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by Peter Glen
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Thanks Moon. Since discovering the forum and the SUPER SECRETS, I've learned that everybody needs a Beastmaster. Someone to keep them headed in the right direction; to lead by example. I've also discovered how great it is to run with the pack, and would like to thank fellow Beasties for the support ...
by Peter Glen
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Assignment 1. 250 words The girl, in flight from her ruined town, found eleven dead men and one dead woman down the road less travelled. They had befallen a bloody assault, and the mystery chilled the young refugee to her bones. Autumn leaves shifted as a cold wind bit through the girl’s clothes an...
by Peter Glen
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

WD All! I missed the deadline with my story but did manage to get it to first draft, so will have a story for the next quarter. My 2nd market story went out at the start of last month.
by Peter Glen
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

We share our accomplishments to cheer one another on, so I should share more of mine. I didn't mention I won Second Place in the DREAMFORGE Magazine writing contest, and got some cool prizes. And I just had another acceptance I'm happy about, but can't announce yet. Signing the contract after I wri...
by Peter Glen
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Grats on the sale Wulf! :) Reporting in that I've sent two new baby Krakens out this quarter to other markets. A third that I decided to hold back as a result of honest crit from the pack on discord (determined only to submit my best work to markets). Working on a fantasy for Q4. Sorry that I have b...
by Peter Glen
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Assignment pt2 I chose 'Educational Tapes' by Katie Livingston from v36. The word 'tapes' in the title hints at a conspiracy, something that I find interesting. The first paragraph confirms this by bringing in the government with a dystopian setting. This paragraph also defines the MC as a student b...
by Peter Glen
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Before you even start reading the story, how did I hook you? The title makes you ask, "What is a Moon Dawdler?". Next. What I was doing in those first three paragraphs? ... For the opening three paras, every sentence had a purpose, delivering information vital to setting the scene for the...
by Peter Glen
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

That's fantastic news, Wulf! Grats on Muzik Man :) I'm looking forward to reading it.
by Peter Glen
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Thanks for the informative write, Wulf. I have already added a name to my new names diary.
BTW, possible inspiration for J.K. Rowling's naming of Harry Potter --> see Monty Python's 'Science Fiction' sketch ;)
by Peter Glen
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Wowzers Becky, that is great news! GRATS wotf010
by Peter Glen
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Thanks for your write-up Becky. I'm taking this on-board for the edit of my current novel (about 70% done) where there's an issue with the MC but couldn't put my finger on it. But, I think you've nailed it and provided me with ammo for taking the story forward. TY!
by Peter Glen
Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Reporting in with an 'R'. Taking in all the pack wisdom and support as energy for the next baby Kraken. Grats Becky for the SF!
by Peter Glen
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62979

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

R me hearties!
by Peter Glen
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Multiple paragraphs of dialogue

Ah! Now it is crystal. Thanks again ... and I like your idea on joining the two paras, it is much clearer that way :)
by Peter Glen
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Thank you, Beastmaster! I will go back and study your notes on the use of the em dash break...I'm keen to use that one out in the wild :) This sentence needs to be closed with a quotation mark: “Good, because I would kill you right now if you would eat this animal; it is too cute." I I'm glad t...
by Peter Glen
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

I'm in, although my new work for WotF wasn't up to scratch in time for the deadline so submitted another recent story not yet submitted to the contest. My new piece to another market is also done and out and back with a personal message from the editor stating that the ending seemed rushed (so good ...
by Peter Glen
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Grats Liz and Becky for the Superstars win !! wotf010 Dialogue assignment Pt2 (I've written a new piece as the original was just for a demonstration) A small, brown rat climbed out of the girl's coat pocket and scampered up to her shoulder. The alien notices the animal and struts up to his prisoner ...
by Peter Glen
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Peter: Glad to help. Please get me your opening in the next week or so.


Done. Have sent you a PM with a link :) Thanks again!
by Peter Glen
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Smart man, Peter Glen. You saw the error and fixed it before I got here for the crits today. Well done! You were also the first to post, taking the plunge before having the benefit of observing what others wrote. For that, I award you a first two pages (450 words or so) edit by the Beastmaster on y...
by Peter Glen
Wed May 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

DIALOGUE ASSIGNMENT - Thanks Wulf! Love this secret!! My current story is very heavy with dialogue so am able to apply your wise advice into practice straight away and it will be a great tool to focus on for my next pass. Here's my assignment attempt: The writer flipped shut the lid on his notebook,...
by Peter Glen
Thu May 21, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

1) what flow state is, 2) what triggers can help activate it, 3) what can steal it from us, 4) and how you plan to personally enhance your working environment and mental state to usher in more flow state writing. 1) Flow state is a mental condition attained when happily engaging in a challenging tas...
by Peter Glen
Tue May 12, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Thanks Wulf! I especially liked the Luke reference. My new story will be sure to include a 'Heart's desire'.
by Peter Glen
Sun May 03, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 3824

Re: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!

I discovered the forum via the Writers of the Future podcasts. Once I'd signed up to the site, I was drawn to Wulf Moon's Super Secrets, where I've since gained valuable insights into the craft and the science fiction and fantasy publishing industry. The forum is a great community of like-minded and...
by Peter Glen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63094

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Fantastic News! Congratulations KD !!!!!
by Peter Glen
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

KYD has helped me to find the essence of a story and also value and aim for concise writing. Am finding that a lot of sentences in my draft stories can be cut down to make for more direct effect...saying the same thing with less words (a skill that gained through the KYD exercises). Thanks Wulf :D
by Peter Glen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Touching base ... am going through the course, but will take me while. Two draft revision projects and my Q3 write underway :)

Grats Alex on the HM :)
by Peter Glen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 461695

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

Reporting in with an 'R' ... have started Q3 story and it will be very different from Q1 or 2, so maybe a chance there.
by Peter Glen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63094

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

'R' me Hearties!
Grats for those with a good result :)

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