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salixrosa
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Hiya,

I'm a bit overwhelmed by all there is to learn, but I am determined to 'fake it 'til I make it' with writing fiction, so I'm jumping in! I have a lot of writing experience professionally, but mostly in policy, grants, and academia. So really leaning towards the grim reality than the bright fantasy.

Basically, I would like to write things people enjoy reading.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!

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mayflower988
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Hi, there. I'm kind of in a similar position: I do a lot of writing for grad school, but I'd love to write fiction that people will enjoy reading. I'm kind of faking it till I make it, too. Hopefully, "making it" will include publication. Wouldn't that be nice? :) Welcome to the "treehouse"!
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Welcome to the treehouse.
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Grumpy old guy
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G'day and well come. Jump write in, the water's fine.

Phil.

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LDWriter2
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Actually, we all seem to be in that position- a couple more than others so be welcome.


We are a nice friendly group.


However do be careful as you wonder around there's this loose unicorn who somehow wondered in and became lost--or she just likes it here--and she can be mean.

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mayflower988
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I still don't get the unicorn joke. Is it a reference to Ms. KDW?
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quote:
Originally posted by mayflower988:
I still don't get the unicorn joke. Is it a reference to Ms. KDW?

Hmm. That hadn't occurred to me, but I suppose it could be. I just consider it part of Louis's welcome format, and haven't worried that much about why he does it.
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Oh, oh, I was afraid someone would make that comparison.

I thought of it myself a while back---a few times after I started saying it.

No, actually I just thought it would be different. In most stories unicorns are male. I have female unicorns in two novels but as I said most are male.

However later I did think of something that it could represent.
Not a real person but other than that I won't say now.

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salixrosa
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That's funny, I guess I have always thought of unicorns as being female--I guess early exposure to The Last Unicorn. (Which I dearly love.)

Thanks for the welcome!

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My first unicorn read was Bruce Coville's Into the Land of the Unicorns. That book was well-loved. It had both male and female unicorns. I guess Mr. Coville is an equal-opportunity unicorn employer. :)
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Welcome.
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