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Offline Merewords9801

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Hey. I'm new!
« on: August 24, 2010, 09:13:21 PM »
Hello all!
I'm an aspiring young author.
I joined so that I could get positive feedback and constructive criticism from other, more advanced writers!
Glad to be here :)

Offline Skip Slocum

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010, 10:45:15 PM »
Welcome to the Circle.

Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010, 10:50:21 PM »
Thank you! :)

Offline Maimi

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 11:12:43 PM »
Hello Merewords,

Welcome to the forum.

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I joined so that I could get positive feedback and constructive criticism from other, more advanced writers!
You'll find a large variety of writers here, as well as helpful information.

What genre interest you?

-Maimi

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 11:34:12 PM »
Welcome to My Writers Circle, Merewords9801,

Positive feedback and constructive criticism is what we do here, so it appears you have come to the right place. Feel free to poke around and make some new friends. As you're wandering the dusty halls and corridors, be careful not to trip over any of our members who may be napping there. These are the same folks you'll be looking to get constructive criticism from.

In your travels, don't forget to check out our forum etiquette here:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=7415.0

Also, take a look at the stickies at the top of each board. They will give you an idea of what gets posted where.

You will notice that we have two boards for posting your work. The first is the Review board.  This is where you would post any segment of work you need specific help with. Read the critiquing guidelines and don't be bashful about offering any of your own advice you think may be helpful. This will give you an idea of what to expect when you post your own work.

The other board for posting is The Gallery. This is primarily for finished pieces you would like to share with other members. Give that a look as well. Poetry gets its own section and plenty of action.

Moderators are the guys and girls with the blue stars. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have, and so will any of our members. Just ask. Enjoy.
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Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 07:29:26 AM »
Wow Thanks guys!
Maimi - I really like writing fiction. The larger projects (that I hope to be novels) are usually fantasy or adventure. I try to avoid the cliche "Lord-of-the-Rings" type settings in those and make up new and creative places, worlds, civilizations, etc. It's so entertaining!
I also write some shorter, non-fiction stories based on my experiences. (Though sometimes it's hard to differentiate if it is fiction or non-fiction).
Thank  you so much! I have to get used to constructive criticism! I always take it so personally because I love my writing and my characters! Haha :)

don86usa - Thank you!!! I'm excited to be here! As I said to Maimi, I have to get used to constructive criticism if I plan to be an author! :)

Offline thatollie

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 05:03:22 AM »
Welcome aboard. Who are your favourite authors?
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Offline Merewords9801

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 07:24:21 AM »
Hmmm...
I really enjoy Ted Dekker. He's probably my favorite at the moment.
And of course, I'm a Harry Potter fan. :)
But I also like classics from the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen.
I also enjoy Libba Bray, Frank Peretti, Tolkien...
So much more!
I'm always up for book suggestions, though. Who are some of your favorites?

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 08:15:40 AM »
I'm a big fan of Frank Herbert (In fact I acquired his last two Dune novels yesterday), Fritz Leiber, Jack Vance, Neal Stephenson, M Johnn Harrison, Michael Moorcock... etc etc.
What are you currently reading?
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 08:17:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Thatollie: If I remember correctly, Dune was the first novel I ever read. Loved it. Frank Herbert = Legend.
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 08:19:23 AM »
Welcome to the forum.

Thatollie: If I remember correctly, Dune was the first novel I ever read. Loved it. Frank Herbert = Legend.
Perhaps it was the first worthwhile novel you ever read.
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Offline Joe Mynhardt

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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2010, 08:26:24 AM »
Perhaps it was the first worthwhile novel you ever read.
Most likely.

Sorry for highjacking your thread Merewords. We're a real talkative bunch.
Perhaps it's from all the hours we spend writing in isolation.  :)
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 08:32:16 AM »
You don't write in isolation, you're more a part of the world than ever before.
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2010, 08:38:03 AM »
You don't write in isolation, you're more a part of the world than ever before.

Mmm, never thought of it like that. Very true. No wonder I don't feel lonely anymore after
I started writing.  :D
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Re: Hey. I'm new!
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2010, 08:45:54 AM »
Mmm, never thought of it like that. Very true. No wonder I don't feel lonely anymore after
I started writing.  :D
Or maybe it's because now you got me!

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