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by CCrawford
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 88
Views: 2465

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: 3232
Views: 253710

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...
by CCrawford
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Here's the prompt, although it's more like a thematic call: Positive future SF, NOT fantasy, focused on the East Asia region. Go wild. Don't forget about Heart's Desire, and don't forget your SF element. Title them too, please.


This sounds fun... going to start working on ideas today!
by CCrawford
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

I registered but then something came up and I wasn't able to make it! Was it recorded? I'd love to watch it later even though I missed the actual event.
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Checking in... I have completed my July KYD/Flash based on the "Locked in a Box" prompt. I have also written two fresh short stories for this quarter (based on expanded versions of 2 KYD Prompts), and have submitted both of them to respectable markets. (Both of these were written for speci...
by CCrawford
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Thanks for the post on names! I like to look up meanings of any name I use and/or choose names with thematic meaning or create names based on words in another language that also fits the culture/vibe of my world. Sometimes I make up a name based on sounds/aesthetics and then look it up and realize i...
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

BrandieJ wrote:Well... not a winner. I appreciate getting this far, but I was hoping for a different call.


I'm sorry, BrandieJ! :( Making Finalist is an amazing accomplishment, though! You are so, so close!!
by CCrawford
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

So this was my big project today. Here's the copy on a new class for Fyrelite Online in October. This one is to teach the Seven Point Plot, but with my Secret modifications! Let me know what you think. Going to send this over to post to the site soon, probably tonight. Cheers! Love the class descri...
by CCrawford
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Thank you for this explanation, Becky! Very helpful.
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

BrandieJ wrote:Hey guys. I don't post a lot here, rather keeping to the shadows. But I found out I'm a finalist for this quarter. I am so excited and so nervous. And then excited again.


Congratulations!
by CCrawford
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

I'm happy to crit openings for anyone, as well! I can do a couple of full reads/critiques this quarter, too, as long as I have some lead time. I don't have a story ready to swap right now but I'm glad to read/crit someone else's. :)
by CCrawford
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

RSchibler wrote:wotf057

Fingers crossed for everyone!


I'm so excited for you, Becky! Yay!

HM for me.
by CCrawford
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

HM for me
by CCrawford
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

RSchibler wrote:wotf057

Wow.

Congratulations to everyone and commiserations to anyone who is disappointed. I understand that feeling in the bottom of my soul. Keep writing, and as a dear friend recently told me, BELIEVE in yourself and your goals.



Yay!!!!!
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Can anyone explain the published finalist thing? I'm there to read the stories, not the bios, but I do usually read the bios and I don't recall anything about a finalist's story... My understanding is that, sometimes, they will choose to include stories from Finalists who did not win 1st, 2nd, or 3...
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

How are the winners announced? Q2 was my first submission. Finalists get a call. Others get emails. Sometimes the results all kind of come out at once, other times in waves. The official, public announcement goes up much later than the actual notification of results to the entrants. Thanks. I guess...
by CCrawford
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 31773

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Apollo wrote:How are the winners announced? Q2 was my first submission.


Finalists get a call. Others get emails. Sometimes the results all kind of come out at once, other times in waves. The official, public announcement goes up much later than the actual notification of results to the entrants.
by CCrawford
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

BTW, I've looked at a few of your exercises in this thread (got a story or two out of them), but I've never seen where you sign up and jump in. Is there a good place to start? What are the rules/expectations? If I have to read every response to understand, I won't do it and I want to. Empressed, do...
by CCrawford
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 243
Views: 13869

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Not being American comes with a certain disadvantage when it comes to word choice. Just found out a word I used in my story has racist connotations in the USA, yet in Australia it's seen as innocent. =( I've confused people with my British English usage of wallet and purse. In British English, a wa...
by CCrawford
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 243
Views: 13869

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Congrats, Shockhawk!
by CCrawford
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

storysinger wrote:Well done Crystal. Your WotF interview was perfect. You're knocking on the door of success. wotf010


Thank you, Storysinger!
by CCrawford
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Thank you, Moon and Retro! I was nervous but Emily was so lovely and kind. It made everything much easier. :)
by CCrawford
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 243
Views: 13869

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

LoyalRam wrote:
CCrawford wrote:I'm in, too! Submitted a few days ago. :)

CC, beautiful family photo! Good luck to you.


Thank you!
by CCrawford
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 243
Views: 13869

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm in, too! Submitted a few days ago. :)
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Checking in-- Q3 submitted to contest. Second story written--set it aside to expand into something else later. BUT I did sub *a* story to a reputable market, just one I'd written prior to this quarter that I expanded a bit before I sent it out. (Moon OK'd this as counting for my second submitted sto...
by CCrawford
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Hey... I have been hit with some pretty heavy personal life crap. I started out with all kinds of enthusiasm about entering Quarter 3 and 4 since I do get the summers off. HOWEVER... on my end things are spiraling out of control. First my Dad died and now my mom is in the hospital (advanced dementi...
by CCrawford
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

I'm still working to get my stories for this quarter finished and/or revised/edited, so I haven't had a chance to do the new dialogue assignment yet. I hope to get to it soon!
by CCrawford
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

A small victory that Moon asked me to share with y'all! I didn't before for fear of cluttering up the thread. About a week and a half ago, I sent a story off to Clarkesworld that I really loved. And holy crap, it got to second round. And it lasted eight days there! I don't think it was more stressf...
by CCrawford
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

Thank you for the feedback, Wulf! And I liked Harold Munro's poem! I had never read it before.
by CCrawford
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3232
Views: 253710

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

SwiftPotato wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:
Tomorrow, we discuss these dialogue exercises.


Ah, well that's frightening.


But exciting. It's frixciting.

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