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Postby HeadOfState » Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:43 pm

This is actually my second post here (the first one
was over in the thread about the writing contest
coming up next week).

Let's see, I'm 22, I just graduated from college with
a degree that I never cared about. And now, like
thousands of others stuck in the post-graduation
fuzziness, I have recently said to myself, "I think
I want to be a writer!"

So here I am. :)

Hi!
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Postby TheMudge » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:00 pm

Hey, HOS . . . welcome to the boards!

And yes, it certainly seems like you're "one of us": those inflicted with that dreaded need to actually put things into words. Don't bother running: you're already infected, I can tell. Might as well hang out here in the quarantined area with the rest of us.

Feel free to poke around the threads, join in, or start your own.

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Postby Anblick » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:02 pm

Welcome HOS!
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Postby HeadOfState » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:18 pm

A quick question:

Where is the "Large Writing Group" mentioned here? http://www.wordtrip.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3001

Sorry, I know it's probably a dumb question, I just couldn't find it listed anywhere.
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Postby Anblick » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:23 pm

You'll need to be added to it by requesting to join a smaller writing group. It's generally where members can post while waiting to be assigned to one of the writing groups.

Go here to request to join one...
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Postby HeadOfState » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:26 pm

I finally figured it out about 2 seconds before you replied.

But thanks all the same. ;)
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Postby xcheck24 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:34 pm

welcome to WT, head. what do you write?
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Postby HeadOfState » Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:40 pm

So far I've been having a bit of a problem writing stories of anything close
to substantial length. But that's probably because I've been reading a lot of
Donald Barthelme recently. ;)

Out of the things I've written, they tend toward the absurd, or dreamlike.
However, I recognize that this is probably because I'm not exactly an expert
at creating and describing real, human characters yet.

Still, I have a lot of fun writing within the context of a dream, because
of the freedom of changing the setting and point of view without restraints.
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Postby xcheck24 » Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:20 pm

hey writing things that are dream-like or fantasy is a pretty vibrant market and a very fun genre!
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Postby JillStar » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:30 am

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Postby charlesp » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:09 am

Welcome to Wordtrip HeadOfState, glad you found us!

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Postby pengwenn » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:30 am

With a name like HeadOfState I feel like I need to salute you :yessir: or call you Mr. President. Are you planning on taking over the world? Wait....you want to be a writer so of course you want to take over the world and have the only books published your own. :D
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby TheMudge » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:07 am

"The pen is mightier than the sword", or some such nonsense.
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Postby tigerlily » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:37 pm

Greetings, Head of State! As you can see, we're a friendly bunch of aspiring writers, and most of us don't bite! :twisted: Seriously, post something and just wait for the love and encouragement to come pouring in. This place rocks!
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Postby HeadOfState » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:58 pm

tigerlily wrote:As you can see, we're a friendly bunch of aspiring writers, and most of us don't bite!


I've definitely noticed the friendly atmosphere here...
thanks to everyone for saying hello.

It's very encouraging. :)
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Postby funkywriter3 » Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:28 pm

I forgot to say hello, hello HeadofState! 8)
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Postby HeadOfState » Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:55 am

funkywriter3 wrote:I forgot to say hello, hello HeadofState! 8)


Why hello there.

I responded to you back at my bio page, too. :)
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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Tue Oct 18, 2005 1:58 am

Hm. The surreal-type genre is also my ball park. Welcome to home away from home. =)
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Postby hyperfine » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:26 pm

Hey there!

I just finished school too (I have a degree in Chemistry)

Still trying to figure out what to do now.
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
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Postby funkywriter3 » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:04 pm

Yeah I just realized that!!
" The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus



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Postby WryterForLyfe » Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:50 pm

What's up
So far I've been having a bit of a problem writing stories of anything close
to substantial length.

You're lucky, I'm just the opposite, I can't write anything short.
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Postby HeadOfState » Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:50 pm

If you write and you're always left with something a little on the long side,
at least you can edit it down to the most important parts, right? I think
that's a great "problem" to have.

For me, I have what I think is a great idea for a story,
and then I write down the guts of the idea...and then I have 4 paragraphs.

haha. It's tough to edit that.

Perhaps my stories will be very popular with for the ADHD kids of the ADHD kids today. ;)
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Postby funkywriter3 » Thu Oct 20, 2005 1:24 pm

Well occasionally I find, even if it's short, a good story can be short. Then you will find your inspiration to continue to write more if it needs more.
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Postby luminosity » Thu Oct 20, 2005 3:57 pm

Hi, HOS...and WELCOME! Hope you'll share some of your work with us, and join in on some of the many challenges/prompts offered here. (Poetry is fun, even if you've never really tried it...hint...hint) WT is a great place to be! :D (OK...so SOME of us are a little corny sometimes...but harmless) ;)
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Postby Mlou » Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:08 pm

HeadOfState...Maybe you should specialize in Flash Fiction?? It takes skill to tell a whole story in 50 words or so.
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