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Postby Rusty » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:14 pm

The counterpoint to the book club.

I am an amateur writer, and I know others among the lost knights like to write a bit now and again or want to. While entire degree programs exist to fine tune writing and develop writers, not all published or good writers have such degrees, which suggests to me that practice makes perfect.

If enough people are interested in working on their writing and sharing critique (probably at least three, including me) then we could discuss further how we wanted to do it.

My off the cuff proposal would be to generate a new work in various stages, as was done by one of my professors in his 'writing the american novel' course. This course basically was a summer course in which you write a novel, start to finish, and it has to be all new. I agree with this idea, and I"ll cite my own wastelander as a project that took about three months.

I'd be interested in either doing something in this vein, like writing short stories or chapters or scenes or poetry or whatever, and sharing critique, or airing other ideas about what this would be and how it would go.

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Postby rydi » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 pm

i've wanted to do this for a long time. i just suck at prioritizing it, and with the amount of writing i'm doing now, i'm not sure when i will actually be up to this. though critiquing is something i'm always up for :)
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Postby Rusty » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:26 pm

cheyne, our in house perma-critic, whatever would we do without you?

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Postby rydi » Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:27 pm

find happiness and true enlightenment.

glad i can hold you back :)
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Postby Liquidprism » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:15 am

I have never written anything...in my entire life. Especially not here. How dare you insinuate I could be capable of such a thing.

You know really, I try to write. I have lots of little snippits and things floating around in word docs, and my mind. However, i can never seem to finish anything that I start. I don't know why, but its the truth.

I am aware that the first paragraph and the second to not share anything resembling continuity. In fact one might go as so far as to say that the one contradicts the other, or that both contradict the first. I am here to tell you however, that you would be wrong in that assertion.
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Postby rydi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:52 am

you should just finish something one day, even if it is bad. just to say you completed something.
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Postby Liquidprism » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:07 am

Weeeellllll... technically I do have a bunch of poems which are done. I had a about fifty that I lost with my memory card as well. Which just goes to show that you should never ever finish anything. That way when you lose it, its no big deal... right?
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Postby rydi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:11 am

no, it shows that you should keep backups of things.
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Postby Liquidprism » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:10 pm

Hmm, an interesting rebuttal. I would postulate however that making backups only leads to a more responsible lifestyle, and once you head down that path you can expect only good things...and who REALLY wants that? Besides if you don't regularly lose large volumes of precious data, what is there to mop about (besides all the obvious stuff)? And further more you might actually piece together a collection of work that is able to realize its purpose as a published document. Then you start having to deal with an influx of expendable income, and getting to do the things you really wants to do in life, and, and... well lets just say its goes uphill from there. Yes, I know its hard to hear, but sometimes we just have to wake up and deal with these problems before they take over our lives.
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Postby rydi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:42 pm

you should be a punk anarchist vegan rocker.
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Postby Amseriah » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:48 pm

you forgot Christian, a Christian punk anarchist vegan rocker.

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Postby rydi » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:51 pm

no. no i didn't. if there is something josh is not, that is it.
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Postby Amseriah » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:05 am

Oh, I thought that you were implying that Josh were to become more like his brother, the Hardcore Christian Vegan Anarchist Emo Punk Industrialist Hippy Conformist Rocker

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Postby Liquidprism » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:06 am

But I love Jesus... honest. I could never be a vegan however, I like meat WAAAAY to much. I could get down with a hedonist, anarchic, punk rock, anti-establishmentalistism type thing though...really. I just need a few tattoos or something.

Eat what I can take, and break what I love! Hell Ya! This is so me, I can feel it already. I need a broken beer bottle, some eyeliner, and a really crowded concert hall (complete with metal band action).
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Postby rydi » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:34 am

Amseriah wrote:Oh, I thought that you were implying that Josh were to become more like his brother, the Hardcore Christian Vegan Anarchist Emo Punk Industrialist Hippy Conformist Rocker


to a degree i was. but some things can never be.

and yes, josh, you do.
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