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by SwiftPotato
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Thanks for posting this, Moon! :) Guys, this should be a good time if you're able to attend! I'm not positive what the format of this will be, so no guarantees here, but the last virtual event I did allowed you to ask questions of the presenters in chat. So IF this one allows it, you might be able t...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

You guys are too sweet, thanks! Can't wait to see y'all! And Retro - I believe Mica Scotti Kole from vol. 35 won on her second try too! If I remember correctly, she said something about it in her podcast (which was very good - I still remember listening to it). Don't want to take too much credit her...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Hey beasties - there's an online event happening tomorrow (Sept. 18) at 5pm Mountain Time if you're interested in joining! Myself, Storm Humbert, Daniel Bitton, and Dave Farland will be chatting together with The Book Bungalow on some WotF stuff. And uh, I gotta tell you, I am VERY frightened to be ...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Congrats again on Deep Magic and Dreamforge, Moon! Glad you're getting so much good news lately! :)

Beasties, it's that time again! Today's Monday prompt is: FAMILY RITUAL.
by SwiftPotato
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Hey folks, sorry for the late prompt today - my calendar event didn't go off! Today's Monday prompt is: ELECTRIC (OR MAGICAL) DESERT.
by SwiftPotato
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Thanks for the analysis, Moon! And yes, you're spot on, this was a story I wrote a while back and hadn't submitted because I knew it wasn't there but didn't have the tools to fix it yet. Tuned it up at the end of August and finally sent it out cause I was having idea struggles. Also am definitely wo...
by SwiftPotato
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Nice job on all the prolific writing! Keep on pushing! Yes, worldbuilding in shorter form, esp. under 4k, is hard to do without as-you-know-Bobs. But it's doable! Simpler worlds can help with this (ex: the world but with this new technology/this magical change), and smaller bites of the world (ex: a...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Results of check-in already here (I'm sharing this one cause I think it's important for y'all to see): got a really, really good personal from Charlie on this one. He gave me a big long thing with paragraphs, character names, examples, and page numbers. Which is TERRIFYING but also SO COOL. His crit...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Checking in: sent my second fresh story for the quarter out to F&SF. Time to party! And by party I mean write another story.
by SwiftPotato
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Per Moon's request, the last twenty Monday prompts (in no particular order): STOLEN LULLABIES SHIPWRECKED, BUT NOT ALONE... HESITANT CORROSION PRECOGNITION MOUNTAINEER AT THE END OF THE WORLD WANDERING PRISON FIRST DAY WITHOUT STARS INSANITY OF VANITY BABY DIES ALONE DROWNING, WITHOUT WATER IRON FIS...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Good morning, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: STOLEN LULLABIES.
by SwiftPotato
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Good morning, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: SHIPWRECKED, BUT NOT ALONE...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Happy Monday, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: HESITANT CORROSION.
by SwiftPotato
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Hey folks - if you're looking for some learning this weekend, Moon told me about this free, online con! Take a gander if you've got a minute! https://www.whenwordscollide.org/program.php
by SwiftPotato
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Got you, Retro! By my record you're already at 12/12 - nice job!
by SwiftPotato
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Happy Monday, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: MOUNTAINEER AT THE END OF THE WORLD.
by SwiftPotato
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Checking in: first story for the quarter written and sent to a respectable market. Longest story I've ever written, but I'm told it needed the word count at 8.5k (and I do tend to write lean, so it got there from 7.9k during critiques). We'll see if this makes a difference in how quickly Charlie rej...
by SwiftPotato
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Thanks, you guys! Yes, I'll definitely post earlier next time. I saw you pop in near the end, Retro! Glad you got in! :) And yes, it was recorded. The people running the show there said they'd shoot us a link to the recording at some point, so I'll pop it up here as soon as I've got it. It was a gre...
by SwiftPotato
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Hey, guys...I've got a virtual book signing happening today! It's at 4PM EST on Zoom. I'm told I'll be reading a section or two from Yellow and Pink, so if you'd like to see exactly how red one human being can get, feel free to pop in and watch/listen/ask questions... Facebook event here (hyperlinke...
by SwiftPotato
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Got you down, CCrawford! Nice job! :)
by SwiftPotato
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Psst: y'all go read this thing from Dave's newsletter if you haven't already! https://mystorydoctor.com/david-farlands-writing-tips-how-do-you-know-when-a-story-is-a-winner/ Important tidbits on what really makes a story stand out to him. Good prose, good structure, surprising word choices, those ar...
by SwiftPotato
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

This naming thing came at an excellent time...the story I'm finishing up now has some very interestingly named characters (pronounceable single-syllable words, I promise!). I feel like those names definitely helped signal something about the world those characters are living in.
by SwiftPotato
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Congrats on the sale, Becky!!! Super happy for you! :)

Happy Monday again, challenge beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: WANDERING PRISON.
by SwiftPotato
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Got you down, Retro! And thank you! :)
by SwiftPotato
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Thanks, Moon! Real excited about Cossmass, I love the story they took. This was another one that was just under 6k, for reference!

And congrats on being asked to teach two more courses! Those folks must really like you... ;)
by SwiftPotato
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40159

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Oh, I'm sorry, Brandie. That's so tough. *hugs*
by SwiftPotato
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Doing another writing sprint with Pete at 11 AM JST. Join on gmail hangouts, if you like. Or join in spirit. Spirits are cool. Also, I wanted to say congrats to SwiftPotato. Another publication! Cossmass! You are indeed, Swift. I suspect you'll be in F&SF before long. Aw, thanks! I'm super exci...
by SwiftPotato
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3349
Views: 302097

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

Happy Monday, beasties! Today's Monday prompt is: FIRST DAY WITHOUT STARS.

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