๐™๐™๐™š ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™’๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š ๐™– ๐™ƒ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™‚๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ˆ๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™˜๐™ก๐™–๐™จ๐™จ!

This ๐—ก๐—˜๐—ช ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€ is an intensive drill-down on the most important prizewinning strategies in Moon’s bestselling writing book ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐‘พ๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’‚ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฎ๐’๐’๐’… ๐‘บ๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š. Strike gold by working directly with Wulf Moon as he cherry picks his unique principles, strategies, and exercises that have helped well beyond a dozen writers win the Writers of the Future Contest, the largest talent search for emerging writers in the world! Others have won the Mike Resnick Memorial Award, the Baen Adventure Fantasy Award, the Canadian Book Awards, and more!

๐‘๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐‰. ๐’๐š๐ฐ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ, ๐‡๐ฎ๐ ๐จ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐-๐ฐ๐ข๐ง๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ถ๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’“ ๐‘จ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’†, said this about Moon’s instruction: “Wulf Moon is a terrific writing teacher, and in How to Write a Howling Good Story, he shares the tips and tricks that have made him one of today’s hottest authors. His advice is spot-on; follow it and you can launch a major career. This book is pure gold.”

Knowledge is power, but only if you can figure out how to apply it. Get in on this online masterclass Saturday, May 4th, and learn the secrets to writing prizewinning stories that can change your destiny! But hurry! Moonโ€™s classes are famous for selling out, and thereโ€™s only fifteen spots left! ๐™‚๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ง๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™š๐™™ ๐™—๐™š๐™›๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฎ’๐™ง๐™š ๐™œ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™š!

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€!

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ง: Saturday, May 4th, 11 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern Time.

๐ƒ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: Four hours of smart strategies and exercises to help YOU create prizewinning stories!

๐–๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž: Live virtual masterclass on Zoom you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

๐‘๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง: $100 for four hours, plus an optional hour for Q&A.

Register by placing in your browser: ๐๐š๐ฒ๐๐š๐ฅ.๐ฆ๐ž/๐ฐ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐Ÿ๐ฆ๐จ๐จ๐ง

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I look forward to working with you! It’s a fun time packed with smart strategies! Winners happen here!

Wulf Pack Writers Group Member Shares the Secrets That Moved Him From Unpublished Writer to Pro Career Writer

Two years ago on this very day, Wulf Pack Writers Tier Patreon member David J. Hankins saw a story of his published for the very first time. Before he joined my writing group that I host on Discord, David was an unpublished writer for years, wondering what he needed to do to turn the tables.

And then he took my KYD Kill Your Darlings Masterclass. I watched him write a story in this class based on following the specific phases of my exercise, and when he read the result out loud, I knew he had a winner and told him to complete the exercise and send it out. I was certain it would be his first sale, and indeed it was.

Since then, David has had many stories published and has won multiple awards, including the prestigious global talent search for aspiring speculative writers: Writers of the Future.

Do you aspire to enjoy greater success with your writing? Then listen to David by clicking HERE as he shares what worked for him to go from unpublished writer to professional career writer and now a novelist in record time.

Preorder his upcoming book, Death and the Taxman. And then take my on-demand KYD Masterclass. Your writing career will be glad you did. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Wulf Moon’s Writing Articles to be Published in STORY UNLIKELY Magazine!

Story Unlikely is a professional e-zine with 9,000 readers and growing. They did this miracle in just over one year now. They publish all genres, but what makes them unique is that their stories all have a literary edge. Great story combined with great prose is a must to be published by them. But where do you learn the skills necessary to break into this market?

How about right inside the magazine itself? You don’t get to be a successful heavyweight boxer without working out in the gym. And you won’t succeed without having a great trainer that’s “learned the ropes” to keep you from pulling your punches and instead, going for the one-two knockout.

That’s why there’s a new feature in Story Unlikely called “The Writer’s Gym.” And I’ve been hired to write four of my Super Secrets of Writing articles a year to help you hit the target and stop striking the air. I told you this was coming. Well, now it’s here.

This first article is direct from a chapter in my book, How to Write a Howling Good Story. It’s titled, “The Importance of a Logline.” If you don’t have the book yet (welcome back to planet Earth, how was your trip?), here’s a way to get a tasty appetizer. Why did the editor start with a known quantity? Because he read the book and LOVES it. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what he wrote last month in his magazine. Trust me, it’s a big deal when an editor endorses a book in their magazine, and then tells all his readers to go buy it. Here’s what Danny Hankner wrote:

“Iโ€™ve been writing for two decades now, and to say Iโ€™ve read my share of stories and novels, articles and books on writing, would be an understatement. The problem with the latter is that so many fail to heed their own advice, and at some point, you simply grow tired of listening to authors bore you to death with their inability to communicate how they do what they do, or (worse) donโ€™t really care about teaching you anything. For many, itโ€™s simply another money grab leveraged by their recognizable name.

“And so its with this backdrop that I can honestly say that How to Write a Howling Good Story, by Wulf Moon, is a refreshing, delightful break from the monotony. From the cover design to the very last words, itโ€™s evident that Moon is not only a talented and experienced writer, but an artist who values his craft, infuses his heart and soul into a project, and delivers in a way that only a master of the craft and a gifted teacher could.

“The content is top notch, from story structure to writing mechanics and pro tips heโ€™s learned along the way, and yet as rich as the material is, Moon masterfully weaves in stories of his own, hooking you in from the very opening and never dialing back his engaging style and enjoyable wit. This is the only book on writing, by the way (at least that I can recall), that’s had me laughing out loud: Oh, the scrolls that can fill all the rotten names ever conjured by new authors! Oh, the humanity of Bob, as you know! Don’t get what I’m talking about? Then read the book and have a good laugh (or change your ways, you darling offender =)).

“For the longest time, thereโ€™s only been one book Iโ€™ve recommended to new writers โ€“ Getting the Words Right, by Theodore Rees Cheney. Well, now Iโ€™ve got two. And Iโ€™ll go even one farther by saying simply that this is the best book on writing Iโ€™ve ever read.

“So, who should read this book? Everyone who wants to improve their craft. Not only will this be the North Star that I point every emerging writer to, but even experienced authors as well โ€“ for example, Moonโ€™s concepts he calls Heartโ€™s Desire and Magic Sword are two that Iโ€™ve never heard before, and those alone are worth the ticket price of the book. Besides, has any among us ever truly โ€˜arrivedโ€™? Are we not better off continuing to learn and grow?

“If your answer is yes, then you know what to do next. CLICK HERE to buy the book. And after youโ€™ve consumed the text and leveled up your writing game, give Moon a shout of praise โ€“ I suspect even a simple howl will suffice.

Danny Hankner

“Editor-in-chief”

I was stunned when I opened my issue and saw this in the material. I didn’t know the editor was going to write a review and place it in his magazine. Nor did I expect him to come to me after and offer me professional rate to write articles on writing for his magazine. But here we are, and I’m happy that two professional magazines are now featuring my Super Secrets of Writing articles. In fact, DreamForge is publishing a fresh article tomorrow in their free online magazine. If you enjoyed my last article on positive internal character arcs using George McFly from Back to the Future, you’ll learn even more on the topic of internal arcs in this article. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, go sign up for the Story Unlikely e-zine. It comes to you via email, and that part is free. But do consider subscribing to the full meal deal. Danny does keep his best stuff behind his paywall, and he gives many bonuses to subscribing members when it comes to sending him story submissions. Money well spent! And you’ll get full access to my fresh writing articles to come!

Thank you for supporting my writing, and for supporting publishers that are doing their best to support you while bringing you quality stories to help you escape to other worlds. I love supporting magazines that support emerging writers. We all need that break, and magazines like Story Unlikely and DreamForge provide wonderful opportunities for writers like you and me.

Here’s where you can read the Story Unlikely article: Click HERE!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

P.S.: If you don’t have my bestselling book How to Write a Howling Good Story, what are you waiting for? It’s HALF OFF right now at Smashwords for just a few more days! Get some! Click HERE for the e-book! Today only $4.99! Or message me to order your signed print copy in trade paperback or hardcover! Cheers!

Wulf Pack Writers Achieve Another Fine “Best of the Year” Showing in Critters Readers’ Poll 2023

Results came out for the 2023 Critters Readers’ Choice Awards yesterday, and our group’s record keeper, David Hankins, surprised me with this nice graphic to commemorate the occasion. Thousands from around the world vote in these Best of the Year awards. They are not easy to win. Many publishers promote their writers, and I’ve often seen wins and upsets happen by just a vote or two in the last hours on the last day of voting. The competition can be fierce.

I’m happy to announce several of our Wulf Pack rose to the top, achieving Best of the Year awards in their respective categories. Congratulations go to David Hankins for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story of 2023 for “Death and the Taxman.” And for Best Romance Novel of 2023, we have our very own Rosa Meronek with “The Griffin’s Burn.”

For myself, I’m happy to announce HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY was voted Best Nonfiction Book of 2023. I honestly didn’t think the win was going to happen, as I was up against a rescue dog book, and the author has won many Critters Awards. It was only in the last hours on the last day of three weeks of voting that Howling rose from second to first and stayed there. My dark fantasy “The Saltmarsh” in GAME ON! was awarded Best All other Short Story of 2023. And my writing workshop programs and online resource of “The Super Secrets of Writing” was awarded Best Writers’ Workshop and Best Writers’ Resource of 2023.

Congratulations to all the winners, to those in the Top 10 of each category, and to all the nominees! Thank you to all that participated in the voting. This was another fine showing in these Best of the Year Awards for our Wulf Pack Writers group! GO WULF PACK!!!

HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY Tops the Charts!!!

I taught a free year-long workshop for five years called Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS to help unpublished writers level up and get published. It’s been a huge success, and many asked me to compile my teachings into a book. I funded the production of HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY through Kickstarter crowdfunding. The Kickstarter had 330 backers and funded at over $21,000 (e-books were delivered two months ago, and I am madly shipping out print books to backers now). My publisher had his launch date set long ago. The book released last Tuesday, November 7th. I hoped the book might hit #1 on release day, but knew it would be an uphill climb. All my friends and fans already had the e-book through the Kickstarter pledge rewards–they didn’t need another from Amazon Kindle.

Guess what? We hit #1 in Kindle’s New Releases Fiction Writing Books category again and again all week long (#1 on Kobo as well). In the regular writing books category with all the famous writing books you know, HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY rose to #6 bestseller (some upstart named Stephen King shut me out with an obscure book called ON WRITING ๐Ÿ™‚ ). And then Draft2Digital’s weekly sales report came out–they report from multiple platforms, including Amazon. HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY hit #4 and #5 for the week in ALL indie nonfiction book category sales, not just the writing books category. And we launched on Tuesday–we didn’t even have the full week of sales! It continues to ride at #1 or #2 every day on Kindle’s New Release list for Fiction Writing books.

Thank you to all that recognized the importance of this book. It’s truly been a labor of love, born from my heartfelt concern for writers to make the publishing process easier … by helping them to learn how to create howling good stories that SELL!

Got yours? Do you long to see a story of yours published? Or if you’re published, to create stronger stories and novels that win awards and build a fanbase that long for more? What are you waiting for? Change your destiny and grab one today from your favorite retailer! Trust me, you’ll learn powerful writing secrets from this book, and you’ll have a great time reading it. Promise!

Order yours now by clicking on the link below! Cheers!

IT’S RELEASE DAY OF MY WRITING BOOK!

IT’S RELEASE DAY! Five years ago after winning Writers of the Future, I started a free writing workshop called Wulf Moon’s Super Secrets to help unpublished writers understand the principles of writing that not only make stories work, but help them sell professionally and win awards.

Guess what? Writers in these year-long workshops started winning by the droves. The Writers of the Future Contest, the Mike Resnick Memorial Award, the Baen Adventure Fantasy Award, and more! More importantly, they not only made their first professional sales, they made multiple sales that launched their careers in fiction writing. These writers are living proof that the Super Secrets of writing work.

So, I put all my teachings in a book. I launched my first Kickstarter to fund the project. It not only funded in 7 minutes, it earned Project We Love, and later was featured as Project of the Day on Kickstarter Reads. Final funding hit over $21,000 dollars. Remember, I’d never done Kickstarter crowdfunding before. This phenomenal first result proved to me people really wanted this book to come to life.

Mark Leslie Lefebvre of Stark Publishing Solutions guided me along the way. If you want great success, I always say find a great mentor. We’ve been so busy producing the book, we only announced the prerelease about a week ago. How to Write a Howling Good Story already hit #1 Bestselling New Release orange in a major Kindle writing books category, while still in prerelease!

We sent a copy to Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of The Oppenheimer Alternative. Here’s what he said: “Wulf Moon is a terrific writing teacher, and in How to Write a Howling Good Story, he shares the tips and tricks that have made him one of today’s hottest authors. His advice is spot-on; follow it and you can launch a major career. This book is pure gold.”

And now, here we are. My book that has helped so many writers launch their careers is available to you today from your favorite online retailer. Add this book to your arsenal. It has the power to change your writing destiny, as it has done for so many others. This is not a dry, formulaic book on writing. You’ll get your stories dressed for success while having a darn good time reading it.

Five years in the making. Thirty-six chapters. 100,000 words. Ebook, paperback, and hardcover. Get yours today and find out how to write a howling good story. This book can change your destiny!

https://books2read.com/howlinggoodstory

How to Order the Illustrated Super Secrets of Writing Workbook

This is my award-winning workbook that won Best Nonfiction Book published in 2022 in the Critters Readers’ Choice Awards. Thousands from around the world vote in these awards every year for their favorites in the publishing industry, and I’m happy this beautiful workbook has been appreciated by so many.

It’s already in its second printing, and once again it’s about to sell out, I have less than a dozen left! It’s a glossy covered, magazine-sized workbook in full color, filled with gorgeous illustrations to drive the points home. There’s questions at the end of each chapter for review, and a place to record your writing goals. Forty-one pages, plus the covers. 8.5″ x 11″. Many bestselling writers have told me there is nothing else like it.

Get your copy direct from Wulf Moon Enterprises! It’s easy! $20 plus $5 S/H to U.S. addresses. (Washington Residents: Please add 8.9% sales tax, or $1.78. Thank you.)

To securely order, click HERE or place in your browser: paypal.me/wulfmoon

In the What’s This About section, please write The Illustrated Workbook, your address, and your email for any delivery issues.

Here’s your chance to change your destiny with knowledge many have told me no one else is teaching. No wonder so many of the Wulf Pack Writers have won major awards and launched their careers. Knowledge, accurate knowledge, is power. Power up with my Super Secrets of Writing Programs!

Congratulations to My Wulf Pack Writers Group Member David Hankins, Winner of Writers of the Future, Vol. 39!

David Hankins, Wulf Pack Writers’ “Keeper of Records” and Winner of Writers of the Future, Vol. 39.

I created the Super Secrets of Writing resource, the free Super Secrets year-long Workshop & Challenge, and the Wulf Pack Writers Group to help struggling writers succeed in getting professionally published. We focus on Writers of the Future and other respected markets to build careers. Weโ€™ve had seven alumni win Writers of the Future, become published finalists, or both! Now, thereโ€™s EIGHT in three-and-a-half years since I started this crazy experiment. David Hankins is our latest!

Thousands enter their stories every quarter to try to win the largest talent search for speculative fiction writers in the world! Over $30,000 is spent on each winner by the time they are paid prize and publication money and all the goodies that follow. They are flown to Hollywood for an expense paid trip from anywhere in the world. The win includes their stay at a luxurious Hollywood hotel, a week-long workshop with top writers and industry leaders, and a gala and award ceremony that many call ‘The Oscars of science fiction and fantasy.’ Way to go, David!

I share his own words on his writer journey, unsolicited and posted to Discord today as we congratulated him on winning Writers of the Future (and congratulated our Wulf Pack Writers’ other Finalist, Brandon Case. So close, Brandon! Next Q is you!)

Heeereโ€™s David! And what he wrote about his journey to that Hollywood stage!

(Shared with permission.)

David Hankins

โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”

Thank you! You, the Super Secrets, and the Wulf Pack are the only reason I grew from enthusiastic amateur to award-winning author (wow, that title feels strange!). I’ve told you this but thought I’d share with the group:

18 months. That’s how long I’ve been entering Writers of the Future. I found Moon’s Super Secrets on the WotF forum after my first entry in March 2021. That story earned an HM, but Moon kindly declined my request to join his annual challenge. Need an SHM or above, buddy.

Oh, really? Challenge accepted.

I dug into the Super Secrets, read the thread (120 pages at that point), applied myself through smart practice, wrote six KYDs in 30 days, and took Moon’s KYD Masterclass. My first published story came out of that Masterclass.?โ€??

That paid KYD Masterclass granted access to the Wulf Pack, which changed my writing forever. You are my writing family. Together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

I got another HM then an SHM and joined Moon’s Vol39 annual challenge.

Challenge completed. ?

I was humbled when Moon asked me to be Keeper of Records.

More smart practice, attended Moon’s Winning Stories Masterclass at Fyrecon-online (Attend Fyrecon! It’s amazing!), and I started to find my writer’s voice. Humor, described by many as the hardest voice to write well. Unlikely to win WotF.

I got another HM. Not a step back, just a reminder. Write fresh, don’t revise and resubmit.

January 2022 was pivotal. DreamForge accepted my first story. I had my last working day in the Army (meaning my heart committed itself completely to writing, though my mind yelled ‘get a real job!’). Jody Lynn Nye (a humorist) became WotF coordinating judge.

I found my voice, my passion. Snarky, funny, heartfelt. I wrote my winner. Moon and the Wulf Pack helped polish it, I submitted, and moved to the next story. That one sold. And the next.

Winners are made here. Professionals are made here.

!! GO WULF PACK !!

“Flow State: Release the Kraken Within You” Super Secrets Masterclass SOLD OUT Fist Time Taught!

This Flow State masterclass is a new workshop in my Super Secrets of Writing series. I taught it as a webinar this year as a donation to DreamForge magazine’s Kickstarter, and that one sold out at 50 participants! I’m so happy about that. Last year’s webinar sold out at 50 as well, helping DreamForge keep their fires lit. This year, it actually helped DreamForge move to a new level–paying writers seven cents a word for their stories. That’s a respectable rate! And DreamForge produces a magazine filled with brilliant stories and gorgeous art. I do hope you’ll check them out at DreamForge Magazine!

I teach the 4-hour masterclasses to help writers advance their professional skill levels so they can create work that sells and gets published. This one teaches the best-kept secret of bestselling writers. Writing in Flow will transform your writing. And I teach you how to do it.

Sign up for my Wulf Pack Club Letter and you’ll never miss one of my workshops again. Well, if you hurry. Whenever I announce them, they quickly SELL OUT!

You’re still here? Hop on over to my Super Secrets page, scroll down to the bottom, and you’ll find the box to sign up for the Wulf Pack Club. It’s free! Click HERE.

Salt Lake FanX 2022 Author Guest: Wulf Moon

Wulf Moon, Salt Lake FanX 2022 Author Guest

It’s official! I’ve been invited to be a guest author at FanX Salt Lake, one of the largest multi-genre pop culture expos held in the world! Attendance usually exceeds 100,000 per convention, so this is the largest event that I’ve been invited to speak at and conduct my writing workshops at in my career. I’ll also have a booth in the exhibitor hall with a TOP SECRET release I’m debuting at FanX! Plus, I’ll be kicking off my SUPER SECRETS of Writing Kickstarter! And I’ll have books to sign, prizes to give away, a free writing workshop, and more!

Who’s going? Sept. 22nd-24th, 2022. Make your plans, mark your calendar, and come see me at my panels, workshop, or FanX exhibit hall booth. I’d love to see you there!