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How Many Writers At This Party?

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

  1. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody Well-Known Member

  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Ditto.... very proud of you! :)
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  3. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Don't worry. I have a permit!!!

    What's a writer?
  5. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    philosphical question or cute?
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  6. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Don't worry. I have a permit!!!

    Well, I am both, to be humble.
  7. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

  8. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Don't worry. I have a permit!!!

    Me be writin' up lotsa stuf ferun' others to be paroozin'. Yeppers, I am a Pro Liffik.

  9. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    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.
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  10. Christine62

    Christine62 Well-Known Member

    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.
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  11. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    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
  12. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. kingricefan

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

    Especially when the bell 'dings' because that means you just finished another row of words!
  14. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Moulin Rouge... "This is a story about love..." :love:
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  15. Neil W

    Neil W Well-Known Member

    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.
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  16. baggy

    baggy Well-Known Member

    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 :uncomfortableness:
  17. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Welcome back, Baggy. :)
  18. 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?
  19. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Well... the dollars couldn't hurt. :biggrin2:
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  20. With my addictions, it damn sure could! :p

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