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Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-03-2013, 02:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
I think if I had my time over again, I'd have...

I think if I had my time over again, I'd have liked to pursue guitar playing more than writing, but it just didn't work out that way. I love writing too (and I think my talent for it is probably...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-03-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Burlesk
I think we may be meaning slightly different...

I think we may be meaning slightly different things by "learn". I'm including practice, really, which in writing is a form of self-teaching (for people who are alert enough to learn the lessons that...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-03-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,315
Posted By Burlesk
Burlesk agrees with the goblin. Probably.

Burlesk agrees with the goblin.

Probably.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 01-03-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Burlesk
I know this is a popular idea, but I'm struggling...

I know this is a popular idea, but I'm struggling to think of any examples of people who were just born to write and didn't need to learn. I suppose youthful prodigies like Baudelaire or Georg...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-01-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
No, I'm talking about people at all levels. I...

No, I'm talking about people at all levels. I can't really comment on your baseball (?) metaphor, because I'm not into sport. Maybe sportspeople are different. Every professional writer I've met and...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 42,243
Posted By Burlesk
Bracing myself... Bingo. I've always...

Bracing myself...



Bingo. I've always dreamed of being a stereotype; now my dreams are real. Those fucking hotshots.

Form an orderly queue behind the arse, please.
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 42,243
Posted By Burlesk
You're right – I jumped the gun, sorry. The plan...

You're right – I jumped the gun, sorry. The plan is to shut it down and delete it on New Years Day, apparently. There's a thread announcing it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
^ You're absolutely right. And yet, if you spend...

^ You're absolutely right. And yet, if you spend any amount of time in the company of creative artists or artisans, you find that they're obsessed with the technicalities of what they do the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 12-31-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 42,243
Posted By Burlesk
I'm new to the world of writers' forums (though...

I'm new to the world of writers' forums (though I've been around other types of forums), so I'm not yet familiar with the strengths of each one. I'm a member over at Writing Forums, and I've...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-31-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By Burlesk
I wrote my first two novels with a pen (never...

I wrote my first two novels with a pen (never been a fan of pencils) because I couldn't afford a computer. I wouldn't want to go through that again. True, there is something raw and almost visceral...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-31-2012, 01:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Burlesk
You're welcome. And don't worry it will get...

You're welcome. And don't worry it will get better with practice and habituation. Eventually, writing fiction will feel as natural as any other activity.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-31-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,315
Posted By Burlesk
Well, there's clearly a deep and lengthy...

Well, there's clearly a deep and lengthy discussion to be had on the subjectivity of value-judgements, popularity versus populism, the durability test of the quality of creative art, and so on. Here...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8,559
Views: 215,661
Posted By Burlesk
My dog is wearing a black polo-neck sweater. He...

My dog is wearing a black polo-neck sweater. He hates it, but not as much as he did yesterday.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
^ Well, that about wraps it up for 2nd person, I...

^ Well, that about wraps it up for 2nd person, I guess.

We no can haz 2nd person. :(
Forum: Fiction 12-30-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Burlesk
I like this a lot. It's bold, enigmatic, and...

I like this a lot. It's bold, enigmatic, and convincing. I like it when an author dares to use a principal character from the dark side of human nature – especially when they have the talent to make...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
Yes, they do have those biases more so even...

Yes, they do have those biases more so even than writers, I suspect. And boy, are they into second-guessing. Obviously it's their job, but unfortunately, they mostly aren't any better at it.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Burlesk
I know. However, his list included writing...

I know. However, his list included writing something, but getting published preceded it. I was joking about the reversed order, not making a serious point.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,315
Posted By Burlesk
By the way, which thread did this...

By the way, which thread did this awesome-sounding alleged bloodbath take place in? I seem to have missed it.

Edit: Never mind, I've found it. Bookmarked for lunchtime reading.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,315
Posted By Burlesk
You could decide the result by a vote, I suppose....

You could decide the result by a vote, I suppose. Also, the competitive element could drive the authors (whoever they are) to new heights of achievement. Like Lennon and McCartney, but in a...
Forum: Fiction 12-30-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Burlesk
Well, it's certainly not a pile of rubbish. It...

Well, it's certainly not a pile of rubbish. It has minor flaws in it, but for the work of a completely novice writer, it shows a pretty good competence with most of the basic elements of short...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-30-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By Burlesk
Although I think Devon is right about editing and...

Although I think Devon is right about editing and revision, I'm not sure if that's the case here.

What you may be suffering is beginner's self-consciousness. I experienced this, many years ago....
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,144
Posted By Burlesk
I like how getting published is the number-one...

I like how getting published is the number-one priority, ahead of writing something. Is that a measure of your ambition, or just temporal confusion?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,959
Posted By Burlesk
I think the reasons not to read it might already...

I think the reasons not to read it might already have reached critical mass; no need for any more.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,240
Posted By Burlesk
I more or less agree with Lin, I think. I would...

I more or less agree with Lin, I think. I would add that if people don't like second-person narration because it's weird, that weirdness might well be simply because it's unfamiliar, not because...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-30-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,278
Posted By Burlesk
Sorry, I didn't mean to be obscure or seem like I...

Sorry, I didn't mean to be obscure or seem like I was dictating my own viewpoint. My post wasn't my interpretation of The Hobbit; just a sketch of how Tolkien himself viewed it mainly how he saw it...
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