405

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

Pretty sure dalept4 is spamming porn...
by amyhg
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 3792

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

Dustin Adams wrote:I believe KD Wentworth's story was the shortest win at 2k.


Wow. I get the impression that you're the WOTF Anthology guru. Out of curiosity, how many volumes have you read?
by amyhg
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Diabolical Plots (July 2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 1590

Diabolical Plots (July 2017)

Just a head's up, Diabolical Plots is opening up for submissions next month!

http://www.diabolicalplots.com/guidelines/

Happy writing!
by amyhg
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 34114

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

FYI, just posted a blurb on my Q1 Rank Analysis conclusions. Love to get a discussion rolling on it if y'all want to take a look: viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2545.

Amy
by amyhg
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 34114

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in. June 14th. O_O

Now I gotta jump on Q4 because I got 7 weeks before these babies are due. Crunch time!
by amyhg
Sat May 20, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 13066

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

Just an FYI. I've got a story in the Critters cue this week (until the 24th) for any critters out there. My first attempt at a light fantasy short story. Look for me name: Amy Henrie Gillett. ;)
by amyhg
Thu May 18, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 34114

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I think I've finally decided on what story to send it. Now I just need to finish the meat of the climax (trying to brain storm some new cool twist for the magic system that will wow readers--yeah, brain having a hard time with that one so I skipped it and wrote the end of the climax instead. Well, a...
by amyhg
Tue May 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 29
Views: 5190

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

Up until a few months ago, I always thought I was an outline writer. You know, plan the beginning, middle, end -- double check themes, conflict, and character story arch. sub-headings. sub-headings of sub-headings. Bullet points. Looked something like this: 1. instigating conflict A. main character ...
by amyhg
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 13066

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I came across your story "The Space Between Souls" in this week's manuscripts. It's not as bad as you think. I hope you're able to get re-inspired on it and find it a good home. ;) I have one coming up in the cue next week so look for one by Amy Henrie Gillett if you want to return the fav...
by amyhg
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Key learnings that make a difference!
Replies: 6
Views: 1929

Re: Key learnings that make a difference!

I was introduced to WOTF March of last year so I've spent the last year making drastic changes to my writing technique and learning new techniques. I've dabbled in writing for a long time and took a Creative Writing course in college, but the last year has made quite a difference. Some of things I'v...
by amyhg
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500599

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! I am very excited to finally be a member of the forum. I've been stalking this forum weekly for the last year waiting for it to get fixed. Honestly, it's some of the best evening entertainment I've found. Plus, the resources and advice are unparalleled. "So... my name is Amy, and...

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