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by Wulf Moon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Some happy news--I did sell a novelette last week to a pro-paying market. Novelettes are very hard to sell because they take up so much space in publications. This is the second in my career--my first was "Seventh Heaven" in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2 with Dean Wesley Smith as editor....
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Hey, guys...I've got a virtual book signing happening today! It's at 4PM EST on Zoom. I'm told I'll be reading a section or two from Yellow and Pink, so if you'd like to see exactly how red one human being can get, feel free to pop in and watch/listen/ask questions... Facebook event here (hyperlink...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2940
Views: 596876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dude! Is there anywhere on the net that you don't hang out? You're like, everywhere, man. Well, I've managed to write a few things, get them published in a few places and I'm working on other bits. I've submitted to WotF a few times over the years with submissions in for the 3rd and 4th quarters th...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-contest-2nd-quarter-2020-winners/ Official results are in! I do feel for my friends that didn't make it this round, especially those that were finalists. That's the toughest pill to swallow, and you just have to remind yourself that if it you...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

I put a lot of research into my character names and choose them carefully... Sometimes. Sometimes I pick the first thing that comes to mind, that rolls off the tongue - but Wulf is right, I've often changed them later to something more meaningful. I stick to two or three syllables (prefer two!) and...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 822
Views: 261836

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just heard back from Deep Magic—I made their second round. They also provided feedback, and I feel like the issues they mentioned can easily be fixed with a few additional lines. And honestly—I’m incredibly happy! This was a story I had seriously considered retiring. I thought there were serious is...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Speaking of brilliant character NAMES and choices by J.K. Rowling, here's a shout-out to Taylor Swift's latest album, undoubtedly her best. Taylor Swift wrote music and lyrics for these. The music is addictive; the lyrics are poetry on steroids. With songs called 'Exile,' 'Cardigan,' and 'The Last ...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET #44: A Rose by Any Other Name Is Not Just as Sweet Copyright 2020 by Wulf Moon. All Rights Reserved. Shakespeare had it wrong. Oh, his metaphor was brilliant. It didn't matter what hated clan or house she came from; Juliet would be the same charming girl Romeo had fallen in...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Swift knows, but just for public accountability, I wrote at least 2 short stories of 3000 words and submitted to WotF and elsewhere. I've written one already that might be my Q4, but I plan to write at least one more. I'm almost done with the first draft of my scifi novel, as well, and am still que...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2940
Views: 596876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello everyone! At the Superstars event this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Wulf Moon. He suggested that I enter the WOTF contest. I did so, and to my surprise, I made finalist this quarter. This week, Wulf kindly invited me to join this group. I write of rogues, rebels, and renegades acro...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Here's the copy on a new class for Fyrelite Online in October. THE SECRETS OF A HOWLING GOOD PLOT This looks really good, Wulf! Do you have a link? First, I congratulated Leah about her Cossmass sale on my FB page, but I need to make sure she is applauded here as well. WELL DONE, CHALLENGE BEASTIE!...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Well... not a winner. I appreciate getting this far, but I was hoping for a different call. We've been talking privately through the whole experience, but I should also post something here. All three of my friends that were finalists this quarter got the tails side of the coin. You were not alone, ...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 65
Views: 1598

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead! Congratulations! And that’s always the quandary, but you just have to be happy for the sa...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Short Story vs Novel
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: Short Story vs Novel

Hi all, I have been wondering what the difference between a short story and a novel is, besides length. What are the main differences? I want to change one or two of my short stories into YA novels, but I don't know how to go about it. Thanks for any help you can give me! There's just... more. Of e...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Perfect. Love how the class description is done. Just add something about world wide or across the globe or whatever to the end there. Wulf's class sold out world-wide, from Tokyo to [insert town in USA] to London! Heh-heh. You were the one that gave me that idea before, Ryland! Love it! It was gre...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

So this was my big project today. Here's the copy on a new class for Fyrelite Online in October. This one is to teach the Seven Point Plot, but with my Secret modifications! Let me know what you think. Going to send this over to post to the site soon, probably tonight. Cheers! THE SECRETS OF A HOWLI...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2940
Views: 596876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Good day, I was recently in a class Wulf taught and I really enjoyed what I heard and thought I might as well get into a community that seems to be helping folks find themselves in their writing. My name is Jayrod P. Garrett and I'm a performance poet who is working on trying to get published as a ...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

I've been invited to teach it again in November. Link in my signature. See you soon! Beastmaster Moon Of course you were. :) You did an awesome job. It's clear you have a passion for teaching and a talent for relating things.It's no small gift. I was surprised at how quickly the four hours went. Yo...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

You FAILED me, Wulf. I read your super secrets, and I only got an HM in the latest quarter! I WANT THE MONEY I NEVER GAVE YOU BACK! Just kidding. I'm proud of the HM and your secrets were a big help! Glad to help, Chezecaek. HM first time out of the gate? Nice! You can't get your money back. YOU HA...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2940
Views: 596876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, BackInk!

An HM on you first try is respectable! Take advantage of all the info in here and critique swaps and your writing will be smokin’!

See you on the boards!

Wulf Moon
Forum Moderator
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Nice points, Becky. Well done! Solid advice, challenge beasties! Our choices determine who we are. Same for our protagonists. Side note: To those attending my master class, you will have fresh Zoom access codes in your email today. Don't forget to check your spam. If you have any issues, you can mes...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

To those taking my Fyrelite Master Class: Be sure you obtained your materials, either from me, or on the Fyrecon site. And don't forget tonight is the second trial run on your Zoom and how entering the online workshop works. There will be cake, cookies, and UNEECORNS! THEY'RE SO FLUFFY!!!! Do check ...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1012595

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 Nice! You're...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2940
Views: 596876

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Agathon!

Great start to get HM on your first try! Top 10% from around the world!

Welcome to the Forum!

Wulf Moon
Forum Moderator
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks all, I really appreciate the support. The night I got the call was such a rollercoaster. I was trying to rescue a street kitten that had been stuck in a garage storage unit when Joni called. I was ecstatic to get the news (and am crazy on edge to find out the results), but the kitten passed ...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wow. Update. I now have THREE good friends as finalists this Q2. Elizabeth Chatsworth just announced. Dave referred her to me for some editing work, how we first met. I have never had three friends in the running before. One at best. This is incredible! I want all three IN! May the best women win! A...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hey guys. I don't post a lot here, rather keeping to the shadows. But I found out I'm a finalist for this quarter. I am so excited and so nervous. And then excited again. Brandie! You’re a fine girl! What a good winner you will be! wotf001 That makes TWO of my friends as Fianilsts this Q2. May BOTH...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 532
Views: 30040

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Hello everyone! I've been writing a while, 3-4 years. I'm old, got into writing late, have never wanted to write a novel. Fumbling along getting both good advice and bad. Anyway Q2 was my first submission to any publisher ever. Received an Honorable Mention. In the meantime, sold a story (token pay...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: HM and SHM Crit Exchange?
Replies: 12
Views: 252

Re: HM and SHM Crit Exchange?

Hi everyone. There is an older thread about this, but nobody has responded in over a year. I would like to see if anyone who had gotten HM or SHM recently would be interested in exchanging crits in order to improve our stories for re-submission to WotF or for other markets. I think I know what my f...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3193
Views: 245748

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

Well, results look like they're mainly in for our Super Secrets' challenge beasties for Q2. Lots of HMs, some rejections. I know the rejections sting--I collected my share of them in the early days. You can't please everyone all of the time. That's especially true in contests. You send your best, yo...

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