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Brett Matthew West
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Gender: Male
Born: December 24, 1959
Member: Premier Author
Joined: January 2015
You are enjoying another piece of writing penned by the NUMBER 5 RANKED SCRIPT WRITER OF THE YEAR FOR 2019!!!

My reviews are mere suggestions. Feel free to use anything that provides assistance and/or chuck the whole shebang.


Shape Shifter - Chapter 13 finished 4th in the Book of the Month contest for October 2021.

Giddyup nominated for Story of the Month for May 2021.

Jump Seat finished 2nd in the Share Your Story Site Contest on December 21, 2019.

Pikesville finished 2nd in the Story in a Poem site contest for May 9, 2019!!!

Meeting Cody - Part Two nominated for Story of the Month for December 2017!!!

Unwanted Dog finished 3rd in the July 2017 Book of the Month Contest!!!

I Had My Chance finished 2nd in the This Sentence Starts The Story site-sponsored contest on June 6, 2018.

Pastrami finished 2nd in the Share A Story In A Poem site-sponsored contest on July 24, 2018

I am well pleased that you have discovered reading my writing is a wonderful way to spend quality time!!!

If you can not give my writing an honest review, instead of a FanStory good ole boy, I'll give you a five star review and in return you give me one no matter how atrocious the writing is, I would much rather you gave me no review at all as I do not have any intention of playing that game. Don't like that, get over it!

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FanStory wrote to Brett Matthew West: Jacket finished second in the contest "~ Family Story ~ (fiction)"
October 8, 2021 at 2:10AM

Brett Matthew West: Why does life have to happen and the carefree days of innocence disappear forever?
January 20, 2021 at 5:10AM
    Allezw2: It doesn't have to, and that is why we have intellect and imagination and words to express our feelings if we only will!
    March 12, 2021 at 2:08AM
    Bonnie Seach : It is simple. A human is designed to advance to full growth, strength and maturity. This incorporates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the nature of each individual. Imagine a 45 year old male that isn't potty trained or a 35 year old woman who cannot nurture and nourish her infant. If each individual functions properly the whole body of a family is built up to strengthen one another, society and an entire nation.
    May 1, 2021 at 8:17AM

Brett Matthew West: Had a bit of a discussion the other day about should you be in a public location and encounter a person (or couple) with a child on a leash, is it bad form to ask if the youngster is a rescue? Any thoughts?
June 7, 2020 at 11:02AM
    CD Richards: As long as one parent is following along with the pooper-scooper and cleaning up any messes produced, I'd be inclined to just let them be.
    June 7, 2020 at 11:49AM
    Allezw2: None of your business unless the child is being physically abused. In a crowded area, pre-Pandemic, it is the most secure way to keep track of a child, Carrying a child can be physically challenging for the parent of caretaker, especially if they are beyond the twenty-pound or over size and lack a proper carrier designed for such duty.
    November 28, 2020 at 12:44AM

Brett Matthew West: With two days to go before my Brett Matthew West Prose Challenge contest, which by the way filled completely up, I would like to thank all 17 members who entered the contest. That in itself makes the contest more successful to me, especially since it is not a poetry contest. Perhaps I will run this contest again sometime?
April 24, 2020 at 7:53PM
    nor84: You might think about making it winner-take-all. Some prose writers, me included, don't like the split-pot.
    April 24, 2020 at 10:37PM
    Brett Matthew West: That's a good suggestion, Nor. Perhaps I will do that.
    April 25, 2020 at 7:47AM
    Brad Bennett: Brett, thank you for your well thought out contest. You gave ample time to write, and you provided a good minimum word count. That way a long piece like mine, still has a chance. Well done. Looking forward to your next one. Brad Bennett
    December 4, 2020 at 5:32PM

Brett Matthew West: A wife tells her husband, "I have blisters on my hands from the broom."

Husband replies, "Next time take the car."
April 17, 2020 at 8:44AM
    CD Richards: I had much the same conversation with my other half once. I've still got the bruises to prove it.
    April 19, 2020 at 3:37AM

FanStory wrote to Brett Matthew West: Eve of Destruction finished second in the contest "200 Word Story"
March 29, 2020 at 1:10PM

Brett Matthew West: Okay prose writers. Many of us feel like there's not that many opportunities on this site for us. Several good writers have left because of it, and recently I posted a poem about my own thoughts regarding that subject. Here is a chance for prose writers to participate in a contest. It is called Did You See That. Why not check it out? Who knows. Maybe this is the sort of thing that will lead to more opportunities for prose writers to get more involved with this site. At least, what's the harm in taking a peek?
March 25, 2020 at 8:06AM
    March 25, 2020 at 2:25PM
    giraffmang: Hmm... bemoaning the lack of prose opportunities but choose to write a poem about it... perhaps a tad ironic... lol
    March 25, 2020 at 2:41PM
    Susan Larson: Re the comment below: Maybe the only way to have your work read is to write a poem.
    March 26, 2020 at 4:36PM

Brett Matthew West: Tom, received my award tonight. NICE!!! Appreciate it very much.
February 13, 2020 at 8:02PM
    Eve Lovell: Congrats!!! Eve.
    February 14, 2020 at 8:54PM

Brett Matthew West: Do you ever allow your characters to write? If so, have any of their scribblings appeared "on-screen"?
January 28, 2020 at 6:31AM
    WryWriter: Interesting.
    January 29, 2020 at 2:28AM
    Bicpen: My characters take a life of their own on paper but the only thing that scribbles is me and sometimes its like i've used a crayon with the word redrum read backwards.
    January 29, 2020 at 4:28PM

Brett Matthew West: One of the beauties in writing stories is not the fact tropes, themes, and even plots recur. It's how they're told. Even if we've read the plot before, the real beauty lies in the wide-eyed wonderful way the elements of the story and its characters are pieced together.
January 27, 2020 at 5:46AM
    Bicpen: I like that ... writing should always have life and the way it is percieved bring new life to every reader from a cubist mentality to the more naturalistic realist or even the impressionist ... words are the coulors and together they paint the picture which we as the authors may already know what it is but for fresh eyes to peer beholds the new imagination of an individual frontier.
    January 29, 2020 at 4:32PM

Brett Matthew West: You will only get a memorable action scene when it arises from characterization. For example, if you write a one dimensional character you will get a one dimensional scene.
January 26, 2020 at 6:07AM

FanStory wrote to Brett Matthew West: Congratulations! #5 Ranked Script Writer of 2019!
January 5, 2020 at 2:29PM

Brett Matthew West: Just a quick note to those I owe reviews to: currently I am running between trying to at least keep up with responses to reviews I have received and my 12 year old being in the hospital, where he has been for the last four days. However, I will write these reviews when I get the opportunity.
November 7, 2019 at 5:26AM
    giraffmang: All the best to your wee one, Brett. G
    November 7, 2019 at 5:50AM
    Brett Matthew West: Thanks G-Man. Getting him home would go a long way in improving matters.
    November 7, 2019 at 7:46AM
    judester: Get the young one home, we can wait. Bless you both.
    November 7, 2019 at 8:41AM
    damommy: I'm so sorry to hear of your little one's illness. Hope he gets to come home soon.
    November 7, 2019 at 2:28PM
    WryWriter: Wishing your son a speedy recovery.

    November 7, 2019 at 9:27PM
    Diana L Crawford: Sending prayers for your son xoxo
    November 7, 2019 at 11:40PM

Brett Matthew West: No matter how good a writer you are you will never be good enough...for the wrong reader.
October 30, 2019 at 1:08PM

Brett Matthew West: Prose writers, are you aware there is daily discussion occurring in the Story Writing Forum? Why not join in?
October 15, 2019 at 6:38AM

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