NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby preston » Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:17 pm

Always Adventure wrote:I've posted on the forum a few times, but I never introduced myself. In order not to be completely antisocial, I will now do so. I am a lawyer near Washington, DC. I have entered the contest twice so far, although nothing but rejections have been forthcoming. I don't have so much time to write, but when an idea strikes me, and I do write a story, I will try my luck with WOTF. I think I will enter this quarter.


Welcome, Always Adventure. Yes, you must enter each quarter. It is the best way to win!
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Postby storysinger » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:57 am

[quote="Always Adventure"] I will try my luck with WOTF. I think I will enter this quarter.
Entering really improves your chances ay winning. wotf019

Welcome always adventure. Best of luck in the contest
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Postby Aria Adams » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:12 am

Thank you all, and good luck to you as well wotf011

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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:08 am

Are we related? wotf015

I say we win at the same time and confuse the heck out of everyone!
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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Always Adventure wrote:I've posted on the forum a few times, but I never introduced myself. In order not to be completely antisocial, I will now do so. I am a lawyer near Washington, DC. I have entered the contest twice so far, although nothing but rejections have been forthcoming. I don't have so much time to write, but when an idea strikes me, and I do write a story, I will try my luck with WOTF. I think I will enter this quarter.

Welcome-ish, and good luck! :)
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Postby Aria Adams » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:23 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Are we related? wotf015

I say we win at the same time and confuse the heck out of everyone!


wotf003

Sounds like a plan to me!


(on a not particularly related note, can pen names be used for this?)

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:28 pm

Aria Adams wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Are we related? wotf015

I say we win at the same time and confuse the heck out of everyone!


wotf003

Sounds like a plan to me!


(on a not particularly related note, can pen names be used for this?)

Absolutely, just so long as you still meet the requirements.

That is: you can't enter under a pen-name if you're a pro author under your real name, etc.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:14 am

A guy named Chrome Oxide was a published finalist.
Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006
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Postby Dr.Bob » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:16 am

Dustin Adams wrote:A guy named Chrome Oxide was a published finalist.
Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006

wotf006

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Postby austinDm » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:40 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006


wotf019

I wouldn't be surprised if someone's doing this already.

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Postby austinDm » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:43 am

Always Adventure wrote:I've posted on the forum a few times, but I never introduced myself. In order not to be completely antisocial, I will now do so. I am a lawyer near Washington, DC. I have entered the contest twice so far, although nothing but rejections have been forthcoming. I don't have so much time to write, but when an idea strikes me, and I do write a story, I will try my luck with WOTF. I think I will enter this quarter.

Welcome, Always! Don't mind the rejections. Just keep entering. I received nothing but rejections for years before my first HM, and last year's gold winner went straight from rejections to first place. Never stop writing because you never know if the next story will be the one that wins.

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Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 am

austinDm wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006


wotf019

I wouldn't be surprised if someone's doing this already.

Just imagine: a whole VOLUME of stories penned by Bob Writer, in all his many guises. wotf003
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Postby austinDm » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:58 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
austinDm wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006


wotf019

I wouldn't be surprised if someone's doing this already.

Just imagine: a whole VOLUME of stories penned by Bob Writer, in all his many guises. wotf003


One of these days he's going to slip up and reveal who he really is. I'm just waiting for that to happen.

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Postby gower21 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:45 am

austinDm wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
Just imagine: a whole VOLUME of stories penned by Bob Writer, in all his many guises. wotf003


One of these days he's going to slip up and reveal who he really is. I'm just waiting for that to happen.


me too, Austin, me too...

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Postby Ishmael » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:47 am

austinDm wrote:One of these days he's going to slip up and reveal who he really is. I'm just waiting for that to happen.


Oh no I'm not! wotf001
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Postby gower21 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:02 am

Ishmael wrote:
austinDm wrote:One of these days he's going to slip up and reveal who he really is. I'm just waiting for that to happen.


Oh no I'm not! wotf001


LOL!! We'll at least your from the correct Island to be a Bob candidate. Let the speculation fly!!

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Postby austinDm » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:49 pm

gower21 wrote:
Ishmael wrote:
austinDm wrote:One of these days he's going to slip up and reveal who he really is. I'm just waiting for that to happen.


Oh no I'm not! wotf001


LOL!! We'll at least your from the correct Island to be a Bob candidate. Let the speculation fly!!

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Since Bob Writer joined before Ishmael, that must mean Bob Writer is the real one and Ishmael his alter ego! wotf015

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Postby Ishmael » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:09 am

austinDm wrote:Since Bob Writer joined before Ishmael, that must mean Bob Writer is the real one and Ishmael his alter ego! wotf015


Ishmael is certainly somebody's alter ego. wotf007

Actually 'Oh no I'm not! wotf001' escaped from the blog section.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:09 pm

Ishmael wrote:
austinDm wrote:Since Bob Writer joined before Ishmael, that must mean Bob Writer is the real one and Ishmael his alter ego! wotf015


Ishmael is certainly somebody's alter ego. wotf007

Actually 'Oh no I'm not! wotf001' escaped from the blog section.



Could be that Writer Bob was the scout that checked everything out for this altered ego. (spelling done on purpose)


But escaped from the blog section????? I mean really old chap, how provincial.
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Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:57 am

If we don't keep them shut up in the blog section the pesky little blighters get everywhere. Next thing you know they'll be writing to the newspapers.
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What's that? Already did? Oh no, there's going to be trouble. If there's one guy that people really hate to hear from it's an economist with bad news.
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Postby Icynova » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Hello. It seems that we are a global community. My background is in technology and government, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I submitted my first story with a blind eye to what is 'expected'. Still, it plays to my dreams of everlasting significance to the human species.
I'm not sure what anyone is looking for in a story, but if it makes me cry while writing it, then surely it will have an impact on some readers. I love you all for aspiring to significance, and I hope to reach you with a message. If not today, or this year, then I will keep trying...
Hug you all.
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Postby storysinger » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:15 am

Welcome to the forum Icynova.

You've found an empathic community that will help in your learning and growth as a writer and fellow human.

Enjoy wotf008 .
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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:57 pm

Welcome, Icy. wotf008

My wife's from Colorado Springs, although now we're both in Oregon.

If you haven't submitted your story for Q2 V31 yet (deadline end of March), you might want to consider checking out the critique section here to see whether other entrants think what you're turning in is in line with the contest's expectations.

Good luck to you in any case!
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Postby austinDm » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:23 am

Welcome, Icy!

If you've successfully struck the emotional chords you mention in your post, I think you have a good shot. Of course, emotional appeal is only one aspect of a story, but it is a useful one. As Frost said: "no pain/joy/tears for the writer, no pain/joy/tears for the reader."

Good luck wotf007

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Postby Santana » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:32 am

Hi - time to stop lurking and start participating. Despite my call sign I'm male and English. I live to confuse. I've submitted to the contest a few times now and again (never managed regularly. Must manage regularly). I've gathered a couple of HM's along the way plus some R's I'm trying to forget about. And I survived the first cut this round, which made me happy. You all seem like nice supportive people so it would be good to join in.
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Postby tmaulhardt » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:53 am

Welcome to the forum, Santana!
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Postby s_c_baker » Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:11 am

Welcome to delurker land, Santana. wotf007
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Postby storysinger » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:18 pm

Welcome Santana
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Postby Meg » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:07 am

This seems to be the place to make introductions, so - hi! I'm new to all aspects of this thing except the writing, but when I found this forum, I thought I ought to join. I actually just finished my first ever entry for Writers of the Future, and I'm anticipating being around here for the forseeable future. Looking forward to sharing this experience with you fine folks!

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Postby storysinger » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:28 am

Happy to welcome you to the forum Meg. Good luck on your entry.
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