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Mesg #49 "new member"
Author rcmann     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to add this author to your buddy list
Author Info Member since Feb 05th 2012
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Date Sun Feb-05-12 07:26 PM
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Brand new here. I'm slow at joining things, so please bear with me. I spent years doing tech writing and I have a lot of un-learning to do. This looked like a good place to un-learn.

  

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Mesg #50 "RE: new member"
Author magic seeker     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Date Sun Feb-05-12 07:36 PM
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Hi rcmann! Welcome to FM!

This is a great place to learn new skills. I suspect you'll find your tech writing is a great foundation to expand from. (Dang, ooooold English major here; I still want to write: "from which to expand," and NOBODY talks like that anymore.)

If you have any questions, about writing or this site, please feel free to ask.

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Date Sun Feb-05-12 09:06 PM
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Welcome! Take your time, and ask questions.

You may have noticed we're renovating at the moment... so things may move around a bit.

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Author CatrinP     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list
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Take your time, no one will put a stop watch on you.

As for the tech writing, Don't let that worry you. I have a number of decades in tech writing and am still in that industy, didn't discover fiction writing till a few years back. Yes, there were things to unlearn, but not that many. I found my tech writing skills very helpful in writing fiction, not just in the grammar/technical areas but also with respect to description and conveying information.

And I've also found my tech writing has improved as I increase my fiction writing skllls.

So don't go unlearning too much.

  

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