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by AjZach
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

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.
by AjZach
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

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 AjZach
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Questions to Answer: 1. At eighteen years old Brad decided to be a writer. Yippee! How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? How many rejections did he deal with? 17 years. He received many rejections. 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask him that’s a good ...
by AjZach
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Missed me too, although I think all the HM's are a bit hard to keep track of!
by AjZach
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm relieved to announce that I have finished my requirements for this quarter. I am 3/12 for flash stories. I submitted one story to WOTF and have now just shipped off my second to The Dark. Now to try to get started on my drafts for next quarter while enjoying some holiday time! Best of luck to th...
by AjZach
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT: Before the next SUPER SECRET, it's time to study another writer's path to success in HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. You might have heard of him, his name is David Farland. His essay is "Going Pro." 1. What lesson did David learn about the path to success?...
by AjZach
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wishing the best for you and your family!
by AjZach
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. What is Voice? Your voice is you, it is how you put your personality into your story. It is how you can tell the same story as someone else, and you would have to tell it differently simply because you aren't them. 2. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? You need to protect your worl...
by AjZach
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: A Month of Writing Exercises
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: A Month of Writing Exercises

Just finished the last exercise! I managed to do the whole month! Thanks again for putting these together. I think the ones that really helped me out the most were the DREAM character act and pretty much all of week 4. I think it will really help to break apart my writing down to the components and ...
by AjZach
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I got an HM this quarter
by AjZach
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I use my day planner religiously. I sort out what writing tasks I want to accomplish each day. As for deadlines, I write in the official deadline for the submission, but I usually write in a few days earlier that I would like to be ready to submit on that day. That way, if something goes wrong or I ...
by AjZach
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey, fellow Wulf Pack members! We're about two thirds of the way through November, so friendly reminder to those who signed up for the bonus flash challenge: if you'd like the fact that you completed it for November to be on the roster, make sure you post here! I'll post reminders like this occasio...
by AjZach
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: A Month of Writing Exercises
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: A Month of Writing Exercises

Just wanted to check in and say that I have been really enjoying these exercises! I found the DREAM character arc really helpful.
Thanks again for putting this together!
by AjZach
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18071

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

As a Canadian, I can assure you we have lots of ice cream flavours available in stores, at least where I live. Cheese, we seem to only make cheddar and Mozzarella, but there is a huge variety of imported cheeses, even if they cost a bit more.
by AjZach
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My answers to cover letter assignment: ASSIGNMENT: Read Alex Shvartsman’s excellent article on cover letters (I work for him as podcast director at Future Science Fiction Digest). Here’s the link: https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/h ... er-letter/ NEXT: Please answer the following. 1. How can a ...
by AjZach
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This is super useful, RSchibler! Thanks for the post! I can definitely see a few things in here that I do (try/fail cycles too easy...*cough*). Saving this off for future reference. I'm still learning with the try/fail cycles myself. I was recently looking into some tips for this, and one thing tha...
by AjZach
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT to go with Moon's SUPER SECRET #37 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? There are no pro writers entering, w...
by AjZach
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Signed up for the newsletter. I've been using the submission grinder for a little while, but I haven't taken the time to really look through all the features until now! As for the latest assignment: 1. I think that having a certain set length for a story, even if it is shorter or longer than what yo...
by AjZach
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This came right at the same time that I was already looking for another place to send my HM. In terms of a list of top to bottom, I like to start with Fantasy & Science Fiction, because I find that they give the best feedback of what might be going wrong with a story with their tiered system. Af...
by AjZach
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION Hi, I'm Emily. I graduated University in 2014 with a degree in Psychology. I live in Canada. I have two horses and have been riding since I was 10. I've also taken flute and piano lessons. As for writing, I am relatively new. My first entry to WOTF was Q2 of V36. I've entere...
by AjZach
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. We are competing against ourselves in publishing. I mean this is a contest, and only so many people can win in a quarter, but we are each learning and growing in our writing and our time will come. So really you have to compete with yourself to push yourself along in the journey. You are competin...
by AjZach
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: A Month of Writing Exercises
Replies: 15
Views: 683

Re: A Month of Writing Exercises

Thanks for putting this together! I'll try to do as much of this as I can
by AjZach
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I don't know if I have anything to add on what a denouement is, I feel like we have a handle on that. As for an example of a denouement, I'll use Pride and Prejudice. Spoilers are here, although with a 200 year old book, I imagine everyone has some idea of the story. wotf001 Everyone is married, all...
by AjZach
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for that SwiftPotato!

Also, I think I will do the monthly flash challenge, so mark me down on the list please!
by AjZach
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Comments on "Tricks, No Treats." Vol. 37 Challenge submission requirements by AJZach. Wow, you guys are doing well! The 250 told the identical story with half the words of the 500, and I didn't miss a thing! Normally, the 250 feels flat because it doesn't have the same development. Not th...
by AjZach
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

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

I'm in. I might have to wait a bit for my book to get here. Enjoying reading all of these exercises so far! Here is my 500 titled "Tricks, No Treats" 495 words. Aaron ran after the group, trailing behind with his bag of candy. Kevin, his big brother was ahead, with his friends. He hated Ke...
by AjZach
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

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

Thanks for the challenge Wulf Moon! I completed 4 fresh stories in four quarters. What I took from these tips primarily, and what I'm still trying to implement, is outline, at least to make sure I have the 7 point plot model in place before I start writing, rather than trying to make sure they are t...
by AjZach
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 26240

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I had always heard that Honorable mentions were 10% of entries. If that is true of 2000 entries (although there is surely many more) we are looking at 200 honorable mentions. The official results from last quarter seemed to confirm this. If Dave says the number is 5%, it is still 100 honorable menti...
by AjZach
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71510

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

What I found meaningful is the concept of not thinking. Some other advice really pushes to have a complete story from draft one. And while I believe that your writing does get better with time, ideas will be more complete and grammar will be better, I prefer to write down as much as I can, and not w...

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