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by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 25
Views: 469

Re: Goals four V.38!

Dustin I'm so happy to see this thread! Your four in thirty-five thread encouraged me to make and keep that goal--and I got my first finalist during that fourth quarter! I wouldn't have made it without the cheering, amazing mosh pit you reference ;) I got a lot of writing done that year, and the pra...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 41882

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dang it. I feel you. Hugs. Hugs. HUUUUUUUUUUGS. And ice cream. Lots of ice cream. ;)
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1047598

Re: Success!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/gothic-fantasy-successful-submissions-strange-lands Great news, everyone! I've sold a story to Flame Tree Publishing's "Strange Lands" anthology! It's going to be available in the UK in October and the US in November. wotf007 Woot! Woot! ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 41882

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

chuckt wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:HM


Poop. I was hoping this would be your quarter.


Ha ha! I love your optimism! I missed this earlier. It is always fun to see the forumites do well. Seems we have several finalists to root for this go around. May we have as good a showing next quarter. wotf009
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 41882

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

wotf057 Wow. Congratulations to everyone and commiserations to anyone who is disappointed. I understand that feeling in the bottom of my soul. Keep writing, and as a dear friend recently told me, BELIEVE in yourself and your goals. Woohoo! I’m so so happy for you, Becky! I’m betting on a win your w...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed May 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

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

Gunhild Jacobs, Executive Director of Author Services, Inc. (Writers of the Future), has asked me to do a blog about the many benefits of the Forum. I thought it would be nice to include a few brief quotes in the article from some of you! I mean, you're Forumites, you've been here awhile, you know ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri May 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 47553

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I have permission to announce! wotf059 wotf059 I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win. This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right no...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 47553

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

GAHHHHHHH KD!!!!!

THIS IS THE ONE!!! It's gotta be. The whole forum is pulling for you!!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 47553

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HM for me. Congrats guys--so many silvers and semis!!! Best of luck to those still waiting. As for the rest of us...may our Q2s kick butt!
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wanted to do a quick shoutout while there's still time. I know we all appreciate the work Wulf has put into SUPER SECRETS, and sometimes it seems there isn't much we can do to say thanks. Right now, though, the Critters poll is a really good way to say THANK YOU. Anyone can vote. Wulf currently sits...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Gee-whizz guys, I'm behind! Retro, Starreacher, Heckel, I do appreciate the support. You guys make me so happy to be here. Makes my heart all pitter-pattery to be surrounded by good friends. Heckel, I did pick up your book. Fun title! Late congratulations all around! What a nice roster Wulf posted w...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

*Knocks softly on the door* Guyyyyyys... I know I counted myself out but...I finished. Both stories, sent to respectable markets, and 3 Flash done as of TODAY. I only finished because of the extension but...Imma try to keep up with you guys if I can. With my health blurp, writing has proven to be a ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 3872

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

Wulf Moon wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:Oooh I missed this. I'll get on it :)


Thanks, Brittany, for casting your vote! I'm glad somebody else in here loves the Writers of the Future anthology. I was feeling so lonely. wotf001


bahahaha wotf001
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 3872

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

Oooh I missed this. I'll get on it :)
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Guys, I've had some unforeseen health issues crop up. I'm going to have to pull myself from the challenge. I'll still be around. I'll be cheering. But I have to focus on my health for a bit. Wish you all the best, and I'll try to keep up...but at this point, I'm admitting to myself it probably won't...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

So, I got my result, and... wotf059 Third place! I just got the call from Joni and she told me I could "scream it to the hilltops"! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf009 AHHHHHHHH! Congratulations! WE GOT A BEASTIE ON THAT STAGE!!!! WOOOHOOOO! When I heard this news I screamed. Congratu...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 56018

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congratulations guys! Finalist and SEVERAL SILVERS!!!!!! You guys rock.

Another HM for me. :) Fingers crossed for Liz! Really hope we get someone from last year's challenge on that stage!
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

disgruntledpeony wrote:I was a challenge beastie as of Q4, and my Q4 has made finalist. Regardless of how that turns out, I can definitely say that this challenge helped me get there. wotf007



GAHHHHHHH! Congratulations Liz! Rooting for you to get ON THAT STAGE!!!!
wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

If I want to be a professional, I have to act professionally. I missed a deadline. I don't want my first impression to my favorite magazine to be...well, unprofessional. Surely this particular magazine already has many excellent stories to choose from. Would it not come across as unprofessional, as ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 56018

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

[quote="Wulf Moon"]Today is the day I knew. Perhaps tomorrow will be the day for you! It is, after all, Thursday. Best of success to one and all! The Force is strong among you. ~Moon~[/quote="Wulf Moon"] wotf060 wotf025 wotf039 wotf030 Alright, let's snuggle up in this pillow for...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Flash finished for November. Purchased my target magazine and started reading :) Confession time: I missed my deadline. My target magazine closed and I MISSED THE DEADLINE. I'd thought it was open through the end of the month but I was wrong and that smarts. So...I signed up for their reminder email...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

12. Finally finally. You have everything you need now to send your krakens out to sea. What are you waiting for? Get kraken! I let it gooooo. Let it gooooo. Can’t hold it back anymore. Let it go. Let it goooo. (Okay, I’ll admit to too much Frozen at my house. What can I say, the sequel is upcoming?...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

And if you guys want to read something adorable, please check out WotF's latest blog. It's by our very own challenge beastie, THE GIRL IN THE GLASSES! All I can say is, this is why we write. https://www.writersofthefuture.com/book-review-moon-dawdler/ That's a lovely article: written by our own Gir...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Gahhhhh! I'm getting burried under all the updates lol. Here are my answers to the latest assignment wotf009 PS You all are awesome. I love learning from and with you, on this thread. ASSIGNMENT to go with Moon's SUPER SECRET #37 After reading "Never Let Go" in our workbook HOW I GOT PUBLI...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Markets I'm looking into: Deep Magic, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Daily Science Fiction, The Dark, Grimdark, The Copper Nickle, Asimov & Clarkesworld (girl's gotta dream), Terraform, Augur, and Reckoning. I've got *many* Krakens in cages. They've mostly stayed there, locked up, with me occasion...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Catching up on homework here: 1. What can you learn about professional writing and winning contests and perfecting style and performance from what SwiftPotato wrote above? Brillant message Swiftpotato! Wow! You talk about muscle memory, like Wulf talks about creating brain pathways with these exerci...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION I’m Brittany. I graduated nursing school the week I turned twenty and worked until 2017 (mostly med/surg, also rehab). Now I’m a full-time with my four kiddos. I like tennis and baking and hot-homemade-soup-making. I’ve played the piano and flute but it’s been ages. I adore ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3363
Views: 313500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I think Brittany asked how to do denouement when the protagonist dies. From the perspective of the crew in "Weep No More for the Willow," I did that. It's in the latest Deep Magic. Can't say more, it will wreck the story for folks.There's plenty of other examples, however. Somebody help B...

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