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Sara Michelle Rising from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is reading Yoga Bitch by Suzanne Morrison November 2, 2011 - 1:42pm

I discovered this gem today on Facebook, and I am quite intriqued.


I have a lot of faith in this moment that this site may help me to stop throwing away drafts of my writing and start, oh, I don't know...editing, improving, and, dare I say it...publishing. 


Help me keep the faith, friend me, discuss with me, show me around. 

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin November 2, 2011 - 2:51pm

Nice to have you.

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TwistedPaper from Poland is reading "The Book of the New Sun" by Gene Wolfe & "Seven Wonders" by Adam Christopher November 2, 2011 - 3:23pm

Cheers for the optimism :)


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CStodd from NY is reading Annie Prouxl's Fine Just the Way It Is November 11, 2011 - 12:06am

I'm newly discovering this site too and its wealth of information. Keep writing. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. November 11, 2011 - 1:24am

We are starting to have writing competitions in one of the threads here and the winner has to buy the other person a book of their choice.  To me competitions and deadlines motivate me.  The key is to not get your feelings hurt if you get a harsh review.  Although some people on here as with all academic endeavors really think they are top dog and know everything about writing.  Don't let one person's over-criticism get you down but focus on all the people who give constructive criticism.  After all for every insecure writer, there are about a dozen people who think they are writing the next world's masterpiece. 

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. November 11, 2011 - 7:43am

Try out the intensives. Join the workshop. Post in the Pointless Announcements thread.

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Instag8r from Residing in Parker, CO but originally from WV is reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy November 11, 2011 - 8:10am

Welcome. This place is phenomenal. Nothing has helped my writing more than posting it in the workshop and letting these literary jackals (said lovingly) tear the hell out of it. Don't be afraid to dive in head first.

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JRAllison November 29, 2011 - 5:31pm

I discovered this site through Chuck Palahniuk's post on Facebook. It's real cool. Thanks Chuck! 

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David Buglass from Saskatoon SK is reading The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry November 29, 2011 - 7:54pm

Yeah I discovered this through Chuck Palahniuk's Twitter feed. If you haven't started reading his craft essays I would suggest it. I've read the first three and they are amazing. 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. November 30, 2011 - 6:13am

Great to see so many people joining up to the site all the time. Every time I log in the activity list shows a welcome message to at least one new member.

The Litreactor 'powers-that-be' must be loving it. And rightly so.

Welcome to all the new members.