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TAR11
08-20-2011, 02:51 AM
Hi everybody, I recently completed work on my first novel and am currently working on the second. Great to be here.

Alessandra Kelley
08-20-2011, 02:54 AM
Hello and welcome to AW.

Jodie2611
08-20-2011, 03:01 AM
Hi, I am new too! Well done on completing your first :Clap:

Western Writer
08-20-2011, 03:02 AM
Congrats on your first completed novel and best of luck on the second. Great feeling when you type (or keyboard) that concluding sentence.

Maryn
08-20-2011, 03:10 AM
Hiya, Tar. I'm usually silly or facetious in welcome posts, but today I feel more reflective. Will you share with us one thing you learned in the writing of the novel? Just one. It doesn't even have to be the most important, just something that you didn't realize or understand until you were actually writing the novel.

Maryn, shaking hands

TAR11
08-20-2011, 03:28 AM
Hi Maryn, the one thing that really took me by surprise while I was writing was how difficult it was to explain and connect ideas that I had planned on for so long. I didn't really recognize just how hard it could be to string together a plot that had been a series of disjointed events in my head without seeming episodic. I learned to make the events flow smoothly eventually, but I struggled at first and it may even show.

Soccer Mom
08-20-2011, 03:34 AM
Welcome aboard. :) Congrats on finishing a novel. It's a great feeling to have the first one under your belt. Once you know you can do it, you can do it again and again.

CACTUSWENDY
08-20-2011, 03:43 AM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
How do you like your popcorn?

If you go to the bottom of the page to the 'forum jump' you can scroll down and find all the areas of this place. After you post 50 posts you can use the SYW areas to get help there. The password for some of the areas is…..vista. A word to the wise, it would be a good idea to participate first in helping others before you think about posting your own work. After you have been around here for awhile, then post something of your own for help. Good luck.

Alynza
08-20-2011, 05:08 AM
Hello & Welcome! :)

parumpdragon
08-20-2011, 07:45 AM
welcome

rhetoric by rosalie
08-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Hello and congrats on your good work. Let us know when it's published. I'd love to read it. :welcome:

dazzlejazz
08-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Welcome and well done on the novel! I'm still at that stage of trying to piece all those ideas together!

Nickie
08-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Hi there, and welcome to the Cooler.


Nickie

thehairymob
08-20-2011, 09:07 PM
:hi::hooray:

jamiehall
08-20-2011, 09:31 PM
:welcome: :TheWave: :welcome:
:hooray: :partyguy: :PartySmil :banana: :banana: :Jump: :banana: :wag:

xXVampyrePrincessXx
08-21-2011, 06:17 AM
Welcome :)

~Amber~

KitCat
08-21-2011, 11:20 PM
Hi, welcome :)

andreea
08-21-2011, 11:56 PM
Welcome and good luck!

IsisAnalysis
08-22-2011, 01:51 AM
Hello and welcome. :e2paperba

melnve
08-22-2011, 06:38 AM
Hi and welcome! Congratulations on finishing your first novel, I finished my first not long ago and am now in the miserable editing stage.

Nephthis
08-22-2011, 12:07 PM
Hello! Congrats on the first novel! Have you gone through the editing and beta reader phases?

regdog
08-22-2011, 11:42 PM
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lufftocraft
08-23-2011, 01:03 AM
Welcome and congrats on the first book! Hope to see your work someday!

CarrieAnn
08-23-2011, 12:53 PM
Welcome! :)