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by crlisle
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18366

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

You can ask them next Saturday. Joni, David Farland, and some of the judges will be taking questions at LTUE which is online this year. They will be at Life, The Universe and Everything at noon mountain time.
by crlisle
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 71
Views: 3889

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

[quote="GlibWizard"] So that's what I know; here's my guessing. As a collection of mixed speculative fiction, this anthology wants fiction where the speculative idea is the engine of the story, very intimately tied to the emotional response and the theme. (Forgive this horrendous generaliz...
by crlisle
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3693
Views: 648251

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

Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Publishing Announcement! As the journey for all of us continues, I share my greatest Secret of all with you--the reason I created the Super Secrets workshop. To save you years of trial and error and pain . . . by sharing what I had learned through mine. May all of your wri...
by crlisle
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3693
Views: 648251

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

My baby kraken has just been entered into the Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction.

Congrats Becky!

I am super excited for the Super Secrets book to be published! Whoo hoo!
by crlisle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 71
Views: 11446

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Thank you blackink! You really helped me understand Muzik Man!
by crlisle
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome! This is a great place to be.
by crlisle
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18366

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm available C.A. Tedeschi. I will PM you with my email address. Have you read it out loud yet? I found that reading my stories out loud is vital to finding mistakes and to see what the pacing is like.
by crlisle
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3693
Views: 648251

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

What an inspiration you have been to us all Brittany! Congratulations! I can't wait to read your winning story!
by crlisle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 24
Views: 4143

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 342
Views: 47251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 3693
Views: 648251

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: 445
Views: 67700

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: 33
Views: 5446

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: 342
Views: 47251

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: 342
Views: 47251

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: 85816

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: 342
Views: 47251

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: 9939

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: 8
Views: 2459

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: 9939

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: 8
Views: 2459

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: 1775

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!

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