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by michaeljwyantjr
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221077

Re: Five Minute Rant

Got a rejection today... yet another in a long string of form rejections. I know these folks don't have time to spare for lowly folks like me, but this one tripped me up and got me in a funk all damned day. You asked for a specific style of story, I provided said story in that style (and really like...
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I ended up writing a story that makes me giggle today... I’ll edit it and send it in tomorrow. We’ll see how it goes. :)
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I've never written comedic spec before... but hell, I could use a laugh. Throwing something together now. Thanks for the heads up!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805556

Re: Success!

Congratulations Ishmael!

If you enjoy writing other genres and people are buying them, I don't see why not. You can always slip a little speculative element into everything if you get the itch, just remember to wrap it up with a nice "logical" bow at the end. ;)
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better. Yep. Happens to the best of us. Received my first R in years, so I’m right there with you. Time to get your story out and in...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 25
Views: 2057

Re: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35

Picked up my first R in years.

Prepare for the flood and congrats to the winners!
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Looks like it’s Thursday.

Just got my R for Q1.
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

jficke13 wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...


Which is my lucky day! Let’s get it on!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2505
Views: 463092

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Alex, though fair warning: if you keep this up Matt’s going to start blushing. ;)
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

He’s a pretty straight-shooting guy, so...

*sighs and heads back off to write Q3 story...*

Thanks Jon.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

(Also... yes, please)
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Dammit Jon, don’t tease us.
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: 8136

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: 19186

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: 19186

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: 8136

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: 313

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: 4001
Views: 805556

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: 19186

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: 8136

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: 2505
Views: 463092

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: 19186

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: 19186

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: 19186

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: 189
Views: 63049

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: 19186

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: 4001
Views: 805556

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: 4001
Views: 805556

Re: Success!

Congratulations!

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