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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1290 on: July 27, 2017, 04:01:54 PM »
Welcome Chirpy - an adorable handle. The forum's sort of damaged right now so we're missing our favorite thing: the "LIKE" button. But our people are working through the issues as they can. Meanwhile, tell us about yourself. Where do you live? Are you a reader, a writer, or both?
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1291 on: July 27, 2017, 09:44:55 PM »
I'm NEW! Hello.  :) I found my way here through the Facebook group. Can't wait to dig in!

My name's Ann Swaim. I'm a reader and a writer. My favorite thing I've read recently is The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson.

Hello!

We are better looking then the Facebook members and  are more sophisticated  and a bit mad, you fit right in.

WOOT! Thanks! Here's where I self-deprecate and say "At least I fit in somewhere." :P But seriously, glad to be here. :)


Welcome Chirpy - an adorable handle. The forum's sort of damaged right now so we're missing our favorite thing: the "LIKE" button. But our people are working through the issues as they can. Meanwhile, tell us about yourself. Where do you live? Are you a reader, a writer, or both?

Thanks for the welcome!

I've been noticing the woes over the missing "Like" button. xD

About me? I'm in Iowa, been here, doomed to be here, my whole life. LOL I'm a reader and a writer, but haven't been my whole life. It's been a development in the last couple of years and I'm loving it! Makes this Iowa humidity a bit more bearable ;)
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1292 on: July 28, 2017, 07:13:42 AM »
Hello and welcome to the FORUM @ChirpyAnn - the Like button came back just as you arrived, has to be a good omen. ;D
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1293 on: July 28, 2017, 02:20:01 PM »
Hello and welcome to the FORUM @ChirpyAnn - the Like button came back just as you arrived, has to be a good omen. ;D

Well that's amazing!  ;D
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1294 on: July 30, 2017, 05:03:31 PM »
Hi all,

newbie here - Stew. Writer and (big) reader. Love all kinds of fiction as long as it's well written. Favourite genre authors right now are Vandermeer, Mieville and Roberts. I also love Erikson but I also read a huge amount of non-genre fiction and, tbh, hate the term 'genre' as a good story is a good story.

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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1295 on: August 07, 2017, 09:10:27 PM »
Welcome to the forum @Stew Hotston !

Writer and (big) reader.

I think you found the right place man.  There's a lot of discussion (errrr... debate?) in the Writer's Corner on the craft of writing.

tbh, hate the term 'genre' as a good story is a good story.

True words.


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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1296 on: August 08, 2017, 02:28:39 AM »
Welcome Stew!
tbh, hate the term 'genre' as a good story is a good story.

Writers lay their works down, and genres keep those who need to keep to predictable paths from straying too far from their comfort zone, like the flags at the edges of ski runs - they're for the skiers, not the storms that drop snow  8)
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1297 on: August 08, 2017, 03:16:45 AM »
Welcome @Stew Hotston, glad to see another Mieville reader,  although I do sometimes struggle with the sheer misery of his worlds.  ;)

Check out our Monthly Writing Contest thread, it's fun friendly and new writers are very welcome.
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1298 on: August 10, 2017, 04:52:22 AM »
Hi all,

newbie here - Stew. Writer and (big) reader. Love all kinds of fiction as long as it's well written. Favourite genre authors right now are Vandermeer, Mieville and Roberts. I also love Erikson but I also read a huge amount of non-genre fiction and, tbh, hate the term 'genre' as a good story is a good story.

Stew

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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1299 on: August 26, 2017, 07:39:27 PM »
Hi, I'm new here!

Short bio: I'm a writer. Also a writing coach, occasional dog walker, pizza baker and vintage clothes salesperson - but writing is both my job and biggest love. One day, I hope to publish a book all my own (okay, preferably a series, but let's not get our hopes up too high). For now, I earn my money writing for other people's businesses.

I live in The Netherlands with my partner and our fat black cat named Mina. Apart from writing, I enjoy (race) cycling, gardening, knitting, reading, evenings with friends and dancing. I'm what you would call an extraverted introvert: judging by my hobbies I'm an old lady, but then I surprise you and turn into that person you have to sweep out after the party has long ended.

I'm here to share my passion for reading fantasy books and in the long run maybe help some other aspiring authors with my coaching skills. Hope to meet many of you along the way!

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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1300 on: August 26, 2017, 09:39:09 PM »
Welcome @R.E.M. Verberg :)

Feel free to read and post anywhere, even very old threads - we can be a little bit crazy, but that's only to be expected ;)
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1301 on: September 05, 2017, 02:21:31 AM »
Hello everybody, name's Orin. My username hails from another forum where I have the same username and honestly, while registering, I completely forgot what a Surname was. I didn't realize it until after my fourth or fifth attempt of registration. Sadly, I haven't read or watched Game of Thrones. Only watched like, one episode. I also only know certain works of Neil Gaiman such as The Graveyard Book, The Books of Magic, Coraline and Mirrormask. If you want to slam me with hate for my limited knowledge and expansion on either George R.R. Martin and/or Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman's works of fiction, go ahead. I'm also open to suggestions as well.

I'm also a huge kaiju fan and a fan of other things as well. Ever since I came across shows like Steampunk'd, Heroes of Cosplay and the like, Steampunk became something I was very interested in. It became my craze after I got into the other punk subgenres, Atom and Dieselpunk, which was introduced to me via Fallout, Bioshock and the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombies map, Origins. I honestly want to find a way to apply these subgenres to my own fictional universes.

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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1302 on: September 05, 2017, 11:37:12 AM »

Greetings, Orin!! Glad you found us. The invitation to slam with hate goes both ways. See below the things I've read or seen (in blue) and the things about which I have no freaking idea what you're on about (in red).  ;D

Hello everybody, name's Orin. My username hails from another forum where I have the same username and honestly, while registering, I completely forgot what a Surname was. I didn't realize it until after my fourth or fifth attempt of registration. Sadly, I haven't read or watched Game of Thrones. Only watched like, one episode. I also only know certain works of Neil Gaiman such as The Graveyard Book, The Books of Magic, Coraline and Mirrormask. If you want to slam me with hate for my limited knowledge and expansion on either George R.R. Martin and/or Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman's works of fiction, go ahead. I'm also open to suggestions as well.

I'm also a huge kaiju fan and a fan of other things as well. Ever since I came across shows like Steampunk'd, Heroes of Cosplay and the like, Steampunk became something I was very interested in. It became my craze after I got into the other punk subgenres, Atom and Dieselpunk, which was introduced to me via Fallout, Bioshock and the Call of Duty Black Ops 2 Zombies map, Origins. I honestly want to find a way to apply these subgenres to my own fictional universes.

But then, I'm old.

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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1303 on: October 03, 2017, 04:16:00 AM »
Howdy!
I am a reader and writer. Both I do quickly. Editing is my weakness. I could have ten to twenty errors in the last three sentences. I don't think I do, but really I am never quite sure.

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P. S. Should I have a comma after the word really? Should I leave out the word really?
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Re: Say Hi, I'm new thread
« Reply #1304 on: October 03, 2017, 11:13:12 AM »
I think the comma goes before and after really, really. Except when really is at the beginning (then the comma is after it) or the end (where the comma is before it). I believe really in this usage is an appositive, but English class was ooooooh so long ago.

But, really, welcome to the Forum!  :D
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