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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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 1461

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: 434
Views: 35785

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 3076
Views: 215726

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: 434
Views: 35785

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

'R' me Hearties!
Grats for those with a good result :)
by Peter Glen
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Comments? Reaching the pro level in the craft is my key objective right now. I'm confident that this will be possible thanks to the wisdom shared here by Beastmaster and beasties. I'm also deferring editing work on novel projects because I don't want to waste time (a lot of) writing for that higher...
by Peter Glen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Respectable markets assignment: Target: TTA Press (Interzone, Black Static). Before learning about WotF, the only market that I submitted new stories to was Interzone Magazine. Interzone was where one of my favorite authors got their start, so I thought it would be a good target. Beyond Interzone, ...
by Peter Glen
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

I'm living in a country town without writers, so hanging out with other SFF writers would be a big thing for me :)
by Peter Glen
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Template 3 is the “didn’t win me over” template. Look, you’re probably a pro. This is a good story. You know it’s good. You’re probably going to sell it elsewhere. Maybe I can tell you the idiosyncratic reasons why it didn’t make me all hot and tingly so that I can’t stop thinking about it day and ...
by Peter Glen
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Sry for slow reply on this ... have gone through the week in bit of a daze coming to terms with all this covid stuff: 1. How old was Martin when he submitted his first story to a pro magazine? What happened? What didn't he realize? 14 yo. Was rejected and didn't realize that it was a personal reject...
by Peter Glen
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Hey, has been a productive qtr ... just submitted my Q2 story to WotF, and a second story went out earlier in the month to the Lovecraft mythos anthology opportunity at Flame Tree. Also wrote two other short stories + several flash writes. GL all, and I hope everyone is well. Wulf, I'm looking forwa...
by Peter Glen
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Hey Alex, Thanks for that ... Miyazaki's work definitely inspirational storytelling :)
by Peter Glen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Troubled times. Sorry to hear Leah. keep safe all.
by Peter Glen
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2912
Views: 585057

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Elessar, HermioneLee and MtlWriter :) GL with your submissions!
by Peter Glen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Michael Kingswood wrote:Sold a tale a week and a half ago

wotf015 grats Michael :)
by Peter Glen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 244
Views: 22050

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

thanks for the support guys :D I'll feel better once i look on with fresh eyes wotf022
by Peter Glen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

This is why we read many stories that don't grab our hearts, that don't make us care about the protagonist. The story is technically correct, all 7 points, but has no heart. It's missing the emotional element, and that's wrapped up inside the protagonist, and the writer must show us what motivates ...
by Peter Glen
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 244
Views: 22050

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

A bit worried as have two new stories written and i don't think either of them would make the cut wotf018
by Peter Glen
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Thank you Leah. More dark magic to apply to the craft :)
by Peter Glen
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

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

Okay, here's mine ... I just hope no one decides to psychoanalyze us based on the answers (esp. Henckel) Green Leaves Turning Blue The Uriah Gambit At the Heart of Amber Geocruncher Stars, Rain, Fire Yikes! Sorry! As a Newbie, I hadn't read that this was a private thread. I thought "SUPER SECRE...
by Peter Glen
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3076
Views: 215726

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks for sharing Liz! My fingers are crossed for your 37s!!

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