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sammyig
10-24-2006, 07:27 AM
I'm new to Absolute Write and hope that this will be a great place for me to talk about writing. Maybe it will even help me achieve my dream.

kborsden
10-24-2006, 07:38 AM
hey there
welcome!!!

Kentuk
10-24-2006, 07:49 AM
Welcome! Sorry you can't talk here. Its like a library. If you want to say anything you''re have to tap the keys on the console thingie in front of you.

Kentuk

Doctor Zhivago is one of my favorites too. I love how the plot boils down to seemingly random encounters and of course his manic writing when he and Lara make the irrational decision to return to Varykino. The last four times I've read the book I couldn't get past that chapter dreading what follows.

alleycat
10-24-2006, 08:17 AM
Hi, Sammy.

Welcome to AW.

ac

Nickie
10-24-2006, 09:51 AM
Hi there, and welcome!


Nickie

Odile
10-24-2006, 01:24 PM
Hi there Sammy, tell us some more about yourself, please...
I don't know much about West Virginia.

Odile

MacAllister
10-24-2006, 01:59 PM
Hiya, Sammy, and welcome to the Cooler. :)

K1P1
10-24-2006, 02:21 PM
Hi Sammy, welcome to AW. I'm over the mountains in SW Virginia. Who knows, we might be close to each other. :) I also have a background in dance (mostly modern, but some ballet, jazz and most recently belly dance), so it's interesting that you wrote about fitting pointe shoes.

I disagree with Kentuck - You can talk about writing here, but you can also write about talking...

What kind of novel are you writing? Hope to see you around AW and get to know you better.

travelgal
10-24-2006, 03:08 PM
Tap away, mate. Welcome to the mayhem.:)

KTC
10-24-2006, 03:09 PM
Hey Sammy,

It's an absolutely fantastic place to talk about writing. You will grow here.

Welcome.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
10-24-2006, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Cooler, Sammy. It's a fun place, a serious place, a place to learn and a place to goof off.

We do a lot of that last one around here.

Scarlett_156
10-24-2006, 07:32 PM
Hi there! :)

sammyig
10-24-2006, 07:46 PM
Odile,

West Virginia is part of the Appalachian forest. The Appalachian forest is where a good bit of hardwood lumber is harvested for the United States. So, we have scenery. Lots of undulating hills and trees, as well as some really beautiful wildflowers in the spring.

More about me? Let's see, I have lived in West Virginia for most of my life, except for a 6 month stint in Baton Rouge, La. That was in 2000. I have two undergraduate degrees, one in Theatre with design emphasis and another in Art History.

I've studied vampires- folklore, myths, and popular culture since I was very young. My father bought me a book called "Meet the Vampire" by Georgess McHargue when I was 3, and that was basically the end of things.

K1P1,

My novel...

Ahh, I'm in love with it. I'm about halfway through the story at present. It is about a 13 year old street kid who ends up getting turned into a vampire by Dracula.

I would say my biggest conundrum with my book at present is that with the amount of violence and language...I worry wether I should market it as YA or fantasy. It definately isn't horror- though I would love to write a horror novel someday. Just haven't caught the idea for it yet :).

But I probably don't need to worry about all of that- just need to finish writing this one *l*

Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome!

san_remo_ave
10-24-2006, 09:32 PM
Hi Sammy,

Welcome to AW! You've come to the right place!

Freckles
10-24-2006, 09:45 PM
Welcome and keep working for that dream! AW has helped me so much.

joymark
10-25-2006, 12:41 AM
Welcome.

Soccer Mom
10-25-2006, 01:17 AM
Hi Sammy and welcome. We have forums for Horror and Fantasy and YA. Don't worry about marketing yet. Just write it and then decide where it belongs. We loooove vampires around here.

Cath
10-25-2006, 05:25 AM
:welcome:

Odile
10-25-2006, 10:05 AM
West Virginia is part of the Appalachian forest. The Appalachian forest is where a good bit of hardwood lumber is harvested for the United States. So, we have scenery. Lots of undulating hills and trees, as well as some really beautiful wildflowers in the spring.


I'm not going to tell my husband about this... He loves forest and hills and will probably want to come and live at your place...

More about me? Let's see, I have lived in West Virginia for most of my life, except for a 6 month stint in Baton Rouge, La. That was in 2000. I have two undergraduate degrees, one in Theatre with design emphasis and another in Art History.


I've met some students from Baton Rouge when studying myself. I'm not familiar with the undergraduate system. I love theatre though, did some Berthold Brecht and streettheater as an amateurproject. I also write some critics for the local theatre and do some organisatory work, all volontary. But my main interest is humans... I chose Psychology. Now I'm writing a book on thinking. The Dutch version is finished (first version) and being read now, the English version is almost finished.

I've studied vampires- folklore, myths, and popular culture since I was very young. My father bought me a book called "Meet the Vampire" by Georgess McHargue when I was 3, and that was basically the end of things.

My husband relaxes by watching those, one of his close friends at school ended up making moovies with them.

Thanks for telling more about yourself.

Jack_Roberts
11-02-2006, 12:09 AM
Velcome!

writerterri
11-03-2006, 09:10 PM
If it possible to dream it's possible to achieve. Welcome to AW! Hope you find what you need while you're here.

Terri