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by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7686

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Yep! Mine went in on March 1st.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Writers who twitch together, uh... twitch together?
wotf017
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

*deep sigh*
Happy Thursday...

wotf004
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7686

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Friendly reminder: save yourself some stress and try to get it in the day before the deadline folks! The submission system always closes down early.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Middle of the Night Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Middle of the Night Writing

I've definitely had this happen. Recently I woke up with a start and proceeded to use the Scribble feature on my watch to text myself the idea instead of getting out of bed (it's cold up here and I didn't want to wake my wife). The next morning, I read it and it was nothing but gibberish thoughts. T...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800217

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Well, was right the first time. They come from mailer @ wizehive . com
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7686

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

RSchibler wrote:I'm in! Now I'm ready for results for Q1! I can't twitch on two for too long or I'll go batty.


Every incoming email sends a shock up my spine. Argh.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2471
Views: 459070

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to all the new forum folk! Welcome to Twitch Central.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

*taps foot at 226 bpm*
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Nope. We’re all just sitting here twitching... but at least we’re twitching together. wotf011
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Honorable Mention. :)
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62478

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

That reminds me, Zer0es by Chuck Wendig is really good if you're into modern speculative fiction (and care about technological accuracy in your hacker-culture fiction).
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

That's very interesting. My only question would be, since Dave has been the first reader of the contest for several years now, wouldn't he recognize the same story submitted more than once? I wonder if that would pre-bias his read of the rewrite. I imagine you're right. That said, I found it very u...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800217

Re: Success!

And that’s a fantastic story! Nice!
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800217

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Oh god... it just happened again...

*takes a short walk around the house to burn off stress*
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

It's March 1st and it's Thursday and an email from Joni just dropped in my inbox...

And it's a writer tips email.

Heart attack averted.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Yep. That’s not abnormal at all. I’ve done it myself.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

"Buckets of Caffeine" is my Alt-Synth-Inspired Cure cover band.
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800217

Re: Success!

Congrats!

This actually gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get my last HM back out there, so... thanks!
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Rules of Writing
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Rules of Writing

Hm... this made me think! I guess I do have a few rules I follow: 1. Outline in thirds (pantser here) 2. First drafts don't matter; follow that thread until it's dead. 3. Open each scene with a KAV cycle, no matter how short ( wotf011 ) 4. Love your main character or no one else will. 4a. Make them ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 137
Views: 7737

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

wotf024 My Q2 submission is in!

Now back to panicking about my Q1 results.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critiques by Ishmael
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Critiques by Ishmael

Just wanted to throw out a public "thank you" for the critique, Ishmael! wotf009
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 137
Views: 7737

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

Hey folks!

I'm sitting on an 8,680 word dystopian/sci-fi story if anyone is ready for an exchange.

Thanks!
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18500

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

He did mention it during one of the calls for the online classes around the same time. It wasn't 100% clear he'd finished and I don't remember exactly what he said, but I remember my takeaway was he'd finished. Is there a term for analyzing Dave's actions and public statements as it relates to WoTF?...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800217

Re: Success!

Pledged and ready for it!
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 137
Views: 7737

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

If you have a partial, I'd be down with taking a look if you'd like. Sometimes I find feedback helps kick me in the butt.

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