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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-30-05 02:31 PM
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3. Take your chance and write away.
Perhaps get input from a grad student at a local uni, but no one can tell your story as well as you can. :toast:
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  -How does one write a novel when one can't write? Beware the Beast Man  May-30-05 02:13 PM   #0 
  - It's bound to be better than "Bobby Dreamland."  RandomKoolzip   May-30-05 02:28 PM   #1 
  - Two alternatives:  Lydia Leftcoast   May-30-05 02:30 PM   #2 
  - Take your chance and write away.  Maddy McCall   May-30-05 02:31 PM   #3 
  - Don't let not being able to write stop you. Scores of best-selling  Benhurst   May-30-05 02:32 PM   #4 
  - Read Steohen King's book "On Writing" and then follow his advice  graywarrior   May-30-05 02:35 PM   #5 
  - I'm not a big Stephen King fan myself, but by some coincidence  Nevernose   May-30-05 08:31 PM   #25 
     - Yes, sir  Droopy   May-30-05 08:39 PM   #27 
     - Horseshit. People don't write "literature."  Nevernose   May-30-05 08:54 PM   #32 
        - Uh, that was my point.  Droopy   May-30-05 09:02 PM   #34 
           - I was just illustrating it for the potential mendicants' benefit  Nevernose   May-30-05 09:04 PM   #36 
              - Cool  Droopy   May-30-05 09:06 PM   #37 
     - Indeed he does. And he's an even better story teller in person.  graywarrior   May-30-05 08:45 PM   #29 
  - Write it yourself  OldLeftieLawyer   May-30-05 03:12 PM   #6 
  - Thank you! And you're right; I am lazy...  Beware the Beast Man   May-30-05 04:34 PM   #9 
     - Hint on dialog  skygazer   May-30-05 05:00 PM   #11 
        - Be careful with that technique  OldLeftieLawyer   May-30-05 06:02 PM   #18 
           - Actually it holds true for the written word too, but most particularly  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 08:08 PM   #21 
  - Writing, like anything else, requires practice  skygazer   May-30-05 04:28 PM   #7 
  - Not this writer  OldLeftieLawyer   May-30-05 06:05 PM   #19 
     - Large shrug  skygazer   May-30-05 08:04 PM   #20 
     - Hmmmm.....  OldLeftieLawyer   May-30-05 08:20 PM   #23 
        - Hey, you two- take it outside!  Beware the Beast Man   May-30-05 10:25 PM   #44 
           - Will you come with us?  OldLeftieLawyer   May-31-05 07:59 AM   #53 
     - actually OLL  tigereye   May-30-05 10:41 PM   #48 
        - To each his own, natch.....  OldLeftieLawyer   May-31-05 07:56 AM   #52 
  - Get these books before you write a thing  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 04:32 PM   #8 
  - Don't worry about a finished work yet  Nikia   May-30-05 04:55 PM   #10 
  - Wouldn't you end up with the "Left Behind" series?  evlbstrd   May-30-05 05:06 PM   #12 
  - Just write it. Never mind punctuation and all the stuff just write what  xultar   May-30-05 05:12 PM   #13 
  - download this free WRITER'S TOOLKIT from author Rudy Rucker...  henslee   May-30-05 05:21 PM   #14 
  - Two words: Anne Rice.  asthmaticeog   May-30-05 05:22 PM   #15 
  - Damn, you beat me to it!  mitchum   May-30-05 05:32 PM   #17 
  - one word ...  welshTerrier2   May-30-05 05:28 PM   #16 
  - Hell, a lot of best selling authors are pretty bad writers technically  Zuni   May-30-05 08:13 PM   #22 
  - But, it helps to have some sort of a plan and some basic knowledge before  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 08:23 PM   #24 
     - A good example of that might be "As I Lay Dying"  Nevernose   May-30-05 08:35 PM   #26 
        - I haven't read that book so I can't be sure, except that if it refrained  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 08:48 PM   #31 
  - Thanks everybody!  Beware the Beast Man   May-30-05 08:43 PM   #28 
  - Hemingway wrote standing up  Nevernose   May-30-05 09:02 PM   #35 
  - Do what you can, and get those books I mentioned further up the thread.  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 09:07 PM   #38 
  - I'm in a similar predicament, Beastman  Droopy   May-30-05 08:48 PM   #30 
  - Perhaps for the more "scientific" explanations,  Beware the Beast Man   May-30-05 09:08 PM   #39 
     - Yeah that's what I'm thinking  Droopy   May-30-05 09:12 PM   #40 
  - Go to a writer's conference and learn the craft!  Liberty Belle   May-30-05 08:59 PM   #33 
  - I thought this was going to be a writer's block thread.  antiwarwarrior   May-30-05 09:22 PM   #41 
  - Ghostwriters advertise in writing magazines  jobycom   May-30-05 09:45 PM   #42 
  - We're expensive. I charged $1000 to overhaul the last manuscript  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 09:51 PM   #43 
     - That's good information to know  Droopy   May-30-05 10:32 PM   #45 
        - We're all different. Just do a few googles for book doctors and  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 10:33 PM   #46 
           - Do you think a ghost writer  Droopy   May-30-05 10:38 PM   #47 
              - Possibly. But I think you don't want to have them charge you for research  GreenPartyVoter   May-30-05 10:48 PM   #49 
  - One names ones self Lynn Cheney.  tinfoilinfor2005   May-30-05 10:48 PM   #50 
  - "Catcher in the Rye" on cough syrup  Hardhead   May-30-05 11:07 PM   #51 

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