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by Peter Glen
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey All! I've just received a short story critique from a Hugo award winning editor. While the feedback was story-specific, here are the main points quoted from their comments: "I think the biggest challenge here for me as a reader is twofold. First, I don't really know what the stakes are for ...
by Peter Glen
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This is great news! GRATS Wulf!!
by Peter Glen
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

lol Retro, you're on fire (not like that movie, but in a good way).
by Peter Glen
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Edit: My 7 pack of WotF arrived today. Including v26. I get to read Brad Torgersen's story tonight wotf013 ASSIGNMENT: 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? 18 years. Many rejections,...
by Peter Glen
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

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 wr...
by Peter Glen
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Have just submitted a 6000 word story to Space and Time mag and have now met the requirements for Q1 (including flash).

JESchleicher wrote:Much thanks goes to Wulf and the Wulf Pack. Y'all rock! Wulf, I know I speak for many to say how invaluable your instruction has been.

Well said JE ... I second that ;)
by Peter Glen
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for the extension Wulf! Have been working all day to get my second story ready to go out and have just fallen short. The market that I've found for this one closes in one day, so will need to get it out tonight.

hehe, 7 mins, way to go Chris! GL to all!!
by Peter Glen
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:and you must submit the other to a "respectable market."


Quick question: does the second story have to be submitted to another market by the quarter deadline or any time during the challenge?
by Peter Glen
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My v37 Q1 is also in :)

Having thought on it for a while, my second story for the quarter will require some re-work before I send it out.

Good luck to everyone for Q1 and Happy New Year!
by Peter Glen
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Henckel wrote:My Q3 submission (Magician's Midlife Crisis) was just accepted by SciF Lampoon magazine. Woo! Hoo!


Wowzers! Good one!! Grats!!! wotf010
by Peter Glen
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

The discussion here on priority etc has hit me at the right time. Not making excuses, but when I enter edit mode, I seem to lose writing momentum. so have not reached any of my writing goals for the past couple of weeks :( A couple of writing days before the end of the month will get things back on ...
by Peter Glen
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

She loves Thornbirds , has read it three times. She says every time she finishes it, she thinks what will I do without these people in my life? They are that real to her. Based on that recommendation, I just put that book on my to-read list! I must admit, my love of McCullough is via her Rome serie...
by Peter Glen
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for the great write up, Wulf :) ASSIGNMENT: Protect Your Voice! What is Voice? It is you. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? Your individuality is your key weapon. Name a few of your favorite writers. Harlan Ellison, Colleen McCullough, Charles Bukowski Now ask yourself: What m...
by Peter Glen
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

That's fantastic news Becky! Grats!! Hey all, Just found this: "Writing The Million Dollar Outline And Resonance In Writing With David Farland" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA1aMhN27KM&t=12s That said, as far as I can tell from the volumes I read, this is not a place to submit darke...
by Peter Glen
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Was wondering if anyone here has had any success with the supernatural/horror genre for WoTF? Would we need to write in a significant fantasy element for a story like this to have a chance? It would need to have a speculative element for WotF, whether science fiction or fantasy. However, supernatur...
by Peter Glen
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Please, where do I find the December homework assignments? I am sorry to be a bother, but I can't find them. Hey! All assignments will be posted here by Wulf over the course of the month. SwiftPotato sets the weekly flash prompts on Monday. Talking about flash prompts ... In catch-up mode, and have...
by Peter Glen
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Bonus Assignment: 1. Locate each of those Super Secrets in the Table of Contents 2. Review each, but this time with the knowledge something within these helped one of your challenge beasties WIN this contest. 3. Share a couple of points from these with the group that you might wish to apply to your...
by Peter Glen
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

oO! Just catching up on the thread and, OMG! a baby and a win ... grats Crystal and Leah!!
by Peter Glen
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16925

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:You guys... omigod, you guys...


Wowzers! Grats!! My fingers and hooves are crossed for you :) wotf010

"An HM for me," he said, tacking toward the wind.

Grats also for everyone who has placed :)
by Peter Glen
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16925

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

just twitched my left arm off ... is ok, will make a _handy_ tool for self-flagellation when the 'R' arrives.
by Peter Glen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

No quotes, no italics, no "(s)he thought" Dean Wesley Smith taught me this, twenty-five or more years ago. He called it "third person, close. OMG! What is this dark magic? ... I'll have a go at applying this for Q1. Wulf, apologies as work is demanding 'an impossible task' (John Wick...
by Peter Glen
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16925

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

WHAT?! It's November already? :/

Happy Birthday Retro!
by Peter Glen
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

So the question is, those of you working a day job 50+ hours a week, how do you schedule your writing time? How much time do you spend on the myriad activities that we HAVE to fit in? What tricks work best for you? Hey Tony! Before my current situation (which is more flexible), I caught the first b...
by Peter Glen
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Nice! In Ken Rand's book THE TEN PERCENT SOLUTION, that was his super secret. It's one of the most important tricks to improving your writing after you have the basics down. I encourage everyone to make time to do this before sending your stories into this contest, or elsewhere. You will find thing...
by Peter Glen
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Time management is not my strong point so I've got a system working over at trello.com that is keeping me up to speed. Thought I'd share a screenshot of my private board here in the chance that someone will find it useful: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kvPXb ... ZnHOJ7lQ7R
by Peter Glen
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:I'm going to give you an ASSIGNMENT. Before you send off your next story for a critique, read every word out loud.


Done ... now the story is an additional 200 words lighter (after the initial 300 culling) !! Thanks also to Becky who suggested that I read out loud also :)
by Peter Glen
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato wrote:First non-WotF kraken released! I wrote up a flash piece based on a couple of the Monday prompts from here, revised it, and decided I liked it enough to send off after its first ship. We'll see how it goes...

wotf006 GL Leah!!
by Peter Glen
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2208
Views: 67500

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:I bet when you're done with the final edit, you cut 10%. And there's Ken Rand's Ten Percent Solution, another good book!

thanks for the heads up ... I've added it to the list :)

And! Thanks Becky for your observations ... have also saved for reference :)

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