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|Sunday, August 26th, 2012|
A World of Scribbles
Please stop by and take a look at worldofscribble
. We're a community dedicated to writing, with a biweekly competition on an assigned topic, followed by a vote to determine whose entry was the best. In short, if you enjoy competitive writing, we're the place for you.
|Sunday, January 22nd, 2012|
Style question: Adverbs vs. Dramatic Verbs
Apologies if my typing/ grammar isn't the best, I'm dead tired.
Conventional wisdom says that using too many adverbs leads to clumsy wording on a sentence level. However, I also find that using verbs that are too dramatic in their stead leads to absurd sounding writing.
So, fellow writers, which is more problematic for you in what you read-- Overuse of adverbs, or overdramatic verbs?
What about in what you write?
I go back and forth and could make either case; it's something I'm struggling a bit with in my own work. However, in my own work I find I tend to use verbs that are too strong. (I spent too much time in courses that drilled the "use fewer adverbs" mantra)
(Of course, it goes without saying that there is no hard and fast rule)
|Wednesday, August 24th, 2011|
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
To all writers, poets, parents, and people who are over ten years of age:
Nina Pelletier, a friend from G+, and I are starting a new project, and we want your help! Every day, Nina posts a writing prompt for interested people, and today's was particularly evocative. What would you write if you could write a letter to your ten-year-old self? What encouragements would you give? What would you warn against doing? What nostalgia would you feel?What are You Doing?
Accepting Submissions for a free e-ChapbookWhat are You Looking For?
300 word or less letters to your ten year old self. Or stories about people writing a letter to their ten year old self. Or stories in reaction to the letters that others have written to their ten year old selves. Also, we're looking for art that can be used for breaking up pages, or being related to the subject.When do You Want It?
Ideally, as soon as possible. However, we will accept submissions till September 23rd.How do We Do It?
Go here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ag53sJnzF2itdGhCUUNfaHZPN21ieHhSVDFhWGY3Z0E&hl=en_US#gid=0
and put in your information. Nina and I will circle you, and update you regularly with information on how, specifically, to submit. Since some people will choose to write stories about other people's letters, we'll be sharing a select group of said letters with the entire group.What Will You Do With It?
When submissions are complete, Nina and I will edit everything. We'll collate everything together into a nice PDF, with a nice cover, and put it up on the internets somewhere for free. People will be encouraged to make a donation, and the money that THEY donate will be donated to a literacy advocacy group. We're taking suggestions on what that group should be.What if I Have More Questions?
Reply to this post, or email us under our profiles! Or email us directly: drewishdrewid AT gmail DOT com and/or ninapowers155 AT gmail DOT com
Let's get started! This could be another really cool collaborative effort!
Looking forward to seeing what you all have to offer:
Nina and Drew
|Monday, May 2nd, 2011|
|Friday, August 13th, 2010|
Ideas on getting past a block?
Good morning :)
I would like to write fanfic for the KF:TLC fandom; the man who played Paul Blaisdell is a favorite of mine. I often write for his character Control in the Equalizer fandom, and so forth.
I was privileged to know the best fanfic writer in the fandom as a good friend. She passed away in 2004. My problem is, usually every time I consider writing in this series, in some way I compare it with hers, and/or think of her, and my mind blanks out.
Once or twice, I've been able to help with/coauthor a story with a third friend, but that's about it. I know a writer is not supposed to compare, but it happens anyway.
I need to work on finishing and posting stories anyway. The list I would be posting to is really quiet right now, and if I could get through this block, at least it would be something!
Any suggestions, ideas? I'd appreciate them. Eventually I'd like to write and post some completely original stories, but am not there yet.
Theresa Current Mood: hopeful
|Sunday, May 16th, 2010|
I have a writing question that may seem a little self explanatory, but I want to double check my knowledge before making a fool of myself on the web. I am a little unclear about the what constitutes a work of fantasy. I know that all stories are not fantasy stories. I know there is fiction, nonfiction, and many other types, but I am just wondering what actually is considered fantasy? Would stories about Greek gods, vampires, and other magical creatures be considered fantasy? Also how is fantasy different from Science fiction? That one is a little harder to define for me. Any help would be appreciated. I love to write, but I never really set down to consider which category my writing fell into until I joined live journal. There are different communities for different types of writing. I do not want to place a story that is considered a fiction story under the community that wants only fantasy stories. I hope that this is not the dumbest question ever posted on Live Journal, but I am really curious to know. Thank you for your help. Current Mood: confused
|Friday, May 7th, 2010|
My first novel - preparation
I plan to start my first novel next month. I've been living in the short story world until now. At this point what would you be doing to prepare? What habits do you have involving novel writing that you've found to be productive?
|Sunday, February 21st, 2010|
Teen Novelists is a writing-based community for all of those aspiring authors who dream to, one day, have their hardbacks splayed across shelves. Our goal here is to provide a hassle-free, fun society to share stories, ideas, and exchange comments, critique, and criticism.
If you're interested, come join!
P.S. Mods, if this isn't allowed, feel free to delete!
|Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010|
Looking for writing friends
Pen name: Rebekah
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Writes about: Horror fiction: Occult, ghosts, witches, Tarot, Vampires and the number 13. . . and a little romance, but it's mostly realistic or dark romance
http://rebekah1213.livejournal.com/87631.html a blog: I posted about books for those who have writer's block.
I am looking for more friend who enjoy writing and are encouraging, because it is easy to get distracted and writing isn't always easy.
( Read more about me...Collapse )
|Wednesday, January 13th, 2010|
chaos_thon: A new, highly interactive challenge community where people write fiction based on their own original ideas for TV shows. Prompts and support writing events available, as well as betas and cheerleading!
|Tuesday, January 12th, 2010|
|Thursday, November 19th, 2009|
|Monday, November 2nd, 2009|
|Friday, October 30th, 2009|
I'm looking for girls/women who want to write for a new Journal
So, I've started a journal.
The Girly Journal for Girls (Couldn't think of a better name...lol), and now I'm looking for girly girls, or girly women, who are interested in writing articles for the journal.
It will be on a strictly volunteer basis (unless it becomes so popular that people actually wanna advertise in it, which would then mean we might be able to get paid, lol)
What I want are:
- People who are interested in writing reviews, whether it be TV shows, movies, music, book or whatever.
- People who want to write essays discussing topics they find interesting, and it can be pretty much anything.
- People who can come up with great ideas for other things we can have on the journal.
The possibilities are endless.
So if you, or a friend of yours, is interested in doing a little writing, please contact me at
line @ perfect-bloom.com and let me know what you are interested in doing. :-)
I hope to hear from some of you! And please feel free to spread the word about this journal.
This is the address for it: http://girly.perfect-bloom.com
|Monday, October 5th, 2009|
|Friday, October 2nd, 2009|
What do you consider part of your writing life?
How do you manage your writing time?
|Saturday, September 5th, 2009|
Hey, how's it going? I was wondering if anyone might have advice they would be willing to share regarding what type of software they utilize in terms of writing. I've been hearing (vaguely) that microsoft word is "obsolete". And, while I have used word in the past, I have to admit I don't like it very much.
So, I was wondering if anyone might have suggestions regarding what software or utilities they find useful for writing stories/screenplays/articles, etc.
|Thursday, August 27th, 2009|
I am new here and definitely an aspiring writer and I was wondering how you get more people to read your work. I entered a competition where you need votes to win and I have pretty much exhausted the few friends I have and family members. Is there a nice way to say hey here's my story, please read and vote? ( Just in case you are curious about my story...Collapse ) Current Mood: productive
Invitation to join Brigits_Flame
I'd like to invite anyone interested in a little friendly competitive writing to join in on the brigits_flame
monthly writing contest! We have a great base of thoughtful, intelligent, and supportive members on the Flame. We're a great place to go to grow creatively, but also a very nice place to make new LJ friends and interact with caring, real people in a safe environment.
Here's a few great reasons to join brigits_flame
1. Motivation to do your best: With a monthly contest and 50% eliminations each week until week 4, the competition is tight! You'll have to write your best to keep in the runnings!
2. Weekly Editing: Anyone who writes on the topic is invited to sign up for editing from two of our team of editors. They'll give you solid, constructive feedback in a thoughtful and professional fashion.
3. Daily Chatter Posts: Get to know a great, supportive, and intelligent base of members through sharing and discussion in our daily posts. Topics range from lighthearted to intense debate, depending on the day.
4. Moderators who care: We have active, organized, engaged moderators who _listen_ and are there to respond to any questions or concerns you may have.
5. Great reading: There's some excellent stuff being presented to the community every week! If you're looking for some great reading material, this is definitely the place!
6. A Community YOU Own: Members make this community! We have customized community artwork, volunteer editors, even our own web site, all created by our members working together. You're as involved in the process as you want to be!
Whether you're writing fiction, poetry, fanfiction, nonfiction, or writing a memoir, your writing is welcome! We're a well-established, stable community running for its 16th month this April! We hope to see you there! ^_^
Click on the banner above to join the September Contest! Signups run until 8pm EST, September 2!Check out our Web Site
or read more about the community in our FAQ
|Monday, June 15th, 2009|
Chapter 2 of Guardians is Live!
Chapter 2 of Guardians
is live and kicking!
The Story up to now: Regan, a bodyguard for celebrities and socialites, escorts the mayor’s son to a museum benefit for a religious archeologist seeking more money. Before we get to find out much about the Dr or the people at the party, we find out that her contact Andre is missing, her sister goes out of her way to guilt her into coming to see her the next day and then that something is wrong that an old friend and one of the venue security think she needs to be in on. Find out what happens next in Chapter 2