Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

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Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:02 am

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:07 am

Thank you Dustin! I check my email every day...hoping that the results will come soon :)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:02 pm

Oh god, I am so not ready for Q3... wotf019 Love how you formatted your intro post, Dustin!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:32 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Oh god, I am so not ready for Q3... wotf019 Love how you formatted your intro post, Dustin!


Yeah, how do you create the large font like that, Dustin?

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:54 am

In the full editor and preview there's one drop down box in the formatting section above the text window. It says normal. Click it and you get options.

I like starting the next quarter each time. I try to do it on the first day of the final month of the previous quarter... This gives us 4 months for each quarter's story. (I was a little late this time.)

One of the most common questions we get is about the quarters' start and end times. So I thought I'd list them all from now on. Hopefully will help see the whole year at a glance. And I've been going back to old posts and listing the winners as well as the link to the full results.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:58 am

Dustin Adams wrote:In the full editor and preview there's one drop down box in the formatting section above the text window. It says normal. Click it and you get options.

I like starting the next quarter each time. I try to do it on the first day of the final month of the previous quarter... This gives us 4 months for each quarter's story. (I was a little late this time.)

One of the most common questions we get is about the quarters' start and end times. So I thought I'd list them all from now on. Hopefully will help see the whole year at a glance. And I've been going back to old posts and listing the winners as well as the link to the full results.

Awesomesauce. wotf010 wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:09 am

Thank you for your diligence, Dustin! wotf009
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:45 am

I find myself suddenly *very* ready for Q3, because I recently finished a story I've been trying to write for years. Might do one final round of edits before sending it in, but it is, for the most part, already done. I'll probably send as soon as the portal opens for Q3 so I can think on other things for awhile.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:20 am

Nice.
Martin subbed on the first day for many quarters. Although I think he did that so he would be in before pro-ing out. He won on his final allowable entry. wotf013

My Q3 is mostly written, but it's a mess. I desperately need eyes on it to say the WTF I've been hearing in my own mind for so long. I have to write the ending first, then I'll send it to my most gentle of readers. I bruise easily.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:25 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Nice.
Martin subbed on the first day for many quarters. Although I think he did that so he would be in before pro-ing out. He won on his final allowable entry. wotf013

My Q3 is mostly written, but it's a mess. I desperately need eyes on it to say the WTF I've been hearing in my own mind for so long. I have to write the ending first, then I'll send it to my most gentle of readers. I bruise easily.

I can be gentle. ...Which sounds very different than I meant it, now that I've typed it out. wotf019
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm

Last two quarters I had an idea ready in the bank for what I wanted to write and enter; this quarter I've got two ideas and I'm the worst person in the world when it comes to making decisions! =(
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:15 am

BeeW - write 'em both, see which one turns out better and send it in! :)
R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:44 am

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am

I understand Dustin. I am bad at nailing down decisions also. I was discussing that with Martin Shoemaker after his Instant Story presentation last night. wotf005
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Obi-Wan Nobody » Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:18 am

Already Q3? Damn, someone please tell Time to slow down...
(or skip directly to Q1 results).
36: Ø, R, Ø, R.
37: HM, R, R, R.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:40 am

So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:40 am

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:28 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3 . . . And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

wotf015 You, my dear, are the epitome of an overachiever. Way.To.Go!
And I can only say this, to that . . . I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy.
But I"m trying - just started my outline for Q3 this morning.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:46 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.



Dang, you're really making it happen!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:06 pm

Ha! Y'all mark my words - if peony doesn't pro out first, she's going to win someday.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:18 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

Now you can join the small club of those who have had 3 stories in at one time. wotf024

Note: This does not include me with my entries sliding in at the last minute
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:05 pm

DragonChef wrote: wotf015 You, my dear, are the epitome of an overachiever.

Believe me, this is not business as usual. wotf001
Henckel wrote:Dang, you're really making it happen!

Honestly? I'll be shocked if this ever happens again. wotf019
SwiftPotato wrote:Ha! Y'all mark my words - if peony doesn't pro out first, she's going to win someday.

Either way, it's a win in my book. wotf007
JVAshley wrote:Now you can join the small club of those who have had 3 stories in at one time. wotf024

Indeed! *rushes to update signature*
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:18 am

Well, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:05 pm

TimE wrote:ell, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.

If you're like me you dive right in and call it work, even though it's not.
Learning what Kary and Dave like these days is of paramount importance.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby AlexH » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:11 pm

storysinger wrote:
TimE wrote:ell, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.

If you're like me you dive right in and call it work, even though it's not.
Learning what Kary and Dave like these days is of paramount importance.
Write on!

I'd say it is work, but enjoyable work at that. I'd read WotF even if I didn't want to be in it. The more I learn about writing, the more I learn what to look for when reading WotF stories.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Ayman » Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:53 pm

I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:22 pm

Ayman wrote:I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your first submission! wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:22 pm

Ayman wrote:I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.


It IS an accomplishment! You finished a story, overcame fear, and sent it out. Commit to doing that every quarter with a new story, and you'll be well on your way. Congrats!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:07 pm

My process for this quarter:
1. Take a few days to come up with as many unique story ideas as possible
2. Take the best four then plot the hell out of them
3. Take the best two and write them.
4. Use the force.
5. Eat ice cream.
6. Make my kids watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… for no good reason.
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(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:55 pm

Ayman wrote:I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.


It is an accomplishment to have finished and submitted. Well done. Keep entering,

I've only read the first 5 in Vol 36 so far, and I can see I need to stretch my imagination wider for future entries.
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