Wulf Moonโ€™s Online Super Secrets of Writing Achieves 900,000 Views!

A milestone Iโ€™m celebrating! The online version of Wulf Moonโ€™s Super Secrets of Writing just surpassed 900,000 views! Wow! But with 5300 posts, it can take weeks to read it all (many have told me they have!). To make it easier, I condensed my best award-winning writing secrets into a book called ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ.

In celebration, Iโ€™m going to let you in on a secret. You likely know this book was the #1 New Release on Amazon for most of six weeks in Fiction Writing, and in the Top 100 Bestsellers in the same category for the bulk of eight months now since release. It also won Best Nonfiction Book of 2023 in the Critters Readers Choice Awards where thousands vote for their faves each year.

What you donโ€™t know is that my publisher, Mark Leslie Lefebvre, put all of his titles in Smashwordsโ€™ Summer Sale at 75% off! That means ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐–๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž ๐š ๐‡๐จ๐ฐ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐†๐จ๐จ๐ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ฅ๐ฒ $๐Ÿ.๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ— ๐ซ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐š ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ญ๐ข๐ฆ๐ž!

Get yours for this screaming hot price today while itโ€™s still on sale! โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ

Order Your E-book here! https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1462411

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!

***UPDATE: Soon to be available on-demand online in my Super Secrets of Writing Teachable School!***

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!

Coming Soon! A New Super Secrets of Writing Article!

I hope you’re reading DreamForge Magazine. It’s a wonderful magazine filled with positive speculative fiction stories radiating hope. The editor is also highly focused on helping emerging writers, as am I. So my Super Secrets of Writing articles have been a natural fit with their magazine ever since they invited me to write features for them. In fact, The Illustrated Super Secrets of Writing workbook I produced through my publishing company is based on these articles and the beautiful illustrations they created for them at DreamForge! (Don’t you love the robots in these illustrations? So cute!)

I’ve been doing a series lately on internal character arcs–the emotional transformation a character goes through as they face the external challenges of the plot in the story. But did you know there’s another type of arc where no transformation in the protagonist is necessary? It’s true! You’ll find neutral character arcs in many popular stories, especially detective and spy novels. But even some major literary classics utilize the neutral internal character arc. How do you make this arc work? Isn’t it a rule that a character must change by the end of a story? Well, like they say, every rule is made to be broken!

Read my latest Super Secrets article to add this powerful tool to your writing toolbox. The new issue of DreamForge is planned for publication on March 15th! The illustration above is your teaser of what’s to come. Every issue is free to read online, but if you like their cause, why not subscribe to keep small presses like DreamForge alive? DreamForge is worthy of our support. Below is the link to enjoy the beautiful magazine they produce! And you can catch other Super Secrets of Writing articles there in the back issues! Enjoy!

Read DreamForge by clicking HERE!

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!!!

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.

Moonโ€™s online writersโ€™ 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 Moonโ€™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 Leslieโ€™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 โ€œJoin the Wulf Pack!โ€ by signing up for his free club where you can win cool monthly prize drawings. Itโ€™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 scribblerโ€™s heart, kill your darlings.” We need to be ruthless with our workโ€” 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 โ€ฆ out of some 30,000 total entries.

This is the system I developed to help me win that contest. I call it โ€œKill Your Darlings.โ€ Many writers I coach say itโ€™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.

โ€œWrangling your first professional short story sale is a lot like catching a fish with your bare hands. Sure, it can be done, but youโ€™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, Iโ€™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.โ€โ€“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 โ€œcrossed the threshold?โ€ And why does โ€œdriving to the storyโ€ create a 12 car pile up every time? With this essay from Wulf Moonโ€™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!”