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by storysinger
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4104
Views: 904726

Re: Success!

Congrats Michael, I look forward to reading it.
by storysinger
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

If there's an extra credit category I can add another flash piece. I wrote one to the Fatal Error prompt today. I think I'm beginning to understand the process here. Learn to write flash. Expand to 1500, 2000, and step by step you are writing a short story every time you fire up the process. I like ...
by storysinger
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4104
Views: 904726

Re: Success!

I get DSF regularly and remember that story. I gave it a favorable star-count. Actually it's a rocket ship but you know I mean.
Congrats on the sale. wotf010
by storysinger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

What an awesome week this has been. So much success for the Wulf Pack wotf010. Congrats to all. Now it's back to the challenge for me. SwiftPotato, I have done my first two flash stories. The Beast Within and Insatiable Greed. If I need to write another please let me know. My Q4 story was written wi...
by storysinger
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wow, I came here to wish everyone Happy Thanksgiving and saw your news Leah. That is awesome. wotf010 I'll bet this is one of the best holidays ever for you.
by storysinger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

officer wrote: Check out #6 in this blog post from Dave: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/dave … -to-avoid/

For me the real eye opener is #5. In my first HM I never named my MC. What might it have gotten if I had? wotf017
by storysinger
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14622

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

wotf055
Congratulations to everyone on the forum. Thanks for all the help and encouragement from Wulf. And thank you Henckel for the crit on my entry.
Hope you win disgruntledpeony. wotf010
by storysinger
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 66
Views: 2145

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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.
by storysinger
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Something I read on the forum not too long ago about the first reader Kary English helped me realize the fact that if you don't get past her, Dave ain't gonna see a word of your story. wotf017 After experiencing that epiphany I grabbed my copy of WotF 31 and read Kary's winning entry Poseidon's Eyes...
by storysinger
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 528824

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Jasmine and Gebe. Explore the other threads and meet your fellow forumites. wotf007
by storysinger
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations Crystal on the birth of your child. wotf007
by storysinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14622

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Happy Birthday to you Retro.
Hope your dream comes true. wotf008
by storysinger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Let the computer take the strain...
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Let the computer take the strain...

That was interesting. AI is coming. wotf049 wotf049 wotf049
by storysinger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 12
Views: 1429

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

So I made the transition from using an audio typing program to qwerty typing. I did okay for a while and I've stayed faithful to the exercise. Then I started doing nanowrimo this month and the daily wordcount suffered. I retrained my dragon this morning and it's unbelievable how much faster I write....
by storysinger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14622

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:In truth, she is your gatekeeper you must get past to get to Dave,

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I will begin studying Kary's work in addition to Dave's now.
by storysinger
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. How can a cover letter actually hurt your chances to sell? By letting the slush reader know from the start you are unprofessional in your approach to making a sale. 2. What are some of the most common mistakes in cover letters? Too much information. 3. Is “Dear Editor” an acceptable greeting? It ...
by storysinger
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14622

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

SwiftPotato wrote: So...I'm getting an Office 365 subscription

I found that on ebay. Lifetime subscription, 5 devices, six bucks. A company out of UK. Can't beat that.
by storysinger
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Today I'll be attempting to write a story that will also be a chapter in my nanowrimo experience.
I'm sure I can do this. I've already outlined it in my thoughts overnight and it will have the Algis Budry seven points to follow.
by storysinger
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 528824

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum Candice. Looks like you'll fit in well here. Check the other threads and you'll find a gathering of helpful aspiring writers willing to help you achieve your goal.
by storysinger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I didn't read Swift's response before doing the exercise. Any repetitive answers are happenstance.
I learned how to copy and paste the exercise instead of laboriously typing it out. wotf042
After doing the exercise I had to erase my comment from the frame before I could post my answers. wotf017
by storysinger
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT to go with Moon's SUPER SECRET #37 After reading "Never Let Go" in our workbook HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY, please answer the following: 1. Why are amateur writing contests an excellent way to break into publishing? Unlike pro markets everyone has the s...
by storysinger
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations Becky, great job showing how it's done. wotf010
Proof that hard work brings rewards.
by storysinger
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My little brood of krakens grew by at least 6 today. I was looking through some thumb drives and found some stories that I thought I'd lost when a computer was hijacked by ransomware. It's like Christmas in October. wotf024
by storysinger
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NaNoWriMo Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: NaNoWriMo Anyone?

I have done nanowrimo at least twice and I like both of the novels that came from the effort.
JVAshley wrote:What is your handle on the NaNo website? They remodeled the site and I lost my "buddies" list. Mine is "Dreamarc".

I would like to join your team. Which site are you talking about?
by storysinger
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

In view of Officer's comment above, if story determines length, why would you ever write a story to a certain length? If you want to compete on a level playing field it is imperative to follow the zines guidelines closely. Match your story wordcount to the prompt or as close as possible without goin...
by storysinger
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I've updated my Grinder settings so I can use their system. Between that and my wall hanging notes I'll have the ability to monitor where my baby krakens have landed. wotf008
by storysinger
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

You have to match your story to the best possible market, in order for it to do as well as it can I'm finding this to be the case as I research markets to submit to. I was checking my records and the last time I submitted to anyone other than WotF was 3-12-14. I can't think of a good reason for tha...
by storysinger
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

So, at the start of each quarter, please repost the roster, because it will then be updated for fulfilling challenge requirements. That answered my question. As for the market list, each of use were supposed to make our own--that was just a courtesy sample guide I hung a clipboard with a new lined ...
by storysinger
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54051

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I haven't seen anyone post about the Beast Within prompt.
I've completed that exercise and reporting my progress.

I'm well into my 3000+ short story for the first quarter though I'll have to get beta readers advice on some of the content.
by storysinger
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

The contest has achieved worldwide status without a doubt.
Congratulations to the winners, wotf010 I look forward to reading the winning stories.

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