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by RSchibler
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

1. What is Voice? Voice is the unique way you tell your story. 2. Why is it so important for writers to protect it? Voice is what makes our stories uniquely ours. If we dilute our voice with the voices of other writers, we run the risk of fading into the background of reader memories. 3. Name a few ...
by RSchibler
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wulf Moon wrote:A shout out to Chuckt for his first sale and publication in the anthology CLASSICS REMIXED II. Chuck is a challenge beastie from our Volume 36 challenge. Well done, Chuck! I am certain there are more to come!

Cheers!

Beastmaster Moon


Woohoo! Congratulations! That’s awesome!!!
by RSchibler
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 68
Views: 2287

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

http://www.diabolicalplots.com/dp-fiction-58a-consequences-of-a-statistical-approach-towards-a-utilitarian-utopia-a-selection-of-potential-outcomes-by-matt-dovey A story by Writers of the Future Golden Pen winner Matt Dovey over on Diabolical Plots, the market that runs the submissions grinder. Som...
by RSchibler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

Always
by RSchibler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 47
Views: 1254

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Absolutely. I’ll ringlead. Friend me on fb if we’re aren’t already friends and we’ll do this thing!
by RSchibler
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 47
Views: 1254

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Wulf suggested this, but I'm putting it out there - we should all plan to meet for dinner on the night of the 4th so we're familiar with one another before the conference kicks off. Forumites unite! Thoughts? I can't wait to meet everyone! Liz and I are rooming together, and I am borrowing my dad's ...
by RSchibler
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I just wanted to share with all my challenge friends that I received a totally unexpected scholarship to Superstars! Writers of the Future contributed to allow two additional people to attend the seminar and my application was selected! I still can't quite believe it's real! Work hard, never give up...
by RSchibler
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar
Replies: 47
Views: 1254

Re: SUPERSTARS Writing Seminar

Soooooo guys, guess WHAT? Joy called me as well and I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP TOO! Get this, contributed by Writers of the Future! I can't WAIT to meet everyone! What an amazing opportunity!
by RSchibler
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

3. Share a couple of points from these with the group that you might wish to apply to your next story. If it's good for the goose.... I really believe the KYD exercise has the potential to grow our craft in a huge way. Focusing our writing, focusing the story on its essential elements (Pick one maj...
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

GO LIZ! We are so proud of you! What a week for the forum! I’m so happy for everyone!
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: V37 Q1 Entry Feedback

Always, send it my way.
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4107
Views: 907185

Re: Success!

WillShadbolt wrote:My second sale to Daily Science Fiction is now online!

https://dailysciencefiction.com/science ... alis_SciFi



Great story, Will!
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Just got the second call from Joni. Apparently, I came in 4th place. Just shy.

Ahh well.

Congratulations on the win, SwiftPotato! I'm absolutely thrilled for you. wotf007 wotf010


You did amazing! We are so proud of you!
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

SwiftPotato wrote:So, I got my result, and...

wotf059

Third place! I just got the call from Joni and she told me I could "scream it to the hilltops"!



CONGRATULATIONS! That’s awesome! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say we’re all ecstatic for you!
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4107
Views: 907185

Re: Success!

Not the usual success story, but, uh, I finished writing another novel today. Perfect timing since I didn't really want to write a bunch over the holiday. On to editing next week! Also, one of my HMs was accepted for an anthology. Can't talk too much about that one yet, though, but it's super excit...
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to Get the Most From Critiques
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: How to Get the Most From Critiques

I found Critters absolutely overwhelming as a beginning writer. I learned tons from doing critiques, but the stories I got back, like Andy said, were all over the place and I didn't have the skill or voice to know when I should trust myself and when the crit was correct. I ended up leaving critters ...
by RSchibler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

chuckt wrote:So, is it unusual for there to be so many SHMs and HMs among forumites?


It does seem like a huge haul! Yay forumites!
by RSchibler
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

SwiftPotato wrote:Still waiting on results over here...I'm positive I didn't get semifinalist since this is only my second submission ever, but the suspense is still killing me. Haha.


Given that results are out and you haven’t heard...
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congrats! Yes, there are a few of us this time and I think we've all gotten help from Wulf. Thanks Wulf. You've been incredibly generous with your time and talent. Indeed. Thanks Wulf. wotf009 It's greatly appreciated. Congratulations to the HMs and the SHMs! Commiserations to the Rs - it's rough t...
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I got a SHM! I couldn’t have done it without this group and Wulf’s critique. Feels good to level up! The email said those stories were in the top 50 out of thousands of entries.
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

wotf056 wotf056 It’s Thursday!
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I’ve found the concept of free indirect speech to be very helpful too - it’s basically what is being discussed here. I heard it from Mary Robinette Kowal on writing excuses.
by RSchibler
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Work in need of a once-over
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Work in need of a once-over

Always! Send it my way.
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Retropianoplayer wrote:Thank you, R. Schibler, for your kind birthday wishes.

Noticed the Delta logo and assume you're a Star Trek fan.

Celtic Woman performance one night only May 2020. Unparalleled harmony.

Best,

Retro


Inner light is definitely one of the best ones. I’m partial to Darmok.
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Please join me in congratulating our challenge beastie Crystal Crawford on delivering a real baby boy kraken into this world! I've seen the pictures, he's adorable, and he's got the full set of tentacles. Mom and baby are doing well! Go baby! Congratulations! Hope mama is resting well and all is go...
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Thank you, all. For my gift to myself, I've purchased tickets for the ONLY show Celtic Woman puts on in Phoenix. I'll drink Earl Grey loose leaf tea with lemon slices and two teaspoons of brown turbinated sugar while I work on Kill Your Darling prompts, dig up my Ressican flute (Feodor Irish tin wh...
by RSchibler
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I started writing short stories as homework for a novel. In January of 2017, I was writing a novel, a passion project trying to exorcise a dream I'd been having for years. I've said before, I realized I didn't know how to write well so I started looking for more information. I found the Writers of t...
by RSchibler
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1897
Views: 55389

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

My cover letters are exactly two sentences long. Until this month, they were only the following: Dear FIRST LAST, Please consider my story "X" (Genre, word count) for publication in Y. Thank you for your consideration, Me I have added: My short fiction will appear in the forthcoming "...
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Oh I see it there now. It never popped up on my “your market responses” tab or I’d have been really twitching! Good luck to everyone.
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15019

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

jbaugher001 wrote:Also, for those of us twitching together: someone reported a rejection for q4 on 11/8 on submission grinder so, brace yourselves


Interesting. I’m not seeing that on the grinder.

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