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by Ania
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I liked both your openings, and I'm off to read the fisherman story! Yours is very intense, while using a serene setting (a toddler toddling towards the sea) contrasted with the MC body and feelings (dug, clutched, yearned). I get the genre (her skirtS and probably precognition point to fantasy--lo...
by Ania
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

My only suggestion on this one is look at what we're working on presently, Phase 5 of the Set. Your. Stage. Super Secret. Make that first line work for you. You could get more setup out of that first line, grounding your readers with setting, characters, and even what's going on that's so dangerous...
by Ania
Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

This is for phase five of Set Your Stage, using one sentence to draw in the reader. I haven't done the other phases so may have left something out but I thought this looked fun. After searching high and low I found an example in good ol’ Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. “When Mr. Bilbo Baggin...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I choose Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice through the looking glass”: One thing was certain, that the white kitten had had nothing to do with it:—it was the black kitten’s fault entirely. It sets the tone: a bit absurd, but striving to be logical. The character sounds like a child. We are most likely in a ho...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Thank you, Empressed! I was trying very hard to be clear, but when I saw it through your eyes, I realised you're right! So then I tried very hard to understand why is that, and I think (I hope) that part of the problem is that the story is not yet written, so I was writing about things I myself hadn...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I'll be trying to go through and provide crits on everything that's been posted soon. However, I had a few minutes, and wanted to take a crack at Wulf's latest assignment about opening lines: First, the opening line from "A Different Kind of Place," by Tobias S. Buckell: After the zombie ...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Ok, this was an idea I noodled with a while back. This doesn't work as well as what I have in the full length story, but I still enjoyed playing. LOL "I didn't mean to do that," Evie said, watching the last unicorn bleed out while Lucky circled overhead on leathery wings. "Niiiccce. ...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Here's my attempt at the previous exercise, writing your own first three paragraphs: "Electric desert" Eugenia was sailing alone through the sea of ghosts. No one could have predicted such a turn of events--not her husband or kids, certainly not the island's Mothers. Reaching above her hea...
by Ania
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 37
Views: 1651

Re: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

Ok, this was an idea I noodled with a while back. This doesn't work as well as what I have in the full length story, but I still enjoyed playing. LOL "I didn't mean to do that," Evie said, watching the last unicorn bleed out while Lucky circled overhead on leathery wings. "Niiiccce. ...
by Ania
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 293
Views: 23874

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Thank you all, for the answers and the company :))
by Ania
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 293
Views: 23874

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Hello!!

Can I ask when the results for Q3 usually come in? Is it another month of nail-biting? Two? Or maybe sooner? I don't have that much nails...

Good luck to everyone!!
by Ania
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 628029

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello! I have been lurking for a while and forgot to introduce myself! I'm Ania, I live in Greece and I used to write stories when I was little. Now that I have had to spend a lot of time at home (quarantine and life choices!), I began writing again and submitted to Q3, unfortunately before I disco...
by Ania
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 628029

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello! I have been lurking for a while and forgot to introduce myself! I'm Ania, I live in Greece and I used to write stories when I was little. Now that I have had to spend a lot of time at home (quarantine and life choices!), I began writing again and submitted to Q3, unfortunately before I discov...
by Ania
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3368
Views: 325583

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

Hello, everyone!

I have been secretly reading the thread, doing some of the exercises (also secretly), and have been learning a lot. So please, Wulf man, consider reopening admissions to your secret academy!! There are a lot of stalkers out here who would love to go public!
by Ania
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: In need of a critique
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: In need of a critique

Hey, Apollo! I would also love to help!
by Ania
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for feedback!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Re: Looking for feedback!

Thank you!! I'm sorry for not mentioning it earlier, but please be prepared, the story is 10000 words long...
by Ania
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for feedback!
Replies: 6
Views: 547

Looking for feedback!

Hello, everyone! This is my first post and my first cry for help (my husband has reached his limit)! It's my first long story and I'm worried that it's unbalanced and maybe needs more action. Or any other thing that I can't even think of or name! I could really use some critique! Thank you in advanc...

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