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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:40 pm

Woo hoo Patty!! Fantastic. Can't wait to read it! (I am a HUGE fan of Patty's fiction.)
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:45 pm

izanobu wrote:(though Daily SF can't be *that* picky, they've bought like 5 stories from me and I'm a hack...)


Hey! Stop that!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:22 am

Patty wrote:I appear to have sold my WOTF workshop 24-hour story to Analog.

Martin already picked up on this, but, hey, that *is* my name in Duotrope.

*blush*



Wow, a superfast story too. Congrats! wotf009
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:12 am

Congrats, Patty!

And I'm eagerly awaiting my first Lois Tilton evisceration, so you can color me jealous. :)

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:03 pm

Congratulations, Patty! It doesn't get any better than ANALOG. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Congratulations, Patty! I need the success in a 24-DAY story that you get from your 24-HOUR story! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:42 pm

soulmirror wrote:Congratulations, Patty! I need the success in a 24-DAY story that you get from your 24-HOUR story! wotf008


Heh. There are those who might answer: "Try a 24-hour story, Scott!" The point of the exercise (if I understand it correctly, since I haven't been there) is to demonstrate the power and liberation that comes when you emphasize creating over analyzing.

As I understand the exercise, it works like this... They give you a random object. They take you out on the street and have you interview a random passer-by. I'm not sure if you're after their life story or if you have particular questions to ask or what, but I know there's an interview involved. And then they give you a day "off". Do whatever you want to do, hang out in the bar, whatever you want... as long as in the morning you have a story that incorporates that random item and that random interview. By making it entirely random AND time-boxed, they eliminate a lot of notions about writing a story: that you have to have a great idea, that you have to think about it for a long time, that you have to research and plan and outline ad nauseum, etc. All you're left with is a couple of random elements, a couple of days of instruction and inspiration, and the knowledge that you're good enough to beat out thousands of other people to get to this workshop (which is something of a confidence booster). Now go to work! Don't try to make it perfect, just make it DONE!

Yes, the idea is pretty intimidating, but it teaches a lesson about applying butt to seat and brain to page. Or at least it seems to, since a lot of these stories seem to get published eventually.
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:57 pm

Dean & Kris do the same thing at the Anthology Workshop. We get an anthology theme during the workshop and have 24-hours to get it done. It was a lot of fun to do and there were some amazing stories written in the process.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Wed Jan 18, 2012 6:34 pm

kyle wrote:Congrats, Patty!

And I'm eagerly awaiting my first Lois Tilton evisceration, so you can color me jealous. :)


And here I thought reviewers came up with their comments by reading the story, not the entrails of the author. Silly me! wotf019

Note to self: lay off red meat and Twinkies prior to first evisceration.

Edit: Hmmm, if divination by reading entrails is called extispicy, then sacrificing the wrong chicken is exticrispy?
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Re: Success!

Postby Patty » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:09 am

LOL, Kyle, my first analysis by Lois went better than expected. She had some nice things to say about Party, with Echoes (Redstone SF, also free on Smashwords). I don't know that she'll view this one with the same positive lenses. It's--as she would say--a very Analog-ish story, and she doesn't seem to be overly enamoured with Analog.

Ah, well. *shrugs*

*I* am very happy about this. Not really sure I should worry too much about Lois.
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Re: Success!

Postby Delli » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:58 pm

Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007

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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:05 pm

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007


Congratulations! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007


Congratulations! That's awesome.
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Re: Success!

Postby mrmeadors » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:27 pm

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007



Congratulations!! Great news!
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:12 pm

YEAH!! Congrats. Sales are very nice :)

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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:23 pm

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007

YEEHA! Congratulations!

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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:47 pm

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007


W00t! Yeah, selling them longer stories is awesome. Makes for a nice payday. wotf011

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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:55 am

Congratulations, Delli! Yahoo! (Wait, I can still use that as an interjection without going to jail, right?)
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:42 am

Congrats to you, Delli! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:47 am

Congratulations, Delli!
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:56 am

What's your byline, so we'll know your stories when they pass the revue?
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Re: Success!

Postby WriteToLive » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:13 pm

Well, it's been 168 times around, but I finally hit the mark.

I've sold my first story! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:25 pm

WriteToLive wrote:Well, it's been 168 times around, but I finally hit the mark.

I've sold my first story! wotf007


YEEEEHAAAA!!!!! Congratulations! And congratulations on your persistence as well.
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:40 pm

Congratulations, Michael! Well done.
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:52 pm

And congratulations on your persistence as well.


Congratulations, and like Martin said: Persistence!

That tells you more about your coming successful career than whether any single story sells or not. Any single story (or two) may never sell ... but the persistent author will sell! (and sell again and again!)
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:54 pm

This makes me so happy Michael! Congrats! However, I still want the deets: magazine?

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:24 pm

WriteToLive wrote:Well, it's been 168 times around, but I finally hit the mark.

I've sold my first story! wotf007

Congratulations, Michael! No better feeling in the world! But yes: Details?
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:32 pm

WriteToLive wrote:Well, it's been 168 times around, but I finally hit the mark.

I've sold my first story! wotf007


Awesome!
You gotta tell us the what and where though. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Sun Feb 26, 2012 4:24 pm

Congrats, Mike! That's great news!

Now I hope it's my turn soon - because I don't think I'd ever be that persistent!
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:24 pm

Congrats! wotf010 Where abouts should we be looking for it?


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