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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-27-2016, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By ADreamer
The only book I ever read by Vonnegut was...

The only book I ever read by Vonnegut was Slaughterhouse Five. No insult but Vonnegut wrote for readers who needed every little detail in such black & white writing that a blind man could "see" it....
Forum: Publishing 03-27-2016, 04:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,311
Posted By ADreamer
Sometimes nom de plumes are a necessary evil. ...

Sometimes nom de plumes are a necessary evil.

I mentioned a while ago I write non-fiction. I have quite a few books in science.

Now I think my non-fiction readers would spit their coffee out...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-26-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,236
Posted By ADreamer
The others have mentioned it a few times - a...

The others have mentioned it a few times - a guy's bits and his brain rarely communicate the same thing. Provide him with the right stimulus and he'll get an erection even if he is bawling.

Now...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-26-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,423
Posted By ADreamer
A book starting in the middle

Not sure how to explain it.

Essentially what would be a "prologue" starts the story in the middle of the book.

Example - prologue gives the guys talking about some high profiled guy they just...
Forum: The Library 03-26-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,695
Posted By ADreamer
No, it isn't off topic in the slightest. And it...

No, it isn't off topic in the slightest. And it is a tad silly to imply someone who reads Mein Kampf is either Jewish or pro-Nazi. I have read it, I have a number of very close Jewish friends and I...
Forum: Fiction 10-21-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By ADreamer
Prologue / Intro - need some thoughts

So I was thinking of doing a rape scene. But then got to talking with some of the people [colleagues] I work with at the womanís shelter. Iíve worked with rape victims there Ė helped them, listened...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-21-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By ADreamer
Yes. Mark Chapman identified with Caulfield's...

Yes. Mark Chapman identified with Caulfield's hatred of all things fake as his "excuse" to shoot John Lennon [Catcher in the Rye]. To him Lennon was fake, Lennon having as Chapman has said many times...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-19-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By ADreamer
I write because I want to. I want to "say" things...

I write because I want to. I want to "say" things that most people would rather ignore - my forte is non-fictions on touchy subjects most would rather sweep under the rug.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-19-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By ADreamer
Oh yeah, you're right

Oh yeah, you're right
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By ADreamer
A little response to your summary, again thanks...

A little response to your summary, again thanks and if I was going for a Iambic it'd be quite helpful but I prefer alliterative or alexandrines [or basically iambic hexameters - this is probably why...
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By ADreamer
Thank you for the advice but in all actuality I...

Thank you for the advice but in all actuality I haven't chosen any meter. Free verse, as mentioned at the initial post, is unmetered poetry. The intent behind it being as the poet desires.

And my...
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By ADreamer
Thanks kev. I've being weighing the pros /...

Thanks kev.

I've being weighing the pros / cons of 3rd stanza a bit, as you said it goes off there. If I remove it entirely it still works so.

As for the theme pretty much exact on - I was...
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 890
Posted By ADreamer
Maybe it's just me - I'm tired, I've been helping...

Maybe it's just me - I'm tired, I've been helping my parents on the farm after just finishing a 52 hour week [got to love jobs that are short staffed and then staff take days off "sick"] - but it...
Forum: The Library 10-18-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,695
Posted By ADreamer
If Lolita is a perverse book then do you cover...

If Lolita is a perverse book then do you cover your eyes, plug your ears and start singing lalala when similar "perversion" makes it to the 6 o' clock news?

Lolita is like many literature...
Forum: Poetry 10-18-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By ADreamer
Pain

With snapping jaws and endless hate,
You sit awaiting destined Fate.
It was not your fault that Master's child,
Would be the one to drive you wild.

But temptation was too much,
To keep away...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-18-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,292
Posted By ADreamer
Yes. There are countless authors whom have...

Yes. There are countless authors whom have changed the world - or at least the way we view it - through writing. Someone that says otherwise hasn't read political writers or people such as Tolstoy...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-18-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,608
Posted By ADreamer
I write cause one could say it's in my blood.

I write cause one could say it's in my blood.
Forum: Introductions 10-18-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By ADreamer
Well ... hello.

Hello all,

My name is Elizabeth, female, 28 turning 29 soon [Jan 1st] - though as long as I keep my mouth shut [as I sound too mature otherwise] - I've been told many times by friends & family...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-12-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,286
Posted By ADreamer
Please enlighten me, where is either Atwood or...

Please enlighten me, where is either Atwood or Irving literary? Atwood is closer than Irving, however, she pulls on her own [feminist] experiences to add to her work. Irving - what few books I could...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-12-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,286
Posted By ADreamer
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Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-10-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By ADreamer
Are you writing a paragraph or a ten page chapter...

Are you writing a paragraph or a ten page chapter about each of these scenes and these scenes alone.

No one wants to know the color of the surgeon's underwear. Or if he forgot to walk the dog...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-10-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By ADreamer
So if I follow your logic an example would be the...

So if I follow your logic an example would be the following:

The cosmetic surgeon who is merely removing a mole isn't wielding instruments with fine skill but rather beating on the patient with a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By ADreamer
According to the new bill that is being...

According to the new bill that is being steamrolled in this country here - writing a vast majority of things can be censored. A novel about a plot to take over the government [or a painting depicting...
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