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|12-15-2012, 04:37 PM||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2012
My name's Simon, 24, from England - but currently living in Slovenia. (because that didn't sound like a dating ad...)
Anyway, I'm here because I recently started writing. Lots of people have told me I write well, so when I had an idea for a sci-fi, space-opera-style book I started writing it, quickly found that writing a book is hard, and thought I'd join a community like this to hopefully improve my writing, as well as adding something to the community here.
My favourite genre of reading is sci-fi/space opera, although I am happy to read most books once - and am yet to find one I couldn't finish! Favourite authors include Iain M Banks, Alistair Reynolds, Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, CS Lewis, Tolkien, Philip K Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jules Vernes, ...
|12-15-2012, 05:27 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: On Dasher, on Dancer, on Starscream. Starscream? Wait, what?
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|12-15-2012, 06:56 PM||#7|
Is a chilly.
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hello, and welcome!
|12-15-2012, 07:18 PM||#9|
nurturing tomorrows criminals today
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Moose Creek, Maine
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|12-15-2012, 10:59 PM||#12|
Not too old to learn
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dendermonde, Belgium
Hello there Simon, and welcome to AW.
My website: www.nickiefleming.com
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My blog: http://nickiesviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com
|12-16-2012, 03:51 AM||#15|
Historicals and Horror rule
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Winter Haven, Florida
Welcome and enjoy.
"Chronology is not destiny"
Donald Michael Platt
"If, as Napoleon said, History is a myth agreed upon, let mine be the definitive myth."
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|12-16-2012, 08:53 AM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The 5-0 (cue theme music).
Hello. to the Water Cooler!
Write. Edit. Rinse, repeat.
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|12-16-2012, 09:23 AM||#17|
practical experience, FTW
Join Date: Jan 2012
Welcome. Space opera is awesome.
My writing blog: Ryan Mueller's Writing (updated 12/18)
The Fantasy Reading List
Sunweaver (Epic Fantasy): 104K Querying
Empire of Chains (Epic Fantasy): 163K Revising
The Watersong (Epic Fantasy): 26,000/150,000
The Man in the Crystal Prison (Upper MG Fantasy): 21,000/70,000
|12-17-2012, 01:39 AM||#18|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Off the Reservation
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|12-26-2012, 04:28 AM||#20|
practical experience, FTW
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ivory Tower
Hey Simon!!! Welcome! If you are into SF, we have a really good group of writers to learn from. Stop by the threads!
Hope to see you there.
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