Someone is going to have to tell me how to navigate and/or use this social media (is that the right description?). I know next to nothing about these things. All my life my 'social' experiences involved talking on a telephone (what's texting?), actually writing letters in long hand and/or with a manual typewriter, or going to the local American Legion to see friends and hear the latest news of interests to veterans. And that's it. What I know about being useful on sites like this (AQ and others) can be etched in inch high letters on a dime with enough room to quote half the Gettysburg Address. So I really need some advice from the more worldly/modern members of this group. Enough of my failings. Just who the heck am I when it concerns writing.
I guess I started in the fifth grade when I read "On The Beach" and didn't particularly like the ending; so I rewrote it. I've been writing something or other ever since. Before and after college, my major occupations have been singer/musician in C&W bands when I was stationed in Germany, lived in upstate New York, and back in Missouri where I grew up. I helped start up the college radio station where we had no budget to speak of and everything that was broadcast was home-made. No NPR or any other piped in programming. I helped write scripts for Sci-Fi dramas, some comedy pieces, and a full hour music related drama. Then it was off into the real world of radio for about four years when I discovered that sometimes the business was not always solvent, so I left and went to work as a Veterans Service Officer for about 23 years. Along the way I got involved with historical re-enactment. I helped found a Celtic/Scottish group in 1989 called Clann of the Wolf. I was the first editor of its newsletter Wolf Tracks. By shamelessly exploiting any opportunity, I helped bring the group to international status, as well as nation-wide. I researched and wrote a 20-part series on the Scottish monarchs, which in 20 years is on its third run in the newsletter. By this time my hair is white, I have two daughters and a grandson, and totally disabled. What to do?
Well, I'm glad you asked. My wife found a short story I wrote three decades ago and nattered at me incessantly for a couple of years to turn it into a full length book. Okay, Hon. Whatever you say. Now the book is done and I'm adapting several other short stories for the same demise. And that is how I came across AgentQuery. So back to my first plea. I don't know what or how to do use this site and desperately need the understanding and help of someone who does know what to do.
Thanks one and all who might respond.