NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby mattj » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:58 pm

Hi! My name is Matt and I currently live and write from Northwest Florida, USA. I've only just recently discovered this contest (and anthology--- good stuff!). Good info here.

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Postby kyle » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:08 pm

Hello, Terry and Matt! Welcome to the forum, and good luck!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:28 pm

Hi, Matt! Nice to meet you!
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Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:45 pm

Welcome, Matt and Terry! Nice to have you here.
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Postby KennaM » Thu May 19, 2011 1:03 pm

Hello all - I lurked for all of an hour before deciding to join up! My name is Kenna, and I actually heard about this contest and submitted a story about two years ago (gosh, has it already been two years?) I've been busy finishing high school since then (no excuse, I know) and tested out early last year. I'm now a freshman at a community college here in the Southern California desert, with high hopes of becoming a novelist one day! In any case, I'm trying to get more serious about my writing, so I decided to join the forum so I could talk with other fiction fans.

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Postby BrennanHarvey » Thu May 19, 2011 1:36 pm

I'm back!
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu May 19, 2011 1:49 pm

BrennanHarvey wrote:I'm back!


He's back!

No better way to return, than to return in style.

Nice work at the awards workshop and gala, Mr. Harvey.
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Postby BrennanHarvey » Thu May 19, 2011 2:05 pm

Thanks, Brad.
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Postby kyle » Thu May 19, 2011 2:15 pm

Welcome, Kenna!

Hello, Brennan!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu May 19, 2011 5:41 pm

KennaM wrote:Hello all - I lurked for all of an hour before deciding to join up! My name is Kenna, and I actually heard about this contest and submitted a story about two years ago (gosh, has it already been two years?)


Welcome aboard, Kenna! I only wish I'd known about the contest at your age. It's a great motivator, and we can all use great motivators.
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Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Postby gower21 » Thu May 19, 2011 6:03 pm

Nice to meet you Kenna!

Your awesome to start out so early. People improve with practice, so in the next few years you'll be unstoppable, I'm betting. I wonder who the youngest winner of the contest is? Could you beat some record out there?

Also nice to see you Brennan Harvey (Sp? - I know ideally could see your post and be able to spell your name right, sorry) - I cant wait to read your story when 27 comes out!

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Postby Grayson Morris » Fri May 20, 2011 12:29 am

Welcome, Kenna! And welcome back, Brennan (I joined between your prior and present appearances here, but your name is Legend :) ).
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Postby LTom » Fri May 20, 2011 10:21 am

Welcome Kenna, and welcome back Brennan. :)
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Postby BrennanHarvey » Fri May 20, 2011 8:18 pm

LTom wrote:Welcome Kenna, and welcome back Brennan. :)

Is that Laurie? My fellow "sibling?"
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Postby soulmirror » Sat May 21, 2011 3:58 pm

Welcome to you, Kenna -- and I'll echo the sentiment that I wish I'd known about the contest many years ago! All the other Illustrators in our workshop literally were young enough to be my kids -- but I feel fortunate because I came home feeling like I'd been irradiated by some sort of Youthful Enthusiasm and Talent ray bomb, just from getting to hang around those amazing artists for a week! So never let your young age (or seasoned age either, comrades) make you think you're somehow not "ready" to compete -- just let the floodgates pour out what you got to show the world!

And I already said it on another thread -- but welcome the heck back, Brennan! The forum's a richer place to have you back among us!

And that's a purty cover art you have in your signature! :) Cliff Nielsen (the cover artist) was one of our great workshop instructors -- and that guy and the others were a gold mine of advice and inspiration!
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Postby dlwhite » Thu May 26, 2011 10:49 am

Hi, everyone! I'm a relatively new writer. I live in Orange County, CA. I got tired of having my story tumble around in my head and decided to start writing it down. That novel lead to a short stroy that I'm trying to finish for the Q3 deadline.

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Postby kyle » Thu May 26, 2011 5:59 pm

Welcome, DL, and good luck!

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu May 26, 2011 6:17 pm

Welcome DL!

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Postby Grayson Morris » Fri May 27, 2011 5:21 am

Welcome, DL!
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Postby Jeff » Fri May 27, 2011 9:41 am

Welcome, DL. Good luck with your writing.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri May 27, 2011 7:38 pm

Welcome aboard, DL!
http://Shoemaker.Space
Other worlds from award-winning author Martin L. Shoemaker

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
NNiNN

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Postby JoeyJordan » Sun May 29, 2011 10:08 am

Grayson Morris wrote:And welcome back, Brennan (I joined between your prior and present appearances here, but your name is Legend :) ).


Brennan 8) How does it feel to be a legend my dear sir.... :wink:

And to the new folks! Welcome, welcome... wonderful to meet you all... I'll get back into the swing of popping on here more often again. Too many big gaps then I lose out in what's going on...
Watch me, I understand I am powerful, now see what I become when I am focused and truely understand myself......

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Postby soulmirror » Sun May 29, 2011 11:47 am

Ha! Better one's name be 'legend' than 'legion' right? :)
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Postby Inspector Karamazov » Mon May 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Hey there, I'm Inspector Karamazov. I'm gonna try and win this quater. Because money = pays for college. :p

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Postby Grayson Morris » Tue May 31, 2011 12:03 am

Welcome, Inspector! And good luck to you.
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Postby kyle » Tue May 31, 2011 6:15 am

Welcome, Inspector Karamazov! Best of luck to you!

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Postby kaigal » Tue May 31, 2011 5:23 pm

Hello I am new here but not to the universe of writing. Hoping to try my luck with the WotF contest against you seasoned sci-fi writers. I come from the land of fantasy realm, which is down the street and five blocks over. I think. -looks at a map- I think that's how I got here. ^.^
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 31, 2011 6:17 pm

Welcome, kaigal! But don't think this is a contest only for science fiction! Fantasy is well represented in the contest as well. I don't have my copy of Volume 26 here to do a precise count; but I know the very first story in there was fantasy, and it was by no means the only one. Submit your best story, whether it be fantasy or science fiction.
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
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Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Postby kaigal » Tue May 31, 2011 6:35 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome, kaigal! But don't think this is a contest only for science fiction! Fantasy is well represented in the contest as well. I don't have my copy of Volume 26 here to do a precise count; but I know the very first story in there was fantasy, and it was by no means the only one. Submit your best story, whether it be fantasy or science fiction.


Tis my first sci-fi, I merely meant that I'm normally in the fantasy realm but I do traverse over into other areas. Thanks though for the concern ^.^
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Postby Jordan Lapp » Tue May 31, 2011 7:02 pm

Kaigal,

My winning story was fantasy. If you write fantasy, then submit that to the contest!
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