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by Strycher
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 27971

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

HM
by Strycher
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 981330

Re: Success!

Congrats Steve, Rebecca and Alex!
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Worldcon for Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 11274

Re: Worldcon for Beginners

Mike Resnick wrote:Not only is Kevin, who was autographing, at DragonCon this year -- but there's very little likellihood that Hal Clement or Charlile Brown, both listed in the program excerpt, will show up this year either. :-)


Bah! You and your logic!

(Thanks, by the way.)
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 268010

Re: Five Minute Rant

My 2-year-old decided that Old McDonald's farm only has cows. Consider how repetitive this choice made my day. ::palmface::
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 806
Views: 253305

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Nothing mixed here, but it IS almost success! Dear Martin, “Not Close Enough” is engaging and inspiring once it gets going, but that takes too long to happen. The first sections are rather slow, with excessive use of flashbacks and author explanation. If you can tighten and streamline those, I’d be...
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Is this a 'wandering' opening?
Replies: 27
Views: 8862

Re: Is this a 'wandering' opening?

Errrr. I was just applying the Ghost Pigs principle. wotf046

Which is meant for short stories, but you can boil down to: "Most interesting thing in front."
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 268010

Re: Five Minute Rant

I think at that point it might be a "I don't have space for this--but I don't want my competitors to get it either." or a "Huh, what's this manuscript doing underneath my filing cabinet?"
by Strycher
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Is this a 'wandering' opening?
Replies: 27
Views: 8862

Re: Is this a 'wandering' opening?

I do kinda think this is what he was talking about. I don't think you have to include that he's waiting. The description of him waiting, tells us that he's waiting. Removing that line and try reading it backwards: For Rennec, it started like a flit of shadow where no shadow should be, or like the sn...
by Strycher
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Humboldt Steve wrote:Steve the deuce

:palmface::

We could do it Futurama style with one called Steve1 and the other SteveA.
by Strycher
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 981330

Re: Success!

Strycher, I tried to imagine how many times I'd say the word "the" in my lifetime. (That was the kernel of the story.) I filtered everything down from there. Thanks for checking it out. wotf009 It interested me when he found the number of times he'd said "I love you," because my...
by Strycher
Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4179
Views: 981330

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:Hi all,

I'm up at Every Day Fiction today.
http://www.everydayfiction.com/
(link will change tomorrow)
Please enjoy responsibly.

D


Nice, Dustin! How'd you generate the statistics, if you don't mind me asking?
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 98265

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Dustin Adams wrote:Well, I'm gonna send mine because I knew her before she was famous. wotf001


Are we hipsters, now?

wotf005 Wish I had something to swap . . . Hey! Maybe I shouldn't be on the internet right now? wotf013
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:I'm kinda convinced now that Martin and I will be fated to duel over the Gold award ;)


That'd be epic. wotf003
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf006 I found more pretty on Duotrope!

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by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

AMcCarter wrote:Martin should have won too. Why are there only three slots? /sigh, picks up shovel Sorry Steve...


=P


wotf024 Run!
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 268010

Re: Five Minute Rant

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Strycher wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Haitian Vodoun zombie story?


Ah! So that's the mystery slightly-used-good-as-new-premise!


Bonus points for a great memory for cryptic comments!


I am an expert Rejectomancer! wotf001 (And no, this has not helped me win or finish my Q4 entry.)
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 268010

Re: Five Minute Rant

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Haitian Vodoun zombie story?


Ah! So that's the mystery slightly-used-good-as-new-premise!
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats, guys! Very well done! Maybe he did less semis this time around because he's trying to catch up quickly, and doing less critiques would help him with that? My thoughts exactly. He's behind and is trying to catch up. Question is how many will he do once he catches up? wotf017 If my understa...
by Strycher
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations to Tina!, Marina!, and Steve! Commiserations to the remaining finalists. Congrats Tina and Marina!!! I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;) Strycherina? Hmmm. I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;) Great idea! ...
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

preston wrote:We know who won 3rd.
But whose on 1st?


Naturally.

Do we have a second?


What.
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats, Steve! wotf010 Would they just announce it so I can get back to writing??? No. Suffer. (They seemed to say.) Beatings will continue until morale improves. (figurative, of course) Congrats, Steve! wotf010 Would they just announce it so I can get back to writing??? Maybe they're waiting unt...
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Isto wrote:
dantzel wrote:Congrats, Steve! wotf010

Would they just announce it so I can get back to writing???


Maybe they're waiting until THURSDAY.


wotf020
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

dantzel wrote:Congrats, Steve! wotf010

Would they just announce it so I can get back to writing???


No. Suffer.

(They seemed to say.)
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

trdixon wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Who doesn't need chocolate?


I'm with Donkeyface!!


Some need it now more than others. wotf018
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MJNL wrote:No messing. Total truth.


Eek! Congrats to Steve---though all I can think is "Oh noes!! Who needs chocolate?" wotf005
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Travesty wrote:assuming there are winners


greenroom wrote:Lol. Can you imagine? The Judges have read through the 8 finalists and decided that none are worthy. Better luck next time.


Due to inclimate weather, Q1 has been canceled. wotf006
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

greenroom wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Nope. Informed. Q1 is done. Watch for the announcement.

And no, I'm not saying.


Just to move it to its proper place... (and to get one last post in on the longest thread ever).


He's got to be messing with us.

Trust broken, Martin!
by Strycher
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 146062

Re: Cover Workshop

Jess wrote:I think with the background color coming in a little, you could just use the white text. The name jumps out a lot more in this one, for instance.


True that.
by Strycher
Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Er . . . Hope I didn't sound snobby. "Homecoming" made my get all weepy, so I've been looking for an excuse to repost it. I've stopped worrying about it. It makes me jumpy. To be fair, I didn't know who a lot of these guys were either. I've never been much of a fan of some of the deep gen...
by Strycher
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1127711

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

jdbrink wrote:and i won't embarrass myself by admitting that i don't know who that is.
gower21 wrote:No worries! I didn't know who half the big names were until I started hanging out on this board.
s_c_baker wrote:I'd never heard of him until I joined these forums either, Jeremy.


Er . . . Hope I didn't sound snobby. "Homecoming" made my get all weepy, so I've been looking for an excuse to repost it.

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