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by amoskalik
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: STRING OF TEN CONTEST
Replies: 18
Views: 4447

Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

OK, I'm in the AE micro contest as well.
by amoskalik
Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: STRING OF TEN CONTEST
Replies: 18
Views: 4447

Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

Thanks for this. I've been meaning to get back into flash and this was a fun challenge. I've just submitted my entry.
by amoskalik
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 19
Views: 6640

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

I've only read V 28, v 30 and half of V 29 so far, but of those the most memorable was "My Name is Angela" (Harry Lang),

Gerald Warfield's "The Poly Islands" was an excellent read as well.
by amoskalik
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 113362

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

In my rejected story, the setting is quite normal (no spaceships, no enchanted forests or castles). My character believes she is cursed. When she explains to her confidant why, she expects to be called insane. Instead, he believes her. Then the curse strikes again...etc. As I look at my description...
by amoskalik
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 113362

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

It begins quite 'normally' and gets weird later. Thanks for the input. You see, some people like the slow burner, but Dave does not appear to be one. They do tell me it's a European writing trait and makes it harder for Europeans to sell in the US until they learn not to do it. This being the case,...
by amoskalik
Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 113362

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

Holds a fired up charcoal lighter high and sings softly, "I see a light." Please let it be the end of my current rewrite. By the way, do many R rewrites do any better the second time around? I've done a major rewrite of a story with a very flat ending. I've correct font and beefed up the ...
by amoskalik
Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 113362

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Kary English wrote:
amoskalik wrote:How about
5) Get transported to another dimension where WOTF doesn't exist (although the Jibber jabber Q1 29 thread would still be there.)


6) It's just a jump to the left...


7) And then a step to the riiiight


Ha ha, I didn't pick up on that one at first.

8) but it's the pelvic thrust ...
by amoskalik
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 113362

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

How about
5) Get transported to another dimension where WOTF doesn't exist (although the Jibber jabber Q1 29 thread would still be there.)
by amoskalik
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I should try to write 100 word stories again as a warm up exercise ... Dandelion Dreams With a puff, the girl set the seeds free. They burst forth in a white cloud, floating in the cool morning air. Most drifted down to disappear into the dewy grass, but the one with ambition caught the first breeze...
by amoskalik
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

When did I become the kind of writer that wastes 1100 words at the start of a short story on atmospheric scene setting and description? I used to get dinged by readers for a lack of detail and description because I was so focused on my plot and this past week at my writers group meeting I read out ...
by amoskalik
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 51
Views: 13935

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Got an R. wotf017 (this story was a long shot.)
by amoskalik
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sadly, Aaron, that awful movie had a lot to answer for. You don't want to get me started on how unhistorical it was and not a lot of Scots are familiar with anything beyond romantic fiction. Suffice it to say that, after I watched it, my comment to Mrs Ishmael was a single two-syllable word of whic...
by amoskalik
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The economics of an independent Scotland makes no sense. They don't even know what currency they're going to have for goodness sakes. And yes, as Ishmael says, there's already been evidence of business fleeing the country. And yes, Martin, currently Scotland does very well as it gets more money per...
by amoskalik
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

And I'm posting here because I'm worried sick and struggling to remain my usual charming, calm and personable self. I'm not sure where else to go or what else to do. Today is referendum day in Scotland. Tomorrow morning I could wake up to find that the place I have called home for decades is about ...
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 9338

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

I recently ran across this thread. I have no intention of reigniting a debate that most of the participants would likely agree is best put to bed, but I did want to say that if all public discourse was done at this level, the world would be a far more civil and productive place. I am in awe of all o...
by amoskalik
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Re: Frozen

I think you nailed it. I watched the movie a little closer after I made my first post and it was quite clear that Elsa had the killer dress, while Anna could have been anyone from the period. She didn't stand out. Anna did have more personality, but so did all her cohorts. Again, the more stoic Elsa...
by amoskalik
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Frozen
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

Frozen

First, I'd like to admit that, yes, I am way behind the curve on pop culture. My four year old daughter, like all four year daughters everywhere, has become a Frozen fanatic. She can sing all the songs from heart (and in tune). She is planning her fifth birthday with a Frozen theme. None of this is ...

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