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A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby starbucksjunkie » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:23 pm

Dear fellow ML fanfic writers and fellow readers,

I just wanted to say thank you for all you have given me over the past year and a half.

Over the years, I have spent a good deal of money on writing classes, workshops, books, and a good deal of time with "writing partners." But all the classes, workshops, lectures, books, and partners I have ever had combined have not taught me a fraction of what I have learned from all of you, writers and readers. Maybe it's because we are comparing apples to apples here. We all write about the same group of characters in the same narrative universe whose basic assumptions we all share and occasionally tweak. Who knows?

Writers, I read and learn about character motivation, building and resolution of conflict, word choice, pacing, dialogue, and the list goes on. I have learned a great deal from my kind but exacting betas, and I have learned from betaing the work of others.

Readers, you continue to analyze, process and respond in intelligent and sensitive ways to our work, and I learn much from you, too.

Mods, I put this here rather than in the workshop forum to be sure that readers saw it as well as writers, but please move it to where it needs to be.

Again, I cannot say THANK YOU enough to my wonderful Moonlight family! :ghug:
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby redwinter101 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:32 pm

sbj, as an avid reader of your work, I can only add my vicarious thanks to all those who have helped you to keep producing such marvellous, touching, beautiful, powerful work. You bless us all with your talent.

As a writer, I think I can safely say that you speak for me, and I'm sure many others here.

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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby bluedahlia3 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:36 pm

SBJ, I agree. This is like a fun, informative writing class, and better than some I have paid for. :thanks:
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby lunalux » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:38 pm

As a reader, you are very welcome.

As a writer, my sentiments exactly.
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby one.zebra » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:41 pm

Well, it's easy....'cause we love you and your stuff....
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby coco » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:33 pm

sbj as a reader it's an absolute pleasure to read your stories. Your stories are always amazing and I so appreciate you sharing them with us :hug:
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby Fleur de Lisa » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:39 pm

sbj~~truly, it is my pleasure. Your beautiful writing strikes such a chord--you are a true talent.
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby mitzie » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:44 am

sbj,

Thank you for sharing your exquisite writing talents with us! :rose:

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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby GuardianAngel » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:12 am

Beautifully put, sbj. I never, in a million years, would have seen myself writing anything. I have learned a lot about writing and about myself along the way. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. As a reader, I've had many hours of enjoyment. Some of the writers here are better than writers I have paid to read. It's almost too good to be true. :) And you are right up there at the top, sbj. I always feel like I've been gifted when you share your talent.
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby darkstarrising » Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:27 am

sbj,

I'll echo the sentiments expressed by others and add one more. Even in a 'thank you', your words eloquent.

As a reader, I'm amazed by how you draw me into the story you're telling, allowing me to see, hear and feel all you write. It is, in the true meaning of the word, a sensual experience.

As a writer, I can only add my own humble thanks to those that have inspired, guided and encouraged along the way. We are all, each of us different in how we write and what we strive to convey. Sometimes, we're serious, other times silly. But all are sincere in their efforts to entertain.

thank you for all you have shared with us and may you continue to enjoy your gift for many years to come!
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby wpgrace » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:18 am

Oh honey... it is OUR pleasure... Your stuff is well worth the wait and well worth the time to read and comment... and then some. In fact, pins and needles and waiting to see what happens next!!! You can DO that to people!!!! That is such a gift!

Those of you who write this wonderfully? You make my day, every day.
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby toesofasupermodel » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:18 am

starbucksjunkie wrote:Dear fellow ML fanfic writers and fellow readers,

I just wanted to say thank you for all you have given me over the past year and a half.

Over the years, I have spent a good deal of money on writing classes, workshops, books, and a good deal of time with "writing partners." But all the classes, workshops, lectures, books, and partners I have ever had combined have not taught me a fraction of what I have learned from all of you, writers and readers. Maybe it's because we are comparing apples to apples here. We all write about the same group of characters in the same narrative universe whose basic assumptions we all share and occasionally tweak. Who knows?

Writers, I read and learn about character motivation, building and resolution of conflict, word choice, pacing, dialogue, and the list goes on. I have learned a great deal from my kind but exacting betas, and I have learned from betaing the work of others.

Readers, you continue to analyze, process and respond in intelligent and sensitive ways to our work, and I learn much from you, too.

Mods, I put this here rather than in the workshop forum to be sure that readers saw it as well as writers, but please move it to where it needs to be.

Again, I cannot say THANK YOU enough to my wonderful Moonlight family! :ghug:


This is quite lovely...thanx SBJ for all the great stuff you've brought here and everywhere....I have enjoyed it very much :thanks: ....and all the superbe support that you've given me over the past year too with my writing! :cheer:

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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby janicevictoria » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:02 am

SBJ, Thank you for your heart felt message. It truly is a pleasure to read your writing and have you share your amazing talent with us here. :hug:
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby allegrita » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:54 am

SBJ-- as a writer, in many ways I hold your stuff up as a standard; and as a reader, I wait eagerly for new updates. Is there any greater goal for a writer? (Well, yeah--the Pulitzer prize, but uh, we write fanfic.)

Your writing is better than most of the stuff I buy bound between covers at the bookstore. What is it about Moonlight that brought out this kind of creativity in so many people?! I'll never understand it, but I appreciate it more than I can say.

In the long run, it's all about celebrating these characters we love so much, preserving this world that we still want to inhabit. I feel very lucky to be among people who write so well in this world, and readers who are so very appreciative of the efforts of us writers.

Thanks for creating this thread. And thanks for writing. Thanks very, very much. :hearts:
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Re: A thank you to all writers and readers

Postby Raven » Thu Feb 19, 2009 1:35 pm

SBJ, your sweet message is beautiful and...oh, if I could only convey how much your work has given me all those things that happen to a human being when every emotion is engaged and one is truly happy to be alive.
Please continue to be inspired by Moonlight. The gift of its continuance is in the minds and hearts of writers such as yourself, absorbed and treasured in the minds and hearts of readers, like me.
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