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Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:57 pm

lighte88 wrote:Hey!
My name is David Grapengeter, pen name David Grape, and I am a new user.
I have written a score or so if short fiction and have submitted two so far to the contest. I work offshore as a commercial diver and do most of my writing when I am on the boat.



Not too late this time

Howdy there, partner. Nice to have your company as we mosey around this right nice place.

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Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:58 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:Hello, everyone!

I think I skipped this step. My name is Ben Jacobson (Benjamin on bylines because I have to use the name for something). I've been writing for about 5 years now. I've sold around 10 stories to smaller markets. I've been submitting to the contest off and on for about 2 years now. My record is an Honorable Mention, a rejection, a Semi-finalist and a Finalist (judgement pending). I used to spend a lot of time on Scribophile and I highly recommend it. I'm glad to have another place to talk about writing. Especially one so focused on my chosen genres. I could go on, but it gets less interesting from there.

Good to be here,

-Ben


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Postby qrparker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:07 pm

Taylor wrote:Hello everyone,
I am new in this forum.I am Taylor.Hope you all are fine.I am working as a consultant in a money lending forum.I have something to discussed here.Hope have a nice time in this forum.


Hey, Taylor. My name is Quintn Parker. I've read these forums before, but I'm going to begin submitting so I wanted to participate. Glad to be here!

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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:25 pm

qrparker wrote:
Taylor wrote:Hello everyone,
I am new in this forum.I am Taylor.Hope you all are fine.I am working as a consultant in a money lending forum.I have something to discussed here.Hope have a nice time in this forum.


Hey, Taylor. My name is Quintn Parker. I've read these forums before, but I'm going to begin submitting so I wanted to participate. Glad to be here!

Welcome, Quintn!

I may be wrong, but 'Taylor' looks like a spambot. Nice to meet you, in any case! wotf008
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Postby BenjaminJacobson » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:58 pm

Spambots need love, too. You'll be eating your words when Taylor.Hope is the first AI to win WotF. wotf024

Welcome Quintn (Won't comment on curious spelling or give into dread that perhaps the whole internet is spambots and I'm the only human on it, or am I?) wotf018

-Ben

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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:35 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:Spambots need love, too. You'll be eating your words when Taylor.Hope is the first AI to win WotF. wotf024

Welcome Quintn (Won't comment on curious spelling or give into dread that perhaps the whole internet is spambots and I'm the only human on it, or am I?) wotf018

-Ben

No, Ben, I'm real too. This link has serious evidence that I am real why do you not click it it is not at all a virus or advertisement I promise seriously have you clicked it yet why don't you click it Ben don't you believe me Ben OH MY GOD I LOVE YOU BEN IN A TOTALLY NON-ROMANTIC WAY AS WE ARE BOTH MARRIED TO OTHER PEOPLE. wotf005 wotf005 wotf005

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Postby BenjaminJacobson » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:40 pm

RickRoll'd! wotf010

Called it but still clicked it, damn my curious nature.

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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:41 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:RickRoll'd! wotf010

Called it but still clicked it, damn my curious nature.

-Ben

It was fairly obvious... wotf001
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Postby tmaulhardt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:14 pm

Hi,

I'm Terry Madden, and am glad to have found WotF!!
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Postby s_c_baker » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:01 am

tmaulhardt wrote:Hi,

I'm Terry Madden, and am glad to have found WotF!!

Welcome, Terry! wotf007
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Postby austinDm » Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:15 am

tmaulhardt wrote:Hi,

I'm Terry Madden, and am glad to have found WotF!!

Welcome aboard, Terry!

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Postby Ishmael » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:47 pm

Hello and welcome to all humans who have recently signed up. As for any non-humans, spambots, artificial intelligences et.al., well, you have probably come to the right place too. On the other hand if I get beaten by a story about Venus written by a Venusian then I want compensation in the form of a free round trip to your home planet.

Would Terry be the same Terry Madden who is a 30/1 Finalist or are there two Terry Maddens out there?
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Postby qrparker » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:15 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:Spambots need love, too. You'll be eating your words when Taylor.Hope is the first AI to win WotF. wotf024

Welcome Quintn (Won't comment on curious spelling or give into dread that perhaps the whole internet is spambots and I'm the only human on it, or am I?) wotf018

-Ben

Nice to meet you, Ben! You're right, I am a firm Artificial Intelligence Rights Activist. As for my name, that is the correct spelling. I honestly have no idea why it is spelled that way. I used to make up stories about it, but now I just appreciate its use as an icebreaker.

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Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:55 pm

Ishmael wrote:Hello and welcome to all humans who have recently signed up. As for any non-humans, spambots, artificial intelligences et.al., well, you have probably come to the right place too. On the other hand if I get beaten by a story about Venus written by a Venusian then I want compensation in the form of a free round trip to your home planet.

Would Terry be the same Terry Madden who is a 30/1 Finalist or are there two Terry Maddens out there?

I am a finalist, and quaking in my boots while biting my nails to the nub....
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:58 pm

tmaulhardt wrote:
Ishmael wrote:Hello and welcome to all humans who have recently signed up. As for any non-humans, spambots, artificial intelligences et.al., well, you have probably come to the right place too. On the other hand if I get beaten by a story about Venus written by a Venusian then I want compensation in the form of a free round trip to your home planet.

Would Terry be the same Terry Madden who is a 30/1 Finalist or are there two Terry Maddens out there?

I am a finalist, and quaking in my boots while biting my nails to the nub....

Crossing my fingers for you, Terry. wotf007 (Benjamin Jacobson is also a finalist, and is another recent forum joiner. Maybe you can quake in your boots together and relieve the agony somewhat.)
Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
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Postby tmaulhardt » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:42 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
tmaulhardt wrote:
Ishmael wrote:Hello and welcome to all humans who have recently signed up. As for any non-humans, spambots, artificial intelligences et.al., well, you have probably come to the right place too. On the other hand if I get beaten by a story about Venus written by a Venusian then I want compensation in the form of a free round trip to your home planet.

Would Terry be the same Terry Madden who is a 30/1 Finalist or are there two Terry Maddens out there?

I am a finalist, and quaking in my boots while biting my nails to the nub....

Crossing my fingers for you, Terry. wotf007 (Benjamin Jacobson is also a finalist, and is another recent forum joiner. Maybe you can quake in your boots together and relieve the agony somewhat.)


Thanks S_C. Quaking together is always better than quaking alone. This looks like a great collection of writers I've found. I'm excited.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:03 pm

qrparker wrote:Hey, Taylor. My name is Quintn Parker. I've read these forums before, but I'm going to begin submitting so I wanted to participate. Glad to be here!



Be welcome here. Nice place to visit even though I'm not sure about actually living here--unless you're an AI or a Gator or an evil Martin.

Are you related to the Quintn of Sliders?


In either case do be careful as you explore and make the rounds, you never know when you will run into a.....




Someone who makes a comment showing just how crazy we are.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:06 pm

tmaulhardt wrote:Hi,

I'm Terry Madden, and am glad to have found WotF!!



Nice to meet you. Sounds like you found the right place and you're fit in with most here.


Congrats on the Finalist.



And is there any word on when you will know the rest of the story?
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Postby tmaulhardt » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:31 am

The big gala is over, so I am hoping the judges will have time for Q1 soon. wotf004
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Postby morshana » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:22 am

Welcome to Quintn and Terry!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:49 pm

tmaulhardt wrote:The big gala is over, so I am hoping the judges will have time for Q1 soon. wotf004


Actually, Q1 has been judged and announced. It's Q2 that's up next. Contest quarters are not calendar quarters.

Ben Wolverton, son of coordinating judge Dave Farland (Wolverton), was in a very bad longboarding accident two weeks ago. He's still in and out of consciousness, and I'm not sure if he's officially out of the coma yet. Things are very stressed right now.

So as much as we would all like to see results, we'll have to be patient. In my opinion, Dave showed the highest professionalism by flying from his son's hospital bed to Los Angeles for the workshop and the gala. Now it's time for him to be with his son and his wife and the rest of the family. We've had long quarters before. We'll get through this one like we did last year when we lost K.D.: together, with a lot of shared sympathy and humor.

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Postby BenjaminJacobson » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:28 pm

[quote="Martin L. Shoemaker"]

Actually, Q1 has been judged and announced. It's Q2 that's up next. Contest quarters are not calendar quarters.
/quote]

I think Terry's referring to the final placements for Q1, since both he and I are finalists. If I'm correct that's out of Dave Farland's hands and in the laps of the other judges and the contest administration.

-Ben

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:35 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Actually, Q1 has been judged and announced. It's Q2 that's up next. Contest quarters are not calendar quarters.
/quote]

I think Terry's referring to the final placements for Q1, since both he and I are finalists. If I'm correct that's out of Dave Farland's hands and in the laps of the other judges and the contest administration.

-Ben


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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:03 pm

BenjaminJacobson wrote:
I think Terry's referring to the final placements for Q1, since both he and I are finalists. If I'm correct that's out of Dave Farland's hands and in the laps of the other judges and the contest administration.

-Ben



Even though not a finalist--probably not even a HM--I'm still curious too. I'm pulling for one certain person to get in...even more than the others here.
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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:50 am

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

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Postby Ishmael » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:20 am

Hello Claire. Interesting pen name that you have there. I'm wondering whether you pronounce the 'h' ?

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:46 am

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


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Postby s_c_baker » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:57 am

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

hi Claire, and aloha!
One of the best places for me when I started out was scribophile.com, an online writing workshop. (Benjamin Jacobson, a finalist in this year's Q1, also got his start there). We have a WotF group now, so stop on by if you want to!

We also have a critiqueswap sub forum here. Looking forward to getting to know you and your writing, in any case! wotf007
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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:51 am

Ishmael wrote:Hello Claire. Interesting pen name that you have there. I'm wondering whether you pronounce the 'h' ?

Lots of good advice to be found here.



Hi Ishmael, its a silent "h"...it's a splicing of my maiden name (Thomson) and my married name (Bogner).

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Postby Thomner_69 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:53 am

s_c_baker 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

hi Claire, and aloha!
One of the best places for me when I started out was scribophile.com, an online writing workshop. (Benjamin Jacobson, a finalist in this year's Q1, also got his start there). We have a WotF group now, so stop on by if you want to!

We also have a critiqueswap sub forum here. Looking forward to getting to know you and your writing, in any case! wotf007


That sounds perfect!! wotf007 I will definitely have a look..any pointers I can get are always appreciated..I look forward to getting to know you all too!


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