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Dana Reynolds
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Greetings, all.

I've recently indie-ePublished the first two novels of my Wardenclyffe Trilogy, and am working on the third. I'm discovering the biggest challenge to ePublishing is to leave the dang thing alone. It's just too easy to upload a new version and I just can't stop tinkering even after working on it for 3 years.

The more I learn about the craft of writing, the more I am compelled to 'fix it' again. Since I don't intend to stop learning the only hope for it is to get it committed to paper, and then I can move on to the next project.

My key interests are Speculative Fiction, Time Travel and re-writing history just a bit.

About me...
In no particular order; novelist, artist, goat herder, Village Theater (marketing, not acting), chicken-fancier's wife, back-alley aroma therapist, amateur herbalist, theorist, soaper, explorer of alternatives, spinner (or more properly, spinster), equestrian (retired), acquirer of antiques, and anachronistic dilettante. In most things, I dabble, but I am passionate about writing.

As for my day job, I'm just an old art-school hippie in corporate clothing, saving the world with retail: Prosperity = Peace

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Meredith
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Welcome to the treehouse.
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LDWriter2
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Getting to this earlier than usual.


WelCome! Be of good cheer you be at the right place. We are friendly and some are knowledgable about writing and we don't mind sharing what little we know.

I think though that your problem isn't just the lack of knowledge of the craft. A lot of writers have that problem about going back and wanting to fix something or make a sentence just a little bit better. We all have to learn to leave things alongs when we are done. Some need some revising but it's not good to be always fixing it. Even though I've known that for years I still have scenes from stories come to mind every so often and I want to make them just a bit better. Of course that doesn't include things like finding out we changed some character's name or gender or giving our MC a weapon to save the day that we never mentioned or hinted at earlier.


Anyway after my speech there-we don't all do that to first timers. [Wink]

Do be careful though as you wonder through the treehouse.
There's this unicorn and she can be a bit mean at times.

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Dana Reynolds, welcome.

I taught my daughter how to knit, and she decided that in order to get the kind of wool she wanted to work with, she needed to learn how to spin, so she's a knitter, spinster, and more or less fiber artist, and she's tried to teach me to spin as well (I use a hitchhiker).

So you might consider me a wobbly spinster. [Smile]

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Grumpy old guy
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Welcome, jump write in -- the water's fine.

Phil.

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Welcome:)
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mbwood
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Hello, Dana;

I didn't realize you had joined the Hatrack Writers group. Welcome aboard!

I lurk around the 'Groups' section, which swaps stories for critiquing prior to entering the Writers of the Future (WotF) contest. Click around and see what strikes your fancy.

mbwood

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