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Hi all *waves* Even though I've been here for a week I just now got around to this... sorry don't kill me Ashley and Robs!

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Show me your characters!

I tend to figure out my characters before I write, I do character surveys, find a picture of each person, research their names I am insane... lol

anyway for Nano this year I am writing the story that is based of myths of ol' about Zeus' daughter and Hades' son. lol With different names, although they assure you that they are the same people, they have just been given different names over the years.

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Hello everyone, my name is Nina, I live in England and I've had a love for writing for as long as I can remember. English isn't strictly my first language but it's been my language of preference ever since I learned it because I simply adore it and all of its shades of meaning, and I now speak it far better than my original language, to my mother's disappointment. I live with my parents and four siblings (holy smokes!) in a very rural part of England full of sheep and cows and rivers. It's a good place for inspiration, I think, although not very exciting at all.

I have several unfinished pieces and have too many ideas to contemplate. I'm that girl that takes a notebook everywhere and scribbles down everything I see and hear in case it comes in handy someday. The piece I am working on at the moment is a fast-paced and fairly lighthearted sci-fi story involving time-travel and pirates.

All right, I'll keep it as short and sweet as that! I look forwards to discussing here and to giving encouragement as well as receiving it. :) Oh, I'm 18 years old and have recently submitted my applications to UCAS, if all goes well hopefully I'll be off to study a degree in English Lang/Lit next September! I am not totally serious about getting published just yet, but to be published some day would be a dream come true. I just hope to improve my writing technique until that day.

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 Good afternoon everyone! My name is Cait. I'm 25 years old, and I live with my husband of almost 2 years and our adorable cat Matilda (where my username comes from!). I love shopping, cooking and baking (I'm a huge foodie), and of course, writing.

I'm Canadian, but last year moved to California for my husband's job. I'm not allowed to work due to visa restrictions, so I find myself with a lot of free time. It's been several years since I've written anything, unfortunately, but I really want to get back into it. My plan is to get my thoughts flowing again by doing daily writing exercises and perhaps a few short stories.  

I'm a little behind everyone, as I'm afraid I'm not even sure what type of story I'd like to write! I love reading historical fiction, and have my B.A. in History, so I may go this route. There are a lot of cool stories passed down through my family that I'd love to incorporate into a novel as well. I guess my goal is very basic at the moment - to sort myself out, figure out what I want to write, and start writing it! Easier said than done ;)

Some favourite books and authors: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Dracula by Bram Stoker, any Jane Austen book, The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, White Oleander by Janet Fitch, and the Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

Currently reading: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, and loving it!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all, and I'm happy to be a part of the community :) 

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Hi! I'm magyargirl3 , and I'm a college student who loves to write.

Right now, I'm working on a story that involves a civil war in a fictional country called Vorlan. A teacher, his family, and some of his students band together to help fight, and that is the center of the story. It's a story I've been working on for a few years, but, being a student, I can't always get around to writing on it. Plus, I had a lot of trouble figuring out how to tell the story (settled on epistolary narrative), and the characters were hard to figure out, for various reasons. I even gave up on the story for a few months.

Now, I'm back in the game, and I'm glad to find a group that supports writing and lots of it!

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 I'd love to write, but I just never have time.

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