October 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm #198237RavenCorbieParticipant
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I made it over here, and am happy to be here again. I love all the new discussions that are popping up!
About me: I just got a job as a high school and occasional 8th grade teacher at a charter school. I teach 9th grade Classical Lit, 8th grade advanced literacy, 10th grade British Lit, 11th grade American Lit, and my favorite: Creative Writing. I will also be teaching Theatre in the spring. This school has a lot of high expectations for both students and teachers, so the writing is a little hit and miss at the moment, although I do try to use the Creative Writing class as an excuse to do some of my own writing. I am also heading a NaNoWriMo after school club, and will be writing alongside my one or two students (I had two, but one of them may be hospitalized for psychiatric issues for 3 years, so she might not be there).
My big plan is what started as a stand-alone novel and is expanding into a series. It’s urban fantasy with a lack of romance, something I see sadly lacking these days. I like romance, but I also think there are great stories that can be told without a romantic element.
For NaNo, I’m writing a murder mystery set in a Catholic school. Knowing me, something supernatural will probably wind up causing mischief in it, but at the moment, I’m planning on a normal, mundane setting.October 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm #206957J.A. MarlowModerator
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Welcome to the new boards! We’re all still settling in.
It’s great that you are able to bring your love of reading and writing into your job! Although, with all of those classes, I imagine you are kept running.
Nice to hear that you will be joining us for Nano. I’m hoping for a fun November season of writing!
The String Weavers, Salmon Run, Redpoint One series.
Writer alter-ego of Dreamers CoveOctober 18, 2012 at 11:27 pm #206958MaripatParticipant
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I’m so glad you made it. I’m glad you found some time to write. You know, you could talk about a love interest that got killed and the MC never got over it, hence why there’s no interest now. Heh. Just a thought. Good luck with NaNo!
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