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Masquerade Contest Winners

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The Masquerade Writing Contest has concluded! Thoughts Inc. would like thank everyone who wrote or voted in the contest. We would also like to thank all those who helped develop and fine-tune this new type of writing contest. This was the first of many masked writing contests to come! Without further ado the winners of the Masquerade Writing Contest are-

1st: Masquerade Ball- by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

2nd: Phoenix- by Aj-anba

3rd: Smoke- by stargazer5

Congratulations to the winners!! You will all be contacted with your prizes shortly and awarded a contest winner badge for our forum.

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Thoughts June News

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masquerade_writing_contestMasquerade Writing Contest
For this contest, the identities of the writers who submit entries into the contest will be automatically masked!
Submissions: 5/26/13-6/3/13 @ 11:59pm EST.
Voting poll: 6/4/13-6/8/13 @ 11:59pm EST.
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may-2013-haiku-contestMay’s Haiku Contest Winners

1st- The Greater Task- by Aj-anba

2nd- Eyes of Wonder- by KC

3rd- The Future- by c4a1g

 

Featured Writing

Science is?- 
by Killerelite

Relieve You- 
by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

Starting With Vigor- 
by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

Why can’t I be you?
by Grace C

Endlessly Painful Journey- 
by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

Monthly Writing Quotes

Remember: Plot is no more than footprints left in the snow after your characters have run by on their way to incredible destinations. -Ray Bradbury

The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter, a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned. -Anais Nin

 

speed-typingNaNoWriMo, which is thankfully still months away, is an increasingly popular way for aspiring writers to hone their novel writing skills. There are still those who sneer at the event though, and argue that it’s impossible to write a novel in 30 days… Read More

 

 

retro-microphoneWhether it’s a poem or novel, all of your writing will fall flat if you don’t get the voice right. The voice of a piece is your voice, the voice with which you whisper your story into the readers’ ear. And just like telling a story verbally, if you don’t adopt the right tone you will cause frustration and confusion… Read More
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A Tribute- Night Sky Of Feelings

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Today is an interesting treat for me, as I was asked again to write up tribute to another member of our community. Usually I only get to dust off my gratuitous skills and give thanks once a year but it seems that once again we have a member who needs the spotlight shone upon them.

Night_Sky_Of_Feelings has really stepped up to the plate this last month with her poem-a-day attitude and is not one to be taken lightly. Though young, this author seems to be entering her stride; churning out many pieces of exceptional quality, depth, vision, and relatability. I, personally, look forward to watching her stretch her wings and become a force to be reckoned with in the writing world.

As always, I would also like to thank the other members of this site for their contributions as well; just as it takes many flavors to make great food, it takes many minds to make great food for thought. Keep up all the great work and never stop writing.

Sincerely,
One of Your Own

In Rainy Days- May 27- by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

Sleep And Dream- May 6- by Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

Overcoming The Challenges Of The Day- May 16- Night_Sky_Of_Feelings

*note* this announcement can also be found in the forum here

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A Tribute- tlhopkinson

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When asked to again write a tribute for Poetry Month there was only one person in my head that qualified for this honor. They are a shining example of all Thoughts Inc. has to offer us as well as a shining example of a good human being. This being said I would like to offer my thanks to tlhopkinson. Writer, moderator and poet extraordinaire.

Tlhopkinson was the only person to qualify because of the amount of poetry she has gifted us with in this month celebrating the written word. Almost every day this entire month she submitted a new original work. As if this wasn’t enough, the quality of each piece has been on the superior level and thought provoking. I can say that after reading each piece I walked away with a new perspective or a few new ideas to ponder. This is the skill of a great poet, to get their ideas across while still leaving room for the reader to have their own experience. I feel that tlhopkinson has mastered this skill fully.

Other readers and writers among us don’t think that I’ve not noticed you either. We’ve had so many great pieces of work submitted in the last year and just because I didn’t choose them or you doesn’t mean that you aren’t great in your own right. It takes all kinds of authors to make us great. You show us the world through your eyes and allow us to live in it for a little while, that alone makes you also worthy of mention here. Keep at it and refine your craft and maybe next time it will be you this honor goes to.

Sincerely,
One of Your Own

Adventures of the Farmhouse on Route 6- by tlhopkinson

Tasting Rain- by tlhopkinson

Worlding- by tlhopkinson

*note* this announcement can also be found in the forum here

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April’s freewriting contest winners

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April’s Poetry Month Contest has come to an end! All of the works entered into the contest this month were exceptional, therefore, Thoughts Inc. would like thank everyone who wrote or voted in the contest! Without further ado the winners of the Poetry Month Contest are-

1st- Write to live- by c4a1g

2nd- Footnote to a Footnote- by tlhopkinson

3rd- Midnight- by uniquelylost

The announcement can also be found in the forum here

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Poetry Month – 20 Words or Less Contest

fine-lineFor this contest, submit a short poem no greater than 20 words in length. Any theme and any number of words less than 20. You can use as many punctuation marks as you wish. Using the same word twice counts as two words. For example: Hello there! How is the weather there? = 7 words.

Submissions: 4/16/13-4/25/13 @ 11:59pm EST.

The Prizes
1st= $20 Amazon.com giftcard
2nd= $10 Amazon.com giftcard

The Rules
1) Each member can only submit 1 writing per contest.
2) The writing submission must be your own work.

This contest will run until 4/25/13 @ 11:59pm EST. Afterwards, a poll will be opened for 5 days in the current contest forum for everyone to VOTE for a winner! The top 2 rated writings will then be judged by judge(s) of our choice. When the winners are determined they will be sent a private message that contains the Amazon giftcard numbers on our site. The winners will also receive forum badges and their writings will be added to the featured section.

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3/24/13 A Year and a Half Journey

feather-penHello everyone,

This March marks Thoughts Incorporated’s first year and a half online! As always we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to everyone who has supported our community over this time. Much gratitude goes out to Thoughts Inc. members, visitors, moderators, developers, those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere! Due to the continued support the site has received Thoughts Inc. will remain free and open for writers and readers of all levels to use. On the lighter side of things, here are some of the website stats as of 3/23/13:

Visitors from 125 countries have visited the site! The countries with the most visits are as follows: 1. United States, 2. Canada, 3. United Kingdom, 4. Romania, 5. Switzerland, 6. Ireland.

The site has received over 164,000 pageviews!

The site has been visited on 210 different types of mobile devices. The most frequent include: 1. HTC Incredible, 2. Apple iPhone, 3. Motorola RAZR, 4. Apple iPad.

Over 7,411 posts made in the writing forum!

113 writings were featured!

Sincerely,

Thoughts Incorporated