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Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-11-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,560
Posted By mlcampbell
Where's the Feedback?

I'm new to forums of any sort, but I jumped on board because I live in Maine, and it is difficult to find people who are as passionate about writing as I am. I'm a shop around guy who doesn't settle...
Forum: Fiction 07-10-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By mlcampbell
Writing really boils down to style. In the end,...

Writing really boils down to style. In the end, it's what feels right to you, the author.
Forum: Fiction 07-10-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By mlcampbell
Short Story: "Entropy"

Constructive criticism welcome. Be brutal; I can handle it. What I'd really like to know is how you view the setting and the character. Also, what you think the overall theme of the story is. I...
Forum: Fiction 07-10-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By mlcampbell
Dark Fiction

What's the general concensus on "dark" fiction. I don't mean dark as in evil, but morose.

I'm developing an idea. Only notes have been written. As I work on it, though, one of my characters...
Forum: Fiction 07-10-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,283
Posted By mlcampbell
I would refrain from swearing and such...

I would refrain from swearing and such colloquialisms as "What sorcery is this?" This may be your voice when you speak to people, but this is not you in the story, it's a hampster. I understand this...
Forum: Fiction 07-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 437
Posted By mlcampbell
Short stories are tough. You're trying to paint...

Short stories are tough. You're trying to paint the scene and the characters on a small canvas while including plot and emotion. One thing I did a lot was try and set the scene and develop the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-10-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By mlcampbell
I've played with the idea of pen names. The one...

I've played with the idea of pen names. The one I'd choose is Rylie King. I don't know why I chose that. It just sounds good to me. My name is pretty plain though: Matthew Campbell. You can go...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-10-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,414
Posted By mlcampbell
Bumhead: "get outside. take a walk in the woods....

Bumhead: "get outside. take a walk in the woods. talk to a dog. find a friend."

I agree to this. I do not have severe depression, but I do have my ups and downs. Getting out and experiencing...
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-10-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,033
Posted By mlcampbell
I read Strunk and White a couple years ago, and I...

I read Strunk and White a couple years ago, and I return to it often. It really is a little Bible for writers.
Forum: Introductions 07-10-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By mlcampbell
Icon11 Hello

Hey,

My name's Matthew. I've been an active writer for about 2 years now. I'm serious about writing and aspire to become a published novelist. Right now, though, I am still in the learning...
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