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Subject: Greetings and Salutations.
Date Posted: 11/26/2007 10:37 PM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2007
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Hello,  I am new here.

  I have written poetry, filk songs, non-fiction, and have a massive Science Fiction series invisioned.

Mostly i read SF,   Chiristian or  well researched  historical romance.

Would anyone care to chat with me?


Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:00 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
Posts: 305
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Hello JeanneLou.  Welcome to the Writers Forum.  I am not in here often, but check in occassionally.

My pen name is Trixie Philpot.  I am currently writing a book with a working title called "Welcome to Boroughville."  It is southern fiction or women's fiction.  It is book one of The Boroughville Series.  I had set April of 2008 as my goal for having this book ready to submit to agents for publication.  April isn't far away.  I want to have the book finished so that if I get a request from an agent for the entire manuscript that I'll have it finished and ready to send off.

I have several book ideas.  I started a notebook with a 3 ring binder in which I jot down book ideas.  I have my ideas with working titles listed on the first page.  Then I have tabs behind that.  As I come up with tidbits for the book, I jot them down behind the tab for that book.

My son also writes.  He has toyed with writing since he was a very young boy reading RL Stein.  I've finally convienced him to put forth more effort at writing.  He is writing a fantasy novel.  He is 21 years old.  I love to write and have had many tell me that my idea for the Boroughville book is good, but my son can capture your attention from the first paragraph.  I think he will be great. 

Tell us a little about your Science Fiction series.  Enough to talk about it without giving away your book.  I'd love to read about what you are doing.  How are you organizing your ideas?  How are you developing your character?  Etc.

Edited to add:  I also use a small digital recorder to take book notes on.  I often get ideas for writing while I'm driving and can not write them down.  Then when I am at home and can write them down, I've forgotten what it was.  The recorder has been a wonderful investment for me.

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Subject: Are you really a write if you don't fine time to write?
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:20 AM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2007
Posts: 9
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As you may have noticed in my profile, i am a sole caregiver.   That is a 24/7 job and sometime i don't even find time to do my daily  online ministry.


I do want to express my thoughts on paper, but  Maybe later.

Your ideas for avoiding 'idea loss;  are wonderful.  Until a day,  Shalom,  LL

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 11:56 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
Posts: 305
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I think an online ministry is great.  How do we find yours?

Have you written any religious books?  Is your husband bed ridden?

Am I full of too many questions???   LOL!!!!!! 

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 5:35 PM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2008
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Hello, Welcome to bookstop, I too am writer, I am only 18 and still working on my first book which will be a Fantasy one. I write Mainly Fantasy and Historical (not always fiction) things. I am a loyal reader of History, Fantasy and some Sci-fi too. I look forward to seeing you around.

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 9:38 AM ET
Member Since: 7/8/2005
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Hi Jimmie.  Good luck with your novel.  It is great to see young people who are doing something besides playing video games.  Or is that where you get your inspiration from?????  LOL!!!!

Date Posted: 2/6/2008 10:50 AM ET
Member Since: 9/17/2007
Posts: 367
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I'm sure he'd be absolutely clueless about history if he did nothing but play video games. :)

I want to write fantasy, but it comes out as "humor". (See the Visitors thread below.) I also suspect dystopian left-leaning science fiction is the only other thing I can produce.

Subject: newbie
Date Posted: 2/18/2008 7:15 PM ET
Member Since: 10/2/2007
Posts: 32
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Hi, Robyn here. My partner and I are writing our first book together. We envision it already written...Now to do it! :)

I am wondering if any writers here also have full-time jobs...families...etc. How do you make the time to write?


Date Posted: 2/19/2008 2:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
Posts: 36,445
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I work full time but as yet do not have children. I find time to write during lunch times and when I get home from work for an hour or two (if lucky). I have done three 50,000 challenges, NaNo twice and SocNoc (Kiwi writers.org) once. All three times I completed the challenge.  Hubby is supportive of my writing and I am sure that is what helps me the most.

I know several mothers that write when waiting in the car for their children (sports, dancing etc). Also after the children have gone to bed.. They really make time to write rather then just waiting around for some free time.


I write fantasy, mystery, sci fi and thriller. I use fanfiction to practice my writing skills but have been doing that less and less lately.