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Old 02-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #1
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Hello all

Hi folks. I'm John, nervous and pretty illiterate so entering here fells like a parachute jump from space. I have been reading here for a few weeks and finally decided to post up to become part of your awesome community.

Im quite private and usually keep to myself so sat twiddling fingers on my keyboard is second nature however I have no literary background. I have qualifications in technical illustration and a degree in animation (3D). I enjoy many art forms digital and traditional. My love in life has always been stories. To my shame I have read very few books but started a catchup plan in the last few years. My knowledge of story telling comes mainly from film, TV, games and of course life. I love creativity and fiction but found myself reading more non-fiction in the past year.

So the reason I searched out a writing forum was to help me along with a story I started imagining when leaving school. Now 37 and having worked on it part time for a few months I have fallen for the process and places my mind takes me. It has spiralled into a monster and brought me to realise how little I knew about the entire process. So I raise my glass to new friends and offer to get the drinks in at the bar!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:09 AM   #3
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Welcome. There's nothing wrong with starting writing from a non-literary background. I didn't really get into reading until the last year or so when I decided I wanted to be serious about this whole writing thing. My writing was okay before, but reading has improved it immensely.
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Hi I am know too. I know what you mean it all seems rather daunting. But it is a great chance to learn and meet like minded people.
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Thanks for the warm welcome, from reading other posts you all seem slightly mental so I should fit right in
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Hi and welcome! you're not alone, I too get very nervous in large crowds and am socially awkward. 0_o It's because we have so much greatness in our head that it just seems to spill out in the wrong order and on top of itself when we attempt to display it physically. lol

I was never a big reader as a kid, but I slowly started reading my later years in highschool. I'm not a fast reader, I've only read somewhere around 20 books or so, but I find that listening to an audio book while following along in a book helps speed up the process if you're trying to bust out a few books a month. Though it is less taxing on your mind, so it's like you're trying to bench weights to get stronger, but you're taking all the weights off and just benching the bar. lol. Anyway, welcome aboard! glad to have ya.
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