NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby KbRy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:56 am

Oh my, I see I have neglected checking this thread. Greetings to everyone who has just joined! You sound like an interesting bunch and I hope to see you getting out there posting more to the forums. Happy writing and best of luck in the contest!
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Postby VoidFire » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:36 pm

Hey all.

I ran into a past semi-finalist on a completely different website, one with nothing to do with writing, so I was pretty excited to meet someone else who was interested in cranking out their own science fiction. When I mentioned that I had a short story in the works and was planning to send it to Asimov's, he recommended that I submit it to Writer's of the Future first. "For anything you're really proud of" I think he said.

So, I became aware of this little contest about a week before the Q4 deadline and sprinted through revisions for the story. May not be the best way to go about winning, but I'm glad I cleaned it up in time, even if a more careful eye would have been preferable during the editing process.

What I've seen so far has really impressed me. I look forward to keeping tabs on how this thing goes wotf008

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Postby KbRy » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:03 pm

Voidfire, that sounds great! Glad you made your way over here. I had a similar experience running into WotF folks who nudged me over here. That was just a few weeks before the qtr 4 deadline as well!
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Postby storysinger » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:38 am

Welcome to the forum VoidFire.

This is a good place to mine for information and helpful hints.

Good luck with your writing.
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Postby VoidFire » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:18 am

Ah, thanks a lot! And it seems that WotF writers make a habit of bringing more people into the fold, lol.

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Postby TomKnighton » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:40 am

Welcome VoidFire. I think you'll like it here.

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Postby morshana » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:18 pm

Welcome aboard, Voidfire!
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Postby addisoncs » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:31 pm

Howdy!

My name is Addison, and I work for a small newspaper up in northern Minnesota. I submitted something on a whim to Fireside Magazine earlier this year, and it was accepted so I figured it might be time to try taking writing seriously. So here I am! On Oct. 30 I was trying to figure out why rejections were being reported after only 30 days, and stumbled upon this forum. I've been sneakily reading as a guest ever since. :D

Looking forward to meeting you folks!
-Addison

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Postby KbRy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:11 pm

Welcome Addison, and congrats on your recent success!
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Postby tmaulhardt » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:49 pm

Welcome Voidfire and Addison! I have learned so much on this forum, just explore and read the linked articles. Very helpful. Oh, and they're very friendly too :)
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Postby addisoncs » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:05 am

I'll take a peek around and try to get involved. :D

And congrats, Terry, on your win!
-Addison

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Postby storysinger » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:43 am

Welcome to the forum Addison and congrats on your stories acceptance.

Looking forward to seeing your posts.
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Postby tmaulhardt » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:00 am

addisoncs wrote:I'll take a peek around and try to get involved. :D

And congrats, Terry, on your win!



Thanks! wotf011
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Postby TomKnighton » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:36 pm

addisoncs wrote:My name is Addison, and I work for a small newspaper up in northern Minnesota.


Welcome! Good to see another newspaper person here. I own a small newspaper in South Georgia wotf008

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Postby addisoncs » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Nice to meet you, Tom!

We really are a dinky operation. My title is Graphic Artist, but in reality I also do the typesetting, do the layouts for both our newspaper and our shopper, and whatever editing happens to fall upon me. Small as we are (city population of 1,000 if that gives a hint), we've been around since 1896. It's a blast looking through all those old issues. :D
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Postby TomKnighton » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:50 pm

We're dinky too. I'm the editor-in-chief, publisher, photographer, columnist, reporter, advertising sales manager, and just about everything else. :)

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Postby fihr » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:39 pm

Hi, I've entered the contest for the first time this quarter. I've been browsing the boards occasionally to see if I can pick up any news on the judging process and just to get more of a feel for the environment. It's fun reading everyone's rejectomancy. I will probably enter when I have a suitable story completed at the time of a quarter ending, rather than every single time. Good luck with your writing everyone!
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Postby austinDm » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:22 am

Welcome, fihr! I'm sure you've already seen ut, but we'll all be over in the Jibber Jabber thread anxiously awaiting results (though we should be writing), which will probably be coming any day now if recent speculation is anything to go by. Good luck!

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Postby storysinger » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:27 am

Welcome to the forum fihr.
You can learn a lot here.
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Postby scifime » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Hello there,

I should have introduced myself by now, but forgot to do it, so here it goes: My first submission to the contest received Honorable Mention in Q4 of 1985 (No, that's not a typo!). This makes me a V*E*R*Y (note the emphasis, just in case you didn't catch that) young looking kind'a older guy. No, don't go imagining I've been obsessively submitting since -- I just got distracted by other things and... well, I'm back! And glad to be among writers with such talent and drive to succeed.

I'm a biopsychologist and teach psychology at a community college in LA.

Oh yeah, I'm originally French. But I can speak and write English weally weally good now.

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:27 pm

scifime wrote:I'm a biopsychologist and teach psychology at a community college in LA.

Gosh, I wonder what might have distracted you...? wotf001

Welcome!
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Postby scifime » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:30 am

s_c_baker wrote:
scifime wrote:I'm a biopsychologist and teach psychology at a community college in LA.

Gosh, I wonder what might have distracted you...? wotf001

Welcome!


Thank you!

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Postby CRain » Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:02 am

Hello, my name is Angel. I am a high school junior at the moment, and this quarter I will be submitting my first submission to this contest. I do not have very much writing experience, but I enjoy writing none the less, and I am very glad I found out about this contest because it gives me more motivation to work on writing stories in my spare time. I don't talk much (either online or offline), so I am not sure exactly how often I will be posting on this forum; however, I will probably be looking at this forum a good bit because seeing that other people have been writing helps to keep me motivated.
It is nice to meet you all.

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Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:00 am

Welcome Angel! I teach high school and have been trying to coax several of my students to enter the contest. Good for you!
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Postby austinDm » Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:19 am

Welcome, Angel! Good luck with your first entry. You're in good company here and can learn a lot from other writers on the forum (I know I did). This contest is certainly a worthwhile pursuit, even before you win.

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Postby storysinger » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:02 am

Welcome back scifime to
the forum where we're learning
Shared words of wisdom do
feed our inner yearning

You've been away so long
while Angel's just appeared
May your craft grow strong
here your talent will be cheered

Write on.
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:40 am

Welcome, Angel. wotf007
Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
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Postby metermaid » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:22 am

Hi everyone,

I've been lurking here for a little while, and finally decided to participate. wotf007

I'm not a metermaid, and I don't really know why "metermaid" was the first word to come to mind when it asked me for a username. I work a boring desk job and decided a while back that, since I read so much, maybe writing would be a good outlet. My background has little to do with writing, so I'm pretty solidly in the "beginner" category here.

I submitted the first story I'd ever completed for the last quarter and got a reject in the first round. Oh well. Looking back on it, I'm already cringing realizing how bad it was! Hopefully in another few months I'll be able to cringe at the stuff I'm writing now. At least I can feel like I'm getting better. wotf017

This seems like a great community. I'm looking forward to contributing (hopefully something worthwhile)!

Best,
Metermaid

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Postby preston » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:16 pm

Welcome, Metermaid. Plenty of fun and learning to be had here. And don't worry about getting rejected. Just write the best story you can, send it out, cringe or clap or do whatever you have to do, and then write another. You will get better if you persevere. See ya' in the threads!

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Postby Fiery » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:37 am

Heya,

I've been lurking since I entered Q3 and have been creeping around more and more. I'm a sneak, I know. But the first step to rehabilitation is acceptance right? I'm a code monkey by trade, but writer by heart.

I also hate talking about myself in intros, so I'm just going to awkwardly shuffle away now.

-Fiery


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