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    No Longer A Ghost

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RyanneBooth, Mar 12, 2011.

    Ironically, Ive been "ghosting" around these forums for a while, trying to decide if I should jump in...but...alas, I finally bit the bullet!

    Hi there!

    My name is Ryanne (just like Ryan, only the female version). I'm a mom to one beautiful little lady, Tennessee southern born and bred. I am very new on the scene though.

    I have been writing short stories for as long as I can remember, but due to some occurrences in my life over the past several years, I have buckled down and launched into an actual book. I am currently working on what will be my first, and last, non fiction book. It is the story of my family home and its paranormal happenings. The things that transpire in this home make even the most skeptical heart a believer. It has changed me, and my family, greatly and I felt it time to share the story. So that's where the idea spawned.

    Still in the early stages, but I'm very excited and dedicated to this very personal quest. I was thrilled to find an outlet here full of people that could relate and give wonderful input and opinions. Thanks for accepting me and look forward to getting to know you all, and your talents, so much better.
     
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    Welcome :) I hope nothing too horrible is happening there. I lived in a haunted house in DE that had once been a civil war infirmary (sp?). I feel your pain. It was an...... experience.
     
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    Thank you for the awesome welcome. Im stoked to be here. It definitely is an experience. We moved to this home when I was 14 years old, the activity was steady each day after. Though I moved out years ago, my family still lives there and I visit often. It's not always been the most friendly, inviting situations, it's been far reaching and had a huge impact on all of us. If nothing else, it should make an entertaining read...even for those that I KNOW will scoff at the subject matter. It's all ok though, one night in the place and they would scoff no more. I find comfort in that LOL
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. It is interesting to have the history. We didn't have that option. Just knew they were soldiers, and a nurse. Was fun to have people come there that didn't believe though.....LOL. Great entertainment for us ;)
     
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    The history, as I'm finding, is always an important piece. Even if you can't quite put it all together. Yours certainly sounds like a fascinating situation. The history involving this house is still quite broad. We know slavery was an issue on nearby farms, we know there were some Civil War encampments, we know there were several Cherokee Indian villages in the area. When we moved into the home 15 years ago, it was a fairly new construction. But when the activity started, thats when we started digging into the land history. I am currently doing research around nearby neighborhoods to see if they have had an issues. Just of out curiosity and for my own research I guess. I feel its important to know who the past inhabitants may have been in order to explain some of the experiences we have. There have been some comforting experiences, some threatening, some violent, some residual....it's all in the search for answers. It's going to be a long journey, as any work is for a writer, but it being so personal, it helps keep me from snapping pencils and kicking walls during writers block lol. We'll see how things progress!
     
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    Welcome Ryanne. :)
     
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    Thank you so much!!
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :D
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Hello Ryanne, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Please read How to Use the Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop, 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 Writing Workshop 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 Writing Workshop 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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