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Wulf Moon
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Read this wonderful article our very own Brittany Perry Rainsdon wrote for the Writers of the Future Blog!

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I love the advice about seeking out and being a part of positive influences. That's not only some of the best writing advice I've read, but some of the best advice for life in general.

35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM SHM | 38: HM HM HM

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I now have a note by my writing desk saying, "Belief creates reality" and "This is a marathon" and "You are a published writer". Brittany is the best example of these. So inspiring!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- SHM, 2nd -- RWC, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- WIP
To be published in: Martian Magazine
Published in: Galaxy's Edge magazine, Daily Science Fiction, LTUE Anthology Parliament of Wizards, Sci Fi Lampoon

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This was a wonderful blog. I love the fact that so many here are willing to help others improve writing skills. It gives me hope to see someone go from rejected to winning. I figure each quarter I will learn at least 1 new thing and maybe I will reach the same heights as Brittney and Wulf one day. I am starting late to the process, but maybe one day I will get there. I may be 101 by then, but I will have enjoyed the worlds and characters I created.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, P
"Amore For Life" in After the Gold Rush Third Flatiron Anthologies

Joel C. Scoberg
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This was a great blog, and really inspiring. I've only recently joined the blog but found so many helpful and nice people looking to help me become a better writer. Wish I'd discovered this earlier!

Keep going and believe in yourself.

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I am still in awe of the passion to write after giving birth. Not just to write, but to do so well enough for it to make finalist! Great post.



V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM V39: HM, SHM, ?

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Wow guys, thank you for this! I’m glad you liked the article and I really appreciate your kind words. I truly believe this is a good writerly place to learn and grow. We are surrounded by good people! 

Happy writing! salute  

Brittany Rainsdon
Published Finalist Volume 37 Quarter 4
Second Place Volume 38 Quarter 1

First publication was "Perfectly Painted Lies" published in Deep Magic Spring 2021 and reprinted in the anthology, Best of Deep Magic Volume 2.
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@thegirlintheglasses, that was quite the inspiring story! I really appreciate all you've done for the Forum, helping and encouraging others, who in turn helped you at your low points. That teamwork and community is what makes this place great. 

I look forward to reading your story once it publishes.

Write on!

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
V38: HM, HM, SHM
V39: HM, 3rd Place

Published Stories:
"A Properly Spiced Gingerbread" in DreamForge Anvil Volume 7
"The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward" in Factor Four Magazine
"Reassessed Value" in Third Flatiron's After the Gold Rush Anthology

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Hi Brittany. I read Half Breed and would like to know how to pronounce Seque.

By the time I reached the end I was saying CQ.

Also, how many words did it tally?

Julie sent me an email connection to the book, I read yours first.


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