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by StarReacher
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I'm late to the party, but congratulations to Wulf!! I just saw the Critters Awards list this afternoon. Such nice things don't happen by accident. Wulf is showing us what to aspire to with hard work and dedication and supporting each other.
by StarReacher
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

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 i...
by StarReacher
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

StarReacher, I know Alex well, I work with him at Future SF. That article is excellent and it's a good guideline to follow. But no one is going to think you a fool if you put your address in the cover letter in a portal slot for it. Well, Alex will smirk a little : ) He's actually the first editor ...
by StarReacher
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi All, this is a baby kraken question. After I sent out three new submissions for my darling little baby krakens, I happened on a submission guideline that addressed an editor's pet peeves about cover letters. https://alexshvartsman.com/2016/05/09/how-to-write-a-proper-short-story-cover-letter/ One...
by StarReacher
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Brad Torgersen Assignment: 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? 17 years for any publication 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask h...
by StarReacher
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Posted this to my FB wall today about the WotF Q4 official announcement. We had a LOT of members from the current or past challenge that were members of SUPER SECRETS that got honors. Q4 was an incredible quarter for challenge beasties! (Congrats on your indie novel as well, Henckel. Got a copy!) H...
by StarReacher
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I know I counted myself out but...I finished. Both stories, sent to respectable markets, and 3 Flash done as of TODAY. I only finished because of the extension but...Imma try to keep up with you guys if I can. With my health blurp, writing has proven to be a satisfying distraction ("hurry up a...
by StarReacher
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4000

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I forgot to post here but I made it in about 15 minutes before the deadline with a fresh story of about 7,000 words.

Best of luck to everyone! Starting to think about my next story.
by StarReacher
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Oh, my goodness, what a wild last 2 days! I am in for Q1 for both stories. With a good 15 minutes to spare - LOL WoTF - roughly 5,000 words pro submission - 7,000 words Kind of glad I just now saw Wulf's extension for the 2nd story. Yes, I am sleep-deprived. But also on an adrenaline high because I ...
by StarReacher
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Are PDF's acceptable? I tend to save all my work as PDF's when submitting as a way to lock in my formatting. This is not a definitive answer, but I don't remember seeing PDF's as an option. I think it is .doc .docx and maybe one other option. If you don't have Word, you can convert your file for fr...
by StarReacher
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi everyone. I'm in sorry shape right now with... exactly 25 hours to go. I've written three stories this quarter, but I'm not satisfied with any. (yes, I'm a bit obsessive)... So, I started a new story yesterday and working on it now. I've got a crit partner, but I'm not sure if she will be availa...
by StarReacher
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Peter,

My understanding is that the 2nd story has the same deadline. But maybe Wulf or Becky can confirm.

All the best,
Angela
by StarReacher
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 255

Re: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!

Vote submitted and verified . . . plus a short comment.

Happy New Year!
by StarReacher
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hey, hey, challenge beasties! See the excellent essay by our own Becky (RSchibbler) that just went up on the Writers of the Future Blog! Enjoy her special brew! Congratulations, Becky! https://www.writersofthefuture.com/brewing-the-potion-to-become-a-writer-of-the-future/ Wow, Becky. Just wow! Cong...
by StarReacher
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Home Stretch Encouragement, First, a note to Wulf: A special end of the year thanks for your dedication and support (both public and private). We appreciate everything that you are doing for us in this group. And I wish you and all my fellow Wulf Pack an awesome holiday season, however you and your ...
by StarReacher
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato wrote:So, I got my result, and...

wotf059

Third place! I just got the call from Joni and she told me I could "scream it to the hilltops"!


Oh . . . MY . . . Goodness! Congratulations! I am so very excited for you!!!

What a way to celebrate your Thanksgiving! wotf010
by StarReacher
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16987

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:wotf056 wotf056

This is my first silver. I'm pretty happy about that.

My sincere congratulations to everyone who enterd.


So chuffed to see your post! (I'm not English, but "chuffed" seems to sum up an appropriate amount of delight).
by StarReacher
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

RSchibler wrote:I got a SHM! I couldn’t have done it without this group and Wulf’s critique. Feels good to level up! The email said those stories were in the top 50 out of thousands of entries.


Congratulations! And best of luck submitting that one to publishers!
by StarReacher
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 573
Views: 16987

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

wotf055

Congratulations to all who placed. For those that didn't, keep writing! Get that submission in for the next quarter!
by StarReacher
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

HM for me. Can’t remember if that’s 5 or 6 now. Hoping to take the next step REAL soon. Congratulations Zeeteebeez! I know how you feel, but still take pride in that HM as I do. We are getting so close and being consistent is the signal that we ARE getting there. We just have to take a breath and k...
by StarReacher
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I got an HM for 4th Quarter! Yippee! And, yes, I would love to have a higher placement, but just meeting every single deadline this year was a huge accomplishment for me. This group is essential support for me these days. I have been facing some medical issues. Knowing my pack has my "writing b...
by StarReacher
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I use my google calendar to help me stay on task. I put in the date of the deadline, with multiple "reminders" via text and email at least a week or two before such date.

For WOF, though, those dates are ingrained in my head! I am constantly thinking about them!
by StarReacher
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

disgruntledpeony wrote:I was a challenge beastie as of Q4, and my Q4 has made finalist. Regardless of how that turns out, I can definitely say that this challenge helped me get there. wotf007


I'm so excited for you!!! wotf010

Congratulations!
by StarReacher
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Please join me in congratulating our challenge beastie Crystal Crawford on delivering a real baby boy kraken into this world! I've seen the pictures, he's adorable, and he's got the full set of tentacles. Mom and baby are doing well! Congratulations Crystal Crawford! Wishing you peaceful nights of ...
by StarReacher
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Which brings me to important questions I've been waiting to ask all of you. Please provide the answers. 1. In view of Officer's comment above, if story determines length, why would you ever write a story to a certain length? Even though story determines length, you as the writer determine specifica...
by StarReacher
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

StarReacher wrote: "I've been researching many of these markets in the past couple of months as I -- FINALLY -- started submitting to magazines rather than just entering the contest. Whew! Confession finished . . ." Don't worry, StarReacher. You don't need to confess, have absolved yourse...
by StarReacher
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

NEW ASSIGNMENT Install your market search engine! I had already installed the search engine but didn't know about the newsletter or realize how you could add your stories. I had just been doing the searches and not knowing about those cool features. One great thing is that you can see at a glance h...
by StarReacher
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

So here’s your new ASSIGNMENT. Prepare to RELEASE THE KRAKEN. 1. Using the sample market list, read over some of the market guidelines that interest you. 2. Create your own market list, ranking your preferred at the top, and lesser at the bottom. 3. Try to find a market in this list that you’ve nev...
by StarReacher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

MY PERSONAL INTRODUCTION. Angela reporting. Homeschooling mom. Tons of experience/knowledge with learning disabilities. Memorable experiences: • Moving from Georgia to Boston, alone, after college • Trips to Spain, Italy, Austria, France, and Germany • Open hole “potty”, with visible tracks passing ...
by StarReacher
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2209
Views: 67835

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

NEXT ASSIGNMENT: SwiftPotato, Taekwando, and Writing SwiftPotato wrote in a few posts above: "When you're that close to the top, you want to be judged on what is subjective: did you tell a good story? Did you engage me as a reader? In martial arts, forms are stories too. I don't think I missed...

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