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  • Literary Giants in here!

    I know this forum is riddled with writers, and thought it'd be nice to have a writing thread.

    I have written a bunch of non-fiction, a published short story and one that is submitted, a mystery that went under the bed and a YA that is in the works, and a couple of children's books that are also submitted.

    And you?

  • #2
    i used to want to be a writer, and i still might explore that avenue a bit. creative nonfiction is easily my strongest genre, but i play around with fiction and poetry here and there. i haven't submitted a piece of work to be published in a while...maybe that should be a new goal for me.
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    • #3
      I have two novels in the works which may or may not ever get published. I just enjoy the process.

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      • #4
        Me too. The best.

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        • #5
          I have 5 nonfiction children's books published with Kidhaven Press, as well as many magazine articles and poems. It would be nice if I could support myself writing. However, the books are in the educational market so I was paid a flat fee for each one. And children's magazines don't pay all that much, I did sell one article to Highlights and that was the highest paying. Very fun and rewarding though, I love learning new things so nonfiction is a real pleasure to me.

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          • #6
            Very cool, Kelmar! I have to think about non-fiction for kids, might as well get some fun out of my PhD...

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            • #7
              I've been writing novels since I was very young. My first short story was published in the local paper when I was 12 (funny story how it got there, too) and went on to win several local awards. Wrote an entire young adult series as a teenager, and then completely lost my mojo. Thanks to NaNoWriMo the last few years, I've gotten some of it back. I have a nearly polished piece almost ready for agents. I actually sent the prologue to one on my list and got a personal response back (not just standard reject) that she didn't feel like she was the right agent for it, but to definitely keep sending it around.
              Okay, sorry, that was my ego running away. I don't mean to be a braggart, but I'm totally awesome.
              You probably knew that already.
              --Trish (Bork)
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              • #8
                I am a poet but I kind of don't know what it even means in real life to pursue publishing, because I literally know not a single person who spends a dollar on written words, so I think that it must be a scam? lol
                "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                • #9
                  (unless you count Harry Potter or 50 shades of gray and other cued-by-advertising-spending) Never heard of anyone buying a poetry anything though.
                  "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                  Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                  • #10
                    @ Dr. Bork Bork: way to go!! I just got a 'higher tier' rejection from One Story and am way proud, hehe. So, is that your first kid on the way? Or when do you write?

                    @ Mr P: yep, that sounds about right! There must be just about no money in poetry these days. That said, you can still submit, publish and share with the world. I think it was Amelia Peabody that said art cannot exist in a vacuum.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah I share with people in my life. It kind of just doesn't occur to me to try and use it to make money.
                      "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                      Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                      • #12
                        I write erotica.


                        Mostly for myself.
                        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Comma View Post
                          @ Dr. Bork Bork: way to go!! I just got a 'higher tier' rejection from One Story and am way proud, hehe. So, is that your first kid on the way? Or when do you write?
                          Second! My oldest is 4. She's super excited to be a big sister. She's pretty chill most of the time and tends to leave mommy alone when mommy asks. I write when she goes to school or after she goes to bed, or when daddy is home to chase her.
                          --Trish (Bork)
                          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                          FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Yeah- I did the night-writing for a year, but I can't do it anymore. Too tired. The older kid goes to school next fall, so YAAAAAY!! If I'm not trapped in horrible job by then, that is.

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                            • #15
                              I write quite a bit as part of my job, but it is non-fiction research writing. I also used to be an editor (and if I ever sent any of you a rejection letter, sorry about that). I have published creative work in the past, though.
                              “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

                              Owly's Journal

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