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by donduck
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Alone
Replies: 23
Views: 17542

Yes, adults can feel the same way. At least I do. I grew up in a house of 12 people -- and most of the time I felt utterly alone. Maybe that's why it was so easy for me to leave.
by donduck
Sun May 18, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: OMG Published again!
Replies: 7
Views: 5841

Keep it up. And try to think more positively -- you're not the only one submitting, you're a good writer!!
by donduck
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: LizGraysons Ramblin' Thoughts
Replies: 157
Views: 135308

Glad to hear Pepper was diagnosed early. There are a lot of medicines that are used for people and dogs. And it's usually cheaper from the vet's office than at the drug store -- go figure. One of my dogs, though, had e. Coli, the vet didn't have the meds and wrote me a prescription. Went to Walgreen...
by donduck
Sun Feb 17, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Looking back after publication
Replies: 16
Views: 11099

Yes, yes, yes!!! And if you rewrote and had it published elsewhere, you would read that and still have the same feelings and doubt. I believe it's normal. Not just with writing, but just about everything. Have you ever tried a recipe and thought, "Next time I'll try more this, or less that, or add _...
by donduck
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 931
Views: 478504

Silence. It truly is golden.
by donduck
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The Idea Incubator
Replies: 8
Views: 6909

I also tend to write in my head for quite a while before putting anything on paper. And for other writers yelling at you because you don't do it "right" in their minds, well, that's something that just gets my goat! If it works for you, great! And I'm happy you have a process that works for you. Ove...
by donduck
Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - A familiar face in the bark of a tree
Replies: 7
Views: 6712

SUBJECT: A familiar face in the bark of a tree

All the lines and texture. There is an eye, slightly different from the other. The nose has a sharp edge to it, making it the only difference. I am reminded of Grandmother Willow from Pocahontas. I cup my chin in my hand, and I can feel the grooves from the sides of my mouth to my chin. I am surpris...
by donduck
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: I'm back;)
Replies: 84
Views: 85889

Oh my gosh, Elle! How are you doing now, and how is your friend? Send me a personal note if you want or need to.
by donduck
Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello, Hello
Replies: 16
Views: 10982

Better late than never -- Welcome home!
by donduck
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: For Donduck
Replies: 3
Views: 3566

Keep going! Keep going! :yimclap:
by donduck
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Nube Alert
Replies: 15
Views: 11503

Welcome, Robert!

Boy, I'll bet you've got some great stories! I hope we can motivate you tell some of them!
by donduck
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: I'm new here :-D
Replies: 20
Views: 14054

Hey KJ!

I love it that you're going back to school! Good luck with that! And I'm sure you'll find plenty of motivation around here, and people trying to help!

Welcome! :D
by donduck
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Writing Quirks
Replies: 110
Views: 112486

It all comes down to time and motivation. What mood I am in. When the spirit moves me. I wish I were an octopus sometimes.
by donduck
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Not new but it seems like I am
Replies: 9
Views: 7421

Hey, D!

No, I don't think I'll go back to them. I've had so many writing courses during the course of my life that I really need to start applying what I've learned. In other words, start writing for real!
by donduck
Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 17
Views: 11716

Thanks for the chuckle!
by donduck
Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Not new but it seems like I am
Replies: 9
Views: 7421

D, we seem to like some of the same things! And you're already giving! You've been an inspiration to me.

As a side note, I got a letter from ICL yesterday asking me to come back. Haven't heard from them in a couple years. Is that coincidence or what????

:D
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Short Story getting published
Replies: 19
Views: 10849

It will work for me as well. I find it interesting, and one of my characters in one of my stories is into it as well. Much to the annoyance of her best friend . . .
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Picture Prompts
Topic: Picture Perfect - Hang On
Replies: 4
Views: 3655

How about the Short Stories, Articles and Essays forum?
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Writing Quirks
Replies: 110
Views: 112486

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I know what you're saying! I want to be a writer, play my piano, organ and clarinet, ice skate, garden, knit, crochet, cross-stitch, walk my dogs, rollerblade, ride my bike, work on my ton of embroidery projects, puzzles, continue my studies of natural health and travel!!! When I boug...
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Who needs freedom of the press?
Replies: 23
Views: 14011

I am becoming cynical and don't fully believe anything. Because I know 30 years from now there will be documentaries on "the truth of _________" or "what REALLY happened at the ______________." You get the picture.
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Short Story getting published
Replies: 19
Views: 10849

Congratulations! :D I will look for the magazine and support your effort!
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 17
Views: 11716

How did you do it? :?:
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: *Newbie*
Replies: 14
Views: 9711

:-P I don't know anybody who has a lot of time on their hands. Life never stops being busy. It just gets busier. Sure, there are a few people who have the luxury of time. Some of them even do something with it. But the rest of us have to do the best we can when we can. It never seems like enough. Pa...
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Delurking to say hi
Replies: 9
Views: 6836

Wow, Liz! Keep us posted on how you progress. When your book is available for sale, I'll buy one! Good luck and God speed on it! :clap:
by donduck
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 17
Views: 11716

Many thanks to all of you for your response, understanding, and sharing. 8) :!: Rebecca, I hope you meet your goal, but even if you don't quite meet it, any progress is good progess, and at the very least, I wish you a year of much progress. I have a niece named Rebecca, and the best doctor I ever h...

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