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Offline D_Bates

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Introducing a new haunt to the house
« on: March 29, 2015, 01:41:24 PM »
Greetings all!

My name's David, I'm 32--soon to be 33--from Surrey, England... Already sounds a bit like a pick-up ad, doesn't it? I am single for whoever cares!

Anyway, I started writing about seven years ago when a world bloomed inside my head, and it's been a long process fraught with heartache, but finally I've reached a stage where I've been able to put out a piece of work I'm proud of. (Don't worry, there'll be no shameless plugging here!)

If I'm honest, were somebody to have told me ten years ago that I'd one day be writing stories I'd have probably laughed. English was my worst subject in school, was never a school guy in general, and I'm ashamed to say that I don't do much reading... which is odd, because what I do read I tend to really enjoy.

At anyrate, writing a book and making it visible for people to read are two completely different beasts. Yes, I'm talking about that horror stage known as... marketing. I've never been much of a social person, and my network is limited to a tiny pink laptop I tap away on in Starbucks every day--mum's hand-me-downs are a wonderful thing, no? But I'm hoping to change that.

In my quest to discover my 'target audience' I came across this online tavern and was instantly blown away--not only by the enthusiasm from those readers over at the main bar, but also that warm glow coming from the fire in the writers' corner. I was up till 2am last night reading post after post of people who share my plight... and for the first time in this whole process I didn't feel so alone.

So yea, that's me and why I'm here, and regardless of where this long writing road I'm walking takes me, I feel this will be a place I'll enjoy frequenting along the way.
David Bates
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Ciara: A Faun's Tale - 90,000; The K.B.G. - 100,000; Maria and the Jarls of Jotun - 90,000; The Shame that lurks in Stableton - current project; Ezra'il - Plotted. TBC July 2018

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Re: Introducing a new haunt to the house
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 01:52:09 PM »
Haunts too spooky for me. u.u

Jk

Welcome to fantasy faction, where people write and marketing is a *****
Whether you're looking for ye olde tavern for a quest or a grubby space port bar with fluorescent drinks, there's always a seat here with your name on it. We don't keep tabs and take your fights outside, cuz there's expensive bottles here.

Enjoy your stay!


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Re: Introducing a new haunt to the house
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2015, 04:20:32 PM »
Welcome from over in this corner, too, David.
I think a lot of us find F-F both welcoming and reassuring. Reassuring to find folks with similar passions and experiences, but sometimes wildly differing opinions!

Sounds like you've already found the Monthly Writing Contest. Now that you're a member, feel free to submit a story, and especially feel free to vote! The February voting is almost over (fanfic), and then the March voting will start (rogues). There's a vote going on for best story of 2014, too.

Here's to you, and the pink laptop!
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Re: Introducing a new haunt to the house
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 04:09:17 AM »
Greetings all!

My name's David, I'm 32--soon to be 33--from Surrey, England... Already sounds a bit like a pick-up ad, doesn't it? I am single for whoever cares!

Ahem, still waiting for a picture of you there, darlin'.  :P

Seriously though, warm welcome to you fellow sufferer. Good to know you're from England. Even if I live in Aussie, I remain french and will enjoy dealing you some grief for sportmanship's sake!  8)
"She will need coffee soon, or molecular degeneration will set in. Her French phrasing will take over even more strongly, and soon she will dissolve into a puddle of alienation and Kierkegaardian despair."  ~ Jmack

Wishy washy lyricism and maudlin unrequited love are my specialty - so said Lady_Ty