Search found 256 matches

by Henckel
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

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: 66
Views: 2145

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: 66
Views: 2145

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: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

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: 564
Views: 14623

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: 564
Views: 14623

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: 564
Views: 14623

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: 23292

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: 564
Views: 14623

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: 564
Views: 14623

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.
by Henckel
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

jbaugher001 wrote:
She can call me at 4am if she tells me I'm a finalist XD


Likewise. ...I'll be happily take that call. wotf009
by Henckel
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Smoke signals are a viable method for storing information. And once dispersed into the ether, entropy takes care of the encryption.
by Henckel
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:
Henckel wrote:Just want to wish all of you good luck. wotf009

And to you as well, Henckel


Thank you wotf008
by Henckel
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Just want to wish all of you good luck. wotf009
by Henckel
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Yep. Yesterday I thought about it so much that I broke down and bought the large container of Ben and Jerry’s (thanks to our discussion a few days ago) and ate the whole thing while watching last year’s ceremony on YouTube.
by Henckel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Ahhhhhh... legalised prostitution, telephone issues, avacado icecream, exotic cheeses, international exchange rates, and vegans. Here on the WOTF forum, we like to maintain a healthy selection of engaging topical conversations to suite all walks of life. Tune in tomorrow when we open the floor to su...
by Henckel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Just to make the prices all the worse, the New Zealand dollar has hit an all time low exchange rate. Normally, $.75 on the dollar. Now down to $.54. Tearible for making purchases from usa. But the best time ever to exchange usd into nzd. Allow me to humor you for a moment re the differences between ...
by Henckel
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Ha ha thanks. I've got West Virginia in my bones and blood. Its high time a come home, if only for a visit. As for the resaults. I cant wait!!!! Until then, I'm going to nurse this bug I've caught. ... my ears have been clogged for two days and only getting worse. ..... still, one phone call from Jo...
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 528827

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

My apologies for neglecting this page. It's great to see so many new people joining us.

Dont be shy, feel free to jump in and join the conversation. And dont worry about asking questions that you're sure has been asked before. Ask away. wotf009
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I get the same feeling. Though in the challenge the question was specifically directed toward should we list non paying and non pro publication to impress the editor. I agree the answer is no. But in this case, the additional info is unique to the story. .... I still kinda think the answer is no, bu...
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey there Wulf Pack. Just taking a step back to out discussion of cover letters. If you received a HM or SMH from WOTF for a story, would you normally mention this in your cover letter to the Mag of F&SF?
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Ha! Ha! It's been over 15 years since I've had Ben and Jerry's. Though, I still wake a nights dreaming of phish food and drooling all over my pillow case. It's only been in the last years that Ben and Jerry's has been available in NZ. But I refuse to pay $14 for the tiny scoop. In other news, I'm pl...
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I think Wulf meant "this week" that starts today, Sunday, the 17th through Saturday the 23rd. Yes, however, if you take into consideration the time displacement since we evolved from primordial soup, add a day for the international date line, and divide by the number of time-zones that ha...
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 14623

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thanks for the heads-up, Wulf. My anxiety wasn't killing me enough already wotf019

I assume Joni will have contacted finalists by now. ... just speculating out loud.
by Henckel
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!

I use em dash ALL THE TIME and have been criticized for it. Technically, the em dash is used as an aesthetic replacement to the brackets ( and ). Its really helpful when you want to break mid-sentence for a brief elaboration on a word or phrase. The elaboration is usually details that doesn't otherw...
by Henckel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’m hoping to solicit some suggestions from the group. I’ve got about 30 hours of driving ahead of me soon. If you have any suggestions of writing instruction audiobooks/podcasts, please enlighten. Writing excuses poscast is great. I think it was season 11 that focused on elemental genre that was p...
by Henckel
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations Crystal Crawford!
by Henckel
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:
~/o The rejections never bothered me anyway. ~/o



Dude, you're killing it.
by Henckel
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1857
Views: 54052

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

officer wrote:SwiftPotato, I liked Orson Scott Card's book Characters and Viewpoint.


I agree, this is a GREAT book to own.

I've read it at least three times. ...It's like an OCD.
I've read it at least three times. ...It's like an OCD.
I've read it at least three times. ...It's like an OCD.

Go to advanced search