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New here----hello
« on: February 15, 2012, 01:02:47 PM »
New here--just finished my first novel although I know I have a lot of work to do before I can publish it...wanted to say hi and thanks for having me

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Re: New here----hello
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 01:06:33 PM »
Welcome to My Writers Circle clk. 

Nice to have you with us. We're all here to learn and share.

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 01:19:20 PM »
Welcome to the Circle.
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Re: New here----hello
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 01:24:10 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Clk. :)

Congratulations on the progress of your novel. What genre is it?

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 01:25:27 PM »
Political Thriller ...thanks for asking

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 02:38:26 PM »
Welcome & congrats on your accomplishment  :)
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 10:24:58 PM »
Hi clk12565, welcome to MWC :) :) :)

Why don't you have a mosey over to our latest challenges, which are up for members' votes?

Poetry here and you have 3 votes: http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,41701.0.html The prompt for this was a picture [on this thread: http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,41504.0.html ]

Prose here for one vote: http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,41624.0.html This challenge was to write:  what you normally wouldn’t write: the bodice ripper otherwise known as romantica, the combination of erotica and romance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_novel

The genre has to have a romance and an optimistic ending. It can be as naughty as you like, but of course it can’t contain any seriously dirty words; this is an exercise in innuendo and imagination. You want to raise your Sunday school teacher’s eyebrows as high as possible without her turning you in to the pastor. Let’s shoot for between 250-750 words, but if you’ve really got it working a few hundred more will draw no disqualification.
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 09:14:16 AM »
Okay I think I wrote my introduction incorrectly...I just finished the first draft of my novel is what it should have said and therefore I know I have a lot of work to be done before it gets published...some of which I am lost on by the way....sorry for the misunderstanding

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 09:42:04 AM »
No problem, finishing the first draft is still a time to rejoice.  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 09:50:54 AM »
Don't fret. You provided enough information I, and most likely others, got what you were saying. ;)

Congratulations is still applicable. Relax, you're in the company of those who understand the significance of completing a first draft, as well as the joys of revisions. :D

You might find Ma's Editing List in the Authors' Resource Centre helpful. I suggest dropping down to Cold Eyes first. Time away from a manuscript works wonders for spotting errors previously overlooked.


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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 10:55:34 AM »
Thats awesome--thanks....my issue which I am having to overcome is specific to the first 50 pages or so and laying out normal before story or even during story since the groundwork/backstory is an important part of the story, but the need to do so limits action as opposed to a little later where the action is constant, but without the normal and or early backstory, the action later doesn't make sense. in other words I need the backstory to make sense of the action and am trying to have my cake and eat it too...I hope that makes sense....

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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 02:30:00 PM »
Welcome aboard. Who are some of your favourite authors?

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« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 02:44:30 PM »
Flynn, Patterson, Ludlum, Turrow, Baldacci, Martini, just to name a few

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 02:49:31 PM »
So, there's no prizes for guessing the genre you're going to write in.

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 03:10:47 PM »
I suppose not but I do have another one which is not in that genre....I'm just trying to figure this one out!!