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by GlibWizard
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

"Lieutenant GlibWizard. That was some innovative flying out there. To utilize hyperlinks in your exercise to maneuver through the maze of Super Secrets was a stroke of genius. You proved you know our ACM manual inside and out, and that I made the right call inviting you to Top Gun. In addition...
by GlibWizard
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

Act Zero: The Title. "Muzik Man" functions as our first reader hook (#3) . Before reading, we know from that spelling that something's up. It's a name both familiar and new ( #44 ). Act One: The Beginning MUZIK STEPPED IN a clump of flowers that resembled daisies, growing on a distant hil...
by GlibWizard
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23246

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I feel like this 4th quarter had a lack of entrants or something. The judging was quick, and I submitted a previous HM that I did a slight edit on and got me this SHM. Any thought? I heard from Joni that they judge Q4 quickly because they are on deadline for getting the anthology into print. After ...
by GlibWizard
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

HM. This story's concept wasn't fully on target for wotf, so I'm very happy. I'd been biting my nails now that I'm under the scrutiny of Commander Moon's mirrored sunglasses.
by GlibWizard
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23246

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Too much, y’all. It’s too much. Charlie is retiring, the election is everywhere, and WotF peeps? *curls up in fetal position* Yeah, this sure is a day , isn't it? I thought that I'd emotionally distanced myself from my Q4 entry because I expect it to flop, but now that I'm faced with the imminent d...
by GlibWizard
Mon Nov 02, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

Thank you for the thorough critique. I appreciate your time and I'm going to go check over my work in progress for these errors... wotf009 In hindsight I see clearly that I cut out a synopsis and not a heart, especially comparing it to the 1000 word version. I'm looking forward to hitting this exerc...
by GlibWizard
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23246

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Wow! That's certainly an amount of prose to be proud of!
by GlibWizard
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyright Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Copyright Questions

I'm going to credit him for sure, but do you know if it would violate any laws to not credit him? (just out of curiosity.) It might in some places, but I've hit one of the edges of my brief legal training. Some art-related laws grant "moral rights" to artists, and those usually include th...
by GlibWizard
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Copyright Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Copyright Questions

I start with the disclaimer that I'm not a lawyer, but this is my jam . I did attend law school and researched fanworks as a possible note topic. I think you've analyzed things correctly. The legal term for what you've created is a derivative work. The right to create derivative works is one of the ...
by GlibWizard
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

To any ONLURKERS, :) spoiler alert! We're going to put "Muzik Man" on the Super Secret operating table. If you don't want to have the story ruined for you by seeing all its giblets jiggling about, you might want to read the story yourself or avert your eyes! This is not for the squeamish!...
by GlibWizard
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

You mentioned space pirates. I like you already. One day I'll be able to make the zero-G parrots work! Thank you, Henckel, and everyone for the welcome. Flying with all of you is going to be so much better than having my nose to the grindstone alone. Here's a baseline 250. --- Dragon Bait The villa...
by GlibWizard
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

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

Hi everyone! This is Catherine. I have been lurking in this thread for some time and you all feel like celebrities to me. I am so honored to join your cohort. As Wulf said when introducing me, I credit the Super Secrets with all of the success I have had in this contest. I have wanted to write ficti...
by GlibWizard
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 42
Views: 2954

Re: Goals four V.38!

Count me in for the goal of four submissions in 38 wotf009 and I am setting myself the additional challenge of playing Heinlein Hackysack and kicking my stories back out onto the market every time they come home.
by GlibWizard
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43159

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Here on the western side of the pond, a wallet could be a wallet, or a man-purse, a backpack or a briefcase. I wonder if there's regional variation. I'm in the Southeast US and it would feel surprising or archaic to hear "wallet" for anything with a strap. I picture a leather billfold whe...
by GlibWizard
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43159

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Hi! Does anyone know if the deadline is based on the time zones we are in or in America's time zone? For example, can I submit my manuscript (Electronically) on July 1st in Taiwan but June 30 in America? The listed deadline is "11:59 p.m. June 30, 2020 Pacific Standard Time" so you can su...
by GlibWizard
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WOTF Free Online Course
Replies: 5
Views: 2352

Re: WOTF Free Online Course

The essay that hit me hardest was the one on suspense. The example given of how not to do it, surprises that feel final, is something that I found in my writing. David Farland's writing tip to "Be Double Minded" hit my email around the same time. I made a revision pass with the goal of hav...
by GlibWizard
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43159

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Me three on the "applications are closed" message. I am confident that Joni will help us when the west coast starts its day but I'm also jittery, I think my animal brain needs to actually send this file before it will accept that it's time to stop picking at this story and go full throttle...
by GlibWizard
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I'll skulk back and admit that my alternator challenge caught COVID-19. I decided to reframe my goal as attacking writing like a feral possum trying to get into a garbage can, and going at it with great intensity whenever I spot the smallest chance. I seem to be averaging two stories a month this wa...
by GlibWizard
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Manuscript format question
Replies: 25
Views: 5735

Re: Manuscript format question

You can use Times New Roman if you prefer, I believe Dave has said that he either prefers it or is fine with it. Use italics, not underlines. That's definitely preferred, regardless of what SMF may say. I want to learn latex but there is so much on the internet which confuses me. Can anyone provide...
by GlibWizard
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

Well done Michael!

I ended Q1 with one story from new ingredients, and one rewrite/edit of leftovers. That will probably be my goal again for Q2, although I'm still lifting pot lids and peering into what I have simmering while thinking about 2020 as a whole.
by GlibWizard
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Has anyone else read Dave’s update today re priorities? This didn’t sit well with me. In fact, it bothers me a lot. Some of the examples bothered me too; particularly caring for ailing relatives, since that's a choice I have personally lived through. I don't think that is a comparable distraction t...
by GlibWizard
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

For those of us alternating this quarter, I picked up The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass based on a suggestion somewhere else on this forum and I'd like to report that it's perfect for rewriting in short sessions. The exercises he gives are applied to your current projects (I personally ...
by GlibWizard
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Re: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER

This book was still on my mind when I picked up Lois McMaster Bujold's Sidelines, an ebook collection of essays and speeches on writing. One speech (Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Me) is a discussion of wonder in science fiction that is very complementary to Writing WOnder.
by GlibWizard
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

Lack of sleep is a great obstacle to writing and, in my personal experience, only really solved by sleeping. My youngest just turned three months old and I have soup between my ears most days. We may just both have to ride it out, czing, and here's hoping we both get caught up on rest this weekend (...
by GlibWizard
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

Michael Kingswood wrote:FWIW and in case anyone's wondering, things continue to go well on my end. Got my story for the week done yesterday and turned in - 31 weeks and running.


wotf010

Congratulations! I am rooting for you to cross that final finish line!
by GlibWizard
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453002

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Greetings Wulf pack. Hope the writing is going well for everyone. And congrats Crystal! I’m hoping to solicit some suggestions from the group. I’ve got about 30 hours of driving ahead of me soon. If you have any suggestions of writing instruction audiobooks/podcasts, please enlighten. I figure this...
by GlibWizard
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I hope everyone's writing is going well! My daily writing has settled into a non-pattern of working on whichever of my projects has my interest (and a few days that I'm optimistically labeling "gathering writing prompts from life experience").
by GlibWizard
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 12
Views: 5343

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

You didn't have to stick the white-out ribbon underneath the keys, you could shift prose, nor do you have to worry about that little metal ball inside the IBM. My father kept an IBM Selectric in his office for envelopes and forms long past the arrival of computers. I was completely fascinated by th...
by GlibWizard
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Re: David Farland's New Book: WRITING WONDER

I found this book very inspiring because looking at our SFF genre as wonder stories really clarified my goals as a writer. I now recognize wonder as being dominant in what I most enjoy reading, and increasing it is not something I've seen discussed in books on general fiction writing. His experience...
by GlibWizard
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13439

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I think character arcs and theme are two of my weaknesses too. I find K.M. Weiland articles very helpful: https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/category/theme/ https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/write-character-arcs/ Excellent, thank you! And you've reminded me that I have one of her...

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