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Old 04-07-2010, 03:54 AM
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Hello everyone. I don't really know what to put here, but I'm procrastinating from writing a legend so...here goes...

My name is Angel and I'm 22 years old. I've been writing since before I can remember, as a child my gramma always encouraged me to read and write, so when I went to school I was advanced for my age...apparently. I'm not convinced because I distinctly remember arguing that A was spelt ay at the age of five and I'm quite sure I was not advanced enough to understand pheonetic spellings...Anyway, that's when I got started with writing and I was actually rather good. I found a few of my old books atmy grammas a few years ago and couldn't believe she'd kept them, so I read them.

When I was about 13 my writing was a way of exploring things that would never happen. I had a group of school children with a secret underground base where their science project was housed and they went into alternate realities. But my mum didn't quite understand why I was writing I don't think and had got into the habbit of reading over my shoulder and did so as I was writing a story inspired by my walk home from the school in the snow and the little matchgirl. She took it personally and got hurt. I've let a total of two people read less than five pages between them since.

But my mum is still reading over my shoulder. And one day while I was roleplaying through some forums she asked me if I was still writing novels. I was, just privately. Then she told me that I should get one published one day because she'd really like to read my work.

Well...I've been trying...But everytime I get involved with my writing I loose the will to show it to people and hide in my comfort zone. So I'm working *cough* Procrastinating *Cough* on one at the moment for her and I sorta need help bringing it out of my comfort zone and into the public eye. Even if all I do is get one book self published.

So...that's me...and now I really should stop procrastinating...

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Old 04-07-2010, 04:05 AM
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:12 AM
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:36 AM
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Obviously you're not a reader, Quinn. I didn't ask for my mothers opinion, I didn't even realize she was still reading over my shoulder. Therefore if her opinion wasn't genuine, she wouldn't have brought it up. And she DID tell me when she didn't like it...as I said.

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Old 04-07-2010, 07:35 AM
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Hey, Angel! (Super cool name, by the way. Always loved that one.) Don't worry, Writer's Beat is a great way to get your feet wet...showing your work to people you actually see face-to-face can be intimidating because it's showing them a different side of yourself. And you'll find that most people around here are pretty nice...they can critique tough, but just remember to keep an open mind and be willing to take criticism now and then and you'll be fine.

Soo, check out the FAQ to get acquainted with site etiquette and all, and message a member of staff if you have other questions. Welcome!
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:10 AM
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Welcome Angel. It's funny you mentioned arguing the pheonetic spelling of letters, I did the same thing. I think I went as far as to write out the whole alphabet for my dad, just for him to shake his head at me. Anyway, like Night Wanderer said, this is a great place to show your work off since you don't actually know anyone. And the great thing about the critiques you'll get is that they're largely opinions, so you can take them or leave them, and they're always meant to be helpful. Once again, welcome, and I look forward to checking out some of your work.
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