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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #165 on: March 23, 2007, 11:25:07 AM »

Welcome, James,

I've been an on and off member of this forum for a long time.  And even when life causes me to disappear for a time, I always come creeping back in.  These folks here are supportive, encouraging, and knowledgable.  I know you'll be happy here.  :)

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« Reply #166 on: March 25, 2007, 12:07:20 AM »

Hi James, and welcome.

Laura J it's good to see you back. I'm not here as much as I used to be. Been working hard to get a manuscript out. Almost through with it though.

Lynette

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #167 on: March 28, 2007, 10:44:14 PM »

Welcome James 

  ::)  :o I'm late for the party again !

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #168 on: March 31, 2007, 12:58:06 AM »

 ;D  I think we need to get Zara a nice calendar and a watch...maybe a thyme plant or two.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #169 on: March 31, 2007, 07:45:21 PM »

Peg,

If your calendar can make time go slower, send it over.  ;)  I'm still working on my WIP, the one I was supposed to finish in January...  ::)
How time flies. Does anyone have one of those butterfly net to catch some of it?

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #170 on: April 27, 2007, 07:13:01 PM »

I write short stories, quirky adventures.  So far a number have been printed in college publications, you know, campus desktop anthologies.  I'm finding out I'm safer writing about what I know, have seen with my own eyes.  TV and movies have misled me, but I recently found a Discovery Channel program called "Mythbusters" that's helping me tell reality from special effects.   I'm really impressed wih the network you mystery writers have here.  Char for Charlene.
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« Reply #171 on: April 27, 2007, 07:16:24 PM »

Welcome Char,

Glad to have you on board.  I love Mythbusters - in my book nothing beats entertaining science.  Did you see the episode where they tried to shot a sniper through his scope?  They got it into it, but never through it.

Quirky mysteries sound like a lot of fun.

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« Reply #172 on: April 27, 2007, 07:24:03 PM »

Hi Char and welcome. If I can ever be of assistance please let me know. This is truly a great site that's home to a great group of really talented people as you'll soon see.
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« Reply #173 on: April 27, 2007, 08:24:35 PM »

Thanx, Lee.

No, Elena, I didn't see that episode, otherwise (blush) I wouldn't of needed serious ballistics show and tell, or why everyone but me knows shooting through scopes was how Cain got Abel and is in every other major book

since, LOL.

Just kidding, your gun guys are fun.  I might try to come up with a stumper, like if a six-gun and a half shoots a minute and a half, how much does a pound of gun powder weigh?

Aren't all mysteries quirky?  Char for Charlene.
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #174 on: April 27, 2007, 09:45:32 PM »

Hi and welcome to the group Charlene! ;D
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #175 on: May 26, 2007, 01:01:38 PM »

Hi ;D  As you can tell from my screen name I'm a huge fan of Raymond Chandler and the whole golden noir era, but lately I've discovered some fantastic new writers like Denise Mina and Barry Maitland.

I've been writing for many years but haven't managed to be published in the mystery genre yet. My current goal is to write a short story that deserves to be called noir and my dream market is the new publication Murdaland.

I also belong to the Zoetrope site and have a good rating as a reviewer so would love to offer any help I can to other writers. Well enough about me, I have lots of browsing to do...oh and by the way, my real name is Carol. Glad to meetcha.
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« Reply #176 on: May 26, 2007, 02:21:32 PM »

Hi, Carol!

 Welcome aboard!


;D :D ;) :)

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 26, 2007, 04:23:19 PM »

Welcome aboard, Velda.

I used to teach an on-line course about Chandler for the Barnes & Noble website.  You and I should have much to talk about.

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« Reply #178 on: May 26, 2007, 04:52:56 PM »

Thanks, Peg H, it's great to see that someone loves the dreaded smileys as much as I do. And thanks, Jim- I wish I'd known about the online Chandler course. I'd have signed up in a heartbeat. Cornell Woolrich is another on my most admired list. I wonder if there's a course online on his work?
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #179 on: May 26, 2007, 10:05:38 PM »

Welcome, Carol!  As you've already seen, this is a great place.  Make yourself right at home.  We're glad you're here!

Donna
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