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by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Weiland's take on Pinch points and all that are in the link I put Helpful Writing links. Thanks for sharing, TimE. I like Weiland's site and detailed outlines of structure. These are helpful points, but more applicable to novels, methinks. The site seems especially geared to that, so those writing ...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Thanks for sharing the story element system you use, Rebecca. Could you explain the terms? Some are obvious. Some, like Pinch, are not.

Thanks!
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

TheGirlintheGlasses wrote: I've never been good at plotting things out before hand, because with most of my stories, I'm more of a discovery writer (Discovery in what goes wrong, I usually have an idea where I'm going). That being said, I think finding the heart of the story and infusing a more &quo...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

So as I recover from my knee surgery, it's just over 3 weeks since I had the surgery and am now just able to start reading again, it's been wonderful reading posts here for inspiration. With this recent post Wulf, I'm circling back to the question asked earlier on point 5 for short stories. 3 try/f...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

At long last, promise fulfilled. BEHOLD, the secret of Story! Moon’s SUPER SECRET #20: Employ the 7 Point Plot model. In Algis Budrys’ WRITING TO THE POINT, he reveals the best secret I ever learned, the 7 Point Plot. I actually heard him teach it when our writing group flew him out to Eugene, Orego...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

And I just got the discount code that takes $100 off the registration for my friends that wish to attend Superstars Writing Seminar. Discount code is: WMOON Why is this seminar above all others? Well, it's founders are David Farland, Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Eric Flint (and more)--all judg...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Sounds like you had a great time and made some amazing contacts. Do you know, Wulf, if they do scholarships internationally? If you can get yourself to Denver and cover your lodging (many share rooms), I'm sure they'd consider your scholarship application. To be sure, go to their website and read t...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

The order cards look very cool, Hanna. And Author Services will do everything to promote their authors, and not just for the volume you are in. I can say with 100% assurance they are truly interested in promoting their authors' careers. They do everything in their power to help us succeed. They brin...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 116
Views: 3661

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I just attended Superstars with Kary English. Don't start twitching just yet--she's still reading Q1 entries, which means Dave doesn't have the whole batch of potentials sent to him. Best of success when he does get them all!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Yeah, Rebecca, that cover looks cool even in that tiny format. Really stands out! And they did a brilliant layout at ASI. For those of you that wish to see the card (and bookmarks) friend me at wulf dot moon dot 94 on Facebook. I've posted WotF related things there.
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 21
Views: 549

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

This was cool. Before going to the Superstars Writing Seminar, I told Author Services that we needed some promo materials, and one in particular. I asked them to make a business card sized ad for Volume 35, with order information on the back. Something we could hand to people as we handed them our b...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Glad you guys like the instructors for WotF. I thought it was a pretty cool lineup. As for Superstars, it was wonderful, best writing seminar you will ever attend. It's all about the business of writing, how to make writing your profession, and how to be professional. I've been to the Nebulas, the W...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

News flash! Our lead instructors for the WotF workshop? David Farland, Tim Powers and Orson Scott Card. Am I dreaming? Pinch me! Just back from Superstars Writing Seminar. Met WotF contest judges David Farland, Rebecca Moesta, and Kevin J. Anderson. Give me a couple days to catch up and I'll post so...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2556
Views: 473022

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Hannah, Simplify, Element 26, and Aaron! Good to have you here. Thanks for taking my advice and being Johnny on the Spot, Aaron. A note to all the new: there's still time to take my 3/4 challenge if you're feeling brave. Just go over to Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge and say you are in....
by Wulf Moon
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Heading to Denver, then Colorado Springs and SUPERSTARS Writing Conference on that scholarship I was awarded. Meeting Dave for the first time--life goal ACHIEVED! Brought SKIN GAME for Jim Butcher to sign. 7 Point Plot awaits my return. Speaking of porpoises, SO LONG AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH! ~Be...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: No Confirmation Email?
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: No Confirmation Email?

Sorry about the troubles, Hannah. Q4 is easy. Results are posted on the WotF blog. So if your name isn't there, you know the results. But on Q1? If you submitted via Wizehive portal, you should have gotten a confirmation from the system on the portal page when you pushed submit, as well as an email ...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

BEHOLD! Moon's SUPER SECRET #19: Mock-up your story! Well, hmm. Interesting idea. Did you come up with this all on your own or did you find it on the wishful-writer's-should-dos shelf in some dusty hidden gem bookstore? I will def have to give this a try, Wulfy. This is a trick I discoverd a couple...
by Wulf Moon
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

The suspense is mounting Wulf. I'm anxiously waiting for the next installment. wotf007 Okay, I'll give you a quick one, because the 7 Point Plot will be a long un', and I need time to write it. BEHOLD! Moon's SUPER SECRET #19: Mock-up your story! What? Mock my story? My sister already does that. So...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

New SUPER SECRET coming! We delve into the 7 Point Plot! So excited to finally get to this one!
by Wulf Moon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

But I haven't managed to squeeze the word - Pickle - in it yet. I will submit today. Will that make me the first of Moon's army for this quarter? If you'd like a critical eye on it, send it my way. If nothing else, just throw "and the space pickle" at the end of the title wotf001 Ah, than...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

RSchibler wrote:Courier makes my eyes bleed wotf017
Thankfully Times New Roman is acceptable. Although - I edit in courier because mistakes jump out at me through the pain. wotf001


Heh. I rest my case.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

I have a real fondness for manuscripts in Courier, myself. I get that people may feel that they're outdated and don't apply, but there's just something about it that appeals to me on a level I'd have a hard time explaining. (Wouldn't want to read a book printed in that, mind you...) I'm mid-draft f...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

What a curious mixture. Oh yes, that helps me loads! Tells me so much about her personality, it doesn't just influence my presentation - it's a big input to my story as well. Wingbat - my Little Pony - Old Spice - Disney - Tiger-striped cat - yes, got all that, very interesting. Thanks. Heh, a few ...
by Wulf Moon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

TimE wrote:So - come on - inside info. What's Kary's favourite font?


Wingbat Symbol. On My Little Pony stationary. Scented with Old Spice. With tickets to Disneyland AND tiger-striped cat pictures.

I hope that helps.

~Beastmaster Moon~
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

RELEASE the dogs of war! Moon’s SUPER SECRET #0!!! Wait? What? Aren’t we at like number 16 or number 17, man? YOU HEARD ME! Moon’s SUPER SECRET #0: Proper manuscript format for the win! Improper manuscript format for the lose! Yeah, that one is so obvious, that’s not a zero, that’s an O of horror, a...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

WooHoo!!! Wulf, they are barking at your door!! What? Too much? Enough with the puns? Okay But I am excited about your news which just keeps growing and growing. And I appreciate all of the incredible advice. It is my turn for the loner of WRITING TO THE POINT by Algis Budrys AND my hard copy of TH...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

The next secret will come, but I got distracted by another assignment by ASI. This sounds new... Hi Moon, We are putting together a discussion guide for WotF 35. This will be on our website for free download and we'll print copies for distribution for bookstores to use to give away. And other uses a...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Glad it helped! When someone shares shortcuts that took them years to learn, we can cut years off our own learning curve if we apply the lessons. There's a reason this book has been around so long, and was reprinted last year by Fairwood Press. It's good. And Ms. Schibler? You just leveled up! Congr...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

Tease! C'mon, let's have it. I'm about ready to start writing an alternative for Q2 - good time for a new tip. Heh, sorry, TimE, had to review Author Services revision on my bio, and reread the entire story's galleys because of some Chicago Manual of Style discussions and changes we decided on last...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 281
Views: 5401

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

It's time for another SUPER SECRET! Stay tuned! Because this one is tuned...directly to the words of first reader Kary English! You may not know this. Once winners are finalized for a given year, a private FB group is made for your years' volume by Author Services. This allows your group of winners ...

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