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by Retropianoplayer
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

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

Swift Potato, I'm checking in – I submitted my 2nd Quarter story to Writers Of The Future contest today. (with the successful assistance of Hive Mind and its wonderful staff). I did my February 2020 FLASH PROMPT CHALLENGE for the prompt VITAL FLAW. I have until March 31, 2020 to submit my other fres...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you, Disgruntled Peony, for your thoughtful, analytical and detailed recounting of your Seminar session. You showed enormous ability to take the cognizant facts of what was said, condense them to separate the wheat from the chaff, and add a personal, emotional tone which piqued reader interest...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you, Oishisushi 911. Submission is only half the process. The rest is waiting until the jury returns with its verdict. When the jury delivers its verdict is the second half of the process. Similar to when an attorney presents his/her case in court. You do your best, agonize over everything, re...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Reporting in – Currently, in process of revision for 2nd Quarter story. Focusing on POV errors and correcting them. Reaching Catalyst and Big Event sooner. Adapting critique suggestions. Will be ready before March 31st. Second fresh story written. Will take a fresh look before submitting to respecta...
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I found this perfect example from one of my favorite films – ROMANCING THE STONE. "In Romancing The Stone, what is Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) outwardly striving for? She wants to find the stone so she can save her sister. Is this a clear and visual goal? Yes. Is she consciously aware that th...
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

We were asked to interact with Superstars comments. Becky, your class is spot on. It matches pretty much with the material in The Screenwriter's Bible. Examples: "Somewhere in the first 10 or 15 pages of your script (or earlier), something should happen to give your central character a goal, a ...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thank you, Matthew, for your spot-on intellectual objectivity from the Seminar you attended. One of the Apex writers is Stephen King. We know him as a superstar, a master at his craft, his books turned into multimillion cinema features. (IT.) It wasn't always that way. A few years ago, our family vi...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Now please answer the following: 1. Do most writers map out their career path, or do they simply “follow their heart?” 2. Why might it be good to map out your career goals? David outlines one of the clearest writer paths I’ve ever seen. Let’s take a look at it. THE NEWBIE 3. What is usually the goal...
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 2062

Re: Cursing and Sexual Situations in WOTF Stories?

I remember reading Dave Farland in one of the introductions to an anthology state they sell their product to ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

Enough said.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Just finished a 500-word and 250-word flash prompt challenge for PROMPT: BLOODSUCKER.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Seems I'm late to the party. Been out most of the day. Congratulations, Wulf, on the gold. Honestly, I never doubted it – I predicted you'd get the gold trophy at Critters, and you did. Your story is truly amazing, enjoyable read, and your Forum is innovative, informative, and we see it in the WOTF ...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Already voted a while ago. Hope Wulf takes the gold.

The Girl In The Glasses, always nice to hear from you. Hope you're doing well and are in good spirits. I'm a broken record, lol, but I still see you on that stage.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Swift Potato, don't lose sleep over this. Please! We're all aware you take the Keeper Of The Records seriously. Today is January 13th, 2020 – a time to celebrate your enormous success (unprecedented, in fact) in WINNING WOTF on your first try. That's a hard one to top, and you deserve a feather in y...
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Henckel, in your salutation, you forgot to mention: Piano players with sub-standard computer technology ability. We have to be intellectually objectively correct about these things, lol.
Just kidding.
Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Dustin, a quick word about copyright. (having done so previously with the Library of Congress). Even without the copyright symbol, Wulf OWNS all intellectual property rights in all forms the moment he tapped out the first word on his computer keyboard. It automatically becomes his work. He doesn't h...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Thanks, Peter.
Have to get back to flying under the radar, lol.
As Bilbo would say, "Too much Adventure. Back to Bag End I go."

Best,
Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

A few weeks ago, I saw (supposedly) the last chapter of Star Wars. I know I'm going to catch flack for this, lol, but I have to say: Meh! It's so scripted, so blatantly obvious, everything from Flaw; Catalyst; Big Event; Midpoint; Crisis; Showdown; Realization – MEH! ON STEROIDS! When Lucas did the ...
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Always like to post tidbits of information I find interesting and never heard before. I've seen my share of movies where planes crash in the wilderness, a few survivors try to fend off a pack of wolves. Came across this post on Facebook about wolves and found it intriguing. I already knew they're in...
by Retropianoplayer
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Good morning, Swift Potato. Hope you're having a good year and preparing yourself for April's festivities.

I finished my FLASH PROMPT KYD EXERCISE for January, 2020 to the prompt 'WOLF MOON.'

I believe that makes my flash prompt score 5/12.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Questions to Answer: 1. At eighteen years old Brad decided to be a writer. Yippee! How many years did it take to make his first pro sale? How many rejections did he deal with? 2. As all seemed lost for our hero, what question did his wife ask him that’s a good one for each of us to ask ourselves? 3....
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Question about Word Count
Replies: 9
Views: 1882

Re: Question about Word Count

Crlisle: If you want to read a fantastic story (double-tiered and the critics loved it), take a look at "Mara's Shadow." It had me on the edge of my seat, the suspense was constant, the author had a command of medical and biological terms, and the two tiers fold into a story with a bitters...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

LOL. That's okay, you can say Barry. You're talking to the one person ever who refused a retirement party after 35 years as I did not wish to incur any costs to my fellow employees. The only time I ever come out of the shadows is when I play piano and then all conversation ceases and harmony begins,...
by Retropianoplayer
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Wulf,

I received an HM for 4th Quarter as well.

As a general rule, I don't announce any wins or certificates. But if you're keeping tabs, lol.

Best,

Retro wotf008
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hi Brittany, I predict you will persevere despite health setbacks. You will overcome. Of this, I'm totally confident. The fact you've persisted in your writing goals and met the challenges is PROOF of remarkable inner strength and determination. A few months ago, I foresaw you on the WOTF stage. I s...
by Retropianoplayer
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Chezecaek, I offer only a guess.

I think the SPECULATIVE ELEMENT must appear within your first two pages so it passes muster and your token doesn't land on DO NOT PASS GO. DO NOT PROCEED TO DAVE FARLAND'S SQUARE on the Writers Of The Future Author's Lottery Board.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Hello Chezecaek, I'm not positive. But I believe in one of Wulf's posts on this voluminous thread, he mentioned that if a work is high quality and deserves to win, the single factor of first-person narrative will not prohibit a Judge, or any Judge for that matter, from declaring a win. If I recall c...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Swift Potato, I think you already have me down for TWO FRESH STORIES this Quarter 1.

But if not, just to clarify, my Quarter 1 WOTF story was submitted on or about late October 2019, and the other FRESH STORY submitted to a respectable market during the same period.

Thanks.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 2021

Re: Vote for the Best Writers' Forum!

Already voted for Wulf's story.

Just voted for Writers Of The Future Forums and left a six-sentence comment explaining how Wulf augments these Forums with his goal of helping others to succeed.

Best,

Retro
by Retropianoplayer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Officially voted for Wulf's magnificent story in the Critters Readers' Poll at 9:48 A.M. I enjoyed reading it. I meant what I said at the time, and I still do – the best first-person science-fiction short story I've read in decades. Intriguing POV told from a female tween's perspective who has suffe...
by Retropianoplayer
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 2851
Views: 173300

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Well done, Becky! Read your excellent essay and enjoyed it immensely. The cauldron photo was attractive, creative and fun. Your words spoke to inner emotion, determination and resilience. The violin/viola is a tough instrument to learn. Your violin/viola mastery speaks volumes in itself. Best, Retro

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