Wulf Moon To Be an Author Guest at the FanX Salt Lake Convention!

Event Dates: September 22-24, 2022

FanX is a multi-genre pop culture expo held every year in Salt Lake City. It’s one of the largest fan events in the world, with annual attendance ranging around 100,000 attendees. Some of the biggest stars in writing, acting, and illustrating are invited as special guests to this event, and I’m truly honored to be invited. I look forward to speaking on writing panels, signing my books for fans, and visiting with science fiction and fantasy fans at my dealer table.

Since the convention programming needs some information from me for their programming and website, I thought I’d post it here. That way, you get to see it as well!

If you’ll be attending FanX, please stop by my dealer table, or visit with me after a panel. I’d love to meet you. I hope to see you get your geek on and meet you there!

Wulf Moon FanX Website Biography

Wulf Moon is a bestselling writer, award-winning writing instructor, professional voice-over actor, and freelance editor. He wrote his first science fiction story when he was fifteen. It won the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and became his first professional sale in Science World.

Moon has won over forty awards in writing and just as many in public speaking and marketing. A sample of these include: Star Trek Strange New Worlds Contest; Critters Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story of 2018, of 2019, of 2020; Best Author of 2019, of 2020, of 2021; Best Writers’ Workshop of 2019, of 2020, of 2021; and the Writers of the Future Contest.

Moon’s stories have appeared in numerous publications including Writers of the Future, Best of Deep Magic 2, Future Science Fiction Digest, Best of Third Flatiron, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2, and DreamForge. He writes a series on the craft of writing for DreamForge magazine.

Wulf Moon is also a professional voice-over actor and has produced works for Hugo Award winners and bestselling authors like Mike Resnick, Jeff Wheeler, and Will McIntosh. Moon is podcast director at the internationally focused science fiction magazine Future Science Fiction Digest.

Moon’s online writers’ resource has won industry awards and has had over 800,000 views. In the past three years, seven from his year-long Super Secrets of Writing Workshops have been published in Writers of the Future, one also winning the Mike Resnick Memorial Award for Short Fiction from a story originally created in Moon’s workshop. Dozens of formerly unpublished writers attribute his teachings as the key ingredient that led them to publishing success. His Super Secrets of Writing will be published this winter by Mark Leslie’s Stark Publishing Solutions.

You can find Moon on Facebook at Wulf.Moon.94, on Twitter @WulfMoon1, and on his website TheSuperSecrets.com. Why not “Join the Wulf Pack!” by signing up for his free club where you can win cool monthly prize drawings. It’s only a click away at http://thesupersecrets.com/

Moon hopes to meet you at his dealer table or at one of his panels at FanX!

Wulf Moon Publicity Photo

Project 1: Most Relevant to Attendees

Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS of Writing: How to Write a Howling Good Story

Project 2 A

Writers of the Future, Vol. 35

Project 2 B

My story “Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler” in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Illustration by Alice Wang.

Award winning illustration by Alice Wang

Project 3

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2

My Story: “Seventh Heaven”

Project 4

Featured Story of 2021 in DreamForge magazine

Project 5

Sample illustrations of Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS of Writing Articles in DreamForge Magazine

Project 6

Best of Deep Magic 2 Story by Wulf Moon: “Muzik Man”

Project 7

Future Science Fiction Digest: Podcast Director This issue also reprinted “Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler”

Project 8

Mike Resnick Memorial Tribute Podcast Narrated by Wulf Moon

Project 9

Strange Beasties anthology. “Best of the Month” by Wulf Moon.

Strange Beasties Anthology cover featuring “Beast of the Month”

Project 10

Some of the international Critters Readers’ Choice Awards I’ve won. 2500 readers from around the world vote for their favorites in the industry each year.

KYD: Kill Your Darlings

My latest Super Secrets of Writing article in DreamForge Anvil magazine!

KYD or Kill Your Darlings is a writing exercise I developed to win writing contests and craft potent vignettes used to build winning stories. I taught it to members of my Super Secrets Workshop, and had them practice the exercise at least once a month. Amazing–some would say miraculous–results followed. Almost all of the writers were unpublished when they began, but their writing transformed. Workshop members ended up either becoming a Finalist in the international Writers of the Future Contest, winning the Contest (four to date), winning the Mike Resnick Memorial Award for New Writers, or achieving their first professional sales in magazines and anthologies.

The editor of DreamForge Anvil magazine was so impressed with the results in my workshop, he commissioned me to write an article on the subject. Here’s his introduction to the article:

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.

It’s free to read at the DreamForge website. Improve your writing by clicking HERE!

This article gives the basics you need to craft leaner, meaner stories. If you’d like to learn the actual exercise to transform your writing, you need the workshop I teach on it! I’m conducting a virtual KYD: Kill Your Darlings Exercise master workshop at Fyrecon Online this year! Here’s the details:

My KYD master workshop!

KYD: The Kill Your Darlings Exercise

5 Hour Live Online Master Workshop for $119
(includes Whole Conference general admission to Fyrecon Online , a $60 value!)
Class is limited to 20 students
November 21, 2021, 11:00 AM to 3:50 PM Mountain Time at Fyrecon 5

Twenty-five years ago, I developed a writing exercise to help me win what was likely the largest international flash fiction contest ever held. The contest was the brainchild of Dan Hurley, famous as the Sixty Second Novelist. For one year, writers from around the world submitted their 250-word flash stories each week, and professional judges awarded prizes for first, second, and third place. 500 to 700 writers entered each week. At the end of the year, twelve professionals judged the 52 first place winners for the grand prize.

Two of my first place winners placed in the Top 10. One of those took Grand Prize, earning me the title of Writer of the Year. Number One … out of some 30,000 total entries.

This is the system I developed to help me win that contest. I call it “Kill Your Darlings.” Many writers I coach say it’s the #1 reason they obtained their first pro sales, made it into Best of the Year anthologies, and were finalists and winners in major writing contests like Writers of the Future. The first place story that won the Mike Resnick Memorial Award? That was crafted from a KYD.

The system works.

Want to shave years off your learning curve? If you take this workshop, I can teach you how.

“Wrangling your first professional short story sale is a lot like catching a fish with your bare hands. Sure, it can be done, but you’re going to need to know the secrets unless you want splash around like a fool for an embarrassingly long time.

Moon promised me that if I put in the work he gave me, I’d reduce my time to publication. His KYD exercise has helped me move from not even sniffing a sale, to winning the Mike Resnick Memorial award.

Moon is not just a keeper of (super) secrets. He is a keeper of promises.”–Z.T. Bright, author

CLICK HERE NOW TO LEARN MORE AND REGISTER before November 21st, 2021!

Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS. “Nail Your Opening: How Driving to the Story Creates Accidents”

The editor of DreamForge Anvil magazine, Scot Noel, asked me to go on a journey with him. He told me he had a new focus to his magazine this year, his goal being to publish hopeful writers that may have never been published before. He was aware of my work with my award-winning SUPER SECRETS workshops. He knew many writers from my workshops had won major international contests and had obtained their first pro sales after taking them. He asked me if I’d like to write articles for his magazine based on the Secrets I taught in my workshops. I agreed.

This is the article that was published on April 21, 2021, in their first official issue of this new venture. It’s free to read. And it’s a good example, both of how I teach, and of one of the chapters from my upcoming books through Mark Leslie’s Stark Publishing Solutions. I trust you’ll enjoy it. And if you enjoy the sample, I hope you’ll join my Wulf Pack Club. You’ll be first to know about the Kickstarter event leading up to the books.

Here’s the editor’s forward to the article:

“What is an inciting incident? How do you know when your character has “crossed the threshold?” And why does “driving to the story” create a 12 car pile up every time? With this essay from Wulf Moon’s SUPER SECRETS series, you learn how to start your story at the right place and keep up the pace until the conflict reaches its height!”

Click HERE to read the article for FREE! (But I do hope you’ll subscribe to keep their flame alive!)

“See it? Don’t make me keep standing here! This laser beam is roasting my little robot finger!”