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by SwiftPotato
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

If it helps you both (and feel free to ignore me if you knew this already of course) that particular form means that your opening didn't work for him. Work on your hooks! :) I also got the same speedily-received form rejection on the story I sent out. I'm glad to know it's the hook that might be th...
by SwiftPotato
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Ha! Y'all mark my words - if peony doesn't pro out first, she's going to win someday.
by SwiftPotato
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 21
Views: 669

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

BeeW - write 'em both, see which one turns out better and send it in! :)
by SwiftPotato
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

While we're on the subject of the super secrets, and since it's the 2nd of the month, here's your monthly TOC repost: All pages are for ascending order in the forum. Links will take you directly to the comments explaining each secret. Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge, Vol. 36 BOOK ONE Wulf M...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Thanks for the update, AlexH, I got you down. :) Perhaps the length of the checklist could be helped by paring it down to things that are actionable on specific stories? For example, the checklist wouldn't have to include "know thy judge" or "study thy judge", since both of those...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

As an aside: folks should take note of Dave Farland's newsletter today, especially if you're considering writing a story relating to the current pandemic. In short, his opinion is: "Don't do it, because a) I'll be flooded and b) Mara's Shadow will probably be better, so good luck." Give th...
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Manuscript format question
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Manuscript format question

I couldn't tell you if it'll be an instant rejection or not, but I don't believe a manuscript with major format errors will win, unfortunately. I'd recommend taking a look at Shunn's manuscript format and then creating yourself a template that follows it to a tee, then using that template and nothin...
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

If it helps you both (and feel free to ignore me if you knew this already of course) that particular form means that your opening didn't work for him. Work on your hooks! :)
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Yep, Charlie's a speedy one! Sorry about the rejection, storysinger. I submitted mine to him late last night too. Expecting my R in the next day or so given that my queue position has dropped by 35 since then.
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

All right, folks, here is your freshly updated roster as of Q2 end! As with last quarter, if there is a submission of yours I missed in the shuffle, just let me know and I'll update this comment (and my own doc) to reflect it. MEMBERSHIP ROSTER Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge, Vol. 37 "How ...
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6264

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Q3 has already begun! It runs now through the end of June.
by SwiftPotato
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

You're rostered, zeeteebeez! Nice job!

It looks like most of you have met your challenge requirements for the quarter! WELL DONE!!! I know Moon will want to give you his own rousing speech, but your official keeper of records is proud of you. On to the next quarter, beasties! Don't stop writing now!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Nicely done, JESchleicher and officer! Both of you are rostered. :)

I just submitted my story for the month to a respectable market as well. Two hours and twenty minutes left...best of luck to all of you still scrambling for the finish line!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6264

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Three hours left, friends! Best of luck to those who have already submitted to Q2, and godspeed to those still rushing to meet the deadline!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Nice job, StarReacher!

About three hours, 45 minutes left in Q2, beasties. I may not be submitting to WotF this quarter, but I'm scrambling to finish my 3k+ story for this month before midnight too! Post here when you submit so we can all cheer for each other!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Gotcha, storysinger! Great job getting your two fresh stories for the quarter done!

Folks: we're down to the last few hours of the quarter! Get those submissions in!!!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Nice job, storysinger. Got your flash and WotF submission down. Rooting for you on your second submission! Get it done!!
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Nice job, Peter Glen, got you down! Best of luck with your submissions for the quarter! :)
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Nice job, Henckel, got you down!

Last day of the quarter, folks! Please remember to post here when you've submitted so I can roster you! Remember, if I haven't said I have you down, your submission is NOT on the roster (either I didn't see it or it isn't on the forum).
by SwiftPotato
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Happy Monday and happy day before quarter end, beasties! Your last Monday prompt for this quarter is: EMOTIONAL CLOCKWORK.

Get those Q2s in! Get your fresh ones submitted to respectable markets! You can do it!
by SwiftPotato
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 163
Views: 6264

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Retro is a wise human. :) It sounds to me like at least part of your big reveal is the speculative element? If that's the case, I'd recommend (along with Retro's advice) hinting at the effect your speculative element has on the world, and especially your character. That's certainly enough to make it...
by SwiftPotato
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

AjZach and CCrawford: got you both down! Nice job!!

Other challenge beasties: only three days left in the quarter. Don't forget to post when you submit your two fresh stories! If I have replied to your post saying I got you down, I have rostered you and you're all set.
by SwiftPotato
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Got out down, oishisushi! Nicely done :) best of luck with your krakens!
by SwiftPotato
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Got you down, CCrawford! Nice job! You're almost there :)
by SwiftPotato
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Got you down, Retro! Best of luck with that request, and enjoy your break. :)
by SwiftPotato
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

Got you down, CCrawford! Nice job! You got this!
by SwiftPotato
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

That's great to hear, oishisushi! Keep pushing - you're almost at the finish line!

In addition, it's that day again... Today's Monday prompt is: ETERNAL SACRIFICE.
by SwiftPotato
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2617
Views: 122936

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

All right, beasties, we've got nine days left until the end of the quarter. Get those fresh stories done! And don't forget to post here when you SUBMIT, because that's when I'll roster you!

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