NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:31 pm

Welcome aboard, Myra! Glad you found us!

All that writing counts! That's hundreds of thousands of words over twelve years. Nice! No wonder you got an HM for your first try. HM means you wrote a good story that got sent to Dave by the first reader. He gave you an HM because your writing shows promise and he wants to see more from you. Thousands from around the world submit each quarter. Only a few hundred get those (except this time--it was a crazy good quarter and it will be way up from normal). Put it on your wall and be proud!

It's WotF, but no biggie. Others do WOTF.

Enjoy all the knowledge and support here. Do post on the quarterly topic you are entering. And there's a folder where you can do critique swaps as well.

Dive in and have fun!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Pezel » Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:15 am

A long-time lurker with 2 hms from the distant past, I've finally gathered the gumption to join the fold. I'm certain this is where I need to be, and I hope to be an active participant from here on. So excited! wotf046

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Dom » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:21 pm

Hi All,

I've been writing fantasy for a couple of years now (first book of a trilogy completed) and found WotF this year. I had a couple of short stories I'd written to set up the world of my fantasy series, so on a whim I sent one in for Q3 and got an HM. Sent in another for Q4 and another HM, so at least I'm consistent! And I was very pleased to get HM's.

Haven't written anything specifically for this contest, which is what I think I'd have to do to have any chance at winning (it's pretty obvious that my previous entries are part of something bigger, though they are complete stories on their own). I have a couple of appropriate sci-fi concepts in my writer's notebook, but between a full time job, taking care of family obligations, and working on my second novel, it's hard to find time. But I will get there. Love the way you all encourage and root for each other. Very refreshing!

I don't have a critique group or any contact with other writers, so this is a good place to start - so many passionate people writing in the genres I love!

Dom

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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:17 am

Welcome, Pezel and Dom!

Join in the quarterly twitching. V.37 is in the past.
Long live V.38!
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:33 pm

Welcome, Pezel! If you got 2 HMs in the past, you can do it again! It's just like riding a bicycle, you get back on and it all comes back to you.

Enjoy the support and knowledge shared. There is much here to help you on your quest.

Cheers!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:38 pm

Dom wrote:Hi All,

I don't have a critique group or any contact with other writers, so this is a good place to start - so many passionate people writing in the genres I love!

Dom


Welcome aboard, Dom!

This is the best place to start! Everyone here is working at improving their craft and supporting one another. That said, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Stay out of the cantina and you'll probably be okay. They mostly come out at night. Mostly...

Enjoy!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Dom » Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:40 pm

Haha, thanks for the warning! I'll keep my eyes open, especially if I come online at night.

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby bytheseraph » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:23 am

Hello!

My pen name's R.J. El.

Virgo sun/Scorpio ascendant/Aries moon/ENTJ

I'm a high school student who loves to combine mythological elements with those of the modern occult, and I'm stoked to be a part of this competition. This is my first time participating in any writer's contests, and hopefully I'll get to learn some new things along the way.

I'm currently reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and greatly admire his writing style (Now on book five if anyone wants to discuss). Some other personal favorites include Sanderson, Peake, Herbert, Wilde, Dickens and I'm flipping my coins for Rothfuss. You can tell I'm a cliche lol.

I've been designing a universe of my own for the last seven years and someday hope to write a fantasy novel that's big enough to contain this world. The work I'm submitting for this competition barely does this world justice, like a lick of sunfire that lights a candle. The real sun is still in the works, and probably will be until my last hours in retirement :)

I'm happy to make new friends here!
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:18 am

What an illuminating, poetic introduction!
Welcome a-board.
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:50 am

bytheseraph wrote:Hello!

My pen name's R.J. El.

Virgo sun/Scorpio ascendant/Aries moon/ENTJ

I'm a high school student who loves to combine mythological elements with those of the modern occult, and I'm stoked to be a part of this competition. This is my first time participating in any writer's contests, and hopefully I'll get to learn some new things along the way.

I'm currently reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and greatly admire his writing style (Now on book five if anyone wants to discuss). Some other personal favorites include Sanderson, Peake, Herbert, Wilde, Dickens and I'm flipping my coins for Rothfuss. You can tell I'm a cliche lol.

I've been designing a universe of my own for the last seven years and someday hope to write a fantasy novel that's big enough to contain this world. The work I'm submitting for this competition barely does this world justice, like a lick of sunfire that lights a candle. The real sun is still in the works, and probably will be until my last hours in retirement :)

I'm happy to make new friends here!


Welcome aboard, bytheseraph!

You have good taste in your reads! You'll find a great group of writers here, focused on writing professional stories. There's a critique swap folder and all kinds of writing and contest tips, just waiting to be discovered! Look around, and do post in the quarter you plan to submit to. It gives you accountability, but more importantly, a place to be supported and to cheer others on!

Have fun!

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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby Reuben » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:00 am

bytheseraph wrote:Hello!

My pen name's R.J. El.

Virgo sun/Scorpio ascendant/Aries moon/ENTJ

I'm a high school student who loves to combine mythological elements with those of the modern occult, and I'm stoked to be a part of this competition. This is my first time participating in any writer's contests, and hopefully I'll get to learn some new things along the way.

I'm currently reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series and greatly admire his writing style (Now on book five if anyone wants to discuss). Some other personal favorites include Sanderson, Peake, Herbert, Wilde, Dickens and I'm flipping my coins for Rothfuss. You can tell I'm a cliche lol.

I've been designing a universe of my own for the last seven years and someday hope to write a fantasy novel that's big enough to contain this world. The work I'm submitting for this competition barely does this world justice, like a lick of sunfire that lights a candle. The real sun is still in the works, and probably will be until my last hours in retirement :)

I'm happy to make new friends here!


Wow, that's quite the introduction. And a world you've been working on for seven years! Good to have another teenager here, welcome aboard and good luck!
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
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