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storysinger
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I just read Dave's winning story in v3 On My Way To Paradise and a friend of the MC is garroted. When the MC arrives at the scene of the murder he sees the victim also suffered a stab wound to the chest.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : November 22, 2019 12:35 pm
LDWriter2
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As I said on another post long time since I have been here. But I will be trying another story. I probably will be almost late getting it sent in since I am doing NaNo this year.

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : November 24, 2019 9:58 am
LDWriter2
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So now to decide which story or which new one. Dave likes actions but it looks like a specific type of action even though he has stated it doesn't have to be violence. Not to mention a clear setting in the opening. Something different-for me anyway. Which doesn't leave much. There is one genre I have never done before, I have thought about doing anyway. Another flash done in a different genre I have only done one or two in. There are double or triple genre I could do. Have them crash together as Dean Wesley Smith told me to do once. Did that though. Maybe just what for me is just the basic story idea. Come to think of it I am not sure if I have ever sent one one of those two. Probably. wotf017

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : November 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Henckel
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I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2020) Dream Foundry - Shortlisted
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!! (to be published)

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Posted : December 3, 2019 2:57 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : December 3, 2019 3:54 pm
Henckel
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I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)

I found a way to give my first scene greater conflict and tension. But in doing so, it "changed" how I needed to present the remainder of the story. All the action and T/Fs are still the same, but the eyes through which they're seen are now darker ... more blindly motivated.

(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2020) Dream Foundry - Shortlisted
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!! (to be published)

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Posted : December 4, 2019 7:32 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I just scrapped every bit of text from my Q1 sub and will restart tonight.

Wow. That's--that's rough. wotf030 Why, if I might ask? (If you'd rather discuss it privately, feel free to PM me.)

I found a way to give my first scene greater conflict and tension. But in doing so, it "changed" how I needed to present the remainder of the story. All the action and T/Fs are still the same, but the eyes through which they're seen are now darker ... more blindly motivated.

Good reason, that. wotf010

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : December 4, 2019 10:09 am
RETreasure
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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. Something to inspire you while you wrap up your Q1s.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 6, 2019 11:47 pm
Jasmine Arch
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Me: Oh this story is as good as finished. Just one more quick line edit.
Me after aforementioned line edit: Yeah I'm going to rewrite the whole thing.

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Posted : December 10, 2019 4:58 am
TimE
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Me: Oh this story is as good as finished. Just one more quick line edit.
Me after aforementioned line edit: Yeah I'm going to rewrite the whole thing.

Perhaps you need a 2nd (3rd, 4th..whatever) opinion.

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Posted : December 10, 2019 6:37 pm
Corbin.Maxwell
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Completed my rough draft for Q-1 today.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : December 11, 2019 11:59 am
RETreasure
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Completed my rough draft for Q-1 today.

wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 11, 2019 1:21 pm
AndyDibble
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I'm happy to do critiques. Might ask you to critique my writing too. Smile Can't promise I'll get through all of any 10k+ word monsters, but feel free to PM me.

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Posted : December 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Thomas Woodward
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Just submitted for Q1 - best of luck to everyone!

5x R
10x HM
2020 Superstars Writing Seminar scholarship award recipient
"No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure." — Ernest Hemingway

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Posted : December 16, 2019 12:21 pm
einstein36
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I just released my Kraken to Q1.....Go Wulf Pack:)

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Posted : December 16, 2019 1:06 pm
Wulf Moon
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I just released my Kraken to Q1.....Go Wulf Pack:)

Go Einstein! Go Woodward! Go Prancer and Dancer and Crasher and Bellsmasher!

Less than two weeks till D-day! Don't miss it!

AND TRIPLE CHECK FOR YOUR NAME REMOVED FROM TITLE PAGE, HEADERS, AND FILE DETAILS! DON'T BE THAT GUY!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

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Posted : December 18, 2019 5:57 am
einstein36
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Most definitely....double check and triple check everything on your story to see who's naughty or nice Smile

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Posted : December 18, 2019 6:28 am
Scafontaine
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I'm in for Q1.

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Posted : December 21, 2019 8:07 am
chuckt
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Congrats to those who are in! I'm about there and I'm starting to worry about Q2 as I have no ideas rattling around in my brain.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 23, 2019 7:25 am
Corbin.Maxwell
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Sent my Q-1 off just the other day. I'm very happy with it.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : December 23, 2019 12:58 pm
Wulf Moon
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Congrats to those who are in! I'm about there and I'm starting to worry about Q2 as I have no ideas rattling around in my brain.

Try doing some KYD (Kill Your Darlngs) exercises on the weekly Monday prompts in Super Secrets, Chuck. After doing a few, they start sprouting in your subconscious. You will know what to write because the vignette will demand a bigger story.

Best of success to everyone on your Q1s! Never miss a quarter!

All the beast!

Moon

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“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
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Posted : December 25, 2019 5:06 am
WriterGirl0426
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Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's to a stellar 2020 for all, and a whole bucketful of peace on earth.
--Tracy

Tracy

V34 Q3: R
V34 Q4: R
V35 Q1: R
V36 Q1: SHM
V36 Q2: SEMI-FINALIST!!!
V36 Q3: HM
V36 Q4: SHM
V37 Q1: SHM

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Posted : December 25, 2019 8:13 am
czing
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Yes here's to bucketfuls of peace all around!!

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

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Posted : December 26, 2019 1:35 am
Wulf Moon
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Success to all in this Volume 37 WotF year! Don't miss this quarter! That's the greatest secret I can share with you. Never miss a quarter, and do keep changing it up with fresh stories!

Cheers!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : December 26, 2019 7:03 am
chuckt
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Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 26, 2019 10:50 am
RETreasure
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Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.

My understanding is that semi finalists get critiques, which disqualifies that story from being entered again. In my understanding only finalists are judged by the panel - the rest of the stories up to semi finalist are only read by Kary English and Dave Farland. I’m not sure of your specific situation however!

I’m thinking you meant feedback outside of the contest - they frequently reuse judges so I’d consider it DQ’d personally.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 26, 2019 11:30 am
chuckt
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I’m thinking you meant feedback outside of the contest - they frequently reuse judges so I’d consider it DQ’d personally.

Yup, That's what I meant. I don't think I've ever seen it said who upcoming judges are but you can tell from prior years pictures it's pretty much the same year to year.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 26, 2019 11:39 am
Wulf Moon
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Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.

I believe Chuck is talking about a workshop he attended outside of WotF. As far as I know, that judge will be a judge in Volume 37. They tend to become lifetime members once appointed.

Easy solution. Write a fresh story! wotf001

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : December 26, 2019 11:40 am
chuckt
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Easy solution. Write a fresh story! wotf001

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

wotf052

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 26, 2019 11:43 am
WillShadbolt
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Congrats to those already in! I think I’ll be reworking mine up till the 30th or 31st

I also just read Ken Loy’s finalist story, Gossamer. Has anyone else on here read it? I really enjoyed it, and it’s free online on his website: https://kenliu.name/stories/gossamer/

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : December 27, 2019 8:35 am
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