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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #255 on: January 06, 2009, 09:57:24 PM »

Hi,

I'm Arline Chase. Have been around the forum since 1998 or thereabouts. I have been a writer, writing teacher, and journalist for more than 25 years. When my publisher became ill, I became a publisher, too. Quite a challenge.  ;D  Folks who want to know more about my writing can visit my website at http://www.arlinechase.com . Folks interested in the publishing part can check out my ebooks site, http://www.ebooksonthe.net or my paper books siite http://www.cambridgebooks.us.
Arline was having trouble getting her websites updated and repaired, and in desperation changed sites and hosts and everything else.  So now the website is
 http://www.writewordsinc.com

I keep hoping she'll make a more extensive reappearance here.
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #256 on: January 06, 2009, 10:52:59 PM »

Glad you found us Lea, make yourself at home.
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #257 on: February 26, 2009, 08:18:53 AM »

I'm Bill from Chicago.  I live in Mundelein, Illinois USA now.

I've been writing for over 20 years and I've actually been paid three times (a total of $30).

I'm married with three children.  I have a degree from the University of Illinois.  I'm an Eagle Scout.

I like Rugby, swimming, anthropology, astronomy, and history.

I like to write SF, fantasy, comedy, horror, and mystery.

I think my biggest writing challenge is staying focused.  My biggest mystery writing challenge is hiding clues.

I have a blog where I've posted a few stories and novel excerpts:  http://illini6.blogspot.com.

I've had stories on anotherealm.com, mirabile visu (http://mirabilevisu.yuku.com/) and a few others that I don't think are out there anymore.

I belong to a Yahoo group called Shortmystery.

I hope to learn a lot here and to eventually tell you all of my successes.

Oh, and Inner Prop.  I love Rugby Union and that's the position I play, Prop Forward.  When I'm really trying to accomplish something I call on my inner prop to give me extra strength.  It's like an inner child, only more violent.
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #258 on: February 26, 2009, 01:30:37 PM »

Welcome Bill,
The folks here are always helpful and I'm sure will try to answer any questions you have. Sometimes it gets a little quiet (well, actually a lot quiet) so new faces are always a plus.
Lynette

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #259 on: February 26, 2009, 04:15:25 PM »

Welcome Bill.  I'm jealous of your fabulous income so far, though if you don't subtract any expenses at all, I may be doing as well.  Does it sound like I'm the right person to ask for advice?  Maybe not, but once in a while I've been able to furnish some, invariably ignored.  Information, then?  Depends on the subject.  I'm an escapee (i.e. retiree) from academia, where most crimes, if any, go undetected, but what would you like to know? There are quite a few of  us, and the cops, especially (we have at least three), can tell  you stuff you might need in a mystery novel.
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #260 on: February 26, 2009, 09:03:51 PM »

Bill,

Welcome to the group.  I'm at SMFS, too.  So are several other MWF members.  I think you'll find us a convivial group, always willing to help out a fellow member.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #261 on: March 27, 2009, 07:51:27 PM »

Everyone (new and not-so-new) pop in here and say hello, and tell us something about yourself: who you are, where you are, what you've written, and what you're reading.

Also, if you're coming over from the Zott site, please send me a PM with your name there (if you're not using the same name). I'll copy your post count over from there. It's not really important in overall scheme of life, but those of you who have contributed there should have your stature commended in some way here.


Hi to everyone. It's no mystery that I'm new...this is my first post!

I've been learning to write novels. I have written children's stories and short stories, but mostly my work has been technical manuals. I think I have the basics of grammar, but we'll see! My first attempt at a novel is number one in a series of three. The series is called, "Bound by Destiny," and the novel is called, "In a World Apart." The genre is Romantic Suspense.

I'm here to learn. I hope I can also help others.

Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Lauren

PS: No avatars? ::)
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #262 on: March 29, 2009, 01:41:43 AM »

PS: No avatars? ::)
Yeah, I'm trying to save bandwidth and storage. Plus, the old site we came from didn't use them, so most of the folks who started up here had never used them.

welcome!

And, I'll ask the obvious question. What's the story behind your nick?
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #263 on: March 29, 2009, 02:30:21 AM »

PS: No avatars? ::)
Yeah, I'm trying to save bandwidth and storage. Plus, the old site we came from didn't use them, so most of the folks who started up here had never used them.

welcome!

And, I'll ask the obvious question. What's the story behind your nick?

Ah, the nick.

I used to call myself PrincesseBonBon as a joke on myself. Then I changed it to Kranky-pants when I posted on another board. I called myself Write4U2 on yet another board, and really didn't like being referred to as Write4U2. Sooooo, when I registed here, I combined the Princesse with Kranky-Pants. Stupid stuff, I know.

I found your board, and will be interested in cops and robbers stuff as well as attorney/PI stuff. My next book will have a man being framed for murder in it. I did post a chapter in the critique section and look forward to pats and pans.

Lauren
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #264 on: March 29, 2009, 09:15:48 AM »

Welcome, Lauren!  It's great to have a new member.  We've slowed down a lot in recent months, but there's still a ton of good information on here, and a few of us still check in regularly, even if we don't always have time to post (or don't know the answers to the questions that are asked  ;)). 

All the best with your writing!
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #265 on: March 29, 2009, 12:59:22 PM »

PS: No avatars? ::)

Somehow I suspect that looking in the dictionary wouldn't tell me what "avatars" means nowadays.  Maybe some kind soul would explain?  Byron
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #266 on: March 29, 2009, 05:21:57 PM »

Don't feel alone, Byron. I don't know what it is either.

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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #267 on: March 29, 2009, 10:00:00 PM »

Avatars are small images, usually about 100 x 100 pixels, that users can use in 'net forums as kind of an identity tag. Here's the Wikipedia explanation, along with an example.

I chose not to use them here for a couple of reasons. The old site didn't use them, and I figured that most people coming here from Lauri's site wouldn't miss what they had never used. The other reason is storage and bandwidth. Granted, a 100 x 100 image only takes up about 10-15 kB by itself. But we have 260 members right now, and I'm piggybacking this site with several others on the same domain.

It's similar to the idea of a Facebook profile picture, if you will. Avatars can be any kind of image. I have several that I rotate through at GlobalAffairs.org You may be able to see it here: http://www.globalaffairs.org/forum/member.php?u=1590
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Re: The Welcome Wagon Thread
« Reply #268 on: March 31, 2009, 12:06:00 PM »

It's easy to see why you decided not to use them.  Sounds like they are utterly worthless. (Of course most of the web has also evolved into utterly worthless stuff, but it's not necessary to follow suit.)
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« Reply #269 on: April 11, 2009, 04:58:06 AM »

Hello everyone. I'm Darryl Hughes aka TheDeeMan aka "Dee". I'm a writer from NYC. I write the 2007 Glyph Comic award nominated 50's style alien invasion webcomic G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures and the upcoming 19th century murder/myster/adventure webcomic The Continentals which is sort of like Sherlock Holmes, mixed with equal parts of the 60's tv show "The Avengers", with a dash of James Bond for flavor. Both with artist Monique MacNaughton. Nice to be here. Nice to meet you all.

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