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by Wulf Moon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Well, this is a new one. Apparently it's another HM for me, based on the results press release on the blog. Never did get an email from Joni, though. wotf017 Oh well. Quarter three, here we come! Congrats, everybody. wotf013 Mistakes happen. I've had the reverse, where I got the email and certifica...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:My Q2 did not in fact end up selling yet, but I've gotten personals from both places I've sent it after WotF so far (Diabolical Plots and F&SF). Gonna keep making the rounds.


Good work, Liz. That's pro.

Best,

Moon
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 791
Views: 219602

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

DaneCurley good luck. My own story which had been held for consideration by Diabolical Plots unfortunately just got a rejection. "Loved the imagery and concept here!" was the comment. I'm not as sad as I thought I would be - it was such a roller coaster watching the progress (you can see ...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Little confused about rule #5?
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Little confused about rule #5?

All right, thanks. I just wanted to make sure because I don't want to accidentally break the rules. Not that I expect to win, but that doesn't mean I won't try! Expect to win. Believe you will win. And then chart a course to reach that destination. Besides dumb luck, it's the only way to reach your...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Thanks for sharing M.H. Lee and Tracy! "Perfectly publishable as is" and "the writing is excellent" are great things to hear from an NYT bestselling author. Well done! May you find good homes for your stories! On heightening emotion, and the need to not only have a plot story arc...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 319
Views: 11912

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

This is for LDWriter's post, but it's a good reminder to all. Every writer goes through rejection. Frank Herbert had the most brilliant SF novel of the 20th Century rejected by every publisher he sent it to, and finally got a car repair manual publishing company--Chiltons--to publish it, and that wa...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

Awesome! Read every word of your story. Er, your story's story, that is. I'll watch the interview soon with my headset. Thanks for sharing your personal history. Sounds like an uphill battle... I'd like to ask how you continued to imagine during all the down times. I hit a little speed bump and I'm...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

UPDATE - received my SF critique late last night. Same. Congrats. Those are worth their weight in gold. An NYT bestselling author has read your story and has told you what it needs to make it sing. I just sold a semifinalist to a wonderful market because I followed Dave's advice in his critique. Yo...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Thank you, Becky! Very kind of you! Enjoy your vacation, and success to your novel. And to your Q4! A WotF win gets you a great credit to help you sell a first novel, and/or to get good representation.

All the beast!

Wulf Moon
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Peter Glen wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:https://www.writersofthefuture.com/here-be-dragons/


wotf010 An energizing read! ty Mr Moon :)


Thanks, Peter! I hope you get a chance to watch the interview as well. There's more in there, and it's meant to encourage people just like you!

Cheers!
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

RSchibler wrote:Hey I’m on vacation in Colorado! wotf001 I’ll post an updated list later.


No, it was a joke, Becky! Enjoy your vacation!!!
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Where is Becky when I need her? wotf001 I scrolled back and I think we're up to SUPER SECRET #33. I know I promised you a codified SECRET on Moon's Kill Your Darlings exercise. I wrote this a few weeks back: "But if you're trying to follow the Flash exercises and what they're about, I initiated...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward What an impressive tale of finding and maintaining your 'close-hauled tack'! Congratulations and thanks, as always, for sharing. ~You Fellow Dragon Hunter Than...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

I just read HERE BE DRAGONS, Wulf. A moving and touching story. I don't know many people who could have dealt with your family health issues, and not physically and mentally collapsed. Even fewer people who have reached your position and stature in life after facing down the genesis you had in earl...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

Awesome! Read every word of your story. Er, your story's story, that is. I'll watch the interview soon with my headset. Thanks for sharing your personal history. Sounds like an uphill battle... I'd like to ask how you continued to imagine during all the down times. I hit a little speed bump and I'm...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Ahr ye ready? Since ye are the ones that signed yer name in blood and swore to Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge, BEHOLD! Ye are now locally famous among seafarin' types, or should I say infamous, since the The BLACK SPOT has been served upon ye all! Serves ye right for attracting the attention o...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

Have you been enjoying the Writers of the Future podcasts? They are now easily viewed from the Writers of the Future homepage. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! You may not know that each of us had studio-styled video interviews in Hollywood as well! Author Services' Emily Jones turned up the lights and sweat...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Something NEW This Way Comes!

I posted a picture on Facebook today of a wide angle view of the banquet hall and stage as I gave my acceptance speech at the WotF 35 gala. Here's the post that followed: For me, this picture never gets old. After 25 years of trying, I had made it to the Writers of the Future stage with my story &qu...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

That is most excellent news, Disgruntled Peony. I sincerely hope you make a sale and report the good tidings to all of us. On a collateral issue, once again, I must repeat how much I admire Wulf Moon for submitting to this contest for a quarter of a century. I can't speak for anyone other than myse...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

About Dave's reading every HM story and above in entirety... Hey man, wasn't trying to call you out or anything. But yeah, I do sometimes have a tendency toward being pedantic. I try to keep it in check, but sometimes I blow it. wotf017 Agree with your sentiments entirely, though. wotf009 No worrie...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Peter Glen wrote:I just ordered a Maass of books ;)


A mass of Maass books? Maass you read so many? I maasst admit, I have amaassed quite a few. Maassterful books, just maassterful!
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

About Dave's reading every HM story and above in entirety... Dave Farland is an honest man. I am sure as a general rule, what he wrote is true. But I stand by what I wrote, and please remember the context in which I wrote, which was this: "Dave could have looked at those same first two pages an...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: No Confirmation Email?
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: No Confirmation Email?

Hello, I submitted 2 stories and got no confirmation email either time. I emailed Joni from my regular email account and got no response. I tried using a gmail account per the advice I got here on this forum and emailed Joni again and she responded to ask a few follow up questions. I responded to t...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF podcasts now on the WotF Homepage!
Replies: 0
Views: 46

WotF podcasts now on the WotF Homepage!

YaY! Now it's easier to find the Writers and Illustrators of the Future podcasts! They are on the homepage of Writers of the Future under the heading: Podcasts. Learn valuable tips that could help YOU from the winners and judges. Check them out! More to come! Video interviews too! https://www.writer...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 924
Views: 31698

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

And then Don Maass modernized these concepts with his book Writing the Breakout Novel. So I went into Audible looking for this book and came out with 'Alien Sex' wotf017 ... I'm determined to get the Maass book though and didn't feel too bad about the Alien Sex anthology because it's a William Gibs...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Firewall for PMs?

Martin says he won't be able to check on the issue until late tonight, but I have told him of the problem.

And Sucuri is our web host. It should be a legitimate captcha.

Cheers!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Firewall for PMs?

I know Martin had the webhost set up Captcha for this site due to the recent spambot issue. I'll let him know it's causing some PM issues.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 367
Views: 15981

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Sorry about the rejection, Chuck. It's a reality of writing we all have to work through and develop coping skills for. Even at our WotF workshop, two of our instructors were bemoaning recent rejections they had experienced, and these were novels by the best of the best with illustrious publishing hi...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

wotf057 Awesome. Didn't Preston move from SF to finalist because of an opening? And then won? Correct, Chuck. Which just proves that semifinalists can be very high quality, and given a different set of judges, might even have won the contest. More fuel for not reading too much into why a story didn...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 508176

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thanks so much for the advice, Mr. Moon. It means a lot as an aspiring writer. I also want to thank you for writing the article, "One Foot In Front of The Other." It really helped me continue to write at a time I felt I wasn't going anywhere with my writing. Thanks again, Michael. Most we...

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