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Comments for: Writers of the Future Forum

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WotF is a great community full of handy writing advice and resources, as well as past winners giving writers hints on how the, too, can succeed.

It is the best place I know to get help while learning the skill of writing. The people there are very friendly and interesting.

Writers Of The Future Forum moderator Wulf Moon, a successful published author, has offered valuable assistance to help debut writers succeed and learn how to perfect their craft. This fine gentleman does this pro bono and his excellent advice has resulted in one of the Challenge Members winning this international science-fiction writing award and workshop.

I get the best help here, and have made MANY friends on it!

This forum has taught me how to write so that my stories are publishable. Wulf Moon generously gives of his time and expertise to help all who visit this forum. Highly recommended!

Excellent support for upcoming writers (both information and emotional). My writing has improved so much!

The Writers of the Future Forum has been one of the most important elements of my growth as a writer. The community is incredibly supportive, with pros sticking around and offering support and advice to those on the journey.

WOTF forum is a friendly platform for writers of any skill level (though leans toward beginners). There is a weath of information there. And more importantly, there are tons of great people there that are delighted to talk with you. In the few years that I've been using the forum, I've made life long friends, benefited from their knowledge, and helped several others.

Supporting WotF again. I'm biased, I suppose, but isn't that what voting is about? I've been a member for almost 10 years and it's the most supportive, least angsty forum I've ever been a part of. Winners often return to give advice and support.

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