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    Yes, it's me - I think

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueWolf, Jul 16, 2010.

    Just been published, and as it is my first, I am kinda new to all of this, but I thought by signing up here, I could pass on (what little) knowledge I have gained, and perhaps learn some new stuff, too.

    Oh, and of course, introduce all to my book :D
     
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    Heya, and a hearty congrats!

    P.S. I hear you Germans have some good beer. . .
     
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    We do and very cheap, or should I say, they do.

    I was born in Manchester, England, and spent a while in the US, too.
     
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    Welcome to the boards!

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    Hi and welcome and congratulations.
     
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    Thank you to the two of you - looks like a nice place this
     
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    Got ya on line. What's the weather like where you are?

    Guess I missed you after all!
     
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    No, I'm here LOL

    Mid 30's at the mo
     
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    Hi

    I am newish too I have no real knowledge to give but look forward to reading what you post.
     
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    Hello Blue Wolf, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    Be aware that we have a strict policy against advertising, so gthere are no unfortunate misunderstandings.

    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.

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    Well done Bluewolf for getting published. What is your book about? :)
     
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    Ever wondered if there was more to life, then realized there wasn't?
    Ever wondered if one day you could be someone, but knew it was never going to happen?
    This is essentially the life of Albert Smith, until suddenly one day he discovers he is someone, someone very important. In fact, the most important person ever to have lived. Trouble is, no one bothered to ask him if he even wanted it.

    It tells the humorous tale of a man thrust into chaos and stupidity, where he is chased down by a despot intent on killing him, before he can become the most important living person in the entire Universe, but is guarded by an ex-librarian, the Ruler of all robots, a female entity who is the personification of sex, and a sex-crazed ship's computer (it's PG rated, by the way). Does he make it, only reading it will give the answer. And whether he does, or doesn't, it isn't the end of the story.

    A Douglas Adams/Kinky Friedman mix, if you will, and the story is as ludicrous as it sounds. To be honest, to describe it, doesn't do it any justice - I find it too difficult to explain the book, without actually telling the entire story. But, everyone who has read it, has loved it - everyone, and that has made the two and half year 'journey' all the worth while.
     
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    Sounds good! ;)
     
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    Hello BlueWolf and welcome to WF.
     
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    Hi Blue & welcome.

    Not sure why but reading your description of the book...my mind quickly referred me to flashbacks of "Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy"....maybe it's just the chaos and randomization of characters. Sounds like a fun book though. Congrats.

    ~Bree
     

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