Thank you for taking the time to read my... not sure what to call this?
(The title is a spin on the "good ol' days" that grouchy gramps bellyache about. I think this kind of tech is the way to go, Mr Luddite!)
Anyway, hello and my name is Theo. I'm from a small rural town in South Africa and it's currently 35 'C in the shade (that's 95 'F for my US friends)!
I came across this forum--thank God not public. That's what Reddit's for, people!--knowing that the most important facet of my writing career would be feedback. Bad and good.
There's no point wanting to entertain of a massive scale if I just send my work to e-zines and just get a "Thank you, but it's not a good fit for us" or "Unfortunately..."
So. here I am and I'm really looking forward to all the help I can muster and then can give back. The three for every one rule is the way to do it!
Thanks again, and good luck to all your future endeavours. I hope to say that I knew X or Y before they were famous. And if fame is not your goal, well, I hope you enjoy it as much as I would and that any help will be devoured like a bulldog chowing down on milk and cereal!
Welcome, Theo. I envy you your climate! I'm sitting in central England, as damp as the inside of a dog's nose. Yes, you'll find plenty of fun and feedback here. We all look forward to reading your work.
Welkom hier by John se PenPal Storie.
Maak jou self tuis, dit klink my of jy dit sal geniet.
En val spoedig weg met 'n 3000 woorde voorbeeld van jou werk.
Maar voor almal moan, laat ek maar terugkeer na Ingils
Sorry Guys, I just had to make Theo feel at home in this here lounge, so he could start off with an example of his work which we can crit well and good, seeing this is his wish ;~)
I also wanted to add Theo, we have a timber farm in the Lowveld, where my husband cuts the trees for paper on which I write my stories ~ we add value to one another. We-ell, some times.
Happy writing and don't forget to read the Writer's Resources.
Hi and welcome, Theo. We could have a little one-upsmanship contest on the heat. I live in Rio, and many days the 'real feel' (thermal sensation? You get the drift, right?) is over 110 F (almost 44 C) for hours on end. We don't have a car, and I often am out, getting around to teach classes via bus/foot. I admit I don't miss winter, but I don't think I'll ever get used to that kind of heat.