NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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monica
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby monica » Fri May 22, 2020 8:03 pm

Hi all. Just exploring this forum for now, but hope to make full use of it. I primarily write epic fantasy, but I do write some short stories as well. I plan to enter the contest at some point but i need to get a feel for the sort of story that might work. I hope to get lots of insights from the folks here. :) thanks in advance for all your advice and help :D
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Shockhawk
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Shockhawk » Sat May 23, 2020 4:22 am

Welcome Monica!

I’m new here as well but I do know the best way to determine what type of story might work is by reading many of the past winners. If you go to the main writers of the future website you can sign up and receive a free electronic copy of one of the yearly volumes... this will have quite a few winning stories to give you a good gauge.

If your anything like me you’ll get sucked in and order the newest volume and starter pack of 7 volumes (each containing 12 winning stories) and have a great idea of the type of stories in no time. Either way I recommend starting with the free electronic volume and going from there!!

Anyways welcome and good luck with your writing!!

Shockhawk
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monica
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby monica » Sat May 23, 2020 9:22 am

Thanks Shockhawk. Great idea :)
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby crlisle » Sat May 23, 2020 2:33 pm

Cool logo Shockhawk.
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Shockhawk » Sat May 23, 2020 2:38 pm

Thanks crlilse!! It only required like 3 plus hours to find one hawk icon picture to meet the qualifications to be my avatar.
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby chuckt » Sun May 24, 2020 5:12 am

Welcome Monica and Shockhawk!
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue May 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Welcome aboard, Monica!

You've come to the right place to figure out how to write a story that can win this contest. Winners come from here every year. We grow 'em like apples. wotf001

Do take the Writers of the Future Online Writing Workshop. By the end of the workshop, you'll have written a story! Just click on the WotF Homepage to find it!

Shockhawk has the right idea about reading the latest volumes. They show you what type of stories the judges like.

Best of success!

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