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dry-fly

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Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« on: November 29, 2018, 04:57:24 AM »
Hello all,

Formerly Dustin91 of our poor old writers circle making the move and hoping to pick up where we left off (thanks, Firefly :) ). In my time away from writing forums I've missed the candid dialogue and the joy of helping others with their writing.

Since college graduation last May, civil engineering is the new day job and the new home is Missoula, Montana: a beautiful, unruly little mountain town with a vibrant creative culture. Also the hometown and hallowed fly fishing/fist fighting grounds of the late great Norman Maclean (A River Runs Through It). I believe this will be a good place to become a better writer and pursue publication.

It's great to see you all, familiar and soon-to-be.

Dustin

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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 06:50:03 AM »
Hey mate, good to see you here.

It is a quiet little forum really but it is friendly and the faces are very familiar  ;D
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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »
Welcome back.

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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 06:43:30 PM »
Hi Dustin. Welcome.
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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 03:23:00 AM »
Appreciate the warm welcome. Been lurking a while now and, though it is rather quiet, it seems most of the characters I hoped would show up, did. :) 

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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2018, 12:01:27 PM »
Welcome, Dustin.
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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 05:37:52 PM »
Welcome aboard.  Who are some of your favourite authors?
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Re: Pleased to meet you and see some of you again
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 04:43:40 AM »
Hi thatollie, glad to be back on deck  :)

I appreciate almost all authors in their own right. Over the past year I've been subjugating myself to the classics to become more "well-read", so, glancing at my bookshelf, Vonnegut, Frank Herbert, Donna Tartt, Cormac Mcarthy, Faulkner, Huxley, Orwell were all instant favorites. I've got my eye on a few Russian greats I want to read: Chekhov, Nabokov, Dostoyevsky. Did you know Dostoyevsky once found himself on the business-end of a firing squad for reading banned books? Only to be miraculously reprieved by a last-minute order. Look it up!

The one author I can't help coming back to is Stephen King. I love horror and his working-class style, which is relatable and a breeze to read. He's been sort of like my cheat day for my literary diet.  ;D

I'm a fan of the short story so I purchased and have been reading a couple horror anthologies filled with classic weird and terrorizing tales with probably a hundred great authors, so, because he is so widely anthologized, I have become a Lovecraft fan. My favorite contemporary lit mag is called Lamplight Magazine. If anyone is interested, their awesome first issue can be read for free at their website: https://lamplightmagazine.com

My favorite book I've read this year was Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders.

How about you, thatollie? Or anyone else? I am always looking for good recommendations.
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