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Postby CycoMerlin14 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:44 pm

Not sure if we had this topic before, but I saw it on Writerbuddy.com and NaNoWriMo.com. I thought it was great.

Here are my entries:

You're on the road, in your car, wondering who everyone is in their cars and where and what their destination is.

You think you have Hypergraphia, and you're probably right.

You don't write anything for at least three days and you end up curling into a little ball of withdrawl.

All writing utencils and paper are removed, you're locked in a cold white room, and you start writing on the walls with a bloody finger (punctured by your own incisor, perhaps).

You're in a dark room, wrapped in a heap of blankets, and pretending that you're an evil ruler of an evil empire seated on the evil throne of high evilness (sickening laugh not included).

You're probably corny, if not a tad cheezy. But you don't care.

Booksellers make you giddy.

You migrate to Starbucks or any nice cafe, not knowing that the hidden idea-taking thingamabobbers, which are controlled by the Starbuckians under the Earth, are hovering RIGHT ABOVE YOUR HEAD.

~ :twisted:
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:01 pm

When you come across a horrible accident, and you start working all the details into this little story you started (which actually didn't HAVE an accident, originally, but this is too good to pass up . . .)
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Postby kexxy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:03 pm

You go to a movie and yell outload, "they ripped me off! I wrote that!"
Dont "should" on yourself,
Dont "Should" on others,
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:08 pm

LOL!
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Postby JillStar » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:09 pm

kexxy wrote:You go to a movie and yell outload, "they ripped me off! I wrote that!"

I do that when watching movies (only silently)... I'm always thinking through the plot and knowing what's happening next.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:13 pm

You pity all the poor misguided people who think putting more than 5 words together is a waste of time.
And you want to do serious damage to those who insert "like,you know"...after every 5th word.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby kexxy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:14 pm

Thank you for shareing with the group Jill.
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:14 pm

When the question you dread most is "So, have you written, like, you know, anything I would've heard of?"
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:18 pm

Watch it, Mudge! I've had to threaten two people already tonight! :twisted:
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Postby TheMudge » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:19 pm

Hey, I was QUOTING!

*I* wouldn't use language like that.

Truly.

You have no idea.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:23 pm

Oh, I think I do! :freakout:
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Postby kexxy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:23 pm

Mlou, are you ok, dear? As we woman age, we change, we are like flowers and there is a day with the big M comes. MENOPAUSE! it's a fact of life.

(JOKING JOKING JOKING I LOVE YOU! DONT KILL ME! :shock: )
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Postby JB » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:26 pm

...when almost all of your favorite songs on the radio or on your cd's start to become short stories, a possible beginning/ending to a novel or a screenplay :shock:
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:27 pm

Of course, I'm okay!
Just hand me a pill out of one of those 24 bottles on the shelf up there.
Doesn't matter which bottle. Actually, they're all placebos. The MIND is mightier than the pill!! :freakout: :grommit: :P
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Postby JB » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:29 pm

lol..lets see mlou....which ones? the strattera, adderall, zooloft, trazadone or the effexor? ok...they aren't placebos...but hey...:O
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Postby Erin Lemley » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:33 pm

You know you're a writer when:

You watch the news and some tragic event sparks what you think could be a bestseller. (have we no mercy?)

or

You are looking through the phone book and see an unusual name your brain immediately plots out a quick storyline.
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Postby JB » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:36 pm

or when you are watching some of the saturday morning cartoons thinking...heck...i can write better than THIS....(one could only hope!)
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:47 pm

No, JB...actually, my favorites are the Damitols!
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Postby Mlou » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:50 pm

Actually, JB, re your last posting, that's how I made a very nice income for a while in the greeting card/greeting book field. I went looking at them in the store and told myself, I can do better than this!
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Postby JB » Tue Apr 13, 2004 6:50 pm

how did you get into the greeting cards? i always wanted to do something fun like that
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Postby kexxy » Tue Apr 13, 2004 7:54 pm

You know your a writer when you recount things (in your head) happening currently in your life in the 3rd person and with too many long adjs.
example: "The young law student acted as though she had been sentenced to life of tourture. The slave master continued to lecture laboriously."
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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:47 pm

TheMudge wrote:When you come across a horrible accident, and you start working all the details into this little story you started (which actually didn't HAVE an accident, originally, but this is too good to pass up . . .)


actually, i thought that is when you know you're a REPORTER! :lol:

you know you're a writer when characters start talking to you and begging you to write their stories!
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Postby JillStar » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:48 pm

You know you're a writer when a color isn't simply a color, but a description of swirls and density.
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Postby Anblick » Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:50 pm

You know you're a writer when you hear the stories in your mind even though the world has a deafening silence around it...
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Postby starsweeper1604 » Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:05 pm

when you write you start writing stories in your coffee w/ your spoon.

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