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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Smile Hello Folks!

    New to this forum, working on my first novel (novella). Think I have something that might, just might be publishable, then again maybe not. Will see. Now working on the second draft.

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    Thank You all!

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    Welcome to AW Ralph! I find all you need to know about your WIP here at the cooler.
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    Ralph! Welcome.
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    Welcome! Enjoy exploring this place! You may want to post your request in the beta reader forum. There are lots of folks there who are ready and willing to help everyone in reviewing their work. You'll be impressed by the quality of feedback you'll get from folks there. Again, enjoy yourself here!
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    Welcome, Ralph! Glad you joined.
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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Thank you all. I'll probably post something as soon as I start my second draft. I got at least one good review of sorts but it was biased, she is an ex-girlfriend of mine.

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    Wecome to AW! Don't worry about writing it over again and again. Thats a good sign, your recognizing improvements you need to make. I had to rewrite my first two chapters twice. Its a labor of love. Have fun and keep writing. There are great people here to help you. Have to go, my kids are tearing up the living room.

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    If you want critique, try posting it (one chapter at a time) in the "secret" forum here that is called "Share Your Work" (scroll down, it's password protected but the password is right there).



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    An old, sappy, and happy one. Requiescat In Pace CACTUSWENDY's Avatar
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    Welcome and congratulations on finishing a first draft.

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    Welcome and keep working on your novel. While you're not convinced it's ready it most probably isn't. But don't worry. There's stacks of help here.

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    Welcome and enjoy.





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    Welcome Ralph.

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    Yeah it is going to take some work. I left a few things out the first time around. As for my popcorn, hot, light on the butter with healthy amount of salt!

    :-)

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    Hey, Ralph! Welcome aboard!
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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Posted the intro to my novel in the pw locked section. It is very short. Right now I am re-reading my novel and cleaning up the adverbs and trying to get rid of all that passive voice.

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    Hello, Ralph! ...So....what do you write? ^^ I write paranormal, myself.

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    So...run with it! Run with it, naked and screaming Nordic battle cries. That normally works for me.
    Ha. Woot, Zoombie. :P

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    Ralph! Welcome to AW.

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    In Search of the Throne of Stars Ralph Pines's Avatar
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    Fantasy/Sci-fi although my first novel falls in the general fiction category.

    Quote Originally Posted by ima_brat93 View Post
    Hello, Ralph! ...So....what do you write? ^^ I write paranormal, myself.

    -Sam

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    to AW.

    Hope you enjoy your stay with us.

    Good luck with your Novel.

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