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by oishisushi911
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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 Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

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...
by oishisushi911
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hope you all had a blast at Superstars. I'm jealous but excited to hear whatever you'd like to share. My answers after reading David Farland’s Writing Tips “Mapping Your Career Path.” https://mystorydoctor.com/mapping-your-career-path/ 1. Do most writers map out their career path, or do they simply ...
by oishisushi911
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey oishisushi911, I would would be keen for this and could help out with organization if that helps. Having a lot of fun with the flash writes and also need to work on crit skills ... so, yeah, +1 :D Let’s do it. I like the idea you proposed before: a shared folder on Google Drive. I think this co...
by oishisushi911
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Anyway--I thought it was only fair to share this news with you all, since I wrote the story they bought as part of this challenge! Keep writing and submitting. If it can happen to me, it can definitely happen to you!!! Wow! That’s awesome! And one of the challenge stories! Wishing you the best of l...
by oishisushi911
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for letting us know! And no problem, we know how hectic things are. In the meantime, I’m working on figuring out my fresh Q2 stories and wrapping up some of the other flash (now that the Blood Sucker’s perfected and sent thanks to some critique help from the group). I feel exhausted from my w...
by oishisushi911
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Bad Dialogue
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Bad Dialogue

Yeah, I noticed that one. Dialogue is definitely one of those things I find myself using a lot in first drafts and editing out later on. Dialogue is important. It’s just a matter of when to use it well. My possible entry for Q2 had that issue too and I’m doing my best to sort out a balance between t...
by oishisushi911
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything

You should put in research into what authors and works are similar to your novel right now. Not older works. That will give you something extra to discuss about your work if you have the time. One agent latched onto my work's similarities to Kelly Link and it gave us loads to discuss which was quite...
by oishisushi911
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything

I am too exited! Pitch session with Tony Daniel of Baen Books on Saturday, Feb 15,2020. Thank you RSchibbler for helping me not to make a fool of myself. I will be professional. Thank you Wulf Moon for your support. Means a lot to me. I'll take a look at your pitch if you want. I can't promise I'll...
by oishisushi911
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Flash Swaps (or under 2,500 words)
Replies: 4
Views: 1073

Re: Flash Swaps (or under 2,500 words)

Let's do it.
by oishisushi911
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I wrote my Blood Sucker back up from 243 to 993 and sent it to a fellow beastie for criticism. Will send it off to market shortly after unless it’s a complete flop. BTW would anyone be interested in sharing flash for criticism every week or two? This would be flash after it was built back up from 25...
by oishisushi911
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:The best road map I have ever seen on the levels of a writer's career path was just sent in Dave's Tips today. "Mapping Your Career Path."


I was just skimming that one yesterday dreaming of that apex writer life. Heh. I’ll have to take notes so I’m ready for test day.
by oishisushi911
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

"...Second, in terms of worldbuilding, I have difficulty seeing what is important and what is not." For the second point, I was sure that I'd KYD the crap out of it. But it turns out that I took the reader for granted and assumed that they knew why the aspects of the world were important....
by oishisushi911
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Assignment: Brad Torgersen Discussion 1. At eighteen years old Brad decided to be a writer. Yippee! How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? How many rejections did he deal with? It took Brad 17 years, and many, many, many rejections. 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question d...
by oishisushi911
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’m just checking in here to say congrats to everyone that got an HM or other bigger successes. Keep going everyone! Now on to the 21-question assignment.
by oishisushi911
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Actually, never mind. I did one last check before holiday obligations dragged me off, and I noticed Clarkesworld is open to submissions as far as I can tell. So, why not start the story there. Submitted my second story to a respectable paying market. If rejected there, I’ll send it to Podcastle whic...
by oishisushi911
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I have my Q1 submitted (just barely) and my flash for December done. But for my second fresh story, I’ve found all of the paying markets closed at this time. I’ll do one last check to see if I can send my other story off, otherwise I’ve missed that part of the challenge. Should’ve checked those subm...
by oishisushi911
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I am planning to submit regularly after this little flash step and the Q1 submission for WotF (sending out previous HMs and the newer short stories and flash). In light of the recent assignment (don’t only dream and get excited, actually do it), I will actually do it. This is great to hear, but I w...
by oishisushi911
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Henckel, I noticed your success (!) on The Grinder: Acceptance from SciFi Lampoon (59 days) (Congratulations Henckel!) Wulf, thank you for the bit of encouragement in regards to my having submitted a piece to Frozen Wavelets. I did try submitting stories beyond WotF a few years ago, but only a few (...
by oishisushi911
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This will be my third publication... and the crazy thing is that all three have been humorous SciFi/Fantasy stories that take place in the old west. Good job successfully submitting your work! That Q3 submission must be happy to have a place to be read. Keep it up. Being able to write good humor wi...
by oishisushi911
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT on Farland’s "Going Pro." 1. What lesson did David learn about the path to success? That there are many paths to success. That you must create your own path no matter how unusual or crazy it may be. 2. What advice--and you might have heard this before somewhere :)--did he give a...
by oishisushi911
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2362
Views: 88894

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I feel like Farland expressed both sides of the coin pretty clearly in the essay Going Pro that we read (I’m reading now in prep to get to that assignment done finally). It sounds like he basically says prioritize writing but also take care of your life. Put the freaking fire out, but also make it c...

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