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Listen to Leah, Brittany, and other winners as they meet their story illustrators. https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefuture/147-the-big-art-reveal (edited)

I'm listening to it right now and there is a ZOOM with Kate Julicher!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by 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

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Posted : October 25, 2021 7:56 am
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@tiinag Ditto this! I love that they are being so thoughtful of everyone's comfort level. We could stand to do this a lot more places.

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"Winter Fog" - A Christmas ghost story about a mother and daughter in the foggy Pacific Northwest

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Posted : October 26, 2021 2:24 pm
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@crlisle It must be so awesome to have an illustrator create art for your story.

Small steps add up to miles.
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Posted : October 26, 2021 3:00 pm
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@craydimensional I know! Right? Can't wait for my turn!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by 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

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Posted : October 26, 2021 4:59 pm
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Monday prompt this week was delayed due to emergency landing and waiting another day for a plane to take me home. Sorry, but here you go:

Slandering Serpents.

Have at it, you KYD fiends! And don’t miss the new article on KYD at DreamForge Anvil magazine! Free to read!

I’ll be catching up in here soon. Jason kept an eye on things for me while I was attending WotF events and writing the daily blog, always late at night because of how much is scheduled. I hope you all enjoyed my labors. Cheers!

 

 

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Topic starter Posted : October 27, 2021 10:34 am
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That's ssstupendous Wulf.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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HM-V36/Q4
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Posted : October 27, 2021 4:04 pm
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Writers of the Future Volume 36 & 37 Workshop Week – Day 8 – Writers & Illustrators of the Future

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by 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

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Posted : October 28, 2021 6:58 am
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DreamForge Anvil magazine, Issue 5, just came out, with a story by our very own Top Gun Super Secrets Year member, Crystal Crawford! We are so proud of her, Crystal's first respectable sale! Congratulations, Crystal! Don't miss her story "Our Kind." Free to read, but please do support the magazine by getting a subscription. Keeps them alive so YOU can be next! Cheers!

CLICK HERE TO READ!

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Topic starter Posted : October 28, 2021 3:51 pm
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@wulfmoon Thank you for sharing about my story! 

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, HM, HM
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on Kindle Vella.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Short story "Our Kind" published in DreamForge Anvil, Issue #5
2nd story to be published in DreamForge Anvil sometime in 2022!

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Posted : October 28, 2021 3:53 pm
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The next Super Secrets of Writing article just got published in DreamForge Anvil magazine, Issue 5! You're going to love the title of this one: "KYD: Kill Your Darlings!"

Here's the editor's comments:

Stephen King said it best. "Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings." We need to be ruthless with our work— every word we write is not sacred. Get your words on the page, but be sure to go back in and give them a cold hard stare, knife in hand. 

Brush up on your KYD skills by reading this article on what to target! Better yet, if you like what you read, why not get personal training from me on the system at my Fyrecon Online KYD master workshop in November? Click the link in my signature if you'd like to learn more. And if you'd like to read the article for free, CLICK HERE!  Cheers!

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Enjoy my published SUPER SECRETS of Writing articles! FREE to read in every issue of DreamForge Anvil! Don't miss my featured story, "Shaken, Not Stirred." Click HERE!

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Topic starter Posted : October 28, 2021 4:00 pm
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Posted by: @ccrawford

@wulfmoon Thank you for sharing about my story! 

Of course! We celebrate with you! I hope Forum members send you some love, here, or in private messages. It's good to know our words touched those that read them. All the beast, Crystal! Keep shooting for the stars!

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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!
Enjoy my published SUPER SECRETS of Writing articles! FREE to read in every issue of DreamForge Anvil! Don't miss my featured story, "Shaken, Not Stirred." Click HERE!

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Topic starter Posted : October 28, 2021 4:03 pm
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I am thrilled to have the honor of sponsoring Crystal's story.

It is a roller coaster ride until the end which will make you cry!!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by 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

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Posted : October 28, 2021 6:37 pm
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Posted by: @ccrawford

@wulfmoon Thank you for sharing about my story! 

That was a really good story! I really enjoyed reading it. Congratulations on getting it published!

@crlisle

I was wondering how ‘sponsoring the story’ worked. I saw your name on the byline, so cool, but wasn’t sure what it meant publishing-wise. 

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
V38 Q4: SHM
V39 Q1: Submitted

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Posted : October 29, 2021 5:15 am
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@lost_bard they had a Kickstarter.  Being a sponsor was one of the levels. And I got to choose which story to sponsor. I have always enjoyed Crystal's writing, so I chose her story.

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by 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

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Posted : October 29, 2021 6:04 am
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@ccrawford 

 

Finally had a chance to read your story. Really beautiful message and so important given how divided America and parts of the world  are right now. The story has a lot of heart and presents an interesting moral dilemma as MC is figuring out how to act in the beginning. Congrats on the publication!

V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM
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Posted : October 29, 2021 8:44 am
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Question from the newbie: do we need to post our KYD exercises here? I've just finished step 2 and going to tackle the final cut tonight.

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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Posted : October 29, 2021 11:15 am
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@lost_bard Thank you!

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, HM, HM
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on Kindle Vella.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Short story "Our Kind" published in DreamForge Anvil, Issue #5
2nd story to be published in DreamForge Anvil sometime in 2022!

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Posted : October 29, 2021 11:31 am
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@scribblesatdusk Thank you so much! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, HM, HM
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on Kindle Vella.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Short story "Our Kind" published in DreamForge Anvil, Issue #5
2nd story to be published in DreamForge Anvil sometime in 2022!

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Posted : October 29, 2021 11:31 am
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Posted by: @crlisle

@lost_bard they had a Kickstarter.  Being a sponsor was one of the levels. And I got to choose which story to sponsor. I have always enjoyed Crystal's writing, so I chose her story.

Ah, that makes sense. So cool that you were able to sponsor her story.

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
V38 Q4: SHM
V39 Q1: Submitted

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Posted : October 29, 2021 6:53 pm
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Our first month of the Super Secrets Independent Challenge Year 4 has concluded.

For those that enrolled (this year’s workshop is now closed to new members), did you meet the first month’s requirements? What were they? Here’s what you promised to do:


What am I challenging you to do for Volume 39?
It would have to be your own personal commitment, and I'm not placing it upon current members--they've met their Top Gun Year requirements. But here it is for those of you that are up to a new challenge for Volume 39:

1. A fresh, original story (or novel chapter) written each month of 3,000 words or more.
     That's 12 new stories written in the Volume 39 year! 

2. One full KYD exercise per month, based off one of my Monday prompts.

3. A story submitted to Writers of the Future each quarter, revised or new, it's up to you.

4. Three stories submitted to RESPECTABLE MARKETS each quarter (see the Super Secret on the definition, but it's basically markets paying 5 cents a word and up that treat writers professionally and with respect). 

So to remain a member this workshop year, you must have completed one full KYD exercise based off my Monday prompts, and you must have completed one fresh new story of 3000 words or more. And I hope you’ve started sending stories out to respectable markets, but that’s a quarterly requirement so if you didn’t, it won’t disqualify you … yet. 

Everyone that met the requirements for the month of October, please sound off. I will create a roster of those still in. If you didn’t, life happens, no worries, but please don’t sound off (unless you had serious illness or family emergency, then message me). Meeting the monthly requirements, even in this independent challenge, is required to stay in. 

So who did the work and is still standing?

Beastmaster Moon

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2021 8:15 am
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Your KYD Monday prompt is: 

City turned to ash.

Have at it! If this one doesn’t turn your crank, you’ll have four more yet this month to choose from. But don’t wait until the end. If you miss a month, you’re out of the challenge! WHO will be the last writer standing? Better yet, WHO will be the next Super Secrets Workshop member standing on the WotF stage?

This is the way.

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2021 8:25 am
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@alexandramiracle  Alexandra, thank you for thinking of me. Yes, I mentored Brittany Rainsdon, Leah Ning, and many more, but that’s because they were members of this Super Secrets Workshop and did the work to prove themselves. I’m sorry, but I have greatly reduced all manuscript editing for Forumites so that I can finish the two Super Secrets books for my publisher, Mark Leslie of Stark Publishing Solutions. 

But there is a place in the Forum to get feedback on story manuscripts. Go to the critique swap folder, ask to swap stories for a critique, state how many words your manuscript is, and if it’s a reasonable size, there’s always members ready to help. 

I hope that helps. I wish you the best of success in your writing.

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2021 8:39 am
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@wulfmoon challenge completed for October (6 novel chapters written, 3 KYDs)! Submitted 5 stories in September, so waiting on those to come back before revising/sending back out into the world this quarter. Currently working on my Q1 submission for WotF.

I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. - Steven Wright
V37: -, -, R, HM
V38: HM, R, HM, SHM
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Posted : November 1, 2021 9:01 am
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@wulfmoon 

The supplicant lowered his bow and went to check his target. Daily practice was improving his aim, but still no bullseyes. He wiped sweat from his brow, retrieved his arrows, and returned to the line of archers. Despite exhaustion from the practice, he found himself invigorated by the work. He would get that bullseye.

Smart practice, he reminded himself, drawing another fletching to his cheek. This is the path to success. He mentally reviewed the Super Secrets, and let the arrow fly.

 

Challenge completed for October:

1x 5,900w story written and submitted to another contest (added this requirement as a personal challenge: 1x non-WotF contest submission per quarter.)

1x KYD written from the prompt Dead Drop. Turning it into my November short story right now.

No story submitted to Writers of the Future yet. Two months to go, and I'll pick the best one.

3x stories submitted to 6x respectable markets. Some markets allowed simultaneous submissions, others had quick turn-arounds. Received 2x personal rejections, 2x form rejection, and the others are pending.

 

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
V38 Q4: SHM
V39 Q1: Submitted

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Posted : November 1, 2021 10:10 am
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@wulfmoon 

City Turned to Ash - Oh, I like this one.

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
V38 Q4: SHM
V39 Q1: Submitted

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Posted : November 1, 2021 10:14 am
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I completed a new story of ~4k words and sent it off to a non WotF market (2 invasive species, because poor birds, with 1 stone here)

I did the Drop Dead KYD which I'll be submitting to a flash market. 

 

Woohoo here's to doing the same thing in Nov. Bring it on!

V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM
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Posted : November 1, 2021 10:27 am
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I did the following for October: A fresh, original story (or novel chapter) written of 3,000 words or more (for the Farland 318R class I'm taking which was based on a KYD exercise done in Moon's KYD class I took earlier and which I received comments on). 2. One full KYD exercise, based off Lake of the serpent prompt. That's pretty good for a month that contained: a Clemson homecoming game (2 nights away from home), a celebration of life event for both parents, and keeping up with 3 colleges as an adjunct with more preps than is wise to tackle in a semester, 😉

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Posted : November 1, 2021 10:52 am
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@physa Well done, Amy. You had life issues, but writing found a way. That’s why you shall succeed in your quest. 😊

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Topic starter Posted : November 1, 2021 11:28 am
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I completed a 3300 word story in October and did a KYD for Lake of the Serpent. No submissions yet but I’m in progress on a story I’ll likely use for my WOTF submission and I’ve got an outline for one that will be another submission. 

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Posted : November 1, 2021 12:48 pm
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@wulfmoon 

For October:

  1. I've written 3 fresh short stories this month (all >3000). 2 of them fully edited, one pending edits.
  2. 2xKYDs (one from dead drop, one inspired by a streak of earthquakes in Crete xD. Both became short stories)
  3. I might have something already for WoTF Q1 2022. Need to edit some more.
  4. I didn't keep an exact count, but I definitely submitted more than 10 times this month (all pro-paying markets)

For what it's worth, I also edited 2 stories I'd written during September.

Cheers!

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