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Hello and a Question About "The Assignment"

Discussion in 'Newbies Start Here' started by gmbudt, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. gmbudt

    gmbudt New Member

    Greetings all. My name is Bud and and I am from... uh... where am I from? Grew up in NJ, but lived longer in MI than I did in NJ, then moved to CO (where my staff is now), but am writing to you from Grand Rapids, MI, where I am residing for several months whilst involved in a theatre project.

    But this is an online message forum, so who really cares where I am?

    MY QUESTION: I am reading Mr. King's "On Writing" and came across the writing assignment on pg. 170, asking us to do a 5-6 page "fossil dig" based on the characters and situation that Mr. King gave us. Amused by the idea, I put the book down and went to the grocery store.

    And wouldn'tchaknowit: wandering up and down the aisles, the fossil appeared in the dirt, just like he said it might.

    So now, all of these 14 years after publication, I am wondering: is he still accepting the completed musings of this assignment? Or has that literary opportunity completely sailed away?

    Thanks for any insights you may have. My respect for Mr. King's works grows every day.

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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board! The answer is in the FAQ but the short of it is, no, we're no longer accepting submissions for the writing assignment. Did you enjoy writing it, though?
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  3. gmbudt

    gmbudt New Member

    Yes, it was fun. I may develop it into something longer. Thanks for the quick reply.
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  4. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You can always send it out somewhere and get it published.....
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  5. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Welcome-- aren't fossil digs spectacular? Keep looking for them and keep writing.
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  7. mustangclaire

    mustangclaire There's petrol runnin' through my veins.

  8. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

  9. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Stick around. Look at a few of the interesting topics. Most of us came for a question and have stayed for the conversation.

  10. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I came for the cookies!!!!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...you keep yer lousy mitts offa my baked delicacies....

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Hi Bud!


    Hi there - no real reason for this picture - I just wanted to say hi and welcome to the SKMB! gmbudt

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  14. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

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