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DatBum65
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that I've got a "dark imagination". I suppose that's why I write horror fiction, mostly. I also write some "mainstream" stuff, but it usually has a twist of suspense in it somewhere.

I've been writing, off and on, for about 15 years, and have been knocked out by the rejection sledge-hammer a few times, but, hey, that's the business, isn't it?

I live in Phoenix, AZ, and I've been looking for a writer's group since I moved here 5 months ago. No luck. Then a friend of mine turned my on to this site.

I hope to learn, laugh, enjoy myself here. Perhaps someone will straighten me out and tell me to leave writing behind, because I really suck at it! No. Not true, really. I think I can put together a good plot now and then, with an interesting character buried, or bleeding, or getting his/her head severed.

Anyway, it's good to be aboard....

Peace.


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Welcome. I'm also new to this site, but have experienced great feedback. I look forward to seeing your work and sharing critiques.
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Welcome!
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TaShaJaRo
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Welcome! My sister lives in the Phoenix area but is not a writer at all, so I can't help you there. Sorry. I know your pain though. I can't find any good writer's groups in my area either. This a really great group. I think you'll find it a good substitute.
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djvdakota
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Welcome!

Call me sick in the head, but I really kinda like well-written violence.

Weird, huh? If you knew me, you'd probably think that was REALLY weird.


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MCameron
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Welcome!

I'm new here myself, but I've found it to be a great group of people. I live down in Tucson, which is alas a bit far for a writer's group. I look forward to seeing your work on Frag'N'Feed

-Mel


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Exploding Monkey
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My frind writes horror. He just shared a very, very dark tale about a family (mom, dad, two teenagers) that slaughters people for seemingly no reason. I wanted to give input, but all I could think was: Burn this manuscript! BURN IT!

Nothing shocking mind you (as we all have dark sides), but very twisted and grisley.

[This message has been edited by Exploding Monkey (edited March 24, 2005).]


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Jaina
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Welcome aboard! I don't mind horror if it's well written and it serves a purpose (not just violence for the sake of violence, for example). I look forward to seeing your stuff.
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Thank you all for the nice greetings. Well-written horror is hard to come by, isn't it? I don't do splatter-punk or violence for violence's sake. I find that I scare myself more than others, though, but still I try.

[This message has been edited by DatBum65 (edited March 24, 2005).]


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Heya, DatBum65. This is one of the most laid-back forums I've ever seen, compared to most on the web. I wouldn't worry about being trashed.

As for horror: I like a good monster, but I intensely dislike splatter or darkness for the sake of darkness, for personal reasons (let's just say that a few acquaintances of mine became victims of horribly violent crimes many years ago and leave it at that). I have a visceral reaction to that kind of thing not unlike Exploding Monkey's.


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