Silver Honorable Mention Crits

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vjalrik
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Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Postby vjalrik » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 pm

I've been following the "What's a Silver Honorable Mention..." thread over on the Contest board, and the discussion about SHMs being well positioned to be revised into finalists made me want to blow the dust off mine from a few quarters ago. I did a pretty thorough revision back then and sent it out to a few places, but I've never resubmitted a piece to WOTF before and want to try my luck. My question is: should I get the original SHM critted, so I can be sure to address whatever Dave felt was missing, or the revision, which I like better but has become a different story? Both would of course be best, but it's hard to objectively review a piece when you've already read another version of it. I'd appreciate any thoughts on which you think is a better approach, and definitely PM me if you'd be willing to take a crack at one or the other.

Thanks!
-Van
V33 (-- HM SHM R), V34 (SF R R HM), V35 (HM R Q3-Pending)
Latest sold stories (9 total):
"The Right Decision," Digital Science Fiction, Dec. 21, 2016
"Fossil Fuel," Helios Quarterly Magazine, Dec. 13, 2016

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Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:17 am

I'd probably recommend having the new version critted, so you can see if it needs further improvement.
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
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Dustin Adams
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Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:03 am

The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.
2x Finalist
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Eight EDF stories. DSF: Flash1. Flash2. Short Story. My Semi-F

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Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Postby vjalrik » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 am

Dustin Adams wrote:The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.

That'd be great, thanks!
V33 (-- HM SHM R), V34 (SF R R HM), V35 (HM R Q3-Pending)
Latest sold stories (9 total):
"The Right Decision," Digital Science Fiction, Dec. 21, 2016
"Fossil Fuel," Helios Quarterly Magazine, Dec. 13, 2016

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Dustin Adams
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Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:28 pm

Cool.
Want to send me a PM with your e-mail address?
2x Finalist
1x Semi
2x Silver
9x HM
Eight EDF stories. DSF: Flash1. Flash2. Short Story. My Semi-F


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