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LoveBird from West Virginia (yes, it's a state) is reading The Magicians: A Novel; LOTR trilogy; Drood: A Novel; The Geography of Bliss; Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell January 5, 2012 - 9:11am

Hello, everyone!

I just joined a few mintues ago, and from a basic click-through, this place seems pretty wicked. I've never joined a group like this before, but I'm very passionate about writing, so I hope that I'm able to stick with this! I look forward to gaining some intel on the craft from insightful and experienced writers, as well as to sharing anything I can bring to the table that might help out a fellow writer in need. I've been trying to write on my own for a while now, and I've hit a wall, so I'm looking for a place to find some inspiration and direction, and sort out the mess of ideas in my head. Hope this is it!

Thanks for reading!

Erica

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 5, 2012 - 9:21am

Welcome LoveBird! You found the right site. Litreactor rocks - the magazine stuff and the workshopping. If you love reading and writing then you can't lose. The single most benefitial thing I have done for my writing skills has been to get into a workshop environment.

What sort of stuff do you write?

 

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water January 5, 2012 - 9:31am

Hi Lovebird,

Welcome.  It's good to see someone from West Virginia!  I love that state.  Go there every summer for whitewater rafting.  Such a gorgeous place. 

Good luck with your writing.  This is a cool place and the Writer's Workshop is worth it.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break January 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Welcome!

We've got badges!  You better start earning some!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 5, 2012 - 9:33am

Welcome Erica!

Always great to have more girls around!  The site is really useful.  Feel free to jump right in, everyone is honestly here to be helpful, which is the best part.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break January 5, 2012 - 9:34am

@avery

I'm glad you said it.  We need more of a female presence up in this place.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 5, 2012 - 9:34am

What Avery said!

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce January 5, 2012 - 9:48am

Hi. Welcome to the forum. Come into my parlour (that is, PM me) if you want someone with dwindling sanity to talk to,

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timothydanger from Texas is reading Chasing Suns January 5, 2012 - 9:52am

Welcome! This place is great, lots of good feedback and awesomeness.

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound January 5, 2012 - 10:11am

Hey there!

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly January 5, 2012 - 10:50am

Welcome!

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch January 5, 2012 - 10:50am

Girl power yeah!

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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 5, 2012 - 11:20am

Welcome Lovebird from the state above you. You've found the best workshopping site on the web. Jump in, get your feet wet. Like Avery said, we're all here to help and learn.

Looking forward to reading your work.

~Rian

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works January 5, 2012 - 11:25am

This site plays home to an interesting cast of characters, and some of the most talented writers I've ever seen. You chose a good time to jump in. Welcome!

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Hetch Litman from Ojai, Ca. is reading Wise Blood by Flannery OConnor January 5, 2012 - 12:11pm

Welcome LoveBird! The workshop here is great and everyone here is very helpful.

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PopeyeDoyle from Rio Grande Valley, TX is reading Chronology of Water January 5, 2012 - 12:13pm

The workshop here is great and everyone here is very helpful.

Yes - Everyone here is Very Helpful.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. January 5, 2012 - 2:43pm

Make sure you read the craft essays.  Take notes while you do so.  In most reviews you'll hear the jargon used in those essays such as "Thought" verbs, "On the body", and "head" and "heart" authority.  

Those essays are easily worth the price of a year of membership.  All of the columns about writing have been great additions to the essays (and should be grouped with them [I think]).

 

 

 

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LoveBird from West Virginia (yes, it's a state) is reading The Magicians: A Novel; LOTR trilogy; Drood: A Novel; The Geography of Bliss; Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell January 12, 2012 - 9:16am

Thanks for the welcomes and wise words, everyone! I'm very happy to have found this place, and excited to jump in. 

@wickedvoodoo  I haven't written much - a few dark poems and a couple shorts. But, I have ideas screaming to be let out of my head, and every time I think I know what kinds of things I want to write, something new pops up and says, "No, pick me!" So, I have bits and pieces of everything. What do you write?

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. January 12, 2012 - 11:38am

Hi and welcome. Sorry we don't have a crafts table yet but the LR team is working on it...right?