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Old 01-19-2006, 12:58 PM
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Hey! I'm happy to join up here...


I'm David (sometimes called Hank.) My last name is Fears, so that might explain why I've used other pen names over the years! (At first I didn't want folks to think I wrote horror stories, with a name like Fears, but now I don't care. It's my name and I'm stuck with it. David Fears, to be exact.) You can learn more about me (I hate talking about myself in the 3rd person--frankly, I hate bio stuff altogether. You can get a slug of it on me at Amazon, on their new Shorts program, with one of my short stories there for 49 cents per download, and one of my novels, "Dark Blonde" in serialized form. I believe the link is www.amazon.com/shorts

Glad to be aboard. I had nothing but grief from another writing workshop site--too much anger there. But I won't mention any names.

Dave

PS...I teach college level English Composition. Argh!

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Old 01-19-2006, 01:02 PM
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Haha, well Dave, GREAT to have another member apart of the community.

I never knew about this "Shorts" program. Thank you for bringing it to my attention, it looks rather interesting.

Hope you enjoy your stay. Let me know if you need any help figuring something out!

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Old 01-19-2006, 01:12 PM
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An Oregonian! I have several friends in your state, including a couple who own a horse-breeding ranch near Eugene. What tiny burg are you from?

The Oregon coast is one of my favorite places on earth. Such dramatic scenery in the northern part. Spent some time in Newport and Gold Beach years ago. Also recall the brew pubs of Portland with fond memories.
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Hey John (sorry but all these cheesy names feel like that imitation grass you see, the indoor/outdoor stuff--one never wants to roll in it on a sunny summer day),

I'm in Banks, a little suburban area of about 1500 souls due west of Portland on the way to the coast. I moved out here last summer and have been remodeling a 6 year old house that 2 bartender bachelors lived in (ugh!). I'm now closer to the coast, about 40 miles, than I am to Salem, but the wifey is closer to her work so she can support me in the manner I've become accustomed. I'm in a 340 home subdivision but across the street from a 5 acre park. The area is nestled out of the way in some foothills to the coast in wine country. I can see hills with vineyards out my windows.

Nice seein' ya.

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Originally Posted by Hankers
Hey John ...
It's Bill, actually. I think John Gault is a character from an Ayn Rand novel. Have no idea why it appeared under my screen name.

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I'm in Banks, a little suburban area of about 1500 souls due west of Portland on the way to the coast ...
Hmmm. I used to have a friend named Dave Taylor in your area. At the moment I can't recall the name of the little town where he lived. You ever been to the Big Island?
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:50 PM
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Not if you mean Riker's. ha. Yeah, I knew Gault was a Rand character. Nice to meetcha, Bill.
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Hi Dave, welcome to the site. We love having some experienced writers here. We have a bit of activity in the forums here where people are posting some of their works. We'd love it if you wanted to chime in and offer some advice.
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Hey, welcome.
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Better late than never! Hello. Glad to have you.

Love the name. I'm Chrissy. Enjoy the site!
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I know Im slow to the game, but Welcome. What is teaching at a college level like? Right now Im working on my degree so that I will be able to teach English in high school. I
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Well, eightbit, it's exhiliarating and often maddening. I feel for those who are semi-literate, who hate writing, who've been destroyed by bad prior instruction, etc. But I work at making the classwork fun and do a lot online. Of course, I note that you have a dangling "I" in your post and that "welcome" shouldn't be capitalized. So, you see? It's a curse seeing all those errors--I just can't get away from them! Ha.
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Ha, the welcome was a force of habit, and I guess I didnt use the delete button enough.
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Hi, David!
It's nice to meet someone crazy enough or brave enough or unlucky enough or funny enough or generous enough or .... to teach composition! You are obviously not only a survivor but an ongoing survivor. I think you'll like Writer's Beat. Welcome.
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