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just joined this blog thru Donnie's welcoming hand....(huge smiles)... I used to write freestyle poemy verses in my 20' school I wrote essays & studied American Lit, Creative Writing, Mythology & such. I even studied some Etymology & Linguistics on my own back then....then 84-86, I took a 2yr correspondence course thru the Institute for Childrens Literature, up in Redding Ridge CT, got my diploma blah blah but I never sent 7-8 short stories out into the world, being as I felt my work was not good enough compared to published authors-- tho my instructor Bryna Fireside (YES her real name LOL) insisted all along I WAS a true writer (snickers)...I've done freelance proofreading & editing for client-friends college papers back in the day, and I also used to work 4.5 yrs in the Classifieds Dept for the 7 military newspapers in MD-DC-VA (Comprint Inc) til 93.
..My Dad used to work for McGrawHill Pub Co in NYC for 27yrs, so I guess ink is in my blood LOL You can easily tell cause I can write 1000-1500 words in a heartbeat LOL.
I love most all genres, love to read AND sing--who needs sleep? LOL...I read articles online voraciously daily..more input!!!... Ok too much coffee-rambling going on, but ya all know me now (snickers)....Someone has inspired me to kick in the writing juices again, so stay back to our regulary scheduled Tuesday..... =)

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At 2:13pm on January 20, 2010, scribbler said…
Nice to meet you Maureen! Welcome to :) I hope you like it here! Writing's in your blood sure enough. I look forward to reading what you share with us. The people are nice and we're all willing to both help and learn.
At 6:02pm on January 23, 2010, Kay Elizabeth said…
Maureen, we're glad to have you. Welcome! Don't miss the Children's Writers Group we have. :) I'm impressed you've done so much in the writing world throughout your life. Great to have you aboard!

Did you ever send in those short stories or would you want to now? There's always several routes to submit stories. If I know you're looking I'll make a special effort to watch out for submission calls for you. :)

Dive in anywhere! You're very welcome here.
At 6:30pm on January 23, 2010, Maureen Reid said…
good afternoon Kay,
Tis nice to meet you also (curtsey LOL). Thanks for the warm welcome & humbling compliment.
No, I have never polished up those childrens' short stories & sent them out into the world... I always thought they weren't good enough (I am my worst, toughest critic being a perfectionist! LOL)... I fear that those stories being almost 20 yrs old now, the children of this day & age would scoff at them, because there's no cosmic flash in them, so to speak LOL My scribblings are thoughtful, emotional & upbeat so "maybe" an 8 yr old nowadays might even read one but who knows....they were written back then for preteen age, but the world has changed so much!...
I had my twin neices who were about 10 yrs old at the time (about 10 yrs ago) read a few of my stories, and they didn't make any comments at all, which was unusual for 2 chatterboxes, so I'm amazed I didn't torch them back then hahahahahahha ...I'm joking, I'm just amazed I kept the stories all these years... Cheap typing paper & yellow legal pad has a good shelf life LOL
....I would like to start writing again though, if nothing but to put drops of me into black on paper again. If I get very BRAVE, I can share here....BIGBIG cheesy grin! heehee
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe & God bless!
I will venture this coming week to get into reading folks' writings on here and look at the other groups! Enjoy!
At 6:02am on January 27, 2010, Kay Elizabeth said…
Maureen, I know where you're coming from there! I have a short story I wrote for kids too years ago and now when I look at it the word that comes to mind is "quaint". I think it's probably too unsophisticated for today's kids' tastes. That doesn't stop me from sharing it though LOL. I have a thick skin and am glad of feedback on anything I write.

I'll add it to my blog. :) Great to have you here!

And btw, it could have been the twins said nothing because they were enthralled. :)
At 4:52pm on April 20, 2011, Lisa R.Brereton said…

Hi Maureen,

Welcome, it is so nice to have you here, and was fun to read a little bit about you and what you write. have you been able to publish anything yet, and what are your goals in the writing area? if you are on face book it would be nice to hear from you

Take Care

Lisa Brereton (Author of self-help guide books)

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