I am going to keep this short, but yet again I think it is important to say. My screen name used to be Theresa N. Theresa was always a PART of my name but not it's entirety. Then one time in an article I got the rather creepy remark, "You know me Theresa, just not by this name".......then the individual (whom I did not think I knew) left and never returned to my article. Nor did she email me as to whom she was in "real life". I have to say that I never forgot that, and it made me think about a lot of things. Just as a lot of things in my life which seem adversarial at the time, it has turned out to be a gift.
I joined Newsvine to develop my skills as a writer. It has been like a University to me, since I have only a High School education.
As I am fond of saying, it costs nothing to dream. And so, I am working on 2 storylines, which are protected with the Writer's Guild. I changed my screen name as a sort of resume as I hope one day to be published outside of Newsvine.
I don't ever expect to graduate from Newsvine University, just as in life we don't graduate until we die, I suppose.
Anyway, I didn't want to confuse friends in the Newsvine family because once my name converted from "Theresa N" to "Kara Shalee", then all of my past articles and comments will show up in this new format.
Now, having browsed through some of the most helpful lady's (that would be rottlady) articles, I will try to put in a link to my column, as she gave me and the rest of us the steps. I said I would TRY, OK?? LOL.
My screen name has changed, but I am still bats in the belfry, so still the same style. And I do hope this makes some sense. I so enjoy being a part of the Newsvine community and everyone I have encountered has brought me some University training. As well, I treasure the friendships that I have made here and hope to continue to make.
Relevant comments and questions are welcomed, COH please. And if you are new to Newsvine, there are groups to join which publish articles to get started. You can also browse groups to join, or even create one of your own. I created 2 and have published this article accordingly to them.
I hope I gave away some useful things in this article, as I have received so much. And you have to give it away in order to keep it, goes the refrain. I would run out of room if I were to name everyone who has helped me since I came aboard. You know who you are (I hope!!). And the Newsvine Community knows who they are. Be one of them if you are new; this isn't the place for trolls.