NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby liz » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:41 pm

Welcome Anthony!

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Postby rebeccy88 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:36 pm

Hello everyone- new here. Planning to enter the contest after working on a story for about a year now. This looks like a great community and I hope to learn as much as I can. wotf013

Currently writing to you all from Boston!
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Postby preston » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:24 pm

rebeccy88 wrote:Hello everyone- new here. Planning to enter the contest after working on a story for about a year now. This looks like a great community and I hope to learn as much as I can. wotf013

Currently writing to you all from Boston!


Bawsten! Welcome, Rebeccy! Definitely lots to learn here. Good luck with your first entry. Several people have won this contest on their first entry (not me... wotf017 ) Maybe you'll be the next!

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Postby bobsandiego » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:03 pm

Abandon all hope ye who enter....

sorry, wrong script.

LINE!

*ah hem*

Welcome, everyone here is happy to serve you. We've got the most glorious oven...

(Storms off comes back with new pages)

Really, have a good time, don't in rejectomancy, and remember we're all here to support, help, and spread rum and cookies.
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Postby rebeccy88 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:54 am

bobsandiego wrote:Abandon all hope ye who enter....

sorry, wrong script.

LINE!

*ah hem*

Welcome, everyone here is happy to serve you. We've got the most glorious oven...

(Storms off comes back with new pages)

Really, have a good time, don't in rejectomancy, and remember we're all here to support, help, and spread rum and cookies.


This made me laugh out loud. wotf019 Thanks for the welcome! And so far, I'm liking my rejections. Maybe I've just run into good editors because they all offer helpful crit that I can avoid in the future.

First time winners, eh? Who knows.
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Postby liz » Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:40 am

rebeccy88 wrote:Hello everyone- new here. Planning to enter the contest after working on a story for about a year now. This looks like a great community and I hope to learn as much as I can. wotf013

Currently writing to you all from Boston!


Welcome wotf008

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Postby Elliot Andrews » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:26 am

Hello group! I heard about the contest a year ago and have been mulling it over ever since. I've got a couple story ideas brewing but nothing ready for submission yet. The forum seems pretty interesting -- I can't wait to interact with other writers and readers and learn what I can. :)

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 13, 2015 1:58 pm

Welcome, good sir Elliot. I'm relatively new myself, but this forum seems to be fun and interesting. Enjoy your stay here! :)
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Postby storysinger » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:46 am

Welcome to the forum Elliot. Turn those ideas to stories and submit. You can do it. wotf010
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Postby OldDarth » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:49 am

Hey all!

Greetings from Canada.

Long time SF Fan here - grew up with the original Star Trek which tells you my vintage. wotf003 It's only in the last few years that I've developed the sense of confidence to begin writing. Grew up with the masters from the previous generation ie Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Bradbury, Ellison, Pohl, Sturgeon, Farmer etc

Kept up with the field and it has been very wonderful to see the field progress from those earlier days to become a much more mature one with works that contain not only amazing ideas but such wonderfully realized and complex characters.

These are heady times.

Of course, the evolution of the genre means new writers must stand on the shoulders of previous and current masters of the field and reach for a writing bar that has been set much higher. But hey, who doesn't like a challenge!

So I've submitted my first piece to WOTF for the recent quarter and received a Silver Honourable Mention which, as you can imagine, is a wonderful boost. Now to craft a story that will take me to the next level!

Best of writing to you all!

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Postby preston » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:35 pm

Welcome, Lou, and congrats on your Silver. That's pretty spiffy! And yes, I agree, this field has grown in all kinds of ways. Good luck on your future entries.

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Postby storysinger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:58 am

Welcome to the forum Lou. SHM is awesome, congratulations.
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Postby OldDarth » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:28 am

Thanks Storysinger and Preston.

Same wishes to you.
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Postby Ghosthack » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:31 pm

Welp, another log on the digital fire...


Hi all, just submitted my first.
No pressure.
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Postby kentagions » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:07 am

- Great start, Lou! Welcome to the forum, where all of your dreams of avarice will come true. I sleep with my laptop open to the Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique forum and let the knowledge sink in subconsciously. And it works! So far I am completely unaware of how much more knowledge I possess.

- Welcome Ghosthack. That first entry is like leaving your infant to a babysitter for the first time. You'll never be more nervous or anxious awaiting a result in all of your life. You'll find, unfortunately, that you'll never be less nervous or anxious awaiting results for any subsequent submissions you might have to make.

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:04 am

Oh my! I haven't dropped by here for some time and look what happens - not only do lots of new people arrive but some of them have nearly won the competition already. Now this showeth a lack of discipline sirrahs: how canst thou work thy way up from the bottom if thou startest at the top?

Mayhap during thy brief sojourn in this vale of tears thou wilt encounter the wreckage left behind by those who have voyaged this way before. Nay rather I should say attempted to go before but grounded on the deadly sandbanks and shoals that protect the sheltered haven of the annual awards show.

One such now bids thee welcome. Only remember to clap thy hands, spin widdershins and recite a suitable cantrip and who knows? Thou mayest ...

Shiver me timbers, Ishmael, you don't half spout some bilge. Why not just say hello and welcome?

Hello and welcome.

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Postby MattDovey » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:38 am

Probably long overdue for me to sign up here.

Hi! I'm Matt. In August 2012 I thought two foolish things:
* "I'm really broke this month. I know, I should sell some fiction! That'll help with money."
* "I've got some really good stuff already. It'll sell straight away! The world will be falling over itself to rain plaudits down upon me."

Suffice to say, the three years since have had a distinct lack of payments and praise. But still! If we weren't all a little arrogant, we'd never send anything out, right? The constant rollercoaster between utter conviction and desperate fear is part of the journey.

I've had six entries in WoTF so far, two of which were Honourable Mentions, and one of which I'm still waiting on a final answer for, which is as much I think I'm allowed to say, but it's doing well, y'know? wotf011

I've been a critter for the last couple of years and done a lot of learning there, I have listened to every single episode in the Writing Excuses archive (what else am I to do on an hour long commute?), and I will win this bloody contest even if I have to outlive the rest of the human race such that I'm the only actual entrant in a given quarter.
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby storysinger » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:29 am

Congrats on your progress Matt and good luck. Sounds like you may not have to wait that long for success.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:09 am

Welcome Matt of the winking smiley.
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Postby Jason Parker » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:26 am

Hi. I found Writers of the Future through David Farland's newsletter. I made my first submission to the contest this quarter and I'm looking forward to making another next quarter. Nice to meet you.
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Postby Ishmael » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:45 am

Greetings and good luck Matt and Jason.

You don't have to be mad to enter this competition, but it can help.

That's enough, Long John.
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Postby RandallHzr » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:21 pm

thanks
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Postby storysinger » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:22 pm

Welcome to the forum and good luck with the contest Randal and Jason. You may have found your sweet spot.
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Postby Randy Hulshizer » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:24 am

Hi, I'm Randy from Pennsylvania. I recently submitted a story to the WotF contest for the first time. Nice to meet all of you.
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Postby storysinger » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:16 am

Welcome Randy. Best of luck with your story.
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Postby Jason Parker » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:57 am

Nice to meet you, storysinger. I'm also in Pensacola. Well, Gulf Breeze. And I also play guitar. Funny.
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Postby storysinger » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:15 am

That's cool Jason. Gives merit to the saying it's a small world after all. I've sent you a PM.
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby petersluken » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:08 pm

Howdy all,

I'm Luke from Orem, Utah. Strictly speaking I'm not a new user, but it's been a good long while. I guess I'm ready for more punishment from this contest. wotf007

Best of luck to all who are submitting this quarter.

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Postby preston » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:28 pm

petersluken wrote:Howdy all,

I'm Luke from Orem, Utah. Strictly speaking I'm not a new user, but it's been a good long while. I guess I'm ready for more punishment from this contest. wotf007

Best of luck to all who are submitting this quarter.


A glutton for punishment? You'll fit right in! Welcome, and never give up!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby liz » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:18 am

Wow, lot's of new people! Welcome everyone, this is a good place to be wotf007


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