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by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 983

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Sorry, I have been missing. It's good to see all of you churning out stories. I am knee deep (more like armpit deep) in revisions of a novel this quarter. I am considering taking a thread from the novel--a piece I am particularly attached to--and creating a short story from it. I have done this twi...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

What KD Julicher said. Just because someone got away with it doesn't mean you will. Don't push this envelope. And a note to all: please refrain from using vulgar terms on future Forum posts. I understand we're adults, and we are trying to figure out what is acceptable, but we do keep clean halls in ...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

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." If you haven't signed up for those, do so. You just missed the greatest essay written on the subject, in the fewest words possible. And if you have sig...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

The raciest story I've seen published was in Volume 34, I believe. Rock band protestors sleeping together. Can't recall the title, but I was surprised it made it in, in view of comments about the WotF audience Dave has made. Even had some cursing. So there's your comp.
by Wulf Moon
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Great work, crlisle and lainygirl. We do this in a semi-public forum to help everyone that wishes to help themselves, whether they're in the Challenge or not. Best of success!

Beastmaster Moon
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Tom Doherty WoTF podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Tom Doherty WoTF podcast

He tells the history of fantasy and science fiction publishing! Highly recommended podcast. Tom Doherty is a giant in publishing. Joe Haldeman and his wife Gay invited me to join them for lunch at the Nebulas one year. Who were they having lunch with? Tom Doherty! One of the most memorable conventi...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks, Dustin. I appreciate your looking this up. The truth is, and you have noted that, we cannot go by hearsay--all we can go by are the official contest rules and Joni Labaqi's position on them. I talked to Martin Shoemaker just now about these quotes above, and here is what he said: "The r...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This week's prompt is: GROWING IMPULSE . Yay! This looks like so much fun! These exercises are really helping my writing a lot, so keep them coming! I may use one for my 3rd quarter WoTF entry. These prompts are amazing. Thanks, crlisle. They aren't random generated, careful thought was put into ea...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18357

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Well done, Chad! Congratulations! Semifinalist in this contest is HUGE! It means you were in the top 16 or so out of thousands of entries for the quarter from around the world. That is an amazing accomplishment, considering the competition and caliber of writing. Write Joni at Author Services, as ot...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 983

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I may have just come up with the idea for Q2's story and it fits with me wanting to do one in a certain genre, as I have mentioned before. Congrats! Me too! Just this morning. Such a relief. I've been watching old episodes of Cosmos and One Strange Rock hoping something would pop in my brain. Then ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for the support, RJK Lee and all! Much appreciated! I'm hearing good things about how many of you did my Blood Sucker flash challenge. Enjoy the bonus that came with your newsletter! And here's a bonus for all the rest so you don't feel left out. I rejected a story today that had gotten throu...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 81
Views: 2317

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

A HUGE number of Idealists in this group! Strange. They represent about 10% of the population. Yes, the Myers Briggs test is very useful in understanding individuals and what makes them tick and their roles in society. I highly recommend Kiersey's PLEASE UNDERSTAND ME II, which evaluates the results...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 81
Views: 2317

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Randomly did the 16 personalities quiz. I'm here to join the ranks of the INFPs (and also the filking, because that sounds like fun). wotf019 That is crazy, Liz. How can so many be in one place? They really are rare. Perhaps not rare among science fiction and fantasy writers. The I would be quite h...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I did my blood sucker story on ticks. Was it supposed to be about vampires? I did 999 words, then 500, then 250, then backup to 1,000. I am becoming a lean, mean, writing machine! Thanks for giving us such fun assignments Wulf Moon! This was fun! Ticks sound like a far more interesting twist on thi...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I built my Blood Sucker story back up to just under 900 words... I hope that's close enough to the 1000! KYD exercise definitely helped clarify the story... there's more depth to it now and yet it's still 500 words less than my first draft before the KYD. wotf017 Then you did it right, Crystal. THA...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Passing of Mike Resnick
Replies: 11
Views: 255

Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

A legend and not just on this forum. I suddenly feel the need to re-read some of his stuff. A special kind of immortality when you think of it. Though if people remember me by what I wrote, I'm kinda in trouble... For living writers, Galen, it's not what we have written, it's what we're about to wr...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I have finished the blood sucker exercise, including building it back up to just under a 1000 words. Well done, AJ! You are a VOLUME 37 CHALLENGE BEASTIE! As such, you qualify to PM Leah to receive your newsletter from me. Membership has its privileges. Congrats for doing the work! Cheers! BEASTMAS...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

https://theshortstory.co.uk/competitions/short-story-competition/ All of you doing the flash prompts regularly - this is a good opportunity for you! 1. It is a good opportunity, and you *can* tell a moving story in 300 words. It's called a vignette, and I've been teaching you how to do it. It's the...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats again to Wulf... he posted about a couple of his awards, but he did NOT mention that he won SO MANY. When I got the email this morning and read through all the winners, I was so excited to see him and his work listed for so many categories. Wulf, that's awesome! You are on fire! I just com...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you for your kind words, Retro. Means a lot.

Cheers!

Now swab those decks, you swabs! You have a flash piece to write on the Blood Sucker prompt, and you're about to get a private message!
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO WRITERS OF THE FUTURE, GALAXY PRESS, AUTHOR SERVICES, EDITOR AND JUDGES, AND AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS BEHIND THE CREATION OF WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOLUME 35! It was a close race, and there were many wonderful anthologies nominated for BEST ANTHOLOGY OF 2019. Over two thousand...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SUPER Congratulations to Wulf Moon for winning "Best Author" in the Critters Reader's Poll! We know how hard he works, he really deserves this recognition. More, Super Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler won Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Story, and OUR little Writing Wo...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4132
Views: 925734

Re: Success!

I'm happy you hit your minimum target goal, Liz (disgruntledpeony). That's a nice accomplishment--it means you can pay for hotel and eat while there. Congrats! I am a ways behind you, but I will make it. I'm just happy so many of you here took the advice to attend. And applied for scholarships! Cong...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey, our WotF Vol. 35 hit #1 in the Critters Poll for Best Anthology! Alas, our WotF Forum dropped to 2nd for Best Writers' Forum. That may be down to me! I'm a member of both forums. wotf015 It could all change... My votes for best author, book, workshop etc. though - they're all very related to t...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for being so patient with me, all. Been doing lots of extracurricular activities lately, especially pre-launch stuff for WotF, and I need to get back to bullet journaling and checking my schedule daily! No worries, Leah! You do great, and we all appreciate what you do as Keeper of Records, e...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 329

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

Thanks, Dustin! It's pretty clear you love this place and the anthologies. : ) One day left all! If you have legitimate reasons like Dustin for saying you thought WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 was the Best Anthology of 2019, make your mark. And if you love the WotF Forum, there's one day left to vot...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Looks like we're missing the Monday prompt. Okay, I've got a good one, and if you write a flash to this prompt, you could receive a wonderful reward. I'll let that be the teaser. You'll just have to trust me. Your Monday writing prompt is: BLOOD SUCKER. Have at it! More on this to come. Beastmaster ...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Dustin, a quick word about copyright. (having done so previously with the Library of Congress). Even without the copyright symbol, Wulf OWNS all intellectual property rights in all forms the moment he tapped out the first word on his computer keyboard. It automatically becomes his work. He doesn't ...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 72063

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf, Thanks for the heads up on Apex about your Super Secret Challenge, I'm only a few pages through and am already learning a lot. GREAT ADVICE Kizernix, Glad it's helping. Our challenge beasties have upped their game applying the advice, earning higher honors, earning Finalists, earning their fi...

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