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  • #206096
    DragonFire
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    I am brand new to writing. My lifelong dream has been to become a successful author. I heard about this site from Nanowrimo. I am joining the Two year course here for January. My current goal is to write a novel for middle school age children. It will be fiction.

    In am looking forward to learning what it takes to finish a novel.

    #224027
    Magic Seeker
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    Hello DragonFire! Welcome to FM! I hope you have fun with Zette’s Two Year Novel course.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #224028
    DragonFire
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    Thank you for the warm welcome, Magic Seeker.

    Happy New Year!

    #206097
    naidas
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    Hello! I was recommended to this site by another member who is a long time friend. I have watched her successfully start a writing career after she retired, inspiring me to attempt the same feat. I’ve JUST started out, warming up with some flash fiction pieces to help unfreeze some of the creative juices that use to flow in my younger years. I can take all the constructive criticism anyone wants to hand out. I prefer fiction, but at this point, that is all I can tell you about what style of writing I want to write. I have a lot to learn!

    #226178
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi naidas! Welcome to FM! This is a great site to get you started. :)

    If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #206098
    JulesW
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    [Hi Everyone,

    I am new and hoping to hook up with some writers in the specaltive fiction genre.
    I am new to on groups, so please be gentle with me.
    I am writing a novel and I have my doubts and fears that are holding me back.
    I am looking for some writing friends to help me with my writing journey.

    B)

    #206099
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Jules! Welcome to FM!

    We’re a friendly group, so don’t worry about people being unkind. We all try to help each other.

    I hope we can help you reach your goals. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #206100
    Anonymous
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    Welcome, Jules! Congratulations on starting your novel. I know of no better place for advice and support than this community and there are lots of spec fiction writers here. I suggest you visit the genre discussion boards and start mingling!

    #227905
    cachance
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    Hi Jules,

    I think you’ll find people here are kind and supportive. I also write speculative fiction, science fiction specifically. If I can be any help, don’t hesitate to ask.

    Ignore those fears and doubts. They’re not important. Write your story. Particularly in a first draft, it doesn’t really matter how good it is. That’s what editing and rewriting are for.

    #206101
    EllieActive
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    Hi, I’m Ellie! Just found out about this place from NaNoWriMo. I’m an avid fanfic writer who wants to write her own stuff but can’t seem to get any ideas….

    #231263
    Ashe Elton Parker
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    Welcome!

    I branched away from fanfic by developing my own characters who I first inserted into the world I was writing fanfic in, then started asking myself What If questions based on my original characters until I found myself writing original fiction.

    Ashe Elton Parker
    "There's someone in my head, but it's not me." ~ from the song Brain Damage by Pink Floyd
    ~*~
    Member since 1998.
    ~*~
    Look me up on Wattpad for some of my books!
    #231264
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Ellie! Welcome to FM!

    I think Ashe gave you great advice. Your own characters can wander into their own problems, independent of the original stories. And fanfic is a great place to learn the craft. :)

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #206102
    annemag
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    Hi all,
    I’m Anne – new to the site and just finished the first draft of my novel :) and now having it edited before I send to a agents. Happy to have any advice or offer any help I can.
    Anne

    #232663
    Magic Seeker
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    Hi Anne! Welcome to FM.

    Congratulations on finishing your first draft! Personally, I’d let it sit in a dark corner for a month before sending it to anyone, and let it percolate before reading it again. You may find a few things you want to tweak before you get it edited.

    Best of luck in your agent hunt!

    Happy writing,
    Deb Salisbury
    The Mantua-Maker, Quality Historical Sewing Patterns and Books
    www.mantua-maker.com

    The Art of the Hoop: 1860 - 1869, Dress, Sewing, and Clothing Care Advice
    https://www.mantua-maker.com/a---1860s-fashion.html

    Dead Wizard's Loot: Wizard Whitewing #1
    http://www.djsalisburybooks.com/Dead-Wizard-s-Loot.html

    #206103
    Rogue_1
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    Hello everyone. I’ve been pounding the freelance writers path for a while. I’ve written a steady stream of ads, articles, blog posts and other short writings for web based companies and broker sites. I’ve always wanted to write a book and have a novel I’ve struggled with for the past two years. I finally took the plunge with a recent challenge. I completed and published my first eBook (it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be).

    I have a strong desire to try the Nanowrimo this year. last year I couldn’t get up the nerve to try (50,000 words and corrections is a daunting goal). With my recent, and first publication I have found renewed confidence and am furiously working on a new goal of 50,000 words of fiction (written and edited), a practice Nanowrimo as it were. I’m moving right along with my first draft and so far feeling pretty good about it.

    As always I am looking to improve upon my craft and ran across a posting about this site I came over to sign up. I was intrigued because as a writer, I am a bit limited on writer friends ( I don’t really have any). People who don’t write don’t really get it. At least my friends are polite when I ramble on about my writings.

    It’s very nice to meet you all and I hope I can contribute as well and learn something here during my membership to this site.

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