Thursday, September 20, 2012


Dude Write 15: It's Magic!

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.

According to some Numerology sources, the number 15 is a powerfully magical number. 

"The Magician - 15 is a number of deep esoteric significance, the alchemy vibration through which all magic is manifested. It's extremely lucky and carries the essence of enchantment with it. 15 is associated with "good talkers," eloquence of speech, and the gift of music, art, and the drama. It bestows upon the person or entity represented by it a dramatic temperament and strong personal magnetism; a curiously compelling charisma. The 15 vibration is especially fortunate for obtaining money, gifts, and favors from others, because of its powerful appeal to the altruistic nature of people."  -

That sounds just like us!

Lucky for us then that this marks the 15th week of Dude Write. In the 15 weeks of its existence, Dude Write has grown leaps and bounds, and we could not have done it without you Dudes who have enchanted the world with your words. I know I speak for all the Editors when I say, thank you for submitting your best work to Dude Write. We know that the world is mystical place filled with distractions, options, and flying magical beasts, so we greatly appreciate you sharing a little bit of your magic with us.

And if that speech wasn't inspirational enough (I mean... c'mon it was magical right?), then let me leave you with 15 magical songs to get those incantation... err...  writing juices flowing.

Magic – The Cars
Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band
Magic – Olivia Newton John
Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf
Do You Believe in Magic? – The Lovin' Spoonful
Magic Man – Heart
This Magic Moment – The Drifters
Magic – Colbie Caillat
Strange Magic – Electric Light Orchestra
You Can Do Magic – America
Magic Dance – David Bowie
Black MagicWoman – Santana
Magic – Bruce Springsteen
Magic Bus – The Who?

Alright Dudes, if I haven't soured you on the word magic by now, then lets go make some Magic!

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.
Come back Sunday night through Tuesday and use 5 votes 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 of which there will be at least 2 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), Vote (for 3 on Sunday night through Tuesday night).