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by Wulf Moon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464238

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Amber! Introductions are a rite of friendship! Welcome to the Forum! Glad you got the courage to submit last Q. The secret to winning is to enter EVERY quarter. Make it a promise to yourself and your writing. Even if it takes awhile, you will find you have a volume of work to send out to ot...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464238

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi my name is James and I live in suburban Philadelphia. I have some token and semi-pro sales. For WOTF, I have two rejections and one HM. Still waiting to hear from this last submission. Welcome, James. As Kevin J. Anderson once told me, even one HM is impressive, he said they don't give those out...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Haven't gotten an email yet, but these things come in waves. Congratulations to all that entered Q4, that takes courage. Congratulations to all that received an honor, especially LittleRed that entered for the first time and immediately got an HM. That's cool! Remember, this is the Olympics of specu...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congrats, Michael. It means you are a great writer!

And....INCOMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've got a poem for you. (You started this, Rebecca!)

"There once was a writer from Nantucket...
who said, "If I lose this time, I'll kick the bucket!"
by Wulf Moon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we.........................
by Wulf Moon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 26
Views: 907

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

guys please tell me is it just me or happens to anyone? when i start to read I finish novel after novel not having time to write anything. then there is a reading phase where i can't read a single. how do you balance? please help wotf001 wotf001 I would be happy to do both but I seem to find no tim...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thanks for the update, Kary. Very kind of you!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thursday... You fear to go into those mines. The writers delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Wotf-dum... shadow and flame. Drums in the deep. They're coming. So *that's* why I've been glowing blue all day! Orcs are near. With a name like Sting, I would expe...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thursday... You fear to go into those mines. The writers delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Wotf-dum... shadow and flame.

Drums in the deep.

They're coming.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

The cure to twitching is writing new stories and sending them out to other markets. Soon, you'll have so many pans in the fire, it won't matter so much if this dish flops. You've got plenty more cooking!

Ding! Order up!

~Moon~
by Wulf Moon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968653

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

RSchibler wrote:Shake and Bake. And I helped!


You're dating yourself, Rebecca! Ooops! And so am I! wotf001
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968653

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just here to slide a few more chips into the pot. Somebody is going to win a MILLION views!
by Wulf Moon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Listens to the echoes of the words of the prophets. Checks his calendar. Yes, he's come to the right place. No, gods have not appeared on the altar. Will Thursday the Thunderous manifest? Will it bring benedictions? Or bane?

Drops to his knees and offers a silent prayer.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Q4 has always had faster results, because of deadlines on editing the anthology and getting it printed in time for the gala. In other words...

THURSDAY COMETH.
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10288

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Joni said Q3 certificates in the next few weeks. I know she is busy. They will come.
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I wonder how many people submitted to this quarter, it sounds like Q3 was a huge spike in submissions. It's always a secret, because they don't want to scare contestants out of submitting. But using my "cream rises to the top" theory, and saying that the cream is 10%, and you have around ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Q3 is finally over. Bring on Q4 results! WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU, VIZZINI!
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10288

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Congratulations to the winners and honorees of the 3rd quarter of Writers (and Illustrartors) of the Future! Many of my friends are in this fine list of writers! You know who you are. : ) And to all that entered: Great job! It takes courage to take a story to completion, and then to send it out to b...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 116
Views: 72948

Re: Galaxy's Edge

That's a very fine list, Mike! Some of my friends are nestled in there!
by Wulf Moon
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 446

Re: Flash Fiction

You can't do big world building in a flash piece--you can only create the illusion of a big world. Quoting Dave in Vol. 35: "It would be difficult to write a story that was very short and still have it be powerful and convincingly brilliant, so most of our stories here fall between 5,000 and 17...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464238

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Ace! Nothing wrong with writing fan fiction--one of my pro sales is to Pocket Books' Star Trek:Strange New Worlds 2 ("Seventh Heaven"). But for this contest, of course, it has to be original work, original world. Do post in the Q you are planning to submit in. All the action reall...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10288

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

We haven't heard about any finalists yet. This may be why. Dave said this on his FB page today:

"Yay, I should be able to start judging this week, then, on Q4. Most of the entries come in electroncially, so I've already begun reading those."
by Wulf Moon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 9
Views: 293

Re: 4 in 36

Backing up Michael, the challenge is to make sure we enter every quarter. You can't win if you don't enter. Enter every quarter? Odds get better. Just the facts, ma'm. Some have won rewriting, getting a rejection, workshopping and rewriting, getting an HM, workshopping and rewriting, making finalist...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464238

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey, Joe, you found us! Thanks for accepting my invite! TRACE THE STARS has some great authors in the table of contents, like DAVID FARLAND and KEVIN J. ANDERSON. Nope, no one around here has heard of those guys. : ) Pam and Yvette, welcome as well! As always, do post in the quarter you intend to su...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10288

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Still waiting for any info. Does anyone know if finalists have been announced? wotf017 Finalists have not been announced. Check the WotF official website and read under the Blog heading for the official announcement of results. Until then, the only way we know is if little birds tell us, like some ...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 147
Views: 8629

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Figured I should post this under the actual challenge as well. Our Girl in the Glasses got to share her story on creating 5 in 35! Well done, Brittany! Check it out on the Writers of the Future website and see her adorable baby girl too! https://www.writersofthefuture.com/birthing-stories-five-in-th...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Our Girl in the Glasses got to share her story on creating 5 in 35! Well done, Brittany! Check it out on the Writers of the Future website and see her adorable baby girl too!

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/birt ... -rainsdon/
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Last few days for V35, care to Tweet or Share?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Last few days for V35, care to Tweet or Share?

Great post, Wulf. I bet this contest is one of the biggest engines of pro-level writing at the moment because of the gamification aspects: collecting certificates for writing well even if you don't publish, reliably getting five levels of feedback (R, HM, SHM, SF, F), total anonymity, a high volume...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 247
Views: 7291

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

My take on trying to improve ratios. It's good to know what Dave likes. It's important to read stories in the market you are trying to sell to, in this case, WotF volumes. But if one starts believing there is a formula that *must* be followed, your stories can become formulaic. The bone work begins ...

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