Reposting the TOC as requested.
All pages are for ascending order in the forum. Links will take you directly to the comments explaining each secret.
Moon's SUPER SECRETS copyright 2019 by Wulf Moon.
Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge, Vol. 36
Moon's SUPER SECRETS: How to Write a Winning StorySUPER SECRET #0:
Proper manuscript format for the win! Improper manuscript format for the lose! - p.8SUPER SECRET #1:
Enter EVERY quarter. - p.2SUPER SECRET #2:
DON'T drive to the story! - p.2SUPER SECRET #3:
Set the hook! - p.2SUPER SECRET #4:
Pick a major emotion and make your reader FEEL it down to their core! - p.2SUPER SECRET #5:
A story is a PROMISE. - p.3SUPER SECRET #6:
Hint in your opening the grand vista of your world. - p.3SUPER SECRET #7:
Private message for challenge members only. - p.3SUPER SECRET #8:
Kill "as you know, Bobs" in your story! - p.3SUPER SECRET #9:
Open your story with your protagonist. - p.3SUPER SECRET #10:
Private message for challenge members only. - p.3SUPER SECRET #11:
Triple check that your name is OFF your manuscript!!! - p.3SUPER SECRET #12:
MAGIC UP FRONT! - p.3SUPER SECRET #13:
DON’T OVEREDIT! - p.4SUPER SECRET #14:
Do not overthink your story! - p.4SUPER SECRET #15:
Open your short story with 1. A CHARACTER, 2. in a SETTING, 3. with a PROBLEM. - p.5SUPER SECRET #16:
Read your story out loud. - p.6SUPER SECRET #17:
Know thy judge! - p.7SUPER SECRET #18:
Start your #%$@#%!& hero’s quest! We’re on the clock! - p.7SUPER SECRET #19:
Mock-up your story! - p.8SUPER SECRET #20:
Employ the 7 Point Plot model. - p.9SUPER SECRET #21:
KISS. - p.10SUPER-DUPER SECRET #1:
Take your reader on a *deep* emotional journey. - p.11SUPER SECRET #22:
THINGS GET WORSE! - p.12 and p.14SUPER SECRET #23:
READ! - p.15SUPER SECRET #24:
Study your judge! - p.15SUPER SECRET #25:
For WotF, DON'T write a story in first person narrative! - p.17SUPER SECRET #26:
Find your wise reader! Preferably, someone with more pro sales than you! - p.18SUPER SECRET #27:
Private message for challenge members only. - p.18SUPER SECRET #28:
YOU MUST WRITE. - p.20SUPER SECRET #29:
Help your subconscious to ENGAGE. - p.21SUPER SECRET #30:
Experience life, don't just read about other people's experiences. - p.22SUPER SECRET #31:
Not too long, not too short. Your story needs to be jusssst right. - p.23SUPER SECRET #32:
Deploy your MAGIC SWORD. - p.30SUPER SECRET #33:
KILL YOUR DARLINGS: The Economy of Words Flash Exercise - p.33 for summary and tip; p.22-28 for exercise and critiquesSUPER SECRET #34:
A Climax Goes Big Badda Boom - p.34SUPER SECRET #35: "Who was that masked man?"
Moon's SUPER SECRETS: How to Get Professionally PublishedSUPER SECRET #36: RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
- p.47SUPER SECRET #37: Aim Your Baby Kraken at a Ship it Can Take Down!
- p.51SUPER SECRET #38: Cover letters--how you dress to kill