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A group for the discussion of the written word. Though we'd like to see folks active in the industry, you need not be published or working in the industry to join in and ideally there will be help and motivation for those wanting to write. All that is required is a love of the .. Read more

Posts Tagged "writers" By evidentialist (1077) Posts by members only

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Jun 26, 2020Jun 2020

Posted by 273kelvin
This a subject that came up in the Zoom meeting. Alan Bennett - Talking Heads It will be quite sometime before normal film/TV is being made again. The monologue seems to be the best game in town atm. We have all gotten quite used to someone speaking ...
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Shared from Philosophy & Meaning
Mar 27, 2020Mar 2020

Posted by Danail
Hello all, if you know some, please share names/links of serious agnostic publishers that accept submissions with or without agents, and/or open- minded agents for publishing critical books, collections of critical essays, etc. It also would be ...
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Dec 28, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by Gohan
Zephyr’s Breath By J. L. Young Writer's prompts Berry and Flute And like the Danes, I drank from the shade Its berry sweet And the tightness in my belly did fade I watched in defeat A fallen column’s flute my bed The fires set in our homes ...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Dec 23, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by KayaSummerland
Is there an alternative word to fantasy
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Dec 23, 2019Dec 2019

Posted by KayaSummerland
Is there an alternative word to fantasy
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Nov 27, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by 273kelvin
Pere Atkin & Clive James - No Dice Today we learnt of the death of a great writer Clive James. Most famous as a critic then novelist but also a poet and lesser-known as a songwriter. I have posted a few of his songs on here. Quite cultish as they ...
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Nov 24, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by Writerman13
Two books. Women of Coal, UKY Press, Essay Nikki Giovanni; Highway 61 Heart of the Delta, Forward Morgan Freeman. Looking to chat with women writers. Interested in female perspective. Actually, that's a lie. I'm divorced and a Dirty Old Man and am ...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Nov 20, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by yvilletom
Are You Dealing with a Vanity Press or Publisher — of either Books or Magazines? Writers easily recognize and avoid one; it’s “pay and we publish”. Readers don’t easily recognize one.
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Nov 14, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by Garbonza
I'm currently coordinating an anthology collection of sci-fi/fantasy by my writers group, to be published online probably through Booklocker.com. Two questions: 1) If there aren't enough short stories to fill up the planned 150 pages for the book, do...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Nov 1, 2019Nov 2019

Posted by bobbio52
I am wondering if any of you or others have had experience in collaborative creative processes such as the teaming of a writer, editor, and illustrator? Has this been successful and how did you go about creating the group?
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Oct 12, 2019Oct 2019

Posted by evidentialist
Mediocrity Though it may seem strange, mediocrity has become a goal. That this is so can be affirmed simply by looking around. You needn't look far. Look critically at the things gathered in your house. Look critically at your house. Look ...
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Oct 11, 2019Oct 2019

Posted by evidentialist
This question showed up in a writers' group: "Tropes vs cliches; When does the first become the second? I ask because I am starting my book, which is a horror/western with what I think is a classic western trope, the drifter coming into ...
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Sep 29, 2019Sep 2019

Posted by DonaldHRoberts
Words that have probably been said many times but here they are again...just to make sure...The thing about writing stories is every author has their own method, a method which probably took years to develop. Still, new writers can learn from the ...
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Aug 26, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by evidentialist
Here is a little story out of my life that was jarred back to memory because of a post on doing believable dialogue. In the late 1950s I worked with my dad on material for the Capitol Records house organ, Music Views Magazine and other things in the ...
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Aug 10, 2019Aug 2019

Posted by evidentialist
A question that I found interesting came up in a writers' group in another universe. The question was, "What magical or supernatural powers would an ancient Israelite warrior have?" I, of course, had several answers at the ready. 1. Holy shit....
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Jul 17, 2019Jul 2019

Posted by evidentialist
Milton Trachtenburg said -- and I agree: "Don't listen to people who tell you that writing is simply putting words in a document and that you learn by repeating the same mistakes over and over. If you want to be a successful writer, study the rules ...
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Jun 30, 2019Jun 2019

Posted by uncle-ernie
As one of my favorite writers put it
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
May 24, 2019May 2019

Posted by TimothyIII
Hello to the group and greetings, I am a multi-published author and I own two publishing companies and two other related companies and have just over thirty novels in print. I use four pen names and will introduce you to some of my work along with a...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Apr 25, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by Purdy101
Hello, I am not a professional writer in any sense of the word. Have started writing blog content for websites, not my own. Just do it to earn extra cash, can turn a word, or two. In saying that, have been an avid reader all my life, dabbled in ...
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Shared from General & Hellos
Apr 23, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by JasBrimstone
Hello all, I'm a published playwright and am working on a couple of novels. I've done short stories and poetry, but nothing published in those areas yet. I'm hoping to finish the first of my novels soon, but I'm not really sure where to go from ...
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Apr 21, 2019Apr 2019

Posted by uncle-ernie
Here's my Easter story. I wrote the first four paragraphs in 2004 and then Erato, that fickle bitch, deserted me and terminal writers block set in. Then nothing until 2013 when my girlfriend asked me to finished it and Erato smiled upon me and the ...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Mar 30, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by evidentialist
Here is a review by Bill West of one of my anthologies, Twisted Tails III: Pure Fear '''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' Reviewed by Bill West I have always been a sucker for good horror stories. I cut my teeth on the work of Algernon...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Mar 29, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by Lincoln55
“If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects. If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society ...
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Mar 28, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by evidentialist
A writer's fascination for words should be powerful indeed.
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AUTHORS, EDITORS, PUBLISHERS, AND READERS
Mar 24, 2019Mar 2019

Posted by Nomad
A few weeks back I was at my regular weekly writers meet up in the pub and somehow, we got into a discussion about video games. The consensus by several was that video games are either overly violent or stupid (or both). There was also the view that ...
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