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    Ghost amidst the caligraphy. Blackfire's Avatar
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    Returning from long hiatus

    Good day, AW,

    I had spent quite a while on these forums and learned quite a bit. However, I lost a lot of drive to write, as horrible as that is, because of my studies and life in general.

    Thankfully, though, I manged to get myself a better laptop, up-to-date word processing software, and most importantly, the desire to write again. So, though I am not 'new' here per se, I figured this thread would be a good place to re-introduce myself.

    So hello again, AW. It's good to be back.

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    I'm glad you're ready to jump back in the saddle! May your muse come swiftly and sweetly.

    Welcome back.

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    Many thanks for receiving me in the manner so representative of AW, Askew.

    My muse has been quite kind as of late, resulting in quite a bit of progress on one of my projects, which I am eager to share in the SYW thread...As soon as I remember how to get there. >_>;
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    Greetings and Salutations! Glad to see you're getting back into the swing of things.
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    Thank you, everyone.

    I've put up something in the SYW thread [now that I've found it again; seriously, was it always that inconspicuous?], and I'm looking for some feedback, if anyone is interested.

    As always, I'm willing to look at many genres for crit, but the depth of my critiques is dependent on how familiar I am with the genre.

    But now I'm just shamelessly promoting...

    Thank you all again for your warm welcome. [back, that is]
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    Tell you what, I'm about to get off work so I don't have the time now, but I will make an effort to read it soon. If you get impatient, message me and remind me because I'm also forgetful. Just keep in mind, romance writing isn't always my cup of tea, but it might do me well to step outside of my box.
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    Very kind of you, sir. Any and all feedback is welcome, just be sure to read the warnings I've included in the opening.

    It's nothing smutty, but as you said, not everyone's cup of tea.
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    Your warnings don't scare me, Blackie.

    You know what, I made time. I just put my critique up, and I must say my answer is yes, I'd like to see more. I'm not an expert in this genre, but I've stated my reasoning.

    I wish you the best. Let me know if you need any more readings from a fish out of water.
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    Oh, if you write romance we need to be friends, for sure. PM me if you like. I'm always on the hunt for like-minded writing buddies.

    Look at you- back and already everyone is chomping at the bit, ready to be helpful! Exciting, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Write_Askew View Post
    Oh, if you write romance we need to be friends, for sure. PM me if you like. I'm always on the hunt for like-minded writing buddies.

    Look at you- back and already everyone is chomping at the bit, ready to be helpful! Exciting, isn't it?
    I've always been fond of romance, so I'd certainly enjoy having someone who I can rely on to read my things, as well as someone who can provide me with some fluffy words of romantic goodness. ;P

    As well, AW has always been helpful. The only reason I had spent time away was because I wasn't writing. And really, that's what this place is about, no? Well, reading too, but that goes hand in hand. Like a romantic relationship, or some other really obvious and dull analogy.

    Quote Originally Posted by captain_ryan View Post
    Your warnings don't scare me, Blackie.

    You know what, I made time. I just put my critique up, and I must say my answer is yes, I'd like to see more. I'm not an expert in this genre, but I've stated my reasoning.

    I wish you the best. Let me know if you need any more readings from a fish out of water.
    Ah, yes. I was pleased to see the lengthy review you gave, as I said over in that thread. I'm posting up the next chapter for review, because I'm not as confident in that one, and I certainly could use some advice as to what's wrong with it, if you've the time.
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    Oh, fluffiness shall abound then. I just submitted my most recent and I'm getting ready to research and outline my newest. My goal is to have it written by mid-January at the latest. That will give me (and you if you want!) plenty of warm and fluffy scenes to read on those snowy winter nights.

    Good times...

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    Sounds lovely, Askew. :3 PM me at your leisure with the link to some of your work if you're looking for some feedback.
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