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Post  Rachel on Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:07 pm

...so I thought I might come and introduce myself! (waves) Hello, everyone! I've actually been lurking on MSFV and Write On for a while, but lurking becomes quite unsatisfying after a while. :-)
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Post  Amanda on Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Hi Rachel! Very Happy Welcome to the non-lurking aspect of WriteOn! Razz
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Post  Rachel on Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:13 pm

Hi Amanda! Very Happy I like non-lurkdom. It's a very pleasant realm...
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Post  Constance on Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:27 pm

*squeals* NEW PERSON! Yay!!!!!!!!! *bounces excitedly* Very Happy

Hi, I'm Constance. Razz I actually read your Intro post first, but I wanted to comment more thoroughly on it(uh, sorta. Razz) and I have to run eat dinner soon. So. HI. I'm so happy you've decided to unlurk! I can't wait to talk to you more, especially if you're a fantasy fan. Very Happy

(I'm only this bouncy sometimes. I'm just really excited we have new people. I don't bite, claw, or cast nasty spells, I promise––Amanda MIGHT vouch for me, depending on her mood. Though I throw things sometimes...but mostly not at new people, so you're safe for a while. Razz)

Do you have a blog or Twitter, Rachel?
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Post  Maggie on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:22 pm

Hi Rachel!! First off, awesome name. My best friend (who also happens to be my sister) is named Rachel. Love it!

Second, WELCOME TO WRITE ON!!! So glad you're not just lurking anymore. Very Happy It feels kind of dumb to say "I'm Maggie" since my name says Maggie. But HI! Nice to meet you. XD

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Post  Rachel on Mon Dec 12, 2011 11:43 pm

Hi Constance! *bounces excitedly too* I love finding all these fellow fantasy fans (ooh, alliteration...) teen writer people! It's exciting! Very Happy I do have a blog at rachelatarms.livejournal.com -- not necessarily an interesting one, but still. Razz

Hi Maggie! *waves* Nice to meet you too! De-lurking is way more fun than lurking. Very Happy I can't wait to get to know everyone! Yay!

(I promise that I don't always use exclamation points so liberally. It's just...you're all so exciting! Wink )
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Post  Constance on Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:10 am

@Rachel- Hehehe. I know! That's exactly how I felt when I first joined. I was so amazed, because I had only been surrounded by non-reading, non-writing HEATHENS (Okay, okay, not heathens. But CLOSE ENOUGH.) for so long that all these awesome people were practically magical. Razz
Oh, neat! I skimmed some of the posts...I'll definitely have to go back and read them later! Say what you want, but I think they look fascinating. Very Happy

@Twin- OH. I knew I knew a Rachel somewhere, but I couldn't remember where. Now we're even for you forgetting Honey earlier. xD
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Post  Maggie on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:45 pm

@Rachel *clicks blog link* I'm all for non-interesting blogs! They're my favorite. XD *has one*

@Twin Hahaha. We ARE even! XD *feels better*

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Post  Sarah on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:48 pm

Yay!!! New people! We love new people here Very Happy I love this blog too, the people here are amazing, but that could be because writers are just amazing in general Smile Welcome!!!

@Maggie My sister's name is Rachel too! I feel like I've mentioned that before though... Oh well, it's still an awesome name Smile
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Post  Matthew on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:50 pm

Hi Rachel! On behalf of all guys (and there aren't many) welcome to Write On! I'm Matt!!
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Post  Rachel on Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:56 pm

Hi Sarah and Matt! (waves) Nice to meet you both! Smile
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Post  Renée on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:59 pm

Hello, Rachel! I'm Renée, Amanda's neglectful, editor twin. XP I lurked here before joining, too, and I'm so glad I decided to un-lurk! Everyone here is pretty awesome. Very Happy Welcome to WriteOn! Smile
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Post  Rachel on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:06 am

Hi Renée! Are you both editors, then? If so, may I hire you both? Very Happy (Just kidding. Unless you want to.) I love the community here, so I can definitely sense the Awesome Factor (capitalized for importance, of course). Very Happy
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Post  Amanda on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:36 am

@Rachel—Lol, kind of, I guess. I've been writing seriously since I was 12, and Renée's learned how to help me edit. I write, look over what I've written to pick out the errors I see, and then Renée goes in and adds comments(usually lots of them) about what I'm doing wrong/how to fix. This process really helps me to nix my passive/telling problems before they happen/while writing, so it's helped me to spot them in other writing, too. Smile And as for hiring, lol…would you consider a swap? I'm wanting to query in January and definitely looking for all the outside opinions I can find. ^_^
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Post  Rachel on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:47 am

Oh, that's awesome--I've only been writing seriously (that is, with the intended goal of actually being published someday) for about a year and a half. Before that, all my writing was, "Gee, this is fun!" Good for personal entertainment, but not so great in the marketability department. I should train my brother to help me edit... Very Happy

If you're interested in a swap, that would be awesome--though I can't guarantee that anything I send you would be any better/more interesting/fun than the excerpt in the other forum, haha.
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Post  Amanda on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:03 pm

That's totally fine! I like to be of help, lol. Smile Just shoot me an email @ amkurka at yahoo.com (spread out just in case, to avoid spam Wink), and once I'm done polishing(hopefully by Christmas), we can trade whenever you're ready. Very Happy
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Post  Stephen on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:21 am

Hello Rachel Smile Nice to see new people on Write On (even though I haven't been around for ages lol) new people keep the blog more alive(not that it isn't already, just more Very Happy) and varied(people from different places around the world Smile) hope you like Write On Smile


@Matt I can say hello for myself I think Razz but yeah you're right we really are not that many guys lol
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Post  Maggie on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:21 am

@Rachel LOL! "May I hire you both?" *laughs*

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Post  Rachel on Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:35 am

@Amanda--will do! Smile

@Stephen--Thanks--I do, very much! Smile I love Write On, and even already it has helped me improve my writing. The only problem is that...the forums are...so...fun...and...I...should...be...editing...

@Maggie--what can I say? I need a lot of help. Razz Stuff like the passive voice/being verbs that popped up in my first page are basically invisible to me--I just don't notice them in my own writing--so I usually need a nudge from other people in order to see them. Wink
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Post  Stephen on Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:30 pm

@Rachel yeah I see what you mean lol
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Post  Maggie on Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:06 pm

@Rachel Ahh, totally. Me too!! That's one of the big reasons I love the internet-- it's introduced me to some of the most amazing critters/feedbackers/honest people/awesome writers EVER!

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Post  Rachel on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:45 pm

@Maggie Oh, definitely! I've never met other writers in person, let alone teen ones, so...yeah. I feel another warm, fuzzy rant about the loveliness of Write On bubbling up, so I'll just stop now and leave it at that. Smile

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