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Forum: Fiction 11-07-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Hmm yeah I could try and make it funnier but i'd...

Hmm yeah I could try and make it funnier but i'd probably fail - I don't usually write funny or indeed erotic pieces - this one just kind of tumbled out one day. I don't even remember what inspired...
Forum: Fiction 11-07-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Thanks for the tips, also i'd never heard of...

Thanks for the tips, also i'd never heard of 'thing theory' - I just looked it up and it sounds interesting! And yes I can see how it relates to this piece.

I must admit I don't have the patience...
Forum: Fiction 11-03-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
I'm glad you found it funny Siswa, and I...

I'm glad you found it funny Siswa, and I definitely agree about preferring flawed characters. My favourite author as a teenager was Jilly Cooper and there's not a single nice character in any one of...
Forum: Fiction 11-02-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Thanks eatoomey, glad you enjoyed it, and could...

Thanks eatoomey, glad you enjoyed it, and could relate to it, as, like you said, i'm sure many people can!
Forum: Fiction 10-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By kjjoyner
Great writing - I like the sentence that ends in...

Great writing - I like the sentence that ends in "beyond the circumference of convenience and suburban sensibilities."

You're really good at characters and description - can't wait for more!
Forum: Fiction 10-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Thanks wrc, means a lot! I was thinking of making...

Thanks wrc, means a lot! I was thinking of making a little zine type publication with some short stories in (i'm a graphic design student) and seeing how they go down.
Forum: Fiction 10-16-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Ah yes, i've put in a comma there now, thank you....

Ah yes, i've put in a comma there now, thank you. Yeah I wasn't sure if I would get away with this, but I thought it was perhaps just vanilla enough to get away with it!
Forum: Fiction 10-11-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
haha thanks, i though there might be a chance of...

haha thanks, i though there might be a chance of me getting booed out the forum for putting this one up so i'm glad you liked it!
Forum: Fiction 10-10-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By kjjoyner
I found this really easy to read, the style is...

I found this really easy to read, the style is inviting and inclusive on a subject I neither know or care anything about (cars!) but if it had been longer I would have kept reading as the character...
Forum: Fiction 10-10-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By kjjoyner
Its interesting that you thought this was so sad...

Its interesting that you thought this was so sad because in my eyes it was sort of uplifting (haha), but now you've said that I can definitely see how its more on the melancholy side of the scale.
Forum: Fiction 10-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By kjjoyner
Ah this was comforting to read, by the end I felt...

Ah this was comforting to read, by the end I felt like I knew them already and wanted to keep reading. If this was made into something bigger I would read it :-)

Weirdly I also found the use of...
Forum: Fiction 10-10-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By kjjoyner
Nearly Desperate Housewife (short story)

- Sooo, I wrote this for a laugh and I hope it amuses someone out there. Oh and it has mild sexual content ;-)



I donít usually get turned on like this; I suppose that atrophy through disuse is...
Forum: Fiction 10-01-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By kjjoyner
Ah yes thanks, I think my main issue is often...

Ah yes thanks, I think my main issue is often being too ambiguous in the beginning - I forget that this can just be confusing rather than intriguing.

I like your suggestion, i've moved the first...
Forum: Fiction 09-27-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By kjjoyner
From the first two sentences I immediately had...

From the first two sentences I immediately had the image of a sort of horse strewn, barren, Western type scene - which turned out to be right so well done!

I really like the pace and the style of...
Forum: Fiction 09-27-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By kjjoyner
Lacy Nighties (short story)

It was a strange job to have as a 19 year old, my friends would look at me funny when I told them what I did. To begin with, I was not that into it either. I used to look away from the limp, pleated...
Forum: Fiction 09-21-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By kjjoyner
Hi Elisa, thanks for your input. Yes it was...

Hi Elisa, thanks for your input. Yes it was mentioned before that some context would be helpful to the reader; I think I do have a tendency to get carried away with thoughts, feelings, and...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-20-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,351
Posted By kjjoyner
I like the writing, it was funny and interesting...

I like the writing, it was funny and interesting - I find autobiographical writing on this subject fascinating - I suppose because addiction is something i've never experienced and it gives me an...
Forum: Fiction 09-20-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By kjjoyner
Thanks to all the above comments, I can't deny...

Thanks to all the above comments, I can't deny that my head has swelled up a tad now!
Forum: Fiction 09-20-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,793
Posted By kjjoyner
I would definitely keep reading this, its such a...

I would definitely keep reading this, its such a fascinating premise, and i have to admit I have often wondered what would have been the outcome if there had been a shift in history that put women...
Forum: Fiction 09-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By kjjoyner
This had me completely gripped all the way...

This had me completely gripped all the way through, I particularly liked the trick about making the reader think the sister was being murdered, because then when you mention the brothers 'curiosity'...
Forum: Fiction 09-14-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By kjjoyner
I really liked the pace and flow of this story,...

I really liked the pace and flow of this story, it built up well for me. I particularly like the descriptions of the visitor - "His eyeballs bulge out from his sockets while he gapes towards me." and...
Forum: Fiction 09-14-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By kjjoyner
Thank you for the honest feedback, yes I suppose...

Thank you for the honest feedback, yes I suppose I am drawn to reading and writing fairly ambiguous short stories - I enjoy things with sensations and psychological ruminations rather than...
Forum: The Library 09-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,179
Posted By kjjoyner
Thomas Cromwell as in Chancellor to King Henry...

Thomas Cromwell as in Chancellor to King Henry VIII - oh yeah!

(Hillary Mantel - Bring up the bodies)
Forum: The Library 09-14-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,505
Posted By kjjoyner
Lolita was the first 'literary' book I read of my...

Lolita was the first 'literary' book I read of my own accord when I was about 16/17 and it was the first time I really appreciated how language could be beautiful. The story to me was not...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-14-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By kjjoyner
For me (like I suspect many others) the ultimate...

For me (like I suspect many others) the ultimate one is Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita because it was the first literary book that I ever read as a teenager and it sort of stunned me with how beautiful...
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