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Joel C. Scoberg
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@wulfmoon 

I've just caught up on the blogs this morning. There were some seriously good tips on Day 3. It sounds like an incredible event, even more so considering it is FREE to enter! My word, I hope one day I can be there to enjoy it in person.

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Posted : October 19, 2021 12:53 am
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Your daily reports provide insight to what everyone is experiencing. Relating David Farland and Tim Powers messages and teaching points are always helpful. You are not boring this reader.

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The daily blogs are amazing! And so are the photos! So much more than I expected! I feel like I am there with you. 

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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@wulfmoon 

I've just caught up on the blogs this morning. There were some seriously good tips on Day 3. It sounds like an incredible event, even more so considering it is FREE to enter! My word, I hope one day I can be there to enjoy it in person.

Thank you, Joel. I thought it more helpful to do something different. Instead of covering only their activities, I added what they’re learning. I’m doing this for writers like you that haven’t gotten there yet. I trust it will help, and I’m so glad to hear you benefited, and took the time to tell me. It’s a lot of extra work, but worth it for ones like you! Cheers!

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Your daily reports provide insight to what everyone is experiencing. Relating David Farland and Tim Powers messages and teaching points are always helpful. You are not boring this reader.

Thank you! And good writing there, buddy! You echoed my ending! And got the point of why I stopped there. Well done! Glad the tips help; I’m doing this for writers like you. Go forth and conquer!

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Topic starter Posted : October 19, 2021 10:55 am
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The daily blogs are amazing! And so are the photos! So much more than I expected! I feel like I am there with you. 

Thank you, Candice! You are … in spirit! Now to make it happen. “Belief determines reality.”—Wulf Moon

Is that posted visibly in your writing space?

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Topic starter Posted : October 19, 2021 10:59 am
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Just read Day 3 of blog. There were some great tips on publishing and finding an agent.

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Just read the Day 4 blog. Yet more brilliant tips shared by @wulfmoon. Thank you!

Also, I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall for the "Big Reveal" moment. What a feeling it must be to have commissioned art work for your story. Wow. Very cool.

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Just read the Day 4 blog. Yet more brilliant tips shared by @wulfmoon. Thank you!

Also, I'd have loved to have been a fly on the wall for the "Big Reveal" moment. What a feeling it must be to have commissioned art work for your story. Wow. Very cool.

Thank you, Joel! Doing my best to get you guys the juicy tips. Takes extra time--I worked on the last until 9 p.m.--but I do want you to feel like a fly on the wall, not missing a thing.

There is a way for aspiring writers to get an original illustration for their story outside of WotF. Submit to DreamForge Anvil. Saying you are a new or unpublished writer actually helps there! One of our Top Gunners just got published there. I hope you're reading each issue of DFA!

May the Force be with you.

Beastmaster Moon

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2021 8:19 am
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Candice, you are a Top Gunner. Could you please post the daily blog here as each one comes out? They have important tips it would be good for all to read. So the past ones, and then the new ones each day. Thank you.

You have your assignment, pilot.

Dismissed.

Commander "Beastmaster" Moon

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Topic starter Posted : October 20, 2021 8:21 am
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@wulfmoon happy to do so Commander "Beastmaster" Moon 

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2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 20, 2021 12:00 pm
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The blog is fantastic, Moon. As others have said, I definitely appreciate the discussion around agents (and parties-woo hoo!). The stack of pictures at the end have been a fantastic link to the week. I loved seeing the photos of the authors as they got their first look at the illustration that would accompany their story. Look forward to tomorrow's blog!
A great inspiration to strive for similar success.

"Many people will tell you that you can't write. Let no one say that you don't." -Ken Rand
V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, P

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Posted : October 21, 2021 5:43 am
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@wulfmoon the blogposts are awesome--loved your pics with your signed books! Thanks for sharing the insight from the workshop with us and updating on the experience. Very exciting to read!

Ceci Black
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Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM (Q1)

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Posted : October 21, 2021 7:55 am
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Okay, trying to get back in the KYD saddle for October and keep up with Moon's v39 challenge. Here's one based on the prompt Dead Drop. Also trying gender-neutral pronouns on this one. Feedback welcome--would love to know how this one comes across.

 

Copy

 

Through the capsule’s viewport, Avon watched the stalled missile’s black nose cone spin through the debris field over the lunar surface, vista rotating from pitch black velvet and diamonds to pocked gray ash. Ze grasped the welder controls and opened the missile’s guidance system panel.

“Avon,” Stylos called through the com. “Avon, you read?”

“I read.”

A relieved sigh filtered through the com. Avon’s head still pounded after the g-force of launch and the near-crash landing on the missile’s casing.

“The EMP blast radius is still spreading. Work fast and get the hell back here.”

“Copy.”

Ze sent a small charge through the guidance control’s powerpack and watched the circuits blink gold, then spot welded it closed. A rush job, but it would blow Earth’s navisystem to Jupiter and give them a fighting chance to escape. With no navisystem, the government goons couldn’t track the ship. Its state-of-the-art tech and precious cargo of the brightest minds left was humanity’s last chance to make it to a new world.

A red alert message flashed above zir control holo.

“The guidance system’s fried. I’ll have to take it in manually.”

“Get back here now! We can still outrun--”

“Don’t let Molly-girl forget me growing up. Love her double for me.”

The sound of anguished weeping echoed through the com. A single tear rolled off Avon’s lashes to form a perfect sphere, floating between zir nose bridge and visor as the missile’s rocket came online. 

“Stylos, you copy?”

A ragged breath. 

“Copy.”

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM (Q1)

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Posted : October 21, 2021 8:00 am
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@wulfmoon I accept this Vol 39 challenge! I really need to light a fire under my creative backside and get writing. The challenge is a daunting one, but I'm going to give it my best shot. Even if I complete one of the challenges on this list, I will consider it a great creative victory. Thank, Moon, for giving me the courage and confidence to take up the challenge and write!

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The daily blogs are amazing! And so are the photos! So much more than I expected! I feel like I am there with you. 

Please post the blog links here as well, Candice. To the Super Secrets here. All of them and each new as they come out. Thank you. Smile

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Topic starter Posted : October 22, 2021 10:30 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 1 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 11:55 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 2 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 11:55 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 3 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 11:56 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 4 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 11:56 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 5 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 11:56 am
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Can someone clarify to me about the wristbands mentioned in the photos of the Day 1 blog? Is this some sort of "how vulnerable are you to COVID" code? I love this idea and would like to implement at other events.

book reviews and writerly thoughts on my blog: www.lizbusby.com
featured on episode 93 of the WotF podcast
Published Stories
"The 37th Ward Relief Society Leftovers Exchange" - A magical realism story about a different kind of pot luck - winner in the "Saints, Spells, and Starships" contest
"Winter Fog" - A Christmas ghost story about a mother and daughter in the foggy Pacific Northwest

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Also: I'm committing to the Vol 39 challenge! Only 8 days left to write my first story! Ah!

book reviews and writerly thoughts on my blog: www.lizbusby.com
featured on episode 93 of the WotF podcast
Published Stories
"The 37th Ward Relief Society Leftovers Exchange" - A magical realism story about a different kind of pot luck - winner in the "Saints, Spells, and Starships" contest
"Winter Fog" - A Christmas ghost story about a mother and daughter in the foggy Pacific Northwest

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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 6 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 22, 2021 2:45 pm
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@wulfmoon After watching the WOTF awards ceremony last night, I'm even more pumped to participate in the Vol 39 challenge! First priority -- #3. That's my main focus, something to shoot for. Thanks, Moon, for introducing me to KYD and also this forum.  I'm so happy to be here!

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Posted : October 23, 2021 8:02 am
crlisle
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Here is the link to the event

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/

 

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : October 23, 2021 1:00 pm
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Can someone clarify to me about the wristbands mentioned in the photos of the Day 1 blog? Is this some sort of "how vulnerable are you to COVID" code? I love this idea and would like to implement at other events.

Hi, Liz!

It's a code as to how you wish others to treat you. Red bands mean keep your distance. Yellow bands mean you can come up and talk to me, but no fist bumps. Green means happy to have you come up and talk, and fist bumps, elbow bumps, are okay. I still ask if they'd like a hug.  

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You know WotF Workshop's 24-hour story exercise? Want to see what I wrote? Just released in THINGS WITH FEATHERS: Stories of Hope. Order HERE!

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Here is the link to the event

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/

 

Thank you so much for posting all of these, Candice. A couple more to come! Heading home tomorrow, but what a wonderful event!

Cheers!

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Topic starter Posted : October 24, 2021 1:34 am
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Posted by: @lizbusby

Can someone clarify to me about the wristbands mentioned in the photos of the Day 1 blog? Is this some sort of "how vulnerable are you to COVID" code? I love this idea and would like to implement at other events.

Hi, Liz!

It's a code as to how you wish others to treat you. Red bands mean keep your distance. Yellow bands mean you can come up and talk to me, but no fist bumps. Green means happy to have you come up and talk, and fist bumps, elbow bumps, are okay. I still ask if they'd like a hug.  

I love this! This would be fantastic to use in any social gatherings outside of the pandemic as well, it would make the world a little more accessible. 

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Posted : October 24, 2021 9:11 am
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 7 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- Pending
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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