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    Thought I'd say hello...

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Phil Partington, May 29, 2015.

    Been writing most my life, on a professional and personal level, though I only really got back into fiction writing about eight years ago after an eight-year hiatus (where I focused more on non-fiction, non-lit article writing and such). Am an editor by trade, though, which makes me horrible at first drafts because I always want to edit (a la Dean Koontz :p).

    Been looking for a good writing forum, so I thought I'd give this place a try. More about me and some of what I'm working on (among other things) via the link on my profile.

    Thanks and erm...hi :).
     
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    Sounds good, lots of experience. Nice to have a around.
     
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    I know some things, but more importantly I think (I try) to be humble. In it to learn and improve, nothing more. What I can't stand more than someone who isn't knowledgeable is someone who thinks they are and tries to pass opinion off as fact. When it comes to methodologies of fiction writing, I believe "what is more effective?" is a more appropriate question than "what is right?"

    :) thanks, though. Glad to be here.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. :)

    Good to hear you're getting back to writing fiction. It's a lot of fun, isn't it? :D And I'm sure your experience will be welcomed with open arms here. And editing as you go along is probably not a problem. Different strokes, eh? Do whatever works for you. :)

    Here's our New Member Guide to get you started. Have fun!


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    Thanks, Kat. Yeah, like I said...got back into fiction writing nearly a decade ago, but the learning process is endless. And the editing-as-I-go approach does work for me, except it makes for a challenge to get the story on paper, which is something that needs to happen.

    Thanks for the welcome.
     
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    Hey Phil, welcome aboard!

    What genre of fiction did you write?
     
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    Thanks, Mordred. I tend to gravitate toward fantasy and suspense and, at times, elements of horror.

    Mordred isn't by chance a reference to Mordred Deschain of the Dark Tower novels, is it?
     
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    Hello Phil! A warm welcome from another new member of this forum. With your experience, I am sure you are going to add a lot of value to this place. Hoping to bump into you sometime soon.
     
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    Thanks, and likewise.
     
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    It's actually Mordred, the character of Arthurian legend. The Dark Tower series is something I have yet to read.
     
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    Figured :p. Mordred is commonly re-used.

    Well, if you like urban fantasy, you should read it. My favorite series of all time, personally. :p
     

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