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Hi, I'm Mishell.

I just saw there was an introductions forum, so I thought I'd wave hello since I've been doing some writing for Skywind and may be dabbling in VA as well.

I'm a fantasy novelist (debut forthcoming from Simon & Schuster) with some published SF&F short stories and plenty of experience writing screenplays and teleplays as well (thus, dialogue).  My dream is to write for a big RPG company though (or, if I win the lottery, to start my own), as games are honestly my favorite form of storytelling.

I have a tendency to work with obsessive intensity when given a deadline.  I'm having a blast with Skywind so far.

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Welcome Mishell :)

Welcome Mishell :)

I'm just a lurker around here, I was considering doing some dialogue too. (I do Film & Literary Studies, seems appropriate.) 
I wonder, what kind of novel have you written? :)
(setting/inspirations mostly, not asking for any big details or anything, just curious!)
Obsessive intensity can be a great trait, I wish I ever worked like that..

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The one that's coming out in

The one that's coming out in 2016 (yes, publishing takes forever) is an urban fantasy set in L.A.; it's got fairies in it.  I'm also working on a heroic/historical fantasy set in a sort of late-Neolithic tribal society.

If anyone's super interested I sporadically  maintain a twitter account @mishellbaker and a tumblr at mishell-baker.tumblr.com

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Hmm, I could tell from your

Hmm, I could tell from your contributions in the idle banter project that you probably had professional writing experience. I just started writing fiction last year, and thought that Skywind was a good opportunity to practice dialog (which can be difficult for a person more used to academic writing).

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Yes, practice makes perfect! 

Yes, practice makes perfect!  So does watching a lot of good movies and TV. 

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Just wanted to re-hi everyone

Just wanted to re-hi everyone, since I've been gone so long.  For good reasons - my novel contract with Simon & Schuster turned into a 3-book contract and the second book is a bit more ambitious than I was used to dealing with.  Plus there has been all sorts of personal stuff eating what little free time I had.  But I'm back and hoping to dabble in Skywind a bit more with a bit of writing when I have spare time.  Thanks for your patience!