Any writers out there?

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    Jan 13, 2008 10:33 PM GMT
    Just curious, as I'm a creative writing senior at university and spend every night working on my novel or reading one of the 14 novels I'm supposed to read this semester.

    Anyone else out there a writer, and perhaps even, published a work before? I'd love to hear about it!
  • art_smass

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    Jan 14, 2008 2:53 PM GMT
    Yes.
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    Jan 14, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    I write every year for the NaNo month and work on poetry all year long so I guess I would say I'm a writer icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 14, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    i've written a lot of short pieces, nothing novel sized however.
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    Jan 14, 2008 3:17 PM GMT
    Poet here. Had a few pieces published years ago in very small magazines. Abandoned my eternal first novel and am thinking about working on an epic poem.
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    Jan 14, 2008 3:26 PM GMT
    I write scripts and documenataries. And my posts here can reach literary proportions. icon_wink.gif
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 14, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    I write. I mainly blog and stuff but I'm starting on a book this year. I should have majored in creative writing instead of Sociology, I loved writing class I took, the professor was awesome.
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    Jan 14, 2008 4:05 PM GMT
    I had a number of short stories published in a few different digest-type things a bunch of years ago. But now that I've been feeling all caught up again, I have been thinking about writing shorts again.
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    Jan 14, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    I do... and I have been wondering about whether or not I can/should post my stories here or elsewhere. beyond that a whole notebook of songs and poems.

    I'm a bit emo.... :-)
  • irishboxers

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    Jan 14, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    Finished my first novel a little while back. Been plugging along on some short stories lately. They started as pieces of a "novel in parts", but I discovered a character I really like and might work it out for him to be the through-line. I'm only 3 shorts in, so anything is possible. A sequel to the novel is also out there, partially outlined, but I need to do some travelling before I take that beast on. I was naive when I wrote the novel, didn't know what I was getting myself into until I had a 3-inch stack of writing staring back at me that actually made sense. Ignorance truly is bliss.

    Been writing for fun since about 6th grade, when I wrote plays for my class to perform. A couple of awards here and there and a stab at doing it for a living, but the great unknown of when the next paycheck is coming was counter to my hard-wired need for some sort of stability.

    I do it for fun now, and if the novel gets published, great. Hopefully. Until then, I do it because I love it.

    And I live in dread that my posts on here will be taken as samples of my writing ability. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 14, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    I write for a monthly fitness trade publication, a local weekly and a national monthly. I went to college for creative writing, but never had the interest to write anything until I became involved in fitness. Funny how things work.
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    Jan 14, 2008 4:53 PM GMT
    I write, or try to. There are a few short stories in various stages of completion, a novel roughly halfway done, a sequel to the novel roughly outlined, and I'm trying my hand at my first creative non-fiction piece right now. It's all a hobby, and I guess you could say I'm not a particularly disciplined writer. Life tends to get in my way. That said, I'd love to bounce on Oprah's couch excitedly telling you all to buy my book someday.
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    Jan 14, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    1 play which won a competition and was produced.
    multiple articles on training.
    ad copywriting part-time for the last 3 years.

    but nothing compared to one of my clients, who writes fiction & nonfiction and has a lambda book award to his credit - William Mann ("Where the Boys Are", etc.)

    ..or my eldest half-brother, who has 8 books out translated into numerous languages, all nonfiction and dealing with the Enneagram. - Google "Don Richard Riso"

  • swall1963

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    Jan 14, 2008 11:33 PM GMT
    I write mostly for myself. I've written two novels (never plan to publish them). A play. A musical libretto. Several Bible studies and a couple of church services. I'm working on a novel about a gay high school baseball player (combining my poassion for baseball and baseball players, LOL). I am also writing a historical novel using my apartment as a backdrop (the building was built in 1879 and I am certain it is haunted). And, I have also written several erotic short stories.
  • packy70

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    Jan 14, 2008 11:39 PM GMT
    a play of mine made it to final rounds for consideration at the Geffen playhouse in California...an off broadway reading of same play with producers and frineds and guests there...i have anohter play almost ready for workshop. i admire people who make this their livelihood... i would love to but a hard jump to make
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    Jan 14, 2008 11:44 PM GMT
    I have rote fer living. Most time I rite four the magazeens.
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    Jan 15, 2008 2:04 AM GMT
    Yes. My work is being published later in the year in a compendium of short stories that won a local gay writing comp.

    I am currently working with the editor of the book to flesh out the short story into a longer piece, perhaps even novella or full length novel.

    Writing can be terribly frustrating, but also very rewarding. One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received is that you need to treat writing as you would anything you want to become good at - practice practice and more practice.

    My mentor told me that you should write every day, even if you can't think of anything worthwhile or don't feel like writing. It's like an athlete training for a competition.

    good luck xxp