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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:59 am

Wulf Moon wrote:Dustin,

One of my favorite phrases, and I had it taped to my monitor for years, was from a Star Wars movie. Qui-Gon Jin said it:

"Your focus determines your reality."

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Postby Ayman » Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:44 pm

Hi,
I am Ayman from Pakistan, currently living in Qatar. I submitted my first WOTF story this march. Currently working on another story for a different contest. I am new to short stories and learning new things every day.

Ayman

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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:25 pm

Welcome, Ayman! I saw your submission post elsewhere, but am officially welcoming you into the group here! Winners come from all over the world, even Iran and Turkey this year! Look around, learn much, and keep writing! Welcome to the Forum!

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Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:58 am

Ayman wrote:Hi,
I am Ayman from Pakistan, currently living in Qatar. I submitted my first WOTF story this march. Currently working on another story for a different contest. I am new to short stories and learning new things every day.

Ayman

Welcome to the forums. Coming here for information, support, and communal fretting over results is half the fun of submitting to WotF.
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Postby storysinger » Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:50 am

Welcome Ayman, you've found a great place to come to for help and encouragement from people who really care about each other, enjoy.
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Postby JCArcher » Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:56 pm

Hey, everyone, I'm J.C. Some of you I met at Superstars this past February, I know some of you from the Utah fantasy writing community, and the rest of you I'm super excited to get to know! I've submitted to the contest five times with three honorable mentions (and last quarter still unknown of course), and I have NO idea why it's taken me this long to finally register for the forums. wotf017 But I'm here now and looking forward to interacting!

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:14 pm

JCArcher wrote:Hey, everyone, I'm J.C. Some of you I met at Superstars this past February, I know some of you from the Utah fantasy writing community, and the rest of you I'm super excited to get to know! I've submitted to the contest five times with three honorable mentions (and last quarter still unknown of course), and I have NO idea why it's taken me this long to finally register for the forums. wotf017 But I'm here now and looking forward to interacting!

Hello and welcome! You know me from Superstars as M. Elizabeth Ticknor, but you are of course free to call me Liz. wotf007
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Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:23 pm

JCArcher wrote:Hey, everyone, I'm J.C. Some of you I met at Superstars this past February, I know some of you from the Utah fantasy writing community, and the rest of you I'm super excited to get to know! I've submitted to the contest five times with three honorable mentions (and last quarter still unknown of course), and I have NO idea why it's taken me this long to finally register for the forums. wotf017 But I'm here now and looking forward to interacting!


Hey, J.C.! Good to see you on here! I may look like a vegetable on here, but this is Leah :) hopefully someday soon you'll get to use everyone's favorite forum emoji: wotf059
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Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:16 pm

Welcome to the forum, JC! I was at Superstars, but don't recall that we met. Jog my memory if we did. Glad you found us! Have fun sharing with the group! Lot's of experience here, and most of the conversation happens in the current quarter topic.

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Postby JCArcher » Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:50 pm

Wulf- I have a picture up now so you may remember seeing me. I don't think that we got to really interact but you were sitting not too far behind me and to my right most of the weekend.

And YAY Liz and Leah! I know you! <3

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Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:19 pm

JCArcher wrote:Wulf- I have a picture up now so you may remember seeing me. I don't think that we got to really interact but you were sitting not too far behind me and to my right most of the weekend.

And YAY Liz and Leah! I know you! <3


Sorry we didn't meet, but glad you got to know Liz and Leah!

See you in the Forum!

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Postby Vaughn Carlo » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:52 am

HELLLLO, EVERYBODY!

You can call me Vaughn (one of my pen-names, haha)

I plan to enter this contest for the first time in Q3!

I've been writing, pretty much longer than I've been reading. Literally. I remember making up stories, and then scribbling random letters on paper to pretend it was a real book, and then pretend to read it to my parents as a bed-time story

I write a lot of speculative fiction (obviously), but also enjoy writing just about all other genres of fiction. From Westerns, to Suspense Thrillers, to Political Espionage, to Historical Fiction and Alternate History. I'm also working on a couple screenplays, I also write stand-up comedy, and a lot of rap/hiphop lyrics.

I look forward to chatting with the community here, and finishing my submission to the contest!

Cheers!

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Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:08 pm

Welcome aboard, Vaughn. Your writing sounds diverse, and that's a good thing when entering Writers of the Future. Do comment in the quarter topic you are entering, where you'll find the most support. Thanks for introducing yourself and enjoy the wealth of information on this forum!

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Postby Ayman » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:17 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Welcome, Ayman! I saw your submission post elsewhere, but am officially welcoming you into the group here! Winners come from all over the world, even Iran and Turkey this year! Look around, learn much, and keep writing! Welcome to the Forum!

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Thank you. I was just checking your super-secret workshop. Lots of things to learn for me.

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Postby Ayman » Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:18 pm

JVAshley wrote:
Ayman wrote:Hi,
I am Ayman from Pakistan, currently living in Qatar. I submitted my first WOTF story this march. Currently working on another story for a different contest. I am new to short stories and learning new things every day.

Ayman

Welcome to the forums. Coming here for information, support, and communal fretting over results is half the fun of submitting to WotF.



Yes, it all seems exciting.

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Postby TheGreatToddman » Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:03 am

Hello everyone,

My name is Todd, and I just realized last night that this forum existed. I see that I've been missing out. From all of the topics I've read, this seems like a very positive place to workshop ideas and get creative writing advice.

A bit about me, I only started writing fiction about 6 months ago. Prior to that, the whole of my writing experience was in non-fiction as a freelance sports writer covering Boxing in the D/M/V area. I have no formal writing training past 100 level college composition.

Last November, my fiance challenged me to give fiction a try when I commented that writing it "must be far easier than non-fiction. You have your entire imagination to fuel the story. With non-fiction, I have to take something boring and make it fun." I'll now gladly eat that roasted crow and say writing fiction is quite difficult.

I've written a few short stories since, and think I'm improving. Late last year, I worked up my nerve and decided to submit a story to a contest, the Writers of the Future Quarter 1, 2020 contest. I'm very humbled to have recieved Honorable Mention for my work and look forward to submitting more.

That led me to finding this forum, where I hope to learn and further sharpen my craft so, in a perfect world, I can be a paid author one day.

Stay safe out there. Stay home and write!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:26 am

Hi Todd,

HM is no joke. Congrats!

Be sure to post in the quarterly threads if you need/want to do any swaps. And check out the 450 swap thread. I've heard it said that we spend 90% of our time writing the first 10% of the story!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:47 pm

Welcome aboard,TheGreatToddman!

Good on you for getting an HM your first try. You'll find lots of help in here to help you take that even higher. Don't forget to do the Writers of the Future Online Workshop. It's a little taste of what the full meal deal in Hollywood is like!

Be sure to post in the quarter you plan to enter. Say hi there as well, as most check the current quarter topic frequently.

Have fun and keep landing those punches!

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Postby storysinger » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:54 pm

HM on your first try is very good wotf010 . Congrats on that, hope to read your comments on the other threads.
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Postby TheGreatToddman » Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:14 am

Thanks for the warm welcome wotf007
Take care of yourself.

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Postby Reuben » Mon May 04, 2020 11:37 am

Hi, my name is Reuben. I've wanted to write stories ever since the summer of fourth grade when I started my epic novel (which I lost).
I live in New York still living in my parents house. Don't judge me too harshly yet, though, I turn 20 in november.

I've submitted two stories to WotF so far, I haven't got the reject back on the second though, so there's still room to hope. Looking forward!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon May 04, 2020 2:28 pm

Welcome, Reuben! Love the sandwich! What's the secret sauce? : )

You've come to the right place to help you up your game! Look around, and do comment on the quarter you've entered. My recommendation? Make it your goal to enter EVERY quarter, never fail, come what may! And tap into critique topics in here to get eyes on your story. There's some sharp shooters in here!

Welcome aboard and best of success on your Q2!

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Postby Reuben » Mon May 04, 2020 5:38 pm

Thanks, I'll keep looking for that sauce!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon May 04, 2020 5:54 pm

Reuben wrote:Thanks, I'll keep looking for that sauce!


Heh. There's plenty of secret sauce in Moon's SUPER SECRETS. One or two of those might be just the thing to top your manuscript sandwich with!

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Postby chuckt » Wed May 13, 2020 2:16 pm

Welcome Todd, Ahman, JC, and Reuben. Glad to have you here.
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Postby Jenny Chasteen » Thu May 14, 2020 6:08 pm

Hi! I'm Jenny, and I've been a writer for as long as I can remember. I've never entered the Contest before, but I'm hoping to learn for a while on the forum and then give it a try!

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Postby SwiftPotato » Thu May 14, 2020 7:00 pm

Welcome to the forum, Jenny! Come chat in the quarterly threads! Glad to have you here.
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Postby BeccaLeeG » Thu May 14, 2020 7:18 pm

Hello! I'm Becca. I've been submitting to WOTF since 2012 when I heard Kevin talk about it at a local conference. I won an Honorable Mention that year and again in 2015 and then I kind of gave up on it (and the dream a little). But last fall I saw Kevin at another conference talking about the contest and it lit the fire in me again. Just got word I won another Honorable Mention for 1st Quarter, so I'm just going to keep working at this! Typing this all out makes Kevin seem like maybe he's the Honorable Mention Fairy? wotf019

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Postby SwiftPotato » Thu May 14, 2020 7:32 pm

Welcome, Becca, and congrats on the HM! I'm sure Kevin would be pleased to know that he is indeed the HM fairy. :)
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Postby AlexH » Fri May 15, 2020 6:28 am

Welcome in, new members up there and down there and on the next page! wotf008

Have you read Wulf's post but still aren't sure? Come on in! We even have dancing bananas.

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