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by Wulf Moon
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Hope it's been long enough that it's all right to post the prompt - let me know if not, Moon, and I'll take this down. :) Today's Monday prompt is: HORRIBLE HOROLOGIST . Thanks for posting our weekly writing prompt, Leah. The show must go on. Do you need more prompts or are we still good? And to al...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello! I'm Angelique, and I found this forum through the indefatigable Wulf Moon! I was attending the informative and eye-opening DreamForge Anvil webinar yesterday, where Moon was helping present, and I am so happy to join. Interesting confluence of events here... I penned my very first fiction st...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Lance! I know you from the DreamForge Webinar. Thanks for taking my advice to join the Forum! The members here are good people, doing their best to help one another as they strive for excellence in writing. You'll find the most support by posting in the quarter you are entering. Ther...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Dragonchef wrote: "Glad to do it, Wulfy! BTW: Is there a specific time on May 15 we should be tuning in (I am EDT)? And how do we get there (link)? wotf017 Virtual chocolate/almond croissants and espressos will be provided by yours truly!" Yes, please, Dragonchef! That looks tasty! : ) And...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MARKET Here's their Kickstarter! https://bit.ly/DFKicks !Rebel Yell! wotf024 Done! I am looking forward to that workshop, Wulfy! Sweet, Dragonchef! Glad to hear that rebel yell! I'll hire you to cook virtual appetizers for everyone! Don't forget the SUPER SECRET SAUCE! : ) Storys...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Final thought to add to the above: I highly recommend subscribing to markets you hope to sell to. It not only helps you see what an editor likes, it sustains the market so it will be there when you wish to submit your stories. It also gives you an advantage over others that don't support. You see, e...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MARKET When I was at the Writers of the Future Vol. 35 workshop, each of us were handed a special gift: the very first issue of a gorgeous full-sized, full-color magazine known as DreamForge . I hadn't seen a magazine in the industry like this since Sovereign Media produced SF Ag...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 76
Views: 5203

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

Thank you, Mr. Moon. I read your story last night. Made me want to up my language game. I snooped in your Super Secrets and saw secret 0, and I felt like I left my cuff links at home. Thank you! As for SUPER SECRET #0, I added that one later, and had to use zero to do so! It's surprising how many g...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey everyone! My name's Ben Fitzgerald, and I'm an eighteen year old sci-fi/fantasy writer from the Northeast. I've gotten a few things published in unpaying/token pay markets, but I'm still pretty new to the publishing game. Hoping to get some more experience here! Also excited to have the (slim) ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Thanks, Becky and Henckel. I've had to repeat this counsel over and over to clients and workshop members, so I know it's needed. I think it will help writers if they view each scene as a mini story, and put extra care and effort into the opening of each scene, and it's conclusion. Especially the con...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Henckel wrote:Thanks Moon!!!!


You’re welcome! May the Force be with you this Q!
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

SUPER SECRET #47: Stick Your Landings! : ) Yes, I have to finish two more parts on SUPER SECRET #46. But I'm deep in editing for clients and workshop members, plus a deadline I must meet before month's end. But one thing has come up so often, I need to do an emergency SUPER SECRET. You're about to ...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 76
Views: 5203

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

Getting ready to submit this quarter and I realized I did something dumb on last quarter's submission. I put page numbers in, but not title and page numbers. I normally add my name when I put the title for submissions to publications, but I spaced it for WotF. I guess when I get the big R, I can qu...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Jared Nelson! We're happy you found us! Doesn't matter when we start writing, just that we do if it's in our heart to be a writer. You'll find all ages here, at many different levels. What do we all have in common? We want to improve our writing, we'd like to build friendships with o...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: RULES for critiques
Replies: 24
Views: 14560

Re: RULES for critiques

For me, Rule 4 needs adding: that the critiquer should be thanked for his/her time and effort regardless of what the writer thought of the crit. I spend 3 or 4 hours or more on each crit. If I don’t get a simple thank you within a few days, I spend another half hour or more re-reading it to see wha...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 116
Views: 20635

Re: Contest Questions

Alice Wang, the Ilustrators of the Future winner that illustrated my “Super Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” story, was seventeen when she won. There are no age limits on the contests. Just wanted to say I've just read that for the first time. It was brilliant. I'm a 50 year old man and...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Modern V old SciFi
Replies: 16
Views: 313

Re: Modern V old SciFi

Annnnnnd ... we return to our regularly scheduled program on how to write publishable speculative fiction, such as the kind of stories that have the potential to win Writers of the Future. : )
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 116
Views: 20635

Re: Contest Questions

babooher wrote:Do you have to be 18 in order to enter the contest?


Alice Wang, the Ilustrators of the Future winner that illustrated my “Super Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” story, was seventeen when she won. There are no age limits on the contests.
by Wulf Moon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Wulf Moon - for the ignorant and new, what do we do with Heart Drums? InkFinger, this is a writing prompt. Writing prompts are designed to prompt you to craft a story around them. The members enrolled in this year's workshop have agreed to write one KYD exercise with them a month to help them impro...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?

I will simply say this: This Forum stands on the foundation of building people up, not tearing them down.

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by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

One more question for you helpful folk: if I do submit a decently standalone section of a much larger work, would it be prudent to alter it (just for this submission) so it has the ending of a short story? Should I compress the section's/novel's climax into a quick resolution? or should I leave it ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy all! Just joined the forums and thought I'd say hi. I've been writing casually for maybe ten years now; I figured it was high time to punch up the process by rubbing shoulders with a more serious writing crowd, and I figured y'all were it! This will be my second time entering the Writer's of ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yes, apparently some dude named Patrick Rothfuss entered a portion of his novel and won. I'd enter whatever you've got that's the most emotive and polished. Good luck! Oh. Well then. wotf019 That certainly answers my question! ...Also, be wary of submitting 17k. Are you sure all 17k is really neede...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Thanks for the good words on my upcoming in DreamForge Anvil, Henckel! And Scott Sands, you've pretty much hit the sweet spot on word count. Doesn't mean you can't win with more, and can't win with less. But it's a good fact to know as you target this and other markets. At 7500 words, you're in nove...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: Publishing Hesitation/Fear?

Jenny, We all write because we love to write. No one makes us do it, it's in our nature. We should find joy and satisfaction and fulfillment in the writing itself when it's a part of us. But most writers also desire to be read, and that requires doing things like getting our work out to markets like...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3083
Views: 740984

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all, My name is Rachel from Sydney, Australia. I've been floating around the internet for more than a few years, searching for a group of writers nearest my genre (YA fantasy) and I think you may be it :) I'm looking for ways to push my writing up a notch. An experienced UK agent has seen my fir...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: New year's resolutions
Replies: 8
Views: 884

Re: New year's resolutions

Reuben wrote:Wow, impressive goals, rkapps. To introduce yourself, go to the contest/quarterly thread, and the top thread is NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Happy to have you wotf008


What Reuben said, but welcome!
by Wulf Moon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3707
Views: 663262

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

Our challenge beasties know about this, but I'll also make a public announcement here on the thread where it all began. Scot Noel is a Writers of the Future winner. He's also the editor and publisher of DreamForge magazine, which is now DreamForge Anvil , with greater focus on helping aspiring write...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 181
Views: 21328

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Thanks for posting the invite to the WotF panel and the LTUE online convention, Storysinger. It’s a rare opportunity to learn from these speakers without the expenses involved to travel.

Cheers!
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1200938

Re: Success!

Nice, Andy. Even better? Having the screenwriter of Xena—Stephen Sears—talk about your story on John’s podcast. Kudos for that!

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