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|12-09-2012, 07:42 AM||#1|
Bring me a knitting needle.
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Oregon, USA
Took me a while to drum up the courage to post an intro, as I haven't done this in ages. I'm a long-time participant in NaNoWriMo, took time off in 2010 to work on an outside project -- then was unable to finish it due to serious health problems. I used to be one of those naive writers who believed that the only thing that could stop me from writing was my own insecurity, but boy did life ever prove me wrong.
I'm back on the horse now, wrapping up the first-draft of that same fantasy novel, and hoping it will turn out to be my big breakthrough to publication. I got my feet wet a few years ago shopping around the erotic novel I wrote for NaNo 2008, so I'm one clue away from clueless (take that as you will).
I tend to become obsessed with books about writing (James Frey, Lajos Egri, David Mamet, Ursula Le Guin) and regularly fall in love with words (current crush: "acclivity"). I'm a cynic at heart, but also a former moderator of the NaNo Newbies Forum and a former Municipal Liaison, which means I'm allowed to be sarcastically derisive and glue plot-bunnies together out of puff-balls and pipe-cleaners.
My enthusiasm often outstrips my physical resources, but I hope to become a regular here at AW.
P.S. If anyone recognizes my avatar, I will <3 U 4EVAR.
|12-09-2012, 07:44 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The 5-0 (cue theme music).
Hello. to the Water Cooler!
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|12-09-2012, 02:08 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: He doesn't think he's smarter than everyone else, he knows he's smarter than everyone else.
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|12-09-2012, 03:43 PM||#7|
I fight like a dairy farmer
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Lincolnshire Wolds
Welcome Patsy! Er, I mean, Atalanta.
I'm a NaNo convert myself as of this year (also writing fantasy), so look forward to seeing you around on the forums.
'Everything you want is on the other side of fear.' Jack Canfield
The Wrecklings (Corussa 1) - 92k, draft #137ish
The Retosphere (Corussa 2) - 51K, first (short) draft still gathering dust
The Insert-Title-Here (Corussa 3) - Will be written once Wrecklings and Retosphere are done and dusted!
The Crown Capassia (Corussa 4) - Ah ha. Ah ha ha ha
|12-09-2012, 05:08 PM||#9|
practical experience, FTW
Join Date: Dec 2012
Author of "The Servant"
EBook available at Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple iBooks.
Print edition available from CreateSpace
Check out my blog: http://robertgonko.wordpress.com
|12-09-2012, 06:07 PM||#10|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hello, and welcome!
|12-09-2012, 06:14 PM||#11|
Not too old to learn
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dendermonde, Belgium
Welcome to the forums!
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My blog: http://nickiesviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com
|12-09-2012, 06:54 PM||#12|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Off the Reservation
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|12-10-2012, 12:46 AM||#15|
This is not Kelly Kapoor Story Hour
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fort Stewart, GA
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