New Year Roll Call

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Registered: 12-17-1998
New Year Roll Call
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Mon, 12-31-2012 - 12:03pm

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Are you working on a book / short story?

Have you made any resolutions about your writing?

I hope everyone is doing well and has a great New Year's eve and a better New Year!

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 1:04pm

Name - Lucy

Are you working on a book / short story? Short stories... I've got a couple started that I need to focus on, now that the holidays are nearly over. 

Have you made any resolutions about your writing? Yep... just made one in a previous post here! I've got to start sharing my fictional writings more, so I can improve my skills. That's just a scary step! LOL

Looking forward to growing more as a writer and a person in 2013! Happy New Year, everyone!

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Mon, 12-31-2012 - 2:55pm

Happy New Year, Southern, good luck with the stories. I know you can share them more often.

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Registered: 03-05-2005
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 4:43pm

Name- Shellie

Are you working on a book / short story?  I'm currently working on a couple of short stories (fanfiction).

Have you made any resolutions about your writing?  My resolution is to wrap up my fanfiction stories and focus on a story that has been perculating in the back of my mind for a while.  


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Registered: 12-17-1998
Thu, 01-17-2013 - 7:16pm

Hi Shellie, it's good to see you. Keep us posted on the novel that is percolating.

Okay, now we all get to find out how little I know about publishing, what is "fanfiction"?

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Registered: 03-05-2005
Fri, 01-18-2013 - 2:22pm

The definition of fanfiction from Wikipedia sums it up pretty well: 

Fan fiction (alternatively referred to as fanfictionfanficFF, or fic) is a broadly-defined fan labor term for stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work's owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally published. Because of this, many stories often contain a disclaimer stating that the creator of the work owns none of the characters. Fan fiction, therefore, is defined by being both related to its subject's canonical fictional universe and simultaneously existing outside the canon of that universe.[1] Most fan fiction writers assume that their work is read primarily by other fans, and therefore tend to presume that their readers have knowledge of the canon universe (created by a professional writer) in which their works are based.

As Lucy can tell you, I am a huge Harry Potter geek.  So that's what fanfiction I have been writing.  My stories are posted on HarryPotterFanFiction.com.  Here is the link if you ever have some time to kill: http://www.harrypotterfanfiction.com/viewuser.php?showuid=135100 

I need to go back and edit the first five or six chapters of A Time to Grieve, A Time to Heal.  When I started that one it had been years since I had written anything besides a grocery list.  So, lots of grammatical and puncuation errors that I need to fix.  


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