LOOK OUT PUBLISHING WORLD! WE'RE MASSING TOGETHER AND ARE ON OUR WAY!
 
WC HomeHomeWC BlogPortalCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Hi! I_am_Tulsa

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:42 pm

I am I_am_Tulsa!
I'm really happy to be here. Thank you for the invite! What a Face
My interests include...bios, business, current events, novels, fantasy, sci-fi and science.
I normally keep a book journal (not online) and hope to write my own book(s) one of these days!
I have just started a blog at http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
Please feel free to pop in and leave a comment! I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and thoughts!
Oh, and I'm not very computer literate... scratch
Hopefully, I'll get used to all the online etiquette etc...
but don't hesitate to let me know when I've done something silly! Embarassed
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
emilycross
The Boss of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 30
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:52 am

Oooh Japan, i usedf to be obsessed with that culture when i was younger.

Welcome to the board, it s great to have you. if you have any issues/questions feel free to pm me or the other mods!

_________________
Trust me, Love is really a purple italien leather journal in disguise

100/25 = 5 per year
25/5 = 1 per year
5/1 = 1 per 5 years

My blog / My Website / MySpace / Book Bundle Blog /
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net
Novel-Goddess
Editor of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 505
Age : 23
Location : Everywhere.
Job/hobbies : I write stuff.
Humor : My entire life is one of those "you had to be there" jokes.
Registration date : 2009-02-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:04 am

Hey and welcome! I'm Novel. Glad you could join up! Feel free to PM me or any of the other mods. Smile

_________________
As the Plot Thickens / High on Life / The Delusional
I shall never grow up. Make believe is too much fun.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.jenniferwhite.webs.com
Lapillus
Informatio consuasor
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 125
Age : 30
Location : California
Registration date : 2009-02-19

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:49 am

Welcome! Your blog looks like it's coming along. Must be neat to live in Japan!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://caseylmccormick.blogspot.com/
ReNu
Lois Lane has nothing on ReNu
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 382
Location : Between the pages of a good book
Job/hobbies : Working journalist, aspiring novelist, history buff, collector of vintage fountain pens and war medals.
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:41 am

Welcome, Tulsa. I like your blog, and your bookshelf Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://write-ideas14.blogspot.com/
daeonica
Editor of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 369
Age : 26
Location : Scotland
Job/hobbies : on my gap year!
Registration date : 2009-02-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:11 pm

Hi there!

Welcome to the boards! What kind of books would you like to write? What's your favourite genre to read? Do you read a lot? Where are you from?

Sorry about all the questions! Smile
I'm another one of the moderators if you want help with anything on the site, or if you have any suggestions.
Have fun!

~daeonica

_________________


Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bluepolarbear
March Competition Winner
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 162
Age : 35
Location : NY
Job/hobbies : Once Therapist, now SAHM.
Humor : Yes Please!
Registration date : 2009-02-06

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:43 am

Hi and welcome to the boards! I hope you find what you need. If you have any questions feel free to PM me or any of the other mods!

_________________

"What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers."
Logan P. Smith

The Quill
Back to top Go down
View user profile
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 am

Wow! What a Face
Thank you everyone for the welcoming! I live in Japan, am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma thus the name...but spent most of my growing up years in California! I started the blog so that I could easily update my friends and family on my life in Japan, and of course it is also for anybody who is interested in Japan or Asia. feel free to ask questions!

I am currently trying...to....write... a fantasy story with a mix of Asian and Celtic mythology.
Just like any other traveller I will probably want to write a memoir sooner or later too.

I wish I could answer what my favorite genre to read is, but it changes. I try to go back and forth between different types of stuff so that I don't get stuck in my own little fantasy world.
BUT, I think a big anchor for me would be biographies, especially about journalists/writers. It's 'neat' to read about how people get started in their careers and some of the things that they had to go through, good and bad.
I read at least two books a week. I'm not a fast reader, and I have a book I'm reading in every room and on every chair, so that doesn't help my pace either...

So, here I am...how Emily found me is waaaaay beyond me, but I'm enjoying the opportunity to say what's on my mind to other book enthusiasts!Very Happy
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
ReNu
Lois Lane has nothing on ReNu
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 382
Location : Between the pages of a good book
Job/hobbies : Working journalist, aspiring novelist, history buff, collector of vintage fountain pens and war medals.
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:47 pm

Wow, that's an awesome background. And your bookshelf is amazing. Seriously, over 700 books! affraid And yes, so many varied genres (some overlapping tastes which means my reading is not as pathetic as I thought it was).
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://write-ideas14.blogspot.com/
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:32 am

Since I have moved around a lot, changed schools so many times...I have a LOT of holes in my reading and have been trying to "catch up" ASAP. I am looking forward to finding new books/authors to read on your shelf!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
emilycross
The Boss of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 30
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:26 am

Ooohi love that your drawing on asian and celtic cultures Tulsa, if you ever need any information or a specific book - give me a shout (about celtic mythology) - Smile

Do you findit hard to get 'english language' books over in Japan, or is it all manga and Kanji? (sorry if that question was very sterotypical or offensive )

_________________
Trust me, Love is really a purple italien leather journal in disguise

100/25 = 5 per year
25/5 = 1 per year
5/1 = 1 per 5 years

My blog / My Website / MySpace / Book Bundle Blog /
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:05 am

Thank you for the offer Emily! I will probably ask for your recommendations in the next few weeks! LOL
As for finding English books, it is not as hard as it used to be. There is a growing number of Japanese people who read in English, and there are LARGE numbers of "foreigners" living in Japan - so bookstores tend to have an English section. However, lots of books written by foreign authors, (English, French and German authors are pretty popular here) are translated into Japanese for the majority of people who only read in Japanese.

There are not very many stores that specialize in only English books, but I have been lucky with that! I used to work at one! Now I only help out from time to time, but I can order just about any book I want if it is not in stock.
go to the link below in my blog and you will see a picture of the tiny store!ge
Besides that everything is in Kanji . There are English translations of manga, as I'm sure you've seen before, that are imported from the U.S!

Don't worry about "stereotypical questions"...that's what forums and blogs are for! We get to learn about culture and stuff we would otherwise have a hard time finding out about! Very Happy
http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com/2009/02/random-walk-books-english-book-store.html
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
Ren
L'amour de Morgan
avatar

Male
Number of posts : 249
Age : 29
Location : My Dream World
Job/hobbies : Daydreamning
Humor : Who? Where?
Registration date : 2009-02-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:28 pm

Wow! How exciting! I love Japan, but I'm one of those manga nerds. I'll have you know I was into Japanese culture and all that stuff BEFORE it became mainstream. I was just fascinated with the culture, and manga was my way into it. Anyway, I'm Ren, a moderator around here. Feel free to send me a PM with any questions or even if you just want to chat. I'm friendly!

See you around~

<3 Ren
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Ren
L'amour de Morgan
avatar

Male
Number of posts : 249
Age : 29
Location : My Dream World
Job/hobbies : Daydreamning
Humor : Who? Where?
Registration date : 2009-02-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:33 am

I am SO sorry I didn't get around to wishing you a happy birthday before today. I was absolutely swamped. I hope you had an absolutely splendid day and birthday.

Happy Belated Birthday!!
bounce
Back to top Go down
View user profile
emilycross
The Boss of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 30
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:59 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!


I Hope you had an amazing day cheers


_________________
Trust me, Love is really a purple italien leather journal in disguise

100/25 = 5 per year
25/5 = 1 per year
5/1 = 1 per 5 years

My blog / My Website / MySpace / Book Bundle Blog /
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net
missjulie
Designing book covers
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 108
Location : Michigan
Job/hobbies : Art Director
Humor : For teh lulz!
Registration date : 2009-02-11

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:45 am

Welcome!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://shinyshiny.wordpress.com
ReNu
Lois Lane has nothing on ReNu
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 382
Location : Between the pages of a good book
Job/hobbies : Working journalist, aspiring novelist, history buff, collector of vintage fountain pens and war medals.
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:03 pm

Happy Birthday Tulsa. Sorry this is late, but hope you had a great day and hope you'll have a great year!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://write-ideas14.blogspot.com/
daeonica
Editor of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 369
Age : 26
Location : Scotland
Job/hobbies : on my gap year!
Registration date : 2009-02-07

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:13 am

Happy Birthday!! Very Happy Very Happy

_________________


Back to top Go down
View user profile
gobblegobble
Editing the First draft
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 251
Age : 32
Location : La La Land
Job/hobbies : My job is being a Mom and My hobby is writing.
Humor : "Due to budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice!"
Registration date : 2009-03-04

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:55 am

Happy Birthday!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.gobblingthesnippets.blogspot.com
sdficklin
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 47
Location : Colorado
Registration date : 2009-02-09

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:35 pm

Hello! And a very late Happy Birthday to you!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://sherryficklin.com/Home_Page.html
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:37 am

OMG, I didn't notice all of these birthday messages! What a Face
Thank you everyone!

I had a terrible fever a couple days before my birthday and was recuperating...BUT thanks to the fever?! I had a wild "dream" that FINALLY meshed all of the topics I was trying to write about. My story is actually coming along very well right now...I'm not worrying about editing etc... Right now I am focusing on getting it all on paper.

I haven't been checking the threads these days as much as Id like to but it means I am busy with my writing! Yeah! cheers
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
emilycross
The Boss of the Board
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 1170
Age : 30
Registration date : 2009-02-05

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:47 am

wow Tulsa, talk about look on the positive Smile

glad you feel better!

_________________
Trust me, Love is really a purple italien leather journal in disguise

100/25 = 5 per year
25/5 = 1 per year
5/1 = 1 per 5 years

My blog / My Website / MySpace / Book Bundle Blog /
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://thewriterschronicle.forumotion.net
*Moonlight_Mania*
Still typing first draft
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 203
Age : 23
Location : Skyway Avenue
Job/hobbies : Occupation: Student. Hobbies: Writing (duh), playing around with Photoshop, and singing.
Humor : Laughing at my spastic self
Registration date : 2009-04-15

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:13 pm

I_am_Tulsa wrote:
I had a terrible fever a couple days before my birthday and was recuperating...BUT thanks to the fever?! I had a wild "dream" that FINALLY meshed all of the topics I was trying to write about. My story is actually coming along very well right now...I'm not worrying about editing etc... Right now I am focusing on getting it all on paper.

I haven't been checking the threads these days as much as Id like to but it means I am busy with my writing! Yeah! cheers

That's awesome! At least you got some good things out of being terribly sick. Usually when I get sick (my Achilles' heel is sinus infections) I just get sluggish. :/ But I hope that dream really helped you out with your writing! Very Happy

By the way, I don't think we've ever met. I'm Moon, nice to meet you! I just joined about a week ago. Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://member.mibba.com/54014/
ReNu
Lois Lane has nothing on ReNu
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 382
Location : Between the pages of a good book
Job/hobbies : Working journalist, aspiring novelist, history buff, collector of vintage fountain pens and war medals.
Registration date : 2009-02-08

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:24 pm

That is so cool about the dream. And glad you're better Smile
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://write-ideas14.blogspot.com/
I_am_Tulsa
Outlining the plot
avatar

Female
Number of posts : 29
Registration date : 2009-02-21

PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:32 am

Thank you all so much for all the kind words! flower
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://theartoflivinginjapan.blogspot.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Hi! I_am_Tulsa   

Back to top Go down
 
Hi! I_am_Tulsa
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Writer's Chronicle :: Welcome to the Chronicles :: Introductions-
Jump to: