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Hanemcass 07-16-2017 05:40 PM

Hiya everyone
Hi everyone, I've been looking for a place to share my writing - most of my work just piles up in journals and in my notes on my iPhone and came across you guys.

Just a bit about me - I'm number 8 of ten from a very catholic household. There is enough fodder right there to pen a few novels.

I use writing as a way to vent, relax, inspire and create. I have journals from my darkest days when I struggled with my mental health, diaries from the wonderful days as a new mum and then mum of teenage daughters.

Now I use it to express how I feel about most things in my life - there is no one reason why I write what I do, I put pen to paper, or start typing and the words just flow and make their way into something that tells a bit about me.

The death of my mum two years ago was another turning point for me and my writing just flowed - I was lucky enough to travel those final months with her till the end and also be present when she slid from this world onto her next journey. Writing helped me come to terms with her illness and her choices to discontinue treatment.

Words have always been my safe place - I hope to share these with you here and also read your writings.


brianpatrick 07-16-2017 06:29 PM

You've come to the right place. Welcome.

Critique some of the others writings here, then post up a chunk of your own (keeps the nazi's from badgering yuh).

You write in 'Notes' on your iPhone? I use that app for everything I write. Been experimenting with talk to text lately. Wrote one short story with it and then started another which refuses to stay a short and keeps insisting it will become a novel (god forbid).

brianpatrick 07-16-2017 06:36 PM

Also, if you plan to publish any of your scribbles, post them in 'members only.'

This keeps you from accidentally giving away first rights.

If you don't see that section PM Mohican and he can get you in.

Myers 07-17-2017 06:12 AM


Catholic family too, but you have me beat. I'm number six of six.

Don't see that too often these days!

Look forward to seeing your stuff. Cheers.

lgavra 08-03-2017 08:35 AM

Welcome! Brian Patrick what do you mean by first rights. Anyways, can't wait to read your work and be inspired!

brianpatrick 08-03-2017 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by lgavra (Post 735327)
Welcome! Brian Patrick what do you mean by first rights. Anyways, can't wait to read your work and be inspired!

When you plan to publish a piece the publisher will usually want 'first rights.' Basically it's an assertion on the authors part that the piece has not been previously published anywhere. This may include online writing forums like this one.

If you're just working on an idea, or workshopping, or experimenting with something it's probably okay to post (especially parts or pieces) in fiction.

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