Friday, July 6, 2012


We're Men, We're Men Who Write

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.

We're meeeeeeeeehhhhhhnnnnn!
We're men who write, right? write!

We were going to try to keep the spirit of numbering all these competitions going, but let's face it, 4 isn't sexy even if you go all roman numerals on it. Sure Beyonce named her kid Ivy because that's how she reads IV which is four, but hardly a good reason to saddle a kid with a plant name that is inevitably going to be poisonous to her career aspirations.

Game Four can be a deciding game, but seriously, that us usually means someone got stomped.

It is hard to come up with a good movie reference for four. Stallone likes to make really bad comeback movies ala Rambo and Rocky (though IV wasn't the worst). Depending upon which Star Wars you want to call the fourth, neither we're the best of all 6, nor the best of their trilogy. (Who didn't want to kill little orphan Anakin?)

So for those of you keeping track, this is the fourth installment of Dude Write. We'll simply call it (using your Monster Truck Jam voice)

Dude Write 4 : Better, Stronger, Harder, Faster, the Iviest

Dude Write Rules

For a quick guide on linking up, see our How Do I page for instructions. 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 Monday night or Tuesday and vote on what you liked.
Shortly after voting ends, a wonderful follow-up post will arrive with our patented (no not really, but they should be) Diamond, Platinum and Gold Man Cards, as well as our Chairman's Choice which there will be at least 2 of for the week. We will also be honoring the best comment on the Starting Lineup with our Color Commentator Man Card.

And Then?

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


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

This Week

We're looking for new dudes to read. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to personally reach out to another dude and ask him to check out the Dude Write project. We will have our weekly Starting Lineup going this week, in conjunction with a monthly flash fiction competition as well.