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Old 04-21-2018, 03:14 PM
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Writers who have achieved any kind of success never needed random advice from strangers on the internet.

If you're here, and you have any kind of talent -- stop wasting your time -- unless you're a hobbyist and you're just playing at the game of pretending to be a writer.

Stop.

I would like to end all writing sites. They are the worst kind of echo chambers.

The blind leading the blind.

Otherwise, good luck with your writing, as they say.

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Old 04-21-2018, 03:16 PM
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By the way, in case you're wondering, I'm probably a much better writer than you are.

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With an inferiority complex, otherwise you wouldn't have said probably.
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By the way, in case you're wondering, I'm probably a much better writer than you are.


Prove it or languish in the smack talker lounge of "probably".
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("...get real, well yes I suppose that's all very well for someone who wants to be "their reality" there, just "real" each time then, but what if I don't want to "get real" now, when and where that "being real" sounds so much like perfection does, ah yes all that predictable perfection again, being a boring thing in itself with no flexibility whatsoever, naah your reality is overrated humans, where imperfection offers one so much more unpredictability doesn't it..." replied the goblin also wondering what most folks read these days, oh and whether he ever saw them reading it for all their opinions upon the matter, then adding "...you see, those readers are no further away from you than at the other end of your posts, and you could pretend if you like that those who read your posts aren't readers at all, yet more folks read short interactive content today than most anything else, so where are your posts now, me I find my authors through their posts if at all where authors without posts are like painters without sketches, so sketch for me while you still have my attention...", and with that the goblin agreed that most writers were their own worst enemies for their arrogance they showed towards their own posts, then the goblin just smiled saying "...btw to get real "real" just look up from your screen and then just admit to yourself that you're bored out of your banana, so instead get "productive" now, "imaginative" too, and just flow form your pen in posts a plenty, for ever that journey to self awaits you now...", where the voice in the background went "...this has been a public service announcement on behalf of "reality escaping goblins" everywhere...")

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I was just playing devil's advocate to see if there was any passion left here -- or any defense of the raison d’Ítre.

Nick, baby -- It's JoeMatt -- one of the few people here who have posted complete, edited, real short stories -- with fully realized characters -- with beginnings and ends -- the whole ball of wax. And plenty of poems too. I can post links for you. Yeah -- I can put my money where my mouth is -- at least within the limited scope of forumland.

Flea, old boy. Appreciate what you do.

But I'm NEVER bored. With me, it's a constant struggle to find time to pursue my various creative outlets.

Like my mom used to say, only boring people get bored...
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:42 PM
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And I love you all...
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Have you started taking drugs again?

I donít think itís a good idea. Youíre getting my too old for that.

And, are you going to write another story?


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Unless of course youíre doing DMT, or mushrooms. Those would be okay.


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Nick, baby -- It's JoeMatt -- one of the few people here who have posted complete, edited, real short stories -- with fully realized characters -- with beginnings and ends -- the whole ball of wax. And plenty of poems too. I can post links for you. Yeah -- I can put my money where my mouth is -- at least within the limited scope of forumland.

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Yeah, Joe, I am aware of your alternate name.
My intent was to coax a demonstration from you of your talent.

Show us plebes how it can be done.
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Yes Joe, show us.

https://youtu.be/jjaqrPpdQYc
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Sarcasm, right?
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Sarcasm, right?


Iím Wayne. So, you have to be Garth.
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Iím Wayne. So, you have to be Garth.
Just saw the Garthmobile. Flames painted behind the front wheel. I'm down for the ride.
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Just saw the Garthmobile. Flames painted behind the front wheel. I'm down for the ride.


Good, because Iím more interested in Wayneís hot girlfriend.
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Have you started taking drugs again?
No.

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And, are you going to write another story?
Yes.
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Yeah, Joe, I am aware of your alternate name.
My intent was to coax a demonstration from you of your talent.

Show us plebes how it can be done.
Yeah haw!

I addressed that.

Want me to post some links?
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So, youíll be resting on your laurels then?

I donít know what ďlaurelsĒ are, but they must be comfy.
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Laurals -- I believe they were the little wreaths placed on the heads of people who had accomplished something in Ancient Greece.

I'm just speaking comparatively -- I don't think I've accomplished much of anything.
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Yeah haw!

I addressed that.

Want me to post some links?
Very well.
If that is the way you will afford us to bask in your magnificence then link on, author laureate, link on.
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Good, because Iím more interested in Wayneís hot girlfriend.
Girlfriend?
Now I gotta go watch more clips to see her.
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Girlfriend?

Now I gotta go watch more clips to see her.


Well, you NEED to watch the whole movie. Her nuances donít come out in a clip or two.
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("...well it's good to see that we're getting on so well still..." went the goblin not minding what got posted, nor by whom neither, just as long as something got posted though, adding "...no, to post is like a defiance of sorts, where each time it seems to says to you "see, you're not quite dead to this, you're not a zombie, no you can still post here can't you, with anything but not just anything will do, will it"..." where dailylife was a thief, instead it would have one live for its values alone, a preoccupation with material gain perhaps, mere social trappings again, and just so much homage to that moneygod there, ah yes that's your dailylife in a nutshell, to which the goblin then added "...alas you can never "know the truth" humans for they don't ever tell you the truth exactly, I mean why should they tell you the truth, though instead you can always "know the lie", where it's hardly a conspiracy theory here to point out their lies to oneself, no it's merely a refusal to join in with their lies each time, simply your posting upon forumland is this defiance then, why, because if you don't post at least somewhere across forumland each day then your dailylife wins in your place doesn't it, days pass where yet another free thinking mind would be drowned in all that preoccupation with dailylife again, yes you're not quite dead yet aren't you...")

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Her nuances donít come out in a clip or two.

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"nuances"
Is that what you kids are calling them these days?
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Please input any ideas that may encourage forum interaction

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only be online to indicate you are ready to interact no matter what
that green light does it all
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Well, seeing how this is a writing forum, it sure would be nice to see some actual writing every now and then. I see far more active threads about extracurricular nonsense than anything to do with writing.
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Donít think writing will help.

In the old days there was writing, but most of the action was in the political/religious threads (so Iím told). There are forums where the writing is emphasized with rules about posting anything else. Zoetrope is one. And... while itís fairly busy, itís not booming either. Well, at least not in the fiction category. It is more serious there, but most of the writing is not very good.

Just like music or any art, there are few good artists and a shit-ton of people who want to be good artists. Sometimes people can start out shit but learn how to be good at it. Not usually though. For every good writer (artist) there are thousands that will never be good at it. So, a site that is about writing will get tons of shit and a few good writers thatíll eventually get bored of wading through crap to get to the good stuff.

This site has helped my writing a lot, personally.

I think most successful forums are driven by a few motivated individuals that put the work in to keep it going. They set up contests, an e-zine, outside meet-ups and networking opportunities, etc.

At this site those people are gone. Maybe one day a motivated person will take on that role. Someone like redlorry (Lorraine) was in the old days.
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Flea's philosophy has crystalized into the truth of it - in a hectic world, reading is more palatable in bite-size chunks to accompany the mid-morning coffee.

All the debate over how and where to write plays on the same loop and isn't interesting in itself. Short, rounded submissions of fiction get higher readership. Blue delivered a great serial by posting his book as he wrote it.

Good writing gets passed by because the length of the post is off-putting when you've clicked on for ten minutes to get a break from your everyday....so economy of words and make them count. Ten well-written sentences trump acres of dross.
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("...posts come to one when one stops following the crowd's aptitude not to reflect upon their lot..." smiled the goblin explaining why "...to be honest I think the livewriter never really stops, oh yes he or she can go awhile without posting but sooner or later there's that wish to clear one's mind of the clutter left by their dailylife, meaning that most folks are not like us there, where if those who read our posts can't find it within themselves to write back then it underlines things and is their loss by it...", "...well yes goblin, livewriter doesn't sound marginally better than postaholic doesn't it..." went the slot in an all too understanding manner adding "...yet this is what they'll read though, books are all very well for those who have that time to read them, but it's posts today, and btw they want your addiction for their own now goblin, me too, I'm always hungry...")

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why does the status of anything matter so, why judge a forum by its cover - surely you are here because you have something to communicate by way of the pen then, a passion. Itís a pretty place full of canvas for the dancing over. Space is a beautiful commodity. If you consider this to be an art form then words come from within regardless of external bias and posturing, not here to be seen but seen to be here, here is always something to learn. the most poetic of creative stuff will seep out regardless, shrugs.
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