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10/24/12 9:28 A

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How fun! I work for a software company. My favorite part is trying to break the software. Usually it's been tested by the time I get it, but it's still fun to do.



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10/23/12 11:37 A

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Hi Abby -- I have quite a lot of experience with technical writing as I used to be Production Manager at Solar, a division of International Harvester in San Diego, CA. We wrote the manuals on Dual Fuel Generators, and other really big equipment manufactured by Intl Harvester. Of course we had a group of technical writers, computer operators, and proof readers. I won't go into the details of my job, but it was fascinating and fun. Of course as the manager I was always getting calls from someone in Saudia Arabia or some other distant spot wanting their Instruction Manuals. We would do them in English first, then have them translated in London to whatever language was desired.

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10/23/12 10:21 A

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Thanks, AJINMN! Game of Thrones is on my Maybe I'll Read pile. :) But I have been watching the HBO Mini-series, so at least I'm not completely devoid of it. I do a lot of writing, so reading something that's so involved would take me f-o-r-e-v-e-r to complete and I'm too impatient to wait. :)

I love technical writing. I thought it was going to be SO boring, but it's really fun. :) What do you do instead?



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10/19/12 11:04 A

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Welcome Abby,
I read whatever looks interesting. I'm on a Kristin Hannah kick right now, for a while it was Debbie Macomer. For a while it was anything that had knitting or crocheting in it. I've loved to read my whole life, just don't have enough time in the day. As soon as my husband finishes the Game Of Thrones series on his Kindle, I'm going to read it on mine. I don't want him to lose his place. :)
I think technical writing sounds interesting, for a while I thought I might be good at that, but never pursued it.

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10/19/12 9:18 A

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Hi, Eve! Yes, I found my way here because of your sig lines. :)

Nora is amazing, isn't she? You'll never be disappointed in her books. I read a book called Who Do, Voodoo, which was a mystery with a little romance thrown in. You should check it out, and not only for the gorgeous cover!

Because I'm also a romance writer, I have a lot of romance books that I picked up along the way, and I want to read them ALL. However, I will drop everything for Diana Gabaldon and Robert Jordan (or Brian Sandersen).



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10/18/12 1:24 P

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Hi Abby -- I think I've seen you on another Team also, probably Tips for Writers. Glad you are here -- I especially like Nora Roberts, not so much some of her earlier books as they were so cut and dried -- you always knew how they would end, too much "sameness" to her stories but it's hard to find authors whose style you really like, isn't it.

I'm also big on the suspense type books, with maybe a little romance thrown in. Once in awhile I even get serious and read "self-help books" and I like to write also, but don't spend enough time on it.

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10/18/12 9:11 A

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I KNOW, right? And when I do have the time, I'm usually writing!



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10/17/12 9:08 P

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So many books and so little time emoticon

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10/17/12 9:13 A

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Hi, Cathy! Thanks for the welcome.

I read all over the place, so it's hard to pin down a favorite. I don't read Janet's romances, though I do LOVE Stephanie Plum. I've read a few Jude Devereaux, and she's so wonderful and lyrical.

I'm partial to Pride and Prejudice and Outlander, though the latter isn't really a romance. Julia Quinn's Bridgerton books are fabulous, too. Too many books!!!



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10/16/12 3:47 P

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Do you have a favorite author on romance novels? I only read two authors in that genre - Janet Evanowich and Jude Devereaux - I really enjoy those two emoticon

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10/16/12 8:33 A

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Hi, everyone, I'm Abby, and I'm a reader and writer! I saw the name of this team in Scotmama's sig file and thought, THIS IS FOR ME!

I love, love, love romance novels, and that's what I usually read (though right now I'm reading a classic and a murder mystery.... hmmmm) and that's what I also write. I live in Florida and work as a technical writer - which is a lot more fun than it sounds. :)



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