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crlisle
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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/

This drabble just won the Critters Award for Best Positive Short Story!!!!

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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 21, 2023 7:55 pm
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storysinger
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Congratulations Candice. 

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM x5
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts
Silver Ships

 
Posted : January 22, 2023 7:50 am
empressed
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Congratulations to all the Critter Winners!

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=24
HM= 7
SHM=4
Finalist=1

 
Posted : January 22, 2023 7:56 am
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@crlisle Congratulations, Candice! You worked hard in this workshop and now you're reaping the rewards! Well done, you award-winning writer!

Party  

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 : January 22, 2023 2:18 pm
crlisle
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Thank you all! Wouldn't have happened without the Super Secrets, the KYD exercise, and this Forum!! So happy 😊 so thankful! 

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 22, 2023 4:52 pm
Joel C. Scoberg
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@crlisle Wonderful news, many congratulations smiley

SHM x2
HM x1
R / RWC x2
Stories published in Daily Science Fiction, Every Day Fiction, and 365tomorrows.

 
Posted : January 23, 2023 12:55 am
Wulf Moon
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Congratulations are also due for Super Secrets Workshop alumnus David Hankins! Not only was he a member of my year-long workshop here, but he also took my masterclass “KYD: The Kill Your Darlings Exercise.” When he read the result of this exercise at the end of the class, I knew he had a winner. Sure enough, although never published before, he sold it to DreamForge magazine. 

But wait! There’s more! It was nominated in the Critters Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Magic Realism Story of 2022, and it won! Thousand of readers from around the world vote in that, so it was quite an honor.

Well done, David! 

Beastmaster Moon

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 23, 2023 11:22 am
Wulf Moon
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for your Monday KYD writing prompt!

Here it is!

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This was a game of Scrabble played yesterday with my wife. I want you to find three words from this board to wrap your story around and form the semblance of a theme. Each word must appear somewhere in your story.

Have fun!

Beastmaster Moon

 

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 23, 2023 11:30 am
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Since I created the Super Secrets of Writing here, it’s fitting I post my recent results in the Critters Awards. I’m sure I have some of you in this Forum to thank. I’ll copy my Facebook post.

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Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in the Critters Readers' Choice Awards for 2022! Each year, thousands of readers from around the world cast their votes for their favorites in publishing from the prior year. We've already announced the Wulf Pack Writers group's great showing, but I should announce my wins personally and give thanks to my supporters.

Best Author: Wulf Moon (fourth year in a row)

Best Nonfiction Book: The Illustrated Super Secrets of Writing

Best Writers' Workshop: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshops (fourth year in a row)

Best Writers' Resource: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS (third year in a row, now at 826,000 views!)

In addition, my article at DreamForge magazine, "Heart's Desire," placed second in Nonfiction Articles. And "Showdown at Sueno Hueco" published by Third Flatiron placed second in Other Short Stories, the contest's catchall for unique stories that defy categorization. I do believe an off-world Samurai biopunk weird Western qualifies. Smile

Special thanks goes out to Scot and Jane Noel at DreamForge magazine. They publish my SUPER SECRETS of Writing series in each issue of their 'zine. Double thanks to Jane Noel, who illustrated and did the layout of The Illustrated Super Secrets of Writing workbook. Her excellence in her craft made my first book shine. If you ordered a copy of the book, you know what I mean.

Being awarded Best Author for the fourth year in a row is quite humbling--there have been some big names nominated in that category over the years, and I respect their work. But I am happy readers respect my work as both writer and as mentor to writers, and were moved to weigh in. Thank you. Some of you know the life struggles I've had to get here. So this one touches my heart.

I am most pleased about my first book--a workbook to help writers--winning this Best Nonfiction Book of the Year award. I put my heart and soul into its creation, and it's the culmination of years of helping struggling writers figure out their path to publication and writing success. Earning this award will increase its visibility, and that means other emerging writers will get help from its pages. That's been my mission for many years now. Thank you for shining a light on this book.

My thanks to one and all for your vote of confidence in my work. It is very much appreciated.

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

 

 

 

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 24, 2023 1:06 pm
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Joel C. Scoberg
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Many congratulations @wulfmoon, and very much deserved for all the effort and time you spend sharing your advice and wisdom to writers (and particularly on this forum) to help get us started in this industry and developing our skills to make a good crack at it toast

SHM x2
HM x1
R / RWC x2
Stories published in Daily Science Fiction, Every Day Fiction, and 365tomorrows.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 12:11 am
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Joel C. Scoberg
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Wow, congratulations @lost_bard! Amazing news. Forumites have really cleaned up the Critters Awards this year!

SHM x2
HM x1
R / RWC x2
Stories published in Daily Science Fiction, Every Day Fiction, and 365tomorrows.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 12:13 am
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Scott_M_Sands
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@wulfmoon 

I gave this one a crack. used an existing world of mine to incorporate this prompt. I'm really liking doing that, where possible. More world building!

"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, R, HM
V39: HM, HM, HM, HM
V40: P

 
Posted : January 28, 2023 5:07 am
David Hankins
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@joel-c-scoberg Thanks! So many amazing authors and artists were recognized. It was such an honor.

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
Subscribe to The Lost Bard's Letter at www.davidhankins.com
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 : January 28, 2023 11:03 am
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