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by CCrawford
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

RSchibler wrote:Hey guys, I just wanted to share some good news. A story that received an HM from Dave will be published Friday at https://nightshiftradio.com/storytellersprint. It's a fun fantasy story, and I hope you enjoy it.


wotf010 Yayyyyy!!! So excited for you, Becky! Congratulations!!
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Wulf Moon wrote:My interview in the Writers of the Future Podcast is live. Since all of you have been asking when my SUPER SECRETS' book is coming out, you might want to listen to this one. wotf007


Ooh! I'm excited to listen to this one! Going to it now!
by CCrawford
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 144
Views: 8102

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm in for Q1! I feel weird having submitted so early, but I completely rewrote the thing (again) and now I was at the point where I was just moving commas around and changing my wording and then changing it back again, so that's usually my sign that the story is about to riot or self-combust if I d...
by CCrawford
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Thank you, Beastmaster Moon! The Heart's Desire has been extremely helpful for me in focusing my stories.
by CCrawford
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Below, I share with you why I do this. What you never see. Well, now you do. This forumite just made their first pro sale! Sent: Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:33 am From: BlackInk Recipient: Wulf Moon Dear Wulf, My flash sci-fi submission for Flame Tree's December newsletter was published today. I wanted to ...
by CCrawford
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Yay!!!! I'm so excited for you, Brittany!! Congratulations!!!!

I can't wait to read your story!
by CCrawford
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Muzik Man assignment Act One: The Beginning • SUPER SECRET #2 -- Don’t Drive to the Story: Muzik is already in the new land when the story opens, rather than spending time on the transport ship showing his journey to the new land • SUPER SECRET #3 -- Set the Hook: “This time I won’t screw up!” We n...
by CCrawford
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35538

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

(I am pleased to report I was one of the Finalists this quarter, which is a personal best for me. I did not win or place, but I'll happily take it. Congrats to the winners whomever you are! But if you will permit me a moment of vanity, I've been waiting a long time to bust out a certain smilie and ...
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

wotf058 Guys, here’s to hoping third time’s a charm wotf011 Congratulations Chris! I’m so so happy you made finalist too!!! Gahhh!!! It’s a good one! Big thank you to Mr. Wulf Moon for the super secrets and his critique help on this story. Absolutely spot on! You rock! Special shoutout to both Chri...
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Hi all my fantastic forum friends. Congratulations again on your amazing results! As for mine, I've held my tongue as long as my tongue could be held. wotf058 I should know next week if I'm a winner. A special thank you for my fantastic crit partners and to Wulf Moon for his amazing Super Secrets!!...
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Crystal - I can't tell you if it's the case here or not, of course, since I'm not Dave, but I have heard before that he'll give a story SHM instead of SF or higher because he wants to see it again with some revision. I don't know if that makes sense, but all I'm trying to say is, the fact that the ...
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

I got a SHM again! This was a revision of my previous SHM, but I did some deep changes to the story before resubmitting, including changing the opening, clarifying the heart's desire, changing the climax, and adding two whole scenes. My revised version was actually double the length of the original ...
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35538

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

SHM for me again! This was a revision of my previous SHM, so... At least I didn't make it worse? Lol.

Congrats to everyone!!!
by CCrawford
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35538

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:
CCrawford wrote:*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?

Last year, I think I got my finalist call the day before results came out? I think.



Thank you!
by CCrawford
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35538

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

*checks that phone is nearby*

Is there a major delay between calls and emails these days, or do they generally come pretty close together?
by CCrawford
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 35538

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:“And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”

...Is this a peep? Has there been a peep?


I hope it was a peep!!
by CCrawford
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Lieutenant CCrawford, for performing a near perfect 250 maneuver, you are hereby awarded a first two pages review of your Q1, Volume 38 submission to Writers of the Future by Commander Moon. You know how detailed these are. Congratulations on your excellent performance! Please provide it to me befo...
by CCrawford
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3657
Views: 548703

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

Commander Moon stands front and center in the Miramar ready room. Excellent work here, Crystal. Reads smooth as silk. No heavy blocks of exposition and description, zero saidisms, not even one dialogue tag, just clean dialogue with solid action beats. It's natural sounding dialogue and because of y...
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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 3657
Views: 548703

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: 445
Views: 55471

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: 445
Views: 55471

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: 445
Views: 55471

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: 445
Views: 55471

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HM for me.

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