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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:54 am

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Thomner_69 wrote:Hello everyone. My name is Claire Bogner, pen name E.M. Thomner. I'm totally new to writing and have just entered the second quarter competition of WotF. I have a long way to go in learning the craft (understatement) but I cant think of a better way to get experience. I have already started my story for the 3rd Qtr, so I'll just keep going til I get it right! Good luck to everyone that entered!!!! wotf008


Welcome aboard, Claire! And good luck!



Thanks Martin!! wotf008

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Postby austinDm » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:11 am

Welcome, Claire!

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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:53 pm

austinDm wrote:Welcome, Claire!


Hi and thank you wotf008

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Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:59 pm

Welcome Claire!
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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:46 pm

tmaulhardt wrote:Welcome Claire!

thank you wotf008

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Postby MeganG » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:39 pm

Looks like there's been a few new faces to the forum since I last checked...Welcome, all! I'm relatively new here myself, and have found it to be a wonderful place to chat, speculate on results, and use lots of awesome smilies!
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:12 pm

Thomner_69 wrote:Hello everyone. My name is Claire Bogner, pen name E.M. Thomner. I'm totally new to writing and have just entered the second quarter competition of WotF. I have a long way to go in learning the craft (understatement) but I cant think of a better way to get experience. I have already started my story for the 3rd Qtr, so I'll just keep going til I get it right! Good luck to everyone that entered!!!! wotf008




Well, howdy-do.

Nice to have you, another rider, along on this adventure. We can use all who want to sign up.

But, just in case no one has mentioned it yet, you can also write for other markets, good practice there. wotf007
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Postby Thomner_69 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:06 am

MeganG wrote:Looks like there's been a few new faces to the forum since I last checked...Welcome, all! I'm relatively new here myself, and have found it to be a wonderful place to chat, speculate on results, and use lots of awesome smilies!
wotf010 wotf017 wotf022

Glad to have you all here with us!


Oh yeah, smilies are always fun wotf010 wotf007 Good to meet another newbie too...

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Postby Thomner_69 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:12 am

LDWriter2 wrote:
Thomner_69 wrote:Hello everyone. My name is Claire Bogner, pen name E.M. Thomner. I'm totally new to writing and have just entered the second quarter competition of WotF. I have a long way to go in learning the craft (understatement) but I cant think of a better way to get experience. I have already started my story for the 3rd Qtr, so I'll just keep going til I get it right! Good luck to everyone that entered!!!! wotf008




Well, howdy-do.

Nice to have you, another rider, along on this adventure. We can use all who want to sign up.

But, just in case no one has mentioned it yet, you can also write for other markets, good practice there. wotf007


Nice to meet you too LDwriter! And yes I do dabble in horror writing as well as sci-fi....I did find happen upon a site called Dark Markets which is a good place to find competitions and such like..I just wish a site like WotF existed for horror! Perhaps there is one and I just haven't found it yet

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Postby austinDm » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:07 am

Thomner_69 wrote:And yes I do dabble in horror writing as well as sci-fi....I did find happen upon a site called Dark Markets which is a good place to find competitions and such like..I just wish a site like WotF existed for horror! Perhaps there is one and I just haven't found it yet

The contest does take horror stories on occasion (mostly dark fantasy--for an example, I'd recommend "Bitter Dreams" in volume 24). Just stay away from the really gory stuff. Dave Farland (the coordinating judge) has made it pretty clear that's not the sort of story he's interested in.

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Postby Thomner_69 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:50 am

austinDm wrote:
Thomner_69 wrote:And yes I do dabble in horror writing as well as sci-fi....I did find happen upon a site called Dark Markets which is a good place to find competitions and such like..I just wish a site like WotF existed for horror! Perhaps there is one and I just haven't found it yet

The contest does take horror stories on occasion (mostly dark fantasy--for an example, I'd recommend "Bitter Dreams" in volume 24). Just stay away from the really gory stuff. Dave Farland (the coordinating judge) has made it pretty clear that's not the sort of story he's interested in.


Hi Austin
I will be sticking to strictly Sci-Fi for the competitions here for sure. I haven't mixed the two in a story yet, but its not out of the question in the future...but only if I could find a home for it.

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Postby AVDutson » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:58 pm

Hi all,

I'm Tony Dutson and plan on writing under A.V. Dutson.

I use to write short fiction in high school and even went through the first creative writing course they offered. After that, well, I thought writing was just a hobby and needed to be tucked away in lieu of work and family.

Fast forward to 2010.

After narrowly dodging divorce, I decided I really needed to do something I enjoyed, so I registered for David Farland's Death Camp. That week changed my life and I've never looked back (Thanks Dave!).

I write predominately sci-fi and YA, but I have a strong love for fantasy/urban fantasy too. While I've been writing novel length since 2010, I've always wanted to dive back into short fiction, particularly by entering Writers of the Future. (Hat tip to Tina Smith who clued me in to the forums.)

I'm looking forward to working with the best writers in the world! (That's you guys.) wotf024
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Postby Thomner_69 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:14 pm

Pleasure to meet you Mr Dutson wotf009 It's awesome you have written so much. I have only attempted one novel..which I have shelved for now. I decided to sharpen my teeth on some short stories first and perhaps return to it later on.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:04 pm

Welcome aboard, Tony! We have a lot of Dave students around here. They've done well in the contest, even BEFORE he became the coordinating judge. You made a good choice there!
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Postby dantzel » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:19 pm

MeganG wrote:Looks like there's been a few new faces to the forum since I last checked...Welcome, all! I'm relatively new here myself, and have found it to be a wonderful place to chat, speculate on results, and use lots of awesome smilies!
wotf010 wotf017 wotf022

Glad to have you all here with us!


My favorite part about the smilies is knowing how much Martin hates them! wotf006

Welcome Claire and Tony! (and anyone else I missed!)
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Hi Tony, welcome! Glad you dodged it. :)

Looking forward to reading your writing and getting to know you.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:00 pm

AVDutson wrote:Hi all,

I'm Tony Dutson and plan on writing under A.V. Dutson.

I use to write short fiction in high school and even went through the first creative writing course they offered. After that, well, I thought writing was just a hobby and needed to be tucked away in lieu of work and family.

Fast forward to 2010.

After narrowly dodging divorce, I decided I really needed to do something I enjoyed, so I registered for David Farland's Death Camp. That week changed my life and I've never looked back (Thanks Dave!).

I write predominately sci-fi and YA, but I have a strong love for fantasy/urban fantasy too. While I've been writing novel length since 2010, I've always wanted to dive back into short fiction, particularly by entering Writers of the Future. (Hat tip to Tina Smith who clued me in to the forums.)

I'm looking forward to working with the best writers in the world! (That's you guys.) wotf024



So be welcomed. Nice place here for short story writers.

And as to writing you and I are almost a good fit. I don't do much YA though.

Never been to any live workshops of any title.

But be thou warned.

There are a few--hmm--what shall I say---nuts...crazy people...lunatics here. wotf011
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Postby morshana » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:27 am

Welcome aboard Claire and Tony!
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Postby aavalos » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:59 am

Hello everyone,

My name is Alejandro Avalos, I'm finishing up college at Fordham University. I'm gonna teach in the city as a New York Teaching Fellow. Just joined the forums and I'm currently waiting for the 2nd Quarter results with the measured impatience of a Chihuahua.

I've previously submit three stories, two of which faced a swift and clean death. The last went out with honorable mention for the 1st Quarter of this year.

I'm from Guadalajara, Mexico, but I've spent the last 4 years in New York, and most of my life in Florida. The ironies and artifices of Central Florida have allowed me to appreciate the more postmodern and cynical science fiction tales.

I look forward to posting in the forum and getting to know a lot of great writers.

Good luck to all of you, and I'd like to end this post with a quote by Isaac Asmiov that should remind us science fiction writers of the importance of this great genre:

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
-Isaac Asimov

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Postby austinDm » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:20 am

Welcome Alejandro!

It's always nice to see new faces around here (so to speak). Congrats on your recent HM and good luck with quarter 2!

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Postby Thomner_69 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:04 pm

Hi Alejandro and welcome to the forums!!

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Welcome aboard, Alejandro!
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:43 pm

aavalos wrote: I'm from Guadalajara, Mexico, but I've spent the last 4 years in New York, and most of my life in Florida. The ironies and artifices of Central Florida have allowed me to appreciate the more postmodern and cynical science fiction tales.

wotf019

I can only imagine...

Welcome aboard! :)
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:09 pm

aavalos wrote:Hello everyone,

My name is Alejandro Avalos, I'm finishing up college at Fordham University. I'm gonna teach in the city as a New York Teaching Fellow. Just joined the forums and I'm currently waiting for the 2nd Quarter results with the measured impatience of a Chihuahua.

I've previously submit three stories, two of which faced a swift and clean death. The last went out with honorable mention for the 1st Quarter of this year.

I'm from Guadalajara, Mexico, but I've spent the last 4 years in New York, and most of my life in Florida. The ironies and artifices of Central Florida have allowed me to appreciate the more postmodern and cynical science fiction tales.

I look forward to posting in the forum and getting to know a lot of great writers.

Good luck to all of you, and I'd like to end this post with a quote by Isaac Asmiov that should remind us science fiction writers of the importance of this great genre:

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
-Isaac Asimov




Howdy there. Nice to meet you,


"the measured impatience"? Sounds like a lot of us here if you read the Quarter threads,

And the great writers here are easy to spot once you read their stories or read the success thread.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
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Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:38 am

aavalos wrote:Hello everyone,

My name is Alejandro Avalos, I'm finishing up college at Fordham University. I'm gonna teach in the city as a New York Teaching Fellow. Just joined the forums and I'm currently waiting for the 2nd Quarter results with the measured impatience of a Chihuahua.

I've previously submit three stories, two of which faced a swift and clean death. The last went out with honorable mention for the 1st Quarter of this year.

I'm from Guadalajara, Mexico, but I've spent the last 4 years in New York, and most of my life in Florida. The ironies and artifices of Central Florida have allowed me to appreciate the more postmodern and cynical science fiction tales.

I look forward to posting in the forum and getting to know a lot of great writers.

Good luck to all of you, and I'd like to end this post with a quote by Isaac Asmiov that should remind us science fiction writers of the importance of this great genre:

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
-Isaac Asimov

Welcome. I'm new, too, and am excited to have discovered such a great group of writers.
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Postby morshana » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:25 pm

Welcome, Alejandro!
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Postby deeply_dreams » Tue May 21, 2013 4:22 pm

Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!

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Postby bobsandiego » Tue May 21, 2013 4:30 pm

deeply_dreams wrote:Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!

Welcome to the machine, jessica. We're all nuts here. wotf019
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 21, 2013 4:40 pm

deeply_dreams wrote:Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!


Welcome aboard, Jessica! And good luck! First entries have done well before, so don't count yourself out!
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Postby austinDm » Tue May 21, 2013 6:25 pm

deeply_dreams wrote:Hi I'm Jessica. I'm from Ontario Canada and I just submitted my entry for Q3. This is my first time entering the contest so I'm hopeful, yet realistic about my chances haha!

Welcome, Jessica! Good to have you with us.


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