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storysinger
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Welcome to the forum Tell and Hannya. Enjoy.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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2012 Stars in Our Hearts
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Posted : November 14, 2023 8:27 am
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Todd Jones
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Welcome to the forum @hannya

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 14, 2023 9:38 am
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Todd Jones
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Welcome @allorch and congrats for the Q4 SHM.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 14, 2023 9:41 am
Todd Jones
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@sackett12 welcome to the forum.

Have fun, keep writing, and search the forum all those nuggets of wisdom.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 14, 2023 9:43 am
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@wulfmoon I appreciate that! I definitely intend on going through the Online Workshop soon, after I finish my current craft-related read (Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer by J Michael Straczynski). I welcome each and every chance to soak up advice on writing, even if I end up disagreeing with it. Actually, especially if I disagree with it—in a weird way, it better helps refine my understanding of how and why I write. But I suspect that I’ll find more good advice than poor if the names attached to the Workshop are anything to go by!

2023 Q4 - SHM

 
Posted : November 14, 2023 3:48 pm
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Hi I'm Jessie, and I will admit I am new to writing. However recently I found out about this contest though Dragon Con, and I ended up buying Volume 39. I been really enjoying reading the stories and it made me want to try writing my own!

 

I'm looking forward to discussing writing with you all!

 
Posted : November 16, 2023 11:41 am
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Gideon Smith
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@jessie-b welcome to the forums! The anthologies are awesome Smile Never too early or too late to try your own hand at writing.

 

How was dragoncon? I've only made it to boskone, worldcon and readercon so far myself, but each have their own flavor.

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : November 17, 2023 11:09 am
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@gideonpsmith It was a lot of fun! It was my first time going to a large con like that, but I had a fun time going to panels and exploring the markets and art galleries! I highly suggest going, though plan way ahead cause getting a hotel in the city is nearly impossible by the time the con rolls around.

 
Posted : November 17, 2023 2:05 pm
Steven Bentley
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Hello Everybody,  first post here Hope to learn a few things and meet some people. 

Im one of the winners  of the 4th quarter illustration competition very excited to be involved look forward to chatting with you all. I'm based in Portland Oregon. 

regards Steve

 
Posted : November 18, 2023 1:07 am
Joel C. Scoberg, Wulf Moon, Todd Jones and 5 people reacted
Gideon Smith
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@steveb002 congrats on the illustrators win! And of course, welcome to the forum.

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : November 18, 2023 10:42 am
Todd Jones
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@steveb002 welcome and congrats on the win.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 20, 2023 9:43 am
Todd Jones
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@jessie-b Welcome to the forum. Reading through WotF winning stories is a great way to understand the market. Remember that those winning writers have been honing their skills for years and most of them have been entering the contest for a long time before winning.  Write, have fun, explore the forum's wealth of knowledge, and don't be afraid to reach out for assistance.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 20, 2023 9:47 am
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@jessie-b 

Welcome to the Forum, Jessie!

I'm glad you found out about us at DragonCon. Was that at the WotF panel? They'll be happy to know their presentation was a success--another aspiring writer found! 

Do take the WotF Online Workshop. It's taught by the best in the biz, and you'll have a story ready to send in by the end!

Look around the posts, and don't be afraid to ask questions. We're here to help!

Cheers!

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Posted : November 20, 2023 1:24 pm
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@steveb002  Welcome aboard, and congratulations on your Illustrator win!

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many have been begged me to publish the Super Secrets of Writing. How to Write a Howling Good Story is now a #1 BESTSELLING BOOK! Get yours at your favorite retailer HERE!

 
Posted : November 20, 2023 1:25 pm
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Hi to everyone, I'm new here! I thought since it's my first time submitting to the writers of the future contest, I could try this too. It's my first time on a Forum in general. I learned about this by watching one of Brandon Sanderson's YouTube lectures and I love that this contest is a thing. I'm hoping for the best. 

 
Posted : November 26, 2023 1:41 pm
Joel C. Scoberg, Wulf Moon, K. R. Queen and 1 people reacted
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@dionenikci Hello, Welcome, and rule of three says I should put something else here but I should be asleep and brain isn't braining.

 
Posted : November 28, 2023 2:56 am
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Welcome to the forum (@dionenikci). Maybe you will be the next one and done submitter/winner. Fingers crossed for you. sunny  

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM x5
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts
Silver Ships

 
Posted : November 28, 2023 6:31 am
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Todd Jones
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@dionenikci welcome.

The forum is full of free advice (most very helpful grinning ). The participants are very helpful.  This is the only forum I've stuck with for more than a week. Explore, have fun, keep writing, and submit whenever possible.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 28, 2023 6:33 am
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Posted by: @dionenikci

Hi to everyone, I'm new here! I thought since it's my first time submitting to the writers of the future contest, I could try this too. It's my first time on a Forum in general. I learned about this by watching one of Brandon Sanderson's YouTube lectures and I love that this contest is a thing. I'm hoping for the best. 

 

This contest helped Brandon Sanderson keep going at a critical juncture in his writing, and that was only with an HM! Imagine what it might do for you!

Welcome to the forum, Enis!

 

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many have been begged me to publish the Super Secrets of Writing. How to Write a Howling Good Story is now a #1 BESTSELLING BOOK! Get yours at your favorite retailer HERE!

 
Posted : November 30, 2023 11:21 am
Gavin Ross
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Hello, 

 

I just got introduced to the contest and the forum by an old friend of mine, himself a long time if not particularily successful writer like me.  I entered something I had and got an HM the first time out, which was nice.  I've been writing since I was a kid but just recently got into it more seriously. Or should I say, with more devotion of time and effort, because a lot of my early stuff was far too serious looking back at it! I also just recently branched into sci fi and fantasy and now am finding myself over run with ideas, if not the time to do anything with them.  

Anyway, it's been fun so far and I am grateful for the community of writers out there. Good luck to us all. 

 

gavin 

 
Posted : December 5, 2023 7:08 pm
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storysinger
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Welcome to the forum Gavin. Congrats on the HM.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM x5
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts
Silver Ships

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 4:35 am
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Gene Louviere
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Welcome, Gavin. HM is a very good start. Take one of those many ideas and make some time to craft it into a great short story. There's still time to submit for this quarter.

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 5:51 am
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Todd Jones
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@gfr welcome.  Awesome work on the HM.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 6:59 am
Ellis Eden
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@dionenikci Hello! Welcome!

"Never tell me the odds!" -Han Solo

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 2:59 pm
Ellis Eden
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@jessie-b Ooh, I wanna go to Dragon Con someday. That's in New York? I heard it's expensive.

"Never tell me the odds!" -Han Solo

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 3:00 pm
Ellis Eden
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@allorch It's true about advice. In a world where I had tons of time, I'd make a podcast all about opinions on craft. For every writing "truth", there is an equal and opposite counterbalance of what is also possible and true. I love that about writing. There's a quote I often think about: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” W. Somerset Maugham

"Never tell me the odds!" -Han Solo

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 3:08 pm
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Ellis Eden
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@gfr HM the first time out! I am not talking to you! 😉 Congratulations, tho, that's pretty exciting.

"Never tell me the odds!" -Han Solo

 
Posted : December 6, 2023 3:09 pm
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Gavin Ross
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 thx

 

 
Posted : December 7, 2023 6:05 pm
Gavin Ross
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@sade love the quotes! 

 

 
Posted : December 7, 2023 6:07 pm
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@gfr Glad you found us, Gavin! And SF is fun to write--you can explore many things with it, quite literally!

Look around, ask questions, and don't be afraid to add in your two cents!

Welcome to the Forum!

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many have been begged me to publish the Super Secrets of Writing. How to Write a Howling Good Story is now a #1 BESTSELLING BOOK! Get yours at your favorite retailer HERE!

 
Posted : December 8, 2023 4:25 pm
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