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Rachel Morgan

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PostSubject: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Wed 06 Oct 2010, 10:56 am

Hi everyone

My name is Rachel. I live in Durban, South Africa (where, unfortunately, people are not as big on YA fantasy as I'd like them to be!). I'm 24 and I teach maths at a girls' high school. My principal has been very understanding of the fact that I'd like to become a published author and has allowed me to become part-time - woo hoo! Because we all know full-time teachers have NO TIME to even breathe, let alone write books...

I'm nearing the end of my first attempt-at-a-novel (I hit 100 000 words over the weekend!) and the thought of other people reading my work and critting it somewhat TERRIFIES me!

But I have to brave at some point - so this is that point :-)

Looking forward to getting to know all of you and your work :-)

PS. Thanks so much, Rachael Harrie, for reminding me that I registered to be part of this group! I sort of forgot...

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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Wed 06 Oct 2010, 9:20 pm

Hey Rachel, welcome on board Smile

How international are we now, with a South African on board, SQUEEE!!!

Can't wait to read some of your work. Don't feel terrified about posting, we're all honest with our critiques, but VERRRRRY nice too LOL Smile I've learnt so much from everyone since The Voice started, and hopefully you will too...

So dive on into the Forum and make yourself at home Smile

(Oh, and make sure you scroll down the smiley bar - there's some really cool ones down below that El (Tangynt, our fearless leader) has just put on. This is mine... Rach ) LOL

Cup of coffee??? Coffee!

Or would you prefer a drink? Drunk

lol!

Rach
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Wed 06 Oct 2010, 9:56 pm

Hello Rachel!

I'm so glad you could join us. Like I tell everyone, make yourself at home. Hope you enjoy being a part of the group.

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Rachel Morgan

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 2:23 am

Aw, that bunny is SO cute Rach Oh, it even has your name, I see!

I like this one Crack! Have you read City of Bones? This pic reminds me of Isabelle with her gold whip!

Question Question: how do I get a picture for my profile? Is that the part in the FAQ that says
"Below this may be a larger image known as an avatar; this is generally unique or personal to each user. It is up to the board administrator to enable avatars" ?

Like a Star @ heaven R
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 2:28 am

Go to the Profile page above, and click on Avatar in the menu above the box, then you can upload whatever picture you want Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 4:26 am

Welcome Rachel!

We *are* very international here! Fab! Very Happy

Out of curiosity - praat jy Afrikaans?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 6:56 am

South Africa! That's so exciting! Welcome to the boards! Silly

*Writes in notebook: Check manuscript for excessive exclamation marks...*

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Rachel Morgan

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 7:49 am

Thanks for the welcome, everyone Very Happy

Marieke - Ek praat nie Afrikaans nie (because I'm too selfconscious about how terrible it'll sound and how many mistakes I'll make Embarassed ) maar ek kan a bietjie verstaan.

And I think that's the first Afrikaans I've written since my final Afrikaans exam in Matric! My best friend is Afrikaans (but we speak English, thank goodness Very Happy ) and my sister is attending a very Afrikaans university so she sprouts bits of Afrikaans when she comes home.... but I'm too scared to speak it! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 7:59 am

Sounds good to me! Though I totally get the being selfconscious, I'm like that with German. I've no problems understanding a lot of languages, but I'm not that fond of opening my mouth and coming across like a complete n00b Razz But I'm sure you'll be fine! Very Happy

As for Afrikaans - Ek praat ook nie Afrikaans nie, maar ek kan dit wel verstaan. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 1:24 pm

Hi! Welcome What a Face Congrats at reaching 100,000! And we ARE super nice flower and sometimes, maybe a lot of the times, goofy Silly So I think you will quite enjoy getting your MS critiqued and your word count cut Wink Lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from a writer in SA :-)   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 2:21 pm

Welcome!!!!!

We are sooo international!!! 100K is a fantastic bench mark. Give yourself a pat on the back, girl!
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