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by CCrawford
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I built my Blood Sucker story back up to just under 900 words... I hope that's close enough to the 1000! KYD exercise definitely helped clarify the story... there's more depth to it now and yet it's still 500 words less than my first draft before the KYD. wotf017
by CCrawford
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats again to Wulf... he posted about a couple of his awards, but he did NOT mention that he won SO MANY. When I got the email this morning and read through all the winners, I was so excited to see him and his work listed for so many categories. Wulf, that's awesome! You are on fire! I just comp...
by CCrawford
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wanted to do a quick shoutout while there's still time. I know we all appreciate the work Wulf has put into SUPER SECRETS, and sometimes it seems there isn't much we can do to say thanks. Right now, though, the Critters poll is a really good way to say THANK YOU. Anyone can vote. Wulf currently sit...
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Moon (and fellow challenge takers), I can't apologize profusely enough for dropping the ball today. Thank you for putting the prompt up for me. Won't happen again. Leah, you and Moon both work super hard for all of us... I, for one, just assumed it was coming later or something because you were bus...
by CCrawford
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

StarReacher wrote:Retro, I found this so cool! And . . . um . . . anybody else see Wulf Moon watching us with sagely wisdom from the rear? wotf001


I thought it was really cool, too! And yes... I can totally imagine it that way, now that you mentioned it. It fits!
by CCrawford
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Brad Torgersen questions: 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, and "many, many rejection slips" 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask...
by CCrawford
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

officer wrote:Check out Henckel's book, So You Wanna Be a Desperado Demon Slayer, currently free on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Wanna-Desper ... 01N5J6O1J/


I just grabbed my copy. Looking forward to reading it!
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

*Knocks softly on the door* Guyyyyyys... I know I counted myself out but...I finished. Both stories, sent to respectable markets, and 3 Flash done as of TODAY. I only finished because of the extension but...Imma try to keep up with you guys if I can. Yay, Brittany! That's awesome!!!!! (I only finis...
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

did NOT get the form! That one is more generic and gives no praise (just a polite "didn't work/grab"). As Moon suggests, Charlie must use an auto-complete tool to respond faster. For what it's worth, my HM got a form rejection (as did a flash story). Getting a personal response is meaning...
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

that's a personal rejection, ESPECIALLY if it ended with "Charlie." It did! He said it contained an interesting idea but didn't quite work for him as a whole, but that he hopes I find the right market for it, and it was signed Charlie. That's exciting, then! I will probably edit the story...
by CCrawford
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I got my first rejection from F&SF for the story I sent out -- it was a semi-personal response, so maybe not a form letter? It said the story had an interesting idea but overall didn't quite work for him. Anyway, I'll send the story out to another market soon and in the meantime, I'm already wri...
by CCrawford
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Reporting in... I just finished my second story and submitted it to a "respectable market" from the list! Huzzah!!! I may not have made it by the 31st but it's within the extension window. :) For the bonus Flash challenge, if I manage to do a flash before the 7th would it count for the fla...
by CCrawford
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Chuck, as to where to read all the Hugo and Neb nominees and winners, they publish the award anthologies every year. I'm not aware of any place online to read them all. David Farland had an excellent essay in his Story Doctor's Tips today. Who will be first to post the six questions he says to ask ...
by CCrawford
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

storysinger wrote:My radioactive rodents(beavers living downstream from a nuclear plant) have decided to play catch and release with the humans invading their lake. It's the closest thing to comedy I've ever written.


That sounds awesome! wotf010
by CCrawford
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Well, this is our first quarter for the Vol. 37 Challenge, and the holiday did mess things up. Let's give everyone until January 7, 2020, to submit your other fresh original 3000 word or more story to a respectable market. This gives some of these markets that have closed for New Years time to open...
by CCrawford
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4003

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I'm in for Q1! I'm doing the Wulf Pack challenge, but I was given a bit of an exemption for this quarter because I just had a baby, so I'm behind on some of the challenge requirements right now... getting my Q1 submission in was my priority and I'm so glad I was able to finish it! :) The Super Secre...
by CCrawford
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Status update for Leah: My v37 Q1 entry is submitted! (A huge thank you to Becky for her very helpful feedback!) I have part of a second story written that I hope to finish up and submit to another market... I'm not sure I'll finish it before the end of the month but I'm going to try! I haven't hit ...
by CCrawford
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My Q3 submission (Magician's Midlife Crisis) was just accepted by SciF Lampoon magazine. Woo! Hoo! It's not a paying market, but it's nice to find this story a home--especially one that will be released in print. This will be my third publication... and the crazy thing is that all three have been h...
by CCrawford
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

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 CCrawford
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

P.S. I still think the ending to LOST was a huge disappointment. Yes! I still haven't quite gotten over it. Lol A shout out to Chuckt for his first sale and publication in the anthology CLASSICS REMIXED II. Chuck is a challenge beastie from our Volume 36 challenge. Well done, Chuck! I am certain th...
by CCrawford
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congrats, Liz!! SwiftPotato, I just finished writing my Flash piece for November! So... technically it's December 1st by like 20 minutes in my time zone, but it can still count for November, right? My story is VERY rough and I still want to put it through a round of KYD and then build it back up to ...
by CCrawford
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato wrote:So, I got my result, and...

wotf059

Third place! I just got the call from Joni and she told me I could "scream it to the hilltops"!



This is so awesome! Yay!!!!!! Congratulations!!
by CCrawford
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you, Wulf and everyone else! Yes, he's doing great and proving to be a very good natured yet formidable kraken. :). I had some complications a couple days after birth and ended up being admitted to the hospital for treatment but I'm back out and home and recovering again now! I got my results...
by CCrawford
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 17000

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

(I tried to post this once before but it vanished so if this duplicates, sorry...)

Congrats to the finalists (yay, disgruntledpeony!!!) and SHM and HMs!

R for me this time, but that just means I get to keep trying! :)

"Keep moving forward."
by CCrawford
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Please join me in congratulating our challenge beastie Crystal Crawford on delivering a real baby boy kraken into this world! I've seen the pictures, he's adorable, and he's got the full set of tentacles. Mom and baby are doing well! Thank you, Wulf and everyone else! Yes, he's doing great and prov...
by CCrawford
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 17000

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: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

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: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

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: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

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: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67874

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...

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