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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2016, 05:34:47 PM »
Prog, that's horrible, sorry.

I can't believe I opened this at work, either. You'd think a thread like this could be reasonable safe for work.

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« Reply #106 on: January 18, 2016, 05:59:49 PM »
What's horrible? 

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« Reply #107 on: January 19, 2016, 07:00:12 PM »
I have a few short stories I could share but

A) I write fantasy which doesn't seem to be what the content in this thread is about.
B) My most recent story comes in at ~6000 words and it's one of the shorter ones, very different from the other content in this thread
C) I like to use italics and stuff, plus with all those words there are a lot of paragraphs, thus a lot of indents... none of that translates automatically if I copy text into a post.

...my name is Araragi.

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« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2016, 07:26:12 PM »
I have a few short stories I could share but

A) I write fantasy which doesn't seem to be what the content in this thread is about.
B) My most recent story comes in at ~6000 words and it's one of the shorter ones, very different from the other content in this thread
C) I like to use italics and stuff, plus with all those words there are a lot of paragraphs, thus a lot of indents... none of that translates automatically if I copy text into a post.

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“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves."

"The quantity of money becomes to an ever greater degree its sole effective quality. Just as it reduces everything to its abstract form, so it reduces itself in the course of its own movement to quantitative being. Excess and intemperance come to be its true norm."

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« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2016, 08:06:09 PM »
I have a few short stories I could share but

A) I write fantasy which doesn't seem to be what the content in this thread is about.
B) My most recent story comes in at ~6000 words and it's one of the shorter ones, very different from the other content in this thread
C) I like to use italics and stuff, plus with all those words there are a lot of paragraphs, thus a lot of indents... none of that translates automatically if I copy text into a post.

Actually, fantasy is my preferred genre, so I'd love to read what you have.

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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2016, 08:21:16 PM »
Wattpad is your friend  :smiley:

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« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2016, 08:24:48 PM »
I haven't written an actual story in more than a year or so

ugh someone give me a prompt to write on
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves."

"The quantity of money becomes to an ever greater degree its sole effective quality. Just as it reduces everything to its abstract form, so it reduces itself in the course of its own movement to quantitative being. Excess and intemperance come to be its true norm."

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« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2016, 08:26:22 PM »

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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2016, 08:37:23 PM »
Oops, that message was intended for Genowyn :lol

ugh someone give me a prompt to write on
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« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
Oops, that message was intended for Genowyn :lol



I know. I was just being a wiseass.   :lol

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« Reply #115 on: January 19, 2016, 11:31:47 PM »
About forty pages into the polish of my third novel. Still working out the query letter. Gonna be looking for an agent soon and starting the first draft of my fourth novel hopefully by the first weekend of February.
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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2016, 12:12:19 AM »
So I tried using Wattpad, for some reason it deleted a couple hundred spaces from the story so I had to go through and add them back in. Hopefully I didn't miss any.

Anyway: https://www.wattpad.com/210316821-the-harbingers

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« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2016, 01:40:03 AM »
What happened to the old thread?
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« Reply #118 on: January 20, 2016, 05:33:24 AM »
What happened to the old thread?

This one has been going since 2010. Was there an older one?

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« Reply #119 on: January 20, 2016, 07:08:02 AM »
I don't know if the other one is older, but a few months ago there was a quite active thread called "writers unite!" with basically the same concept.
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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #120 on: January 20, 2016, 07:25:21 AM »
 I remember posting in that one as well.

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« Reply #121 on: January 20, 2016, 10:01:19 AM »
Ive always fancied writing but no idea what to write about / where to start etc.

I'd love to write an original sci-fi.

:) as tacky as that sounds.

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« Reply #122 on: January 20, 2016, 11:29:26 AM »
I know we have several fantasy writers here, myself included, so no one's gonna see that as tacky. Go for it.
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« Reply #123 on: January 20, 2016, 02:14:56 PM »
I haven't written an actual story in more than a year or so

ugh someone give me a prompt to write on

I remember...
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« Reply #124 on: January 21, 2016, 05:34:20 AM »
I haven't written an actual story in more than a year or so

ugh someone give me a prompt to write on

Once upon a time...

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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #125 on: January 21, 2016, 02:12:51 PM »
Whoa, I thought AndyDT was back for a second.

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« Reply #126 on: January 22, 2016, 02:44:09 PM »
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« Reply #127 on: January 22, 2016, 02:50:14 PM »
Hey Guize. Here's the first line of my new sci-fi story - tell me what you think  :biggrin: :biggrin:

" It was a dark and stormy night... "

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« Reply #128 on: January 22, 2016, 05:19:35 PM »
In a hole in the ground...

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« Reply #129 on: January 24, 2016, 05:08:15 PM »
Ships Hide In Ports.

Ships Hide In Ports.

Some Hide In Deep Estuaries.

In Nighttime Pursuits.

Or Ready To Sail.

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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #130 on: January 24, 2016, 07:29:28 PM »
Today was rainy and dark, and felt the need to write, so I took one short idea I came upon some weeks ago, and I'm working on it now, expanding it into a novella. Working title: Into The Mist. Should be fun :P

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« Reply #131 on: January 25, 2016, 05:37:19 AM »
I wrote about a thousand words and did some outlining for the novel I've been putting off, tentatively called Chronicles of Eldamore.

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« Reply #132 on: January 25, 2016, 05:39:13 AM »
RE : My thing above. I've always wanted to write something where the first letter of each word spells out the same thing.

Obviously you'd never finish it but it would be cool to see how far you could go. :)



EDIT : Or you could just go as far as "Sail" as that is where the "title" ends.

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« Reply #133 on: January 25, 2016, 05:46:09 AM »
RE : My thing above. I've always wanted to write something where the first letter of each word spells out the same thing.

Obviously you'd never finish it but it would be cool to see how far you could go. :)



EDIT : Or you could just go as far as "Sail" as that is where the "title" ends.

Or you could be like this kid.


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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #134 on: January 25, 2016, 05:57:40 AM »
Except mine would be clever-er-er :neverusethis:

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« Reply #135 on: January 25, 2016, 06:00:00 AM »
 :lol

When I started reading what you wrote, I was looking for a pattern for some reason. Now I know my intentions were correct.

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« Reply #136 on: January 25, 2016, 11:58:20 AM »
Has anyone had a chance to read the story I posted earlier? I'd love some (constructive) feedback.

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Re: Writers' thread
« Reply #137 on: January 25, 2016, 12:02:19 PM »
It's a bit long, but I'll give it a read later  :tup

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« Reply #138 on: January 25, 2016, 12:43:11 PM »
Has anyone had a chance to read the story I posted earlier? I'd love some (constructive) feedback.

I'll check it out later on when I'm relaxing on the couch.   :)

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« Reply #139 on: January 25, 2016, 01:21:32 PM »
I really want to continue my writing, but sometime after last summer I made some decisions that so vastly expanded the story that I just felt tired about it. I hope I'll get back to it once summer rolls around, that's usually when I feel motivated.
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