NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby morshana » Tue May 15, 2012 6:24 am

Welcome aboard, Afterthefall! =)
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby venvariants » Tue May 15, 2012 1:56 pm

I am new to the forum. I have been published in several indie collections, but not professionally yet. I have a juicy R from Q1 V29. I go by the name ven. I live in Seattle, WA and do shorts and novels. I am currently awaiting news on Q2 V29. I might have to clunk around here a bit, so any advice on how to fancy up my page, here, please let me know. wotf007


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    Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 15, 2012 2:00 pm

    Welcome aboard, ven! If no one can help before I get time tonight, I'll send some suggestions. But I'll bet they'll get your questions answered before I can.
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    Postby morshana » Tue May 15, 2012 2:30 pm

    Welcome, Ven!
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    Postby venvariants » Tue May 15, 2012 2:52 pm

    Thanks! Good to be here. I keep coming to the forums for news, so I figured that I may as well dive in! Looks like I'm in good company!!
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    Postby austinDm » Tue May 15, 2012 3:30 pm

    Hey all,

    I was active on the forum years ago, but haven't been around for a while now since life (finishing up college and adjusting to this thing called "real life") intervened. I've been lurking recently and decided it's about time to crawl back out of the woodwork and (re)introduce myself properly.

    I'm a PA native currently working as a freelance writer/editor eking out time for fiction wherever I can get it. Looking forward hanging with you all!

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    Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 15, 2012 3:35 pm

    Welcome back, austinDm!
    http://Shoemaker.Space
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    WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
    SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
    REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
    Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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    Postby austinDm » Tue May 15, 2012 3:37 pm

    Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome back, austinDm!


    Thanks, Martin! Good to be here!

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    Postby morshana » Tue May 15, 2012 6:37 pm

    Hi austinDm! Welcome back!
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    Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 15, 2012 7:02 pm

    OK, ven, I promised to help with setup issues. Looks like you've figured out most of it: you have an icon, and you have a signature. But the link in your signature's not working. It LOOKS like a link, but it's not clickable. Here's mine as an example, with blank spaces added to the open and close tags so you can see the formatting:

    [ url = http : // MartinLShoemaker.com ]Martin L. Shoemaker[ /url ]

    Make it like that, but with no blank spaces inside the square brackets. Also note that there should be no quotation marks around the web address.
    http://Shoemaker.Space
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    WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
    SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
    REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
    Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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    Postby venvariants » Tue May 15, 2012 7:31 pm

    Hmmm. Nope - not a link. Let me fix that...thanks!
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    Postby DavidK » Wed May 16, 2012 12:20 am

    Welcome Ven and austinDm :)
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    Postby dantzel » Wed May 16, 2012 8:11 am

    Welcome Ven and austinDM! wotf007
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    Postby onelowerlight » Thu May 17, 2012 3:58 am

    It's been a while since I was called out from lurking, so I guess I should post on this thread. My name is Joe Vasicek, and I've been writing science fiction for the past two decades, since I was about eight or so. I went to BYU, where I took Brandon Sanderson's writing class a couple of times and finished off the last of my proverbial million words. Last year, I started self/indie publishing a lot of my work to Amazon and other electronic sites. I haven't looked back since.

    I was born in Texas, but grew up in Illinois and Massachusetts, and have family scattered all across the country. In the past ten years, I've lived in twenty different places, most recently Kutaisi, Georgia (the former Soviet Republic), where I'm currently teaching English. I majored in Political Science because it was the closest thing to psychohistory my university offered, and also studied Arabic. After my stint here in Georgia, I'm seriously considering taking a job in Wadi Rum and living with the Bedouin for a while.

    I keep a regular blog at One Thousand and One Parsecs. I like to make it out to Worldcon and World Fantasy whenever I can, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen this year. I'll be up in Massachusetts for the summer, though--maybe I'll make it out to something over there.

    Aaaaaaaaaand that's about it. Nice to meet you all!

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    Postby dantzel » Thu May 17, 2012 4:21 am

    Welcome Joe! Have you submitted for any of the quarters, or are you joining us for Q3?
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    Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu May 17, 2012 4:29 am

    Joe is with me in the terrifying Q1 "hold" pile. wotf024 I'm so hoping we're going to hear something today...
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    Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu May 17, 2012 6:53 am

    Welcome, Joe! Good to have you here.
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    WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
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    Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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    Postby morshana » Thu May 17, 2012 8:34 am

    Welcome, Joe!

    And Elinor: How do you know he's there with you?
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    Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu May 17, 2012 8:39 am

    morshana wrote:Welcome, Joe!

    And Elinor: How do you know he's there with you?


    Because I stumbled across his blog some time ago...
    and because the Gator says she can hear him fidgeting. wotf017
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    Postby morshana » Thu May 17, 2012 8:43 am

    E.CaimanSands wrote:
    morshana wrote:Welcome, Joe!

    And Elinor: How do you know he's there with you?


    Because I stumbled across his blog some time ago...
    and because the Gator says she can hear him fidgeting. wotf017


    Awww.... =) Well, he's in good company so long as he keeps the spices out of sight. ;)
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    Postby onelowerlight » Thu May 17, 2012 9:15 am

    Yeah, I've only got a Q1 story at the moment. I tend to write more novels than short stories, so I probably won't be a regular quarterly submitter to the contest. Although, come to think of it, Dave Farland's winning WOTF story was the first part of his novel On My Way to Paradise...so maybe I'll come up with something.

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    Postby WriteToLive » Thu May 17, 2012 1:21 pm

    One of the first chapters of my novel is out at Stupefying. 60+ days and counting.

    But, welcome new members. Watch out for the Evil clones of us running around.

    Makes me wonder what Evil Bob Writer would be like...
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    Postby morshana » Thu May 17, 2012 4:15 pm

    WriteToLive wrote:One of the first chapters of my novel is out at Stupefying. 60+ days and counting.

    But, welcome new members. Watch out for the Evil clones of us running around.

    Makes me wonder what Evil Bob Writer would be like...


    Nooo! Don't summon him...

    We'll need a Gatekeeper, then, and the launcher won't do. We'd have to get the Marshmallow Man.
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    Postby WriteToLive » Thu May 17, 2012 9:14 pm

    Just don't cross the streams.
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    Postby LDWriter2 » Fri May 18, 2012 9:16 pm

    Okay finally found this thread...had a feeling there would be one someplace.


    I write under the name of L. E. Doggett, older with a wife of 33 years and a daughter who is 22 years old.


    Been writing most of my life but seriously for the last six-seven years. One story published in a pro market. Had a couple of comments, one HM here, but nothing since. Almost like I forgot how to write. Well, except for a three more HMs but that was with help from a critique group.


    I live in Central Calif., am a blue collar worker and spend my spare time writing.

    Have a blog here http://musingsofle.blogspot.com I post at irregular times.

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    Postby Jennifer Hicks » Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 pm

    Hey, Louis, I thought I recognized that handle. wotf008 Welcome to the board.
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    Postby DavidK » Sat May 19, 2012 12:31 am

    Welcome Louis wotf008
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    Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat May 19, 2012 12:35 am

    Welcome aboard, Louis! Glad you're writing again!
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    Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

    Postby morshana » Sat May 19, 2012 11:26 am

    Hi Louis!
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    Postby LDWriter2 » Sat May 19, 2012 1:44 pm

    Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome aboard, Louis! Glad you're writing again!



    Thanks, but I've been writing all along. At least for six years or so, lost count on exactly how many.


    morshana wrote:Hi Louis!


    Hi back to you morshana
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