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by storysinger
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Leah, if you didn't get my email I entered the Blood Sucker prompt to the assigned ezine.
I have done the Growing Impulse 1000/500/250 exercise. I'll expand it later.
Thanks, for the help.
by storysinger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18357

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congratulations on the semi-finalist Chad wotf010 and welcome to the forum.
Your story must be a good one to finish that high.
by storysinger
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Helpful Writing Links
Replies: 25
Views: 3766

Re: Helpful Writing Links

RSchibler wrote: Especially if you've got a story going into the Jim Baen awards.

I will be submitting to that contest for the first time.
Good luck to all that enter.
Geaux forumites.
Yes that's a shout-out to the LSU Tigers.
by storysinger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

UPER Congratulations to Wulf Moon for winning "Best Author" in the Critters Reader's Poll! We know how hard he works, he really deserves this recognition. More, Super Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler won Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story, and OUR little Writing Wor...
by storysinger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Good afternoon Leah. I've done the Blood Sucker prompt including the reduction to 500 and 249. My plan is to do all the Monday prompts and the two fresh stories every quarter for the year. That's a total of 60 stories for the year. This is definitely an attainable goal. I'm also editing my first nov...
by storysinger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18357

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Welcome to the forum Woodstock. Congrats on your HM. wotf010
by storysinger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4994
Views: 1085373

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf015 , I just noticed this thread has surpassed the one million views threshold.
by storysinger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Novel Structure - About Turning Points
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Novel Structure - About Turning Points

I'm in the process of editing my first attempt at producing a novel. After reading your question I reread some of my chapter breaks. So far I end my chapter with a conclusion of an ongoing action, that is a lead-in for the next one hoping to keep the reader engaged and anticipating the story arc. Th...
by storysinger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7496

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Oh, back to the topic of this thread, I'm a fan of The Grinder.
by storysinger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7496

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

I had not really thought about the possibility of losing my data. I may need to have a backup. A couple of years ago I lost my laptop to ransomeware. I was certain I had lost the stories that were stored there and being my earliest efforts I hated losing them. Late last year I was checking my thumb...
by storysinger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Leah,
I had a very productive morning. I wrote a 1,080 word story to the Wolf Moon prompt, reduced it to exactly 500 and submitted that to a pro-paying ezine as flash. Then I reduced it to 250.
Are the results of these exercises considered 1 or 3 stories since they are different? wotf017
by storysinger
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 983

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

So where will the award ceremony be in 2021? I wasn't aware of any plans to move the gala, but if they do I would vote for Pensacola. wotf007 I live here and that would make it easier to attend the function and meet all the judges and the support staff so I'm a little biased. Everyone should visit ...
by storysinger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Passing of Mike Resnick
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

As someone who has read his posts on the forum I can only say RIP Mike Resnick. You will be missed.
by storysinger
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. At eighteen years old Brad decided to be a writer. Yippee! How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? How many rejections did he deal with? It took 17 years of constant effort to begin to succeed. 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask him that’s a good one...
by storysinger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

It's on to the next quarter.
by storysinger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

You missed one more beastie Wulf. Don Sweeney wotf017 I had an HM.
What a successful group, I am very proud to be among you. wotf010
by storysinger
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Again, only vote that it was your favorite if it actually was your favorite. It was definitely my favorite anthology of the year, so I voted for it. Leah, I had more fun with the latest prompt than all the rest. I wrote a 1000+ story for the catch and release prompt. My radioactive rodents(beavers ...
by storysinger
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 983

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Not leaving submitting til the final day this time. I think that's a great goal to aim for the first day of the third month. =) I'm planning to follow that path myself. I'm going to treat January like it's March, as far as the writing goes. I plan to write a few stories so as they are completed I'l...
by storysinger
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm sharing a lesson I learned a few minutes ago, some ezines close submission windows for the holidays. So I was unable to send a story to my targeted zine, F&SF. No worry though, I found another in the top ten of the markets listed on pg. 47. I completed the challenges. 1 3000+fresh story to W...
by storysinger
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm in for Q1, now I'll spend the day finding a target for my second kraken.
The prompt sounds like it could be fun to write to.
by storysinger
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 147
Views: 4649

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I just submitted a fresh story for Q1. Best of luck to all.
by storysinger
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 318

Re: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!

My vote for best forum has been verified. wotf007
by storysinger
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I voted for your story this morning Wulf. We all hope you win the prize, you deserve it for writing an excellent story. The exercises we've been doing have me sitting with two fresh stories to choose from earlier than I've ever had one. It's a done deal. The super secret email is spot on. Thanks for...
by storysinger
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4994
Views: 1085373

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

disgruntledpeony wrote:Merry Christmas, all!

wotf042 I concur.
May everyone share with loved ones while they are still around.

Write on every day of your life, even if it's just a little it adds up in the long run.
by storysinger
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Way to go Becky. wotf010 Everyone who reads this thread should take the time to read your essay on the blog. Well done.
by storysinger
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

It sure has gotten quiet around here.
Leah I wrote a flash piece to the alien artifact prompt. I'll do the kyd exercise in the morning.
by storysinger
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

In the process of Going Pro 1. What lesson did David learn about the path to success? Take the time to research the contest or magazine you plan to submit to. 2. What advice--and you might have heard this before somewhere :)--did he give about researching your markets? Don't sit around waiting, send...
by storysinger
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations on finding a home for your kraken Henckel. wotf010
by storysinger
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey Wulf, quick question. Is the freebie compatible with the nook? wotf017
by storysinger
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18357

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congrats on the HM Eagerink. wotf010 Hard work does pay off.

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