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Hi from a new member

Hi all

I just joined today! Hoorah! Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a former current affairs journalist, currently a house husband (my wife's an NHS hospital doctor). I've been writing for a while and have had some near misses with agents, have almost secured an agent on a couple of occassions, but have never quite crossed the line. I have three different manuscripts in various states of readiness. I joined because as well as wanting to be part of a writing community, I feel that my creative writing needs more polish to finally snag an agent or publisher. I'm hoping that with the resources that a Jericho membership offers, plus the community of writers I'll be a part of, I just might finally achieve my dreams.

I write crime/thriller/speculative fiction.

I look forward to speaking with you all, getting to know you, exchanging work, etc.

EDITED: I should also say that I review books on my blog (http://thecrimenovelreader.blogspot.com) & post my reviews to Amazon, Goodreads & NB Magazine. Also, I'm on Twitter  (@theJBP1) where I talk about books and writing & connect with writers & readers.

James


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  • Welcome. Yes its great to feel a part of a writing community. Good luck.

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    • Thanks Lee, great to meet you!

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    • Welcome James, its great to be among other crazy people ...

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      • Welcome to the community James, lovely to have you here! 

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        • Thanks Holly, much appreciated!

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        • Hey James, good name by the way (name of my grandad, son and my own middle name)

          This is a great community with members willing to offer a lot of time and effort in critiquing. I look forward to seeing some of your input.

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          • Hi Ben, thanks, good to meet you too. I look forward to taking part. Glad you like my name, btw. Ben's a great name too. My best man was called ben and now he's started his own food business, Peckham Smoker, making the tastiest hot sauce.  

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            • I found some pickled onions with the name Bum Hummers, don't know what that has to do with Ben though.

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            • Hi James, I'm not quite a member yet, but I've been on the site looking, reading and chatting to members and it's really good.  Wish you all the best.  Everyone is really lovely and helpful :)

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              • Hey Donna! Great to meet you. Yes, this is a great community. 

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              • Welcome James! Sounds like you're so close to being signed - good for you. Hopefully being part of Jericho will give you the little polish you need to get an agent. Nice to see you

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                • Thanks Lynn. I hope so. Good luck with your writing too!

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                • Hi James!

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                  • Hi Jon, Great to meet you all!

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                  • Hi James, please to meet you. Oh this really is a wonderful community, a great place to polish one's skills and build confidence as a writer. 

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                    • Hi Stephanie, pleased to meet you too. I look forward to taking part!

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