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    Hello from california!

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wadscuttle, Sep 22, 2015.

    Hello there! I'm a nineteen-year-old girl living in the San Francisco Bay Area here in California. I've loved writing since I was a kid. I'd get inspired by mysteries (Agatha Christie, Judy Bolton, The Hardy Boys...) and write my own. I wrote my first novel-length work when I was fifteen using the NaNoWriMo method. Right now I'm working on revising my latest novel - a murder mystery set in the 1930s. I hope to connect with other writers and learn a lot through this forum! :)
     
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    Thank you. :)
     
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    Nice, I look forward to hearing much about the 1930's as I have never researched it myself, hope your scrawling is going smoothly :)
     
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    Welcome from the UK!
    I have joined only today! (4th October, '15).
     
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    Hello! I'm glad you're here! I'm not the only new member! I joined Wednesday. I think you'll really enjoy yourself here. There are many inspiring and encouraging people.
     
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    Thanks! My scrawling is coming along slowly but surely. :) The 1920-30s are pretty interesting to study, especially the Prohibition aspect.
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    Glad to hear! Give me an interesting fact on prohibition I demand thee! It is something I have never delved into exploring despite enjoying cheap booze.
     
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    Hmmm...let's see. In one town, bootleggers pretended to be milkmen and drove milk carts around the neighborhood delivering booze in milk bottles to their customers.
     
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    That's a great detail! Did the legitimate milkmen ever cotton onto them or anything? Would have been a fun confrontation to watch.
     
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    I believe Prohibition agents caught on to them eventually. I learned this in Ken Burns "Prohibition" documentary, but it's been a while since I watched it so I don't remember how the situation unfolded. Banning alcohol sure did spur a lot a creativity in "criminals". :D
     
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    That's a good point, restriction certainly does inspire creativity in those wishing to elevate or dig underneath the box they're put inside! I've researched the various drug cartels a little before and their border expeditions. I am also a sucker for airport shows and they often show examples of attempted drug smuggling, so intriguing how they conceal it!
     
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    Hello! I'm new here as well and from California too. I'm really liking what I'm seeing in this forum, and I'm excited to get into it!
     
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    Hi, welcome to the forum.

    The short story contest needs more votes and I'm trying to help it grow. Want to immerse yourself in this forum? Don't be shy. Become a voter in the short story contest. Get started on the right foot. Make someone's day and vote for their story. The link is in my sig. :agreed:
     
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