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Last poet standing! Apr. 7th, 2011 @ 07:34 pm
charisma
I'm joining a poetry community that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun. Every week there will be a prompt to write a different type of poem. The winner even gets a prize!

They need some more folks to join before they can get started though. Please consider joining.

Do You Like To Write?


Like to write? Love writing poetry? Great! There is a new challenge, called lastpoetstandng, where you write a a poem every week based on a different style of poetry prompt! Then they get voted on and the person with the least votes is out that week and the person with the most is safe the next week till you have one author standing who wins! What do you win? A snazzy graphic and a $10 GC to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. You don't even need to be a GREAT writer!

..who will come out on top?
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

Intro Mar. 23rd, 2011 @ 10:11 am
kelaina
Hey all.

I found this via Cleo's blog, actually (God, I adore that thing). I'm Kelaina, and I've been writing for...well, most of my life. Having very recently been laid off, and with six weeks before my wedding and honeymoon, I've decided not try and look for full-time work, but to focus on my writing. I've been sadly neglecting it, and am trying to get back in by writing in my LJ.

I'm very interested in finding a community where one can discuss the frustration and struggle of writing, as well as receiving and giving con-crit. Cleo's blog has some interesting discussions on this, but I'm also looking for a full-scale community.

I've written several novels, some finished, some not, as well as dozens of short stories. I've been unseriously published (unseriously is what I call it when the publication a)isn't paying you and b) will probably not further your writing into a real career), and I am deep in the midst of research in Victorian England, circa 1870-1875.

Part of this is due to my wedding (this is what happens when you are both historians, God help me), but I've also spent months doing intricate research on Victorian fashion and life in an attempt to begin writing a novel, hopefully to be seriously published.

I am still undecided, as of yet, if I can turn this hobby into a career, but the only way to know that is to research and write.

Arori: The Painter. Dec. 30th, 2010 @ 06:43 pm
shoelace009


This follows a previous entry. You can find it here: http://shoelace009.livejournal.com/102324.html .
I think it is better if you read the entry but you don't have to in order to get it.

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Heat seared towards me on the tails of red sparks. I was in the wrong end of a firework shot towards the ground rather than away from it. It felt like one of those moments you see in an apocalypse movie. I was going to die. We all were. But when I looked up at the woman, I noticed her eyes for the first time. Large, but not in a looming kind of way. They were black but a gentle black with a twinkle, like a diamond sat in each of them. You'd think she would have realized what she had done. You'd think there would be an expression of guilt, or at least one of panic. But nothing. She just waited.

And then the shower fell to the earth all around the awning. It looked like handfuls of sparklers falling to the ground and extinguishing in puddles. Steam curled up in snakelike tendrils from where each spark had landed. There was some hissing for a bit and then nothing. Silence except for a dented pop can being pushed across the pavement down the street.

I thought that when I looked up she would be gone, like she had never been there. Just a constellation outlining a shape I had imagined. But she was, and was staring down at me knowlingly, like we had known each other my whole life. She smiled and I saw rows of pearls, real pearls.

Arori, I thought. I didn't understand where that came from. My name is Arori. I looked over my shoulder for somebody. Up here. She smiled again.

"Oh." Very eloquent response of course.

She nodded and turned away from me, spreading pink, orange, and yellow across the sky. It was most vibrant in the east and faded out into the west where she sat on the silver edge. Goodnight. But, it's almost morning. I heard a laugh that sounded like a short melody. Maybe for you.

The lady waved a few multicolored fingers then hung onto the moon as it flipped around and the sun began to rise above a cloud like a child slowly peering out from under the blankets in the morning.

[Possibly to be continued.]

Introducing myself. Jun. 27th, 2010 @ 02:17 pm
sajones
Hello everyone! I call myself Serenity A. Jones, and up until very recently all I've been interested in were fanfics.

I was searching LJ in hopes of finding a community where I can post some ideas and get honest feedback. I don't think I'm bad at writing, but I haven't exactly done the whole original idea thing before. I guess you could say I'm a little nervous.

Because my account itself is relatively new I haven't actually posted anything, but I'm currently tackling a short story that probably falls under the category of supernatural/romance.

If anyone has any tips on how to handle a junior-high crush, I'd appreciate it. My comfort zone encompasses things like angst, violence, gore, mental insanity.... romance isn't my forte.

good evening all! Feb. 21st, 2010 @ 02:55 am
bewarethejabb
Jerry here. Found this place by clicking around through interest searches. I'm working on a gritty, brutal contemporary drama which is on it's third draft, and goofing off with a silly high-fantasy fluff piece in my free time.

This is an excerpt from the contemporary drama:
This is my all time low.

Not everything I write is that gruesome and brutal. Sometimes I just wax philosophical (also excerpt from contemporary novel):
History always finds that whether he was styled king or prophet, he is still a man, carbon-based and flammable.

This is a tiny bit of aforementioned high fantasy side project. I am so epic it hurts.

This is a longer bit of that high fantasy fluff piece:
There are very few true knights in this world.

This was a shockingly popular post about real-life roommate drama, some years ago: about my roommate and how she is a wHOre with a capital HO

I operate on a comment-for-comment basis. (Of course, in a writing community, I will get the ball rolling by going through and giving out lots of comments first) Every time you take the time to comment on something of mine, I will take the time to click through and read your journal thoroughly, to see if I've missed any recent posts, and comment, probably several times if you have several comment-worthy posts. Bonus effort for bonus effort - the more thoughtful I notice you are with me and my posts (especially giving feedback on my fiction) the more thoughtful I will be with you. I also do just comment on random stuff I see in communities and on my friends page, but you will get more and thoughtful reading from me the more you treat me as you'd like to be treated.

Hello Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:56 pm
khasael
Since I just joined, I thought I'd *not* slack for once and actually do an intro post!

My name's Karisha, but I go by Khas in my online life the vast majority of the time. I've been writing since I was young, and doing it seriously since middle school. I write across genres: fantasy, romance, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, etc. (I used to do a LOT of poetry, but I haven't written any in about 5 years). I also don't have one set length; flash fiction, short stories, novellas, and novels are all fair game, though my last three pieces have all been novels.

I am 27 and currently live in CO. I went to college for creative writing (fiction), and loved it. I've only submitted 2 peices for publication, and one of those made Glimmer Train's Top 25 back in Jan '08. When my current (third) novel is complete, I'll go back, edit, and start querying agents. I've been reading a lot of fanfic lately (2 fandoms), and have been contemplating writing my own first bit of fanfiction. I have a writing blog at blogspot and a writing-specific LJ (but that's *mostly* abandoned at this point). I love to help crit work (any length, any genre). Critique groups were a great experience for me in college, and I wish I could find a good IRL one near me.

I think that's pretty much it. I write pretty much every day, and I love to read. I'm always up for reading suggestions, whether it's to improve my own writing, or just something you think is so awesome it has to be shared.

BLOG Oct. 16th, 2009 @ 11:52 am
bornrebel12
As someone who knows absolutely nothing and wants to learn more, I started a writing blog. As in, just this morning. I'll probably spend most of my day fixing it up and adding exercises and developments as a foundation.

Come join me! Tell me exactly what you think about it, send in your stories/poems/ideas/comments/criticisms etc. But remember, its brand spanking new :)

http://puttingwordsonpaper-h.blogspot.com

Short Story Sep. 26th, 2009 @ 10:19 pm
bookgirl_allure
I wrote a story for my fiction writing course and I need some feedback. You can find the story here at my other journal (specifically for this class) adverse_desires . Feel free to add this journal to your friends lists. I need followers lol. Thanks for all your help ahead of time and don't feel afraid to like, totally bash my story. Chew it up and spit it out!!! :) Although, be respectful in a constructive criticism sort of way.

Hi :) Aug. 26th, 2009 @ 03:10 pm
bornrebel12
Hey everyone, I'm new. My name is Hailey and I'm 21, living on the beach in Washington State. I've been writing since I can remember, but I'm always really nervous to share my work. I'm mostly a novel writer, with some short stories, so I was thinking of making a new LJ where I can just post a page or two of a novel everyday until I finish it (because I have a horrible habit of starting and never finishing).

So what do you think, y/n?

Newbie Aug. 23rd, 2009 @ 02:55 pm
ricardeq
Hi everyone!

I'm a new face around here, but I want to learn how to write, too!

Even though I'm majoring in English, I've only written essays so far.

In a few weeks, a creative writing short story is due, and I have no idea where to start @_@

So I'm joining this community and reading Mugging The Muse, Holly Lisle's guide to writing, which you learn more about at my livejournal :]

Nice to meet you!

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