Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:35 pm

I just read Dave's winning story in v3 On My Way To Paradise and a friend of the MC is garroted. When the MC arrives at the scene of the murder he sees the victim also suffered a stab wound to the chest.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:58 pm

As I said on another post long time since I have been here. But I will be trying another story. I probably will be almost late getting it sent in since I am doing NaNo this year.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:06 pm

So now to decide which story or which new one. Dave likes actions but it looks like a specific type of action even though he has stated it doesn't have to be violence. Not to mention a clear setting in the opening. Something different-for me anyway. Which doesn't leave much. There is one genre I have never done before, I have thought about doing anyway. Another flash done in a different genre I have only done one or two in. There are double or triple genre I could do. Have them crash together as Dean Wesley Smith told me to do once. Did that though. Maybe just what for me is just the basic story idea. Come to think of it I am not sure if I have ever sent one one of those two. Probably. wotf017
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:57 pm

I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:54 pm

Henckel wrote:I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:32 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Henckel wrote:I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)


I found a way to give my first scene greater conflict and tension. But in doing so, it "changed" how I needed to present the remainder of the story. All the action and T/Fs are still the same, but the eyes through which they're seen are now darker ... more blindly motivated.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:09 pm

Henckel wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
Henckel wrote:I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)


I found a way to give my first scene greater conflict and tension. But in doing so, it "changed" how I needed to present the remainder of the story. All the action and T/Fs are still the same, but the eyes through which they're seen are now darker ... more blindly motivated.

Good reason, that. wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:47 am

http://www.diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-58a-consequences-of-a-statistical-approach-towards-a-utilitarian-utopia-a-selection-of-potential-outcomes-by-matt-dovey A story by Writers of the Future Golden Pen winner Matt Dovey over on Diabolical Plots, the market that runs the submissions grinder. Something to inspire you while you wrap up your Q1s.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Jasmine Arch » Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:58 am

Me: Oh this story is as good as finished. Just one more quick line edit.
Me after aforementioned line edit: Yeah I'm going to rewrite the whole thing.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:37 am

Jasmine Arch wrote:Me: Oh this story is as good as finished. Just one more quick line edit.
Me after aforementioned line edit: Yeah I'm going to rewrite the whole thing.


Perhaps you need a 2nd (3rd, 4th..whatever) opinion.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:59 pm

Completed my rough draft for Q-1 today.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:21 pm

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Completed my rough draft for Q-1 today.



wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Andy Dibble » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:08 am

I'm happy to do critiques. Might ask you to critique my writing too. :) Can't promise I'll get through all of any 10k+ word monsters, but feel free to PM me.
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