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by Hyker
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Paul's Intro
Replies: 30
Views: 19027

Then you're doing it right. Just start writing and let whatever comes come, you will find the niche your writing style feels most comfortable in soon enough. Poetry?! If we keep getting poets in here they're going to have to change the site-name to "PoetryTrip.com". Mlou, are you out recruiting agai...
by Hyker
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: NEW - Comingsoon.com/ingsoon - (Please Crit)
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

First, a disclaimer...I'm not a poet (not a good one anyway) and I don't read much poetry..except for the poetry on this site (there are TERRIFIC poets here who can crit much better than I), so the crit is coming from a novice's perspective. in other words, feel free to say to yourself (note I said ...
by Hyker
Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Paul's Intro
Replies: 30
Views: 19027

Hey there Paul. What genre do you write? Horror? Sci-fi? Popular fiction? Humor?

See ya around the threads. :)
by Hyker
Fri Mar 04, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: !!!!GREAT NEWS!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5493

Way to go! You give the same advice I've read in several books on writing and publishing from well known authors.

I'm happy that you broke through and proved to us that perseverence really does pay off.

AWSOME! :D :clap: :congrats: :po:
by Hyker
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: 'Mudge's Home for Properly Delineated Waterfowl (PG)
Replies: 1196
Views: 443498

That "listening" dialog touches a nerve. But here, it's the other way around. No matter what I say, he says, "Hmmm?" I don't know whether he really doesn't hear me, or my having to repeat it gives him time to consider his answer! What say you men out there? It beats the awkward silence that hangs i...
by Hyker
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Best and worst
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

So then what is the noise a gentleman makes under similar circumstances?


Well, there's no definition, but I can tell you that its not a lady-like frrrmp. :roll:
by Hyker
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Best and worst
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

I don't know about the "best" choice. I think you misspelled "f#%^" --probably a program error when you hit the submit key. The correct spelling is "frrrmp", which, according to my dictionary is defined as "the noise a lady makes after indulging in day old bean dip" (I think maybe MY worst sentence ...
by Hyker
Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: The Synopsis -- a most important marketing tool
Replies: 3
Views: 2102

I am interested. Unfortunately my subscription hasn't started yet, so I don't have the issue. Can you fill us in?
by Hyker
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: I had to share this:
Replies: 34
Views: 18405

Congratulations, Ghost! :)
by Hyker
Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

JB wrote:Drive home, get to where i make my turn on my street and there is a firetruck and ambulance...hubby said he saw someone go out on a stretcher...gesh....what a day...


See? Maybe God's way of showing you here's always someone somewhere having a worse day? :shock:
by Hyker
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writers Dupe Vanity Press.
Replies: 6
Views: 3738

You know, it was also inspiring. If they can get published with something so blatantly terrible, then I stand a chance. :-D
by Hyker
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

JB, I wasn't comparing vehicle makes. I was just curious about the recall. I actually went with the Ford because it looks better than the Chevy in my opinion. All 3 major brands of American trucks are built well and have very little differences. An, wow. Someone must own stock in an American car com...
by Hyker
Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

Hey now. I own a Ford truck and haven't had any problems. (owned it for the past 5 1/2 years) Lets not be bashing Fords...yet

(What's the recall?)
by Hyker
Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Whats new this month in THE WRITER (a review)
Replies: 14
Views: 7367

Yes, I've read the magazine before and I definitely need to immerse myself in the business side of writing. As I submit more, I am learning the process, and I think this magazine will help. Hopefully, I will be experiencing more acceptances soon, I 'd like to see what its like to actually make some ...
by Hyker
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writers Dupe Vanity Press.
Replies: 6
Views: 3738

:rofl: :rofl:

I read a section from the novel. It was HILARIOUS in its absurdity.
by Hyker
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Whats new this month in THE WRITER (a review)
Replies: 14
Views: 7367

I was advised that the first 5 years after you claim your writing as a business on your return, you don't have to show a profit. All expenses and deductions can be taken (I claimed my computer). AFTER 5 years has gone by, you must show a profit that exeeds what you have claimed. However, there are n...
by Hyker
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Whats new this month in THE WRITER (a review)
Replies: 14
Views: 7367

I am going to subscribe to this magazine as well as Writer's Digest. (they are tax deductible :-D )
by Hyker
Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

Thats why I go to my local Borders instead (although the coffee is better at Barnes)
by Hyker
Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

Someone's got an addiction... Do we have to get you into a 12 step program? Or hold an intervention? :shock: Griz, I gotta say, JB has been punctual with her crits and submissions in her Word Group, so it hasn't affected her writing negatively....yet... :) (but we'll be keeping an eye on her :wink: )
by Hyker
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Should You Take an Opportunity Given to You?
Replies: 40
Views: 21877

Ummm...if you don't take it, could you mention my name? :D
by Hyker
Sun Jan 30, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

I rented You Got Mail actually this week...but for some reason, Hyker...I would of never guessed...


Meg Ryan reminds me of my wife. :naughtygrin:
by Hyker
Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

Lillies of the Field (Sidney Portier), You've Got Mail, Band of Brothers, Tremors... :-D
by Hyker
Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

we got the term from the old days when people asked for a soda pop, seems you guys kept the term soda so we canadians were left with pop I guess the upper part of the US was left with pop too. I'm from Minnesota and we called pop, pop. ..maybe because soda sounds too much like the last part of our ...
by Hyker
Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: Hyker's Trail Mix
Replies: 149
Views: 79411

Since Kal doesn't post his own Blog, I would like to take a moment to say congratulations on his getting another story published. Hard work and perceverence pay off.

Yaaaaay Kal! :congrats: :congrats: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Hyker
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Writing and Poetry Blogs
Topic: JB's Hard Days Journal Into Night
Replies: 874
Views: 270200

Those trivia thingies are so cool. Makes me want to watch the Indy series again.

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