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by czing
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 232240

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Second round at Clarkesworld sounds pretty fantastic to me. I'm planning to try it out with my Q4 (unless of course it ends up being a winner :) )
by czing
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4132
Views: 923005

Re: Success!

Congratulations. And I love that title Lavender Footsteps.
by czing
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 17409

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I don't think forgiveness is low hanging fruit. I think someone actually able to forgive for something like that has all kinds of depth to it. But I went to a conference where one of the sessions was on forgiveness and our society's tendency to put it up on a pedestal as the be all and end all enlig...
by czing
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2746
Views: 538582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Ekpeki. At some point I'm sure you will be slushing away something of mine (those publications are on my list to submit to :) )

Best of luck with your WoTF entry and congrats on the sale!
by czing
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2746
Views: 538582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Nice idea, but most publications consider posting to a public forum actual publication. As such, you could not offer first rights--they were used up. Additionally, you might wish to send some of those stories in to WotF. Again, if you've displayed them publicly, it would bring into question how bli...
by czing
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2746
Views: 538582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, I'm Carolyn Ivy Stein and I live in Memphis, TN. I write science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and mystery. I also write game supplements. I submitted to the previous two quarters and have made it my goal to submit something every quarter. I'm also working on a challenge this year of wr...
by czing
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25696

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

In other news... Do you have any Reccomendations. I'm looking for publisher for my novelette. It got HM last year in Q3. It's 15600 words. Sci Fi. It's an unorthodox love story set in amidst a futuristic jailbreak. An has a unique mind bender of an ending. Complex and poetic. I'm not fussed about b...
by czing
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 17409

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'll have my Q3 ready to submit tomorrow. nothing left but three and a half months of anxiety and twitching waiting for results. I've got a super great idea for Q4, but have found a rare motivation for a novel that's been on hold for almost a year. I'm pounding out almost 2k words a day. And I'm sc...
by czing
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 17409

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thanks :)
by czing
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 17409

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I have two stories ready to go. Might give each of them a quick once over before I decide which one to submit. I know some folks advise waiting until later to submit to give more time to work on it - but I am going to turn my attention to either editing one of my novels or writing a new one so there...
by czing
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2746
Views: 538582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome everyone, from another newbie. The contest questions thread had a whole lot of useful and interesting information in it. In case you are looking to know more about the contest :)
by czing
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25696

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Searched for it on Netflix - found out it was on Prime. Damn. I like everything Gaiman writes. Pratchett - not so much. Sheen and Tennant tend to add something to a part. We are opposites. Love Pratchett but Gaiman is very hit or miss for me. But Good Omens is delightful so I guess together is good.
by czing
Fri May 31, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Starting with a Dateline
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Starting with a Dateline

As a reader I have absolutely no problem with it. It sets the stage easily and quickly.
by czing
Thu May 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Online Workshop Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Online Workshop Thread

Would anyone be interested in doing a sort of online informal workshop type of thread together? I was thinking if people were interested we could use a couple of podcasts from Writing Excuses as a basis (Season 10 https://writingexcuses.com/category/season/season-10/). Then share our thoughts and or...
by czing
Thu May 30, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 101
Views: 7856

Re: 4 in 36

Ideas and characters usually show up somewhere else. I'm a firm believer in recycling. Haha :) Me too actually. Unfortunately sometimes during revisions I recycle in a great sentence or idea just a paragraph or two before it originally appeared while thinking it was a fresh idea to add in that spot...
by czing
Wed May 29, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 101
Views: 7856

Re: 4 in 36

TimE hopefully whatever new idea you work on for Q3 will go nice and smooth. And who knows, once that other idea percolates in the back of your brain for a while maybe it will end up almost writing itself at some future date (just with fixes that you don't see right now).
by czing
Wed May 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Anyone up for a 750 word read?
Replies: 7
Views: 605

Re: Anyone up for a 750 word read?

I'd be game
by czing
Wed May 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 101
Views: 7856

Re: 4 in 36

I wish I had planned around doing this. But I missed submitting anything in Q2 because I hadn't really started participating or giving much thought to how valuable it could be to work with that kind of goal in mind. Besides I had pretty much all my finished stories out on submission at that time. Bu...
by czing
Sun May 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25696

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I don't think anyone could predict what would happen next in my Q2 entry. I didn't know as I was writing it! But my Q3 ideas are too predictable. Think I need to start again. Predictable delivered in a unique way with characters people care about can work very well (in my opinion at least). I've en...
by czing
Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25696

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Is it bad that I just want it to be July so I can enter for Q4 because maybe that would inspire me to get my rear in gear to make sure I have something for next Q1. Although I admit I'd really like it if I could just win Q3 or Q4 then anything after that would just go into the submission rounds :)
by czing
Fri May 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1556

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

Ursula LeGuin talked about something that comes to my mind with what you said. She said sometimes if it isn't flowing/working it could be an issue with the tense or it could be you are writing 1rst person and you need to be 3rd or vice versa etc. I am almost certainly messing up what she said. But I...
by czing
Tue May 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 25
Views: 3675

Re: Helpful Writing Links

I think I haven't seen the recordings of Brandon Sanderson's lectures at BYU in this thread yet: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLH3mK1NZn9QqOSj3ObrP3xL8tEJQ12-vL . Awesome stuff! And if you are after other Sanderson content with a variety of other fantastic authors https://writingexcuses.co...
by czing
Tue May 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 9193

Re: Contest Questions

I mean the prize money would be great but this really sounds like much more than just a "cherry on top".

By the way Wulf Moon - I really enjoyed your story in V 35.
by czing
Mon May 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 25
Views: 3675

Re: Helpful Writing Links

Interesting resource especially if you have some historical aspects and need to understand the background of words

https://www.etymonline.com/
by czing
Mon May 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 9193

Re: Contest Questions

Thanks for the speedy reply disgruntledpeony!

Adds an extra level to the big dreaming :)
by czing
Mon May 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 9193

Re: Contest Questions

This is certainly putting the cart before the horse but I have a question about the prizes. It looked to me (after doing a little searching) - that there is a workshop for 12 writers and 12 illustrators - I assume that is the top 3 each quarter. But despite assuming I have the following questions if...
by czing
Mon May 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 33998

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well done to that HM to SF story - and thanks for sharing (gives folks like me hope)

And nice job on the finalist - and someone noted that is two in a row?? That must feel downright fantastic!

Kudos to both of you.
by czing
Thu May 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 25696

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I got that V35 and read the intro and realize that my Q3 piece doesn't really have much of a chance I suspect. I still think it is a good story but just isn't likely right for this particular space. But maybe it will be good enough for an HM. So that is my hope right now - not the right fit but with...
by czing
Mon May 06, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2746
Views: 538582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi All, Relatively new here as well (also got caught up in the technical issues). I submitted for the first time in Q1 and got an HM! Submitted a different story for Q3. And have revised the one from Q1 after gathering some feedback and I have to say I thought it was good when I submitted it origina...
by czing
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 33998

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

My first submission was for this contest. I was happy to get an honorable mention. I have a different story in for Q3 and am editing this one for Q4 (had some good feedback from other sources and I know it can be a saleable piece once I work through these changes - even if it doesn't make it big in ...

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