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by UnCoolDuck
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Where the Nano people at?
Replies: 12
Views: 8516

My current, unverified word count is 34,803.
by UnCoolDuck
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Haiku for me, Haiku for you
Replies: 2317
Views: 997288

LilacWine wrote:Tiny masked bandit
prowls among pine boughs, waiting
to steal nuts and seeds.


I really like that one!
by UnCoolDuck
Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoers among us?
Replies: 8
Views: 5841

I'm a NaNo Newbie this year. I've got a rough outline and I'm ready to go.

And the evil anti-writing muses are already stacking my November calendar with things to distract me from the writing :evil:
by UnCoolDuck
Sat Oct 07, 2006 6:09 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: PRECIOUS TIME
Replies: 5
Views: 3997

You look familiar. Have we met somewhere before? :wink:
by UnCoolDuck
Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Writing Quirks
Replies: 110
Views: 109314

Okay, I'm in. I just registered at the site. Here's to December 1st and the crappiest 50k word novel EVER!!! :-D
by UnCoolDuck
Fri Sep 15, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 33134

I might give it a go. Just for kicks. 'Tis a pity it's in November, though. That's just not a good month for me. January would be oh, so much better. :wink:
by UnCoolDuck
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:35 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Rejection!
Replies: 44
Views: 27319

Delaney wrote:It's even worse when they never reply. I sent a couple things out to contests last year and I wasn't even worthy of a real rejection.
HaHa--you and me both, Delaney!
by UnCoolDuck
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Naming your characters
Replies: 29
Views: 13806

I've been looking for some original-yet-not-corny names for a fantasy piece with little luck.

I think the site you posted, Karma, may have just solved my problem. You rock 8)
by UnCoolDuck
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:29 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: What's Your Title???
Replies: 40
Views: 21575

45.6%--I agree. Pretty good odds in the publishing world and the ed would probably change it anyway.

Whew...the hard work's done. Now all I have to do is write the book :D
by UnCoolDuck
Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:12 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE DEC. 27
Replies: 21
Views: 12557

Cold drops from above
Form rivers in the street and
Promise vernal green
by UnCoolDuck
Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The New World of "Publishing"
Replies: 22
Views: 9293

I appreciate all your thoughts, guys. This all started for me because someone told me they were a "contributing author" to a website, just because they post messages in a forum.

And, yes, I will admit that "writing" for internet forums does appeal to the lazy side of me. :oops:
by UnCoolDuck
Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The New World of "Publishing"
Replies: 22
Views: 9293

I Staring at a blank page with writer’s block: zero dollars Cutting beautiful prose because it doesn’t fit your story: zero dollars Waiting for the agent/publisher to accept your work: zero dollars Seeing someone read your work: priceless Okay, pengwenn, my next question for you(or anyone else who ...
by UnCoolDuck
Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The New World of "Publishing"
Replies: 22
Views: 9293

Okay, thanks for the input. However, I was considering another angle. Some people write just for the joy of writing. They don't care if anyone else ever reads it. They may write a personal journal and that's it. Some people write because they want others to read what they've written and provide feed...
by UnCoolDuck
Fri Sep 10, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The New World of "Publishing"
Replies: 22
Views: 9293

The New World of "Publishing"

I've just recently discovered the world of internet forums, blogs and journals. I must say, I've become quite addicted. One of the things that drives a lot of writers is to have their thoughts "out there" and to receive feedback. The internet provides instant gratification. No more market research. ...
by UnCoolDuck
Tue Jul 27, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: More haikus
Replies: 22
Views: 9292

This is really quick
I'm writing this on the fly
Thirty seconds? Done! :lol:
by UnCoolDuck
Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: "Punk Rock Princess" poem Crit is like chocolate
Replies: 6
Views: 2768

Okay, you asked for it.

I like the poem. IMHO the very last line has too many syllables, though.

It changes the meaning a bit, but "I'll wear it 'til I die" works better rhythmically.

-or-
"I'll always wear it. Won't I?"

Just a thought. Great poem, though. :D

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