Two First Place Wins For Wulf Moon in Southeastern Writers’ Writing Contests

I made this announcement on Facebook today:

๐‡๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ! The Southeastern Writers Association celebrated their FIFTY year anniversary at their conference last weekend (Go SWA!), and announced the winners of their annual writing contest last night. This year, they offered ten contest categories for entrants to submit their poetry, flash fiction, short stories, and novel chapters. I submitted stories to three categories and ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง ๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ: ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐•๐ž๐ ๐š ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐…๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐ข๐œ๐ซ๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฆ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐…๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐…๐ข๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Thank you, SWA and donors for the lovely certificates and cash prizes! Thank you, Dr. Amy R. Wethington, for being an excellent contest coordinator and ensuring the integrity of the annual contest through your blind judging process! And happy congratulations to all the winners for boldly submitting your creative works and being honored by this long-standing writers’ association and their distinguished judges! Cheers!

HOW TO WRITE A HOWLING GOOD STORY: Six Months Straight on Bestseller Lists!

Something to howl about! It’s the six month anniversary of my book! 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 was published by Mark Lefebvreโ€™s Stark Publishing Solutions on November 7, 2023. Over six months out and itโ€™s still a bestseller!ย Bestselling writer/educator Joanna Penn told me this is amazing, which felt really good coming from someone of her caliber.

Itโ€™s been on Amazonโ€™s Top 100 Best Sellers list in Fiction Writing books almost the entire timeโ€”it hit #13 last Sunday, and this list is filled with famous writing books by icons like Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, and Ray Bradbury. It actually made #1 New Release in Fiction Writing books on Amazon before it released (Iโ€™ve never seen that before) and remained #1 New Release in fiction writing books for most of six weeks. It made Draft2Digitalโ€™s Top 25 Weekly Bestsellers list of all their nonfiction titles (not just creative writing books) six times since release (it made their Top 25 list last week again), and has remained a Smashwords Bestseller in Creative Writing books the entire six months.

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 was also my first Kickstarter campaign, which funded at over $21,000. And in the Critters Readersโ€™ Choice Awards, it won Best Nonfiction Book of 2023. Thatโ€™s not easy to winโ€”thousands from around the world vote in those awards and thereโ€™s always bestselling writers among the nominees.

So at this six month milestone, Iโ€™d like to thank Mark Leslie Lefebvre for all of his great advice and belief in my book, Kevin J. Anderson for including me in his 2023 Novel Writing Tools Story Bundle, and all that have believed in this project and have supported what Iโ€™m trying to doโ€”to help emerging writers have an easier go of it as they stay the course, apply straightforward fundamentals, and succeed in getting successfully published. And if they can win a few awards using this book (and they have!) all the better.

Thank you if you supported this project! It’s now helped thousands of writers. If you’ve just dropped by and would like a copy to see what all the buzz is about, here’s the link! Don’t miss out! This book has changed destinies and it can change yours, too!

GET YOURS HERE! https://books2read.com/howlinggoodstory

All the beast!

Wulf Moon