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by RSchibler
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Always, if you’d like my feedback. As of right now my queue is empty.
by RSchibler
Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

I'm assuming that Wulf followed Secret 0 and submitted in proper manuscript format (for the win). Wulf has also said this story is a long love of his, which means it's been out before and he kept it out. That's Secret 1, for those who've left the deep chasms of WotF quarters. The first thing we see ...
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24317

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Late seeing the email as I wasn't expecting it. Got an R. This is a tough one for me 'cause I got an honorable mention last time and several people told me they liked this story better than that one, including an editor, so that gave me hope. Ah well. Take a long hard look at my signature and don’t...
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Dave had a newsletter this past week with some really great ways to strengthen a scene. Might be worth checking out!
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24317

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Galen I am so thrilled you made finalist and bummed you didn’t place but mostly thrilled. Congratulations!
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Anyone Open For Critiques Or Exchanges? Thanks :)
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Anyone Open For Critiques Or Exchanges? Thanks :)

Always. Feel free to shoot me a PM!
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24317

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf056

Congratulations to everyone!
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24317

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Too much, y’all. It’s too much. Charlie is retiring, the election is everywhere, and WotF peeps? *curls up in fetal position*
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24317

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I figured was the US election...
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New Writer Looking for Critique from WOTF Veteran
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: New Writer Looking for Critique from WOTF Veteran

I’m always available for crits. Send me a pm!
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

The second most frequent reason I reject stories from Apex is because nothing is happening. I hear Wulf in my head every time “Start Your darn Heroes Quest!”

The third most common reason is because I have no idea what’s going on. “Set Your Stage!”
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

The editor-in-chief of Apex posted this article today. See if you can’t find more than a few supersecrets hidden in the words!

https://apex-magazine.com/why-do-you-keep-rejecting-me/
by RSchibler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

Thanks Wulf! The second one I wrote was much better. I do like that opening style. I agree with the rest though, heehee. I’m still struggling to find the right balance of prose and punch at the vignette level, and it got a little muddled. I wrote it back up and made it just one human mother - glad t...
by RSchibler
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critiquing my story as a first time submission
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Critiquing my story as a first time submission

You can pm me a google docs link to your story when you’re ready and I’ll critique it.
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

250 KYD completed on "Betrayed by one most trusted". Process was still painful but it is getting easier. Funny how practice works. Wrapping up a short story for the month, will send it out once I get my crit group's comments resolved. This one might be my Q1, but I am hoping I can get some...
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 44210

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

4th is a great, wrenching place to be. Congrats on your finalist, so sorry you didn’t win but being held is great! I hope you win soon - you’ve been launching these arrows for a while! I had my fingers crossed for you.
by RSchibler
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 43
Views: 2720

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I just finished my most recent book. I look forward to taking two days off and then getting anxious and stir-crazy. I was just telling my writing group; before I started writing, I had no such urges, but now if I don’t write something new for a while it’s like I’m boiling and there’s nowhere for the...
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Fyrecon Master Class & Online Con Scholarships
Replies: 15
Views: 1392

Re: Fyrecon Master Class & Online Con Scholarships

If you pay $50 for the convention, you get access to the weekend panels but not the master classes. The master classes are a bit more, but include the weekend panels. Wulf might correct me but I think that's how it works.
by RSchibler
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

I really struggle with 250s, but here's a vignette based on a prompt I started a while ago--one of the few stories I've ever walked away from. I am grateful for the chance to continue to grow my writing (grumble) by working on an exercise that challenges me (grumble). wotf009 Baseline 250 "The ...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique Swap
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Critique Swap

I'm always available for crits :)
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1276359

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:Just scrolled the first 15 pages. They are full of winners that didn't know fate would shine on their careers.

That's my favorite thing about this thread!
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3599
Views: 467070

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

I apologize for being late. I was reading everyone's responses and I agreed with everything everyone said - and didn't know what to add! I'm editing my scifi novel and the weekend got away from me. I'll keep it brief. When I started Super Secrets, I'd been writing for a little less than two years. I...
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?
Replies: 5
Views: 516

Re: How to know when it is self doubt versus a bad idea?

I agree with Dustin. I’ve read a lot of stories and I’ve almost never run into an idea that was bad. Execution, sure, but usually the concept had something unique about it, something interesting. As for whether our execution is working, it’s so hard to know. I tend to finish all my stories, regardle...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 44210

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

kentagions wrote:
For me, lucky 13. I received my first Finalist!


Oh my gosh! Congratulations!
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 44210

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Valiant wrote:I got my first Honorable mention. So, clear step up from last time around.


wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Congratulations! That’s an amazing feeling!
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 44210

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

wotf056

It’s THURSDAY! Good luck all!

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