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Thank you to everyone for your kind posts! Much appreciated, and I'm glad the Super Secrets have helped you advance on your writer's journey. The Kickstarter for the book in trade paperback and limited edition hardcover begins on December 7th, and there's going to be many great pledge items to choose from. The Illustrated Super Secrets workbook's first print run sold out in two weeks--151copies!--so I'll be bringing that back as an add-on as well. And a variety of Super Secrets masterclasses that keep selling out will be in there for those of you that would like more personal training.

All of this could not have happened without your great support, so I thank each of you that have recognized what Writers of the Future does to help aspiring writers, and my small contribution to add to that cause. The world needs your stories, and this Forum has always endeavored to make the process toward becoming a pro easier for you. Much success to each of you as you strive forward in your journey!

I still owe final comments on the Year 4 results of this workshop for some of you--I haven't forgotten, but I'm in Vegas right now for the 20 Books to 50k conference. I haven't forgotten your Monday writing prompt either, and here it is:

Secret informer.

Sounds like a spy story might be in the future for some of you!

My very best to each of you. May your future be bright as you put the knowledge into practice by writing fresh stories!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

 

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : November 14, 2022 9:11 am
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@wulfmoon Thank you so much for the kind words. You are exceptional teacher and I've learned so much from you. I am glad to have gotten into the self directed workshop and look forward to seeing all that is to come from WME. I raise a glass to your continued success.

V38 Q4: HM
V39 Q1: SHM
V39 Q2: HM
V39 Q3: RWC
V39 Q4: HM
V40 Q1:

 
Posted : November 20, 2022 4:06 am
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Thank you, one and all, for your kind words about my work here with the Super Secrets. Much appreciated. 😊

Your Monday prompt is:

Holy water.

Have fun with that one!

Beastmaster Moon

 

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : November 21, 2022 6:35 pm
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I’ve been busy prepping the Kickstarter launch for the Super Secrets book, which many of you watched its genesis unfold right here in this thread! Pledge rewards will include e-book, trade paperback, hardcover, webinars, workshops, and other exciting surprises. Mark your calendars for December 7th, as many items must be limited, and my webinars and workshops almost always sell out, sometimes in 24 hours! I’ve designed this Kickstarter to give emerging writers that wish to advance their skills many tools to help them do so. May the Super Secrets continue to knock years off a writer’s learning curve—that has always been my heart’s desire for this program!

Today is Monday. Here is your KYD writing prompt:

Phantom limb.

Get your stories written for Q1. Perhaps this prompt will give you a fresh idea to develop using my KYD system. It’s an easier quarter to win in because many get swamped by the holidays. For those of you that took my Winning Stories Masterclass at Fyrecon, put that Prizewinner Plotter I created for you to good use! Those questions on each essential plot element are meant to make you dig deep. Stories that make you think rise to the top; stories that grip your heart end up being winners.

Yoda voice: “Mind what you have learned. Save you, it can.”

Best of success on your FRESH Q1 stories! 

All the beast,

Beastmaster Moon

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Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : November 28, 2022 10:23 am
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@wulfmoon; Thanks so much for your encouraging words regarding my Volume 39 challenge.

Update:

For Q4 Volume 39 I received another HM which means I achieved not just 2, but 3 HMs in a row for WOTF!

@crlisle is indeed most awesome and we are still battling the writing scene together!

My Q1 story [which was my Q4 story but didn't make the deadline] has gone through the wringer. As soon as I hear from 2 very kind folks on my most recent version [and employ necessary edits] I will be entering it.

All the beast,

Amy

 

 

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
Vol 39: Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : November 29, 2022 5:56 am
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@physa Wonderful news! You went from zero HMs to three in a row in our Year 4 Super Secrets Workshop. The principles are working for you, as they have for so many others. Stay the course. There’s a great reward for your diligent work!

Beastmaster Moon

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Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : November 29, 2022 8:56 am
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It's MONDAY! And that means it's time for your Monday writing prompt! Here it is!

It's fun, it's merry, it's dangerous and scary.

I know what you're thinking. "What in the name of Jupiter am I supposed to do with that, Moon?" 

You tell me. YOU'RE the writer! Smile

Have at it. You've got an international contest to win!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 5, 2022 3:35 pm
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For those of you that have been following the progress of the Super Secrets and the writers that have taken this workshop here over the last four years, just a reminder that the Kickstarter for the e-book, trade paperback, and hardcover goes live Wednesday, December 7th, at 7 AM PT/ 10 AM ET. Kickstarter just approved my project a couple of days ago, and it's already got seventy-five registrations for notification of the launch!

If you'd like to sign up for notification, the link is below. Some of the pledge rewards are quite limited in number, so if you're interested in any of the webinars or masterclasses offered, I recommend you check it out early that day. My classes sell out, sometimes in twenty-four hours.

All of this helps produce the funding to bring the Super Secrets to more emerging writers ... like you! Thank you to all those that have been a part of this workshop, and to all the onlurkers cheering the members on. It's been wonderful to see so many get published in respected publications, and to see them take the stage at Writers of the Future. I hope to help many more advance their careers through the writing principles revealed in this book!

Thank you for being a part of this journey!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 5, 2022 4:03 pm
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I created the Super Secrets of Writing in this very thread to help emerging writers get respectably published, and to help them win this wonderful career-making contest. I'm happy to announce my Kickstarter for the first Super Secrets' book launched this morning. HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY funded in ten minutes! Here's a screen shot after a few hours of the Kickstarter running.

The book of SUPER SECRETS is happening! This could not happened without Writers of the Future. It could not have happened without the success of those that did so well in the year-long workshops. And it could not have happened without all of you cheering us on.

What's crazy is the Kickstarter still has a month to run!

THANK YOU, ONE AND ALL!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

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Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 7, 2022 11:09 am
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Kickstarter loves the Super Secrets! We were awarded Project We Love today. 

You're all a part of this. The Super Secrets wouldn't exist without you. 

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 8, 2022 5:30 pm
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Three alumni from this Super Secrets Workshop just made sales to DreamForge magazine! Congratulations to Victoria Dixon, Z.T. Bright, and David Hankins! GO FORUM! GO WULF PACK! 

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 11, 2022 1:25 pm
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Three alumni from this Super Secrets Workshop just made sales to DreamForge magazine! Congratulations to Victoria Dixon, Z.T. Bright, and David Hankins! GO FORUM! GO WULF PACK! 

 

That is wonderful.  I hope to take the workshop next year and maybe ... 

 

 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Dreaming up story plot
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : December 11, 2022 1:34 pm
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My story, Follow the Pretrons, from this Super Secrets Workshop, has been published in Martian Magazine 

https://themartianmagazine.com/2022/12/09/follow-the-pretrons-by-candice-r-lisle/

2019 Quarters: 3rd -- R, 4th -- R
2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- HM
2023 Quarters: 1st -- pending
Published in: Martian Magazine, Galaxy's Edge magazine, Daily Science Fiction, LTUE Anthology Parliament of Wizards, Sci Fi Lampoon
Critters Award for Best Positive Short Story "Follow the Pretrons"

 
Posted : December 11, 2022 3:27 pm
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Posted by: @crlisle

My story, Follow the Pretrons, from this Super Secrets Workshop, has been published in Martian Magazine 

https://themartianmagazine.com/2022/12/09/follow-the-pretrons-by-candice-r-lisle/

And it's an awesome drabble! You rock, Candice!

 

 

Victoria Dixon
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A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=24
HM= 7
SHM=4
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Posted : December 11, 2022 6:25 pm
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@crlisle Congratulations, Candice! Well done! You were unpublished when you joined this workshop, wondering if you’d ever sell a story. You have many published works now, including one in Galaxy’s Edge! My saying especially applies to you. Persistence yields rewards!

ALL THE BEAST!

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 11, 2022 11:23 pm
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Since I built the Super Secrets in this thread, I’d like to note for the record how far they’ve climbed in my Kickstarter project in the four days since launch. I woke up this morning and saw this screen—the project has now crossed the $10k threshold, and still has 26 days to go. Whenever I search Kickstarters’ Nonfiction category, it comes up in first position. 

The Super Secrets have helped many writers from this workshop.

They’re about to help many more.

Cheers!

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 11, 2022 11:46 pm
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It’s Monday! And that means it’s time for your weekly Super Secrets’ writing prompt!

Alien signal.

Give this trope a new twist! 

Beastmaster Moon

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 12, 2022 9:20 am
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@empressed thank you 😊

2019 Quarters: 3rd -- R, 4th -- R
2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- HM
2023 Quarters: 1st -- pending
Published in: Martian Magazine, Galaxy's Edge magazine, Daily Science Fiction, LTUE Anthology Parliament of Wizards, Sci Fi Lampoon
Critters Award for Best Positive Short Story "Follow the Pretrons"

 
Posted : December 13, 2022 10:26 am
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Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying this festive time of year...and working on their Q1 entries. The deadline to submit is fast approaching! Need a little nudge? Perhaps a prompt to inspire your last-minute story? Well, you've come to the right place. This week's prompt is:

Skin in the Game

Happy Writing!

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
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Published Stories:
"A Properly Spiced Gingerbread" - Critters Best Magical Realism Story of 2022
"The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward"
"Reassessed Value" - Tangent Online 2022 Recommended Reading List
”Hell’s Bureaucracy”
Coming Soon:
"Felix and the Flamingo" in Murderbirds!
"Another Day on the Orbital Ranch" in DreamForge Magazine

 
Posted : December 19, 2022 1:40 pm
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Excellent choice David. If you don't enter, you can't place in the next quarter. tongue  

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : December 20, 2022 11:30 am
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JUST RELEASED!
 
Karson Lacy interviewed me on his TROI: The Realm of Imagination podcast. We talked about my tragedies and triumphs and how I've used those experiences to help others, the benefits of the Writers of the Future Contest, how mentors help us succeed (I talk about mine--Dean Wesley Smith and David Farland), my new book and its Kickstarter How to Write a Howling Good Story (now over $13,500 in funding), Superstars Writing Seminar, and the workshops I'm teaching February 15, 2023 at the LTUE convention.

 
I shared points meant to inspire and encourage emerging writers to stay the course. I spent a lot of the interview talking about the importance of Writers of the Future (and how to win it). If you'd like to watch or listen in while you're doing all that cooking for family this weekend, CLICK HERE!
 
And don't let the holiday keep you from getting your WotF story entered! December 31st is the deadline! You can't win if you aren't in!

Cheers!

 

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Posted : December 23, 2022 7:30 pm
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Sorry about no Monday writing prompt—I got caught out of town in an ice storm. Here you go:

Elegant savages.

Have fun with this one! And don’t miss your Dec. 31st deadline! You can’t win if you aren’t in!

And check out the TROI interview above. I share much on WotF and why this contest is so important. 

All the beast, 

Beastmaster Moon

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : December 27, 2022 3:06 pm
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My writers’ journey. May the Horror Tree interview help you with yours! And there’s only 1 week left on my How to Write a Howling Good Story Kickstarter! These are the Super Secrets I wrote right here that keep helping so many! Well on its way to $15k in funding! Thank you to all for your wonderful support! I’m publishing my backers in the book in thanks! 💜

https://horrortree.com/wulf-moon-and-his-howling-good-kickstarter/

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Our first Monday of the new year! And here’s your KYD prompt!

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Have fun with this one! Many ways to play it!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : January 2, 2023 10:16 am
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"Have fun with this one! Many ways to play it!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon"

 

This prompt looks like a lot of fun!

 

 

2019 Quarters: 3rd -- R, 4th -- R
2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- RWC, 4th -- HM
2023 Quarters: 1st -- pending
Published in: Martian Magazine, Galaxy's Edge magazine, Daily Science Fiction, LTUE Anthology Parliament of Wizards, Sci Fi Lampoon
Critters Award for Best Positive Short Story "Follow the Pretrons"

 
Posted : January 3, 2023 7:46 am
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Why am I doing the Snoopy happy dance? The campaign for my Super Secrets of Writing book How to Write a Howling Good Story is Kickstarter’s featured Project of the Day on Kickstarter Publishing and Kickstarter Reads! I’m told they only feature one publishing project a day. Good timing! Ends at midnight! About to hit $20,000 in funding! Woo-hoo!!! Dance with me! 🕺 We built this book right here, in this workshop, in the Writers of the Future Forum. Just look at all of you and what you’ve done with the knowledge. Amazing! 

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : January 6, 2023 1:24 pm
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It's time for your Monday writing prompt! Here you go!

Secret embryo.

May it spark a new idea for your future prize-winning story!

All the beast!

Beastmaster Moon

 

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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
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(Sharing the post I made on Facebook to thank Kickstarter backers after the successful funding of my campaign for the first Super Secrets of Writing book. I built the Super Secrets right here in this thread, so special recognition goes both to Super Secrets Workshop members, and to the Writers of the Future Forum. This really is a victory for all of us. Thank you!)
 
 
The dust has settled after the Kickstarter campaign funded for my book HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY. I have many to thank for supporting my first Kickstarter publishing project for the debut of the SUPER SECRETS of Writing series. But first, some highlights from the campaign.
 
• HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY funded in less than ten minutes. (THANK YOU, Wulf Pack Writers Group!)
 
• Reached $7,000 in funding within twelve hours.
 
• Awarded Kickstarter's Project We Love promotion the next day.
 
• Remained ranked at the top of Kickstarter's Publishing category throughout the entire thirty-day campaign. Frequently held first position in the Nonfiction category.
 
• Achieved the topmost rank of all active Kickstarter campaigns on the last day.
 
• Featured by Kickstarter Publishing and Kickstarter Reads as their publishing Project of the Day. Only one publishing campaign is featured by Kickstarter each day in these venues, so this was a great honor.
 
• Funding concluded at a whopping 1,124 percent over initial funding goal with a grand total of $21,366 by 330 backers.
 
Having a top-ranked Kickstarter first time out is a stellar performance in anyone's book, and I have so many of you to thank for it! And to Kickstarter itself for creating a marvelous crowdfunding platform to bring creators' visions to life!
 
I’ll start with my Super Secrets Workshop alumni, and the Writers of the Future Forum where I built the bones of this book in a thread there to help emerging writers. It certainly helps when the online resource you wrote has had over 825,000 views. Thank you!
 
Next, Scot and Jane Noel, publishers of DreamForge Anvil magazine. Scot recognized the benefit of my Super Secrets and asked me to write feature articles for their magazine. Jane is their illustrator and came up with all the great robot illustrations that adorn each article. They also supported me with “The Super Secrets are Coming” ad in each issue, building anticipation for the project. Thank you!
 
Next, Mark Leslie Lefebvre of Stark Publishing Solutions. Two years ago, I registered for one of his consulting sessions to get advice on where to go with the Super Secrets. He recognized its importance and immediately offered to help me, even though he rarely takes on publishing projects outside of his own. Mark, you’ve been the best advisor and mentor someone stepping for the first time onto an indie platform could ever have. Thank you!
 
Next, Ruth Nickle, member of the Wulf Pack. I had seen the stellar cover she created for the Murderbirds anthology, and hired her to create both the book cover and the banner for my campaign. She grasped what I was looking for with ease and hit a home run. Thank you, Ruth!
 
Next, Dave Chesson, the Kindlepreneur. He not only took the time to study what I was creating, he gave me an endorsement and even advised me on marketing tweeks to the cover to make it stand out. Thank you!
 
Next, my Wulf Pack Writers. These are writers that have taken my workshops that I then work with in my online writing group, and they have now turned around to help me. Hitting your initial funding goal in the first 24 hours is critical in Kickstarter—they even have an official banner for it. We did it in *less that ten minutes,* and it wasn’t an insignificant funding goal—I set it at $1,900. Because the Wulf Pack lined up at the launch to back this, they gave the campaign a powerful liftoff that propelled us beyond the stratosphere. GO WULF PACK!
 
Next, the group at 20BooksTo50k. I went there this year specifically to learn about Kickstarters before I launched mine. Kickstarter’s director of publishing, Oriana Leckert was there (so approachable), and she moderated a panel with Dean Wesley Smith, Kevin J. Anderson and more on, you guessed it, Kickstarters! I learned a wealth of information from that panel, and Dean sat down with me later and gave me some important tips. He also reviewed my campaign before I launched and gave it a thumb’s up. We’re old friends from my Eugene, Oregon days, but I’m still grateful he took the time. Thanks, Dean!
 
Next is Martin Greening, again from the Wulf Pack. He’s run his own successful Kickstarter campaigns, and he advised me all along the way. Martin was ready and willing to field any questions I had, and I am grateful for his knowledge, support, and time. Thank you, Martin!
 
Last but certainly not least, YOU, my Facebook friends and fans that have backed me on this project, and quite frankly, my career. Couldn’t have done it without you, and I’m thrilled so many of you want this book brought to life. Thank you, my friends! May it help many more writers hone their craft and achieve the joy of being successfully published.
 
May good things come to you all in 2023.
 
All the beast!
 
Wulf Moon

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
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IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : January 9, 2023 10:58 am
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It’s Monday! And that means a Monday prompt for those of you practicing my KYD exercise!

Soul reclamation.

May it spark a new story within your creative mind.

Cheers!

 

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : January 16, 2023 7:12 am
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That's a good one Wulf.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : January 16, 2023 11:45 am
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