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Apr. 8th, 2005

10:07 pm - Potentially New Piece

Hey, this is just something new that I just started working on.  Feel free to tell me what you think of it.


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Current Mood: glad to be writing!
Current Music: Nichole Nordeman - Woven & Spun

Apr. 5th, 2005

03:19 pm - Question

Greetings, fellow writers. Question: What do you do when you find yourself wanting to write, but not being able to? What do you do when that desire to sit there and turn out some new, wonderful piece of work...but you can't because the words just won't come? I'm curious.

Current Mood: curiouscurious

Jan. 11th, 2005

09:47 am - for all screenwriters...


Everyone knows the quickest way into Hollywood, especially for the
first-time writer, is with a hot script. We are announcing the International
ACTION Screenwriting Competition that's open for submissions right now. Cash
+ Prizes are over $30,000 from companies like Raindance, Final Draft,
Scr(i)pt Magazine, The Writer's Store, Scriptsecrets.net, and more! See
movie-action.com for details. Oh, by the way, the Grand Prize is
an optioned script.

x-posted all over...

Jan. 2nd, 2005

09:13 pm - Where Is Everyone?!

Out of curiosity, why has no one else posted some of their work here? I'd love to see what other people are doing.

Current Mood: curiouscurious

Dec. 30th, 2004

01:42 pm

I was thinking of writing a self help book. "Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life"
Am I infringing on anyone?

Current Music: Richie Valens - La Bamba

Dec. 27th, 2004

11:17 pm - Something I Was Working on Earlier...

Here's something I was working on earlier.   Just bear in mind that writing for me these days consists of just putting down on paper whatever comes into my head.  No "real" works have come into existence...yet.


“You want to be a published writer; you want people to see the books, the poems, or the whatever else you’ve written…but you don’t want the spotlight and the fame.”


One looked at Two with a mix of utter disbelief and weird contempt.

“Well why in hell not?!  Besides…it kinda COMES WITH THE TERRITORY LAST TIME I CHECKED!!!”

“I want to bring encouragement and the gospel to people…and I think I can do it best through writing.  You know, I was always better on paper than in an interview or even in one-on-one conversation…so why not stick with what I’m good at?  Besides, I don’t care if the whole world wants to meet me one day at a book signing.  I don’t want to deal with all the other junk: the interviews, the book signings, and all that junk.”

“Okay…then what about using a fake name and never being interviewed?  Would that work for you?”

“No…not really,” Two said after taking the time to think about it.

One was about to lose it completely.  “And why in God’s name not?!”

“Because it’s too cowardly.  Do I want attention? No.  Do I want to be reclusive, eccentric, or downright misanthropic?  Nope!”

“You are ridiculously unbelievable!”

“And you’re just a pain in the ass!”

One could have died of a stroke right then and there after hearing Two let profanity come out of her mouth.  Two never—and I mean never—cussed unless it was really bad (we’re talking nervous breakdown type of bad)!

“You just cussed.”

“Yeah, I know, now GET OVER IT!!!”

“You just cussed.”

“Can we move beyond that, please?  Yes, I cussed, so get over it!  It’s not like I didn’t know how to do it or anything…I just don’t do it that much.”

“So what made you do it now?”

“I’m tired of you.”


“Yes, you?”

“Funny…I was beginning to feel the same thing.”

“Holy crap! We’re on the same page! Someone alert the media!”

“Could we spare the sarcasm?”

“Sorry.  Some habits die hard…what can I say?”

“How about telling me why you think I’m a pain in the ass.”

“Because I have to live up to you…that’s why?”

For once, One was actually stunned silent.

“Don’t even give me that shocked look…because I know you understand where I’m coming from with this.  You always make it look so easy to everyone else…and you know it.  Meanwhile, while you’re making it look so easy to the world and strutting around like you have it all together, I’m just trying to hold it together!  Just once, I’d love to feel about as confident, self-controlled, and … as you act!  That’s the problem I have.”


11:08 pm - Newbie w/a Question...


So tell me this: How in the world do you create the hyperlinks in a journal entry? I've only had my LJ since October and I still haven't figured that out.

02:27 pm - First Post of my First Community

This community will not tolerate any melodrama. There is no pulling punches here. It's a stomping ground for authors to share and build skill. Cuss, berate, shout, post, and be merry. Just don't post poetry or melodrama. Oh yeah, no one under 20 need apply.