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by zeeteebeez
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Blood Sucker flash done and dusted. 991 words.

It's my first ever flash submission, so not really expecting anything from it, but it was fun to write and I think it's a good seed to build a story upon later in the quarter.
by zeeteebeez
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Assignment accepted. To make sure I understand said assignment, are you referring to using a photo as an avatar? If so, just head into your message board profile and edit. Then edit avatar on the left. Then under avatar type, select upload avatar. Then "choose file" to select a saved photo...
by zeeteebeez
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Any members of the Wulf Pack interested in doing something like a weekly writing group? I have no specifics and am open to suggestions, but maybe a google hangout once a week for an hour-ish? Every week you’d commit to reading and providing commentary on each member’s weekly submissions? Could be sh...
by zeeteebeez
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats to pack leader Moon!
by zeeteebeez
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

BRAD TORGERSEN ASSIGNMENT (trying to condense to keep the thread from bloating). 1. How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? -Somewhere around 17-18 years. Sobering. 2. What question did his wife ask him? - What else, what more, can be done? 3. What homework did he do before he entered...
by zeeteebeez
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wasn’t officially part of the challenge for Q4, but if we’re tallying results of current Wulf pack members, I received an HM (writing under the name Z.T. Bright).
by zeeteebeez
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I haven’t done an official tally, but it seems like first person outweighs third in recent volumes. Or at least it’s close. Even a 2nd person in volume 34 I believe. Definitely have heard a number of the judges say 3rd only, so I try to write 3rd only, but sometimes I wonder. As Moon can attest, cer...
by zeeteebeez
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Just for record-keeping, I have submitted both stories.

Happy New Year!
by zeeteebeez
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Well, I’m in for WotF. I ended up submitting my second story which I wrote almost completely today. Did a KYD previously and built the story around that seed, which made writing it in one day a reasonable proposition. 3250 word count for WotF. 3650 word count for the pro submission which will go out...
by zeeteebeez
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Just finished up story number two. Now I’ll read it to my wife and I’ll decide which to submit to WotF. Moon, you’re the best. Thanks for the extra time. I’m going to do my best to submit tonight when F&SF opens, so hopefully I don’t need the extra few days. I did listen to Brad on the podcast. ...
by zeeteebeez
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’ve been quiet lately, putting every extra second into finishing both stories for the quarter.

Just popping in to say happy holidays to everyone.

Also, great essay Becky!
by zeeteebeez
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Guys, I've had some unforeseen health issues crop up. I'm going to have to pull myself from the challenge. I'll still be around. I'll be cheering. But I have to focus on my health for a bit. Wish you all the best, and I'll try to keep up...but at this point, I'm admitting to myself it probably won'...
by zeeteebeez
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
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Thanks Swift.

As I was perusing Dave’s site I noticed the World Fantasy Con is in Salt Lake next year and Dave is doing a fantasy workshop. Guess I know what I’m saving up for.
by zeeteebeez
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. What is Voice? - Voice is yourself, through your writing. 2. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? - As a business decision, it seems wise to distinguish yourself to give people a reason to pick your new flavor instead of all the chocolates and vanillas. More importantly, it's more in...
by zeeteebeez
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

REVIEW OF SUPER SECRETS ASSIGNMENT. It was very helpful to read through the super secrets again, and has helped me focus my efforts for my two stories this quarter. With a decent collection of HM’s, I feel I have at least an adequate understanding of openings. Based on never receiving anything highe...
by zeeteebeez
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Good stuff, Peony.

Obviously placing would have been great, but I’d still consider this a victory. May this long be the wind in your sails.

Congrats again.
by zeeteebeez
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats to both Potato and Peony!

Thank you for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us.
by zeeteebeez
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks StarReacher, and congrats to you too. I agree, I think we’re on the right path. It feels close. Happy to be a part of a community focused on putting in the work and supporting each other. And as always, thanks to Wulf. Obviously this has helped a lot of us and will continue to. Congrats to al...
by zeeteebeez
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

HM for me. Can’t remember if that’s 5 or 6 now. Hoping to take the next step REAL soon.
by zeeteebeez
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Greetings Wulf pack. Hope the writing is going well for everyone. And congrats Crystal! I’m hoping to solicit some suggestions from the group. I’ve got about 30 hours of driving ahead of me soon. If you have any suggestions of writing instruction audiobooks/podcasts, please enlighten. I figure this...
by zeeteebeez
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’m hoping to solicit some suggestions from the group. I’ve got about 30 hours of driving ahead of me soon. If you have any suggestions of writing instruction audiobooks/podcasts, please enlighten. Writing excuses poscast is great. I think it was season 11 that focused on elemental genre that was p...
by zeeteebeez
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Greetings Wulf pack. Hope the writing is going well for everyone. And congrats Crystal! I’m hoping to solicit some suggestions from the group. I’ve got about 30 hours of driving ahead of me soon. If you have any suggestions of writing instruction audiobooks/podcasts, please enlighten. I figure this ...
by zeeteebeez
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Cover letter assignment: 1. How can a cover letter actually hurt your chances to sell? - A poorly written cover letter is the first thing that gets read. You don’t want a reader starting the story with a bad taste in their mouth. 2. What are some of the most common mistakes in cover letters? - addre...
by zeeteebeez
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
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Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Super Secret #37 assignment: After reading "Never Let Go" in our workbook HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY, please answer the following: 1. Why are amateur writing contests an excellent way to break into publishing? - Level playing field. You're not competing against pr...
by zeeteebeez
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats Becky! May we all taste the sweet victory you are enjoying right now.

You’ve done the work and are reaping the rewards.

For someone who uses google docs mostly, is there an easy way to see your total word count without having to add the lengths of each individual piece together?
by zeeteebeez
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Okay. I think this is the last of them. If I overlooked someone, please do let me know. I wanted to emphasize that when I say ALWAYS available for crits, I mean it. It doesn't have to be a story for WotF - I'm up for reading anything that needs feedback. I can't spare the time to beta read a novel ...
by zeeteebeez
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato's sage wisdom assignment - You'll never get the opportunity to be judged on your style or voice if you don't master the little things first. - As Potato says, identify and stamp them out. Don't hide from them. Seek them out. Just improve. - 1st place had a different style that matched wh...
by zeeteebeez
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION - I write under ZT, but family and friends call me Zac. You may call me ZT, Zac, or whatever title feels appropriate, I'm not picky. He/him. - I'm a financial planner by trade and education. But I don't FEEL like a financial planner, you know? I have a very diverse set of in...
by zeeteebeez
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for the feedback, Moon! All very helpful. I definitely knew my 500 was better than my 250, and your analysis is right on point. I didn't change the story, I just tried to tell the exact same story in fewer words. With my 1000 to 500, I needed to change the story I told to condense it. Should ...
by zeeteebeez
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wow, that was fast. I just got my first personal rejection from F&SF Magazine. Less than 24 hour turn around. Dear Christopher Thank you for giving me a chance to read "Magician’s Midlife Crisis." I appreciated the quality of the prose, but overall the story didn't quite win me over a...

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