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by C.A. Tedeschi
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

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

I know how to spot a HINT... Especially when it's in Bold Caps ;) => Just signed up for the Full Wulf Moon. Probably take a while to feel my way around. I'm about as tech savvy as a Gully Dwarf. There's a link on DEEP MAGIC"S SUBMISSION Page … Top 3 Short story Mistakes. Brendon Taylor the Fou...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm nowhere near done on 37 Q4. But it is fun to think ahead, isn't it?
by C.A. Tedeschi
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 273612

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thanks Blackink ! I'm glad you read it. 'Hondo's Honor' does indeed have a lot of World Building for under 5,000 words. I feel perhaps the story could have been longer, some of the criticism may be why it didn't get further on in the runnings. Objective insight is invaluable. And i thank you sincer...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 273612

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Great about your personal rejection from BCS, Tedeschi! I was so impressed they wrote back with specific critiques in my story too. Congrats on your story being published in Swords and Sorcery! If I have time later today or this week, I'll give your story a read and post back here about narrative v...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

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

How did the author make a powerful vision of their world open up in my mind with a minimum of details? So... Less detail, appropriately placed is more effective if done correctly. I find this incredibly reassuring. I always felt excessive detail bogged a story down. I'm looking for / expecting the ...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 273612

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I also got a personalized rejection from Beneath Ceaseless Skies... "Although I found the worldbuilding in this piece intriguing, overall I felt the narrative voice read as a bit more distant from Hondo's internality than we subjectively prefer." I'm assuming the word subjective means it w...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

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

Check out the idea of free indirect speech. I use it in third person a lot. I'm looking into it now. Thank's for the bone. Ok so. It seems an awful lot like a tight POV 3rd person limited... Which is really what i'm currently shooting for. There's probably a distinction in there somewhere, i just c...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

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

THIS is why you nail down pertinent details right off the bat when you introduce a character, and then you never have to do it again. It should be brief with unique details to lock the correct image in the reader's mind. It seems much trickier in third person. No author intrusions. To get your char...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

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

AjZach wrote:The title is the first hook.



I found another sticky Golden Nugget of writin' wisdom! Every word transposed to print is important in the conveyance of knowledge and emotion. The title is our first opportunity to intrigue the reader.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Mythology, Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 2661

Re: Mythology, Anyone?

I love Mythology. I listen to a lot of Joseph Campbell lectures. There's a lot more to his work than the Hero's Journey. That's basically just one of his lectures.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sword and Sorcery Trope discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Sword and Sorcery Trope discussion

Thanks Doug. This interests me because it is my target genre. How close i come to the mark will always be up to the reader. I think Sword and Sorcery gets a bad rap sometimes, because many new authors try to emulate the classics, but they neglect character development, POV, and an internal struggle....
by C.A. Tedeschi
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Illustrator wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Illustrator wanted

I am trying to put out a Novella this Fall and i still need cover art. The genre is Sword and Sorcery. I am looking for a Frank Frazetta style of cover. True to the genre, (as my story is). Please have samples of your work to show. I require a professional contract and would like to own full copyrig...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a fresh set of eyes
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: Need a fresh set of eyes

I'd be happy to read, and critique it.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2434

Re: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!

I noticed some people use a space at either side of the em dash, and some don't. I was under the impression, no space.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

This is a great thread to keep going.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3394
Views: 331959

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

There is a secret here. Some call it their muse... Moon's SUPER SECRET #14: Do not overthink your story! You already have stories within you. You stuff yourself with the raw materials to make them every day of your life. You just have to get out of the way and let the fat lady sing...because she's ...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2975
Views: 629778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, C.A. Tedeschi! As writers, we do seek validation. Glad you've gotten some in an HM and a sale. Brandon Sanderson wouldn't be writing today were it not for the HM he got in writers of the future. He got the validation he needed to go on. You do the same! And tap into the critique section in...
by C.A. Tedeschi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2975
Views: 629778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dustin Adams wrote:Welcome! So an HM and a sale. Very nice. :)



Thank for the welcome Dustin.
by C.A. Tedeschi
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2975
Views: 629778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you, Brad R. Torgersen for the opportunity. My name is Carmine (pronounced Car-mee-nay). I am a writer. Like so many others i piddled around for years, never taking it serious enough to make real progress. It was foolish of me to neglect the craft. Writing is truly an art-form with unlimited p...

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