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Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by Christine62, Dec 10, 2013.
Well done, @skimom2!
Ditto.... very proud of you!
Well this is day two of my writing experiment and so far I have started three stories. I haven't finished any of them but right now that is not the point for me--the point is getting my flow back and see how all this reading has influenced my use of language.
What's a writer?
philosphical question or cute?
Well, I am both, to be humble.
Me be writin' up lotsa stuf ferun' others to be paroozin'. Yeppers, I am a Pro Liffik.
Someone who can enter many worlds, reveal small bits, and relay those glimpses to others. Someday, I may be published. Right now, I am learning to put time into writing every day. It is addictive too.
It is isn't. I started another story yesterday and I love it. It is interesting how much I avoid what gives me the greatest high.
Been writing reports too long. Everything I write reads like stereo installation instructions. "Subject 1 yelled blah blah blah after hitting subject 2 with the beer bottle, blah blah blah."...lol
Me too Ghost; mine comes out like a list of facts. But found by writing for a while each day, it seems to be more smooth.
Passed an old fashioned typewriter at the thrift store the other day. The kind with keys, that made lots of noise when typing. Looked as if some Homer threw it out of an upper window after trying to spray paint it white. If it had been in working order, I would have bought it. There is something really romantic about that sound.
Especially when the bell 'dings' because that means you just finished another row of words!
Moulin Rouge... "This is a story about love..."
A fair number of short stories (a tendency towards the macabre and fantasy, mostly with a touch of whimsy, some kids' stories. One story is in the process of being adapted into comic format, the inking is under way), one not-very-good fantasy detective novel, a shortish kids' novel, all unpublished (but thank heavens for Lulu.com print on demand - your stuff arrives and it looks wonderful!). A number of plays (not sure how many, it's in double figures, but only just), 3 of which have been performed: a panto (an exclusively British form of stage presentation) and two one-woman plays, both directed by the chap who played Admiral Ozzel in The Empire Strikes Back.
I've been away from this forum for a while, it's changed . I've had 3 e-books published by an indie publisher, each book has 5 short stories featuring the same MC who is a psychic detective. I'm currently working on book 4, then they might all be put into print as a collection. I should be getting my first (very small) royalty payment soon. I still find it hard to call myself a writer though
Welcome back, Baggy.
I have a family filled with writers, artists and musicians, and I've always considered myself a bit of a wordsmith. One of these days I'll get around to stringing enough words together and attempting to get myself published. There's always been this nagging voice in the back of my head that keeps asking me why I haven't done so yet. I keep telling it to back off and I'll do it when I'm ready. How long does it take to be ready though? You'd think 32 years would be plenty of prep time.
Then again, do you have to be published to be a writer? Is it a matter of recognition or the simple act of turning your thoughts into written word?
Well... the dollars couldn't hurt.
With my addictions, it damn sure could!