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Any other writers here?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ashoka, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. Ashoka

    Ashoka Aum Namah Shivaya

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    I love writing and have for as long as I can remember. My dream is to be a freelance writer or a published author (or both!).
     
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  2. The Kilted Heathen

    The Kilted Heathen Crow FreyjasmaðR

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    Yep! I've actually got an original story that I've been working on for... forever (I should go easier on George R.R. Martin...) and a trilogy for Halo that's further along that that one. For those I'm trying to get the first book up to 100k words; currently it's at around 38k.
     
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  3. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry The "I" in Reality

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    I write short stories, poetry, and songs. I am also an avid journalist, documenting my dreams, events, thoughts, and researches.
     
  4. VoidCat

    VoidCat Pronouns: any and all including it/it's and neo

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  5. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee
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    Yes, as you probably already know.

    I'm doing my first book signing today, since Covid interrupted the process. This aspect I'm not so comfortable with, so I'm still regularly sending queries to publishers and agents. I was a major co-author for "Life Skills for Hindu Teens' a series of short stories with life lessons, and I got a travelogue article published in India Abroad, which is an ethnic journal that speaks for itself. I'd like to see some of your work some day.
     
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  6. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    This is going to sound weird. I'm a very successful author (13 bestselling books), but only a so-so writer. My books are instructional, and I focus on making the teaching as good as possible, which seems to make my lack of writing skills less important.

    All that said, l admire and appreciate good writing. These days when I want to read fiction I focus on finding the best writers, and I don't care that much what the genre is :)
     
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  7. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    I rank writing as one of my more frustrating deficiencies.
     
  8. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I write posts & emails.
    They're widely respected by those who respect them.
     
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    Not my thing. I've written programs and it was hard enough to write the handbook. I'm not that good with words.
    I do write scenarios for RPGs, though. It requires some of the same skills a writer needs, world building, consistency, building an arc, thinking about the motives of the badies and thinking about how to motivate the players.
     
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  10. icehorse

    icehorse Veteran Member
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    For writers of all ilks, I would highly recommend a fun little book called "Save the Cat", written by a successful screenplay writer.

    (fwiw, i've taught hundreds of geeks to write better books on programming, and I always recommend this book)
     
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  11. Viker

    Viker Spirit in Black

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    I write music and ritual verse/chant/litany. I've taken a stab at writing short stories. A pro or even semipro I am not.
     
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  12. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    I’m writing a novel! Or trying to…
     
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