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#16    Spiral staircase

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:12 PM

If you guys settle or know of any freeform RPs that are open let me know, I'd be in.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

View PostI believe you, on 28 January 2013 - 10:12 PM, said:

If you guys settle or know of any freeform RPs that are open let me know, I'd be in.

Ditto. I haven't participated in one in a long time but always enjoyed the writing exercises and experimentation they provided me.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

I don't, I'm afraid; I shall ask my bud though!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

As a writer I recognize communication with other writers is beneficial.

I just don't post my stories on the internet in fear someone will steal them. :P

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:21 AM

I've written a lot of stories in my blog here, but I'm not interested in publication. I just write for fun and to satisfy myself. I'm surprised I get as many views (not very many) as I get. I've decided there's quite a few UM members and guests who must have a lot of idle time on their hands and are not very critical about how they spend their leisure hours. :)

But, it's a great idea for writers to communicate and help each other. Probably best for me to sit on the sidelines, though.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

View PostEonwe, on 29 January 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

As a writer I recognize communication with other writers is beneficial.

I just don't post my stories on the internet in fear someone will steal them. :P

A very wise decision!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:57 AM

View PostStarMountainKid, on 29 January 2013 - 03:21 AM, said:

I've written a lot of stories in my blog here, but I'm not interested in publication. I just write for fun and to satisfy myself. I'm surprised I get as many views (not very many) as I get. I've decided there's quite a few UM members and guests who must have a lot of idle time on their hands and are not very critical about how they spend their leisure hours. :)

But, it's a great idea for writers to communicate and help each other. Probably best for me to sit on the sidelines, though.

I write primarily to tell the stories that swirl in my head (and to shut the characters up) and as you say, it's a lot of fun! Publication is increasingly becoming an ambition of mine but I need to grow a thicker skin for that, I know!


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

I mainly write short stories and have yet to tackle the novel.

My stories are primarily written for my enjoyment but also for practice. I have no issue sharing them online as others should enjoy them too.

Far too many writers want to make it a profession or at least be published so there are likely millions of unseen and unshared stories. How sad.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:24 AM

View PostI believe you, on 29 January 2013 - 07:44 AM, said:

I mainly write short stories and have yet to tackle the novel.

My stories are primarily written for my enjoyment but also for practice. I have no issue sharing them online as others should enjoy them too.

Far too many writers want to make it a profession or at least be published so there are likely millions of unseen and unshared stories. How sad.

I have a small group of people who read and critique my writing and their feedback is invaluable - it's breaking the fear of showing it to somebody that can be tough though!

I'm always envious of short story writers as it's something I've never been able to successfully tackle, I think I lack the discipline!

Edited by schizoidwoman, 29 January 2013 - 08:25 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 29 January 2013 - 08:24 AM, said:

I have a small group of people who read and critique my writing and their feedback is invaluable - it's breaking the fear of showing it to somebody that can be tough though!

I'm always envious of short story writers as it's something I've never been able to successfully tackle, I think I lack the discipline!

Short stories are difficult in a sense that some times it is hard to find a good resolution.

Every thing can flow well, the language can be good, the plot can be good - every thing can be good.

But some times it's harder to fit a puzzle piece into a smaller puzzle, if that makes sense?

Hey, don't like my opinions? I can respect that. Just realize guns allow you to have that opinion without being labeled as mentally insane for questioning the state.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

View Postschizoidwoman, on 29 January 2013 - 08:24 AM, said:



I have a small group of people who read and critique my writing and their feedback is invaluable - it's breaking the fear of showing it to somebody that can be tough though!

I'm always envious of short story writers as it's something I've never been able to successfully tackle, I think I lack the discipline!

And the short story market is really nonexistent. If you want to break into the biz you definitely need a novel.

How lucky for you to already have a group to pour over your material. Sometimes I will post a story and no one will even read it. I am sure having others makes it more enjoyable.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Sorry phone acted up.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

Sorry phone acted up.

Edited by I believe you, 29 January 2013 - 08:36 AM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:35 AM

Sorry phone acted up.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

View PostEonwe, on 29 January 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

Short stories are difficult in a sense that some times it is hard to find a good resolution.

Every thing can flow well, the language can be good, the plot can be good - every thing can be good.

But some times it's harder to fit a puzzle piece into a smaller puzzle, if that makes sense?

It makes sense to me; it feels like precision engineering!

View PostI believe you, on 29 January 2013 - 08:32 AM, said:

And the short story market is really nonexistent. If you want to break into the biz you definitely need a novel.

How lucky for you to already have a group to pour over your material. Sometimes I will post a story and no one will even read it. I am sure having others makes it more enjoyable.

It makes it a little less lonely, definitely. I have had to learn to take critique though!





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