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by CCrawford
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 413
Views: 11843

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

and this is for posterity, so please be honest. (Bonus points if you know that line! :) Not to 50! THANK YOU! I've been trying to place that quote since Wulf gave it, and the second reference keyed it in. I need to re-watch The Princess Bride, because it's clearly been too long. Or re-read it. The ...
by CCrawford
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm behind again! Here are my answers to the assignments I missed... I answered these before reading anyone else's answers, so I'll go back and read all the previous responses as soon as I can! Also, full disclosure... I'm behind on my KYD exercises and my flash for this month/stories for this quar...
by CCrawford
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I am catching up on assignments! Here's my "homework." :) SIMON SINEK ASSIGNMENT: 1. In publishing, who are you competing against? Yourself – to continually improve and grow, getting better each time than the last. There’s no such thing as “winning,” only the potential for ongoing growth....
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION (I'm behind on a couple of the other latest assignments but I'll try to catch up ASAP!) My name is Crystal. I'm a mom of 3 with a 4th on the way literally ANY DAY now. My degree is in English, but I worked as an animal trainer/performer at a live animal show in a theme park ...
by CCrawford
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

What does this say about the WotF contest and the type of people that win? You tell me! Look at Martin Shoemaker. He won WotF, what, five years ago? And yet now he's got a #1 bestseller in both the Fantasy and Science Fiction categories on Amazon. What does this tell you, and how does this relate t...
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

RSchibler, thanks so much for your feedback and encouragement about my 500 and 250. I think you're right that in a longer piece, I'd definitely need more conflict.
by CCrawford
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Next Assignment One thing we did not discuss yet was SUPER SECRET #35: "Who was that masked man?" After reading SUPER SECRET #35, Please discuss: 1. What exactly is denoument, and why must a story have it? It's a wrap-up, essentially, a part that brings the story full-circle, shows growth...
by CCrawford
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

And here's your first CHALLENGE BEAST ASSIGNMENT! As we're awaiting new submissions by our challenge applicants (ONE WEEK TO GO!), I'd like each of you to read this article and share a few sentences with the group on why it might be beneficial to learn how to create effective Flash stories, even wh...
by CCrawford
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf, thank you for the feedback! You are so right about the orchids and I'm not sure why my brain assigned them a scent they probably don't actually have. Lol. If I ever do something further with this piece, I will tackle that as well as the scene setting clarity and your feedback on the ending lin...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm in! My original was 990 words, and I really wondered how it would fare when I cut it in half... I doubted I'd even be ABLE to cut it down to 250. Yet, here we are! These aren't perfect but I learned a lot from doing this! (Prompt: Deception) 500-word version: Setting Stars (497 words) The portal...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

“ You conceived me , deceiving yourself. Remember these lessons.” The spirit vanished. Hmm. Arturo disrobed, stuffing his clothes with straw. From the shadows he yelled, “Guard! Someone died!” The clank of the guard’s baton crescendoed. Conception. The guard sighed, unlocked Arturo’s cell, and exam...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

And weren't you the one that said you might need a break one quarter for delivering your baby? Of course you can take that break and still be in the challenge. We aren't monsters here. <flashes a feral grin> Wulf Moon I was! My baby is due November 7, but today my midwife said "only a couple w...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

I'm working on my assignments so I can officially be "in!" I hope to have my 500 and 250 ready to post in a few days. Thanks again for doing this challenge, Wulf!
by CCrawford
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

I like what Pournelle had to say about just writing the story. That after a certain point you won't be writing and thinking "I'm writing", you'll be writing the story and that's all. And after that you'll have a chance. It fits very well with "the manuscript isn't the story". To...
by CCrawford
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

Moon's SUPER SECRET Four in Four Lurkers that Quietly Fulfilled the Challenge and Told Me After : ) (You had to do all four fresh to make this honorary list. I know there are more, so sound off in the topic and I'll add you.) CCrawford AlexH WELL DONE ALL! I'm honored to be an official "lurker...
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

I've been a total lurker, but I just submitted my 4th fresh story of the year! :) I'm ready to be a lurker-no-more, though. ;) I'm prepared to jump on your challenge sign-up when it launches, even if I *DO* have to write a story in the delivery room to make Q1. Let's do this!!! wotf009
by CCrawford
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22332

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

R for me. Sigh. I had hopes for this one, but I've got a new story ready to go to submit for Q4 and still two days to edit it! :)

I'm still trying to figure out what made my one HM stand out, even though it was my first time entering, when everything since then has been an R...
by CCrawford
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1684
Views: 49419

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

Congratulations to all those that took the challenge and created FOUR FRESH STORIES this contest year! Or THREE FRESH STORIES if you took the 3/4 challenge. Even if they don't win (but I hope they do!), you have new, original works to send out to the markets, and that's always a good thing. As we s...
by CCrawford
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 21550

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Results are coming! I got a Rejection this time. :( But best of luck to all of you!!!!
by CCrawford
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 21550

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

In my case, she had been sending me certificates quarter after quarter for many years. When she caught my name in the Finalists of Q4 last year when initial results came in, she told me she screamed, pulled over, and called me from her car--she didn't even wait to get back to the office! This is th...
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526667

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

storysinger wrote:
TimE wrote:HM first time out is impressive. You've probably seen Wulf's tips, they're worth reading if you haven't. Keep writing. Good luck.


Welcome to the forum CCrawford. You should definitely check out the daily threads. The power to hone your craft is available. wotf008


Thanks, I'll check them out!
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526667

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, CCrawford! Glad you have developed a writing habit. Keep writing fresh. A man approached a busker on a New York City street corner. "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" he asked. The musician lowered his saxaphone. "Practice, man. Practice." All the beast! Wulf Moon Thank...
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526667

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi! I've been lurking in the forum for a few weeks but haven't posted before. I've been writing a long time but only taking it "seriously" for a few years now. I'm a homeschooling mom of 3 (with a 4th on the way) and I also teach at/direct a part-time class program for homeschooling famil...
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2726
Views: 526667

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi! I've been lurking in the forum for a few weeks but haven't posted before. I've been writing a long time but only taking it "seriously" for a few years now. I'm a homeschooling mom of 3 (with a 4th on the way) and I also teach at/direct a part-time class program for homeschooling famili...

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