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by austinDm
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

Congrats to Jennifer, Preston, and anyone I've missed recently.
by austinDm
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024710

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations, Elinor (and Gator)!
by austinDm
Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Different Methods of Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 3320

Re: Different Methods of Writing

I agree with soulmirror: to each writer his(her) own. Personally, I've found that I do my best work when I write first drafts longhand. One benefit of this is that by the time I have my first electronic copy, it's already been through at least one round of revision. I also know people who dictate th...
by austinDm
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

Congrats, Preston! And a cover story to boot. wotf009
by austinDm
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024710

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I just checked and apparently my most active topic is Q3 from this year. wotf015 Looks like I have some catching up to do.
by austinDm
Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024710

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Most active topic:Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
(97 Posts / 9.25% of your posts)


I have clearly been delinquent. Not even 100 posts in this thread. Horror!

You're almost there! Have faith!
by austinDm
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88586

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I think Egyptian Mythology might take a bit more research than I have time for atm. I know a little on the subject, but not that much. Then again, I said something similar about winter...
by austinDm
Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88586

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I'm in for the Winter issue as well. Good luck to everyone.
by austinDm
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 77271

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

I can see it! I am really can! An entire plot based on Five More Minutes. Of course, to work on that, I would have to set Nick Aames aside for a while... wotf013 Don't you dare! You're going to make me have to glue your fingers to the keyboard, aren't you? Don't worry: nobody sets Nick Aames aside!...
by austinDm
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 77271

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Oh, that's right. Austin was the instigator of chao-- I mean, he was our inspiration. And on that note: Martin. Do it. Dooooo it. I second that motion. I can see it! I am really can! An entire plot based on Five More Minutes. Of course, to work on that, I would have to set Nick Aames aside for a wh...
by austinDm
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 67248

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

wellsdesigned wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Hey, Ringworld miniseries


I hope Syfy doesn't do to Ringworld what they did to Riverworld. wotf23


Or Earthsea. From what I heard, that was pretty bad.
by austinDm
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 118930

Re: Analog Submissions

On Resnick's advice: He generally has good advice and a reason for it and sometimes it's tailored to individuals. The reason he gave Martin I believe is going to fit Martin's situation specifically. It might not be one size fits all advice. It might also work for others. Best thing to do when you c...
by austinDm
Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

Very nice, Dawn! Congrats!
by austinDm
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 77271

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

: WotF Finalists tentatively coming in issue six: Martina Lostetter, Tina Smith, and Brian Trent. -- Mike Who is this Martina? Oh, wait, while at Worldcon did Martin, Tina, and I write a story together while in a late night delirium? Perhaps. I don't know-- it's all a blur. We totally should have! ...
by austinDm
Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 216148

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thanks everyone! The story is back out there, but all I can do is write more in the meantime. One of these days. wotf024

And congrats to everyone who's final rounding at Penumbra!
by austinDm
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88586

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I doubt I'm going to be able to get anything polished together in time for the Winter deadline, but if I make it one of my October Madness stories, December 1 should be feasible for Egyptian Mythology. Now, what to write about...
by austinDm
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 216148

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my first personal from Strange Horizons this morning. It seems like I've been getting personal rejections from several different markets lately (though none of the big three ... yet), so I suppose I'll take that as a good sign.
by austinDm
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

I'm kind of a little bit excited right now. I just made my first Pro Level sale. Mike Resnick bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. And yes, it was a WotF reject and I only added one word before sending it to him. Tina critted it for me way back before I subbed it to WotF. Thanks for the advi...
by austinDm
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

That's fantastic, Rebecca! wotf010 Congrats everyone!
by austinDm
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Good Places to Submit Stories
Replies: 15
Views: 3670

Re: Good Places to Submit Stories

I heard from a friend this week that Interzone is now taking e-subs.
by austinDm
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

Congrats Dustin! And Preston, that's fantastic!
by austinDm
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024710

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
KbRy wrote:Oh geez, has anyone told you folks that you are a teeny bit crazy? wotf008


A teeny bit? She don't know us vewwy well, do she?


And she even met several of us in person.
by austinDm
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88586

Re: Penumbra Submissions

And I wonder about the Asimov one, if someone could simply write a tale about robots and the 3 laws. I suppose that would be honoring him... And you read my mind how? I fear there may be a few of these! Which is why you should do something different to stand out from the pack. Maybe base it on Foun...
by austinDm
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861220

Re: Success!

I'm a little late, but congrats on the acceptance, Rebecca!
by austinDm
Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 499957

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome and congrats! An HM is a great achievement and means you're definitely on the right track with the contest.
by austinDm
Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 499957

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, all. I just discovered this forum a few days ago and love the rabid passion and advice all over the place! I can tell I'm going to learn a lot here. I live in Atlanta and just celebrated my second anniversary as a fiction writer. Two of the most exhilarating and exhausting years of my life. I'm...
by austinDm
Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 770
Views: 216148

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Received a personal rejection from tor.com. They had pulled it aside for further consideration because of the "interesting premise & smooth prose" but had a hard time identifying with the main character (she has Aspergers, but my fault for not making that clear). This story was my V30...
by austinDm
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 499957

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, C.M.! It's nice to meet you too.
by austinDm
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024710

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

At least Kitty is preoccupied over at the Q3 thread. I don't think this place could handle another alternate persona.
by austinDm
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 499957

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Naomi! This is a great community for those wanting to learn craft and technique, so you've definitely come to the right place. wotf007

And welcome back, Laurie!

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