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Well, my aim is to attract as many author subscribers who, like me, are new to this site and want to get objective critiques on their work from peers.
My objective is to showcase (as attachments to the newsletter) the top rated non-fiction article or poem per month as selected by their peers who subscribe to the newsletter.
Once the newsletter has achieved the maximum of twenty subscribers I will call for suggestions as to the best method to achieve the above aims and objectives.
I would also like to hear from subscribers detailing any other ideas for features that might be compatible with a newsletter the policy of which will be to give greater exposure and feedback to authors who are not so well known. Additionally, I hope that it will result in processes which, in some ways, will be more important than the products...initially, anyway.
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Newsletter Dated: 2/15/2003 7:12:06 AM
Subject: Start of regular newsletters and thank you for subscribing.
Greetings to you at the beginning of 2003 ...and a slightly belated Happy/Successful/Healthy New Year to all....
First up , I would appreciate your sending me e-mails to advise me of your User Names on AD. I would really like to read your work (step by step). One good turn deserves another, is my philosophy and I do appreciate your decision to subscribe to this newsletter. For a couple of reasons, mainly.
First, committing myself to sending you off regular newsletters will keep me off the streets -as the saying goes- and reinforce my new year's resolution to tighten up my time management skills.
Then, of course, there is the real joy of having a sort of on line family who are all writers who, I'm confident, will have many interests in common.
Last year was a pretty hectic time for me: a teaching load manageable in the classroom, but chaotic outside of it because of the sheer volume of paper work introduced by bureaucrats intent on a sort of empire building. In addition I had a busy time with music gigs (piano), a 5yo son in pre-primary and a working wife with whom I share the domestic load and parental resposibilities.
However, I still managed to write on a fairly regular basis in the constant endeavour to meet one day (sigh!) the objective of being able to describe myself as a writer.
One of my scribbling endeavours was (and still is) writing a regular feature for an online newspaper, which is part of a regional website:www.albanygateway.com.au
If you would like to check it out you may do so by clicking the following URL:
I have a regular readership , in addition to casual blow-ins, of between fifty to a hundred folk from all over the world. Please let me know if you would like me to add your name to my mailing list, because I advise everyone on the list each time a new article is posted.
I would also appreciate your comments (critiques) about some of my stuff on AD. Don't be shy about giving me some constructive -and, therefore, valuable feedback. I post stuff in order to eventually achieve a reasonably high standard of writing -chiefly in the fields of non-fiction articles and poetry. You might like to try your hands at that kind of feedback by reading my latest poem titled *The Long Jiang River*.
Wow! Most of this stuff is about me. Please forgive! I just want you to know something about me and my objectives in starting this newsletter. In future letters I hope to cover matters of a less personal nature. Maybe you could help me by sending some titles of your own work for me to read and comment on.
Also, feel free to send me any views you have which I can share around in future newsletters for the benefit of all. Or perhaps you could get a topic going, on any subject, but preferably something related to the craft of writing or related issues.
I look forward to hearing from you and to sending further newsletters containing items of REAL interest to everyone, including, I hope, appropriately controversial subjects.
Warm regards to all,
*Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite:
'Fool!' said my Muse to me, 'look in thy heart, and write!'*
Sir Philip Sidney, *Astrophel and Stella*, Sonnet 1 (c. 1582)