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TCO
12-02-2004, 10:37:17
Here is a good example of what happens in writer's crit groups. Just makes you want to join...:bash:

http://www.sff.net/people/Brian_Plante/chronicles.htm

Funkodrom
12-02-2004, 12:03:59
That is excellent! :beer:

TCO
13-02-2004, 00:46:25
kiss kiss

devilmunchkin
13-02-2004, 02:29:55
gee..and i had submitted my stuff to those contests in the back of the writer's magazines before. i guess i wasted a lot of money...

JM^3
13-02-2004, 02:49:03
I am sorry

Jon Miller

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
13-02-2004, 03:05:41
My sister did a similar thing, only with a photo of her dog for an anthology of animal photos. She spent way too much money to buy a book where the only photo she's interested in is one she could have looked at for free... :confused:

devilmunchkin
13-02-2004, 07:28:26
what about the contests run by colleges? are those frauds too? because those are advertised in the back of writer magazines, too.

Funkodrom
13-02-2004, 10:14:04
good rule of thumb is that if they end up getting money out of you it's a scam. Genuine contests will have free entry and prizes for winners, not the other way round.

Drekkus
13-02-2004, 14:57:53
That's a good rule.

BigGameHunter
13-02-2004, 15:42:14
College literary magazines should charge nothing more than a token sum ($5) at most for administrative reasons. But I'd be wary of that even.

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-02-2004, 22:24:50
Originally posted by TCO
Here is a good example of what happens in writer's crit groups. Just makes you want to join...:bash:

http://www.sff.net/people/Brian_Plante/chronicles.htm

Got an example that isn't a work of fiction?

JM^3
14-02-2004, 01:01:27
I thought that it was suppose to be like many of them (or have components that are like many of them).

Jon Miller

Funkodrom
14-02-2004, 01:38:16
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Got an example that isn't a work of fiction?

They probably wouldn't be as well paced/plotted/good to read.

TCO
14-02-2004, 01:47:54
DM, money flows to the writer. If you can't sell your stuff (with enough sending it out and such, you need to work on your quality). Probably need to work on both. What you don't want to do is self-publish like Vel did. That is wish-fullfillment crap and costs a LOT of money. He may have done ok on the SMAC guide (a technical work in a sense) but he is getting killed on his fiction. (and no, I don't know that for sure...but I googled and found some interseting things...)

Laz, yeah, I will get you some stuff that is not fictional, not over the top. I'm not really down on writer's groups. I just thought it was a cute story.

TCO
14-02-2004, 01:48:22
oh...and you gave it away trappist.

TCO
14-02-2004, 01:57:19
Here is a good site for some writer's advice: http://www.sfwriter.com/owindex.htm

another one: http://www.sfwa.org/ (note espcially the writer beware section)

KrazyHorse@home
14-02-2004, 10:58:56
It's okay. I read it without reading Laz's comment. Figured it out at chronicle 8, where the dude takes a plunge in the pool.

Pretty decent story.

DaShi
14-02-2004, 12:48:21
I couldn't put up with the introduction.

TCO
07-03-2006, 01:21:35
It rawks.

TCO
23-03-2008, 22:16:02
Nice writer video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4S2BIqoHY