Friday, June 15, 2012

Widgets

Dude Write Begins

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.

Here at Dude Write and unlike the Batman series:


We are planning to begin before we do anything else.
George Clooney will never play a prominent role.
Tragically, Uma Thurman and Halle Berry have not returned our calls, even Michelle Pfeiffer is ignoring us.

Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see our How Do I page for instructions. As we haven't determined the exact schedule for Dude Write, some changes may occur to our rules. 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.
Come back Tuesday and vote on what you liked.
Our inaugural Mystery Judge has been picked, so hopefully when voting ends, a wonderful follow-up post will arrive with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals as well as a Mystery Judge pick.

And Then?

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

Just This Once:

  • Content can be dredged from the past, like the Mr. Peabody and Sherman Way-back Machine past.
  • We want your signature piece.
  • We want the piece that you are most proud of or says the most about the style of your writing.
  • If you decide to write something new, that is always acceptable.
 

In the Presence of Legends

We are overwhelmed by all of the blogs that are expected to join the Starting Lineup and give the Dude Write movement some traction. While all of you are valued and we look forward to experiencing new blogs, some of the Dude bloggers that have been around for some time and have many followers have decided to link up with us in a this effort. In jest, they will talk about how awesome they are, but in reality these guys are humble and likeable.

At the time of this writing, we can expect Simple Dude to be on this Opening Day Lineup and occasionally in the future. If you haven't read the Simple Dude, you should. One could liken Simple Dude to a tasty beverage at the end of a long day. Always refreshing, not too heavy...something that is just enough and leaves you happy.

Also on board, Greg from Telling Dad will be stopping by from time to time. Telling Dad makes Victor (the Bloggess's husband) laugh or so she says. Telling Dad is a Saturday morning drive. It isn't a drive you dread, but one where you just felt like going somewhere. At the end of the drive, you have marveled at the sights and smells all while getting to the exact place you didn't realize you wanted to go. Oh, and you're laughing.