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Discussion in 'Café Life' started by ColleenL, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. ColleenL

    ColleenL Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    I've never been great at these introductions; tend to be shy and possess an undisciplined view that I might be a bother. Nonetheless, I'm here for the same reason I assume you all are and with a little luck and determination, I think I can really grow as a writer by being here. :)
     
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  2. NickP

    NickP Active Member

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    Hello.

    What do you write?
     
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  3. ColleenL

    ColleenL Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    I write Sci-Fi/Fantasy novels.
    I've finished first drafts of a few different ones, but never actually got serious about them until recently. I'm almost done the first draft of the one I'm currently working on, and I plan to move forward with the whole editing process and see about getting it published. After that, I believe I'll go back to the ones I abandoned and revive them.
     
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  4. NickP

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    Ah - SF/Fantasy - elves in space. I'm not mocking, I do Fantasy too. I used to be told off though for not having much fantasy in them, so maybe I should be writing something different!

    As The Prisoner used to say, I'll Be Seeing you.
     
  5. ColleenL

    ColleenL Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    I think one of the great things about fantasy is that it's relative to your views ... if you are building a world in which things may or may not exist, it's fantasy as far as I'm concerned :D
     
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  6. NickP

    NickP Active Member

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    Georgette Heyer and P G Wodehouse built fantasy worlds too, I think.
     
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  7. AgentPete

    AgentPete Capo Famiglia Staff Member

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    Welcome Colleen! Good to have you here :)
     
  8. Boopadoo

    Boopadoo Respected Member

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    Hello and welcome! This is indeed a good place for what you seek!
    Me too!

    Me too! (if by recently we mean the last several years...). :D
     
  9. Robinne Weiss

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    Welcome! Plenty of fellow SciFi/Fantasy folks here. And, let's face it, most of us live in our own fantasy worlds anyway...;)
     
  10. Carol Rose

    Carol Rose Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Welcome! :)
     
  11. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the Colony!
     
  12. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Hello...and, no bother, hope you stick around :)
     
  13. Lex Black

    Lex Black Respected Member

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    Welcome to the Colony!
     
  14. Luciferette

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    Hi Colleen! It's a more thoughtful site, I've found, than many other forums: welcoming, witty, and inspiring.
    And don't feel too hidebound by genre. The bottom line is, everyone on here writes. Mainly fiction, it seems. And what is fiction - whether it be romance, crime or literary streams-of-consciousness - if not fantasy? We're all just making shit up :)
     
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  15. Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member Founding Member

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    Welcome Colleen
     
  16. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Shit? My writing is fertiliser! :D
     
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  17. Gina Kadlec

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    Welcome! I've just come back to the colony myself, and I can say that my experience here was a great one! I made several friends, and received some great critiques of my work. Like you, I have been working on projects from my past in hopes of getting them published. Good luck on your writing journey, I'll look forward to when I will be able to read it.
     
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  18. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    La creme de la creme

    La merde de la merde

    Two sides of the same .....um.

    Um.

    Help me out here, someone.
     
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  19. Marc Joan

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    Welcome!:)
     
  20. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    You are on your own with that one.
     
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  21. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Two sides of the same COW!

    That's what.
     
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  22. Marc Joan

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    You are on your own with Daisy, then.
     
  23. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    My little joke with Paul and Luciferette. I certainly know what it's like to look back at something I've written, and think...merde. Not running myself down, either. You don't persist unless you really feel this could be made into 'something'. It is something already, inside you, and it's not that, but the fetching it out that needs to get from merde to creme.
     
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  24. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Of course. Sorry, my previous response may have seemed grumpy or something, I don't know, it certainly wasn't meant to be. I am a totally zonked after a ten hour drive back from the Cairngorms and multiple disturbed nights in the previous few days. No longer in control of my keyboard. But have a nice pic anyway:
    cairngorms april 2017 115.JPG
     
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  25. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Chilly :) Hope you had your warm socks on. Did ye meet the Grey Man of Ben Macdhui? Or was it the Lairig Ghru?
     
  26. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    That was taken from the top of the Monadhliath. Snowing in April, and a bitter wind.
     
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  27. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    A Marco Polo emoji! How totally intrepid I now feel! Thanks!
     
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  28. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    It WAS intrepid. They take the army up there, yomping.
     
  29. Marc Joan

    Marc Joan Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Honesty compels me to admit that we knew someone who knew someone, and they took us up a road that isn't on the maps. So we went up by car -- albeit a monster 4 wheel drive thing -- normal vehicles would not have coped. 'Cheat!' I hear you cry, and you're right, but my knee would never have let me get all the way up under my own steam. We stopped often to potter around a bit, but yomping it was not.
     
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  30. Peggy Lou

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    Welcome.
     

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