Sunday, April 14, 2013

Retirement

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.

 

What happens when the game has passed you by? Most of your juice is gone. The joy may be there, but your efforts aren't what they used to be.

Is it time to retire? Has your string of luck, your sports bottle of energy, and/or your limited talent finally run dry?

Dude Write is retiring.

For your editors, this is a time of sadness, yet it is a release. As we began, our aim was for more writers of the male species to come forward and to use Dude Write to expand their audience all while enjoying some healthy competition. I know that many did enjoy this camaraderie and expanded their readership. We appreciate all of our Dudes who despite having a large following, entered our fray willingly to advance the cause.

Some will rejoice at the end of your time. I would guess a ball player's children rejoice at getting to spend more time with them. The wives or girlfriends that become the center of attention again will rejoice.

As we ride on the shoulders of our brothers, touring each virtual blog's stadium, we thank you all for a good ride!

Now, for old times' sake, link up with us once more, drink from the cup of our success and tell a tale of Dude Write. Write us a eulogy if you like.

Let us not think on un-retirement for now, but our hope is that, should the passion return, our return would be strong.

 

 

Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see the Dude Write Rules page for everything you need to know.To Summarize:

  • Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts.
  • Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like.

And Then?

There is no more "and then" if you have questions post 'em to Twitter or contact the editors.

Dude-Tra

Like a Mantra only better. Read (as many as you can), Tweet (the ones you like), Vote (for 3 on Sunday night through Tuesday night).

 

There will not be voting and no winners announced. Do it for the love of it.

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fools Dude

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We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.


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April 2nd...

It just doesn't have the same juice as its predecessor.  Heck, it isn't even Groundhog Day which happens 2 months earlier.

This year Groundhog Day and April Fool's Day seem about the same judging from some of the squirrely weather to which we're adjusting.

I got to thinking how we ever managed April Fool's Day without Facebook and Twitter?  I mean, Bono died, several notable NFL trades happened, I had several friends win a small part of Powerball!  All without leaving the comfort of my couch or having to clean up pee around a urinal, or clean shaving cream out of my sock drawer.

So, in the spirit of pranks everywhere, Dude Write is open for business.  Take that as you will.

Looking for an idea to blog? How about the best April Fools' Day prank that was played ON you or BY you?  If not, we'll take your submissions and laugh at them anyway.

With that, on with the show...


Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see the Dude Write Rules page for everything you need to know.To Summarize:
  • Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts.
  • Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like. Send an E-Mail to thedudewrite@gmail.com with your weekly single vote by Monday Night.
  • Come back Sunday night through Tuesday and use 3 votes on what you liked.

After voting ends, a follow-up post will arrive with our patented (no not really, but they should be) Members Only Diamond and People's Choice Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice Man Cards.

And Then?

There is no more "and then" if you have questions post 'em to Twitter or contact the editors.

Dude-Tra

Like a Mantra only better. Read (as many as you can), Tweet (the ones you like), Vote (for 3 on Sunday night through Tuesday night).

Members Only Diamond Club EMAIL

If you participated this week, you have a single emailed vote to determine the best of the best.
Remember you can't vote for your own and please have the vote in Monday Night.
Click Here to send an email to TheDudeWrite@gmail.com with your vote.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Best of Flash Fiction

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.


Wolfman Jack
Here in the States, when a DJ (or Disk Jockey for you cats who are old enough to remember Disk Jockeys and use the word "cats") would go on vacation, sometimes you get some unqualified scrub to fill in. 

Alternatively, if the station was feeling cheap, you would get a "best of" show featuring clips recorded by the DJ over the past several weeks or months.

Here at Dude Write, our Main DJ of Flash Fiction Daniel Nest has been called home. No, he didn't die, but he went back to someplace undoubtedly cold in mother Russia.  Isn't it cold everywhere there?

So we decided rather than give you a lame unqualified replacement, or a lame best of show, we'd do BOTH!

Youngman Brown and WilyGuy are holding down the fort while our best buddy Daniel is slacking, errr vacationing.   

We've decided to run a BEST OF for this month's flash fiction.

Have you entered before and you were proud of your entry?  Enter it here!

Always trying to figure out how to write something clever, but were confounded by the prompt?  (This writer had a lot of block on the running bride image this past month) Write something unique and new!

We're hoping this is your opportunity to submit some completely unprompted, old or new fiction.

Normal Flash Fiction rules apply which are UP TO 500 words.

BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE... we're opening this month's flash to the Dudettes! 
Something about saying "Ladies, come Flash Us!" that feels right.

Yes, Dudes AND Dudettes showing their goods all in the same place and same time.


Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see the Dude Write Rules page for everything you need to know.To Summarize:
  • Write Original, Quality, Non-commercialized (or Pornographic) posts.

  • Read other Dude's entries and tweet / comment the ones you like. Send an E-Mail to thedudewrite@gmail.com with your weekly single vote by Monday Night.

  • Come back Sunday night through Tuesday and use 3 votes on what you liked.

After voting ends, a follow-up post will arrive with our patented (no not really, but they should be) Members Only Diamond and People's Choice Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice Man Cards.

And Then?

There is no more "and then" if you have questions post 'em to Twitter or contact the editors.

Dude-Tra

Like a Mantra only better. Read (as many as you can), Tweet (the ones you like), Vote (for 3 on Sunday night through Tuesday night).


Members Only Diamond Club EMAIL


If you participated this week, you have a single emailed vote to determine the best of the best.
Remember you can't vote for your own and please have the vote in Monday Night.
Click Here to send an email to TheDudeWrite@gmail.com with your vote.