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by crlisle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 23
Views: 2229

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Hi MyraKarine. Well done!

I received my 3rd quarter HM certificate the first week of November. Digital and paper. It took about a month after judgement.
by crlisle
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

On page 2, the story also mentions other cultures such as the Archalons and the Cycanthlopans. The Archalons are another sect which spreads their version of worship. So they are the competition and their teachings cause problems for Muzik later on in the story. The Cycanthlopians enjoy and make musi...
by crlisle
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

Muzik Man and the Super Secrets In this story, almost all of the Super Secrets, and even A Super-Duper Secret was used. TITLE: MUZIK MAN SS 3 – Set the Hook The title promises a unique, interesting experience. ACT 1: A character in a place with a problem Super Secrets 1 & 15 Don’t Drive to the ...
by crlisle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

wotf010 Mega congratulations to Brittany and Christopher! Fingers crossed!
by crlisle
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

wotf056

(My husband is naming me Rookie of the Year. Lol He is very proud of me.)

Congratulations to all!
by crlisle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23249

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf056 I got a Silver HM!
Thank you Wulf Moon and Martin L. Shoemaker for all your help!
by crlisle
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

Congrats to all the scholarship winners! See you at Fyrecon. We are going to have so much fun!
by crlisle
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

Thank you Wulf Moon for your insightful critique. You are correct about my weakness in writing dialogue. This is something I need to study more. You, as always, are spot on!
by crlisle
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

Thank you Wulf Moon! I look forward to this year's challenges because I know I will be stronger and a much better writer at the end of this year! wotf009 "Muzik Man" is wonderful! It is going on my list of stories to read more than once. As soon as I finish reading the whole magazine, I wi...
by crlisle
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43159

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

wotf055 number 2!!
Can hardly wait to find out who won this quarter!
by crlisle
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 32
Views: 3355

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Got an HM for a story I wrote for the Bloody Roots writing prompt.

wotf055

Whoohoo! This rocks!
by crlisle
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23249

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm in for Q4! Yay!
by crlisle
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23249

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I am ready to put Super Secret #16 into action. I did not do so last quarter and missed POV errors and paragraphing errors. Here's to my invisible audience! I also plan to print it out into book form to make sure it looks good. Super Secret #19 Thanks again Wulf Moon for helping us learn to be SUCCE...
by crlisle
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62153

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I got mine on Aug 27.
by crlisle
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23249

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

My first Q4 story has been sent to an editor for review and am now writing a second Q4 story. I will submit the best out of the two at end of Sept.
by crlisle
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 7738

Re: Dialogue Tips

Wiomis, I think you need to make your request into its own Reply. It is hidden here, so not many forumites will see it.

I know that Wulf Moon was a winner of the Scholastic writing contest when he was a teenager. Contests are a good thing.
by crlisle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Alien Languages
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Re: Alien Languages

What always pings my brain is when a universal translator is in effect, then an alien swears, like when Klingons yell Bach Loch! or something. Maybe there's no translation. I know several Jamaican swear words that don't translate. That's a good way to remind folks they are alien and speaking an ali...
by crlisle
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue Tips
Replies: 29
Views: 7738

Re: Dialogue Tips

You don't say specifically what you are looking for, but for general writing advice, I recommend David Farland's book, Writing Wonder. It is a great place to start.
by crlisle
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Alien Languages
Replies: 7
Views: 1229

Alien Languages

Do all aliens in sci fi stories speak English? How do I show an alien speaking another language and being translated by a machine or chip of some kind? I was considering using Spanish and translating it. Or maybe Latin? Or should I just stick to the alien speaking English? Which is best? Thanks for ...
by crlisle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Short Story vs Novel
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Short Story vs Novel

Hi all, I have been wondering what the difference between a short story and a novel is, besides length.
What are the main differences?

I want to change one or two of my short stories into YA novels, but I don't know how to go about it.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
by crlisle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

So this was my big project today. Here's the copy on a new class for Fyrelite Online in October. This one is to teach the Seven Point Plot, but with my Secret modifications! Let me know what you think. Going to send this over to post to the site soon, probably tonight. Cheers! This is exciting and ...
by crlisle
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 675616

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Jayrod! I loved your poem that you wrote in the class chat. It was very powerful. Welcome to the Forum. You will find support and the way to success here.
by crlisle
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1116676

Re: Success!

After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections. And it's the basis for the cover art! You can read it here: https://maga...
by crlisle
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3597
Views: 453019

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

It was a wonderful class! I am still absorbing all we were taught and have great revision plans for my 4th quarter story. The chat thread was a blast! So nice to meet you all. I just wish we could have met in person. Maybe next year?
by crlisle
Sun Jul 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23249

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:
[size=200]Q4: July 1, 2020 - September 31, 2020


Hi Dustin, thank you for the extra day, but September usually only has 30 days, not 31.
by crlisle
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: David Farland's last tip is really a checklist
Replies: 0
Views: 915

David Farland's last tip is really a checklist

I noticed that David Farland's last writing tip - Deadly Writing Sins - is actually a checklist which can be used: 1. Have strong visuals 2. Don't hide the viewpoint character's name 3. Use all the senses 4. Share your protagonist's thoughts with your reader 5. Don't use whishy-washy language 6. Don...
by crlisle
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62153

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: 3010
Views: 675616

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

This is the place! Welcome!

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