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by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Just finished a 500-word and 250-word flash prompt challenge for PROMPT: BLOODSUCKER.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Seems I'm late to the party. Been out most of the day. Congratulations, Wulf, on the gold. Honestly, I never doubted it – I predicted you'd get the gold trophy at Critters, and you did. Your story is truly amazing, enjoyable read, and your Forum is innovative, informative, and we see it in the WOTF ...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Already voted a while ago. Hope Wulf takes the gold.

The Girl In The Glasses, always nice to hear from you. Hope you're doing well and are in good spirits. I'm a broken record, lol, but I still see you on that stage.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Swift Potato, don't lose sleep over this. Please! We're all aware you take the Keeper Of The Records seriously. Today is January 13th, 2020 – a time to celebrate your enormous success (unprecedented, in fact) in WINNING WOTF on your first try. That's a hard one to top, and you deserve a feather in y...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Henckel, in your salutation, you forgot to mention: Piano players with sub-standard computer technology ability. We have to be intellectually objectively correct about these things, lol.
Just kidding.
Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Dustin, a quick word about copyright. (having done so previously with the Library of Congress). Even without the copyright symbol, Wulf OWNS all intellectual property rights in all forms the moment he tapped out the first word on his computer keyboard. It automatically becomes his work. He doesn't h...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks, Peter.
Have to get back to flying under the radar, lol.
As Bilbo would say, "Too much Adventure. Back to Bag End I go."

Best,
Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I saw (supposedly) the last chapter of Star Wars. I know I'm going to catch flack for this, lol, but I have to say: Meh! It's so scripted, so blatantly obvious, everything from Flaw; Catalyst; Big Event; Midpoint; Crisis; Showdown; Realization – MEH! ON STEROIDS! When Lucas did the ...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Always like to post tidbits of information I find interesting and never heard before. I've seen my share of movies where planes crash in the wilderness, a few survivors try to fend off a pack of wolves. Came across this post on Facebook about wolves and found it intriguing. I already knew they're in...
by Retropianoplayer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Good morning, Swift Potato. Hope you're having a good year and preparing yourself for April's festivities.

I finished my FLASH PROMPT KYD EXERCISE for January, 2020 to the prompt 'WOLF MOON.'

I believe that makes my flash prompt score 5/12.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Questions to Answer: 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? 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask him that’s a good one for each of us to ask ourselves? 3....
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Question about Word Count
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Question about Word Count

Crlisle: If you want to read a fantastic story (double-tiered and the critics loved it), take a look at "Mara's Shadow." It had me on the edge of my seat, the suspense was constant, the author had a command of medical and biological terms, and the two tiers fold into a story with a bitters...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

LOL. That's okay, you can say Barry. You're talking to the one person ever who refused a retirement party after 35 years as I did not wish to incur any costs to my fellow employees. The only time I ever come out of the shadows is when I play piano and then all conversation ceases and harmony begins,...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Wulf,

I received an HM for 4th Quarter as well.

As a general rule, I don't announce any wins or certificates. But if you're keeping tabs, lol.

Best,

Retro wotf008
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Brittany, I predict you will persevere despite health setbacks. You will overcome. Of this, I'm totally confident. The fact you've persisted in your writing goals and met the challenges is PROOF of remarkable inner strength and determination. A few months ago, I foresaw you on the WOTF stage. I s...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Chezecaek, I offer only a guess.

I think the SPECULATIVE ELEMENT must appear within your first two pages so it passes muster and your token doesn't land on DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT PROCEED TO DAVE FARLAND'S SQUARE on the Writers Of The Future Author's Lottery Board.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hello Chezecaek, I'm not positive. But I believe in one of Wulf's posts on this voluminous thread, he mentioned that if a work is high quality and deserves to win, the single factor of first-person narrative will not prohibit a Judge, or any Judge for that matter, from declaring a win. If I recall c...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Swift Potato, I think you already have me down for TWO FRESH STORIES this Quarter 1.

But if not, just to clarify, my Quarter 1 WOTF story was submitted on or about late October 2019, and the other FRESH STORY submitted to a respectable market during the same period.

Thanks.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!

Already voted for Wulf's story.

Just voted for Writers Of The Future Forums and left a six-sentence comment explaining how Wulf augments these Forums with his goal of helping others to succeed.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Officially voted for Wulf's magnificent story in the Critters Readers' Poll at 9:48 A.M. I enjoyed reading it. I meant what I said at the time, and I still do – the best first-person science-fiction short story I've read in decades. Intriguing POV told from a female tween's perspective who has suffe...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Well done, Becky! Read your excellent essay and enjoyed it immensely. The cauldron photo was attractive, creative and fun. Your words spoke to inner emotion, determination and resilience. The violin/viola is a tough instrument to learn. Your violin/viola mastery speaks volumes in itself. Best, Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Swift Potato, I wrote a FLASH PROMPT for December for 'Alien Artifact.' From October's entry prompt, 2 for November, and 1 in December, my Flash Prompt Totals are 4/12. Submitted my Q1 to WOTF late October 2019; the additional FRESH STORY went off to FSF and didn't resonate. Finished my Q2 submissio...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations, Henckel, on your upcoming publication in the science fiction lampoon magazine! Being your third, this shows you exhibit special talent in crafting stories of the Old West, and the editors appreciate your sense of humor. Maybe one of these, combined with the Super Secrets, can put yo...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I've read the post and don't see anything controversial about it – the one part which alarmed me was how close he came to being incinerated –fortunately, everyone was safe and out of harm's way. This is how I read the subtext – It's crystal clear Dave LOVES writing, equally evident is his love for f...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

ASSIGNMENT: Before the next SUPER SECRET, it's time to study another writer's path to success in HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. You might have heard of him, his name is David Farland. His essay is "Going Pro." 1. What lesson did David learn about the path to success?...
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

The Girl In The Glasses, I wish you only good results on any medical testing and/or procedures should you need to undergo them. The biggest asset anyone has is their health; without it, all else is irrelevant. Take care of yourself, everyone here in the Wulf Pac sends our best to you for a miraculou...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I found strong corroboration of what Wulf has been stating with regard to Voice on Page 27 of The Screenwriter's Bible. Under FORMULAIC WRITING, in sum and substance, David Trottier says, "The same holds for this book. I present guidelines rather than rules. Please don't internalize the above g...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

CRLISLE, I think I found something in The Screenwriter's Bible which might address what you wrote about opening scenes in cinema. "Somewhere in the first 10 or 15 pages of your script (or earlier), something should happen to give your central character a goal, a desire, a mission, a need, or a ...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Questions to consider. Please post answers to the following: 1. What is Voice? 2. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? 3. Name a few of your favorite writers. 4. Now ask yourself: What makes their storytelling style unique? What do you admire that makes you keep going back to the well f...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2216
Views: 68360

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Congratulations, Peony, on your scholarship to the Superstars Writing Seminar. Dress warm. Colorado in winter can be challenging. Swift Potato, I read your post. Don't give the magazine rejection a nanosecond of attention. I don't believe it's dawned on you yet, but YOU ARE A NATIONAL BESTSELLER. Yo...

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