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Hardaktu Fallo from Sixth Circle of Hell January 30, 2012 - 7:21pm

To complete the quote:

Everybody falls, and we all land somewhere.

~~ Robert Charles Wilson, Spin

This is me, falling.  Landing in Litreactor, hoping this website will come to feel like home.

I'm 42, and I started writing fiction when I was six years old.  In my teens I tried writing for publication, until the editor of a now-defunct horror zine urged me to "show respect for the English language by ceasing to write fiction in it."

Well, I hope my writing isn't quite that bad anymore.

A couple of years ago, having returned to college, I took an intro creative writing class for my English minor.  My instructor and classmates all encouraged me to give writing for publication another try.  So I'm trying, and although still unpublished I occasionally receive a personal rejection instead of a form letter.

My first loves are the speculative fiction genres:  science fiction, fantasy, and horror.  I sometimes write suspense, mainstream, and comedy.  As far as reading goes, there's very little I don't read at least occasionally.  *thinks*  I don't read technical manuals unless research for a science fiction story forces me to, and I have no use for self-help books because I'm thoroughly beyond help.  That's about all I can claim to never read.

So, that's me.  Tag, you're it.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 30, 2012 - 7:27pm

WElcome on board.  Feel free to look around and enjoy yourself!

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 30, 2012 - 8:12pm

Welcome heretic... If Dante is correct about Hell, I believe I've reserved a spot on the third level. Anyway, browse around, leave some posts, submit something... 

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works January 30, 2012 - 8:59pm

That's a hell of a rejection.

Anyway, welcome aboard!

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz January 30, 2012 - 9:42pm

Welcome. I bet that editor still lives with his mother. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 31, 2012 - 8:37am

We am nice commune of people.  We welcome you to place discuss boards. Free feel to say anything once.  Me am Danny, welcome you.

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Kiltocopter from Oklahoma January 31, 2012 - 11:11am

Hiya Hardaktu!

I'm beyond help too. Let's be beyond help together.

Besides, sane people are boring. I'd much rather read something someone certifiable wrote. :)

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly February 2, 2012 - 2:13am

Hardaktu Fallo to you, too!

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Christopher Jar... from New Mexico is reading On the Road February 2, 2012 - 3:14am

ola-o mucha-cho

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Q Clemente from Virginia is reading "The Year of Our War," by Steph Swainston February 2, 2012 - 11:11am