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    I’m new to the forums here. A family member recommended this website to me as she had good experiences with it.

    Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I could write, but until recently I haven’t actually made an effort to get anything published. I hope that this is the first step on that road. I have a completed rough draft of one story that needs some serious help before I can even consider presenting it to a publisher. Also, I have no idea how to go about getting a book published, so I hope that I might get a little help in learning the process.

    Outside of writing, I am a nursing major, and I have a full time job loading trucks. Between these two, I don’t have the greatest supply of free time. Regardless, I will make do and not be a lurker around here.

    I’m still trying to figure the site out, but once I do, I look forward to meeting the other members here. I’m a novice writer but I will help others out as much as I can.

    Edit: I’m looking to join some critique group. I have a fantasy novel (100k words) I’d really like some feedback on, and I’d love to return the favor. Does anyone know how I go about doing that here? I’m currently at a loss.

    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Draxen! Welcome to FM. :)

    You’ll find advice in the boards about writing and publishing, and don’t forget indie publishing. Many writers here are doing well with it.

    To help find a critique group, start a new thread here:

    or post a note here:

    Or PM (private message) some of the people who posted there. They might still be looking for an exchange.

    Wishing you the best of luck!

    Happy writing,
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    Ashe Elton Parker
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    Welcome to the site, theotherdraxen!

    Magic Seeker gave you some good links to follow. I’d just like to add that it’s a good idea to read all the pinned posts in the Critique Connection page to get a good idea of critique custom here.

    What’s a draxen, and why are you the other one?

    I hope you enjoy your time here!

    Ashe Elton Parker
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    Welcome theotherdraxen! I have never been published myself (nor am I anywhere close to achieving that goal).

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    Thank you, Magic Seeker and Ashe Elton Parker, for the advice. I will read over the rules carefully and see about posting a note in the Critique Connection forum.

    A draxen is a fictional name that I made up in high school when I was first signing up for some online chat room (I can’t remember which one). The name was already taken, so I figured that I would be the other one.

    Writergir04, I’m glad to see someone else is in the same boat with me. I hope we can both achieve our goals.

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    Hi theotherdraxen, welcome to the forums

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