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by CCrawford
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SUPER SECRET CHALLENGE BEASTIES THAT WERE AWARDED THE FYRECON MASTER WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS! Angela, callsign StarReacher Ryland, callsign oishisushi911 Crystal, callsign CCrawford WELL DONE! CARRY ON, CHALLENGE BEASTIES 3000! SEE YOU AT THE FYRECON ONLINE CONVENTION NOVEMBER ...
by CCrawford
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Here's my baseline 250: All Creatures Bow Eventually Joe Dullahan wiped engine grease on his jeans, then slammed the hood of the old Buick shut. “Should get you back to town.” The old man in the driver’s seat nodded his thanks. “What do I owe you?” Blood. Joe gritted his teeth and forced a smile. “...
by CCrawford
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Congratulations, Catherine! Welcome to the Pack. :) So excited to have you here!
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Gah! I need to go read Muzik Man before I get any spoilers! Lol. Excited to read it. I'm honored to be part of Top Gun and excited to learn and grow in this year's challenge! I'm trying to decide whether to post a recent 250 or write a fresh one to have a true starting-point measure... I'll post som...
by CCrawford
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

FINAL ASSIGNMENT: So, you know your writing has grown when you look back at your Pre-Challenge-Year contest entry and go, "This thing is a mess! Did I really submit this?" Lol What I learned through this workshop: Thank you so much, Beastmaster Moon, for everything I've learned from you t...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

I love this story too. I think I breezed over it the first time, came back again today and realized, you’ve layered a lot of depth into this Second story. Purging emotions and finding relief in empathy and kindness. It isn’t a gut punching last line, but I think you’ve conveyed a very heartfelt sce...
by CCrawford
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

thegirlintheglasses wrote:I may have lost some time, but I haven’t lost hope.
I hope no matter the results, none of you have either.



Thank you for sharing your story! Congratulations on your results this quarter. I'm so glad you kept at it. You're an inspiration, for sure!
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 440
Views: 36140

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Got an R :/ sad because I thought this was my best yet yet. But I did realize that the first couple pages are a little weak. So could have been rejected there. Gonna go see what I can do about it... Then maybe I'll resubmit. Never done that but I really don't think it was read past the beginning. H...
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 440
Views: 36140

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

kentagions wrote:For me, lucky 13. I received my first Finalist!


Congratulations!
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 440
Views: 36140

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Got an R :/ sad because I thought this was my best yet yet. But I did realize that the first couple pages are a little weak. So could have been rejected there. Gonna go see what I can do about it... Then maybe I'll resubmit. Never done that but I really don't think it was read past the beginning. H...
by CCrawford
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 440
Views: 36140

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HM for me.
by CCrawford
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

I'll be brave and go first (unless someone beats me to it while I'm typing this)! Here's my initial 250 vignette from the start of the workshop: Setting Stars The portal snapped shut as Balac stepped over the bodies. Orchid-scent wafted toward him. Home. He took in the overgrown vines and drooping f...
by CCrawford
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 206
Views: 16219

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

So I started afresh this morning with a new story. I didn't have time to reread it or run it through grammarly before sending it in at 11:59, but I think the important part is that I sent it in. My heart hasn't stopped pounding though. Wow! Great job starting a fresh one and getting it subbed all i...
by CCrawford
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 206
Views: 16219

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Valiant wrote:Just submitted. Didn't think I would be able to write a new story for this quarter due to health issues, so it feels like quite an accomplishment this time around.

Good luck everyone!


Great job, Valiant! That really is an accomplishment.
by CCrawford
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 440
Views: 36140

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Do you think she means "next few days" as in... sometime in the next couple weeks? Or as in really just a few days? Based on what Dave said in his recent interview about needing to read 12 hours a day for the next 10 days to get through the stories, I kind of read it as more generic (meani...
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 206
Views: 16219

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm in for Q4! Relieved to have submitted, because although I was on track for my timeline, I just kept imagining I would lose track of the days and miss the deadline. Lol
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

I'm in for Q4... just submitted tonight! That wraps up my short stories for this quarter (I'd already reported in for my other subbed out to market). I'm behind by 2 on the flash bonus challenge... can I catch up if I do 2 KYD/Flash stories before the end of the month, or did it have to be at least ...
by CCrawford
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

And here's CCrawford's excercise result on the Opening Line: Kasha blinked against the glare of stagelights as the curtain swept open to a packed house—only one lullaby remained in the locket tucked beneath the neckline of her gown; she had to make it count. ... I would be intrigued by a line like ...
by CCrawford
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Hey beasties - there's an online event happening tomorrow (Sept. 18) at 5pm Mountain Time if you're interested in joining! Myself, Storm Humbert, Daniel Bitton, and Dave Farland will be chatting together with The Book Bungalow on some WotF stuff. And uh, I gotta tell you, I am VERY frightened to be...
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 55170

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:Thanks Dustin and Crystal. How long ago did you get it?

... post in NZ is really unreliable... and slow.


Around August 23-24.
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 55170

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:Has anyone received certificates yet for Q2?


I got mine.
by CCrawford
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Sliding in just in time with my assignment... Sorry for taking so long! So here's your assignment, two parts. 1. Give me an opening line from anything you have read that is a wonderful example of this. Cite the work, the author, and the opening line. "Blood. Each fractal of snow absorbed the wa...
by CCrawford
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 206
Views: 16219

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

It's great to hear everyone doing well and submitting early for this quarter! I just started mine and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find something by Dave on the three try-fail cycles? I've heard them mentioned here a lot and I'm looking for more detail. Thanks! Hi! You can check out...
by CCrawford
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Phase 3 of Openings Assignment So, of the two stories which came to mind that immediately captured my attention the first time I read them (and which I'd like to study further to understand how), neither is a short story. One is a flash ("Beholder" by Sarah Grey) and one is a novel ( The ...
by CCrawford
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Start with a favorite story that you recall. Go look at its opening. Is there a clue in the opening as to why it became your favorite? Did it answer questions like you just uncovered in "Super-Duper Moongirl"? How did it hook you from the title, to the first paragraph, to the second and t...
by CCrawford
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

[ ASSIGNMENT: How do you open your first scene? Before you even start reading the story, how did I hook you? Next. What I was doing in those first three paragraphs? Was the protagonist a marshmallow, or did she have defining characteristics? What did you learn about her in the first sentence? The s...
by CCrawford
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 206
Views: 16219

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I've written two fresh this quarter but I'm considering submitting a revised story from a previous quarter this time instead. Got some helpful critiques on it and will be working to revise it in the next couple weeks, hopefully.
by CCrawford
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3513
Views: 385850

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

East Asia SF 250: Convergence Hualing stared out the windows of HuangTech Tower at the glistening Yangtze below. She still marveled that she worked here, a chance to put good into the world. Behind her, Jiang sighed over sketches on his digitable. If he couldn’t show the Board some viable new tech b...

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