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motet
Dana Davis / Moderator
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Dec 20, 2005, 7:04 PM

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We've changed the name of this forum to Announcements & Introductions in order to give new patrons a place to post their first time hellos.

If you've just joined the Speakeasy or you're finally ready to come out of lurking mode, please stop by here and say Hi.


Dana Davis
Speakeasy Administrator, Moderator and all-around Ms. Fix-It


zachwlewis
Zachary Weston Lewis
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May 31, 2006, 1:07 PM

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Hey everyone, I'm new to Speakeasy and this seems like the best place to begin. (The introduction area seemed to be somewhat inaccessible.) I've been writing creatively for the past 3 years, but I haven't had the chance to have an audience. As a self-taught student, I find it extremely hard to get any attention for my writings. (I hope some of you can sympathize with me.)

I have had two creative weblogs on the internet, the subtle pen being the first (from 2003 to 2006), and I, Revolutionary! being the second (from 2006 to present).

the subtle pen was where I really began to write. I learned who I was as a human and a lover, and I also learned about the way the mind (my mind) really works. From a teen’s standpoint, the subtle pen is a chronicle of love and angst, and from an adult’s standpoint, the subtle pen is an introspective look into the teenage psyche. I recommend starting with that weblog.

I, Revolutionary! is an extension of the subtle pen in form only: It is much more mature and focused. I started it early 2006, right around my 20th birthday, so it not only marked a significant point in my life as a grow child, but a significant point in my development as a writer and an individual. The low post count is due to two things—school and writer’s block. Since out of school, I have been writing more often (usually every few days), and I am focusing more on fiction and where my imagination can lead me and my readers. Once you’ve gotten a feel for my style, I, Revolutionary! would be a good place to start reading.

So there it is, everything I’ve written. I’m giving it to you, fellow writers, to take it and do what you will. I would love feedback, but after three years, I’ve found that it is a lot harder to find good feedback than it is to spill yourself out onto (digital) paper. Comment criticize, or leave it lay. Thank you for your time and consideration.


http://www.irevolutionary.com, A writer's weblog.

http://subtlepen.irevolutionary.com, an archive of the things I wrote as a teen.


JudyThomas
Judy Thomas

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Jan 29, 2007, 10:54 AM

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Good morning. I know this is not the right place for this (well... maybe it is :-)) I wanted to introduce myself in the correct forum, but the "post new" button in the introduction forum does not seem to be highlighted on my computer. Am I doing something wrong? I'm a blonde, so it wouldn't be surprising if it is some form of operator error. LoL. Thanks for any help you can give me.


Judy

Read what I'm thinking
[url"http://www.judythomas.info"]My website


motet
Dana Davis / Moderator
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Jan 29, 2007, 8:29 PM

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Hi Judy,

I'm not sure why the post new button didn't work for you but you can always find a topic that would apply to your message (like this one!) and hit the reply button to post.

Welcome and I hope you enjoy your time here.

Dana


LauraKathryn


Feb 21, 2008, 8:41 AM

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 Hi everyone. My name is Laura Kathryn. I am 26 years old. I live in Columbus ,Georgia, USA. I am in college, and work at a doctors office. I have been taking career aptitude tests for days now, because I suddenly have pressure to figure out what I want to do with my life. I have been writing poetry since I was 6 years old. IT is my love. My dream is to publish an anthology of poetry and an autobiography. I go to poetry slams in Atlanta as often as possible, and book readings at the decatur book festival, and I just know that I could do that. I would love to get to know any of you, especially people in driving distance that I could meet in person at a poetry reading or book reading. Someone who would like to get coffee or smoothies and bond over words! Spoken, written...anywords...haha. I have friends ( of course) But I desire friends who cultivate dreams and goals in my realm of aspiration. If your interested, please feel free to contact me ( lkttidwell@gmail.com). Also, I posted a thread in the poetry section about making a career out of writing? Please, if you have minute, and some advice, scoot over there and pass it on. I hope to hear from y'all soon.

Laura Kathryn


Thorny
Bruce Hesselbach

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Feb 21, 2008, 9:47 PM

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Hi Laura. It's great to see someone with so much enthusiasm. A suggestion that I would make would be to join a writer's group in your area. If you can't find one, why not start one yourself? It's a great way to get feedback, make friends, and connect with people who have similar interests. In my case, after I moved to Vermont, I saw ads in 1991 about two writer's groups that were forming. I joined both of them and the two of them are still growing strong today.
As far as the autobiography goes, why not just pick a discreet area of interest in your life and write a memoir about that? When you are old and gray and nodding by the fire you can write a more comprehensive story.


trickiwoo2


Mar 14, 2008, 12:30 AM

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hi, james harriot is one of my favorite writers, trickiwoo was the little dog who belonged to mrs. pumphry. i always liked that little dog.i've been writing poetry since i was at least 12 years old. i love books and have a small liberary size collection. my kid has said she will not help me move anymore because i have too many books and they are too heavy. i have a blog where i post some of my poems and short stories.
i self published a collection of poems but have had some problems with publishing company. be sure you really know what your getting if you self publish.
if i'm not writing or reading i like to draw and paint.
peace
trickiwoo2


don't let 'em rent space in your head


SoylentQueen


Mar 31, 2008, 5:26 PM

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Hi there everybody,
I just joined SpeakEasy and thought I'd say hello. Hello!
I've been too apathetic to send anything out lately--well, uh, make that about 5 years now, LOL--but a friend having just received a PEN award for a book of poetry and another friend having her second novel accepted for publication is all conspiring to kick my butt. So I thought I'd get back into the swing of things, and here I am, sniffing around for publishing opportunities.
I'm also seriously considering a low-residency MFA. One friend went to Goddard, the other to Vermont College, and both had high praise for their schools. If anybody knows of a good source for information on these and other MFA programs, I'd be grateful. I know there are guidebooks out, but reviews of these guides are mixed at best, and I'd prefer the give and take of a forum.
Thanks for whatever you can tell me.
Cheers,
Lisa


pongo
Buy this book!

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Mar 31, 2008, 6:17 PM

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You've probably already found the section on MFA programs, and the topic under there about Low-Residency programs. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only Goddard person here, and I know for sure there are a number of VC people.

And welcome!


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Pelvicarch
Rock


Apr 10, 2008, 2:58 PM

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Hello? hello? Is this thing on?
Anyway, I'm a newbie to the P&W's forums and also to very much else in my life. I've been writing off and on for about 25 years (yeah, I'm that old), but I feel like a newbie to the craft. My problem is I have a lot of psychological issues, which I'm working on, I've got my best people working on it, but I have always been plagued with various insecurities, paranoia, and general pessimism.
Oh, and by the way, I really don't like people. I know this probably bodes poorly for trying to be a writer, but I think things like the internet and forums like this are perrrrfect for folks like me.
As the song goes, "Enjoy yourself, its later than you think!" So I know I have to get it together, open my shell a crack, and try to do it for real. You people aren't really out to get me, are you?


If you want to dance, you have to pay the fiddler.


rppohl


Apr 10, 2008, 3:06 PM

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Of course we are. And it sounds like you'll fit right in on the speakeasy. Welcome


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


Apr 10, 2008, 5:11 PM

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Actually, many professional writers I've known have been misanthropes. It doesn't appear to be an impediment to success.

Welcome to the Speakeasy!


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
Most recently: Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Atwood, Bacigalupi, JCO, etc.)

Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


Cee


Apr 21, 2008, 11:45 AM

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Hi, I'm Cee-- I've been lurking for a bit and thought I'd pop in to say hello. I just graduated from the U of Utah with a degree in English, and I'm going to be entering their fiction MFA program in the fall. In the past few years I've focused on short stories, but I'm trying to get a novel-length manuscript finished in this time off school. I am a self-professed lit geek, and I have a few fannish pursuits that fill up my time otherwise. xD I've been watching things with avid interest and am glad that I've found a forum like this one!


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Apr 21, 2008, 7:56 PM

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Hi there. What other fannish things do you like to geek out on?


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lit_scribbler
Scott Doyle


Apr 22, 2008, 5:31 PM

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Hi, my name is Scott Doyle, I'm new to the Speakeasy. I live in Los Angeles and write mainly short stories. I take classes at UCLA, am in an ongoing writers group, and have also studied at Tin House the last two years. My first story in an established journal just came earlier this month. It's called "Clapping Girl" and can be found at the Night Train site under Firebox Fiction: http://www.nighttrainmagazine.com/contents/doyle_fb.php


Cee


Apr 23, 2008, 10:44 AM

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I'm a big fan of all things Whedon-related-- Buffy, Angel, and most especially Firefly. xD I also love anything that's quirky-- Pushing Daisies, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Wonderfalls, etc. etc. I'm a recovering Star Wars addict, although I still squeed last time I went on Star Tours. It's a bit of a problem.


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Apr 23, 2008, 8:06 PM

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Yes! I love you. The Whedonverse is the only thing that turns my adult self into an exclamatory dorkus. Although I think you've got the order wrong -- it's Buffy first, followed by Firefly. As soon as my essay on homosociality and the Watcher's Council's done, I'm off to that yearly scholarly conference. Because then my love is legitimate.

Ahem. See you on the boards!


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jason
Jason K. Chapman / Moderator

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Apr 24, 2008, 1:55 PM

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Hmm? What? Did someone say geek?

Seriously, though, Joss Whedon writes the best dialog, even when he's making up the vocabulary. Personally, I'd say the order is more like Firefly, then Buffy, but that's just me. If your guilty pleasures extend to comics/graphic novels, by the way, Buffy Season Eight is great.


shmatty

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Apr 29, 2008, 10:45 PM

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Hey guys!

I am an overall creative soul. I am mostly an avid journal writer and closeted poet. I'm here to connect with other friends of words/thoughts/inspirations.

Something I have also been honing in on is proofreading. If you have a chapter or two you would like me to look at, do email me. I'll do it for free. I just like the collaborative creative process, and I could use the experience.

Feel free to say hi as well!

-Shmatty


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


Apr 30, 2008, 6:37 AM

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Welcome to P&W, Shmatty!


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
Most recently: Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Atwood, Bacigalupi, JCO, etc.)

Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


raalaw
Rachel Maizes

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May 30, 2008, 1:10 PM

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Hi Zach,
Welcome to Poets and Writers. As a fellow self-taught writer, I recommend finding a good writing group with writers that you admire, so that you can get educated feedback on your work. This isn't a critique site but no doubt you will learn a lot about writing and publishing in general. Again, welcome.
Rachel


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Margaret DeAngelis

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Jun 3, 2008, 8:40 AM

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I fell into this forum last week while awaiting notification of the decision on my 2008 application to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. I had expressed some anxiety in my blog about my chances this year (http://www.silkentent.com/Trees/?p=325). That piece was getting a lot of hits as anxiety built in others (the notification letters went out according to an unusual schedule this year). I followed a link in a Google search that had led some readers to my site, and joined the conversation. I really like this spot, and hope to participate for a while.

I am a fiction writer and essayist living in central Pennsylvania. I used to say "with my husband and daughter," but my daughter graduated from college last month and is now living permanently in her university town (about 40 miles from where I live). She has taken a job in that region in a lab (she has a degree in biology). I go to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont every August (a fact of my life that has caused some consternation on the board I originally hopped on to). This is the first year that I do not have to be back right afterward to start attending my daughter's college field hockey games. "Roll with the Changes" will be the theme of my summer.

I am 61 years old. I taught secondary school English (primarily American literature and composition to eleventh graders) for thirty years. I have been writing fiction more and more seriously since 1989. I have had an online journal/blog since 1999.

I am happy to be here.


Margaret DeAngelis
Markings: Days of Her Life
http://www.silkentent.com/Trees

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babiak
Wendy Babiak

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Jun 3, 2008, 10:18 AM

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Welcome, Margaret!


The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
-- Rachel Carson

Conspiracy of Leaves (Plain View Press)
What I Meant to Say


motet
Dana Davis / Moderator
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Jun 4, 2008, 8:09 PM

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Welcome as well, Margaret. I usually tell new patrons that I hope they enjoy their time at the Speakeasy but I've been reading your posts in Bread Loaf and see that you've already made yourself at home. Excellent!

We' re glad you've found us...


Dana Davis
Speakeasy Moderator


ozzfan1317
Jason

Jul 30, 2008, 7:21 PM

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I'm Jason I'm 23 and not new but I haven't been on here in a while so I figured I'd reintroduce myself..lol


jacarty
Jessie Carty
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Jul 31, 2008, 8:41 AM

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Welcome to you all the same :)

I took a good 6 month leave of absense (ha) at one point!


http://jessiecarty.com


bsquared


Aug 1, 2008, 7:20 AM

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Greetings everyone!

I am a recent HBCU college grad with a BA in English with a love for all forms of writing, especially poetry. I stumbled across P&W during my search for an MFA program for Summer/Fall 2009. I am very impressed by what I've seen so far and hope to become an active participant in the board.


pongo
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Aug 1, 2008, 8:39 AM

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Which HBCU? I used to teach at TSU (Tennesee State).


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bsquared


Aug 1, 2008, 9:13 AM

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Which HBCU? I used to teach at TSU (Tennesee State).


I went to Howard University. I would love to go back and teach there one day, even if it's just as a visiting prof or guest lecturer.


dmNichols



Aug 13, 2008, 6:47 PM

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Hi everyone,

I have posted a few times but never introduced myself. My name is David and I am a recent graduate of Florida State with a degree in English/Creative Writing. I discovered this site about six months ago along with discovering Tom Kealey's blog, and I've been addicted to it ever since. I would like to apply to MFA programs, but decided this summer to wait until winter '09 (for various reasons covered here). I have really enjoyed my time here at FSU and got to work with some great teachers, but I'd like to relocate to somewhere above the Mason-Dixon line for Grad School. Not a big fan of the south. I'm a fiction writer, and will be taking a workshop this Fall with FSU's director Mark Winegardner to help polish my writing samples and perhaps even generate some fresh ideas. Some of my favorite writers are Jorge Luis Borges, Lorrie Moore, Salman Rushdie, and Robert Hemingway. If anybody has questions about FSU's program (thought I only have undergrad experience there I am very familiar with the grad stuff. I have taken several cross-listed courses with grad students and we share faculty) feel free to PM me.


- David



cstuart71


Sep 18, 2008, 4:06 PM

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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the scene in many, many ways. I have been writing off and on since I was...I guess ten years old. I have not published anything yet, and I am looking to change that this year. So I got my first subscription to P&W as the first step towards creating a literary community for myself where I can learn more from other writers. The challenges, the pitfalls, and (dare I hope?) the triumphs.

Looking forward to perusing the forum...
CS


babiak
Wendy Babiak

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Sep 18, 2008, 9:09 PM

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Welcome, David & CS.


The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
-- Rachel Carson

Conspiracy of Leaves (Plain View Press)
What I Meant to Say


katelynn


Oct 29, 2008, 3:35 AM

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Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Katelynn. I love to write but have not even attempted to have anything published. I have won a contest for American Poet of the year 2007, although poetry is not my favorite. In fact it's hard for me to write unless I'm in the mood and thats not very often. I decided to attempt to have a first book published but am sure it will take at least a year to finish as you all know best if not better then I. I have had people tell me I should write more poetry but call me silly, I just rather work on something I enjoy. I may throw out more poetry now and then we'll see. I will be reading the threads from time to time but since time is limited, it won't be as often as I would like. I feel fortunate to type this at the moment.

Katelynn


sunny red


Nov 4, 2008, 2:26 AM

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Hi. I'm sunny red, and I'm just now starting to send out work. I'm glad to have found this forum.


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


Nov 4, 2008, 9:23 AM

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Hi Katelynn and sunny red! Welcome to P&W.


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
Most recently: Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Atwood, Bacigalupi, JCO, etc.)

Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


insertbrackets

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Nov 29, 2008, 1:31 AM

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Hello friends,

My name is Tory. I am a poet (in training) currently embroiled in the much glamorized, but realistically stressful, MFA application process. I live in LA, and desperately, desperately, desire to vacate and acquaint myself with a part of the country that cares a little less about Paris Hilton. Just "leave Britney alone!"

My favorite contemporary poets include Henri Cole, Charles Wright, W.S. Merwin, Frederick Seidel, Matthea Harvey, Li-Young Lee, Susan Wheeler, Natasha Tretheway, Ben Lerner and Lucie Brock-Broido. Other favorites include Sylvia Plath, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Frank O'Hara James Merrill, e.e. cummings, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, James Wright, Allen Ginsberg, Gertrude Stein, and John Berryman.

I'm glad to be here!


Who told you I was a racist? Was it...a minority?
-T-Rex, qwantz.com Dinosaur Comics


MichaelOlnet
Michael


Dec 2, 2008, 11:02 AM

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Hello, name's Michael. I'm a new writer in the block with a taste for form poetry, a love of creative nonfiction, and with a bit of dabbling into fiction. However, all of my works are of either personal value or of usually unaccepted topics, it seems. I run into problems with finding my right target audience, but I've been urged by my english teachers and my now creative writing professors to move in some direction towards being published. If anyone has any tips on finding the right publication for your target audience, I'd love it if I could get some advice.

Great to be on. ^_^


Dovlatov


Dec 5, 2008, 11:00 AM

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Hi,

I realize that I semi-introduced myself on the wrong thread a couple of weeks back, so here is a proper intro. Thank you to the moderator, P&W, and the folks who have taken the time to post. You are a terrific resource, and its been a pleasure reading.

I'm a fiction writer, student editor, 32 yrs old, and have just sent off my applications to six MFA programs. It's my first time applying, and I'm excited to see what happens. This winter is the first time I am sending work out for publication.

Best of luck to all the writers out there! I look forward to your posts.


motet
Dana Davis / Moderator
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Dec 12, 2008, 3:15 PM

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A belated welcome to Tory, Michael and Dovlatov.
Enjoy the forums!


Dana Davis
Speakeasy Moderator


Barbara Spring
Barbara Spring

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Dec 13, 2008, 4:37 PM

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I have not contributed for a while. I am listed as a non fiction writer and poet. Now I have a new book: Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below. Sophia has
been known to people since ancient days and she (wisdom) is needed now as never before.

My non fiction book is The Dynamic Great Lakes. It is a green book about changes in the Great Lakes through nature and the hand of man.

My first book of poetry was The Wilderness Within. It includes a couple of essays, but both the poems and the essays are drawn from wild places.


Make Every Day Earth Day


jdwilkins8
Jason D. Wilkins


Dec 18, 2008, 10:44 PM

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Greetings and salutations to all writers and poets of the speakeasy! My name is Jason D. Wilkins and I write poetry. I am a 33 year old husband and father of five. I work as a firefighter and am an ordained minister as well. I have been in love with poetry since I first saw Dead Poet's Society in high school. It was then that my cousin, Rich, and I developed the form of poetry known as Rictameter. (so named for he) I have never published any of my work, but have as of late become more open to the idea and better prepared to deal with the initial rejections. There have been many authors who have published using the rictameter form, and I feel it is only fitting that I myself publish my own work as well as the full history behind the form. I hope to meet many talented new friends here and am so looking forward to interacting with you all.

Peace and Love,

Jason D. Wilkins
Atlanta, GA


aobaez

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Jan 12, 2009, 7:36 PM

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Hello,
My name is Andrea, I am 25 and I write fiction. I am a recent college graduate, with a BA in Sociology, with double majors in English and Psychology. I am very proud of finally finishing school because it was a very long and arduous struggle, and at times it felt like it would never end.
I've been writing for as long as I could remember. I've always kept journals because I felt like I had something to say but no one to say it to, so I wrote it down.
I would like meet likewise people and become a better writer as I go along.


Khalilah


Feb 6, 2009, 10:41 PM

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Hi I'm new to the forum. I'm an aspiring novelist and right now I'm seeking information about people's experiences in MFA programs specifically
  1. UT Austin
  2. Indiana Bloomington
  3. Iowa
  4. Univeristy of California at Irvine
  5. Cornell



pongo
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Feb 6, 2009, 10:47 PM

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Hi! Welcome.

You might have better luck asking about those programs in the MFA threads, but I trust you've already found those.


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Khalilah


Feb 6, 2009, 11:10 PM

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thanks Pongo. I realized that about 3 minutes after I posted which is why I deleted the post. I'm trying to post to the MFA forum but I'm having trouble doing so.


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Feb 7, 2009, 11:41 AM

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You can't start a new discussion in the MFA area. Reply to one of the existing ones and you should be all right.


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Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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Khalilah


Feb 11, 2009, 9:36 PM

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Pongo, do you know why you can't start a new post in the MFA area? There are schools to which I applied that do not have blogs. I don't want to start talking about those schools in another school's area and I can't throw my questions/comments into the accepted or rejected folders yet. Any direction or insight would help. I'll ask over there too.


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Feb 11, 2009, 9:54 PM

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You'll have to ask Dana that. I'm not active in that area. But look at the list of threads, and you might find one that fits your needs. It's easy to activate an old thread -- just post a new message.


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Khalilah


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Thanks.


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Feb 12, 2009, 4:31 PM

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Hi, I just joined. I'm a published author and poet with my first poetry chapbook coming out this summer from Pudding House. I'd love to figure out this place and make poetry contacts. Edward Nudelman


My first full-length poetry book, "What Looks Like an Elephant," to be released March, 2011 by Lummox Press. "Night Fires," (Pudding House, 2009) was semifinalist for the Journal Award.. I'd love to make contacts from Poets and Writers in the poetry world. My blog is: http://www.edwardnudelman.blogspot.com


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Feb 12, 2009, 4:46 PM

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Welcome, Edward!


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Feb 12, 2009, 11:49 PM

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Khalilah, because the MFA forum is so busy and there are so many ongoing conversations, the number of topics is limited so that information can be easily found and therefore be useful to the largest number of patrons.

You can post your question in Choosing an MFA Program or even in Application Time! Either one of those threads would be a good one to start.

Good luck and enjoy!

Dana


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Mar 10, 2009, 7:54 PM

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Hi - I'm new here, and just saw (after already making a post, and a suggestion - oops!) this thread. I'm a poet and literary translator currently living in Boston, with a book, some publications and editorial, teaching and design experience on the side.


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Cicily Janus

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Hi all,


My name is Cicily Janus. I'm a writer, mainly non-fiction, although I do write fiction and poetry on occasion and have been published in all genres. My book the New Face of Jazz will be coming out through Random House in Fall 2010 and I also run a writers retreat in Taos NM and Vail, CO if anyone is interested. www.writingawayretreats.com www.newfaceofjazz.com and www.cicilyjanus.net

Nice to meet all of you and I hope to get to know you better. I'm an avid reader and enjoy great conversation.

~Cicily


Broadcast your triumphs without ego and broadcast worry and negativity only to those that can truly help see you through it.


sunny red


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Hi Dax. Welcome to the Speakeasy.


sunny red


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Nice to meet you, Cicily. Thanks for the info about the retreats.


bellacantatrice



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Hi! I am totally new to this forum and to the entire Poets & Writers website. I am a middle-aged woman who has been dabbling in writing for some time now. Most of my life up to now has been spent as a singer of classical music (mostly opera). But the urge to write has been hitting me like a steady stream of electricity in the last couple of years, and I am finally taking the steps to give in to it full-time and just let it flow. And I apologize for the bad simile. :D

Aside from a couple of articles in a magazine for classical singers and a couple of online articles on a website, I have not published anything of consequence -- YET. ;)

I love writing essays and short stories and I love being funny. Writers like James Thurber, Robert Benchley, Garrison Keillor and Erma Bombeck are my idols. Yes, I include Erma Bombeck in that exalted circle. I'm not there yet myself, though. I have a long way to go.

I plan to do a lot of lurking on this forum in the beginning because right now I don't know what I am doing. Hopefully at some point I will be able to become a productive member of this writers' society.

Bellacantatrice


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Hi Bellacantatrice and welcome tothe Speakeasy.

Dana


sunny red


Apr 14, 2009, 3:27 AM

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Hi, Bellacantatrice. Welcome. And I'd say you have already published something of consequence.


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May 17, 2009, 4:30 PM

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Hey All,

I've been poking around the Speakeasy for a while, but just noticed this thread. Figured I'd put it to use. Other than furtively lurking around the P&W Web site, I write fiction and work as a freelance finance writer (boring but paying). I've published a few stories in lit journals (CrossConnect, Waccamaw, Shenandoah forthcoming), and I'm headed to the Iowa Writers' Workshop next year. You guys on the forum have been great--there's so much valuable info on here--and I'm looking forward to meeting some folks and helping out where I can.

All best,
Greg


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Melian


May 18, 2009, 1:12 PM

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Hello everyone,

I am JB and I live in Woodstock, GA. I am 25 years old. I am currently in college studying English. I mostly write poetry, but have taken on the challenge of writing a book. I am timid about people reading my work so I haven't been published as many times as most of you on here, but I am still young and hope to become less timid about my work. I don't have many friends seeing how I am not a big fan of people but that could be due to my social anxiety, who knows. So I have decided to join this forum to surround myself with others who I can probably relate to a bit better or something like that.

Bye.


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


May 18, 2009, 2:15 PM

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Melian, it gets easier to overcome your timidity and send your stuff out - just grit your teeth and do it a few times and you'll see. Hope you find what you're looking for here.


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
Most recently: Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days (Atwood, Bacigalupi, JCO, etc.)

Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


Melian


May 18, 2009, 10:05 PM

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Joanne, thank you for the kind words. But it is not the sending out part I am timid by it is others reading it and criticizing me. That is one thing I have always been bad with criticism.


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


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May 19, 2009, 8:10 AM

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Then don't worry about submitting. Most of the time you won't get any criticism at all, just a rejection or an acceptance.


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Melian


May 19, 2009, 8:18 AM

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Rejections aren't that bad. I hang up my rejections letters on the wall it gives me motivation to work harder =)

Thanks!


*~* verba volant, scripta manent *~*


JoanneMerriam
Joanne Merriam


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If an editor gives you criticism, it means they liked your work enough to take the trouble to reply personally, so it's actually a compliment (though it doesn't always feel that way). In any case most of the time you just get a form response as David points out. Good luck!


Editor: 7x20 * Upper Rubber Boot Books
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Writer: joannemerriam.com * The Glaze from Breaking (poetry)


sunny red


May 21, 2009, 12:37 AM

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Hey JB. Welcome. We haven't all published so don't worry about that. I've done the social anxiety thing. It can be conquered. Frankly, it never affected me in workshops because I didn't see that as a social gathering, but as academics or work. Those things I could handle. Maybe if you put it in that light, you won't feel so anxious. Then again I teach English, not psychology, so keep a can of Morton's on standby.


jutia

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May 25, 2009, 11:32 AM

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Hi,
I like to write fiction; I wrote a little novel that was set in San Francisco about a taxi driver, which in fact was published. I think it would make a good movie, but I don't want to write a screenplay. Anyway, I also wrote a first person piece about Parkinson's Disease; it's about 2200 words, not heavy or depressing, and if anyone has an idea of a place to send it, you could let me know. Thank you.


I like writing fiction, but recently I wrote a first person piece on Parkinson's Disease. It's about 2200 words, not heavy or depressing (I don't think) and I'd like to find the right place to publish it.


will won't
will dixon

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May 31, 2009, 12:27 AM

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hello everyone,

I guess I have tried to write for about as long as I could write-no, that is not an attempt at profundity-some detours along the way such as being dyslexic probably inspired me to try harder. Before computer days,yes there was indeed such a time, every few years I would take the assembled typed/handwritten pages and sometimes tear them up but most often burn them. Not as an attempt for the words to rise as prayers on the smoke, no, I either didn't like what I had written or just didn't want it anymore. Then with computers, I signed up for d-x, the online journal, and all was well, I could write, get feedback--mostly good, rarely threatening--- and I could always delete if I felt like it, and have what I wrote look good, if for no other reason for the layout of the pages it was written on. Then lo and behold, d-x decided to shut down--so now I have one file with five years of entries, one day at a time that could be deciphered. No thank you, if I haven't saved it somewhere else, then d-x deleted it for me. But writing has become more of a habit, mostly poetry, and I have some things published on P&W magazines. I am lucky enough to have been invited by Shirley Allard to become involved with WordCatalystMagazine, an excellent ezine, as a mostly monthly columnist, which means if I can get an acceptable column written in time for the publication date. This is proving to be interesting because I started out trying to write short prose and it always managed to morph into freestyle poetry. I guess a column can be be poetry, we'll see. If I didn't have a regular income (so far), I guess I could qualify to be a starving poet, having in the last 4-5 years won a grand total on $100 in a poetry contest at a community college--that prize coming as a gift certificate from Staples. I have had some nice e-mail conversations with editors of magazines after rejects--all have been friendly---well I guess that friendly has been a sliding scale of friendly. The hardest one came from an individual who said in so many words--and this was a prose submission---that he liked the first paragraph and it went downhill from there--that he didn't like parts of the work because they did this. that, and the other----well, this, that, and the other was what I intended for it to do. Life goes on. Take care.-will-


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Hi Will. Welcome to the Speakeasy.

:)


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sunny red


Jun 3, 2009, 2:31 AM

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Hey, Will. Welcome.


facets


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Hi Happy to join in. My name is Lee (facets) The facets of me are many, you see! I write essays and poetry. I am working on a book of a collection of both which compile what can be loosely termed a memoir. Still editing, revising and having lots of fun doing it! Of course real life gets in the way with work, family, etc. I have been writing for
about ten years. It started as a therapeutic exercise and grew from there. I am hoping ultimately to help other women from my experiences and also inject some humor into the hum drum lifestyle some human beings lead.
Have gotten lots of rejections from journals and magazines, so I guess some editors would rather remain hum drum.

TTFN Lee (facets)


sunny red


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Welcome to the forum, Lee.


Toaster


Aug 5, 2009, 3:49 AM

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Hello everyone!

I'm actually here to help out my fianc who is going to be applying for MFA programs this year. I've taken on the task of researching all the programs and helping him pick the best ones. I'll also be helping him coordinate, collect and send out the applications. In the last week I've looked at the website for 100+ programs... some of them have become like old friends I've visited them so much!

I love researching and I'm happy to help anyone here who'd like some direction finding a suitable program... in exchange maybe you can help me find my fianc his dream schools! Anyway, looking forward to getting to know everyone.

(Oh, and for the curious, my life's passion is history. I love books as well, especially big thick reference books and dense encyclopedias. I like cute things, riding my bicycle, wearing skirts, and knee socks. I also like toast!)


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Eli Langner

Aug 29, 2009, 5:23 PM

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Hello, everyone...I'm a poet originally from New York, now living in Tucson, AZ. I enjoy writing funny/quirky/serious poetry, and getting it published in various journals. I'm involved with some poetry reading and writing groups in my area, but now I'm expanding my orbit to include cyberspace ("metaphors be with you," as they say).


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Aug 29, 2009, 5:41 PM

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Welcome, Eli.


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Aug 31, 2009, 4:55 PM

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Welcome, Eli, thanks for the chuckle ("metaphors be with you").
Rachel


Aletifer


Oct 25, 2009, 1:53 AM

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Hi everybody,

I've been a lurker for a few months, but I figured it would be polite to give a hello before I start posting.

I've always enjoyed reading, but writing started as a hobby for me a few years ago. I have an environmental science background but these days I'm working as a technical editor, a gig I happily fell into. This year I thought long and hard about my career aspirations and discovered I cared a lot more about writing than I did about my previous work in the sciences.

I plan on applying for MFA programs once the application process stops scaring the hell out of me. I feel like I still have some reading and a lot more writing to do so until then, I'm looking forward to learning from you all.

- Jimmy


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A belated hello to you, Jimmy.

Dana


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Nov 30, 2009, 11:22 AM

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Hi, everyone! I'm a novelist with two published novels (most recently, The Wednesday Sisters, a national bestseller about a writing group, the struggle to get published, and the importance of reaching for our dreams - among other things). I'm currently writing a third novel under contract with Random House/Ballantine. I've published short stories and essays in numerous magazines, including commercial magazines like Writer's Digest and Runner's World, and literary magazines like The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Literary Review, etc. I also host a blog on which a wide range of writers post about writing and getting into print: 1st Books: Stories of How Writers Get Started. It's very much about how much rejection even the best writers endure on their way to getting published, and I hope will inspire people struggling to get into print to keep at it.

About the time I sold my first novel, I joined an online forum called Readerville, where there was a very supportive group of participating writers. Sadly, it hasn't survived. I'm hoping to find the same kind of supportive environment here that I had there.


Meg Waite Clayton, author of national bestseller, THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS, the forthcoming THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS (March 2011), and the Bellwether Prize finalist, THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT (paperback reissue summer 2011)
www.megwaiteclayton.com


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Nov 30, 2009, 12:50 PM

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Some of us here were also at Readerville. This is rather different, but also a good place to be, more oriented toward writers than readers.


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ywardhorner
Yvette


Nov 30, 2009, 4:21 PM

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hi Meg. I'll check out your blog. Reading about other people's rejection letters makes me feel better about my own!


Only Writing Can Save You


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>I'll check out your blog. Reading about other people's rejection letters makes me feel better about my own!

Funny how that works, isn't it? But hearing about others' post-rejection success always left me feeling if perseverance had worked for others it might for me (which it did!).


Meg Waite Clayton, author of national bestseller, THE WEDNESDAY SISTERS, the forthcoming THE FOUR MS. BRADWELLS (March 2011), and the Bellwether Prize finalist, THE LANGUAGE OF LIGHT (paperback reissue summer 2011)
www.megwaiteclayton.com


Nancy Hawkins


Jan 6, 2010, 6:09 PM

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     I hope I am doing this right - not posting in the wrong forum or something. I already spent about ten minutes running through all the names and passwords I'd ever used until I remembered the one I used to register here.
I have been writing since I can remember. I write fiction, pretty much, but I also like the essay format. I have two new year's resolutions: 1. I want to write humor and do a good job. I love Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, the late, great, Lewis Grizzard, the late, great Peg Bracken, Judith Viorst, Nick Hornby, Gene Weingarten, and of course, the best of the best -- Mark Twain.
2. My second resolution is to write well on my blog: contrarymaryclementine.blogspot.com
Mary Clementine was my grandmother's name - and she was a very contrary lady. I mean that as a compliment. She did not suffer fools, and she believed in doing things HER way. Happy New Year to all of you.


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Hi. I'm not a newbie writer or anything, just one that had stayed in the closet for some time and is now emerging. I was always a DIY writer, but am going for the whole shebang and going forth with my MFA. With that said, I enjoy poetry, my first taste of the literary fruit, but am bound to try and make my living off of fiction and perhaps a memoir. I'm here to connect. I've connected to fabulous writers, who are NOT school educated, on Twitter and I love the camaraderie of people who devour the written word. Quirky and self-abusive? Aren't all writers? I'd like to meet some writers from the Pittsburgh area (though I don't live there now, shortly I will be attending the University) so we can chat and perhaps hook up for coffee or something. With that said, I'll be checking in on this between work, school, twitter, my blogs, WD Writer's Community and various workshop sites.

Nice to meetcha!


jamieleighton


Mar 4, 2010, 9:18 PM

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Hi. I'm a lawyer for my day job. Realizing more and more that I enjoy creative writing more than being in the midst of conflict all the time. Today I had a very emotionally draining day trying to defend someone in a restraining order hearing. I've been dealing with a difficult estate. I'm stressed out all the time. I attend a monthly poetry group and workshop which is fantastic. I wish I could get an MFA and teach and leave the practice of law behind. I haven't had a lot of time or money to send work out. Anyway, I'll check back here. Would like to communicate with more writing friends.


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Jump in and start communicating. We'll communicate back, if we can.

Welcome!


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Apr 16, 2010, 8:07 AM

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hello everyone, i'm the new guy! name's randall. i'm a very stand-offish (is that hyphen appropriate?) person, who has recently become interested in communicating with others who share a love of writing. i had an extremely brutal childhood, and my only form of escape was reading. now i realize a lot of people found thier inspiration in reading more memorable, and even powerful novels and poems, however my first book was The Wishsong of Shannara by Terry Brooks. now, i don't want to discredit mr. Brooks, but for an 11 year old misfit, the idea of an ability such as magical song was awesome! then i read The Hobbit, along with Dune and (oddly enough) The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth, and Other Stories. now in that last book i read, there is some interesting poetry, and i was sort of inspired to try writing some of my own. i immersed myself in reading novels and writing poetry. i have shared my poetry with a few people, but they didn't get it, so i haven't shown it to anyone since. i'd like to share some with the literary world but don't know what to do or what risks there may be, so here i am. if anyone has advice, please give. but mostly i just want to share thoughts and make friends.


I brought a star
down with a wish,
and was rewarded with a kiss
for my confusion.
But for ecstacy is all I cared;
so now I truly seek to share
this gift with all the world.


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Well, we are generally pretty friendly. We don't share work here, although some of us do send it to each other. Poke around and I hope you'll find some interesting conversations to join. Welcome!


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Apr 24, 2010, 7:59 PM

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I guess since I've been posting regularly for the last few days, I should introduce myself.

I'm Jim Ryals and I moved from the Los Angeles area to Louisiana almost three years ago when my wife got an offer she couldn't refuse ("except that it's in New Orleans, dear"). Because of the combination of her salary and the unbelievably low cost of living here compared with California (plus the fact that we sold our house two weeks before the jumbo mortgage market cratered), we decided that I would cease my own law practice of twenty years to focus on my writing and taking care of our kids rather than continue to raise them by surrogate.

It took a year or so, but I started writing seriously in 2009, got into grad school last fall, and discovered the wonderful world of rejection letters in December of last year.

Since December 18, I've received 57 rejections and 2 acceptances. My first short story will come out online in Underground Voices next month and also in the print edition at the end of the year. Another short story of mine will come out in this year's edition of descant. Since these are the only two stories I've submitted, with any seriousness (I have four others that I'm dabbling with but which have helped the rejection count), I'm pretty pleased.

Because I had no idea how competitive it was and because it was fairly close to home, I applied to the Sewanee Writers' Conference for this summer. Ignorance is bliss, because had I known I might not have applied. I haven't been rejected yet, so fingers crossed.

That's it for now, other than to say that from my conversations here so far, this seems to be a pretty supportive and impressive group. A great combination.


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Apr 24, 2010, 8:44 PM

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Welcome, Jim!

Since there is no application fee for Sewanee (nor for Bread Loaf), you aren't risking anything but disappointment by applying. (At least that's how I see it.) This was my first year applying to Sewanee, and I got wait listed. When did you apply? From what I gather, you hear in six weeks, up or maybe. I know only about one outright rejection, and that person announced it on March 18. I don't know when that person applied.

Congratulations on your upcoming publications. That's a 2% acceptance rate. That's better than I am doing, batting zero right now.


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Apr 24, 2010, 8:49 PM

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welcome jim & good luck with sewanee.


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Apr 24, 2010, 10:17 PM

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You'll get there. I'm sure I have no more talent than you. Perseverance is the key. Keep sending out those submissions. Fiction, other than poetry, is the most subjective thing there is.


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Apr 24, 2010, 10:18 PM

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jitall -

Thanks! I'll let everyone know.

But I'm still on pins and needles.

ST


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Jim Ryals

Apr 24, 2010, 10:20 PM

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Silkentent:

I applied on February 10. Sorry to have missed the question. Hey, a wait list is a boat load better than a rejection.

ST


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I applied on February 10. Sorry to have missed the question. Hey, a wait list is a boat load better than a rejection.


I applied on Feb 10 as well. Yours must have gone into another round. Evidently they already know I'm second string. Sewanee's rolling admission policy truly baffles me.


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Jim Ryals

Apr 24, 2010, 11:58 PM

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I played the law school games a long time ago. Who's in who's out who's waitlisted. Don't bother to analyze it. Maybe I missed a mail drop. Mabe they are waiting on something or someone we dont know. Right now, you are in a better position than me. You are on a wait list. I'm on a mail box list. You are in a good place.

Let's both keep hoping. Maybe we'll meet there.

Jim


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Apr 25, 2010, 7:30 PM

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Jim, welcome aboard! And congratulations on the acceptances! Let us know when that first story is online so we can check it out & heap appropriate praise your way!



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Apr 26, 2010, 9:51 AM

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Thanks!

I gather the first story should be up the end of the week. I'll post a link in the success section.


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May 23, 2010, 1:25 AM

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Replying since I don't see how to do a "New"
I write many poems daily, very short, strong influences A. R. Ammons "Collected Poems: 1951 - 1971" and Lucille Clifton whose form of writing is by far closest to what I was already writing for good part of a year. I have read all her poems / books that I could find to purchase. Follow on Twitter: BobzGone


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Jul 14, 2010, 2:45 AM

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Hi All,

I'm May, a 50-something Japanese American from Hawaii. Currently live in Maryland with my husband and our sailboat, Closinuf. Before MD I lived in NJ (Rutgers -- Douglass College, BA Microbiology with minor in Genetics), Egypt, and southern CA (Newport Beach).

Started writing six years ago and have two drafts of novels and three partials rotting in files. Made my first submission to a local journal last year, which was accepted and published. I've taken ump-teen courses at Gotham Writers Workshop and want to do an MFA but must first convince a certain engineer it would be worth the time and money.

Joined a poetry group in January, wrote a poem each day in April for National Poetry Month. The unbelievable happened in June -- an editor pulled the pages out of my hands at a poetry reading and said she wanted to publish the poem.

Attended The Gettysburg Review Conference for Writers last month, a wonderful fiction workshop with Lee K. Abbott.

Looking forward to interacting with all 'yall at Poets and Writers.



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Jul 14, 2010, 8:46 AM

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RU Rah Rah! I spent a lot of time hanging out at Douglass when I was at Rutgers, probably just before your time.

Welcome to the Speakeasy, May.


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Jul 29, 2010, 1:22 PM

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Hello, everyone.

My name is Jackie and I am a writer.

A brief autobiography: As a youngster, I always loved the written word. I constantly wrote poems, songs, stories, etc. and I received accolades. In my 20s, I wrote professionally in many fields, such as marketing communications, journalism and PR, and I "dabbled" in creative writing on the side. I decided to get "serious" about writing and I entered creative writing classes with limited success. (Limited by my own fear, but that is a different discussion). Then, life happened. I got sidetracked (willingly) with other professional ventures that I thought I needed to pursue and the writing stopped all together. That was in 1995.

Flash-forward now: I am a "Jackie" a bit older, a tiny bit jaded and bored professionally. I cleaned out my closet the other day and stumbled across a novel that I had started back in 1993. I dusted it off and let it sit on my desk a few days. I decided to pick it up last Sunday and asked my husband if he wanted to hear something funny.

He listened. No noise, no sound, no comment. After 30 pages, I was done. He looked at me and said, "Why didn't you tell me you are a writer?" There was no way to answer that question that would not involve a 3-day conversation, so I didn't answer him. He encouraged me to pick it back up again.

So, here I am, desperately needing a place with "like-minded" people to help me navigate back to the creative places in my soul that have been dormant for so, so long. I would like to try to finish my novel. I have no huge illusions or dreams of making it "big" some day (Ok, well, maybe I do.) When I am finished, if I decide my novel is crap and needs to go back in the closet to be unearthed again after my demise, that is ok, too. I, at least, finished it.

Thanks for reading and please say "hello!"

Best,
--Jackie


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Hello, everyone.

My name is Jackie and I am a writer.


Hi, Jackie.


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Hello Jackie!


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Welcome Jackie!

Dive right in, you'll find Speakeasy to be a great resource.


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Welcome, Jackie. Like each of us, you begin where you are. Find some joy on the pathway and try to sprinkle some of it on others as you go.


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Welcome, Jackie. I hope you find what you're looking for here.


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agatha74


Aug 15, 2010, 2:20 AM

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Hi I'm Agatha and new to online writing sites. But I thought I would try this one. I've been writing poetry for about 12 years and would like some exposure and feedback from other writers. I write about the inner world, mostly, thoughts and feelings rather than what I view outside my window. I think I write to frame what I feel in some kind of concrete way, not so much to offer a reason I feel this way to others, but more as an attempt to put into words that which is unexplainable to myself in any other way. Poetry provides this venue for me. Poetry also, I think, allows me to remain hidden behind the words as so often poetry is to the reader a different experience than to the writer. So hello. I look forward to meeting some of you.


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Hello everyone!

I think I'll introduce myself too :)

I've been 'lurking' a bit on these boards the past week or so, not really sure how/if to jump into conversations.

My name's Katie, I'm an MFA student and I'm currently in the thesis stage. Its so stressful. I think I'll use the speakeasy as a reason to procrastinate. I'm young (23!) and have lots and lots to learn about this whole biz, and honestly sometimes I feel very lost. I've recently published my first chapbook, and I'm trying to build up a decent CV in hopes of one day getting a 'real job' :-p I know that I have so much to learn, and I'm grateful that the speakeasy exists as a forumn for poets/writers to well... speak easy. LoL.

Oh, check out my blog if you have a chance. It's about my journey from MFA student to graduate, and tracks my successes and (many) failures. http://www.katiehoerth.blogspot.com It's definately not all professional or anything, its more just a record of my personal journey so that I can look back and see how far I've come.

Thanks all!! : ) : ) : )


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Oh, check out my blog if you have a chance. It's about my journey from MFA student to graduate, and tracks my successes and (many) failures. http://www.katiehoerth.blogspot.com It's definately not all professional or anything, its more just a record of my personal journey so that I can look back and see how far I've come.

Thanks all!! : ) : ) : )



You might consider providing some identification for UTPA for the unintiated. I know a lot of schools, but I'd never heard of this, and had to look it up.


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University of Texas at Port Arthur?


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Yes! UTPA = University of Texas Pan American

We are very small and just starting our MFA program. Our first graduating class just finished up this past December! I
was part of the first cohert of students admitted in 2007, but I kind of fell behind everyone else. I'll be graduating this May, God willing.

The program focuses on literary translation and border writing, which is perfect because our university is just a little hop from Mexico. Its a wonderful program, but of course its going through some growing pains. Most of our students are nontraditional, in that they work, have family obligations, ect aside from being an MFA student. I think the best thing about our program, though, is the community we've forged. UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, which isn't exactly a big city (nearest 'big city' is San Antonio which is at least four hours away driving!), so there wasn't much of a thriving art scene here. But its growing so much! Now we have poetry nights at local coffee houses, a wonderful poetry festival, and we even have a community service project associated with our program for juvenile detention centers. Our area is one of the poorest in the entire nation, which I think gives our writers a very unique voice. (oh, and tuition is uber cheap!)

Right now, I think our program rated at the very bottom of the MFA list - but we're so new! So it is understandable. I'm a big UTPA fan... lol... in case you can't tell. I did my undergrad here and now I work here too in academic advising. Its the kind of place where everyone knows everyone... even though the whole university has like 20,000 students. Its so homey and I can't imagine living anywhere but here, but alas - I think once I finish my MFA I will have outgrown this place. I'm currently on the lookout for PhD programs, but that's a bit of a step away.

Did I miss anything? Let me know if I did : )


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Don't worry about where your program is rated. The only valid measure of an MFA program is: did it help you improve your writing?


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Hi all,

My name is Maria and I have already joined in some forums, so I guess it's time to introduce myself!

This will be brief because it's past my bed time and it seems I can't get myself to bed. I have been trying to get myself on the page before my day job/career - which means getting up at 5 AM. I did well for a few weeks, well, then summer proceeded and I had friends over and some fun. Now it's hard to get back once you've strayed away.

I work the standard 9-5 hours unless there is a crisis. Weekends are when I write. I have invested my life in my career in my profession as a social worker. I have been fitting in as much as I can with the creative writing. I write poetry and have begun to write some short stories - I finished two for the first time in my live just a couple of months ago! I mean, first time, ever! I wish I had people to share the deep joy I felt in those moments.You see, it's a big deal to me: I have a BA in psychology and a Master's in social work. No Lit background whatsoever, so I have no foundation apart from what I read, which never feels enough (fiction). On real life, however, well, there's a lot I have seen, read, lived on that.

That's me in a nutshell. I will be going in and out of forums, hope to see you there. Oh, I've only been published once, ever - in a small chapbook anthology called Voices of Brooklyn. Published by an independent press called face2face press, which seemed to have disappeared. It does not make one feel good about their 'published' work. That was in 2001 anyhow. I've done a lot of spoken word/poetry readings since then. I have enjoyed that also. My focus now is how to get my work published.

Nice to know there is this space. Looking forward to reading what everyone has to say.
All the best,
M.


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I think Barry Malzberg started as a social worker. You can Google him if you don't know his stuff; many, many publications.

Welcome, Maria!


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Hello to all the lovely people of Speakeasy,
My name is Jeffrey B. I hail from the southern tip of Connecticut, and am 19 presently going to school at Adelphi University on Long Island . I've been doing creative writing for several years, probably going on four. I started off strictly poetry but now I've broadened my horizons to prose, and even some screen plays. I am back on track hoping to get published. I really want to find someone who can help me get my writing to the next level. My email is jeffanity@gmail.com if anyone needs/wants to reach me


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Aw, shucks thank you for that! I will look him up.

;-)
M.


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Aug 24, 2010, 1:39 PM

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Hi, Everyone.

I have pretty varied listserv experience but this is my first forum just for writers. I'm a poet and graphic novelist with a huge crush on visual art. Like many here, I have an MFA and the name of the Ivy League school it's from has opened more than a few doors to employment, though the job I'm hired for is almost never the job I create, once I'm there. I'm a writer of Web articles now, and leap from topic to topic as if I know where I'm about to land. I have a fair amount of fine arts publications and awards and if you sweep them together they make quite a nice pile -- to sleep in or burn, I haven't decided. It's loud now, with construction a few stories down, and my co-workers have gone to lunch. I've been reading the posts in different threads and can't wait to see whose icon and name begins to feel familiar as their voice emerges in a consistent way. I'd like to eventually be part of some live poetry or cartooning group in NYC -- it's been too long since I've done that -- but this feels like a good way to start dialogue, too. God, now the clanging of some huge metal thing is making the honking cabs seem diminutive and sweet. I have to get back to work, writing a video script -- I just sent an article on Czeslaw Milosz's death to our Polish videographer, who is the only person here who would know the name or care. Not counting the hundreds on this list -- which is another reason why I'm here.

Have a great day.
Scout


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Hi, Everyone.

I have to get back to work, writing a video script -- I just sent an article on Czeslaw Milosz's death to our Polish videographer, who is the only person here who would know the name or care.

Where is "here?"


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Okay, now I feel like a moron -- my Polish friend at work tells me Milosz died over five years ago -- note to self, check the date on the PDF -- my bad. A humbled Scout.


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I just sent an article on Czeslaw Milosz's death to our Polish videographer, who is the only person here who would know the name or care. Not counting the hundreds on this list -- which is another reason why I'm here.



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mvictoria


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Hey Scout,

If you ever do a poetry gigs, I'd be interested in hearing about it.
Do you have a favorite venue?
~M.


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Dec 3, 2010, 6:34 AM

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Hi:

I just joined and saw someone's intro saying their post new button is not highlighted. I can't even see one. But, i always have trouble like this - so I'm replying to you. Hope you can tell me how to find the post new button.

thanks

dw


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We've changed the name of this forum to Announcements & Introductions in order to give new patrons a place to post their first time hellos.

If you've just joined the Speakeasy or you're finally ready to come out of lurking mode, please stop by here and say Hi.


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Kibbles


Dec 9, 2010, 1:34 AM

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Hello everyone. I'm a 21 year old college student, and the fact that I'm still academically eligible with my current grades is pretty remarkable, makes me wonder if the school cares about anything other than my tuition payments - I think I already know the answer to that question though.

Outside of my dreadful school experience I'm a pretty simple kid - that's another way of saying I'm very lazy - if I could sit on the couch all day and write, then go play video games at night - that rhymed, see, I'm a poet - I'd do it in a heartbeat. I'll probably be one of those basement bums leeching off their parents well into their 40's, but hey, I'm an only child, what else could you expect?

Anywho, good luck to all of you aspiring writers like myself, seeya around the site.


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Welcome, Kibbles.


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Welcome Kibbles!

And yes, you're right, that's pretty much all university's care about ;) I won't tell you how I know that, but trust me on this one lol!


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Dec 13, 2010, 12:10 AM

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Hello, I'm Rowan. Have posted a couple of times here before introducing myself...I hope that wasn't rude of me. I'm generally shy of talking to strangers on the internet, but it's nice to see a community of writers interacting and I'm glad to be a part of it! I currently live in New Orleans and write fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.


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Welcome, Rowan.


Om Shanti


girlseeksplace
Brianna Soloski
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Jan 29, 2011, 2:57 PM

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Hi everyone! I just bought my first issues of Poets & Writers last night and am looking forward to reading them. I'm excited to have found these boards, as well.

My name is Brianna and I currently live in Las Vegas. It's not as glamorous as it sounds and I definitely don't love it, but I'm making the most of my situation.

As for my writing life, I freelance for a local monthly and am in the midst of editing my first novel (which I wrote during NaNoWriMo '10). I also write short stories and can be found blogging at girlseeksplace.wordpress.com. I hope you'll check out my blog and tell me what you think.

When I'm not writing, I can be found with my nose in a book or working on a craft project (I scrapbook and embroider). I'm excited to dig around the boards and get to know everyone. Happy Saturday!


~Brianna~

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facebook.com/onecraftylibrarian
twitter: @girlseeksplace


pongo
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Jan 29, 2011, 3:15 PM

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Welcome, Brianna. Look around, make yourself at home, and join the conversation.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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Brianna Soloski
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Jan 29, 2011, 3:19 PM

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Welcome, Brianna. Look around, make yourself at home, and join the conversation.



~Brianna~

girlseeksplace.wordpress.com
facebook.com/onecraftylibrarian
twitter: @girlseeksplace


Oceandale
glenna hall

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Feb 3, 2011, 4:24 AM

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Hi I'm a new member. As far as writing goes it does travel way back to a time when I was little about 6 or 7. Little stories of a few sentences at that time; none of which was kept. As I grew older I continued to write however life's circumstances have caused them to be no more. About the time I married in 1972 there was an awakening and when our child was born I wrote a piece of poetic prose for my husband and called it ' A Single Rose' and then when our child was 2yrs of age I wrote another piece called 'Conception' and it wasn't till the 1980's that I began to write again and quite a lot. There was another lull and than in the 90's some and then in this decade flowing faster to a collection of about 34 and counting.

My work is copyrighted and under a title. Just now need to publish. When I first sent out the application to copyright one would have thought that I looked like I was beginning the process of giving a part of myself away.

As I write this my hands are shaking over the keys. Guess I'm a tad nervous.

I do look forward to the journey ahead and communicating and sharing with you along our shared journeys.

Take Care and Be Well,

Ciao, Oceandale


rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Feb 3, 2011, 7:49 AM

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Welcome to the Speakeasy. Wander, linger, and please join in the conversations.


Om Shanti


KathyConde
Kathy Conde

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Feb 3, 2011, 10:18 PM

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Welcome Oceandale!


http://www.kathyconde.com


Oceandale
glenna hall

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Feb 3, 2011, 10:32 PM

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Hi, Oceandale here! Thanks so much for your reply and I do mean that and look forward to engaging
conversation in future. I will probably asking many of you for help, especially early on and every
important step that I take.


Take Care and Be Well, Kathy


Ciao, Oceandale.


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Feb 7, 2011, 10:51 PM

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Howdy. I already posted a separate, brief intro message back on the 29th--" hearty salutations"--and then just now noticed this more generic, sticky thread. Okay, I won't bother you with the same stuff posted on my earlier intro. Just thought "all the action" is over here, perhaps (so to speak)? This site sure seems pretty quiet, all things considered, no? I feel as though I should be yelling, in order to wake everyone up!



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


pongo
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Feb 8, 2011, 11:54 AM

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We have our rhythms. Sometimes it's slow for a while, and then it livens up. I don't see anything wrong with that.

If you want to jazz it up, instead of yelling, post a comment that we will all want to comment on (rather than argue with). We prefer discussion to shouting.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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typeWpersonality
No one you know


Feb 8, 2011, 12:21 PM

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Pongo, it was a metaphorical "yell" only. Just surprising to me that, with so many members, these threads seem so...well...sluggish. Anyway, I'll post something else (in a more appropriate thread) for discussion. (Oh, sorry about that bad link; looks as though you can't do that--link directly to other threads--in this forum/set-up as you can in others.)



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


jason
Jason K. Chapman / Moderator

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Feb 9, 2011, 5:45 PM

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(Oh, sorry about that bad link; looks as though you can't do that--link directly to other threads--in this forum/set-up as you can in others.)


You can if you use a valid URL. You tried to use:

Code
gforum.cgi/?post=302128;sb=post_latest_reply....

as opposed to:

Code
www.pw.org/speakeasy/gforum.cgi/?post=302128;sb=post_latest_reply....


The easiest way to grab a link to a specific post (and its thread) is to get it from the link that reads "Shortcut" in the box where the post information is.


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Feb 9, 2011, 6:57 PM

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Okay, will do. Thanks, jason.



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


rueroo
R.L.M.

Mar 14, 2011, 7:20 PM

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Hi, New to it all. As I tool around I am denied access to some pages. It says I don't have access to "Main Index," and someone wrote me a private note which I got in my email. When I tried to reply to it in the link, same thing. Help?

Thank you


Celena
Celena McDonnell


Mar 25, 2011, 10:40 PM

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Hello, everyone. My name's Celena. I just started this creative writing about 2 months ago and am enjoying myself sooo much. I have been more into formal letter writing in the past. But, I'm a single mom of 6 kids and they are what I typically write about. Because it's crazy stuff! I would love to find out how to post some of my "poetry" and get the chance to find out what people think and get some critique.

Writing helps me deal with everything. Seeing your life in writing, and an honest look at your feelings...well, there's no better therapy!

Thank you for having me!


Zaireeka
Thomas Ketchersid


Mar 30, 2011, 1:16 PM

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Yo. Lurked around the forum for about a year and figured I may as well jump on in. I'm 23 and will finally be finishing up my undergrad at the end of this year. Currently considering an MFA and trying, with everyone else, to get my poetry and fiction published; the typical stuff.


I am not my own machine.


kscrawford


Mar 30, 2011, 6:32 PM

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Hi, all.

I'm definitely new to the Speakeasy and am still finding my way. I'm a early thirties-ish new mom who's been telling stories and lies since I could talk. I earned a BA in English and Speech & Communications Studies, a MA in English, and I'm about to embark on the MFA in Writing adventure. I've been accepted to several schools and am trying to decide, which is a wonderful and frustrating thing.

I've been a lifeguard, backpacking guide and newspaper reporter. Currently I teach English as an adjunct instructor at a small, liberal arts college in N.C. My creative work has appeared in South Loop Review, the Santa Fe Writer's Project, Wilderness House Literary Review, and regional magazines and newspapers. I've written an historical novel and was able to acquire an agent, though he hasn't found a publisher (and it's been a few years). I've thoroughly enjoyed writing residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Montana Artists Refuge, and I'd love to do more... though with a toddler, my writer's life has certainly changed.

I'm hopeful about being a writer, and I've got a lot to learn.

My best to all of you,

KSC


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Mar 30, 2011, 6:33 PM

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Welcome, rueroo.






Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Mar 30, 2011, 6:34 PM

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Welcome, Celena.



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Mar 30, 2011, 6:35 PM

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Welcome, Zaireeka.



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


typeWpersonality
No one you know


Mar 30, 2011, 6:37 PM

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Welcome, KSC.



Life has an expiration date--enjoy it now!


Only0x
Ken Hodges

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Apr 21, 2011, 3:12 PM

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hello everyone, the name is Ox. i'm new to speak easy but not new to the world of poetry. i've been writting since i was 6 though started taking it serious around 20 (im 26 now). since then i've done openmic and spoken word events and am working really hard on completing my book/spoken word album. just restarted my blog (check my pro for the link). Have some major set backs that held me from pursuing my writting career the way i've wanted to but i'm in a better place now and am ready to get back to where i was and surpass that. hopefully you guys can help me.... looking forward to making alot of great new friends here... :)


"One who knows no boundaries knows no limitations to the amount of greatness one may portray from within self" - Ox

Weapon0frevolution.wordpress.com


pongo
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Apr 21, 2011, 5:02 PM

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Welcome, Ox.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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Ismael


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Apr 22, 2011, 6:37 AM

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Welcome to the community, Ox.


Ismael
http://www.paullamb.wordpress.com


Only0x
Ken Hodges

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Apr 22, 2011, 8:39 AM

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Thanx for the warm welcomes everyone.... :)


"One who knows no boundaries knows no limitations to the amount of greatness one may portray from within self" - Ox

Weapon0frevolution.wordpress.com


whitetree
JEM Tallant

Jun 15, 2011, 5:59 PM

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Greetings!

I am really a "noob" as my son would say, so I've never done anything like this before. I just wanted to say hello to the writing community. I am working on my Master of Fine Arts at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and will be graduating this Fall.

I could use some help with the basics, such as how to post in the right places, how to reply to groups and individuals, and anything else useful I might need to know. Is there a place with the basic instructions on this website?

Thanks for this forum, and I look forward to connecting with all of you!


pongo
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Jun 15, 2011, 7:28 PM

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Welcome, whitetree.

Just look around on each page. The links are pretty well labeled for "reply" and all that. In general, we reply to the whole thread, rather than to individuals. You can use a name if you want to specify to whom you're replying, or you can quote in replying, or you can go back to the main menu and send a private message if you prefer.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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maybemd


Jun 16, 2011, 12:42 AM

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Seconding your welcome to Speakeasy!


Schrijver

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Jun 20, 2011, 3:03 AM

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A greeting from Seattle where it remains, this week, in the middlefifties, though it is almost July! Thus, for this SpeakEasy forum, I am calling myself RainWriter. I am a writer of literary fiction with several stories in the literary journals, and a lovely writing award from Carolina Quarterly in 2003. But I am here, browsing this site, to discover what a selfpublished author might do with two beautiful works.

I have two semiautobiographical novels up on lulu.com regarding a Dutch immigrant childhood, but realize it will take forever to learn to market and promote them myself. I am curious about the selling of subsidiary rights for these kinds of works... Foreign rights, film rights, hardcover reprint rights. Tell me your stories if you have experience there! Cheers. Good words to you.=)

http://www.bernadettejoolen.com
http://theblogstress.blogspot.com/


pongo
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Jun 20, 2011, 11:21 AM

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In many ways it remains in the middle Fifties here in Tennessee, too, although that's a political judgement, not weather.

Welcome to the Speakeasy!


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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Schrijver

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Jun 20, 2011, 12:37 PM

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Ha! And, thank you.=) I like your article in P&W about the Speakeasy!


pongo
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Jun 20, 2011, 12:54 PM

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Thanks. Now dive in.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


KathyConde
Kathy Conde

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Jun 21, 2011, 2:04 PM

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Welcome, RainWriter!


http://www.kathyconde.com


Schrijver

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Jun 22, 2011, 12:32 AM

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Thank you, Kathy, how lovely your site is!! I was a late-mother too (39). I agree with all that you say! Let's keep in touch!~~b...=)


Schrijver

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Jun 22, 2011, 12:40 AM

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Pongo, will you share the secret of how you came to have links in your signature section?! I tried it with HTML code, but to no avail. This new forum girl would love to know! Thank you!!~~bernadette...


KathyConde
Kathy Conde

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Jun 22, 2011, 12:46 AM

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Thanks Bernadette! So glad you checked out the site. I appreciate your feedback on it.


http://www.kathyconde.com


pongo
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Jun 22, 2011, 10:29 AM

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Pongo, will you share the secret of how you came to have links in your signature section?! I tried it with HTML code, but to no avail. This new forum girl would love to know! Thank you!!~~bernadette...


I may have switched to Markup post style. I think I just went to the Edit Profile section and just put them in. I know nothing about html.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


Schrijver

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Jun 22, 2011, 2:35 PM

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Oh, thanks! I think it worked!!

I just went to Edit Speakeasy Profile and put my addresses in with the markup tags. Found the markup tips in the Basic Editor here, in case anyone else is stuck on this!

Ta daa!! I didn't know about post markup before.=)


gutcheck
Carter Hardy

Jul 14, 2011, 10:23 PM

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New to the forum. Would just like to say hello!


maybemd


Jul 14, 2011, 10:27 PM

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Welcome Carter!


gutcheck
Carter Hardy

Jul 14, 2011, 10:35 PM

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Aspiring writer and would like to know of websites that would benefit me?


pongo
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Jul 15, 2011, 9:28 AM

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Well, there's this one. It's full of advice and information and leads to other web sites.

Perhaps you could be more specific about your needs.

And welcome!


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Jul 15, 2011, 2:33 PM

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Welcome!


Om Shanti


sjd
Sandra D


Jul 22, 2011, 6:15 PM

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HI! My name is Sandy and I am from North of Boston.
I am 50 years old with a 30 year career as an engineer. Writing is my first love and as part of my midlife crisis I re-enrolled in school. I attend SNHU as a creative writing major. I have about a year to go and fully intend to start applying to LRMFA programs. I am a fiction writer - women's lit (not be confused with Chick lit).
I have been writing for years and am just now stepping out of the closet. Any advice is much appreciated.
I have too many questions to ask, but for starters: Good writing groups local or online? Advice for submissions to MFA programs? Contests?


Sandy D


pongo
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Jul 22, 2011, 10:13 PM

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Sally, welcome. And you'll find answers, or at least the right place to ask, for those questions deeper into the Speakeasy.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

http://home.comcast.net/~david.m.harris/site/


rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Jul 23, 2011, 1:19 PM

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Welcome. Lots of answers here. Lots of questions, too!


Om Shanti


elli
Ellen Meeropol

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Jul 23, 2011, 2:50 PM

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Welcome, Sandy - so glad to see you here.

Elli


Ellen

www.ellenmeeropol.com


maybemd


Jul 23, 2011, 5:52 PM

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Welcome Sally.

I sent you a PM (think I neglected to type something in the "subject" heading -- sorry about that) about an an on-line critique group.


kconde
Kathy Conde


Jul 24, 2011, 12:07 AM

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Welcome!


http://www.kathyconde.com


maybemd


Jul 26, 2011, 11:16 AM

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In Reply To
HI! My name is Sandy and I am from North of Boston.
I am 50 years old with a 30 year career as an engineer. Writing is my first love and as part of my midlife crisis I re-enrolled in school. I attend SNHU as a creative writing major. I have about a year to go and fully intend to start applying to LRMFA programs. I am a fiction writer - women's lit (not be confused with Chick lit).
I have been writing for years and am just now stepping out of the closet. Any advice is much appreciated.
I have too many questions to ask, but for starters: Good writing groups local or online? Advice for submissions to MFA programs? Contests?



Opps -- I sent a PM to "Sally" but is your name actually Sandy? Sorry about that.


sjd
Sandra D


Jul 26, 2011, 7:01 PM

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Not sure who Sally is, but I may have stolen her user name!
OFf to fix.
Sandy


Sandy D


sjd
Sandra D


Jul 26, 2011, 7:22 PM

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And so it begins!
Thanks for your help.
Sandy


Sandy D


xperdunn
Xper Dunn

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Aug 16, 2011, 3:44 PM

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Hi
My name is Chris Dunn and I'm from Northern Westchester (a NYC suburb).
My misadventures and idiosyncrasies can be viewed most easily by Googling my 'screen name', XPERDUNN.
I have a YouTube Channel by the same name.
I have a book of poetry (self-illustrated) posted (thru WordPress) as bearlybliss.com .
I write a bunch of essays, but I post them to my Facebook page. No one seemed to read my bloggings (www.seagrayblue.blogspot.com, et. al.) so I started posting as Notes on my Facebook profile. Some few people sometimes read my stuff there, which is a welcome change.

In a former life I wrote ad copy and copy-edited magazine articles and newsletters, illustrated an educational newsletter, and played computer-maven at a direct-marketing agency.


XperDunn


rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Aug 16, 2011, 3:57 PM

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Welcome to the P&W Speakeasy.


Om Shanti


pongo
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Aug 16, 2011, 5:09 PM

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Welcome, Chris.

Where in Westchester? I spent a decade or so in southern Putnam County -- Cold Spring and Garrison.


The Review Mirror, available at www.unsolicitedpress.com

Difficult Listening, Sundays from ten to noon (Central time), at http://www.radiofreenashville.org/.

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maybemd


Aug 16, 2011, 9:45 PM

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Hi Chris and welcome to Speakeasy!


xperdunn
Xper Dunn

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Aug 17, 2011, 1:38 PM

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I love a sense of humor. But the subject is bifurcated: the humane thing to do is to encourage everyone to express themselves however they wish-- the practical thing to do is to discourage writers with no voice or talent. I hate being practical, but I recognize the same impulse that makes us create can often become, for some of us, a sharp blade. I do my judging based largely on the premise that I would not pass judgement by many others--and also on the fact that I haven't any authority over other peoples ideas.
Glad to be here


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Yes, Cold Spring is just 15 minutes West of here, I'd guess. Greetings, fellow New Yawkah.
I love the idea of 'Difficult Listening'. As a young man, I listened to Igor Stravinsky's Ballet Suites--they seemed a complete cacophony to me, but I sensed that familiarity would help me 'get' it. Then, one day I found myself playing the music from "Fire Bird" in my head, and I realized that I wanted to get to a turntable right away, and listen and listen and listen. I've continued enjoying Stravinsky and used a similar embrace of the awkward-and-initially-unlovable to become a fan of the solo violin, Prokofiev, Franck, and others...
Many of my favorite 'Hard' SciFi writers are also the result of this approach: Ursula LeGuin, Greg Bear, Sherri Tepper, Connie Willis, and Ian Banks. Connie W. and Ian B., in particular, are the most densely written--but one's stick-to-it-ive-ness is amply rewarded.


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Thanks, glad to be here, Mr. Kostuck!
I never see the sanskrit "Shanti" without thinking of the trio of them that form the last line of "The Wasteland".


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Robert Kostuck


Aug 17, 2011, 2:25 PM

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Ah . . .

'The river sweats/ oil and tar/ the barges drift/ with the turning tide/ red sails, wide to leeward/ swing from the heavy spar/ the barges wash/ the drifting logs/ down Greenwich Reach/ past the Isle of Dogs.'


Om Shanti

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Inexplicable splendour of Ionian white and gold.


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Aug 31, 2011, 3:22 PM

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Hello, all!

I'm a 31-year-old sci-fi/fantasy/speculative fiction writer who occasionally attempts mainstream fiction and creative nonfiction.

I'm a mother of two, a wife of ten years, and a glorified administrative assistant.

I'm a blogger: Revelations in Absurdity and The Literate Beast.

I'm a tweeter:@RevsinAbs, @LiterateBeast.

I'm a future MFA applicant.

I'm a pessimistic optimist, hoping for the best and planning for the worst.

I'm an introverted extrovert, seemingly comfortable in the heart of the crowd, but usually preferring a quiet corner.


Websites: The Literate Beast and Revelations in Absurdity
Twitter: @LiterateBeast and @RevsinAbs



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Welcome, Barbara. Sounds as though you'll fit in here.


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I'm a pessimistic optimist, hoping for the best and planning for the worst.

I'm an introverted extrovert, seemingly comfortable in the heart of the crowd, but usually preferring a quiet corner.



*like!* & welcome!


Om Shanti


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Kathy Conde


Sep 1, 2011, 6:06 PM

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Welcome, Barbara!


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Bwalkk
Bruce Walker

Sep 26, 2011, 2:46 AM

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Hello everyone. My name is Bruce Walker and I'm excited to be here. I have not participated in a forum regarding novel writing and I'm eager to get my feet wet.


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I think we've mostly got that mopped up, but welcome anyway.


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Kathy Conde


Sep 26, 2011, 11:56 PM

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Welcome, Bruce. You will find lots of good discussion here. And always good to hear new voices.


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Carole G.
Carole Giangrande

Nov 2, 2011, 10:36 AM

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Hello, I'm a novelist living in Toronto; I write literary fiction and I've published two novels, a short story collection, a novella and, some years back, two nonfiction works. I have a background in broadcast journalism, so I also podcast and read the work of other writers. I also review books on my blog. So I've had modest success, and have learned quite a lot about writing and publishing. However the scene's changing enough so that I'd really like to chat with some of you in mid-career who are running into various stumbling-blocks re: placing work. I hope I have time to visit often!


www.carolegiangrande.com

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Welcome, northstar. I hope you have time to visit often, too.

Are you trying to place your work with Canadian or U.S. publishers? The markets are very different.


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Carole G.
Carole Giangrande

Nov 2, 2011, 11:25 AM

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I have an agent in NY who submits to both markets. You're right - there are differences. How and where do you see them?


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Well, it's a whole different set of publishers, for one thing. While there are some Canadian publishers (the Harlequin group, most notably) that sell in the U.S. and attract a lot of U.S. submissions, most don't cross the border very effectively. And while major U.S. publishers often have subsidiaries or affiliates in Canada, they will rarely acquire books for the Canadian market (i.e., they'll sell U.S. books in Canada, but not publish Canadian books for sale only in Canada).

Many Canadian writers who sell decently in Canada are completely unknown in the U.S., which certainly implies some difference in taste or distribution (Margaret Atwood, Farley Mowat, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, maybe Rohinton Mistry have had an impact in the U.S., but compare the influence in the other direction; and why isn't Robertson Davies considered a god in the U.S.?).


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David Rocklin

Nov 23, 2011, 11:26 AM

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Hi everyone:

I'm new to the Speakeasy forum and am excited to make everyone's acquaintance here. My name is David Rocklin. I am the author of "The Luminist" which was published on October 1 of this year. It's been a remarkable journey thus far, and as the book tour winds down, I'm happily tackling the next novel (did I say happily? Perhaps I meant haltingly). Look forward to hearing about what everyone is doing.

All the best - hope everyone is headed for a wonderful holiday season.

David Rocklin

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Welcome, David, and congratulations on The Luminist.


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drocklin
David Rocklin

Nov 23, 2011, 12:13 PM

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Greatly appreciated! tell me about the radio show - looks interesting!


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rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Nov 23, 2011, 12:31 PM

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Welcome to the Speakeasy.


Om Shanti


drocklin
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Nov 23, 2011, 12:34 PM

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Happy to be here. Hope you're enjoying the holidays.


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The radio show is roughly half an hour of reading from some novel (currently Edna Ferber's Show Boat), half an hour of music (probably Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes this Sunday) and then an hour of me reading poetry and saying whatever comes into my head.

When everything is working right, I archive the show on Ustream; otherwise, you have to catch it as it streams.


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I'm Sally McNall. I have written poems since the 40s, been serious and published since the 80s, but only now full time. There were no MFAs when I was in school, but I know my poets, have been to many good workshops and a couple that were otherwise. Seeking other poets who were formed before this century to exchange work. If you are wholly of this century, that is okay too. Sample work sent on request.

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I have plenty of people to exchange work with, but I was formed before this century. Welcome to the Speakeasy, Sally.


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Thanks, Pongo. I'm still looking. I go to Squaw or Napa when I can, but the rest of the year I work with a group which gives me a really easy pass. Know anyone who might want to workshop?


Sally McNall


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If you participate in the poetry section here, you will make some friends who will be happy to exchange work with you, as you develop mutual respect. It's happened to me and to others here.


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Kathy Conde


Feb 3, 2012, 10:20 PM

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Welcome, Sally!


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John Ryan

Feb 14, 2012, 7:55 AM

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PLEASE LET ME ASK A QUESTION: I can reply to individual submissions, but apologise for not knowing how to post my own Introduction.....perhaps you can help ?Many thanks! my email is johnryan13@btinternet.com


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Maggie Caughron

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Hello, everyone! My name is Maggie, and I'm 26 years old. This is my first time joining any sort of writing community (online or not) but I've been writing (or trying to write, rather) fictional pieces/short stories for about 4 years. I'm sure you can all relate to that moment when you discover your true calling, and I've discovered mine. I've never been published, or even tried to be, but I'm starting to feel like I'm ready to at least head in that direction. I'm a little in over my head, so any advice is more than welcome. :)
I look forward to taking the next step.


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Mar 9, 2012, 10:03 AM

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Welcome to the Speakeasy! Many answers here.

May I recommend http://newpages.com/ for getting started?
Poets and Writers also has an extensive listing of magazine and journal markets.


Om Shanti


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Hi, Maggie.

I do remember when I discovered my true calling. Unfortunately for me, my true calling is indolence, which is even less respectable than writing.


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Mar 16, 2012, 6:42 PM

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Hello, everyone! A good friend and fellow writer referred me to PW.org, and so far, I am excited by what I see here. I am a poet and a writer, when there is time in the day left for it. I work full time, go to school full time, and work in a couple of civic organizations. I have yet to finish anything but poetry. It will be nice to have a new place to share ideas and find inspiration again. Thanks for being here!


Run from the past to find the future, evermore absent from the present.


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Welcome, Gabbie. (Do you prefer that or Amanda?)


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Mar 20, 2012, 2:05 PM

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Hello! I am new to the speakeasy, as well as internet forum posting in general (I read but never post), and I am an aspiring writer from Long Island, NY. I currently work full time doing Trial Preparation at a mid-sized law firm and I am a full time student at SUNY Empire State College.

I've written mostly short works, some scripts and scattered parts of novels, and I have been happily rejected by numerous publications (haha).

The main reason I signed up was to make connections with other writers, and to discuss ...well, writing.

So...yes, hello!


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Welcome, Rob. One of my MFA mentors, Sarah Schulman, also graduated from Empire State.


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Mar 20, 2012, 4:44 PM

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Thank you!

Interesting about your mentor. I'm so glad there are schools like Empire, I joined the workforce at a young age and toyed with college for a while until I finally knuckled down. It's not too bad taking 16 credits there and having a full time position at a job like mine.


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Anne Kimball

Jun 3, 2012, 7:51 PM

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Hello, everyone. My name is Anne, and I'm new here. I'm a blogger (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com) and I've had a few essays published in magazines over the years. I have a completed m/s (memoir) and am currently seeking an agent. Hoping to learn much here from you folks!



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Welcome, Anne.


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alamana
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Jun 3, 2012, 9:17 PM

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Welcome to the Speakeasy, Anne!


Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Flaubert

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rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Jun 4, 2012, 7:15 PM

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Bienvenido. Welcome.


Om Shanti


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Lester Batiste

Jun 12, 2012, 2:03 PM

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What up doe!

I am a 21 year old student going into my senior year of college. I have been writing seriously for about 3 years now and i have quickly found that poetry is a great medium to express myself, write about things that are hard to talk about and, gain knowledge about the world around me. I have been trained in the classics reading poets like Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Shakespeare as well as other Renaissance poets. I also dig Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and my girl Nikki Giovanni to throw some names out their from the contemporary world. Now that I am going into my last year of college my dream is to get into a MFA program and continue my education in poetry which will hopefully lead to a job teaching kids the way that poetry can heal and help. I am finally glad to find a place to fully be myself and i am very excited to see what P&W's has to offer me. Please contact me if you have any advice (lbatiste@colby.edu) and thank you for your time!

Please continue to use words to blacken whiteness and express what the mind can only imagine!

Peace, Love and Soul,
Lestetr Batiste


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Welcome, Lester.


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Jul 11, 2012, 6:38 AM

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Greetings all, I could have sworn I already did this but it would appear not. I am a 23 year old Dubliner and having recently been laid off I have decided to give this writing lark a proper go. I mainly write poetry but there is always a bit of fiction somewhere along the line. Looking forward to staring blankly at a computer screen, Michael


I am a stranger here myself.


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Welcome, Michael. And a lot of us find it just as soothing (maybe more so) to stare blankly into the pages of a notebook while holding a fountain pen. It's more portable, and doesn't have the temptation of Angry Birds.


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Greetings all, I could have sworn I already did this but it would appear not. I am a 23 year old Dubliner and having recently been laid off I have decided to give this writing lark a proper go. I mainly write poetry but there is always a bit of fiction somewhere along the line. Looking forward to staring blankly at a computer screen, Michael


My browser made a line break after "laid." I thought, "shouldn't that go in Sweet Smell of Success?" Having just returned from a reading in a hall where the air conditioning wasn't working and the author was overcome by emotion during most of the 40-minute reading about returning a dead soldier's remains to his village, I needed the chuckle.


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kvly
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Jul 27, 2012, 9:40 AM

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Hello Michael! You've reminded me that I don't think I ever properly introduced myself either. I have decided to apply to MFA programs in Fiction for 2013. Am finding all the information people have already posted very handy. I look forward to chatting with all the other people applying this year!


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Welcome, kvly!


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Good Evening! I'm new to P&W and I'm not sure I'm on a nickname basis with site because I'm new, but oh well.
I'm not quite sure what to type so here goes. My name is D and I have been writing poetry since I was in the 5th grade. It took me to recently graduate college and a push from a friend to encourage me to try and submit my poetry and participate.
Besides writing poetry I also write fairy tales, tall tales, and flash fiction. Also, I love poetry readings, performance poetry, and poetry slams. I just moved to the NYC Metro area and to tell you the truth starting from scratch sucks, but I'll endure.
Now, after putting my info on the table I'm glad to be here and if anyone knows how to survive with the only talent you have is writing, dancing, and a hard work ethic without any formal training please let me know. Thanks!



Be my creative subject dear


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Welcome, D.

It's certainly possible to survive on nothing but talent, but you've made it a lot harder by moving to New York.


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Aug 12, 2012, 10:05 AM

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Hello everyone,

Please submit 3-5 poems to my new blogzine, Brevity Poetry Review. Guidelines can be found here: http://brevitypoetryreview.blogspot.com/p/submissions.html. Thanks for helping this blogzine get started!

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hi folks, I'm new here (of course you already new that since I'm replying to "introduce yourself") you might wonder as to why the username PandaMonium...it's corny, I know but my name is Andy, and if you remember the old cartoon: Andy Panda...well that would be the reason


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Hi, folks! I'm brand new here!

I've been writing poetry, essays and short stories for my own pleasure as long as I can remember. I've done a lot of tech writing as part of various jobs I've had throughout the years (and, no offense to anyone, I never want to do it again!). I used to be editor-in-chief of a science fiction/fantasy fanzine back in the 1980's. I've done a ton of editing as part of various jobs, and I'm currently doing freelance editing. I also write music and play piano! I've put some links in my profile where you can go to hear some of my music and read some of my poetry and adventure anecdotes (I've had some good adventures...).

I'm really glad to be here, and I'm looking forward to all of it, ha! My plan is to extricate myself from types of work that I haven't been enjoying and get back into the creative arts that I love, particularly writing, editing & music.

Cheers! :D


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Welcome, JoJo.


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Thanks, Pongo! :)


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Hello all, my name is Kat Star (not my full first name, but it is the name I go by professionally) and I am pretty new to the world of writing as work. I studied Creative Writing as my concentration of study at The New School and graduated in 2008, and since then have held a copy writer/editor job and a QA Tester job for a video game studio, where I had my first real publication when I created written content for the game the company put out which was called "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning". I write poetry and some short stories on the side right now and am preparing to begin my second QA job at a new studio in the area, though I am always on the lookout for writing and editing jobs.
Feel free to check out some of my work or find out a little more about me at my portfolio site: http://kat-star.com
Thanks!


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Welcome, Kat!


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I'm not new here, but I didn't know where else to put this:

I had a recent computer disaster, and I have lost all my old email, including my address book. If I should have your email address, please send me an email, and then I will. Because I don't now.


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Even those of you who don't live in the United States. I hope that you have much to be thankful for in the harvest season -- more than last year, but not as much as next year.


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Hi p&w people. My name is Dave and I'm 18 (younger than most). I'm a freshman at a university. I'm a genuinely happy guy and I've always loved to write from a young age though I had mediocre tendencies in high school. I've ran into many problems relative to the context of my surroundings growing up (a rich town). I started taking up writing as a hobby on the side in high school but never expressed that to anyone. In college, I'm doing great with my writing but I am humbled by how much I don't know. I am a student of life and I have stories to tell. I just want to write and you all seem like just the people to surround myself with. Writing is not just a hobby to me, but it helps me relax and rejuvenate.
Hope I can get to know some people and you can all get to take something from me.


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Welcome, Dave.


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Dec 26, 2012, 11:47 PM

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Hey, my name is Amanda and I'm a recent college graduate with a Creative Writing degree. Just wanted to say "Hi," and I look forward to getting to know some more writers!
Also, is there a place on here where I can ask for editors/ people to read my writing? I have a few pieces I'd like someone to look over before I send them with grad school applications.
Thanks, and happy writing.


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Welcome, Amanda. "Contacting Other Writers," or whatever it's called, might be a good place to get people to look at your work, or trade critiques.


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Hello everyone! I'm Katerina and i'm from Greece. I accidentally found this page today and i think it is really interesting! I'm studying English Language and Literature at OU. I am a new writer and i am really exited i joined this forum. I don't know any writers and sometimes i feel lonely in all of this. Imiss the feeling that someone will understand my thoughts or concerns or even advice me about something.
P.S. Is this page just for writers around America? I hope not!
See you around :)


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Welcome, Katerina. No, we have no rules about where you must be to participate here, as long as you can do it in English. (I suppose it would be all right to do it in Greek, but I don't know how many of us would be able to participate.)

Which OU is your school? Oxford University, Ohio University, Occidental, or another?


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I'm studying at The Open University. It is in UK but i still live in Greece, distance learning. Next year i'm planning to take a Creative Writing module!


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Well, then next year we'll have to see what we can do to help you get a good grade!


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That would be really nice :)


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Jan 21, 2013, 10:40 PM

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Hi, Kat, welcome!


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Feb 7, 2013, 3:31 PM

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Just want to say Hello! Just joined Speakeasy. I write fiction, and I'm currently working on short pieces and a novel. Hope to see you all around. :)


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Welcome!


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My name is Zach, I am a high school student with a number of interesting ideas and incomplete stories so far. I've been writing for as long as I could remember, but never really paid much attention to it until recently. I joined Speakeasy for some helpful advice and a great environment to meet and befriend others with the same interest in writing as me. I'm still not too sure about this whole experience, but yet again I tend to be cautious about things. I've got little to no credit to my name, but I am still young, and I have a lot of time to achieve the things I want to. That's all for now, and I hope to hear from some of you.


"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver


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Welcome, Zach.

One bit of gratuitous advice: Don't major in creative writing when you get to college. Find a line of work that can support your writing in reasonable comfort, just in case you don't wind up making a living from writing.


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I know exactly what you mean. I'm taking classes in Information Technology, so I have a wide range of supportable job options.


"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver


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Mar 22, 2013, 11:27 AM

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As a longtime member of about ten minutes, I decided it was time that I introduced myself. My user name is Cecil which doesn't reflect my real name in the least. I just always liked the name Cecil.

When I was growing up we lived in a little two bedroom trailer right outside of Savannah, Georgia. A place called Ogeechee Farms. The coolest kid in the neighborhood was a guy named Cecil. Typical bad boy. Drove a brand new Camaro and all the girls crazy. I wanted to be him so bad I couldn't stand it. That was 1968.

A scant 45 years later and I find myself medically retired and bored out of my mind. So, after cleaning out the closets and selling all my junk on ebay, cleaning the stove so well that I refuse to let anyone use it and seriously contemplate buying my third car of the past four months, my wife finally shoved me into my office and told me not to come out until I've written the great American novel.

So, where do I go from here?


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First, is it Sessil or Seessil?

Second, welcome to the monkey house.

And third, you go down through the topics until you find something interesting. You go out to the five and dime -- you and I are old enough to remember five and dimes -- and buy a pad of paper and a cheap fountain pen and start filling up pages. After a while, you look at it and see where it's going and what it needs to get better.

(If you can't find a five and dime, go online and get a few pads of Rhodia paper -- it works well with fountain pen ink -- and buy a couple of cheap fountain pens on eBay.)


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alamana
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Welcome Cecil!


Be regular and orderly in your life, that you may be violent and original in your work. -- Flaubert

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Sep 27, 2013, 10:42 AM

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Hello fellow poets! I am new to the P&W forum and am happy to be here!


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And we are happy to see you here! Welcome, Nazeelah.


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Welcome, Nazeelah.


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 hi, my name is mike james a fiction writer from milan tn. and i have a question. i have recently started a blog of the short stories that i write, am i crazy for putting my stories online and how can i generate more readers than 6. thanks and God bless

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I wouldn't go so far as crazy. Poor judgement at the worst. By posting your work on your blog you drastically lower your chances of anyone else being willing to publish it.

And welcome to Speakeasy, from Kingston Springs!


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Hi, Im new here:

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Hi, Bill. Welcome to Speakeasy.


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Welcome, Bill.


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Hi folks
Just want to do an intro. I am new to this format so my replies may take some time. My success in creative writing is only a dream away. This seems like a great place to learn some techniques, make some friends and stimulate the mind.
Thanks
EM


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Welcome, EM.


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Welcome, EM!


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Dear Frank,
I would like to introduce myself: My name is Karen Norrick and I am new to Poets and Writers. I love
write. I have been writing since I was a child. I write poems and short stories. I would like to put my stories
and poems in a book, but I don't have a lot of money. I would love to be noticed as a writer. Anyway,
it is good to meet you. Sincerely, Karen Norrick



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Welcome, Karen. I hope you'll look around at all the information we have about getting noticed and published, and that it will help you.


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Hi Karen, it's nice to meet you, too. Welcome to the forum. I too have some poems and stories I'd like to put in a book. I hope it doesn't take a lot of money to get them into a book. I'm trying to get some of them published in magazines and reviews first, hoping that they will get enough attention that a publisher will put up the money needed to put them into a book. I know what you mean about loving to write. I started late but I'm very glad I did. Have you submitted some of your work to magazines?


Brian O China
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Nov 15, 2013, 6:58 PM

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Hi everyone, my first time on here. I am principally a short story writer these days, having taken up the form recently. It's good to see such a supportive community of sincere and dedicated writers.

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Welcome, Brian.


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Nov 17, 2013, 1:00 PM

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Hello Scott,

This is my first time on Speakeasy and after reading the first handful of messages, I stopped at yours and clicked on the link that took me to your short story. Let me qualify this by saying that I love reading short stories and have been attempting to write a few of my own.

I expected your story to be mediocre, though I am not sure why, and was so pleasantly surprised to have thoroughly enjoyed it. Congratulations on your first success in this venue. I wish you many more.

Though Doyle may be a common name, any relation to Kevin Doyle married with 3 children? He and his wife are friends.

My question relates to your writing group. I live near UCLA and am just beginning to look into finding a writing group. Will you advise me on a place to start? I have also written poetry and aspire to feel comfortable enough one day to show my work. I am also looking for a creative writing class so that I may feel secure that the fundamentals of my writing are still in tact. Though it was a decade ago, I briefly wrote and produced longform television, but at this stage I feel very out of the loop.

Thank you, and anyone else on Speakeasy, for any advice you may have for me.

Warmly
Karin


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Welcome, Karin. Look around and ask more questions; that's how we all started.


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Dec 5, 2013, 9:30 PM

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My name is David Hyde Jr. and after taking a Creative Writing class I think I have really found my place in the world. I really like to write and I find I seem to have a natural affinity for it... or maybe not. Either way it will be interesting to see what comes form it. I write poetry, essays, and what my close circle refer to as tangents. I have plans for some novels but I want to try my hand out at some of the basics first. I am a Gemini and I live up to my dual nature very well( though it took some time to come to terms with it). As much as am I cynical I believe in hopes and dreams. As bitter as I can be I am also humorous and mischievous. As out of my mind as I act, I can be completely grounded and rational. Anyway, you get where I am going. I am a been there done that kind of person with a lot of life I like to embellish on and create stories with. Well, whatever, here is my introduction. I may be long in the tooth but I am wet behind the ears when it comes to this. So any thoughts, ideas, or advice I am all ears most of the time.


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Welcome, David. Poke around and make yourself at home.


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Dec 16, 2013, 12:13 PM

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Hi Everyone. I am Dmitry Selemir and I am one of the people behind Scriggler.com - a new social network, writing, blogging and debating platform. It is a free space for people to come and share their thoughts, ideas, observations, stories, poetry, research, discuss the news etc. etc. Basically no limits on topics or lengths of publications. There is a commenting system and like/dislike buttons, so the audience can get involved in more ways than one. We also provide very detailed stats on how the audience is interacting with your publications.Here's the link to a more detailed article (and also a look at how the website looks like): https://scriggler.com/SharePost/Opinion?cash=de9107a25dc3085453ffe9255ae3b3a5
We run a monthly writing contest among our members, just to make things more interesting. The prize is Facebook (and we added Twitter too) publicity campaign for the winning author and the winning article. Competition is judged by the whole audience of the website. There is a point system - people collect points for publishing, commenting, receiving likes and comments from others. These points (Scriggles as we call them) determine the winners.Above all it's a fun place - there is a lot of interesting material to read and discuss. We'll be glad to welcome you if you decide to join in. Do feel free to ping me if you have any questions.Thanks!


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Dec 31, 2013, 1:48 PM

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Hello, my name is Joel. I live in the Milwaukee area, but I have lived most of my life in New York State. I play guitar and write both lyrics and poetry. Writing and creating music comes to me naturally. I'm also into Science fiction and comic books; ones with good writing in particular. I have been writing poetry since I was a teen and as of late been writing again. I am looking for an outlet to share my works, as well as getting my work published and copyrighted. If anyone can point me in that direction I would be forever in your debt! :) Please feel free to leave me a message.


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Dec 31, 2013, 5:33 PM

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Welcome, Joel. What part of New York State? We have a bunch of people here who live or lived in NY.

And would you be interested in opening a topic on writing lyrics, maybe in the Poetry section? It's one of the few areas where poets might make some money, and I (for one) would be interested in exploring that skill set.


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Jan 1, 2014, 9:27 AM

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I am originally from the Elmira/Corning area (Mark Twain is from Elmira). Now I live just South of Milwaukee.


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Hi my name is Latoya Fife and I am new to speakeasy, I am a college student with a liberal arts major. I manage my own blog where I post poetry. I am open to meeting new people, feel free to visit my blog or email me. Marvelusandjustwrite.wordpress.comMy email is listed on my profile.


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Jan 8, 2014, 8:03 PM

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Welcome, Latoya!


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Jan 16, 2014, 11:23 AM

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We've changed the name of this forum to Announcements & Introductions in order to give new patrons a place to post their first time hellos.

If you've just joined the Speakeasy or you're finally ready to come out of lurking mode, please stop by here and say Hi.


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i'm trying to stop by to say hi, so hopefully this is it. my name is michael, new here and feel like i'm stepping into a deep pool but i am writing, i am published and have self-published and i am about to get into kindleland, is this a good idea or what's with smashwords et al? i'll expand on my background, painter, filmmaker, etc., once i know i am not typing into the wild blue. huuulloo! anybody home?



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Jan 16, 2014, 12:17 PM

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Welcome, Michael. Yes, there are people here, and we are listening.


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Anthony Roberts

Feb 11, 2014, 2:21 PM

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Hello! I have been writing for years and found myself more dedicated to the craft after my return from Afghanistan. I stick with poetry and, as a Dad, childrens' stories. I have published some poetry and am now exploring how to publish an anthology and working on finding an illustrator for the childrens' stories.

I am an avid reader of P&W and look forward to engaging with you all on this forum.

Best,

-Anthony

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Welcome, Anthony, and welcome home.


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Stephen Postowski

Mar 26, 2014, 12:19 PM

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Hi, I'm new to all of this. I've been writing poetry for the last 30 years and have decided to publish my works but I'm not sure where to begin. This website seems to be informative. My career in the arts has come full circle. 18 years ago, I was a student at AIPH for music and video business. I put my career on hold as I was married, had a daughter and pretty much made family life my priority. Now, at 46, I'm experiencing dramatic life change as my 16yr old daughter is attending college and I'm about to be divorced. For the first time in years, I see opportunities to return to having a "career" instead of working jobs (just to pay the bills). I had forgotten that I have an incredible passion for writing, music and the visual arts as well and I'm extremely excited about following those passions to see how far I can go with them. I also play guitar(self-taught) and have composed at least 10 original songs.


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Mar 26, 2014, 2:01 PM

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Welcome, Stephen. Come on down to the poetry section and look over our topics on markets and strategies.


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Donald Pachinger

Apr 7, 2014, 11:19 AM

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Greetings everyone,
My name's Donald, I'm a 23 year-old poet from Long Island and have been writing seriously since my Senior Year in High School. I went to a community college for three semesters but felt that I was wasting time and money (my major was Creative Writing). I'm an avid reader and by reading many other poets I've developed my own style. I run a poetry blog and have just recently self-published. Looking forward to meeting new writers!


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Welcome, Donald. I'm sure you'll find plenty of people here who will agree that majoring in creative writing is a waste of time (I am ambivalent on the matter).


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I am Victoria Leo I am 17 years of age and I am looking for someone who will talk to me besides my notebook paper that I write on with my pen. I joined this site to try to get a publisher.


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Apr 23, 2014, 7:28 PM

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Welcome, Victoria.

I might suggest that you try to get some short work finished and published before you try to publish a book. Even if it takes you four years, 21 is very young to publish a book.


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My name is Tommie Lee. Im a Commercial Fisherman from South east Ga. 23, single...blah blah blah. I ran across this when i google creative writing ideas... Lucky me! Im new to the sight, i do have a profile and im sighned up for the news letter. If anyone has any info on how i can educate myself lyrically please inform me! Im an aspiring song writer and i have written plenty of songs in the last year. But, now its time to step it up a notch. I want goosebups on my neck as im performing my originals all over the coast! So, if anyone wants to collaborate with me or leave some info for me to research please feel free! Tommieleemusic@outlook.com ! Thanks again guys and Kepp Writing!

"If you only write when your inspired you'll never finish anything."


Tommie Lee


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May 9, 2014, 7:25 AM

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Welcome, Tommie Lee.

We have a poetry section, but not anything devoted particularly to song lyrics. And we're not much on writing music. But lyrics are a form of poetry, so maybe we hae some lyricists here. If not, maybe you can teach us something.


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-Hello everyone :)

I am new to the site,in fact I just registered within this hour.I am an aspiring writer (my work is unpublished thoughI do have a small portfolio,I do prose and poetry,{a few novels in progress as of now}...and too many published fanfictions for my own good...) .Anyway,I am looking to connect with other writers out there.It's good to be a part of the community


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Welcome, Lady_elysium.


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Dennis Gibbs

Jun 21, 2014, 11:09 AM

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Rick Jordan
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Nov 14, 2014, 9:06 PM

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It's great to discover this magazine and website! I have been writing regularly for newsletters and occasional newspaper pieces. For the last five years, I have been writing online Bible Study lesson plans for the print journal, Baptists Today. It is downloaded 3.500 times weekly.
Privately, I've written many poems and songs, but have seldom shared them. After years and years of having "send something off" as a New Years resolution, I finally took the plunge in October and a few weeks later (this week) got my first official rejection notice, but it was kind and wished me luck, which I choose to take in the best way.


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Congratulations on the rejection notice! Really, it's a start, and without the start there is no progress. And if anyone tells you they've never gotten a rejection, there are two possible reasons: they never submit, or they lie.

Welcome to the Speakeasy!


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Haha! Yes, I am on my way. Thanks for the encouraging words.


Marian Gibbons
Marian Gibbons

Dec 18, 2014, 8:48 PM

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Hi everyone. This is my first time here at the Speakeasy. I am a first time author, with my first writing published earlier this year (2014). I enjoy writing a great deal and seek to discover a new depth in the creative writing world. I look forward to sharing and learning from you all here. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!!!


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Welcome, Marian!


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“Hello I am T. Dwella”
I am new to the forum and the PW website in general. I am a junior in college my major is English—my minor in film. I love, love, love fiction writing but I am currently having an affair with poetry (Shhhhh...don't tell anyone).
Recently significant happenings in my life: Fall semester of 2014, I had an absolutely phenomenal "Intro to Creative Writing" professor (Dr. Maun) and I don't think she realizes how incredible she really is. She peeled back my scab of fear and found a healing poet underneath. The details of which would definitely be a topic for another discussion—or book :-)
Past significance: After more than 22yrs. working in mediocre positions with mediocre companies, I decided to return to college and complete my degree. Only this time I found the courage to pursue writing—a field that I am excited about.
Who am I? Basically I am a wife, mom, grandma (Nana), and student. Oh, and let’s not forget:
The poster child for “It’s never too late to follow your dreams!”


-T.Dwella

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