Thursday, December 27, 2012


Happy Dude Year

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.

OK, Sure it isn't actually New Years yet...but

I'm sure that all of you will soon be rededicating yourselves to blogging more in the New Year and what better place to start than Dude Write?

We understand how hard that is and can be to maintain momentum throughout a year. At Dude Write, we're dudes who blog, just like you and maintaining a blog and 1/3 or a 1/2 is that much more challenging.

We are looking at a few schedule changes in the New Year that will hopefully make all of our lives better. Our dear friend Michael has decided that this year will be his year to complete a novel and we couldn't be more thrilled for him. We hope that you will join us in wishing him the best. His Editorial time was a lot of fun for all of us and he will be missed. It is our hope that he jumps in every now and again in the newer format.

A typical month at Dude Write will look like this:

Week 1 - WilyGuy will bring your Starting Lineup and wrap it up the following Tuesday.

Week 2 - Youngman Brown will bring the Starting Lineup and following wrap-up.

Week 3 - Guest Editor week. We will have workshops and special events.

Week 4 - Dedicated to Flash Fiction, Daniel Nest will run the show on this and likely you'll still have a months head start on the prompt, but this will be the week to bring it home.

I'm hoping that you will like this newer format.

This week is a preview of a Week 3 format possibility. This is a No-Vote Holiday edition. Link something older, invite someone new, just join us and enjoy a little extra traffic. No Wrap Up post, see you Thursday in the New Year!

From all the editors here at Dude Write, we wish all the best for you in the New Year.

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 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.


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).