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Offline squebble

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Hello to all!
« on: February 16, 2012, 05:51:42 AM »
Hi!

What an amazing resource this place is. Ahh! So pleased I stumbled across it.

I'm a 28 year old English teacher from the UK, harbouring a not-so-secret desire to be a writer. As I often tell my pupils, I'd live in a cardboard box if I could hold my published novel in my hands! I love teaching more than I can say, but writing for a living is the one dream I really hunger after, and I'm going to do everything I can to make it come true. The way I see it, I will be a writer: I'm just not there yet. Don't care how long it takes, I'm going to do it! Haha!

I've written my first book; it's a Young Adult sci-fi/pre-post-apocalyptic peculiarity that is also the first of a trilogy. I've had some vague agency interest, which is exciting, and have been given guidelines for some edits before resubmission. I've also just started a new one, completely outside the trilogy, which is exciting me so much at the moment all I can do is write! My cats feel very neglected.

Anyway, I look forward to chatting lots, and to sharing ideas and begging for advice!

:)

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Re: Hello to all!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 07:01:27 AM »
Welcome to the site, squebble.

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Re: Hello to all!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 07:16:03 AM »
Nice to meet you,Squebble!

Congrats on completing your book :D That in itself is quite an accomplishment!

You’ve just become part of a wonderful writing community.  

Please take a moment to read the guidelines for forum etiquette -

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php/topic,7415.0.html

Now, go have fun exploring the site!   You'll find Blue stickies (with the push-pin icons) at the top of each board.  Read these.  They’ll help you find your way around and acquaint you with the local customs.   We do ask that you offer feedback to other writers before asking for the same.  

Consider entering any open flash fiction or poetry contests.  They’re fun and anonymous.  

And, If you ever get stuck in one of the dark, winding tunnels or have a question  feel free to pm a moderator – we’re the ones with blue stars over our heads.

Most of all, enjoy hanging out with the writers on MWC ;D

Laura
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Re: Hello to all!
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 08:03:58 AM »
Welcome to MWC!

Hope you have a great time! =D

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Re: Hello to all!
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:33:59 AM »
Hello Squebble and welcome to MWC. Congratulations on having your first MS out and generating some interest. I wish you great luck.

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 08:47:19 AM »
Welcome to the Circle.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 09:21:18 AM »
Thanks folks! I've spent the morning reading lots on here, and there are some seriously talented individuals. Not sure how I've not come across this forum before, but I'm glad I have now!

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Re: Hello to all!
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 11:56:50 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Squebble. :)

Congratulations on your novel and the progress of other works.

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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 02:36:33 PM »
Welcome aboard. Who are some of your favourite authors?