Search found 615 matches

by Strycher
Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

Oh Stephen Mazur! What must I do? Write better fiction, you say? wotf012 Right.
by Strycher
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

AMcCarter wrote:Bah! My stories are too long to send to Clarkesworld.


wotf005 This. I've only got like 4 or 5 rejections from them because most of my stories are too long.
by Strycher
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:04 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

DSF had a line at the end of all my submissions for several months running "This one was an almost for us." on my rejections. I started to think they put it on every submission, so I sent in something crappy to see, but the line was not there. Yeah, that's their upper tier form. Also, fou...
by Strycher
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

bobsandiego wrote:What is this a saving throw?


87, at least. The trick is that the entries get better each year, so the saving throw is forever increasing.
by Strycher
Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 20083

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Me too, me too! Rejection.
by Strycher
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127221

Re: Cover Workshop

I think the byline stands out a lot better now, but I don't think you need a tagline for epub and the latest one is super-duper generic sounding to me.
by Strycher
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127221

Re: Cover Workshop

I've been playing at cover-making. Here is the first serious attempt! The story meant to go inside it isn't very good wotf019 , it was my first HM, and at only 3200 words it's a bit short. But let me know what you think of the cover, including "A Tragedy from Mercury" which I'm not sure a...
by Strycher
Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Multiple submissions...
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

Re: Multiple submissions...

Just to be clear, being a finalist doesn't mean you place or win. Eight finalists are chosen each quarter by the coordinating judge, and three of these are then chosen as winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) for the quarter by the judge panel (usually pro writers.) Once you make it to these top 3 spot...
by Strycher
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Multiple submissions...
Replies: 6
Views: 4626

Re: Multiple submissions...

You can be a Finalist multiple times. If you're a Finalist, your story may be selected for publication. You can only go on to win once ever, period. The winning story will be published and then you're no longer eligible to complete in the contest. If you win, any other pending stories you have in an...
by Strycher
Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 68070

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Also, he voices the dragon in The Hobbit movie. (Humorous if you know that the dude playing Bilbo also played Watson on the BBC's Sherlock.)
by Strycher
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 68070

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Kary English wrote:Not since Antonio Banderas has anyone made my knees go weak like Benedict Cumberbatch does. *swoons*


wotf019

I'm just thankful that Alan Rickman's Amazing Voice is so powerful that it found a host in the new generation.
by Strycher
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

::shakes fist:: Damn you Stephen! What do I have to do to make you love me?

(Actually, I do have a rejection from Lisa Rogers as well.)
by Strycher
Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864023

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have received an acceptance for a novelette at the Grantville Gazette Universe Annex. This will be my first SFWA qualifying sale. It should appear in the January or March issue.

The story began life during last year's October Madness that Tina and I did together.


YAY! Congratulations!
by Strycher
Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

LDWriter2 wrote:I don't know if Stephen still works there or not.


Got a rejection from him yesterday.
by Strycher
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

MJNL wrote:Have to ween myself off of Duotrope...grumble grumble grumble...


This. Sigh.
by Strycher
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Last Minute Q1 Exchange, Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: Last Minute Q1 Exchange, Anyone?

s_c_baker wrote:"last minute"!?

And here I haven't even started yet. wotf019


Yep. wotf017
by Strycher
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 217381

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Delli wrote: (Pregnancy, baby who is now 10weeks old, + 3 year old, + 21month old, got married....yadda yadda)


Congratulations!
by Strycher
Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 127221

Re: Cover Workshop

And that shows what a professional cover designer brings to the table, I guess. Nobody -- not here, and not anyone I've asked in person -- chose B. Their reasons have differed, but every single one of them chose A. B was my design. A was designed by my nephew, who's a cover designer for a local pub...
by Strycher
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864023

Re: Success!

Congrats Rebecca!
by Strycher
Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864023

Re: Success!

I know this got mentioned in another thread, but since it's now official and available, thought I'd post here! My alternate history short story, "The Maltese Crux" got picked up by The Grantville Gazette. As an added bonus, my story inspired the cover art! Available here in most formats: ...
by Strycher
Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864023

Re: Success!

Just thought I'd point out that Rebecca's name is featured on the cover Penumbra has up on Duotrope right now. Squee!

Image
by Strycher
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 217381

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Dustin Adams wrote:Wreck it Ralph much?
I hear that one's pretty good.

World of Warcraft?
Billion dollars much?


Knights of the Old Republic
Uncharted
Mass Effect
Metal Gear Solid
Assassin's Creed
Portal
by Strycher
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 783
Views: 217381

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Jennifer Hicks wrote:"This felt like a video game." Ouch.


Some of my favorite stories take place in video games. They're not all Mario Kart.
by Strycher
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4043
Views: 864023

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:I'm up at Every Day Fiction today!
Got time for a short flash?
http://www.everydayfiction.com

(Here's the permanent link) http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-gift ... tin-adams/


Yay! Congrats, Dustin!
by Strycher
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 16094

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

HM
by Strycher
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 68070

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

LDWriter2 wrote:At the movies not TV and you probably have heard this but

DisneyStarWars


I know the internet is in turmoil and thinks this is the end of the world, but I'm like "Hey! More Star Wars movies! wotf007 "
by Strycher
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027515

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Isto wrote:Has Martin gone back into hiding?


Maybe. I saw him lurking earlier . . .
by Strycher
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

dantzel wrote:he doesn't try to get me to stop writing, unless he's super super bugged about how the house is looking


I thought you worked insane hours?
by Strycher
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1174
Views: 238117

Re: Five Minute Rant

T. Thulander wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I just realized: Dantzel's husband is... Sheldon Cooper! wotf013


He can't be, because I'm positive that Sheldon Cooper is my boss. The whole office has a vision of pulling a Penny and slamming the door in his face.


wotf015 Dantzel is your boss's wife?!
by Strycher
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1027515

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Imagination Vortex wrote:Yes, whenever someone writes a post about how the wait is killing them, I laugh and think to myself, if only they knew.


This. This all day. My forehead is red from headdesk.

Go to advanced search