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Todd Jones
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Posts: 71
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Posted by: @cldeming

Hi! I'm newly registered for the forums.

I've been lurking for the past couple of weeks. I entered the contest for the first time for Q4 and am anxiously awaiting the results.

Mr. Green Clare Mr. Green  

Welcome.  Glad to hear you took the first step and entered. There are a ton of helpful hints, and people, in the forum. Take advantage of the advice and continue writing.

 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Weaving Tale
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 11:54 am
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Todd Jones
(@toddjones)
Posts: 71
Bronze Star Member
 
Posted by: @iverrevi

Hello all,

My name is Iver. I heard about WofF and this site from a friend of mine who regularly keeps our group abreast of resources and submissions that we're not aware of. 

I'm happy to be a part of the group. I mostly write epic fantasy set in my world, but have gotten into some collaboration side projects as of late that are going quite well. I've written one novel and two novellas to completion and in various levels of drafting. Currently working on my fourth, which by now you'd think I'd have a plotting and character process down by now, but no. Still working out which tools are the right ones for this story.

I look forward to getting to know you and building our craft together.

 

Iver.

Welcome.

I have been writing off and on for many years with no real direction than my own. That was a huge mistake on my part. Being active in this forum, reading through advice and getting others to help my writing grow over the last year has been awesome. 

So, if you are up for advice and constructive criticism, this is the place to hone your skill.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Weaving Tale
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 11:59 am
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Todd Jones
(@toddjones)
Posts: 71
Bronze Star Member
 
Posted by: @aivanther

Good Morning everyone.  I'm a long time lurker, probably about 2 years after I completed the online class in...August 2020?  Anyway, I finally decided I should sign up for accountability, maybe some critique swapping, etc.

Congrats on taking the step to be active in the forum.

 

Welcome.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Weaving Tale
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 12:00 pm
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Todd Jones
(@toddjones)
Posts: 71
Bronze Star Member
 
Posted by: @jenvander

Hello, I'm new here. I write mostly fantasy and occasionally science fiction, though the science fiction leans toward science fantasy. 

Welcome. 

Awesome to see so many new people being active in the forum.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Weaving Tale
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 12:01 pm
Todd Jones
(@toddjones)
Posts: 71
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Posted by: @kz_richards

Hello!

I am new to the forum (obviously) and looking forward to meeting some fellow writers. Submission is in for last quarter and in progress for the next. Hoping to learn and grow with all of you!

Welcome. 

Great to read that you are eager to absorb all the helpful hints that are scattered in this forum. I have learned so much over the last year in this forum and through the contacts I've met here.

Enjoy and keep writing.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Weaving Tale
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : October 20, 2022 12:11 pm
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Anna X
(@annax)
Posts: 106
Bronze Star Member
 
Posted by: @kz_richards

Hello!

I am new to the forum (obviously) and looking forward to meeting some fellow writers. Submission is in for last quarter and in progress for the next. Hoping to learn and grow with all of you!

Welcome KZ Richards! Glad to have you here! smiley

~ I honestly believe that good stories write themselves. You can always start writing a story, but the characters tell their own tales and if you're lucky enough, you get to merely be in the audience watching everything unfold. ~ 8/1/2022
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WotF - 2022, V39 Q4: R
WotF - 2022, V40 Q1: In Progress

 
Posted : October 24, 2022 9:32 am
Anna X
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Posts: 106
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Posted by: @toddjones

I have been writing off and on for many years with no real direction than my own. That was a huge mistake on my part. Being active in this forum, reading through advice and getting others to help my writing grow over the last year has been awesome. 

So, if you are up for advice and constructive criticism, this is the place to hone your skill.

Hi Todd!

I agree with you 100% here. Being on your own can go so far but having others and being able to interact and learn from one another helps you and them grow by leaps and bounds. I really like the comradery and friendships here on this forum. Everyone has so much to offer, whether they have just started writing or have been writing for decades. I am definitely a better writer thanks to the people on this forum, and especially WulfMoon who has an entire treasure trove of amazing tips, tricks, and techniques we all can use and learn from.

I look forward to seeing everyone win! grinning  

~ I honestly believe that good stories write themselves. You can always start writing a story, but the characters tell their own tales and if you're lucky enough, you get to merely be in the audience watching everything unfold. ~ 8/1/2022
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WotF - 2022, V39 Q4: R
WotF - 2022, V40 Q1: In Progress

 
Posted : October 24, 2022 9:37 am
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Kiersten Olson
(@valkiera)
Posts: 1
New Member
 

Hi all, I entered the contest for the first time in June 2022 and earned my first rejection. Go ahead, say it: "Welcome to the club!" Thank you, honored to be here. Now I'm discovering the Blog and Forum - online media has never been a strength for me, so I hope I'm doing this right! Anyway, here I am trying to figure out how this whole "fulfilling my dream of being a writer" thing works and I look forward to learning from all of you. Cheers!

 
Posted : October 29, 2022 4:41 pm
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Martin L. Shoemaker
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Posts: 1950
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Welcome aboard! Sorry it took me so long to approve your post. I'm procrast-- I mean, I'm working on my slides for Fyrecon!

http://nineandsixtyways.com/
Tools, Not Rules.
Martin L. Shoemaker
3rd Place Q1 V31
"Today I Am Paul", WSFA Small Press Award 2015, Nebula nomination 2015
Today I Am Carey from Baen
The Last Dance (#1 science fiction eBook on Amazon, October 2019) and The Last Campaign from 47North

 
Posted : October 29, 2022 5:33 pm
David Hankins
(@lost_bard)
Posts: 405
Gold Member
 
Posted by: @valkiera

Hi all, I entered the contest for the first time in June 2022 and earned my first rejection. Go ahead, say it: "Welcome to the club!" Thank you, honored to be here. Now I'm discovering the Blog and Forum - online media has never been a strength for me, so I hope I'm doing this right! Anyway, here I am trying to figure out how this whole "fulfilling my dream of being a writer" thing works and I look forward to learning from all of you. Cheers!

Welcome! Yes, rejection is part of writing. Now you can write something fresh and wonderful for this quarter. grinning  
Be sure to check out the FREE Writers of the Future online workshop. It’s self paced and teaches the basics of storytelling. Then check out Wulf Moon’s Super Secrets thread. Lots of great advice and tips on there. 

So glad you found the forum!

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
Subscribe to The Lost Bard's Letter at www.davidhankins.com!
Published Stories:
"A Properly Spiced Gingerbread"
"The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward"
"Reassessed Value"
Coming Soon:
"Felix and the Flamingo" in Murderbirds!
”Hell’s Bureaucracy” in Unidentified Funny Objects 9

 
Posted : October 30, 2022 5:31 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Posts: 1261
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Welcome Kiersten.

Posted by: @valkiera

"fulfilling my dream of being a writer"

All it will take to succeed is hours of work and attention to detail. typing The good news is you've found the best place to learn and grow your talents.

Explore and enjoy.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : October 30, 2022 7:56 am
Ease
 Ease
(@ease)
Posts: 199
Silver Member
 

@valkiera Welcome! Congratulations on the rejection! With no hint of sarcasm, it's honestly a huge achievement that you earned. It means you wrote something and submitted it, and that's an earnest start. Don't worry, unless you're a freak (or three Neil Gaiman's in a trench coat), you're going to get a lot more. But hopefully, with a little luck and a lot of determination, you'll start getting some acceptances, too.

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 3, 2022 5:44 am
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Wulf Moon
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Posts: 2897
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@valkiera Welcome to the Forum, Kiersten!

Youve taken a great step toward advancing your knowledge of craft and gaining supporters that can cheer you on in your writer’s journey. Do post to the current quarter folder, as that’s where the main discussion is always happening.

Don’t miss learning from the best in the WotF Online Workshop!

Welcome aboard! 😊

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Don't miss my latest in Galaxy's Edge! "Sharnathium" is FREE to read for a limited time! Tangent review: “A gripping story.” Click HERE!

 
Posted : November 4, 2022 8:58 am
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Jonah Jones
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Hello All.  I'm Jonah Jones - playwright, screenwriter and sometime short story writer.  Based in South Wales, U.K.

 
Posted : November 4, 2022 10:24 am
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storysinger
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Posts: 1261
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Welcome Jonah. It's going to be a long flight to LA when you win the contest. 

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : November 5, 2022 3:10 am
Ease
 Ease
(@ease)
Posts: 199
Silver Member
 

@jonah welcome Jonah! There are some great resources here, like the Free Online Workshop ( https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writing-workshop/) and dozens of threads and discussions about the craft.

I'm also a UKer, originally at least. There aren't a lot of us here, but we're pretty well represented by the winners!

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 5, 2022 4:35 am
Gersh
(@gersh)
Posts: 1
New Member
 

Greetings Everyone. My name is Gersh, and I'm in my twilight years. After enjoying sf for a longtime, I've decided to get serious about writing it. There have been awkward attempts of it in my past, but that was then. Now is the time to start anew. It's wonderful to have a resource like this to help and support aspiring new writers. I'm sure that joining this journey with everyone here will be a positive force in becoming successful.

 
Posted : November 5, 2022 10:53 am
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Joel C. Scoberg
(@joel-c-scoberg)
Posts: 90
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@jonah croeso! I'm also based in South Wales (Swansea). Pob lwc!

@gersh welcome!

Try out the online workshop if you haven't already, it's a brilliant resource (and free). Best of luck in the competition, and check out the critique exchange feed too, it's a great way to get feedback from fellow forumites and to see a range of stories. I've found it a very helpful way to improve my stories and (hopefully) I have helped others too - what this forum is all about.

R x1 / RWC x1 / HM x1 / SHM x2
Stories published in Daily Science Fiction, Every Day Fiction, and 365tomorrows.

 
Posted : November 7, 2022 12:40 am
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DoctorJest
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Posts: 681
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@jonah, welcome! I don't think I've ever been to southern Wales, used to spend summers in the northern bit though. Loved it there. Childhood me loved the castles, and adult me still very much contains that child.

@gersh, also, welcome as well. There's a lot to be learned here, and I'd second @joel-c-scoberg's comment about the workshop. There's also Wulf's super secrets threads--which is now so long and well established that you could just read through it for days and find things that are worthwhile. Almost guaranteed to be some things you already know, peppered with ideas and things you perhaps don't. All in all, there are a ton of resources around here, so it's worth just wheeling through some of them and finding out if any of it is something that'll stick for you. 

DQ: 0 / R: 0 / RWC: 0 / HM: 11 / SHM: 6 / SF: 1 / F: 1
Rewriting Q1.V40, first draft complete
Last four: SHM • SHM • SF • HM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : November 7, 2022 5:06 pm
Ease
 Ease
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Posts: 199
Silver Member
 

Welcome @gersh! I've found this contest a great way to focus on my writing and give me a reason to write regularly. Hope it does the same for you!

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 8, 2022 9:06 am
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Scott_M_Sands
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@gersh 
Hey Gersh,
great to hear the way you're viewing your writing now. Best of luck as you pursue it. You're in the right place- there are many amazing writers here, who are even more encouraging than they are talented.
Thanks for saying hi. I wish you well in all your writing endeavors! 

Scott

"Many people will tell you that you can't write. Let no one say that you don't." -Ken Rand
V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, R, HM
V39: HM, HM, HM, HM

 
Posted : November 16, 2022 5:27 pm
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storysinger
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I'm sure that joining this journey with everyone here will be a positive force in becoming successful

Welcome to the forum Gersh. You've joined us so cruise the threads and learn your way around. 

 

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : November 17, 2022 9:14 am
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Spencer_S
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Posts: 26
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@valkiera Congratulations and welcome aboard! I'm happy you're going after your dream - too many people don't even try. Stick with it, keep learning, and have some fun along the way, and I'm sure you'll make it. Congrats on the rejection as well. We're all thoroughly accustomed to those.

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way your turn a phrase. You have a very important job—one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings—and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same.”
Brian McDonald
2022: Second Place Winner V39 Q1
2021: HM, HM, SHM
2020: R
2019: SHM, R
2018: HM
2017: HM

 
Posted : November 23, 2022 5:23 pm
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Spencer_S
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Posts: 26
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@gersh Welcome to the forum! Smile

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way your turn a phrase. You have a very important job—one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings—and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same.”
Brian McDonald
2022: Second Place Winner V39 Q1
2021: HM, HM, SHM
2020: R
2019: SHM, R
2018: HM
2017: HM

 
Posted : November 23, 2022 5:24 pm
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Wulf Moon
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@gersh Welcome, Gershwin!

Twilight doesn’t have to mean the last moments before night falls. It can also mean the dawning of a new day.

Glad to hear you are seizing the day with us!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

 

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Posted : November 29, 2022 9:02 am
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Wulf Moon
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@jonah Welcome aboard, Jonah!

You’ll find all the tools you need for successful writing in this Forum. You only need supply the effort!

 

 

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in WotF, Volume 35. Order HERE!
"Muzik Man" won Best SFF Story of 2020! Read it in Best of Deep Magic Two!
My how to write prizewinning stories online masterclass only has TWO SPOTS LEFT! Click HERE! UPDATE: SOLD OUT!
Want help with your writing? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.

Don't miss my latest in Galaxy's Edge! "Sharnathium" is FREE to read for a limited time! Tangent review: “A gripping story.” Click HERE!

 
Posted : November 29, 2022 9:05 am
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