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Forum: Introductions 11-13-2009, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Citizen
It`s been a while...

I haven`t been here in a couple years so I figure a new introduction is in order. Hi, I`m Citizen. There`s a lot of new members on these forums, many I don`t recognize, but I see a couple familiar...
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-31-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 893
Posted By Citizen
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-29-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By Citizen
My version of Microsoft Word came free when I...

My version of Microsoft Word came free when I "borrowed" my copy of windows from the internet. It's all I need.
Forum: Non-Fiction 08-28-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 887
Posted By Citizen
What? Starr was pointing out that often times a...

What? Starr was pointing out that often times a single, solitary voice goes unheard, but the power of a group will help bring light to certain situations, such as yours. That whole, 'one person can...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-18-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Citizen
If I need something specific, some concrete...

If I need something specific, some concrete facts, I'll use the internet, books, or other people.

But for other things, well...

I am writing a book about the homeless right now, and the best...
Forum: Fiction 08-18-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,907
Posted By Citizen
Then what are you doing writing?:D Good...

Then what are you doing writing?:D

Good story, creative, short, and sweet. Well, not exactly 'sweet'. The only problem I have is that it was told in past-tense and ended with the...
Forum: Previous Contests 08-16-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,615
Posted By Citizen
Fetch

Fetch

They stood on the edge, ready to meet their fate hundreds of feet below. The two-liter bottle kept spinning, rolling down the slope to where they stood against the guard rail and the...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-10-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By Citizen
But...but the smell of stale glue on recycled...

But...but the smell of stale glue on recycled newspaper held in the sweaty, sugar-coated hands of the 11 year old paperboy is something I look forward to every week. Why would advertisers want to...
Forum: Fiction 08-08-2007, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Run
Views: 1,196
Posted By Citizen
*For the indenting issue, I put spaces between...

*For the indenting issue, I put spaces between the paragraphs to clean up the writing a bit. It can be tedious when transferring it from a program like word where you indent. Actually, now I even put...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-08-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By Citizen
A few come to mind. Keep in mind you said, "most...

A few come to mind. Keep in mind you said, "most memorable" and not actual favorite characters. I chose some older ones, as I can't say what current characters I'll remember in twenty years or so.
...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-06-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By Citizen
I didn't mean to be so blunt. What I meant to say...

I didn't mean to be so blunt. What I meant to say was that if you decide to pick up a how-to-write book, don't devour it word for word. I know they can offer new perspectives and techniques, but not...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 08-06-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By Citizen
From what I have gathered, just mentioning Harry...

From what I have gathered, just mentioning Harry Pot - Let's call him Fred - to Starrwriter is like a zebra poking a lion with a 5-inch stick.

As far as the whole 'rules of writing' I agree fully...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-05-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By Citizen
I find that how-to-write books are full of...

I find that how-to-write books are full of opinionated people who have managed to sell a couple books and think that they have earned the right to tell me what to do. One I read, called, 'Writing...
Forum: The Library 08-04-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Citizen
I couldn't be any farther from you on the...

I couldn't be any farther from you on the spectrum. I think those are the stories that should be told.
Forum: The Library 08-03-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Citizen
Well, here's something weird just to add some...

Well, here's something weird just to add some icing on the cake.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/457989,CST-NWS-drain06.article

This happened several weeks ago, so you may have already...
Forum: The Library 08-02-2007, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Citizen
Guts. I just thought I'd throw the title...

Guts.

I just thought I'd throw the title back at you :), although that wasn't exactly a death. Just a close call.

Honestly, he is a hit or miss with everyone. He certainly won't be studied in...
Forum: The Library 08-01-2007, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Citizen
I'm curious which one of his books you read to...

I'm curious which one of his books you read to give you that impression, starr.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-30-2007, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,335
Posted By Citizen
Before my cat gave birth, I always thought a...

Before my cat gave birth, I always thought a placenta was a type of flower. Then came that fateful morning when a tired me opened my bedroom door and my foot was the first part of me to be introduced...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 07-29-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,826
Posted By Citizen
MS Word came free for me. I use it most of the...

MS Word came free for me. I use it most of the time, though I will use an actual pen when it's necessary. I don't think I could take the constant banging of a typewriter for more than a few minutes...
Forum: The Library 07-29-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,750
Posted By Citizen
He does exist. I've seen him. Honest. ...

He does exist. I've seen him. Honest.

Actually, youtube has some cool videos of him. Some are at readings and others are either interviews or scenes from the documentary "Postcards from the...
Forum: Fiction 07-28-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Citizen
It seems Palahniuk is bringing a lot of people...

It seems Palahniuk is bringing a lot of people into writing, and inspiring many as well. Me included :)

I'm not quite sure what to make of this, as it obviously a very small sample of something...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 04-29-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,621
Posted By Citizen
Question #1: I typically read general fiction,...

Question #1:
I typically read general fiction, although if I see any book I want to read I pick it up. I like fantasy as well (Goodkind mainly). I've also read some Anne Rice (written before she...
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-19-2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,369
Posted By Citizen
I'm not quite sure what makes you say he's "bad"...

I'm not quite sure what makes you say he's "bad" but it's a style that does get new readers into reading, and in my case, into writing. It's like saying, "this band sucks." It's completely subjective.
Forum: Inkster Incorporated 04-18-2007, 08:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,369
Posted By Citizen
Kravorkian, I know this is off topic, but have...

Kravorkian, I know this is off topic, but have you ever read any Chuck Palahniuk? I recommend his novel Haunted to anyone who enjoyed any of the Saw movies. Not one of his novels has the typical...
Forum: The Library 04-18-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3,719
Views: 291,181
Posted By Citizen
Right now I'm reading a 48 story download of H....

Right now I'm reading a 48 story download of H. P. Lovecraft's work. I'm on The Beast in the Cave, and after that it's The Call of Cthulhu.
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