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    An introduction can be misleading :)

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by midwestwife, Feb 8, 2011.

    Hello Fellow Creative Writers,

    My name is Amanda. As you can gather from my screen name, I am from the mid-west. More specifically Missouri. I am a die hard Chiefs fan no matter how many times they break my heart. I am married to a supportive man named Rick. We are a love at first site story. We have been together almost 6 years. No matter how bad life gets we find a way to make it through with a smile.

    We have two feline daughters. Pearl who is estimated to be 6 to 8 years old, she has been with us for 4 years, my cousin caught her living in her tool shed. Ruthie, the baby, who is almost 3 years old, was a rescue kitty, she is demonic but too sweet to harm or get rid of. Tee hee…

    In December of 2010, I lost my job. I worked there for 10 years. At 29 that is basically my entire adult life. Thanks to my wonderful husband, I am taking some time before re-entering the full time work force. I plan to use my time wisely, challenge myself as an artist. I am hoping to learn, grow, and share with in a community of other artistic souls.

    Writing Experience:
    Poetry
    Short Stories
    Currently attempting to write my first novel

    Writing Interest:
    Co-writes
    Writing contest
    Poetry
    Novels
    Short Stories

    Poetry Genre’s:
    Ballad {lyrics}
    Dramatic monologue (unintentional revelation)
    Confessional (intentional revelation)
    Notes: I very rarely write in rhyme or verse forms a side from when I write ballads or lyrics.

    Fiction Genre’s:
    Science Fiction *just starting to create with this genre*
    Drama (political, criminal, and cultural)
    Mystery (fantasy and criminal)
    Children’s short stories/series (K-5 focus on practical school yard lesson’s)

    If there is anything else you would like to know, please feel free to ask. I look forward to getting to know some of you.

    Amanda
     
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    Hey back at ya Amanda, sorry about the job loss, but you seem to have the right attitude about it and looking at it as an opportunity to do what you really want. Best of luck, looking forward to hearing more from you. ®
     
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    Thanks. I was dying slowly. I was making just enough to fear leaving but not enough to justify the stress :).... I am FREE that is worth clipping a few coupons in the long run.
     
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    Welcome Amanda. :)
     
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    It is good to have you with us, and good to see yet another writer with an interest in Sci-Fi. While I can hardly call myself an expert, if you need another viewpoint on anything relating to that particular genre, or anything else, I am at your disposal.
     
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    Hi Douglas,
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome and the offer to help. I may make you regret that! I certianly will keep you mind.
    Amanda
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    Welcome. :D
     
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    Hello Amanda, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out the RPG forum for improvisational fiction. Also try our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     

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