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Kimberly Dawn

This intro will be a bit long, but that's pretty much me. (You will quickly see that I'm not very good on being short and sweet.--I need an editor!)

I've been making stories since I was 5 years old. I write because I can't do much else. I figured out I was a writer when I was 13, even though I'd been writing for a long, long time. I aim to be published and I don't view writing as a hobby--though everyone around me seems to. (But isn't it always that way?)

I write Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Science Fiction, Chic Lit, General Fiction, Young Adult and Children's. I can't cover Mystery or Romance that well even if I've read and watched a ton of it. I'd like to dapple in other genres as I find interest and gain knowledge. (I know this is called career death to want to dapple so much... but I think dappling for so long has showed that I truly know where I want to go.) Roughly in that order...

I write poetry, flash fiction, short stories, novelettes (to my chagrin), Novellas, novels, series and trilogies.

I have also semi-professionally edited. (For a manga editing company--so editing the translator.)

I have the usual backlog of projects that need to be published. Among them is a picture book, a flash general fiction, a few short stories in a few genres, and a few novels/novella that needs serious editing. And a novelette that won't budge. (Experimental Fantasy fiction which means its basic death.)

Hobbies: Drawing, learning languages, cultural anthropology, research, gardening and a lot of other crafts.

I'm majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Computer Information Systems. Because I couldn't earn decent money on the skills I had and I wanted to enhance my writing by taking some of the more useful careers. (Though I admit I end up floundering a lot and taking classes because they fill in things I don't know.)
 
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Baron

Hi Kimberley and welcome to the forum. If you can write general fiction you should makke that your focus. Publishers are inundated with fantasy and 90% of it never gets beyond the slush pile.
 

Shinn

Senior Member
Hello there and let me welcome you to Writing Forums, Kimberley. I hope you'll enjoy yourself here. :)
 

testinglimits

Senior Member
Hello and welcome to the site, being a fellow newbie I'll be wandering around like you, though your impressive skills in genre exceed mine. I do love flash fiction or flash any genre but run about with my head cut off in other genres.

Looking forward to reading your works

TL
 
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Kimberly Dawn

Hi Kimberley and welcome to the forum. If you can write general fiction you should makke that your focus. Publishers are inundated with fantasy and 90% of it never gets beyond the slush pile.

The Fantasy fad has to die sometime soon... it's reaching critical mass according to the last time I was in the book store. (Market Research...) I started when it *wasn't* popular and science fiction filled the shelf. I figure by the time I finish my science fiction stuff, the fantasy will have died and people will say that I should write fantasy. ^.~ The novel I'm writing now kisses the line and is Science Fantasy.

The more diverse I am, the more likely I'll stay alive in this market.

But then I get "You should write only one genre" a lot... I wonder if people are afraid of competition <--joke. I hope to able to roll with the times in my writing career.
 
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