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Re: Your Background
« Reply #255 on: March 23, 2009, 03:50:06 AM »
Whee!  Good to see you Writerchick!
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #256 on: March 23, 2009, 03:58:08 AM »
Hello Writerchick and welcome! ;D
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« Reply #257 on: March 24, 2009, 09:57:46 PM »
My favorite author is Roger Zelazny. I had the pleasure of receiving a letter from him allowing me to use one of his short stories for the film that got me out of college. Sadly he passed away before I could present him with a copy of the finished film.

Wow, RZ is my favorite author as well. Which short story did you do a film on?
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #258 on: April 01, 2009, 05:40:47 PM »
My name is Renoard or Fred, I'll likely answer to either.  Like I said on "email list", dunno if this constitutes crashing the party.  If not, then let me say that I am a Student of Divinity, ironically, in real life.  I have loved speculative fiction for more years than there has been an MTV and I dabble a bit at writing and criticism.

Mostly I'm a professional time-waster, though I haven't done the RPG thing since before D&D had Drow...

The Writing Excuses threads are fun and really helpful, so they lead me here.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #259 on: April 01, 2009, 05:44:34 PM »
Hello Renoard,

Welcome to the madness. :)
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« Reply #260 on: April 01, 2009, 07:34:16 PM »
So, I'm finally getting around to throwing my hat in this here introductions ring.

My name's Ryan, I'm a Computer Science student at Brigham Young University, and I've always liked writing. I wrote my first story in first grade - it was about a pair of M&M's that came to life and it covered a single handwritten page. (I think I was on a "Short Circuit" kick at the time.) Since then, I've written little bits of fiction here and there, but never anything serious. Well, I'm trying to change that - I want to start producing potentially salable material.

I don't really aspire to write full-time - it's far easier to profit by writing code, I'm already good enough at that to get paid for it, and I love it as much as I love writing fiction - but I would love to be able, some day, to sell a story here and there.

I don't really harbor any illusions that my first serious attempt at a story will actually sell, but your wonderful feedback is pushing it closer than I could have on my own. Thank you all for that, and thanks for welcoming me so readily into the group.

Oh, I also love to read! And critique things I've read. I have strong opinions, and I hope that I don't offend people by letting those show through in my critiques. As I told one person, if I opine strongly about your work, it's because I like it enough to become invested in it! Anyway, I live in fear of offending someone with my critiques, so please accept my apologies in advance if it should happen to you.
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« Reply #261 on: April 01, 2009, 07:34:28 PM »
My name is Renoard or Fred, I'll likely answer to either.  Like I said on "email list", dunno if this constitutes crashing the party.  If not, then let me say that I am a Student of Divinity, ironically, in real life.  I have loved speculative fiction for more years than there has been an MTV and I dabble a bit at writing and criticism.

Mostly I'm a professional time-waster, though I haven't done the RPG thing since before D&D had Drow...

The Writing Excuses threads are fun and really helpful, so they lead me here.

Lol, you'll fit right in  ;D
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #262 on: April 04, 2009, 05:55:46 PM »
My favorite author is Roger Zelazny. I had the pleasure of receiving a letter from him allowing me to use one of his short stories for the film that got me out of college. Sadly he passed away before I could present him with a copy of the finished film.

Wow, RZ is my favorite author as well. Which short story did you do a film on?

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Re: Your Background
« Reply #263 on: April 28, 2009, 01:20:33 AM »
My name is Chris. I am married and we have one child (son). I love to write and have been doing it on and off for many years. I finally got around to finishing a novel last year and now I am addicted.

I write Fantasy in general but have a great love of Thrillers as well. I have been working on a book that is essentially about 14 years of world-building. Obviously, not full time. I hope to get to know more about everyone and look forward to helping critique. I also look forward to your opinions of my work when the time comes.

I am addicted to Writing Excuses, Jordan, Sanderson, Feist, Eddings, Goodkind and the like. I also love James Rollins, Matthew Reilly and of course Crichton.

I'm probably "the old guy" here at 35 but I am pretty immatur...young at heart.  Again, look forward to meeting all and getting involved.
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #264 on: April 28, 2009, 01:24:17 AM »
Welcome, Chris!   Glad to have another thirtysomething boy daddy in the group.  :)

And congrats on finishing your novel.  Will you be sharing that with us, or do you have other stuff?
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« Reply #265 on: April 28, 2009, 01:28:49 AM »
I would gladly share it but i am more interested in opinions of my current work. I am about 1/3 (53,000) through it and need some momentum. I am hoping that a group will help with that. Either way I look forward to seeing what everyone else is doing. Thanks for the hello!
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #266 on: April 28, 2009, 02:08:26 AM »
Hey, and welcome from a newbie!  Looking forward to seeing what you've got for us.  I'm not a great fan of thrillers, but I read 'em every now and again... and Crichton is one of the ones I revisit occasionally.
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« Reply #267 on: April 28, 2009, 02:10:00 AM »
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Re: Your Background
« Reply #268 on: April 28, 2009, 02:10:43 AM »
Welcome!

Yes, I think we can safely say you're not the only "old guy" here.

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« Reply #269 on: April 28, 2009, 02:57:45 AM »
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