Autobiography, Memoirs.

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    Jun 10, 2013 5:31 AM GMT
    Anyone written their own storey? What made you decide to do it? Tragic past, exceptional past, epic cloak and dagger past?
  • calibro

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    Jun 10, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    money
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 10, 2013 8:34 PM GMT
    I've written semi autobiographical novels about my... formative years, because I felt my story would be relatable to a group whose voices are rarely heard, and writing is my form of expression. I haven't written about my adult life as much. I've settled into genre writing, which I prefer, because I can be other characters and I'm limited only by my imagination, rather than by rl experiences.
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    My story would be too short to captivate anyone's attention: "He came, he came, he left."
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    Jun 10, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
    I click my literary critics on ignore.
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    Jun 10, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI've written semi autobiographical novels about my... formative years, because I felt my story would be relatable to a group whose voices are rarely heard, and writing is my form of expression. I haven't written about my adult life as much. I've settled into genre writing, which I prefer, because I can be other characters and I'm limited only by my imagination, rather than by rl experiences.


    What relatable group is that? The gays? LOL.
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    Jun 10, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    hairyandym said
    HottJoe saidI've written semi autobiographical novels about my... formative years, because I felt my story would be relatable to a group whose voices are rarely heard, and writing is my form of expression. I haven't written about my adult life as much. I've settled into genre writing, which I prefer, because I can be other characters and I'm limited only by my imagination, rather than by rl experiences.


    What relatable group is that? The gays? LOL.


    I write books with gay characters, and my first two are in part about the struggle of being accepted. My first book is about 90s counterculture and meth. I call it semi autobiographical because the main character is a teenage wannabe drag queen who drops out of high school. I was never a drag queen but found a way to tell my story through my main character. My second book went further back. It's about being gay in sixth grade, and I used actual rl stories of secret loves and friendships to tell a Wonder Years-style coming of age story.

    In the last five years or so, I've veered more into horror and fantasy, but my books still have gay main characters and are filled with sex, relationships and all manner of big gay drama. My horror stories on RJ are like sketches that might give you sense of the style and subjects of my paintings.
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    Jun 10, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    hairyandym said
    HottJoe saidI've written semi autobiographical novels about my... formative years, because I felt my story would be relatable to a group whose voices are rarely heard, and writing is my form of expression. I haven't written about my adult life as much. I've settled into genre writing, which I prefer, because I can be other characters and I'm limited only by my imagination, rather than by rl experiences.


    What relatable group is that? The gays? LOL.


    I write books with gay characters, and my first two are in part about the struggle of being accepted. My first book is about 90s counterculture and meth. I call it semi autobiographical because the main character is a teenage wannabe drag queen who drops out of high school. I was never a drag queen but found a way to tell my story through my main character. My second book went further back. It's about being gay in sixth grade, and I used actual rl stories of secret loves and friendships to tell a Wonder Years-style coming of age story.

    In the last five years or so, I've veered more into horror and fantasy, but my books still have gay main characters and are filled with sex, relationships and all manner of big gay drama. My horror stories on RJ are like sketches that might give you sense of the style and subjects of my paintings.


    Great, although now I want to see your painting... or is it 'etchings'.. hehe..
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    I'm kinda too young to be doing that. doesn't mean I don't have a digital log though.
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    I did, and some RJers have been kind enough to purchase and like. After my mother died in 2008, I had to get some things off my chest. So I wrote fifty-one short stories over two years that most everyone can relate to with humor. Here is the amazon listing.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CLYNCO

    Book page on my site with story titles:
    http://victorrook.com/musings

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