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by Henckel
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9776

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm in. Best of luck everyone.
by Henckel
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

That's super amazing! GREAT work Brittany! It's a fantastic story!!!!!!!!!!!
by Henckel
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Thanks empressed!

Likewise, you can do it wotf009 wotf008 wotf007 wotf011 wotf013 wotf010 wotf006 wotf009
by Henckel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37607

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:So, Henkel said grats, but didn't offer his final placement...
I believe there's a girl in glasses we're also waiting to hear from...


Sorry, I'm still getting over my emotional blow.

I didnt win. I'm finalist. Nothing more
by Henckel
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Act 1 SUPER SECRET #6: Hint in your opening the grand vista of your world. The story has a musical robot longing for ascension, deity factions volleying for galactic control, shroom headed aliens supressed by eye-pokingly odd societal rules… And all of this information was drip fed to readers at pr...
by Henckel
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37607

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

A belated congrats to all for the incredible showings here. So many HM, Silvers, Semi's and Finalists. And of course, "R" is for "Righteous as these are the subs that take the greatest courage of all. Go Forumites, go! (I am pleased to report I was one of the Finalists this quarter, ...
by Henckel
Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

So, I just got the call back from Joni. Unfortunately, I didn't win.
But you know what, I'm okay with that because (1) I'm pretty darn happy to have made Finalist and (2) I'm going to nail it next quarter.
..feeling determined... wotf011
by Henckel
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Thank you Brittany!!!! And congratulations to you as well! wotf024


....Now lets see if we can hold our breath for the rest of the week until Joni calls.
Ready. Set. go.
by Henckel
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Thanks chucky. Joni called Tuesday afternoon for me. So, later Monday evening for those in the USA.
by Henckel
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Hi all my fantastic forum friends. Congratulations again on your amazing results! As for mine, I've held my tongue as long as my tongue could be held. wotf058 I should know next week if I'm a winner. A special thank you for my fantastic crit partners and to Wulf Moon for his amazing Super Secrets!!!!
by Henckel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37607

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

There are a lot of AWESOME results here! Congratulations to all of you. Also, to my good friend, Candice, I'm so happy to see you receive your first SHM! Lastly, I just noticed Beth's stats in her email tag: 52 Entries, 15 HMs, and she's just received her first SHM!!! Oh Beth, that is nothing shy of...
by Henckel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 37607

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Best of luck everyone.

...who needs presidential election results when WOTF results are coming?
by Henckel
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Thank you, Wulf! All excellent advice. wotf009 I particularly like the title you suggested. "Getting mugged"... and yes, it would have been an excessively long phrase to have written on the mug. ha! ha! ha! Also your comments on ensuring my sci fi elements are integral to my story were gre...
by Henckel
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Baseline 250 - Negotiations Guaranteed Inventory Manager, Aggie Vate’s mug read: why spend ten thousand when you could get the same for two . She sipped her steaming coffee, then placed the mug beside the holographic projector on her desk. “I can buy uranium for one fifth that price in the Gliese S...
by Henckel
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

wotf009 Welcome aboard Catherine!!!!

You mentioned space pirates. I like you already. And you mentioned your novel is Heralds of Valdemar meets Pet Sematary. Cool!

And likewise, my penial publication for short stories is Deep Magic.

Looking forward to working with you over the next year.
by Henckel
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Thanks Wulf, I’m delighted to be invited back to Super Secrets Y3, and I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead. My focus this year will lean toward novel chapters, but also include all the other monthly requirements. To ensure I meet these requirements, I will (1) allow myself one week to plan a...
by Henckel
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Release day for the Beastmaster. “Muzik Man” in Deep Magic Fall 2020! My second appearance in one year in this pro paying gorgeous ‘zine. This is a novelette, only the second I’ve gotten published in my career. Hard sells because they take up so much space in a publication. It’s an important story ...
by Henckel
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Final assignment: Here’s a brief summary of my key learnings over the past year. . KYD – I found so much value in this exercise. It helped me find the heart of my story. Once I knew that, I knew what fat to trim. It also taught me to carefully consider the words to tighten my prose. . Release your ...
by Henckel
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

SUPER SECRETS' JOURNEY ASSIGNMENT #1 250 Vignette at the start of the workshop: Under-galactic Railroad The kerosene lantern cast a sickly dandelion glow over the swamp and the teens. Adelaide, the star-born slave with her de-clawed fingers and tracker bracelet, huddled in the bottom, of the Jon Bo...
by Henckel
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 57707

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Wow. 3 Semi Finalists!!!!

Congrats to all of you!!!
by Henckel
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 57707

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Aaaaaannnd... wotf057

Just got the email. I look forward to Dave’s critique.


Congratulation, Brittany!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wotf049
by Henckel
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 57707

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

kentagions wrote: I received my first Finalist!


Congratulations Kent! wotf009
by Henckel
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 57707

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Valiant wrote:I got my first Honorable mention. So, clear step up from last time around.



A super special high-5 to you, Valiant!!!!!! Leveling-up is the best! wotf009
by Henckel
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 57707

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...
by Henckel
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Just checking in. I've now submitted my Q4. :)

And thanks for the advice, Swiftpotato re commas. When it comes to the oxford comma, I'm good. It's all the others that give me nightmares.


Or I could do like Cormac McCarthy and do away with punctuation completely. Ha! Ha!
by Henckel
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3660
Views: 571330

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Just checking in. I've submitted my non-WOTF story for the quarter (last month). And, I will submit my WOTF entry tomorrow before the deadline (tomorrow). I'm happy with my Q4 sub, but I'm obsessing over the commas. Strunk & White tell me one thing while Purdue Owl tells me another. If, I dare s...
by Henckel
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 75728

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

No. On one hand, I want to follow-up. On the other hand, I know Joni will be very very very busy right now. ...On another note, I hear we'll have trans-tasman travel back by Christmas. (for those who can afford $4k controlled isolation fees in each country) That's waaaaaay out of my price range. ......

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