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by Henckel
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 150
Views: 8196

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

It occurs to me that I don't remember seeing a comedy or absurdist story in the back copies of the Anthology that I've read. I checked them out from the library and don't currently have one to look at. I've written two comedies, one is a fantasy and the other is a space opera. My critique partners ...
by Henckel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks Candice and Crystal. I'll give it another week before I follow up.
by Henckel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks Dustin and Crystal. How long ago did you get it?

... post in NZ is really unreliable... and slow.
by Henckel
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Has anyone received certificates yet for Q2?
by Henckel
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Wulf Moon wrote:I am happy to announce your Beastmaster has sold an SF novelette to DEEP MAGIC Magazine, which will appear shortly in the Fall 2020 Issue.



That’s great news and an awesome achievement!
I also appreciate your context re competition in these pro magazines. Personally, I find it motivating.
by Henckel
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 275
Views: 22694

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

FYI everyone, Q3 results for the last two years have come:
- 3 October 2018 and
- 28 September 2019.
I’m in NZ, so my dates may differ from everyone else’s by a day.

So, a bit early to start twitching. Unless you really wanna.
by Henckel
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 272152

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I woke this morning to a personal rejection from Black Pedal Publishing. The editor said he liked it, but he's already filled his quota for that word count, feel free to send similar stories with higher wordcount. ... ... I dont have anything else now that fits their genre and wordcount and im juggl...
by Henckel
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

I’ve chosen “ Weep no more for the Willows ” by Wulf Moon . For those of you who haven’t read this, it spectacular! From the first paragraph, you are pull straight into the story. 1. How did the author make a powerful vision of their world open up in my mind with a minimum of details? This story ope...
by Henckel
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Dang. this is what I get for being late. ... My favorites in those volumes are: "Dirt Road Magic" by Carrie Callahan from Volume 35 and "The Trade" in volume 36, by C. Winspear.... and of course Super Duper Moon Girl! .... Anyway, I've chosen “The Damned Voyage” by John Haas (WOT...
by Henckel
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Before you even start reading the story, how did I hook you? Your title was the first hook. But, even more than that, the title also gave us genera and suggested the tone with words like “amazing” and “super-duper”. Next. What I was doing in those first three paragraphs? Was the protagonist a marsh...
by Henckel
Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Some nice news today. Future Science Fiction Digest, where I work as Podcast Director, is now a SFWA qualified market! This is no small accomplishment! Check out what we do at Future-sf.com!


WOW! that really is a big deal. Congratulations. wotf009
by Henckel
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 150
Views: 8196

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Can anyone recommend resources for upskilling my line-by-line prose? I’m not looking for anything on spelling/grammar (that’s a whole other kettle of sardines); rather, I’m looking for strategies to make my prose flow effortlessly, while still retaining a bit of vibrancy. I already read my stories ...
by Henckel
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Henckel: Like I said, I won't be commenting on these. But I will offer something to consider in your writing. You wrote: Seung’s cheeks pulled into a grin. “Leave them, my friend. They will make tomorrow’s negotiations vastly more stimulating.” Instead, write: Seung grinned. “Leave them, my friend....
by Henckel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Hi Wulf, here is my 250 word story (positive + East Asia + Sci-Fi) Camel Avatars Negotiations ended when the Alpha Centarian Viceroys retracted their consciousness from their avatars, leaving two frightened and confused camels in Korea’s National Assembly Hall. “They said my proposal failed to excit...
by Henckel
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Any Mystery/Who-done-it Winners?
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Any Mystery/Who-done-it Winners?

I've been waiting to hear replies to this post. Would be nice to know.
My Q4 is a mystery. wotf011
by Henckel
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 150
Views: 8196

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Thanks everyone. Excellent recommendations. I'll go check those out.
by Henckel
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 150
Views: 8196

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Can anyone recommend resources for upskilling my line-by-line prose? I’m not looking for anything on spelling/grammar (that’s a whole other kettle of sardines); rather, I’m looking for strategies to make my prose flow effortlessly, while still retaining a bit of vibrancy. I already read my stories a...
by Henckel
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks for the link, Liz.
Here's some stats for everyone:
3 Winners
5 Finalists
8 Semi-Finalists:
51 Silver Honorable Mentions
270 Honorable Mentions
337 TOTAL AWARDS
by Henckel
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 272152

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just heard back from Deep Magic—I made their second round. They also provided feedback, and I feel like the issues they mentioned can easily be fixed with a few additional lines. And honestly—I’m incredibly happy! This was a story I had seriously considered retiring. I thought there were serious is...
by Henckel
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

RSchibler wrote: I sold a story for professional rates yesterday.


Woo! Hoo! Congrats!!!!!
by Henckel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Here's the copy on a new class for Fyrelite Online in October.
THE SECRETS OF A HOWLING GOOD PLOT



This looks really good, Wulf! Do you have a link?
by Henckel
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

HM for me.

A super big congratulation to everyone to everyone who submitted, regardless of placement. And a special shout out to:
    Chezecaek and crlisle for their first time HMs,
    LibrarianBarbarian and Disgruntledpeony for their SHMs,
    RSchibler for her SF.
Rock on! wotf009
by Henckel
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051894

Re: Success!

MiloMinderbinder wrote:"The Witch of Sherman Oaks" my HM from Volume 36, Quarter 3 appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The Colored Lens.


That's awesome! Congrats!
by Henckel
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3365
Views: 319547

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

These comments have been great, Wulf.
Before you’ve posted each of your 250 crits, I’ve crit these myself and then compared our comments.
This has been an asset in helping me find my own blind spots: what I see v/s a pro.
by Henckel
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:<pops open his umbrella as the bomber rumbles past and the sound of whistling ordnance rains from the sky>

wotf055
wotf056
wotf057
wotf058
wotf059

INCOMING!


Ha ha ha.
by Henckel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I just read an official media release from Google Inc:

“To the contestants of the Writers of the Future Contest, please stop refreshing your email. You’re slowing the internet across the world. (Sundar Pichai, Googel CEO)”
wotf001
by Henckel
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 43540

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

RSchibler wrote:The acronym for Every Day Is Thursday is EDIT.

Maybe it's a higher truth, telling us to stop twitching and get back to work ;)

Best of luck to all. Results should be soon, I think.


Love it!

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