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Janie M.

Location:

Lilburn, GA

Member since:

August 16, 2013

Why are you interested in a writing group?

I have long wanted to find a writing group like this where one can meet other like-minded writers face-to-face, share experiences, support one another and just have a lot of fun doing this thing we love so much. As an added bonus, your meeting spot is right here in my community!

Do you write now?

I began writing more prolifically when I left my fulltime job to stay home and care for my children ten years ago, and during my earlier years at home, I managed to get a little poetry and short fiction published in one or two small literary publications. Since both of my children have been diagnosed with Autism, my most recent affection has been directed towards a blog I created called Autism Momisms. Those writings were also featured in several local area Patch news websites, though I fear my contributions there have been rather neglected as of late. Since my husband serves in the military, I also created a newsletter for a local Army Reserve Family Readiness Group and served as their newsletter editor for over a year.

What do you hope to gain from joining this group?

I have always dreamed of writing a novel. It's something I talk about all the time, yet whenever I sit down to begin the task, I freeze. So I recently enrolled in an online creative writing class through Writers Digest University through which I am hoping to finally complete my first working draft. By joining your group, I was hoping to obtain your support through the process of writing my first novel.

Introduction

I often characterize my writing as an unrealized passion, since I didn’t realize it existed until after I finished college. Had I known then what I know now, I would have never majored in Accounting! What on earth was I thinking!


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