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Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-20-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By maxopray
Sorry just saw this now Wyf. She sounds like a...

Sorry just saw this now Wyf. She sounds like a character, but does she have a significant online following in the form of a blog or social media presence? If so, please do ask her if shes...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-27-2012, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By maxopray
Thanks Lin, I've contacted them both, fingers...

Thanks Lin, I've contacted them both, fingers crossed.

Particularly hopeful on Keiko - anyone who calls themselves The Japanese cowgirl is ok by me!
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By maxopray
Firstly - great post title, I couldn't resist...

Firstly - great post title, I couldn't resist clicking to see what you had to say. Secondly, its completely valid to have first pov from the perspective of different characters in different chapters,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-20-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By maxopray
Prominent erotic writer to interview?

Hi adult content folks. I'm looking for an erotic writer to interview for my website, and wanted your recommendations. I would prefer if this writer had been published, has a blog of their own, and a...
Forum: Poetry 08-10-2012, 12:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 809
Posted By maxopray
Well, you set the bar high with the declaration...

Well, you set the bar high with the declaration of "one of the best things I've ever written", and... you've delivered! Great poem, thanks for letting me into your little world of ink and paper.
Forum: Fiction 08-09-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By maxopray
I don't have anything constructive to say I'm...

I don't have anything constructive to say I'm afraid - only praise. Nicely written, enjoyed it greatly! I must admit I only clicked on it because I thought it was about Gina Rineheart, the Australian...
Forum: Poetry 08-07-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By maxopray
"Sandals lie like shipwrecks long forgotten"......

"Sandals lie like shipwrecks long forgotten"... love this line
Forum: Fiction 08-07-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By maxopray
Thanks for the feedback everyone, glad you liked...

Thanks for the feedback everyone, glad you liked it! I don't normally write in such a Doyle-ish way, but felt it was highly appropriate for this piece.
Forum: Classifieds 08-03-2012, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By maxopray
A new way of interviewing

Hi all,

I've been working on a website project the last couple of months called Antiview. The concept is to create the interview equivalent of photo negatives - instead of asking about what...
Forum: Poetry 08-03-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By maxopray
Great piece. I especially like the "pah!" ...

Great piece. I especially like the "pah!"

There needs to be more pahs in poetry.
Forum: Fiction 08-03-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By maxopray
Baxter’s Voyage (short story)

Baxter was buzzing. In a matter of minutes he’d be off, and there wasn’t a thing anyone could do about it. Not that somebody was out there conspiring to stop him, but it did feel that way sometimes....
Forum: Poetry 06-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By maxopray
It does make sense. I'll think on that.

It does make sense. I'll think on that.
Forum: Introductions 06-04-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By maxopray
Thanks for the kind welcome everyone

Thanks for the kind welcome everyone
Forum: Poetry 06-01-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By maxopray
The title is a bit of a misnomer here :)

The title is a bit of a misnomer here :)
Forum: Non-Fiction 06-01-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,396
Posted By maxopray
I've started a blog (antiview.net) and love it....

I've started a blog (antiview.net) and love it. From the advice I received, what I agree with most is to set modest target of how many posts you will make a week/month, and then stick to it readers...
Forum: Poetry 06-01-2012, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By maxopray
"all you gotta do is sink, wink and...

"all you gotta do is
sink,
wink
and spread."

Brilliant. Can tell you're a Captain Beefheart fan without the username.
Forum: Poetry 06-01-2012, 02:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By maxopray
Fantastic title!

Fantastic title!
Forum: Non-Fiction 06-01-2012, 02:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By maxopray
RIP Mike. Nicely done mate.

RIP Mike.

Nicely done mate.
Forum: Poetry 06-01-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By maxopray
If I was a carpenter

I chip, chip and cut away,
The wood ripping off in peels.
The smell of sawdust hangs in the air,
Yesterday and tomorrow.
This is where I work,
That smell,
That sound of timber tearing...
Forum: The Library 06-01-2012, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By maxopray
On the "favorite author" thread I just submitted...

On the "favorite author" thread I just submitted Kurt Vonnegut's name, and then saw this.

Yes, he can be depressing, but that doesn't mean he's not hilarious.
Forum: The Library 06-01-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,104
Posted By maxopray
Like autumn leaves His sense fell from him An...

Like autumn leaves
His sense fell from him
An empty glass of himself
Shattered somewhere within
His thoughts like a hundred moths
Trapped in a lampshade
Somewhere within
Their wings banging...
Forum: The Library 06-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 26,970
Posted By maxopray
Kurt Vonnegut - I think better than anyone he...

Kurt Vonnegut - I think better than anyone he captures how hilariously meaningless it all is.

I've even taken on his fictional religion from Cat's Cradle and become a Bokonist. "Unexpected travel...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-01-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8,559
Views: 211,534
Posted By maxopray
Anything in olive oil and garlic tastes great!

Anything in olive oil and garlic tastes great!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-01-2012, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8,559
Views: 211,534
Posted By maxopray
I have the tightest hamstrings my chiropractor...

I have the tightest hamstrings my chiropractor has ever seen.
Forum: Introductions 06-01-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By maxopray
Not goodbye

Hello all,

My name is Max Opray, I'm an Australian journalist and occassional dabbler in short stories. Have a long term goal to write a novel based on a year I spent in Mozambique. It would be...
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