๐Ÿ‘‘ SCRIBE OF THE YEAR 2023 ๐Ÿ‘‘ @killerwot ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Fellow Scholars and Scribes! I bid you welcome to the second annual SCRIBE OF THE YEAR!
๐Ÿ™Œ crowd goes bonkers ๐Ÿ™Œ

The name says it all. Each year we dub one of our members with the highly prestigious and sought-after crown of SCRIBE OF THE YEAR. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


**Congratulations @meyateingi! You receive 1 HSBI for delightfully engaging on @mellindor's spotlight. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Check out the latest Scholar and Scribe Invitational. super special #RiseOfThePixels edition! You won't want to miss it! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

This award does not take into account your SCRIBE holdings. Instead, we will take this opportunity to highlight an author who has dazzled each and every one of us with their work etiquette, ambition, and love for the craft. โœ๏ธ While at the same time showing dedication to this community and what it stands for - freedom and passion. ๐ŸŽ‰

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๐Ÿ‘‘ killerwot ๐Ÿ‘‘

All quotes in this showcase are from killerwot's works.

@killerwot came to us late last year. His love for sci-fi and building intricate worlds was evident from his first post. A lover of music and a lover of people, as he approached, his spirit shone on us all... and on the newly birthed land of the Scholars, and dare I say it... Scribes. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Little did we know what sort of Scribe he would become...

Scribe of the Year babyyyy ๐Ÿ™Œ

As Scribe of the Year, @killerwot will receive 10 HSBI, 275 Pizza, and 1000 Ecency points, as a token of gratitude from the Scholar and Scribe family for his continuous hard work and dedication.

At the end of last year, the timelines lined up perfectly for our budding Scribe. And what I mean is for the storyline of Scribe of the Year, because that's the only thing that matters here amirite? hundreds of heads nod @killerwot concluded last year by finishing a novel, and in true KWOT fashion, blogging about his process.

It is only fitting that he started his SOTY journey with a brand new story. Something... more grandiose... interplanetary. He started small, a self-contained story set in his vast and expanding universe - Sud-Suds Speeder

Wazzy was talking with the most beautiful woman he'd ever spoken to, she was a Doshan and her purple-tinted eyes were fixed solely on him. Her undivided attention filled him with the kind of love that he had only read about or seen in those old holo-vid recordings. He was concentrating so much on not spoiling the moment they were having by saying something stupid, that he ended up just staying silent. Her lips were glossy and as she moved to speak, an unyielding screech could only be heard - her face contorted and he tried desperately to shake off the horrific noise; the sound only got louder still as she opened her mouth and he begged her to stop.

@killerwot continued this spree of stand-alone short stories with First Day of Peace, A Den on Besk, Paid Protection, Family Man and Walking The Dead Zone. Just to name a few.

I put an accent on this because Killah's a megalomaniac. He thinks BIG! We talkin' universe-scaling big. I have not come across a person connected with their world more than Killah. The passion he has for it, and his craft, is unmistakable.

I am so happy that he chose Scholar and Scribe as the hub for his stories. ๐Ÿ˜Š

I have had many conversations with @killerwot on the types of stories he enjoys, and what he wants his world to encompass. I can assure you all (as much as my word is worth nowadays) that he cares about the craft more than most. As he cares about honoring what has come before, and taking what he needs for himself.As authors, the ancient art of yoinking from better writers is a time-honored tradition. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

And what has come before? Sci-fi. Sci-fi and only Sci-fi. For there is no other genre of import. Amirite? The man knows what he likes and he dives straight away in his influences and swims with them until the water runs dry. Tried a swimming metaphor, cut me some slack. ๐Ÿ˜…

A hallmark of Scholar and Scribe is the marked improvement of our most dedicated members. @killerwot is the best example of this. His writing has gone through such a stark change since his first few stories. The structure, the pacing, the characterization. His world-building has always been top-notch, but the prose aspect of his craft has gone through significant improvements. Love to see it. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Finally, let's check out something newer, what has ol' KWOT been up to? Ask no more! It's a novella. ๐Ÿ‘€


Walking down the winding tunnel networks; encased in concrete and old steel. Dust fragments rained on them. M'Trada - after a few minutes down here - could feel the thick coating on his tongue. It tasted like chemicals and dirt. After a few minutes more of walking, he found himself spit for the first time.

Each chapter is split up between posts and kept up-to-date like the diligent Paddy he is. @killerwot is currently looking for an editor for this Novella, so if you have any experience in the field please reach out.

For the rest of us mere mortals, I encourage you to give this as-of-yet-unnamed novella a try. It showcases Killah's strengths and is a fun read to boot! ๐Ÿ‘ข I am so very excited to find out what is next in the vast expanse of KWOT's mind.

The body was heavy, but between the two of them, they managed to lift it with ease. As they had a grip on it, the barrier disengaged allowing for the rain - which was much heavier now - to land on them. With one slow heave, the body was hanging over the side and a final push saw it being dragged down by its own weight to the street below. Again, the barrier engaged and they were once more protected from the environment as a dance of light tapped across the the top of it.

Thank you for being a part of this community @killerwot! And here's to another year of fantastic writing! Join me in giving him a big round of applause! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Wow, this is amazing man, I actually can't believe I could be chosen for Scribe of The Year! That's insane. I'm honestly honored to even be considered for it, it means so much to me.

Your rundown of my contributions to the community is amazing, and I can't believe you went back as far as Sud-Suds Speeder haha, that was the first stand-alone short story I wrote and has entered a pretty long list of work that has the potential of being an Anthology collection. I've been working through it all, to cherry-pick and edit stories that I think are particularly good, in the hopes of publishing them someday.

I've been doing all I can to expand on my knowledge of writing, and the amount of practice I've gotten this year, and since joining Hive in general has been amazing. I've had so many great conversations with people here, who have been able to help me along the way.

Killah! That's funny, the lead singer in my band literally sounds exactly like that, so I kept hearing his voice when reading that. He's a Londoner, or Cockney, as they like to be called.

If there was one correction to be made it would be -

like the diligent Brit he is.

Like the diligent Paddy he is. !LOLZ I'm from Ireland.

That's awesome man, I was shocked reading this, and am amazed that my random stories could get me here. There are so many great Scholars and Scribes in the community, and it is one of my favourite places to hang out here on Hive! You have such a great way with words, and really make every one of these spotlight posts amazing. They're always entertaining and insightful!


You must be killin' it out here!
@killerwot just slapped you with 1.000 PIMP, @grocko.
You earned 1.000 PIMP for the strong hand.
They're getting a workout and slapped 1/1 possible people today.


Read about some PIMP Shit or Look for the PIMP District

Do you know where you can get chicken broth in bulk?
The stock market.

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@grocko, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of killerwot

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Paddy it is! Here's to more great stories! ๐Ÿป

You are a fantastic writer, @killerwot, and a well-deserved winner of this accolade ๐Ÿ™Œ. I plan to read and write more this year than last, so I shall hopefully be able to enjoy a lot more fiction on Hive. I need to pay your blog a very long and overdue visit ๐Ÿ’—

Fabulous choice for the winner, @grocko, and a lovely write up on @killerwot !PIZZA !ALIVE !Hug

I spotted this post on Dreemport this evening :-)


Dear @killerwot, you just got hugged.
I sent 1.0 HUG on behalf of @samsmith1971.

@killerwot! You Are Alive so I just staked 0.1 $ALIVE to your account on behalf of @ samsmith1971. (1/10)

The tip has been paid for by the We Are Alive Tribe through the earnings on @alive.chat, feel free to swing by our daily chat any time you want, plus you can win Hive Power (2x 50 HP) and Alive Power (2x 500 AP) delegations (4 weeks), and Ecency Points (4x 50 EP), in our chat every day.

Congratulations @killerwot on this well deserved spotlight! You're an incredible writer and so prolific. Some of your sci-fi stories that I've read are compelling. Well done. Keep up the great work!

Thank you so much I really appreciate that! I can't believe I could be considered for this. The fact that we're all here on Hive, and have the Scholar and Scribe community means that we're all winners.

Congratulations @killerwot! You are a great author, every word said in this post is completely true! Congratulations again, and keep writing!

Thanks so much, I really appreciate that!

Congratulations @killerwot ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ for wearing the Scribe Of The Year Crown. Your creativity is a gift that flows from within and so this crown sits well on you.

The excerpts from Sud-Suds Speeder pulled me into the story, a very interesting one at that capable of gluing anyone to it's screen with your well crafted lines.

I also took a look at Walking The Dead Zone and I must say you really did a great job there.

I'm glad to know you, how good you are at writing and your love for music, looking forward to visiting your blog again. I do hope some day you'll get to check out my lyrics and songs when I release them.

Well done ๐Ÿ‘ and congratulations on your new novel ๐ŸŽ‰

I popped in from Dreemport, being a #dreemerforlife

I was shocked that Grocko went back to those old stories haha, I think I've come a long since then, but it's great to go back to some old work to see the improvement. I think in the last two years I've come a long way, and there is still so much to learn.

I'd love to hear some of your music and check out your songs. I think being on Hive is great to be able to share ideas with people. Each of us here can really help boost each other, and also, the more people who find success here and outside of Hive, the more people will be attracted to this amazing place, and in that regard, we all win.

Sure, you're right, going back to old works helps appreciate the improvement and steady growth. I concur you have really come a long way and you're doing great.

I thank God for Hive, here, one can share a number of skills, talents and ideas with people worldwide and it's rewarding. Yeah, as long as people are here to stay and add value, understanding that there is a process, then we all win.

About my songs, I have not released any yet or shared any lyrics, I'm looking forward to doing so here soon on Hive and I hope a lot of people will receive the message as well as enjoy the songs.

Thanks so much @killerwot, your response is a motivation.

Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

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Wow! thank you @grocko , I truly appreciate โ˜บ๏ธ. A big congratulations @killerwot you deserve it

Thank you so much, that means a lot!

Yeah !pizza

Thank you so much

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you.

Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you so much.

Another big thank you!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Thank you so much

thanks so much โค๏ธ

Thank you ma

Heck yeah! Way to go buddy, you definitely deserve it!! @killerwot

Thank you man, I'm shocked that I was considered for it. The Scholar and Scribe community and World Building community have been amazing places to hang out, and are definitely the main things that kept me on Hive, and at that, expanding the ideas for the world.

Good work, @killerwot! Your writing is wonderful!

Thank you so much, I've come a long way in the last couple of years of being here, and the confidence I've gained from writing publicly has been invaluable for my journey.

Congratulations to you @killerwot


Thank you so much, that means a lot to me.

It's a pleasure.

Amazing one.
Congratulations to you @killerwot


I really appreciate that, thank you!

Congratulations @killerwot you deserve it.

Thank you so much!

You're welcome

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Congratulations dear @killerwot๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ from all Grocko highlighted you sure are an interesting person, more grace dear friend๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hi @grocko I love your energy I literally played your introduction of Killerwot in my head and it was incredible๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Good job!

Always a #dreemerforlife

Thanks so much! I've done all I can to hone my writing skills, and since joining Hive, I've taken it pretty seriously which has also helped.

Excellent work deserves to be appraised, congratulations to you @killerwot for being on the spotlight. You sure deserve it


Thank you so much, I appreciate that!

Wow! wow! wow!

Congratulations @killerwot
Reading all these....
Mehn you deserve it!


Thanks man, I've worked hard to learn the craft of writing, and have taken a lot of ideas from people here on Hive, which has helped me hone my ability to tell stories.

You're most welcome bro

Wow, Scribe of the year? This is massive. I read a lot from this community and it's good to know we have amazing writers. Congrats @killerwot, the encomium is really deserved. Well done. This is worthy of emulation and a call to continue to do such great work on hive.


I can't believe I was chosen for this spotlight, I wasn't expecting it at all, but I'm honored to be chosen. There are so many great writers in this community, and on Hive in general, and I think in a way we've all been able to boost each other's understanding of writing where possible and that attitude is leading toward an explosion of very creative people. I can imagine a lot of novels and novellas will be produced by the artists of Hive in the future.

You are all doing well. We are so proud of Scribe and hive writers and I am glad to be tagging alongside you all. ๐Ÿ˜…

Wow! Congratulations ๐ŸŽŠ to you, @killerwot . The winnings are well deserved.


Thank you so much, I really wasn't expecting it.

Well, that's what makes it more beautiful. Hehe

Wow, congratulations @killerwot
It's well deserved

#dreemport #dreemerforlife

Thank you so much!

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

@nwothini335 you are the lucky winner of 100 Dreem Tokens for participating in Dreemportโ€™s Bounty.


Wow thanks a lot

Congratulations @meyateingi when I saw you won the HSBI I was happy for you โ˜บ๏ธ

Congratulations @killerwot you are super great continue being greatโ˜บ๏ธ


Thank you so much, I appreciate that!

Wow! I am literally playing up the introduction in my head and it is truly deserving. Congratulations on being the Scribe of the Year @killerwot. Keep up the good work.


Thanks so much for your comment, that means a lot! I'm still shocked that I was chosen for this, and I really appreciate this community, and Hive in general.

Congratulations to @killerwot, your work is inspirational. Keep doing great.

Fabulous #dreemerforlife

I'm delighted to hear that! Being considered inspiring, is inspiring to me haha

Congratulations @killerwot,it is well deserved.


Thanks so much, I appreciate that!

You are welcome ๐Ÿค—

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Congratulations to you @killerwot

Thank you very much!

Congratulations to you, @killerwot ! You are good at what you do! More wins!

Thanks, that means a lot! Bring on 2024!

I wish I can learn sci-fi writing from you @killerwot and congratulations to @meyateingi .

Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm always open to give pointers and enjoy talking about it as much as I enjoy writing it.

One thing I tend not to do is get bogged down in the details of the technology and stuff like that unless it's important. I prefer to get inside the heads of characters, who are dealing with a situation of some kind and set those scenarios on other worlds, or spaceships. I think that helps with realism, and I think people who aren't too into science fiction can appreciate the stories too.

There are daily prompts in the World Building Community which have been very helpful by inspiring many of the lesser details of each world, and sometimes answering one of their prompts, I think of scenarios that could be based around those details. Well worth checking out if you're interested in it.

Thank You for this details and I'll check out the community. I really need to develop myself in this field of writing

Congratulations for being on the spotlight @killerwot

Thank you!

Congratulations @killerwot you really did amazing your article are really nice

Congratulations to you once again, @killerwot. I tried clicking the the link to read the said novella but it didn't open. Maybe @grocko should check why the link isn't working.

Also wondering if @killerwot is still looking for an editor? If yes,I would love to know where you need help.

Wow, huge congratulations to @killerwot! ๐ŸŽ‰ Your dedication to the craft and passion for sci-fi truly shine through. Well-deserved Scribe of the Year! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Hello @killerwot. What an awesome honor that is well-deserved. Congratulations for a successful 2023 in the Community. Looking forward to reading you this year. Good luck on your Hive fiction-writing journey.

Thanks for sharing your works. Take care.

@grocko! You Are Alive so I just staked 0.1 $ALIVE to your account on behalf of @ justclickindiva. (3/10)

The tip has been paid for by the We Are Alive Tribe through the earnings on @alive.chat, feel free to swing by our daily chat any time you want, plus you can win Hive Power (2x 50 HP) and Alive Power (2x 500 AP) delegations (4 weeks), and Ecency Points (4x 50 EP), in our chat every day.

Yayyy, my man @killerwot. You more than deserve this. Always rooting for you, Man. You're amazing. Cheers to more wins and even bigger worlds. All the best.๐Ÿค—


Am fair chuffed for him. Congratulations @killerwot it is well deserved!

And am glad you said music too, as I whenever I am listening to Bad Manners I think of him and his stories!


$PIZZA slices delivered:
@samsmith1971(1/15) tipped @killerwot

Congratulations to killerwot๐ŸŽŠ ๐ŸŽŠ

I have read a few of your stories and it amazes me how you write with a strong passion, I hope you continue in this pattern. I also see Esther and I am not surprised either because she has been doing well remarkably well.
I'm a #dreemerforlife