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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2014, 12:33:24 AM »
Congratulations Carter, - and hang on in there Elfy. 80k is a damned good milestone too.

I had a story out at a themed contest, and heard back yesterday morning - good, and in the last 25, but no further than that. Darn. Off to find another market...
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2014, 02:32:46 PM »
Congrats, Carter! Great to hear. :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2014, 09:25:33 AM »
For the first time ever I've had a short story accepted and now published.  It's over at Swords and Sorcery Magazine and I've been rather excited at the prospect of it going up for the past week.  Now I'll just have to move on to another story or three.
Congratulations Carter! Such a good feeling to get that encouragement of a first sale - I know that for me it was reassuring I wasn't writing complete rubbish :p
Now you just have to work on getting more stories out there :)

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2014, 09:27:21 AM »
Congratulations Carter, - and hang on in there Elfy. 80k is a damned good milestone too.

I had a story out at a themed contest, and heard back yesterday morning - good, and in the last 25, but no further than that. Darn. Off to find another market...

Argh, yes, I have had a few stories shortlisted before only to just miss the cut. In one way it's a good feeling, and on the other...grr.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2014, 09:50:16 PM »
The story I wrote for the June story contest here: Life and Death, was published on the front page of the site earlier this week, so that was nice to see.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2014, 01:07:46 PM »
Elwy, I just went back and read Life and death.  Wow.  That was a really sharp, fun read.  Congrats.  I can look, but did it win The June contest?
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2014, 01:30:55 PM »
Elwy, I just went back and read Life and death.  Wow.  That was a really sharp, fun read.  Congrats.  I can look, but did it win The June contest?
Yep, it did. :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2014, 08:47:06 PM »
Elwy, I just went back and read Life and death.  Wow.  That was a really sharp, fun read.  Congrats.  I can look, but did it win The June contest?
Thank you very much, and yes as Xiagan confirmed it did win the June contest. I finished my first draft of Butterfly Effect yesterday, it comes in at just under 85,000 words, but I still have to edit and add in the 'gnomic utterances' at the beginnings of the chapters.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2015, 09:39:03 AM »
Oh balls. I keep finding out about upcoming Anthologies too late to write something for them. Would have loved to try writing something for the Swords Vs Cthulhu anthology, closing March 1st.

Just heard that I should have 2 short stories coming out next month, one of which will also have custom artwork (always nice). I must get busy writing more shorts once I finish off this novel (1 more month) and start the nerve-wracking process of sending it out.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2015, 10:31:56 AM »
Yay! Nice to hear that!

My own WIP, set on a narrowboat, is proceeding at roughly the same pace as a narrowboat. Hoping that a trip out to a few canal-based locations next week will give me a boost...
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2015, 01:37:23 PM »
I often wonder how many people take excursions like that to help their writing of particular scenes and settings.
Looking forward to seeing your cover-reveal for The Heir to the North this weekend :)

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2015, 01:50:52 PM »
thank you :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2015, 08:22:29 AM »
Has anybody thought of submitting something to the Writers of the Future competition? It would seem like a good opportunity for newer writers, but some see it as problematic due to the association with L Ron Hubbard.

Also, just had a short story accepted by Sword & Sorcery magazine, pleased it has found a good home but now I need to get working on writing more as the cupboard is now bare.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2015, 10:46:29 AM »
Has anybody thought of submitting something to the Writers of the Future competition? It would seem like a good opportunity for newer writers, but some see it as problematic due to the association with L Ron Hubbard.

Also, just had a short story accepted by Sword & Sorcery magazine, pleased it has found a good home but now I need to get working on writing more as the cupboard is now bare.
Congrats, Cameron!
Hadn't heard of WotF, but interesting that abbreviating as I just did reminds me of WTF! which is about what I'd say to anything assc'd with LRH.    ;)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2015, 10:47:42 AM »
Has anybody thought of submitting something to the Writers of the Future competition? It would seem like a good opportunity for newer writers, but some see it as problematic due to the association with L Ron Hubbard.

Also, just had a short story accepted by Sword & Sorcery magazine, pleased it has found a good home but now I need to get working on writing more as the cupboard is now bare.
Nice one, congrats!

I remember looking into WotF a while ago, haven't thought about it since. Seemed like a pretty good competition though, might take another look at it :)
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