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|01-24-2013, 07:33 PM||#1|
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
Join Date: Nov 2012
From Canada, eh?
Hello, my name is Jade, and I am Canadian. I currently live in Montreal, and some day I swear I'll make that move to Vancouver.
Officially, I am a secretary. At heart, I am a writer. My husband tends to tease me and say what I am is schizophrenic, what with all those imaginary people in my head talking to me, begging me to bring their stories to life, screaming at me when I ignore them for a few days.
I mostly write psychological drama/horror, with explicit adult content thrown in. What can I say, those people in my head? They like to jump each other's bones.
I am mostly hoping to eventually find constructive criticism and beta readers here, and who knows maybe even some pals. Also, seeing as English is my second language, I am always on the hunt for tips on how to improve grammar, style, syntax, punctuation...
WIP #1 is well on its way and my goal is to have a first draft polished enough to edit by the end of March.
WIP #2's characters are on stand by, and the little buggers are waking me up in the middle of the night with their latest thoughts on whatever is going on in their world.
WIP #3 is outlined. Characters are sleeping now (thank God!) but they open an eye from time to time to let me know they're alive.
Anyway, hello everyone! Looking forward to be part of the group, as shy and introvert as I am.
|01-24-2013, 07:36 PM||#3|
practical experience, FTW
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: gang aft agley
Welcome. Take a look around, get to know some people. Take your time.
113k on WIP! Someone tell me to shut up!
Severe allergic reaction to the slightest traces of reality
Kenneth Folta available on Smashwords
|01-24-2013, 08:11 PM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Hello, and welcome!
|01-24-2013, 08:40 PM||#6|
Li'l Orphan Antlers
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Moose Creek, Maine
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The reason I spend so much time out of the box is that somebody crapped in it Porter Starr Byrd
Yield to temptation, it may never come again
|01-24-2013, 10:03 PM||#8|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Jet Judoing Terror Twin
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|01-24-2013, 10:39 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: The 5-0 (cue theme music)
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|01-24-2013, 11:17 PM||#11|
Grateful for the day
Join Date: Jul 2006
|01-25-2013, 03:02 AM||#12|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Basement of the Dolls.
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|01-25-2013, 09:23 AM||#14|
Not too old to learn
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Dendermonde, Belgium
Welcome to the forums, Jade.
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|01-25-2013, 10:56 PM||#15|
figuring it all out
Join Date: Dec 2009
Welcome Jade! Wow, 3 WIPs? That's amazing, good luck!
My First Novel (a.k.a., The One That'll Never See Daylight): Insomnia - Fantasy YA - 100+K words
I'm Querying: Class Three - YA Dystopia - 61K words
Writing: Untitled - YA Contemporary - 55k words
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