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Old 04-21-2018, 03:14 PM
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Writers who have achieved any kind of success never needed random advice from strangers on the internet.

If you're here, and you have any kind of talent -- stop wasting your time -- unless you're a hobbyist and you're just playing at the game of pretending to be a writer.

Stop.

I would like to end all writing sites. They are the worst kind of echo chambers.

The blind leading the blind.

Otherwise, good luck with your writing, as they say.

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Old 04-21-2018, 03:16 PM
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By the way, in case you're wondering, I'm probably a much better writer than you are.

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With an inferiority complex, otherwise you wouldn't have said probably.
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By the way, in case you're wondering, I'm probably a much better writer than you are.


Prove it or languish in the smack talker lounge of "probably".
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("...get real, well yes I suppose that's all very well for someone who wants to be "their reality" there, just "real" each time then, but what if I don't want to "get real" now, when and where that "being real" sounds so much like perfection does, ah yes all that predictable perfection again, being a boring thing in itself with no flexibility whatsoever, naah your reality is overrated humans, where imperfection offers one so much more unpredictability doesn't it..." replied the goblin also wondering what most folks read these days, oh and whether he ever saw them reading it for all their opinions upon the matter, then adding "...you see, those readers are no further away from you than at the other end of your posts, and you could pretend if you like that those who read your posts aren't readers at all, yet more folks read short interactive content today than most anything else, so where are your posts now, me I find my authors through their posts if at all where authors without posts are like painters without sketches, so sketch for me while you still have my attention...", and with that the goblin agreed that most writers were their own worst enemies for their arrogance they showed towards their own posts, then the goblin just smiled saying "...btw to get real "real" just look up from your screen and then just admit to yourself that you're bored out of your banana, so instead get "productive" now, "imaginative" too, and just flow form your pen in posts a plenty, for ever that journey to self awaits you now...", where the voice in the background went "...this has been a public service announcement on behalf of "reality escaping goblins" everywhere...")

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Old 04-26-2018, 06:34 PM
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I was just playing devil's advocate to see if there was any passion left here -- or any defense of the raison d’Ítre.

Nick, baby -- It's JoeMatt -- one of the few people here who have posted complete, edited, real short stories -- with fully realized characters -- with beginnings and ends -- the whole ball of wax. And plenty of poems too. I can post links for you. Yeah -- I can put my money where my mouth is -- at least within the limited scope of forumland.

Flea, old boy. Appreciate what you do.

But I'm NEVER bored. With me, it's a constant struggle to find time to pursue my various creative outlets.

Like my mom used to say, only boring people get bored...
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:42 PM
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And I love you all...
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Have you started taking drugs again?

I donít think itís a good idea. Youíre getting my too old for that.

And, are you going to write another story?


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Unless of course youíre doing DMT, or mushrooms. Those would be okay.


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Nick, baby -- It's JoeMatt -- one of the few people here who have posted complete, edited, real short stories -- with fully realized characters -- with beginnings and ends -- the whole ball of wax. And plenty of poems too. I can post links for you. Yeah -- I can put my money where my mouth is -- at least within the limited scope of forumland.

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Yeah, Joe, I am aware of your alternate name.
My intent was to coax a demonstration from you of your talent.

Show us plebes how it can be done.
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Yes Joe, show us.

https://youtu.be/jjaqrPpdQYc
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Sarcasm, right?
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Sarcasm, right?


Iím Wayne. So, you have to be Garth.
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Iím Wayne. So, you have to be Garth.
Just saw the Garthmobile. Flames painted behind the front wheel. I'm down for the ride.
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Just saw the Garthmobile. Flames painted behind the front wheel. I'm down for the ride.


Good, because Iím more interested in Wayneís hot girlfriend.
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Have you started taking drugs again?
No.

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And, are you going to write another story?
Yes.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:30 PM
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Yeah, Joe, I am aware of your alternate name.
My intent was to coax a demonstration from you of your talent.

Show us plebes how it can be done.
Yeah haw!

I addressed that.

Want me to post some links?
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So, youíll be resting on your laurels then?

I donít know what ďlaurelsĒ are, but they must be comfy.
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:31 PM
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Laurals -- I believe they were the little wreaths placed on the heads of people who had accomplished something in Ancient Greece.

I'm just speaking comparatively -- I don't think I've accomplished much of anything.
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Originally Posted by Myers View Post
Yeah haw!

I addressed that.

Want me to post some links?
Very well.
If that is the way you will afford us to bask in your magnificence then link on, author laureate, link on.
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Good, because Iím more interested in Wayneís hot girlfriend.
Girlfriend?
Now I gotta go watch more clips to see her.
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Girlfriend?

Now I gotta go watch more clips to see her.


Well, you NEED to watch the whole movie. Her nuances donít come out in a clip or two.
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("...well it's good to see that we're getting on so well still..." went the goblin not minding what got posted, nor by whom neither, just as long as something got posted though, adding "...no, to post is like a defiance of sorts, where each time it seems to says to you "see, you're not quite dead to this, you're not a zombie, no you can still post here can't you, with anything but not just anything will do, will it"..." where dailylife was a thief, instead it would have one live for its values alone, a preoccupation with material gain perhaps, mere social trappings again, and just so much homage to that moneygod there, ah yes that's your dailylife in a nutshell, to which the goblin then added "...alas you can never "know the truth" humans for they don't ever tell you the truth exactly, I mean why should they tell you the truth, though instead you can always "know the lie", where it's hardly a conspiracy theory here to point out their lies to oneself, no it's merely a refusal to join in with their lies each time, simply your posting upon forumland is this defiance then, why, because if you don't post at least somewhere across forumland each day then your dailylife wins in your place doesn't it, days pass where yet another free thinking mind would be drowned in all that preoccupation with dailylife again, yes you're not quite dead yet aren't you...")

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Her nuances donít come out in a clip or two.

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"nuances"
Is that what you kids are calling them these days?
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