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kathleen Hills

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2006, 10:58:36 PM »

I stumbled on to it years ago. It was one of the few websites that didn't have any annoying take forever to load graphics. I always appreciated that. And still do. I must have been one of the first, although I've had to re-up a couple of times so maybe my history doesn't show any earlier log-in names. I seem to remember that one of the first things I read was  a chapter for critique posted by Vivian Cherne. Whatever happened to her?
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2006, 09:47:20 AM »

Kathy,
I just posted a separate thread about Vivian, trying to find someone with a good email for her. After her disappointing experience with her first publication she put down her pen and focused on work and family. Last I spoke with her, which may have been more than three years ago, she said she might someday get back to writing. I hope so.
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2006, 12:37:08 PM »

How did I find MWF originally? You know, I have absolutely no idea. Serendipity, I think!


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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2006, 09:12:12 PM »

I did a search for mystery writer's groups and found a couple.  They turned out to be chat groups.  When I asked, if there were any serious writers there, one replied, "I'm a serious writer.  I write in my diary almost every day and I've just written a book report for English class."  I realized I was in a room with pre-teens and quickly got out.

Then I found MWF a couple of months after it started.  I've been here ever since. :)

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2006, 01:59:03 PM »

For a while Barbara Bassett (pseudonym, derived from "Runaway Nudist") was posting occasionally on another mystery site--one with heavy commercial aspirations, but not an utterly useless one.  One day "Jane B" suggested I might enjoy Mystery Writers' Forum, so I followed her link, and quickly discovered that I'm not a skillful navigator of unfamiliar websites.  Then that "other" forum began loading itself with drop-down menus that consumed beaucoup de temps, so I gave MWF another, more vigorous, try, and it's been the only website I visit "as daily as possible" ever since.  Thanks, Jane B

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2006, 08:02:19 AM »

I joined a forum for readers of Christopher Brookmyre mysteries, but got a little fed up as there wasn't (at the time) a lot of activity, so I was looking around for a more active forum and googled Mystery Writers and got put straight through to MWF. I had also just started my first WIP and had a query about tear gas that hadn't been answered properly in my other internet queries. Bob and Jim came back so promptly with exactly the info I was looking for and I was so impressed with the community atmosphere and the professionalism in the old MWF site. And considering that I was only a member of the old site for about a week before Laurie said she had to discontinue it - I was extremely relieved that Bob was able to continue the forum on this new site!

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2006, 09:16:10 PM »

I found MWF through Cluelass a long time ago.  I used to post very rarely as Wanderland.  Then I got involved in other things for a couple/few years. I wandered back in just before Ingrid has a crisis of faith, realized who she was and how much I enjoyed her work and came out of lurk mode for a time.  Been lurking and occationally commenting ever since. 

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2006, 12:25:30 AM »

After some good old fashioned Googling, it was either rec.arts.mystery or here. So I came here. :)

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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2006, 04:03:16 PM »

It was recommended,highly recommended I might add on Kate Derie's CLUELASS site.  Kate's the associate editor at Mystery Readers Journal, and she owns and operates Deadly Serious Press (which published my book), so I checked, and continue check, her site regularly

Jim, can you ask her to update the URL for MWF on her site, if she hasn't already?

Thanks,
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Re: How did we all get here?
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2006, 04:06:42 PM »

I seem to remember that one of the first things I read was  a chapter for critique posted by Vivian Cherne. Whatever happened to her?
Kathie

Kathie,

You may already know, but Vivian just checked into the Welcome Wagon thread, and there's also a Welcome Back Vivian thread.

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