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
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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.
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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.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

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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.



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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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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Thomas Woodward » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:21 pm

Just submitted for Q1 - best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby einstein36 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:06 pm

I just released my Kraken to Q1.....Go Wulf Pack:)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:57 am

einstein36 wrote:I just released my Kraken to Q1.....Go Wulf Pack:)


Go Einstein! Go Woodward! Go Prancer and Dancer and Crasher and Bellsmasher!

Less than two weeks till D-day! Don't miss it!

AND TRIPLE CHECK FOR YOUR NAME REMOVED FROM TITLE PAGE, HEADERS, AND FILE DETAILS! DON'T BE THAT GUY!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby einstein36 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:28 pm

Most definitely....double check and triple check everything on your story to see who's naughty or nice :)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SCAFontaine » Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:07 pm

I'm in for Q1.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:25 pm

Congrats to those who are in! I'm about there and I'm starting to worry about Q2 as I have no ideas rattling around in my brain.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:58 pm

Sent my Q-1 off just the other day. I'm very happy with it.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:06 am

chuckt wrote:Congrats to those who are in! I'm about there and I'm starting to worry about Q2 as I have no ideas rattling around in my brain.


Try doing some KYD (Kill Your Darlngs) exercises on the weekly Monday prompts in Super Secrets, Chuck. After doing a few, they start sprouting in your subconscious. You will know what to write because the vignette will demand a bigger story.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WriterGirl0426 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:13 pm

Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's to a stellar 2020 for all, and a whole bucketful of peace on earth.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby czing » Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:35 am

Yes here's to bucketfuls of peace all around!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:03 pm

Success to all in this Volume 37 WotF year! Don't miss this quarter! That's the greatest secret I can share with you. Never miss a quarter, and do keep changing it up with fresh stories!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 pm

Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:30 pm

chuckt wrote:Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.


My understanding is that semi finalists get critiques, which disqualifies that story from being entered again. In my understanding only finalists are judged by the panel - the rest of the stories up to semi finalist are only read by Kary English and Dave Farland. I’m not sure of your specific situation however!

I’m thinking you meant feedback outside of the contest - they frequently reuse judges so I’d consider it DQ’d personally.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:39 pm

RSchibler wrote:
I’m thinking you meant feedback outside of the contest - they frequently reuse judges so I’d consider it DQ’d personally.


Yup, That's what I meant. I don't think I've ever seen it said who upcoming judges are but you can tell from prior years pictures it's pretty much the same year to year.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:40 pm

chuckt wrote:Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.


I believe Chuck is talking about a workshop he attended outside of WotF. As far as I know, that judge will be a judge in Volume 37. They tend to become lifetime members once appointed.

Easy solution. Write a fresh story! wotf001

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:43 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
Easy solution. Write a fresh story! wotf001

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WillShadbolt » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:35 pm

Congrats to those already in! I think I’ll be reworking mine up till the 30th or 31st

I also just read Ken Loy’s finalist story, Gossamer. Has anyone else on here read it? I really enjoyed it, and it’s free online on his website: https://kenliu.name/stories/gossamer/
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