How Many Writers At This Party?

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christine62, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. kingricefan

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

    Welcome! Love your user name! I used to listen to Parliament and Bootsie Collins all the time back in the day. Even saw them live in Houston once- ol' George Clinton strutting around on stage and sitting on the edge of it smokin' his 'doobie'! To answer your question- you're ready when you're ready. You can't force the words out of you.
     
  2. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

    I beg to differ. A surprise OD of Ex Lax will force many words (and other things) out of you. Granted those words are typically "Please lord", ""kill me" and "I will never do XYZ again if it will just stop". But, still words...
     
  3. kingricefan

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

    :lol:
     
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  4. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I WANT to write. But between a fulltime job and a family with 2 small kids, I can't seem to ever just sit down and do it :(
     
  5. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The US state I live in has a huge love of musical theater, and there is a close analogue to a panto that is very popular here--they call them parody, but they're actually broader than that. It can be quite fun!
     
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    The dollars are validation, that's for sure--lol.
     
  7. kingricefan

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

    Ummm, have you read up on how our beloved author did his writing when he was young? :biggrin-new:
     
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  8. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    NO. SLEEP. TIL BROOKLYNNNNNN! lol And an understanding spouse/family.
     
  9. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Yes. I can't.
     
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  10. Good eye! My username is also a reference to a brand of cigarette I once smoked. Parliament cigarettes have a strange tip on them, a very hard, short tube with a recessed filter. Due to this funky filter, we called them pFunks. Interestingly, at least to me, because of this recessed filter, tobacco would collect down inside of it and I would have to blow it out of each one before lighting up. To this day, despite now smoking Marlboros which have no recessed filter, I still blow on them before lighting up.
     
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  11. kingricefan

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

    I remember those ciggies. They were a weird lot!
     
  12. notebookgirl

    notebookgirl Well-Known Member

    Grr! I hate rejection. Sent a story into a magazine. (My attempt at fiction) Stairway Denied! Oh well! I read it and liked it, that's what counts!
     
  13. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    That sucks :(
     
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  14. Writing is cathartic, while it is nice when others appreciate your hard work, in the end all that matters is that you accomplished what you set out to do. Hopefully it leaves you feeling satisfied and maybe a little happier knowing that a little piece of you, now embedded into a story, may have a profound affect on a reader or two.
     
  15. mrblonde

    mrblonde Active Member

    crawling out...

    I wrote a zombie novel called "Sawkill" & self published it on Amazon. It has been downloaded over 9,000 times in 10 countries.
    I recently packaged it with some related short stories & called it: "Sawkill Omnibus."
    My plan is to keep adding to the stories, but not charge more for the book. It's will be like a live document for those that have purchased the original.

    It's been a lot of fun.
     
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  16. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I agree that if you're meant to do it, you pretty much have to do it to get the voices to shut up. Not entirely in agreement that all that matters is how you feel about what you wrote afterward--after all, if you are writing for yourself alone, why publish (or try to publish)? That's a part of wanting someone else to like what you wrote. :)
     
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  17. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Congrats!
     
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  18. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Excuses dude. Do you crap daily? What's to stop you from taking a pocket notepad into the can with you and jotting down a paragraph while you are waiting for nature / gravity to take its course? What is to stop you from taking your trusty notebook out at lunch break and jotting ideas?

    If you haven't, read Uncle Steves copy of On Writing. I have an extra copy picked up at a thrift store. PM me if you can't find it local to you.
     
  19. Speedygi81

    Speedygi81 Well-Known Member

    I just started a novel, and it runs at at more than a thousand words now. It's a really good idea that I hope to flesh out well...

    I love writing, it relaxes me and keeps me in tune.
     
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  20. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    I have it :) Perhaps you are right :) Maybe that would be a good idea :D
     
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