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Thread: Hi From Chicago!

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    Red face Hi From Chicago!

    Hi Everyone,

    You can call me Parker.

    I'm 25 years old. I have always loved to write even as a child but didn't become serious about it until high school when I first started to share my writing through fan fiction. I have 3 unfinished novels from a few years back when I took a hiatus from writing when I had my first child.

    I realize there is no other career I'd rather have than writing professionally and have taken a less stressful job than I previously had to really delve into it (with less pay
    :-( ).

    I hope to finish one of my novels by my 26th birthday and my vision is to one day be a successful published author.

    The genre's I enjoy to write for are young adult and commercial romance. I don't write thrillers or suspense but I love reading them.

    I've been told to have a strong voice and an ear for dialog when I've shared my writing. My weakest point is grammar. I have several editors(friends and family). So while I wouldn't be much help for that I wouldn't mind giving feedback based on dialogue, characterization and theme.

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    nutruring tomorrows criminals today PorterStarrByrd's Avatar
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    practical experience, FTW wazzujim's Avatar
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    Good luck Parker. We'll be rooting for you!

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    practical experience, FTW Rockweaver's Avatar
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    Hi Parker welcome aboard
    2 projects to write
    3 projects to edit
    7 days a week that i work
    Needs a real day off

    Happiness is like a bird. The damn thing keeps flying away. Next time I find it I will shoot it and have it stuffed.

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    Thanks for sharing. I am a newbie too. I look forward to reading your writing and sharing mine.
    Toby Leeson
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    The Old Curmudgeon F.L.N's Avatar
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    Welcome to AW!

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    From one Chicagoan to another, welcome!
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    Not too old to learn Nickie's Avatar
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    Hello there Peter, and welcome to AW.

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    New Fish; Exploring the Written Sea Rbrown8384's Avatar
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    Hello Parker!Welcome!

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    One evil little baby step at a time Griffin Hayes's Avatar
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    Welcome to AW!

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    Welcome to the forum Parker!

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    Hi there, have a great time in the forums

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    The Anti-Magdalene KellyAssauer's Avatar
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    Hi Parker!

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    figuring it all out Ella Press's Avatar
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    Welcome Parker, love your name! Can I borrow it?
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