Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

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Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 pm

Q3, 2018 - Volume 35

April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:41 pm

...Well, crap.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:10 pm

For about an hour I felt ahead of things. So, you know, thanks.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:44 pm

On the bright side, I have half an idea for a story. Just need to figure out the missing bits. XD
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:09 pm

INSPIRATION HAS STRUCK.

Okay, really, what happened is that I accidentally left my phone on the kitchen table today instead of taking it with me to work, so I was bored on my lunch break and ended up figuring out how to start writing a story I've been trying to puzzle out for months.

The moral of this story: I need to spend less time on my phone. wotf019
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:28 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:The moral of this story: I need to spend less time on my phone. wotf019


Seriously, though! I've recently taken up walking every day, and I don't use my phone, I don't have the internet, and I don't even listen to music. It's amazing what a brain will do when it doesn't have other things taking up its bandwidth.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:31 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:The moral of this story: I need to spend less time on my phone. wotf019


Seriously, though! I've recently taken up walking every day, and I don't use my phone, I don't have the internet, and I don't even listen to music. It's amazing what a brain will do when it doesn't have other things taking up its bandwidth.

wotf015


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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby jficke13 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:41 pm

+1 sometimes I drive in silence and just... think... let the mind go places. Who knows what you might find.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Hits the alarm...with one of those Harley Quin sledge hammers.

"GROUNDHOG DAY! Here we are again!"

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby pcmccollum » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:19 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Hits the alarm...with one of those Harley Quin sledge hammers.

"GROUNDHOG DAY! Here we are again!"


*cue Sonny and Cher music* <-- Hopefully someone gets this. Otherwise, wotf017 .
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:45 am

I got it!!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby pcmccollum » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I got it!!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:14 pm

I got it. And then the next day, I got it. And then the next day, I got it. And then the next day, I got it. And then the next day...

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm

Okay, I'll be doing it. And I think the story has been written already. A new one, never sent out.

I said I think because I still will be writing short stories and its possible that I will write one I I like better before the middle of June.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby AmytheAuthor » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:39 pm

At a workshop, Dave and his son (cannot remember his name) discussed creating anchors. I picked up swimming in January and of course -didn't have my phone. So, my mind wandered all on its own... Then I started anticipating it and thinking intentionally of scenes I wanted to figure out or questions i wanted answered...

Results were awesome. So when I got the chance to escape my humans, I took my laptop to the pool and pounded out 3,000 words in 3 hours.

Now to get an indoor pool and patrons to make noise in my backyard...

Exercise also helps the brain perform better.

So maybe a good q3 goal is to leave the phone and exercise more? ;)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:57 am

AmytheAuthor wrote:At a workshop, Dave and his son (cannot remember his name) discussed creating anchors. I picked up swimming in January and of course -didn't have my phone. So, my mind wandered all on its own... Then I started anticipating it and thinking intentionally of scenes I wanted to figure out or questions i wanted answered...

Results were awesome. So when I got the chance to escape my humans, I took my laptop to the pool and pounded out 3,000 words in 3 hours.

Now to get an indoor pool and patrons to make noise in my backyard...

Exercise also helps the brain perform better.

So maybe a good q3 goal is to leave the phone and exercise more? ;)


I actually worked this into my morning routine. 1/2 hour on the treadmill listening to books on tape. Take shower while thinking about my WIP. Sit down and write for an hour.

My creative mind works best in the morning, but it needs to be fully awake. The exercise does that. The books on tape gives it something other than my WIP to chew on while it's waking up. It also feeds ideas for future stories.

I wish I could bang out 3000 words though. I'm lucky to get 300.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby AmytheAuthor » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:22 am

Oh yes, it was rare for me, first time it happened. Developing an anchor and getting ideas built up did that. And I got splashes on my computer to prove it. ;)

Congrats on writing each morning!

You may have a perfect storm some time too.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:00 pm

AmytheAuthor wrote:. Constantly writing in my mind, rarely getting it typed up.



For years that is how I wrote. I hardly ever typed out anything. A couple(literally) of times I tried I got stuck on which way the story should go, then it became too much like work.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html


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