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Jay Hartzler

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How did we all get here?
« on: October 12, 2006, 03:01:44 PM »

How did everyone come to find MWF? Was it recommended to you by another? Was there a link on another site that directed you here? Did you happen to stumble across it while you were googling for something else?

Give us your story.

I happened to find it when I was searching (Yahoo) for sites of mystery writers in general.

Jay
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2006, 03:34:47 PM »

My story's about the same as yours, Jay.  I was searching for anything related to writing mysteries.  I don't remember what search engine.  It was a long time ago.

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 07:54:50 PM »

It was recommended,highly recommended I might add on Kate Derie's CLUELASS site.  Kate's the associate editor at Mystery Readers Journal, and she owns and operates Deadly Serious Press (which published my book), so I checked, and continue check, her site regularly

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 08:14:00 PM »

I think I saw a posting from Lauri about it on DorothyL a looooooooong time ago.

Cathy
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2006, 10:14:19 PM »

A friend said, "Check it out."  I did, and I've been here ever since
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006, 03:54:33 PM »

I did a web search on "Mystery Writer's Forum" and receive 487 hits. Some of these are the old site but none seem to be pointing to this forum. The remaining ones were other sites that were providing a link to MWF.

Do we need to contact other sites (MWA, SinC, etc.) informing them of the new link or do we let them find out for themselves? Then again, this might stop the drive-by posters for awhile. I saw we had two of them come to the old site on the past two days.

Jay
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006, 04:40:35 PM »

I found MWF via a search for writer forums.  I hung around awhile, and realized the people at MWF weren't playing around in chat rooms, but were actually serious about writing.  They were nice to me, in fact, more than just nice. I've only met one member face-to-face, but know I'm part of community here. 

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2006, 05:39:56 PM »

Do we need to contact other sites (MWA, SinC, etc.) informing them of the new link or do we let them find out for themselves? Then again, this might stop the drive-by posters for awhile. I saw we had two of them come to the old site on the past two days.

Jay
I'm planning on doing that in about a week, once I get a front page set up. I'm hoping Sarah Weinman also mentions it in her blog, assuming she moves over to the new site.
 
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2006, 06:15:27 PM »

What?  No Sarah yet?  That's the ultimate approval!

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2006, 09:24:47 PM »

I think I got Lauri's card at some convention, and I came home and checked it out.

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2006, 10:18:11 PM »

I read about MWF from Lori's post on DorothyL in the early days of the forum.  I rushed right over and have been here ever since, even though there are long periods of silence.

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2006, 11:13:23 AM »

Just surfed on in.

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2006, 12:26:08 PM »

That's just how I stumbled onto it---just Googled "mystery writers sites" and got in. Can't do without you guys!

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2006, 02:18:04 PM »

Like Caro, I joined the day that Lauri announced the formation of MWF on DorothyL. I was something like the 18th person to register (though my old registration disappeared somewhere along the line and I had to sign up again).

I don't even want to imagine life without MWF.

Kathi


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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2006, 05:06:45 PM »

The forum I had belonged to went belly-up. I searched for another, found MWF (years ago) and have been here since then, also with periods of silence. I'm really not a drive-by!
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