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Jakob attends Cody's funeral. I will be breaking this chapter into two or three chapters due to its extreme length.
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Look at people through the lens of individualism, not identitarianism.
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A very short story about driving through the night and finding peace of mind. *Contains explicit language
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Chapter 6 of the slovian series. Features new characters.
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Dedicated to Don Roble

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    Feathered monsters that walk among humankind. They live in the shadows to avoid getting caught. Some want to rule over every other living being, others just want a peaceful life...
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    A slow country crooner
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    A view from a mind filled with reckless anxiety and slight hallucinations told in the 2nd person point of view. I haven't written anything in a few years and it's my first submission on this site so I'm a bit out of it. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    Hi I'm back. I didn't stop writing, I just never really finished a story until now (although it is only ~500 words). Hope you enjoy!
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    A tale of the Old Cannon as a young pilot and her crew face danger and betrayal as they uncover relics of galactic history.
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    This is my first attempt at writing a medieval fantasy novel it bears some similarities to A Song Of Ice and Fire, it's in its very early stages. Enjoy
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    Jakob visits Cody in the mental hospital.
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    A poem about feeding a man his own clarinet. A reflection of thoughts that occur that we do not act on, no matter how cathartic they may be.
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    An anxious moment
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    Human Performance Redefined.
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    You see them everywhere if you look closely. They’re the ones that shows everyone kindness, they always help where they can. They greet you with a smile, and you can – if you pay enough attention – catch them staring into nothing and daydream publicly.
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    This is my second short story. Please criticise it, I want to learn from it :D (excuse my English, I'm not a native speaker)
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    A world of purity and kindness
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    A lone pilot. A rogue operative. A flight into conspiracy.
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    CHAPTER 5 OF THE SLOVIAN
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    For the ones who loved and lost, not because they weren't enough, but because they were made to believe they weren't enough.
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    Poem inspired by the song: "Get on the Road"
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    When cool and uncool connect to each other in life
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    Dreamy thoughts romantic whims when only darkness is seen
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    ..."Oh my Beloved, were you not told? Dust is forgotten, in wake of the Soul...-Duncan T Elliott
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    Chapter 4 of the slovian series. Features new characters.
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    Shadow People

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    mysterious and sudden ' accidents' or 'dissapearances' ? I dont think so. Beings from a parralel universe that have been around for over 1000 years, have ben trying to kill us all, without getting caught, until now. Here's my story.

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    Worth the Wait

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    Just let me know if its is worth?

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    "Deducing from what the rules say, it is best for us if we keep all of our members alive for as long as possible. Even with these circumstances, we must live on, for our own sake and for his sake. I know what we must do. This way, failure cannot happen."
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    or prose... i struggle with the differences.
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    Are dreams in fact just that,or are they reality? Just a start . Would like honest opinions
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    Chapter 3 of the slovian series
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    An ordinary chess game. The only thing that makes it special is the stake.
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    All you extraordinary looking hunks! an delhi escort by calling. Hi all! Additionally, a warm and liberal welcome to the Delhi Escorts page. In the event that you are chasing down call young ladies Delhi
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    First submission in years. Trying my hand at this again.
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    This is my first short story. Please criticise it, I want to learn from it :D (excuse my English, I'm not a native English speaker)
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    A tale from the House of Ashimbabbar -- An Incident at the Lost Cause Bar & Grill
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    A tale of magic. freedom and the hardest of sacrifices.
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    A poem I will be writing to an exciting new person in their Valentine card.
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    Short story
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    I'm not hungry anymore~
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    Alone

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    Short poem, quick read.
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    From Ethereal to Drowning.. for him..
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    Part 3 of the book I've been working on.
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    A man prepares to face a challenge.
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    Affliction 1

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    I apologize for the confusion in advance; This is the first part of the piece, I have already posted the following few paragraphs.

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    A threat from the past and a man from their future, will be be the one to save them from that which threatens to destroy them?

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    As all my comments have been addressed, I will happily offer the one I look forward to the most: EXCELLENT WORK!

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    This was a mindblowing story. Loved it. Never expected that end.

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    Told you this was a great psychological short story Wink

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    A good story. I would have liked a little more background on the main character. I don't feel that I really knew him. I agree with a previous reviewer in that I found the end a little hard to follow. You're story is still an enjoyable read, though.

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    If I'm interpreting your poem correctly, it's an interesting take on the other side of the "Me Too Movement." We had an interesting case here in Toronto of a famous TV personality who was called out for an impropriety by a woman who had a somewhat sketchy background. The station he worked for, rather than making a rash decision to fire or suspend him, took a deep breath and called for an independent inquiry. The accusations were found to be unfounded but just think what could have happened. In no way am I diminishing the generations of abuse upon girls and women ( boys and men as well). Finally society is taking this issue seriously. But we cannot deny those being accused of fair due process. Well written and hopefully will make people look at the issue from both sides.

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    Hi! I just read page 1 chapter 1 of your vampire fantasy. It is very good. Your descriptions were such that I could picture everything immediately. I noticed one error. I think you meant "let" rather than "left". A good solid read, though!

    I quoted the line below.

    "He left himself out; being sure the door was locked behind him."

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    Very hilarious parody and creatively written. i loved the use of historical characters both scientific and cultural. An interesting scientific note: the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are set to collide in 4+billion years! I doubt if you or I will be around to see it!

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    Thank you so much for these words!
    Blocks are a pain, and these tips are really helpful!

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    Hello dark ghost read your poem and love it! It shows the deep feelings and the care you took to put it together, well done, write on!

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    Oh wow Greg well done, I so sure your beloved would agree so sweet and tender, well done, write on !

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    Interesting. Sort of a very dark presentation of the Buddhist philosophy, albeit Buddhism is more optimistic, whereas this story had a very deep and dark hopelessness to it.

    Nicely done. Please contribute more.

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    Well, now, this was completely unexpected. Nice job.

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    You have some misspellings; a hard editing will catch them.

    I am not sure about that low rating. I think it should be higher.

    You have followed the Star Wars formula pretty well. You've got some good action and an interesting plot you can build on. The thing about fan fiction is that you do have some freedom in breaking a little bit with the overall atmosphere of the original. I would look into that for the next chapters. Cool

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    Oh wow. You have an interesting plot here, but it is quite obvious that English is not your first language. You need a real good, hard edit here. For instance:

    "Garland was the youngest and smallest of the three, this did not do him any justice as a child or an adult, his small figure made him a target for those filled with malice, this disdain towards him as a child only made him stronger no matter how many beatings he endured nothing hindered him from smiling, even though he has not fought his maiden battle he was more of a warrior then Col tenfold, where Garland was humble Col was boastful and deceitful, where Garland let his actions speak for him Col wielded a tongue of silver to charm tavern wenches." - This is what we call a run-on sentence, and needs to be broken into three or even four sentences. You have a lot of these.

    You also need a good clean-up of punctuation and upper-case usage.

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    I really am enjoying this. A shame Cody had to pass, but you were heading in that direction.

    A few mispellings, a good edit will catch them.

    Please continue; I would like to see where else you take it.

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    I was recalling an anxious moment when i did not know for sure what the outcome would be, but the sense of dread told me that it was nothing good.

    Thanks for reading Kt

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    @kt6550

    Thank you!

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    lmao! Lucky for the musician he or she is not playing a baritone saxophone! Grin

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    I am curious. Why, and where, are you going to burn?

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    A rather curious poem. Seems a bit unfinished.

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    Very good! Interesting Science Fiction here. You could very easily continue to build on this.

    One thing: "The driver grunted, but was immediately stunned as" - stunned as what?

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    " ... but they won’t show the devastating it has." - I think you need devastation here, not devastating.

    Lovely little bit of advice that all of us can use. Cool

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    Very good little story. Excellent imagery.

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    Very nice. Just my opinion, but I think it could use a bit more punctuation.

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    This is quite good. However, it is a bit long. I would break it into two, or three, chapters, which would make reading easier. There are several places which suggest logical spots for chapter breaks.

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    Nice action scene here with a good ending. One bug:
    "As they come out of the forest the rendezvous is just ahead of them and they even have a few more minute to spare, a dozen groups have already arrived, some look like they have been through hell just to be there from their injuries and tattered clothes and broken armour, however a few look like it was a walk in the park for them, one might assume they teleported directly to Milebu." - This is a run-on sentence. You need to fix it.

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    This sounds like it belongs in a Song Of Ice and Fire, I was laughing all the way through, it's quite clever how you juxtaposed the peaceful clarinet with a violent and somewhat disturbed man making it a very interesting read. I agree with Mike L B it reminded me of primary school when younger kids would come out of the music room with recorders scouring the playground as they "played music" driving everyone to the point that our ears felt like they were about to bleed. you are a true artist

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    Overall it was alright, at the start it didn't flow very well and I had to read it several times. Several times you gave away the mysteries of the new Galaxy for example all the newly occupied systems, each galaxies political/economic stability try toning it down a bit to pull in more readers in your target audience it will give you plenty of room to flesh it all out later on. I can't think of anything else at the moment. I can't wait to see the next one though

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    I do believe this is about self-love. Not conceit or Narccisism, but honest, healthy self-love.

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    Very sweet. I enjoyed.

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    Interesting essay. It does tend to stimulate thought. Alex has gotten specific on your errors, so I will not touch that. That said, you could easily expand this into something larger.

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    I liked this. A bit dark, but not gloomy.

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    Wonderful poem! Very poignant.

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    Chill, man; it's only a poem. Grin

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    My comments on the previous chapter apply here.

    Now, you have some good imagery and action here. That is why you want to edit: to bring it out and draw the reader in.

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    You need a good edit on this.

    I get the feeling that this is the beginning of something longer. It could easily be. Is it?

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    lol! This is wonderful! Such a lovely little poem! Grin

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    Well, do you think it is worth the wait? Cool

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    Very good. I agree with Greg; you need punctuation. But I am curious: Who is he?

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    Quite good. This must have been a terrifying experience.

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    Oh, wow. This is really interesting. A provocative thought in this chapter.

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    Well, this is free verse. Nicely done.

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    Interesting. Let's see where you take it.

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    " ... him and sheaths his word back to its scabbard. " I think you mean sword here.

    Interesting plot. I want to see where this goes.

    You may want to get someone who is fluent in English to proofread before you post.

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    Had to chuckle when I read your poem. I can relate. I used to book new musical acts for a small live music venue in town. Sometimes had to bite my tongue while I listened to "noise" not music. Also I remember my kids coming home from school to practice their instruments (recorders) and driving me crazy. With due respects, the clarinet is an awesome instrument in the right hands (and mouth), especially the Jazz genre. Like a Benny Goodman or Peter Fountain. Curious to know who the target of your poem is.

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    Thx Kt6550 I will!

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    lol However, I disagree. I think when you get to the bottom of the hill, you are fully hung over.

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    Oh, this is very interesting. I'd like to see you expand this a bit.

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    Okay, it is obvious that English is not your first language.

    Now, what is this? It is not a story. It seems more like an extended ad for an escort service. Or perhaps a resume for an escort or call girl. You may want to pull this down and develop it a bit more.

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    Well, Darkfire, it is good to have you back and writing.

    I quite like this. The first chapter is quite good, and could take a turn either to the dark or the light. Show us, please, where you will take it.

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    Last post on thread was by Luzzzifer:

    Thanks a lot Routh! Smile

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    Last post on thread was by PseudoScribe:

    so don I might not have explained it right but i think i may need ghost artists if such a thing exists. I want to write the story and have illustrations made to compliment it

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    Last post on thread was by XxDARKGHOSTZX9:

    Sir i had an extremely awful day at that time. My spouse was in the hospital, and my family member passed away and my twin brother passed on all in the same month. I am truly sorry for the way that i acted . I am normally not prone to such reactions. The fault was mine and i responded in anger due to my own circumstances.. I apologize sincerely and will use this site as a means to portray future literary work. As it stands, before i noticed your reply i had already updated one work on my profile earlier today. Please forgive and if there is any format or situation. That i can help with i would be more then happy too.

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    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    With the recent post flood that the site saw, I was made aware of some incorrect expectations of what specific pages are intended to be used for, and reminded of some of the issues on this version of the site.

    Firstly, the intended place to see the latest posts is the 'Latest Activity Feed', now featured with the link 'Latest Activity' in the main menu to clarify it's use. This view shows the latest 50 posts or more, and will concatenate multiple posts by one user to a single entry. This is the best and only place you should be using to 'catch up' from your last visit.

    The 'Newest' page in the Writings Archive (now renamed to Library) has been renamed to 'Newest to Oldest'. This page is a chronological archive view for searching through all posts by date, and it is not intended for users to use to catch up on posts. As such, post concatenation will never be used here. Not to mention that post concatenation is largely incompatible with pagination, and to try and do both cleanly and without error would make for a very slow page.

    Now, on the topic of the post flood, which has been discussed before here. The new version of the site will introduce the Karma system, which will be a point based system that will give users points for commenting, posting forum posts and rating writings, and deduct points for posting writings. New users will start with enough points for 2 posts, and old users will earn a score based on their history. This is intended to solve the biggest issue The Den faces in the 'social' era of the Internet, where users have become rather anti-social and post content expecting comments without participating on the site by doing so themselves. To be clear though, if a user has enough posts to post 30 writings at once, the Karma system will not prevent this, and never will. This will be handled via post concatenation in the feeds, which will prevent other users posts from being pushed off the feeds by mass posting. The Library pages however will never concatenate posts.

    Version 5 will also introduce the concept of 'following' a writer. So if you want to ensure you never miss posts by your favourite writers, you will be able to follow them and you will have a dedicated 'following' feed to just these users posts and activity.

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    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    Update:

    I stand corrected, gender was part of v4 and not v3, and v3 did allow me to remove birthdate. So that field and all it's data have been removed from user profiles and the database.

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    Last post on thread was by Loothier:

    About ten, maybe even fifteen years ago, when the Internet was still young, I chanced upon an amateur author's website. I spent many nights reading his stories about the ever-diminishing possibilities of science caused by more-dimensional beings squeezed into our world, and the immortal lady (created accidentally in some scientific experiment) struggling to keep the human race alive through the eons, storing knowledge in the roughest form possible as the universe kept loosing detail. Another story was about superheroes that got exponentially more powerful, and more deranged, each time a new one was turned, and the previous people who tried to stop the next ones. Around the tragic time I lost the bookmark, he was writing about magic (which worked like programming with math inside the mind) used to engineer some parts in a space shuttle that exploded. His website had yellow text on a dark gray blue background, if I remember correctly. He did occasional rant posts on science and programming subjects too.

    I would very much like to read those stories again. Does someone on this forum know the author or his website? Or a better place to ask?

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    I am a new amateur writer. I have book one already posted. I would really like help with editing. Do a Search for "Chi Warrior Saga - Book 1"

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    Last post on thread was by Phillip Cain:

    Hello all. Subject is pretty straight forward. I have been considering a switch in majors at my local community college into creative writing or something close to it (not even fully aware of my options yet to be honest), but I would like to know how it happened for you. Was it an epiphany moment, something you fell into, or something that was always present in you.

    edit: it really labels me an ink virgin lol, what a knee slapper

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    Last post on thread was by Rob Kosy:

    Now that's a proper critique and hard, fair and good advice.

    The one draw back for me about E-books, Kindle & such is that 'anyone' can publish. For example there's a guy who puts out fabulous, professional covers and calls himself Stephen King. The type face is even similar, very much similar, in-fact. But he is not the Stephen King. a fact that is painfully evident once you start suffering......I mean reading.

    There are also some excellent stories and ideas but the writing is not to the standard you would expect.

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    Hi, Could someone manually do my avatar too? It doesn't seem to be loading either. Thanks.

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    Last post on thread was by Kore-rupt Kay-os:

    How do I post my writing?

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    Last post on thread was by Nurwanti:

    I also have the same question, thanks for asking

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    Last post on thread was by Nurwanti:

    lol worth to try Grin

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    This should not be an issue anymore.

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    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    This short post has some quick and easy ways to improve your writing.

    https://medium.com/an-idea-for-you/the-two-minutes-it-takes-to-read-this-will-improve-your-writing-forever-82a7d01441d1#.vr45txmxo

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    Last post on thread was by SirSludge:

    It's been years and now it's back
    we got the counting in the sack

    Now in this fort
    there is a court
    but you do not sue
    because it's 22!
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    No, that's not right!
    The numbers aren't tight
    I don't want to be a bore,
    but I tell you, it's 54!

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    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    Forget original. The last original idea was Jules Verne.

    Write what you want. Write it as well as you can. If you post it, someone will read and comment. It sometimes takes a week or so. You will get the unvarnished truth. There's certain rules that never change in writing. Opinions as to the story or whatever you write is just an opinion. Never, never take it personally. Personal stuff will be deleted.

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    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    If the narrator is unable to hear it you can't tell it. Write the one side to be obvious in what is being said.

    "You were hit by a rock?"
    "Twenty-two stitches! Wow!"

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    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    I don't know where to start answering this question.

    Look around the net for basic writing. That's a start.

    I would skip that and write. The primary thing is to tell a story. Don't try to tell it like anyone but yourself. Don't rush things. Writing takes time. read your own words as you start each writing session. Keep the pace even.

    Check your spelling. Check your grammar. Read it out loud. Does it sound right?

    Don't look too far ahead unless you have an outline of what you want to achieve.

    There are other things to do but this is a start.

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    Last post on thread was by trubolotta:

    Just a few suggestions from someone who has done a lot of technical writing but now wants to do SciFi writing.

    1. 1. Set up a crib sheet of people (or entities), places and things with descriptions to help you be consistent throughout the story. You don't have to reveal all detail at one time, but being consistent over a period of time helps readers.
    2. 2. I write a plot outline and sometimes three, four or five. Some interconnect, some do not. Some I dump and some I polish. It doesn't take long and can be very generalized using your own brand of shorthand.
    3. 3. Work your chapters. I'll rewrite, chop and mince a chapter as much as necessary until it reads and fits the way I want it to read and fit. I've even scrapped entire chapters, salvaging only a few good parts and dropping the rest.
    4. 4. Ideas sheet - its a document I always keep to paste in ideas I think were good but just in the wrong place in the story.
    5. 5. Finally, don't take my word for it. I'm brand new at fiction writing and I'm sure more experienced writers can give you good advice.

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    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    I will hopefully have this implemented before too long along with a new version of the site. It's currently a work in progress, about halfway done.

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    Last post on thread was by flickeringfairy:

    There have been some in the past and some that dabble in a little bit of everything.

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    Last post on thread was by Demonic:

    I'd love to check it out. I'm kind of in the same boat as you, writing a story but don't have all of it worked out yet. I'll have to check out chapter one. Smile

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    Last post on thread was by Kholm:

    I read once that military folk are somewhere around 90% more likely to smoke then non military. Now don't mistake that for 90% of military people smoke, but there are a lot who do.

    Sometimes there is more to smoking than just the physical effects or the buzz it gives you. As military, I can tell you that the social aspect of smoking (at least in military settings) is something that is very important. Its quite a tradeoff, your health for an abundance of rumours and information. The smoke deck is one of the most useful places to obtain information between divisions and get group collaberations.

    Non smokers actually look to the smokers to see if they can "get any information on the smokedeck." While much of it is rumor, the senior smokers are pretty good at weeding out nonsense.

    Now, enough of the specific social aspect that makes it seem acceptable to me.

    Smoking is bad. Bad bad bad bad. There are tons of cancer causing bits, killing you slowly bits, and bits of well smoke. That crap doesnt need to be in your lungs one bit. But hey, its enjoyable to some extent. It does give you a little buzz, and it does fire off little feel goods in your brain. I am no scientest or doctor so I wont pretend to know what does what or why it is addictive.

    It can be a money dump, health dump and give you chronically bad breath.

    But for every evil, you just have to know how to properly keep yourself. If you smoke, maybe you should make sure to jog every day, brush your teeth twice as long, and eat a bit healthier. I know I do to try and offset the habit. plus I have to be in tip top shape for most of what I do.

    Smoking all comes down to where you are, who you are and how you choose to do it. Hell, it might be a cop-out as some people say when life gets a bit too stressful, but here I am in japan, right after a huge mess. I'm alive, and I've been working 14 hours a day to restore power to several buildings, and helping people in wreckage. Its hard, I'm stressed, and I'll be damned if you tell me I can't have a cig. Wink

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    Last post on thread was by Rob Kosy:

    Ah, but I'll bet you were only 6 when you invented this word-fuelled Porsche of a site. in many ways, Chris, I liken you to Matthew Broderick in the movie 'War Games'. Y'know, when he hacks the USA's national defence system and gets to ask Stephen Hawking's 'Speak & Spell' for a game of Thermo Nuclear War? No?
    Ah, well, maybe there is too much 80's in this reply, even for you.
    But, seriously, Chris, a great achievement, my friend: standards high, membership big and not to mention the atmosphere this place generates.
    Here's to 19 more.

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    Last post on thread was by Dcouch87:

    I'm sure this is a large response, but I'm new here having just joined. I'd have to agree with the comments I've read however. As you write and go back over things you have previously written, you'll reorganize certain things, edit some things out, and change as you go. Don't worry about surviving chapters early on. Write some, then go back and reread it after a little time. You'll find the appropriate pauses to divide into chapters then. I wrote nearly 15,000 words within 3 chapters. Then when I went back a few days later while typing it from my writing, I realized one chapter could actually be two separate ones.

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    Last post on thread was by Dcouch87:

    So I'm writing a historical fiction that takes place during world war 2. It follows the younger of two brothers throughout the war during his search for his older brother that was shot down over Europe. The younger enlists several months after his older brother, just after pearl harbor. He gets sent to the Pacific where he is wounded, then he volunteers for the rangers after he learns of his brother being a pow. My question is, should I add a love interest in the younger brothers life? I have added a way to do so if I choose to, but not sure how to follow. He has just finished his ranger training and is home on leave before being sent to England.

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    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    Stage 1 of this update, deploying SSL has been completed. All pages should show secure in your browsers and Chrome should report that it is using a "modern cipher suite".

    I believe I have found all instances of "mixed insecure content" which usually means an image is being loaded with HTTP instead of HTTPS. I may have missed one or two. Please notify me if you find any by replying to this post.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    You're in the right place. Any genre works here.
    As for critiques, the ones you get won't be- That's nice. It might be - That's nice because. There may be a but there too.
    You also will get critiqued on grammar and spelling. You will know if your plot makes sense, not if it's any good; that's up to you.
    To sum up- yea, this is the right place.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Rob Kosy:

    Mr Cushions, please receive my cyber hug along with a massive apology for such a delayed reply.
    I myself am fine and hoping that you and yours are in a similar fettle.
    Time is a meagre mistress at the moment and, would you believe, I have written nothing (accept cheques) since this post; lots of family stuff going on . My mam, though not ill, isn't in the best of conditions physically and requires a lot more help than just twelve months ago. Stick that in the pot with a new management regime at work, allow to simmer for twelve months and out comes the best time/stress sandwich you could ever hope to feast upon. At last count the number of unpaid, extra, hours I have bagged at my place of employ totals three weeks. Blimey, with 21 days of uninterrupted writing I could have finished 'the herrings' and cornered the weird/slightly uncomfortable comedy market.
    But enough that, onward and upwards as pompous, upper class knobs like to say.
    Many thanks for your response to my "Sir Terry" post. I really was gutted at his passing. But since we have our very own 'Savage Pratchet' here on the den, his style (unwittingly echoed by your talented self) shall live on.
    As for the election, you were right, Mr Cushions. the herrings were secreting a few creative juices. However, I have been unable to absorb and act upon them because of said time constraints. having said that David Macaroon has enjoyed a few scribbled notes upon the back of work memos and wage slips. Though I call him David Car Moron, since he obviously a cap driver since we never see him........driving.
    Blimey, this is the longest time I've spent on the den all year.
    Merry Christmas, savage. I hope you and yours have an excellent one and enjoy a fantastic new year.

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    Forum: The Editor's Desk

    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    You are using the italics as thoughts. No punctuation is needed or correct.
    How am I alive? This is correct.

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    Forum: Storyteller's Fire

    Last post on thread was by hobie roberts:

    hey so i got an idea for a short story series and i kinda need help with like cover designs and stuff. my idea is for it to be a zombie book, but like through the zombies eyes, ive been thinking about it for a while and finally got some ideas for the actual plot of it, if any one would like to help with it ill give you my Skype, mostly i really need some one who can draw zombies pretty good for a cover of it, ill be printing it at my sisters work and making like short story's, plus my local book store said if they like it they can start to maby promote it there, ill also have it online to.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    Found this on Google+ today. Its worth reading and putting into practice.

    lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yJbinKsvtBY/VeloUk4lsDI/AAAAAAAAmCQ/S1t3xbMOp_k/w636-h641-no/dhw-provost.png

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by mcglone:

    Because I started off here and have deep respect for this website, I am writing this here.

    I have finished my book (finally) but I need an outside view to check if everything is up to scratch. This only just dawned on me when I set my book up on Amazon as a pre-order title.

    So, if anyone is willing to help I'd be greatful and I will even give you a complimentary copy of the the final book!

    I hope you guys don't mind me posting this here.

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    Forum: The Editor's Desk

    Last post on thread was by mcglone:

    Because I started off here and have deep respect for this website, I am writing this here.

    I have finished my book (finally) but I need an outside view to check if everything is up to scratch. This only just dawned on me when I set my book up on Amazon as a pre-order title.

    So, if anyone is willing to help I'd be greatful and I will even give you a complimentary copy of the the final book!

    I hope you guys don't mind me posting this here.

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    Forum: The Editor's Desk

    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    Heads up for those of you publishing to Amazon. Amazon is looking to change their pay model so you only get paid for pages read.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology...-read.html

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    Forum: The Editor's Desk

    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    Gay lit sells well at Amazon.

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    Forum: Storyteller's Fire

    Last post on thread was by Vollkrasser:

    Hi,

    I made a script/plot for new cases in the traditional style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle"™s stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. That script is the basis for a non-commercial online adventure game version.

    The first previews of the game are"¦

    ...here in video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGY4thv8wG0

    ...here pics with the final lightning, scroll down in the forum, the last post on page 1 forum

    ...here is the first scene playable online (graphics there are just placeholdeers and will be replaced):
    http://textadventures.co.uk/games/vie...n-of-sheba

    The game ought to be in British English, best would be the old Victorian style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I"™m not a native English speaker, and it would be a sacrilege to have even the slightest foreign accent for this. That would be German in my case, which is reserved for the villains already ;-)

    So I"™m looking for a writer, who would like to take part in this project for free as I also do.
    The workflow would be that he/she starts from my bad English script and writes a nice round story out of it that can then be the novel part of the adventure. Think of it as a bit like Dr. Watson did with the bare facts of Holmes: he made entertaining and exciting stories out of it. It would be similar with our cooperation for the adventure.

    Best would be if the writer speaks a bit german, but it"™s not a must.
    The final game will be free and online playable by everybody even without registration on the above platform.

    The game is afoot!

    If youre interested, just contact me via e-mail, which is described in 2 parts (to avoid-auto spam crawlers):
    the first part is
    reinarassa
    the second part is
    @googlemail.com
    combine the two and you have the valid e-mail.

    Best regards from germany/Bavaria!

    Vollkrasser

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    Forum: The Editor's Desk

    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    This latest question should be posted into a new topic. Please use one thread per topic. Multiple topics in one thread is too difficult for people to follow and destroys a thread.

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    Forum: Bug Reports and Site Issues

    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    NovaCops writing has been fixed.

    Thats all the reported work for now, please report any others.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Don Roble:

    This sounds like you want to write this in the style of "The Seven Samurai's". You can find a short summary of it online. It tells about seven men who saw the same thing and told the story differently.

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    Forum: Storyteller's Fire

    Last post on thread was by LawMatheson:

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    Vermithrax wrote:

    The Chronicles are 144,000 words long, and took me the better part of fifteen years to get right.

    I can't seem to write anything of less than 5000 words, and they tend to get away from me.

    Don't know why this is; I think I just get caught up in the story.

    At the moment, a chapter will take me about two -three days, with re-reads, and re-writes.




    I get what you mean when you say you get caught up in a story, for me, it's almost like 'The DOSCO Files' are writing themselves. I have One chapter posted here, but I have three books worth of material. I am just going back and smoothing things out. I am struggling with word count and pages in a chapter, so this post was helpful.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by pirate60:

    lol.

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    Forum: Storyteller's Fire

    Last post on thread was by blue_veined_hatred:

    I was busy doing the usual, laying back inside my cruiser and helping myself to more doughnuts every now and then, with an eye on the street. For most of the cops back at the station passing the night in a cruiser is something they would skip as often as they can manage. I was not most of the cops. Most of the cops do not have a marriage on the verge of dissolving into the most sour taste.
    Rankton was as quite at that hour of the night. Quite enough for the rapidly approaching engine noise of a car revving up the road. I tossed back the half eaten doughnut into it's box and fumbled up to a feasible position.
    I hardly recognized the brand of the car which fleetingly shot past the street but I clearly recognized the situation: a speeding case deep at night. This mght range from some adventure hungry delinquent to some high profile hit and run. Just at that moment, my radio cackled out:
    "All units in the vicinity. A possible hit and run suspect has been seen going East found down Rosewood Boulevard. Suspect is driving a black Classic Ford Mustang. Requesting reports on visual."
    "This is Z3005.I have a visual of a possible suspect. On pursuit."
    I turned on the ignition and the on the lights, wailed the siren and zoomed out of the alley. Tonight is going to be a bumpy.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Rob Kosy:

    It has been pointed out on a few occasions that summer is slow, and it's true.

    I'm not getting a lot of time to visit at the moment either (though I wish it was because I was strolling & having fun outdoors, rather than being hemmed in at work; the holiday season, eh?).

    kt, without disparaging Verm, Kerri & co I would say that you are the den's most consistent & revered critic. A 'good one' from yourself is an all day high. But the den without kt (at least in my time here) is akin to tea without water.

    Looking forward to the resolution of your posting troubles.

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by tjwell01:

    I agree e-publishing is tricky--I was just pointing out the cool feature about the site. Plus, I'm always on the look out for the new writing community.

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    Forum: Suggestions and Feature Requests

    Last post on thread was by flickeringfairy:

    I was wondering if it would be possible to not only search for type, but order them as well. In other words search "Poems" and then order from newest to oldest.

    Just a thought,
    FlickeringFairy

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    Forum: Poet's Corner

    Last post on thread was by tjwell01:

    Poetry becomes a different animal when read aloud. It takes shape and new meaning before your eyes. SAY IT!

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    Forum: General Discussion

    Last post on thread was by Vermithrax:

    A very warm (re)welcome from England, mister Bolger. Smile

    It's wonderful to hear from you, and great to know that you are back.

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    Forum: Poet's Corner

    Last post on thread was by Routh:

    The poet's Corner is a discussion forum for discussion techniques and methods with poems, it could be used for getting help with a particular rhyme, discussing poem styles, or your favourite author. It is not a posting area, so do not post poems here. The discussion forums are for just that, discussing.