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07-02-2005, 01:59 AM
just need an honest and objective mentor. I like blunt criticism. That's not to say that I'm a masochist or anything. I have just found that when it's in the interest of making my work better, it doesn't (usually) hurt me. I don't cry easily.

I'm very dedicated to improving my skills. I'm actually treating the 'Learn Writing With Uncle Jim' thread as a course. I've given myself two weeks to read the entire thread, take notes and put the pointers into practice. (I'm on page nineteen.) I am re-reading 'Elements of Style' and have supplemented it with 'Grammar For Dummies.' I am tired of screwing around and whining about how much I'd like to be a writer.

I have seen that there are some experienced and brilliant writers on this site. If you are one of these and have some time, I would value your mentorship. I have a couple of writing samples on this site and plenty of others if needs be. Or give me a test... a writing prompt. See if I'd be a worthy protoge. I'm fun too! Make me laugh and I'll try to return in kind.

Wow, this really came out sounding like a personals add, didn't it? Oh well, I guess it kinda is... :ROFL:

07-02-2005, 02:21 AM
I am tired of screwing around and whining about how much I'd like to be a writer.

Well, you've certainly got the attitude right. How about posting links to some of those writing samples so curious members can see what you've got without having to search?

Good luck! :)

three seven
07-02-2005, 03:42 AM
I've just been reading some of your stuff and I'm quite inclined to volunteer, at least on a trial basis. I've got plenty of time with nothing to do but read, and you can find some of my own writing here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showpost.php?p=110508&postcount=1). Email me if you want to talk about it (address is on my profile).