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Ello...

...from not so sunny England. Any other Brits on board? Would be nice to find a country man or woman who has actually heard of Mister Palahniuk. Nobody I know has!

Cool site, can't believe it's taken me this long to find it. Thanks to all thos involved in making this a place worth visiting.

About me. I'm Dan, or Danny, or Daniel, or whatever. Thirty years on this planet and there's no consensus to what I should be called. Feel free to pick whatever suits your personality. Long time Chuck fan, read the novels after seeing FIght Club, (Didn't we all?) Then read Fight Club last, about 6 months ago. Waiting on Amazon to deliver Haunted and that's the full set. F*cking amazing novelist, out ahead, and on his own IMHO. TS Eliot said that Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world betwen them. Well they're dead, all three, and I believe that Chuck has this f*cked up 21st century world all to himself, nailed to a tee. (Disclaimer - Those wishing to disagree should point me in the direction of other novelists before shooting me down in flames! p.s. I am also awaiting delivery of my first Denis Johnson novel)

The details for me are that I am an uneducated 30 year old father of one, with this burning, insane need to write and write and write. Finished my second novel up last week and am about to start ripping it apart and making it at least resemble something worth submitting.

Feel overwhelmed by how much information is on the site, the forums, and its taking time to get to it but I fully intend to jump in to the workshops and get involved with the site, and more importantly the people on the site. Being not of the educated, and living in a town where there are no workshops or writing groups, I am pretty much isolated from other wannabe writers, from having my work honestly critiqued and commented on. Anybody have advice for the best place to start, then I'm all ears!

Bit dissapointed (after paying to join) to see Chuck's essays have been taken down. If it's within the rules of the site, the community, then I'd really really appreciate if somebody could mail me the essays, or a link to where I can find them. It's not like I won't be head of the queue anyway for the upcoming 'On Writing' book Chuck has in the pipeline!

Well that's enough about me, hope to see some of you around, and thanks in advance for any help and advice.

Cheers!