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  1. Jimdandy1988

    Jimdandy1988 New Member

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    Hello, WF

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jimdandy1988, May 26, 2015.

    My name is Joseph. I just finished undergrads in history and creative writing, so I thought I'd try out this board over the summer and see if I can contribute. I look forward to work shopping y'all's stories as well as trying my hand at short fiction.

    For what it's worth: Light in August is my favorite novel. And Lorrie Moore, Alice Munroe, Jumpa Lahiri are some of my favorite short story authors. Authors I tend to want to channel in my own attempts at short fiction are Stephen King and Bret Easton Ellis.

    Cheers,
    JC
     
  2. KaTrian

    KaTrian A foolish little beast. Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Hi Joseph, and welcome to the forum! :)

    Oh, I like King and Ellis :). Feel free to check out our short story contests; might be fun practice for you. :)

    Here's our New Member Guide to get you started. Have fun, explore, and participate!

    -Kat
     
  3. ladybird

    ladybird Contributing Member

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    Hi Joseph. Are there any links between your two courses in that you are now writing historic novels?
     
  4. Jimdandy1988

    Jimdandy1988 New Member

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    Hey ladybird. My post sounds confusing. One of my degrees was history and the other was English/creative writing. The only course I had that was similar to historic novels was historiography. If you'd like some book recommendations on different methods in writing historic novels...

    http://fredgibbs.net/courses/historiography/

    ^I don't/haven't written a history book yet but that syllabus (reading list at the bottom) gave me a good understanding of how to if I ever do write that.
     
  5. Jimdandy1988

    Jimdandy1988 New Member

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    Thanks, will do
     
  6. Jimdandy1988

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    Ha, just re read this. I initially read it as links to courses I've taken on historic novels. My bad. But no, I don't write historic novels.
     
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