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    Greetings from China

    Hi, I'm Amanda. I am an American living in Hunan, China. I came here to teach, but my husband has a good job at a computer game company so I am quitting my job in Jan to focus on my writing.

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    Welcome. How is it living in China?

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    Hello Amanda Welcome to AW there's 70000000 people just in Hunan You must have a lot of friends
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwm4768 View Post
    Welcome. How is it living in China?
    Right now it's COLD! We might be having our first snow of the year this weekend. Not excited for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booker Boo View Post
    Hello Amanda Welcome to AW there's 70000000 people just in Hunan You must have a lot of friends
    I live in the largest city in Hunan, but it still gets pretty lonely Hunan is still kind of "rural" so we don't have that large of an expat community and my Chinese is pitiful. But that is kind of why I am here. I really need a writing community to be part of and there isn't anything local.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda R. View Post
    I live in the largest city in Hunan, but it still gets pretty lonely Hunan is still kind of "rural" so we don't have that large of an expat community and my Chinese is pitiful. But that is kind of why I am here. I really need a writing community to be part of and there isn't anything local.

    My guess is that Changsha is a capital city of Hunan. There isn't the expat community in China coz China wasnt popular for business and living. But imagine your book becomes popular just in Hunan and sells in 70 million copies. Imagine the whole China

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    Hi Amanda! What do you write? I'm in Hong Kong

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amanda R. View Post

    ... my husband has a good job at a computer game company so I am quitting my job in Jan to focus on my writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booker Boo View Post
    My guess is that Changsha is a capital city of Hunan. There isn't the expat community in China coz China wasnt popular for business and living. But imagine your book becomes popular just in Hunan and sells in 70 million copies. Imagine the whole China

    remember me if this happens
    Thanks for the encouragement! That is my dream, anyway. I've actually been reading a lot about the benefits of a local writing group, so I am thinking of trying to host one myself. There are a few expats in Changsha that are writers, but we are kind of spread out all over the city. It will be getting everyone together that will be the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trocadero View Post
    Hi Amanda! What do you write? I'm in Hong Kong
    Oh, wow. Hong Kong is great. It is so different from Mainland!

    I write a little of everything. I am hoping my first romance novel will be coming out early in 2013. I want to write a cookbook for people living abroad. I have a huge plan in mind for writing a mystery series/comic crossover. I just have lots of ideas and will now hopefully have time to bring some of them to life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavern08 View Post
    Lucky you!
    Yeah, I'm really lucky. He is my biggest cheerleader. But, living in China our expenses are very, very low, so we can afford to live on one income. I would never be able to do this in the States.
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