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by Henckel
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 81
Views: 2317

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

I'm INFJ (Advocate).

I like putting my main characters through the myers briggs test. It helps me get a better feel of who they are.
by Henckel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Ha! Ha!
I work govt procurement. IP is the bane of my life.
by Henckel
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all sub-standard levels of intelligence… without further ado, I give you my very very very late responses to the last set of questions. 1. 17 years. 2. What more could you do that you haven’t tried yet or you haven’t done? 3. He read the anthologies....
by Henckel
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Check out Henckel's book, So You Wanna Be a Desperado Demon Slayer , currently free on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Wanna-Desperado-Demon-Slayer-ebook/dp/B01N5J6O1J/ I just grabbed my copy. Looking forward to reading it! Thank you CCrawford!!!! Hens forth, when your name is spoken, it shall b...
by Henckel
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Check out Henckel's book, So You Wanna Be a Desperado Demon Slayer , currently free on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Wanna-Desperado-Demon-Slayer-ebook/dp/B01N5J6O1J/ From his Facebook post: "For those of you who havent read my first book, it will be free to download from amazon from Tues...
by Henckel
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 147
Views: 4649

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Beth Powers wrote: I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)


WOW!!!!!!!!!! That's truly impressive. wotf009
by Henckel
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Okay, here’s another question. I have one story I really like but the speculative element appears a bit less than halfway in. Obviously that’s too late. So how blatant do you think the speculative element needs to be in those first couple pages? Can it just be strongly hinted at, or does it need to...
by Henckel
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato wrote:Great job, Henckel! Got you down!


Thanks!!

Almost forgot to mention that I've submitted fresh story to pro market too.
by Henckel
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I just submitted with 7 minutes to spare!

A BIG thank you to Tim, Alex, and Liz for their last minute crits. Y'all are awesome!!!!!
by Henckel
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks TimE. I appreciate your help. It's after midnight. I've not heard back from my other crit partner (she's probably asleep Ha! Ha!) so, I'll send my story to you in about thirty minutes. Wulf, no worries. I'll meet my quota. This will be story number 4. All have been over 3k. I just need to sub...
by Henckel
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi everyone. I'm in sorry shape right now with... exactly 25 hours to go. I've written three stories this quarter, but I'm not satisfied with any. (yes, I'm a bit obsessive)... So, I started a new story yesterday and working on it now. I've got a crit partner, but I'm not sure if she will be availab...
by Henckel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks everyone! I really have to credit Wulf's lesson "release your krakens". Otherwise the story would still be festering on my digital shelf.

Now I need to get back to my Q1 sub. I still have a long way to go.
by Henckel
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My Q3 submission (Magician's Midlife Crisis) was just accepted by SciF Lampoon magazine. Woo! Hoo! It's not a paying market, but it's nice to find this story a home--especially one that will be released in print. This will be my third publication... and the crazy thing is that all three have been hu...
by Henckel
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Has anyone else read Dave’s update today re priorities? This didn’t sit well with me. In fact, it bothers me a lot. I bring this up as a matter of a healthy discussion. Here's the post: One day twenty years ago I was working on a novel when my wife came in shouting, “The house is on fire!” Now, I ha...
by Henckel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Sending love your way, Brittany. I hope all goes well with whatever obstical you're facing. You e been a great inspiration to many of us.
by Henckel
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. What is Voice? It’s the author’s unique way of telling their story. It’s their personal stamp. 2. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? Maintaining a consistent and compelling voice can draw readers back to read more works by the same author. 3. Name a few of your favorite writers. I...
by Henckel
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I just wanted to share with all my challenge friends that I received a totally unexpected scholarship to Superstars! Writers of the Future contributed to allow two additional people to attend the seminar and my application was selected! I still can't quite believe it's real! Work hard, never give u...
by Henckel
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:
...It doesn't matter if you like to write splatterpunk. It doesn't matter if you like to write explicit torture. Dave's not buying...

... Author Services and Galaxy Press have targeted as their customers...


Solid.
Thanks for contextualizing, Wulf.
by Henckel
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 147
Views: 4649

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight. Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.) I found a way to give my first scene greater conflict and tension. But in doing so, it "changed" h...
by Henckel
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 147
Views: 4649

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.
by Henckel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72065

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT Three stand-out Super Secrets for me are: #3: Set the hook My focus for my next story is to hook readers (judges) with the first sentence and not let them go. I’m going to always have a compelling question to pull readers along. And if my MC finds the answer to his/her questions midway th...
by Henckel
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

What the heck!?!?! I've been off the forum for a few days.... My sincere congratulations to disgruntledpeony for maing it to 4th place. That is super amazing. Your kung fu is strong. And SwiftPotato.... Did you say that you won?!?>!?! WOW!!!!!!!! congratulations! You are both amazing and in inspirat...
by Henckel
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I just received personal rejection for my Q4 sub from the Mag of F&SF:

Thank you for giving me a chance to read "Cypress at the bottom of the bayou." I liked the sentence-level prose but I thought the pacing needed to be more effective.
by Henckel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I made a list. Let me know if there are any mistakes. Wow! It's a big list. Congrats everyone! Finalist Liz (Peony) Kate MacEachern (is she a forumite? maybe I just don't know her username) Silver HMs KD Julicher Tony (AV Dutson) Michael Kingswood Chuck T Becky (RSchibler) Tracy (Writergirl0426) He...
by Henckel
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 26538

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Super excited to get my second Honorable Mention! Great indicator that I'm on the right track. Both Honorable Mentions have been for stories based on my novel in progress. Now I just need to finish it! PS - I just bought David Farland's Namawrimo Writers Bundle in early November and it has been sup...
by Henckel
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Congratulations, Henckel!

Dude, there are a lot of silver HMs among the forumites this time around. It's super exciting!


Your great peer review helped helps.

And congratulations on making Finalist!!!!! That's super awesome!
by Henckel
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

wotf056 wotf056

This is my first silver. I'm pretty happy about that.

My sincere congratulations to everyone who enterd.

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