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by Henckel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 152
Views: 4767

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hey, speaking of serial novels, I'm listening to "Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius" on Audible. I got this to help with my ongoing Firefly withdraw. ...and and wow, these book do the trick. They don't have any sort of deep and meaningful messages. They don't move my in any s...
by Henckel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 152
Views: 4767

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

...the current ending is dark and a bit depressing... ...Anyone else out there like I am? ... . It blows my mind when I look back on every story I've ever written . I find myself using the same format: making the distinction between character goal and desire. In each of my stories, my MCs consisten...
by Henckel
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Orson Scott Card taught us you never want your protagonist to cry, because then your reader won't have to. If you bring the protagonist up to the point of tears, but don't show it, then your reader will cry for them. I remember hearing this lesson on a Writing Excuses podcast too. ... I did somethi...
by Henckel
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: pseudonyms

Dr. Hank Henckel III, Jr.
by Henckel
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER

.... I still have some of Dave's online courses to audit (like the Worldbuilding one) ... I've got those too. They're really really helpful. I've even listen to all his pre recorded calls that came with the package deal. ... was about 50 hrs worth of content with those alone. After about 10 hrs, ev...
by Henckel
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Wulf, you mentioned your story in deep magic magazine. I'm about half way through reading it. The story is spectacular! ... I'm not just saying that to be nice. The story (thus far) truely goes above and beyond mere awesomeness.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Friends and neighbours, we are gathered here today to join our obsessive compulsive twitching habits in a holy cluster of facial tics. I read that last word wrong for a second there wotf004 ... i think my glasses need glasses All good. It's just one of those terms you don't hear often. I've done so...
by Henckel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Friends and neighbours, we are gathered here today to join our obsessive compulsive twitching habits in a holy cluster of facial tics.
by Henckel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: pseudonyms

For most of my life, my name was Chris Hinkle. But, about seven years ago I changed it to Chris Henckel (the original spelling before in was anglicized 300 years ago). Thus far, I publish under the Hinkle spelling of my name. Mostly because this is stuff I wrote while learning the craft of writing. ...
by Henckel
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”

Thanks! I recall Dave talking about this on a few different platforms. He used Stephanie Meyers Twilight series as an example: Vampires are fine in book one because they are your one impossible limit. But don't use werewolves until book two. Otherwise you will have overspent your balance. This is a ...
by Henckel
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”

I remember it from V35 as well. Dave talked about it before it came out in one of his emails. He seemed excited about the large variety of ideas he put into the story and I got the impression he used what some call "discovery" or "seat of the pants" technique to write it. I also...
by Henckel
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”

Coincidentally, there's a story in V35 I didn't think paid off, mostly because I thought the ending contradicted something earlier. I thought "surely not, in a WotF anthology," but I didn't think to read it back to see if I missed anything until now. wotf001 I've read most of the stories ...
by Henckel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 968
Views: 35592

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I've always been curious about Dave's semi-finalist crits.... what they look like and such. Are they in-line comments? Summary notes? A combo of both? How in-depth are they?
by Henckel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 152
Views: 4767

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

My Q4 is with peer reviewers. wotf041
by Henckel
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: The Writers of the Future Podcast at Dragon Con

I listened to the podcast yesterday. Very informative. Its core subject was about generating ides, but what I found most interesting was the subject of story length. I don't recall his exact words, but one of the panel members said he prioritise a solid longer story over a clever shorter one… someth...
by Henckel
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 968
Views: 35592

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

so, about 1250 words?

...I'm going to go heck my Q4 sub I'm working on...
by Henckel
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”

Has anyone else read Dave Farland’s short story “Hellfire on the High Frontier”. He included it in his Writing Tips email, 31 Aug. I’ll just throw it out there… I read it last night. I enjoyed it (mostly because I like westerns), but when I finished, I felt like the climax was missing. It simply did...
by Henckel
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 19
Views: 1021

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

For me, the key is to truly understand the problem. I have to know exactly what it is and what it looks like from all sides. To do this, I attack it with an intense analytical probing—refining the problem down, more and more, until I get to its true core. Once I found it, I can fix it. This little t...
by Henckel
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 968
Views: 35592

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

That's good. Thanks for sharing.
by Henckel
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 21
Views: 405

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

It looks GREAT!
The cost is well worth what you get.

...sadly flights from NZ are a bit prohibitive.

Hopefully many of you can go wotf009
by Henckel
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?

JVAshley wrote:I live near the Cyprus Swamp along the Natchez Trace. I would be glad to help as well if you need any details.


Thanks Julia! I've just sent you PM as well.


If you don't see it, just let me know. wotf009
by Henckel
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?

I haven't received your pm. My email is marsinmind@mchsi.com Sorry, all my messages seem to be sitting in my outbox???? I'll flick you an email after bit. ....I'm attempting to entertain my kids while cooking brekfast for my partner. Its her birthday.. ....Breakfast is looking pretty sad at the mom...
by Henckel
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?

sweet! I've just sent you a PM as well.
Thanks to both of you. Between us, we got this wotf013
by Henckel
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Ha! Ha! For those of you who subscribe to Dave's writing tips email, today's update is great: "When my daughter Danielle was twelve, she came home from school one day and asked tearfully, “Are you a drug dealer?” I told her no. She knew I was a writer. But she said, “Well, that’s what everyone ...
by Henckel
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I just received notification from Joni. Q3 results are due in about a month. wotf024
by Henckel
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Anyone spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou?

Hi there, have any of you spent time in Louisiana or deep south, swamp/bayou? Could you send me PM. I have a few Qs, but mindful not to disclose too much on the open forum. Thanks!
by Henckel
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 15261

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I suppose everyone here regularly reads Wulf's Super Secret thread. Just in case you don't, he said he spoke to Joni and the results for Q3 will "be a while" yet. The reports on Grinder and Duotrope are not Q3 results--none have gone out. Yep, from my experience, we results have come in f...

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