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JonGreco

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Hello, ChristianWriters. My name is Jon and I have just discovered I want to write. It took me 38 years to get here. I live in SoCal with my wonderful wife and assortment of rug-rats, porch-monkeys, and yard-apes...i.e. five children, the oldest (yard-ape type) being 8 y.o.

 

 

Recently starting on an English B.A. program with the intent on Law, some stories old and new arose in my head. And with that, I found I had the desire and ability to tell them just so. They are good stories--as good as it gets.

 

 

Yet I humbly admit: I don't really know what I'm doing. And while I will not sell my soul for business tradition, I still need to be able to submit to a standard, right? I think a "Query Letter" is what it's called...and 'agents'? How in the world do you get an agent? I have a lot of assumptions and no real knowledge about any such matters. By title alone, this site encouraged me to seek that worldly experience required, from writers whose hearts are not altogether consumed with the cords of commercialism. It may be that '...the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light (Luke 16:8),' but God's 'grace is sufficient' for me.

 

 

I look forward to meeting new folks and sharing ideas. In a few years, I hope to contribute in kind, and not merely continue to glean. I am a rather 'conservative' Christian that wants to write fiction--fantasy even. That is not always an accepted combination...well there was that Bunyan guy that wrote the most influential book in the English language, apart from the Bible. In any case, that is the proverbial path I've set out on.

 

 

Again, Hello...

 

 

and God Bless,

 

 

Jon

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Welcome to our writing family. Glad you joined us. Any questions you have can be posted in the writers forum. Doing a search there might be profitable. Be sure to check out the FAQ to see how things run around here. You'll find plenty of help, support, and encouragement around here, so roam around and make yourself at home. Blessings on your writing!

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Hi Jon, welcome to the site!

 

 

I joined 2 days ago. A lot of interesting topics are available in the forums, from a lot of folks with the experience.

 

 

Don't be shy to ask lots of questions. We're all here to learn and grow.

 

 

God bless

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