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by oishisushi911
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT: Martin's "How I (Almost) Didn't Get Published." 1. How old was Martin when he submitted his first story to a pro magazine? What happened? What didn't he realize? 14 years old. He was rejected. He didn’t realize the extra comment on his story was a good sign, i.e. a personal rej...
by oishisushi911
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Update: Successful submission of two fresh short stories for this quarter, one to Writers of the Future and one to Fantasy & Science Fiction. Good luck my dear Kraken! I already reported successful submission of my fresh flash story for this month. I'll look at sending off my other recently reje...
by oishisushi911
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Just noticed Wulf's FB post. Congrats on the piece in the ZNB Apocalyptic anthology, SwiftPotato. Pre-ordered it since I love apocalyptic stories. Looking forward to reading yours.
by oishisushi911
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Thanks for the motivation, Swift! If anyone has last-minute feedback they’d like, feel free to send it my way. I’ve sent my possible WotF entry to some fellow beasties and thread followers for feedback. I was totally stuck with two other stories that were done except for final linking scenes, but I ...
by oishisushi911
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Don't miss your Q2 WotF entry, RJK Lee. Always work on your highest priorities first. Rating level of importance of tasks is a very good idea. Nothing in writing should be more important than sending your best into WotF every quarter. Figure out what creates a Pavlovian response for writing, so you...
by oishisushi911
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

I finished the KYD for Hive Minds and revised it enough that I sent it to a few writers for quick feedback. Will submit to Flame Tree soon. So that's my Flash for this month, though I have the Blood-stained Roots one just about done as well. Now to somehow finish my Q2 short stories. They've hit sna...
by oishisushi911
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

A shame about the cancellation. Congrats again on that big win with your story, Leah. We’re all looking forward to the art reveal and the postponed event itself. In the meantime, keep writing!

Also, I hope everyone stays healthy over there. Take extra precautions when possible.
by oishisushi911
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

So my question is: As long as I am still getting those two new stories completely written, can I shuffle the stories around? For instance, one of the stories I wrote last time and kept back for submission to a magazine, I would like to submit to WoTF at some point (based on a tip from Dave). Is tha...
by oishisushi911
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

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

Now ask yourself: Do I state in the opening of my story what my protagonist's heart's desire is? It may change as the story unfolds, but do you have a statement of desire, of what they long for that motivates their very being? If you fail to do this, your story will fail to reach its fullest potent...
by oishisushi911
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

1. The emotional reaction: how am I feeling after this event? Whether this is short or long depends on the kind of book you're writing. 2. Reason reaction: am I hurt? Is the other person hurt? What needs to be done? This is often especially heavy in mystery stories. 3. Review reaction: whose fault ...
by oishisushi911
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Swift, I just wanted to report that I am 5/6 for the flash challenge. 1. Internet troll 2. Outside the submarine window 3.Climbing vines 4.Don't forget your plague mask 5. Tiger's eye My daughter just saw "Don't forget your plague mask" and laughed. Since we're here in Japan with school c...
by oishisushi911
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Okay, here's mine ... I just hope no one decides to psychoanalyze us based on the answers (esp. Henckel) Green Leaves Turning Blue The Uriah Gambit At the Heart of Amber Geocruncher Stars, Rain, Fire I just wonder if Henckel is the Roy in this prompt or not: 4. The local sewing circle classified th...
by oishisushi911
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

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

Oh, I like that assignment. I'll try to do it right now before I sleep... First, update on my meeting of the challenge. My rebuild of the KYD for the Courage Under Fire prompt is done. So count my one flash for February. My two flash stories for January (Blood Sucker and The Dragon Next Door) have r...
by oishisushi911
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

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

I would love to join Fyrecon and your class, Packmaster, but I’m not quite sure how to afford traveling at the moment. I wish there was a way for me to do so. Maybe next year I can join one of these conferences. Sigh. Also a bit scared to travel with the Coronavirus scare. Prime Minister Abe just re...
by oishisushi911
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

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

If you get bogged down, PLEASE finish your stories first before looking at my story. I sent you a PM asking for your email (and sending you mine) but I am not in a rush at all to get a critique back on Story #1 since I'm wrangling Story #2. And send me your story whenever you like. . . I will work ...
by oishisushi911
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Hmm... I double-posted and couldn't figure out how to delete the second post, so I'll just have to edit it instead. It's funny how critiquing other writers' stories actually ends up helping you get a better vision of what could be improved with your own work. I just finished a crit for Henckel, and ...
by oishisushi911
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

CCrawford wrote:
oishisushi911 wrote:I do not have a writing partner nor wise reader though hope to find some.


Oishisushi, if you need another reader, I'm willing to read/crit something for you this quarter! Just let me know. :)

Thanks! Will let you know. I might be satisfactorily finished with one on Sunday.
by oishisushi911
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

... I’m about done with a crit of an interesting story from Henckel, then I’ll hopefully look at a few others. Ha ha ha. I hope "interesting" is good in this context. wotf019 No stress. Take whatever time you need. You shouldn't have to miss a personal deadline for a crit. ...and I'm look...
by oishisushi911
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

I’d really like to do crit swaps with everyone in the challenge, but so far I’ve only done so with a few members, a few who I have a shared Google drive folder with and a few who I just sent docs to directly. The crits really helped and I implemented most of them. I do find there are some points I c...
by oishisushi911
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Dave’s response floored me. He not only remembered my story--he remembered that I’d written other stories with those same characters in the past. He said he thought I was already there, and that I just needed to keep focusing original characters in interesting settings with surprising spec elements...
by oishisushi911
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Reporting in as well. I have a very nearly completed story that I'm pretty sure will be my WoTF submission. I edit while I write so hoping to have it ready for a swap in about a week if someone is up to somewhere between 6,000 and 7,000 words. My 2nd story for submission to a reputable market is . ...
by oishisushi911
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks Wulf and all for the updates on SuperStars ... sounds like one helluva workshop! For my update, I have first draft of my first story and 6K in on my story number two (based on the growing impulse prompt ;) Still waiting on results from both my Q1 baby Krakens out in the wild. Finished a flam...
by oishisushi911
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Retropianoplayer wrote:Revised my novel and submitted full manuscript to respectable market.

Best,

Retro


Submitted your novel, too! While also handling all the short story and flash challenges. Much respect!
by oishisushi911
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’m behind, overall. Boo. My update on writing progress: After getting some great feedback on my flash from the Dragon Next Door prompt, I sent it out and it got its first rejection; I’m sending it out again soon. My Blood Sucker flash also got some great feedback, was sent to Flame Tree, and is now...
by oishisushi911
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Leah, I've done the Vital Flaw exercise. Anyone that did the Blood Sucker prompt and submitted to Flame Tree probably got the email with new prompts for their contest. You are allowed to submit to both the syfy and the horror prompt. Horror- Inanimate Beings Syfy- Avatar. You have until 2-21-202...
by oishisushi911
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Back from an exhausting vacation. Developed the seed for one of this quarter's stories while driving. oishisushi, not sure if I'm qualified to give a suggestion, but what I do is title each submission something like storynamewotf.doc. Then when I go to submit to another market I will pull that file...
by oishisushi911
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks TimE and CCrofofd! I'll take you both up on your kind offers and repay the favor whenever your stories are ready. Just flick me an email christopher.heneckel (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll send it over. I really appreciate your help. I might be up to critique. I have started using a shared go...
by oishisushi911
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

When trying to send work out, I did notice I have an issue with disorganized folders. It’s something I’ve meant to go fix with my DJing folders as well. I didn’t realize how much of an issue with the writing it was until trying to sort out which revisions of my Honorable Mention stories were the lat...
by oishisushi911
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’m getting better at sending work out! I now have five pieces pending a response: one short story at WotF for Q1, three short stories at other paying markets (BCS, Clarkesworld, and Strange Horizons), and one flash at FFO. The flash was based on Blood Suckers, rejected by Flame Tree then sent out a...
by oishisushi911
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2610
Views: 122756

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SUPERSTARS SUMMARY Hey all, Wulf asked me to put together some notes on one of the sessions I attended at Superstars writing seminar last week. So here you go. Lots of Eggs in Lots of Baskets - Dan Wells Thanks so much for sharing some of what you learned there. I’m a big fan of Wells’ serial kille...

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