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by crlisle
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 456
Views: 26657

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks to the Super Secrets, I got my first Honorable Mention! Thanks Wulf Moon! Thanks to my editor too!

I worked so hard on this story.

Congrats to RSchibler on your semi-finalist. I am so excited for you!
by crlisle
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2927
Views: 588880

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

This is the place! Welcome!
by crlisle
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: World Building
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: World Building

I imagine a world which I would love to visit, put myself in it and then describe it. I use my senses. What are the smells? How does it feel? What does it look like? Are there any ambient noises? What are the colors? Example: Harold looked up and saw white puffy clouds kissing the tall redwood trees...
by crlisle
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 237
Views: 10747

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Submitted for Q3 and already writing for Q4.
Phew! What a horrible week this has been. I started on 3 stories until I finally chose which one to send.
It feels SO good to have this done!
I love the story I submitted! And I am loving my next story.
by crlisle
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 237
Views: 10747

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Thank you disgruntledpeony!!! Your encouraging words help a LOT. This 3rd quarter is proving to be difficult. At least it keeps me from hiding in my fort while waiting for 2nd qtr results.
by crlisle
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: David Farland's podcast on WoTF
Replies: 0
Views: 171

David Farland's podcast on WoTF

You've got to listen to David Farland being interviewed by John Goodman!
He explains why he changed his name from Wolverton!
Great stuff!
by crlisle
Wed May 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Real Life Research Helpers
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Real Life Research Helpers

nreavis, did you see the Oreo plate tectonics on Facebook? Totally cracked me up!
by crlisle
Wed May 27, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Real Life Research Helpers
Replies: 7
Views: 421

Re: Real Life Research Helpers

I am a bookkeeper. I have also worked in radio and helped put one on the air. I have also worked with disabled students and created a volunteer reader program putting books onto tape. I have lived mostly in the western usa and grew up in Silicon Valley. My hobby is gastronomy. Feel free to ask me ab...
by crlisle
Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2927
Views: 588880

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Cool logo Shockhawk.
by crlisle
Fri May 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!
Replies: 14
Views: 2079

Re: NEW! The Writers of the Future ONLINE WORKSHOP!

"...technique is not a habit, but a constant set of rules to be frequently refreshed in your mind." from the essay by L. Ron Hubbard in the lessons about writing suspense. i was so relieved when I read this! I thought I was stupid because I have to keep post-it notes on my computer: hook, ...
by crlisle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 36992

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

R as expected. I submitted it before learning the craft of writing from this forum.

Congrats forumites! Well done!
by crlisle
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 16
Views: 3563

Re: Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Rejected for 1st quarter, as expected. I submitted it before learning the craft of writing from this forum.
by crlisle
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What to put in a bio?
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: What to put in a bio?

Lol. That is funny. I was born in El Paso.
by crlisle
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

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

Oooh, oooh, I'm not enrolled, but this looks like such fun!

1. My Two Husbands

2. Pyramid

3. Fishing

4. Out of Bounds

5. But I Loved That Shirt!
by crlisle
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

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

I have finished DO NOT OBEY flash and KYD.
I think I might expand this one for my 3rd quarter entry.
by crlisle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 456
Views: 26657

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Just submitted for Q2 Volume 37. I worked very hard on this story. My editor looked at it twice for me and I did revisions both times. It came to 5,700 words. How does Joni keep all these quarters straight? My head is spinning right now. Waiting for results for Q1 Volume 37 and now Q2 Volume 37. And...
by crlisle
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

You're so brave Liz to ask Mr Farland why you got 4th place! Did you see David Farland's tip today? I think it's very relevant to your situation. Did the judges want vegan or BBQ?
by crlisle
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 819
Views: 259045

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got the "didn't win me over" #3 template. Charlie said it was an interesting idea. Next, I submitted it to a contest. The judge got the flu so I am waiting to hear.
by crlisle
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Dragon Dreams KYD done and submitted to a prof paying publication.

Two short stories written. One for WoTF and the other has been submitted to Analog.
by crlisle
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Check it out. https://www.fyrecon.com/ Another reason you might wish to attend? I will be there this year. And I have news... Stay tuned! And keep writing! All the beast, Beastmaster Moon OMG!!! I am going to attend all 4 days! Thank you Moon! I can't wait to meet you! Do you like scones? I make cr...
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

AliciaCay wrote:SUPERSTARS SUMMARY

First, I would encourage you all to go to his author website: jonathanmaberry.com
Amongst the links at the top of the page, there is one titled: Free Stuff For Writers. You will find LOTS of cool things.


Thank you Alicia!
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!
Replies: 18
Views: 2936

Re: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!

Wonderful! WoTF really is serious when they say that they want us to succeed as well as to write good stories.

At LTUE, Joni was handing out the writers hint booklet to those of us who pre-ordered volume 36. She emailed my copy. Be sure and get yours. Email her a copy of your receipt.
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything

Yay! Thank you ever so much for your help RSchibler!
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I put a report on Brad Torkensen's keynote address at LTUE in "Interviews" in this forum for those who are interested. He is a humble, gentle man and I am happy that we got to hang out a bit.
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I've submitted to Analog.
I'm waiting to hear from 2 non-WoTF contests.
I submitted and received a personal rejection from Fantasy & Science Fiction; that took 1 day. He's fast!
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Re: Pitching a novel at Life, The Universe & Everything

So, the pitch went well. I learned a lot from the experience and I recommend doing one to everyone. I only had my current short story to pitch, but Mr. Tony Daniel didn't seem to mind. He terrified me when he started asking questions about my story!!! That meant he actually listened and was taking m...
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Brad Torgersen will be in Provo
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Brad Torgersen will be in Provo

Oh yes, I told him about this forum. Brad said that he had been in charge of it after he won. I told him about the KYD exercise that Wulf Moon gives us each week and he said that it sounded like a wonderful exercise.
by crlisle
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Brad Torgersen will be in Provo
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

Re: Brad Torgersen will be in Provo

Keynote Address. Wulf Moon has asked me to report on the keynote address by Brad Torgersen. LTUE will be posting the panels and speeches on You Tube. Their web address is: LTUE.net If I don't get all the details correct, please forgive me. I didn't take notes. Brad's hero is Larry Niven. He wanted t...
by crlisle
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

WOWSA!!! My head is spinning after all of this! I wish I could insert all this excellent information into my mind. I picture downloading to a memory stick and inserting it into a slot just behind my ear. I wish.

Where do stories come from? They come from wishes.
by crlisle
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3120
Views: 221940

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

This forum rocks! I have just finished KYD for VITAL FLAW and will be submitting it for publication after submitting it for editing. It turned out great! I had to ask my husband what vital flaw meant, but once he explained it, the story arrived and was written. I am aiming for children's science fic...

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