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Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-06-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By GaryFagan
If anybody is interested in joining in with this...

If anybody is interested in joining in with this I'll be posting in the Members only section soon. So roll your spot checks and make ready your decipher script skills ;)
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 09-17-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By GaryFagan
This is just a personal opinion and really bad...

This is just a personal opinion and really bad paraphrasing so feel free to ignore it...

Chapters and Books are neither too long nor too short, they go precisely as far as they intend to.

I...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-17-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By GaryFagan
mind if I use that?

mind if I use that?
Forum: Fiction 09-17-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By GaryFagan
what was said before about breaking up the block...

what was said before about breaking up the block of text. A simple way to do that when hitting the Enter/Return key for your paragraph breaks give it an extra tap.

But there was also a minor...
Forum: Fiction 09-17-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By GaryFagan
very nice "Lady or The Tiger" style story. It...

very nice "Lady or The Tiger" style story. It immediately made me think of Harvey Dent, aka Two Face from Batman though. If that was the intent, bravo. If not, bravo anyway because it was really well...
Forum: Non-Fiction 09-17-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By GaryFagan
personally I feel the terms "Author" or "Writer"...

personally I feel the terms "Author" or "Writer" are subjective at best. Most of the time its just putting a random arrangement of things commonly accepted as words in a coherent phrase. When that...
Forum: Previous Contests 09-01-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,292
Posted By GaryFagan
my story in the prose section is intentionally...

my story in the prose section is intentionally incomplete. Its like when a favorite show ends on a cliff hanger that you think hey they'll tell us what happened next season...only to find out the...
Forum: Previous Contests 08-21-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,292
Posted By GaryFagan
those are some excellent stories in the prose...

those are some excellent stories in the prose section, Agatha and URL, thank you for sharing your talents with us. And Agatha, that poem is really well crafted. I look forward to reading what else...
Forum: Fiction 08-20-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By GaryFagan
I'm planning on turning this into a series of...

I'm planning on turning this into a series of short stories if folks would help me with spelling and grammar. I know many of the thoughts are a bit jumbled but I plan on working it until its a...
Forum: Fiction 08-19-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By GaryFagan
A Deal with Death (short story)

I wrote the following as a response to a writing prompt about the death of a main character. I took that idea and gave it a bit of a twist.

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Having a sensation of floating I start...
Forum: Fiction 08-19-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
Here's Chapter 6 6 The last of...

Here's Chapter 6

6


The last of the food, which was actually some of the best I had ever prepared, finally being eaten. I frown as the conversation turns back to why I missed work that...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-16-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,230
Posted By GaryFagan
to be fair, I've done that once when my hands...

to be fair, I've done that once when my hands were in casts...let me tell you...unless you like being punched in the nose repeatedly its a process I don't recommend...hmmm think I found a method to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,230
Posted By GaryFagan
its simple I use my hands for writing (don't have...

its simple I use my hands for writing (don't have a speech recognition program on my computer yet.) With a notebook and pen/pencil I'm holding them with my hands and forming words from randomly...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By GaryFagan
Are there any D&D table top players on here?

I'm asking because I had an idea for a giant collaborative story for all the members to participate in. And if we can get it written as well as we can maybe get it turned into an Anthology of Sword...
Forum: Previous Contests 08-15-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,449
Posted By GaryFagan
A Hidden Heart By Gary Fagan When we said...

A Hidden Heart
By Gary Fagan

When we said our good-byes
There were tears in my eyes.
In the years since we’ve been apart
I have found pieces of my heart.

Hiding from the pain and the fear...
Forum: Fiction 08-15-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
I know the over all pacing is a bit slow and with...

I know the over all pacing is a bit slow and with a lot of the details left out for now it reads kind of fast. But what I'm looking for in the critiques are basically fresh eyes for spelling and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,884
Posted By GaryFagan
Okay from what I understand (being a child of the...

Okay from what I understand (being a child of the 80s) if something is a Classic, that's just a marketing campaign...remembers when Coca-Cola changed its formula to produce "New Coke" and then...
Forum: Fiction 08-15-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
I know what you're saying, Anya, basically this...

I know what you're saying, Anya, basically this right now is just getting the bare-bones of the story told. I've got many of the details laid out in my plan. With the plan to go back through during...
Forum: Previous Contests 08-14-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 10,874
Posted By GaryFagan
(Hallo-weird; Word Count 1906) The...

(Hallo-weird; Word Count 1906)

The Following is from the case files of Macmillan Investigations, which were turned over to the city after the events at the Ainigma estate. Names have been changed...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-13-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,884
Posted By GaryFagan
I as a writer view the world as a series of...

I as a writer view the world as a series of impossible events. Some of them are fodder for the pen, and others are real gems for the editors to mine. And as a WWII pilot said, "If its impossible,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-13-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6,898
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Views: 310,299
Posted By GaryFagan
well here's my head-shot from when I was...

well here's my head-shot from when I was auditioning for a Dinner Theater in Tampa...
Forum: Fiction 08-13-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
and here's Chapter 5 5 “Hey...

and here's Chapter 5

5


“Hey Morgan, Dana, come on in" I step out of the way of the doorway to let them enter. Morgan's dark brown eyes are immediately drawn to Elizabeth, in a manner that...
Forum: Free Writing 08-13-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,837
Posted By GaryFagan
or to put it another way to quote a saying I've...

or to put it another way to quote a saying I've heard a few times (just not sure who said it first).

"Everybody has a plan, until they get punched in the face." Although now that I think about it,...
Forum: Fiction 08-11-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
Here's Chapter 4... 4 “Come...

Here's Chapter 4...

4


“Come on in, Miss” I say in a vain attempt to get her to tell me her name.
In a sultry, smoky voice, “Elizabeth.” she says in answer to my unasked question....
Forum: Fiction 08-09-2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,298
Posted By GaryFagan
Taking some of the advice I've received here, I...

Taking some of the advice I've received here, I chopped what was originally the first chapter in half and gave an explanation behind why its there as the Introduction...and went back and renumbered...
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