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Forum: Fiction 10-05-2017, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Owen
I enjoyed this, it surprised me. I thought...

I enjoyed this, it surprised me. I thought initially it was about a prison officer and a prisoner until the end. The coffee threw me off. And when you mentioned humans i thought maybe it was a...
Forum: Fiction 09-23-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Owen
Bunnies [444 words]

One day there was a lovely little rabbit called Bibbins. His family of bunnies were hungry and there were no carrots. So Bibbins ventured out into the sunshine and found a load of carrots in the...
Forum: Fiction 09-22-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By Owen
Weird, I posted a reply but it hasn't shown up. ...

Weird, I posted a reply but it hasn't shown up. Anyway to sum up I loved the monster in this, and the description and scene building smacked of solid horror writing. The crunches and squelches and...
Forum: Fiction 09-22-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Owen
Thanks for the feedback... just to clarify, it's...

Thanks for the feedback... just to clarify, it's a short story in a completed state, it wasn't intended to go any further than its current length.
Forum: Members' Feedback 09-22-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By Owen
Email notifications not happening

I do not appear to be getting email notifications but all my settings look ok. What should i do to get notified of replies? Thanks.
Forum: Fiction 09-22-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By Owen
I really enjoyed the vile descriptions and...

I really enjoyed the vile descriptions and sensations offered by your narrative. You relish in giving us a real sense of anguish and fear but with a fine touch not a brutal hit. It works nicely...
Forum: Fiction 09-21-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Owen
Spectrum [406 words]

He was an artist who observed life through a prism, the bright lights of existence broken into a spectrum of simple colours. He would try to isolate the separate beams so that he might better...
Forum: Writer's Beat Technical Support 08-06-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,614
Posted By Owen
how do I delete a thread?

What is the best way to delete a thread which I started? Or if thats not possible just the original post? I want to urgently get rid of some fiction I posted on here, thanks.

Owen
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-03-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,229
Posted By Owen
I resolved that I shall write and/or read...

I resolved that I shall write and/or read something every day this year. So far, so good. 3 days and I'm still in the race. Whoo hoo!!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-09-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By Owen
Yep, I've posted lots in the Members Only...

Yep, I've posted lots in the Members Only section. I would welcome any feedback you care to post in there.

Here's the most recent one:

http://www.writersbeat.com/showthread.php?t=48920
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-03-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,036
Posted By Owen
To plan or not to plan - that is the question

Hi. This is a question for novel writers, not short story writers.

When writing your novel, to what extent to you 'plan' it? Do you just have an idea in mind how it will develop and what the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-21-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,103
Posted By Owen
Yes absolutely, I've experienced this same thing....

Yes absolutely, I've experienced this same thing. Shorter stories get more crits. For me as a reader it's to do with time. Or lack of it. A screen full of scrolling text takes time to read. ...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,853
Posted By Owen
Well my wife married one, I'm sure she never...

Well my wife married one, I'm sure she never regrets it for a second :-)

(But I think she'd prefer a published novelist really)
Forum: Publishing 11-13-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By Owen
Kindle self pub - does it damage chances of real pub?

Is Kindle self-pub a good way to go? Does it damage your chances of 'real' publication later? Or does it in fact help your chances, if you manage to produce a very popular Kindle book, would 'real'...
Forum: Poetry 10-15-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Owen
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Much...

Thanks everyone for the feedback. Much appreciated.

I wrote this at 3.00am in my head, when I couldn't sleep and could hear the rain on the window outside. It struck me that raindrops last...
Forum: Poetry 10-11-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Owen
I am a raindrop.

I am a raindrop.

From the watery earth I came, risen to the sky.

Here in my cloud I will soon grow heavy, and will fall before you.

Once I have come apart, I be reformed anew, to rise once...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-06-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,879
Posted By Owen
I connected a while back, got some really very...

I connected a while back, got some really very useful crits on 2 of my novels from a few people. One especially has become an on-going crit swap with me.

EDIT: I'm still looking for more! (and...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-06-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,879
Posted By Owen
Umm I think you have misunderstood the concept of...

Umm I think you have misunderstood the concept of a "Novel Exchange". You swap your written Novel for a crit with somebody else whose Novel you crit.

It's called Novel Exchange not A few chapters...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-07-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,527
Posted By Owen
In answer to the question of this post. In a...

In answer to the question of this post.

In a word: Expensive.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-07-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By Owen
I crave only attention from readers by way of...

I crave only attention from readers by way of them reading and commenting on my stories.

I despise actual attention in real life. *shudder*.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-07-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 818
Posted By Owen
Small victories

An old writing friend of mine recently convinced me to put aside my novels for a while and do a bit of short-story writing. He suggested we both enter a few competitions. Reluctantly I agreed. It...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,879
Posted By Owen
Ember, PM me and look back this thread for my...

Ember, PM me and look back this thread for my novel to exchange. Cheers.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-13-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 39,879
Posted By Owen
I agree with Rincewind, don't worry about people...

I agree with Rincewind, don't worry about people infringing your copyright.

Instead, worry about people agreeing to critique your work and then not bothering after the first few pages, after...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 02-21-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,547
Posted By Owen
YES! Please PM me immediately! I have been...

YES!

Please PM me immediately! I have been waiting for a post like this for a long time. I love the comic artform of storytelling, and have been dreaming of converting some of my stories into...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 02-15-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,667
Posted By Owen
Darkest Evening of the Year ? Always...

Darkest Evening of the Year ?



Always his weak point. Very few of his books that I've read, have had satisfying endings. Always quite an abrupt cut-off to a fascinating mystery. And often...
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