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Postby dantzel » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:03 pm

Welcome to Jonathan, Liz, and Kylie! And may the odds be ever... uh, nevermind. You don't need to know about that part yet.
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Postby AMcCarter » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:18 pm

dantzel wrote:Welcome to Jonathan, Liz, and Kylie! And may the odds be ever... uh, nevermind. You don't need to know about that part yet.


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Postby LaurieG » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:16 pm

I'm back!!

Not a new user, but for hidden and arcane reasons my computer had stopped letting me login a few years ago. I tried debugging it a few times--no go. Even Brad tried. I gave up. But this time it worked. Yay! Thanks, Brad. wotf009

It was great to meet a bunch of you at WorldCon. That's what urged me to finally work out how to get back on the forum.

I've entered the contest more times than I'm willing to admit in public. My stats are:
Rejections: lots
HM's: even more
Semi-Finalist: 3x
Finalist: 2x

I'm working hard on my Q4, Vol 29 story. I think it's high time I won this thing.

It's nice to be back and playing with all you guys.

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Postby klaatu » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:22 pm

Welcome back, Laurie.

Great to see you again. Been a long time indeed.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:25 pm

Welcome back, Laurie! It was great to meet you at WorldCon. If I don't run into you again before then, I'm making plans to be at ConFusion in January. I've decided it's time to reengage with the community.
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Postby LaurieG » Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:56 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome back, Laurie! It was great to meet you at WorldCon. If I don't run into you again before then, I'm making plans to be at ConFusion in January. I've decided it's time to reengage with the community.



Yes, the community needs more Evil wotf011 I'll see you in January.

I met the ConFusion programming director at WorldCon, and he's planning on putting me on some panels. Maybe we could be on one together, entitled, "How to Not Give Up Even When the Universe Is Telling You To".
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:11 pm

LaurieG wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome back, Laurie! It was great to meet you at WorldCon. If I don't run into you again before then, I'm making plans to be at ConFusion in January. I've decided it's time to reengage with the community.



Yes, the community needs more Evil wotf011 I'll see you in January.

I met the ConFusion programming director at WorldCon, and he's planning on putting me on some panels. Maybe we could be on one together, entitled, "How to Not Give Up Even When the Universe Is Telling You To".


Heh. I wouldn't say no, but I would issue my standard disclaimer: "Getting me to talk is easy, it's getting me to shut up that's the problem." I love speaking with a crowd.
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Postby dantzel » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:17 pm

Hey Laurie! It was nice to meet you at WorldCon, and equally nice to see you on the forum. Glad you were able to get on finally!
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Postby AMcCarter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Yay! Laurie's back!
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:45 pm

LaurieG wrote:I'm back!!

Not a new user, but for hidden and arcane reasons my computer had stopped letting me login a few years ago. I tried debugging it a few times--no go. Even Brad tried. I gave up. But this time it worked. Yay! Thanks, Brad. wotf009

It was great to meet a bunch of you at WorldCon. That's what urged me to finally work out how to get back on the forum.

I've entered the contest more times than I'm willing to admit in public. My stats are:
Rejections: lots
HM's: even more
Semi-Finalist: 3x
Finalist: 2x

I'm working hard on my Q4, Vol 29 story. I think it's high time I won this thing.

It's nice to be back and playing with all you guys.

Laurie Gailunas



Well, welcome back even though I don't think we have met before.

But I couldn't get on for years either. I register but it wouldn't take my password and/or screen name. But when I tried to register again it said I was signed up. I had to get a new computer with all updated software.
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Postby morshana » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:24 am

Welcome, Kylie!

And welcome (back) Laurie!
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Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:57 am

LDWriter2--yes, that's exactly what happened with me. Good job for getting back on also!

And thanks, everyone, for your welcomes!
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Postby katsincommand » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 pm

Hi Laurie, welcome back :D
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Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:06 pm

katsincommand wrote:Hi Laurie, welcome back :D


Thanks, Dawn. It was talking to you and Dantzel and Martin that provided the impetus to return. wotf007
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:39 pm

LaurieG wrote:LDWriter2--yes, that's exactly what happened with me. Good job for getting back on also!

And thanks, everyone, for your welcomes!



Actually, I never got on. You just think you see my posts....



Sorry about that, had to be a smart aleck with my own words there.

But hmm, that line could make an interesting tale if done right. Not sure if I could but even though horror would be the obvious genre for a story, I think a non-obvious genre would be better.
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Postby Channain » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:36 pm

Hello there! I'm one of those writers who can't stop but only just became confident enough to start submitting. My second contest, with second quarter being my first entry. I don't expect to win because it is my first, but I do expect to learn a LOT. Maybe more than I expected.

I go by Channain, everywhere and anywhere, including my graphic design website; www.channain.com. My real name is Nora Leverson, and Channain was - I thought - a name I made up for a character. Turns out it's a place name in the upper highlands of Scotland, also a clan name. I am 1/4 Scottish, so now I wonder if it wasn't genetic memory leaking out of my brain, onto the page.

I'm working on my next quarter submission. Still hoping for the best, which is really a very Scottish thing to do. I'll watch up to four episodes of any science fiction program - four minutes if it really annoys me - and I'm currently reading The Legend of Eli Monpress, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Cold Days, book 14 of The Harry Dresden Files, and patiently awaiting the next installment of Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:25 pm

Welcome aboard, Channain! I like your site: very clean and effective.
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Postby morshana » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:38 pm

Welcome, Channain!
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Postby MJNL » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:32 pm

Welcome! wotf046
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Postby Sharon » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:00 pm

Hi I'm Sharon (wave)
New to the contest, submitted my first short TODAY.

Spent much of my career working in aerospace and high-tech until I started writing full time three years ago. I've have completed three novels and three shorts (shorts are a bit trickier for me).

Met a couple of terrific people who are regulars here at a writing class this month (Yoo-hoo, Tina and Kary), who encouraged me to submit. Glad I did, and I'm glad to be here.

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:12 pm

Sharon wrote:Hi I'm Sharon (wave)
New to the contest, submitted my first short TODAY.

Spent much of my career working in aerospace and high-tech until I started writing full time three years ago. I've have completed three novels and three shorts (shorts are a bit trickier for me).

Met a couple of terrific people who are regulars here at a writing class this month (Yoo-hoo, Tina and Kary), who encouraged me to submit. Glad I did, and I'm glad to be here.

Sharon


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Postby AMcCarter » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:13 pm

Welcome to the party. Don't mind the marshmallows.
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Postby gower21 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:15 pm

SHARON!!

So glad you came on (and did, in fact, decide to enter). Good luck with your entry!

And also, everyone should know that Dave sends out the first 20 pages and outline of everyone's project for the group to critique. Instead of sending Sharon a crit, I sent her fan mail. I loved her story that much. It was a blast! Sharon rocks the talent. Can't wait to see you around the board.

(also for those of you who signed up for Dean's Character Voice Workshop...I think Sharon will be there. Is that right, Sharon?)

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:22 pm

Welcome aboard, Sharon! And congratulations on getting submitted.
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Postby bobsandiego » Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:30 pm

Come on in Sharon, the madness -- I mean the WATER is fine!
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Postby katsincommand » Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:28 pm

Sharon wrote:Hi I'm Sharon (wave)
New to the contest, submitted my first short TODAY.

Spent much of my career working in aerospace and high-tech until I started writing full time three years ago. I've have completed three novels and three shorts (shorts are a bit trickier for me).

Met a couple of terrific people who are regulars here at a writing class this month (Yoo-hoo, Tina and Kary), who encouraged me to submit. Glad I did, and I'm glad to be here.

Sharon


Welcome to the party!

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Postby dantzel » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:27 pm

Welcome! Sounds like you have a great background to pull from! wotf006
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:44 am

bobsandiego wrote:Come on in Sharon, the madness -- I mean the WATER is fine!


Welcome indeed, Sharon. The water is fine, and not full of alligators, not full of alligators at all! Honest!
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Postby Kary English » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:23 am

HI, Sharon!

Welcome to our parlor. wotf013 It's great to see you here after meeting you at the workshop. Lots of good peeps here.

Most of the chatter happens in the quarterly Jibber Jabber threads and in the Writing forum, but fun can be had just about anywhere.

Best wishes in Q4!

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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:15 pm

Sharon wrote:Hi I'm Sharon (wave)
New to the contest, submitted my first short TODAY.

Spent much of my career working in aerospace and high-tech until I started writing full time three years ago. I've have completed three novels and three shorts (shorts are a bit trickier for me).

Met a couple of terrific people who are regulars here at a writing class this month (Yoo-hoo, Tina and Kary), who encouraged me to submit. Glad I did, and I'm glad to be here.

Sharon



Hey, I missed this one.

Be welcome Sharon (Waves back)

Since I'm late you probably know already this here is a right friendly place with knowledgeable people who ain't afraid to share what they know.
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