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Post by tonybaloneytoys1 » 10 Feb 2019, 20:39

Hi all, I'm retired and more busy than ever it seems, but I love reading and have been an avid reader since I was a little boy. The last few years I've read mostly biographies and auto-biographies and even a few that weren't. I've often thought of writing, but as I proved to myself in college, I'm too impatient to write on a topic in several drafts. Accept my first one, or I loose interest real quick. I always bumped heads over this, but hey I'm all for the guy/gal that can write hours on end and then take critique and start over or make major changes in their writing. On a more personal note I have relatives that are published authors. One being my sister whom has written several books and then a cousin who has written one book. ( honestly, I hope it will be his last). I gagged so much over the vulgarity of it that I had to set it down and re-look at the publisher and wonder were they that hard up for writers? But my sister she does wonderful and even though we don't speak I wish her the best of success and I have enjoyed her work even though my sci-fi days have been long behind me. This isn't a plug either BTW. Call me Tony or Fat Daddy which is a legal business name for my extra-curricular activity of raising bees and gathering their sweet nectar.

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Post by Gravy » 10 Feb 2019, 22:34

Welcome! :text-welcomewave: :text-welcomeconfetti:

This thread is a great place to start. :reading-4:
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Post by gali » 10 Feb 2019, 23:39

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Post by rssllue » 11 Feb 2019, 01:28

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Post by Espie » 11 Feb 2019, 05:21

tonybaloneytoys1 wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 20:39
Hi all, I'm retired and more busy than ever it seems, but I love reading and have been an avid reader since I was a little boy. The last few years I've read mostly biographies and auto-biographies and even a few that weren't. I've often thought of writing, but as I proved to myself in college, I'm too impatient to write on a topic in several drafts. Accept my first one, or I loose interest real quick. I always bumped heads over this, but hey I'm all for the guy/gal that can write hours on end and then take critique and start over or make major changes in their writing. On a more personal note I have relatives that are published authors. One being my sister whom has written several books and then a cousin who has written one book. ( honestly, I hope it will be his last). I gagged so much over the vulgarity of it that I had to set it down and re-look at the publisher and wonder were they that hard up for writers? But my sister she does wonderful and even though we don't speak I wish her the best of success and I have enjoyed her work even though my sci-fi days have been long behind me. This isn't a plug either BTW. Call me Tony or Fat Daddy which is a legal business name for my extra-curricular activity of raising bees and gathering their sweet nectar.
Hi, Tony.

Thank you for sharing your story.

This is a site for book lovers. Thus, you are in the right place if books make your day.

If you'd check out the helpful information that Gravy gave, you'd be off to a good start.

Welcome to the club! All the best. :tiphat:
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