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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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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

Post #178 of 301 (3157 views)
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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


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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/.

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


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


XperDunn


xperdunn
Xper Dunn

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Aug 17, 2011, 1:52 PM

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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.


XperDunn


xperdunn
Xper Dunn

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Aug 17, 2011, 1:55 PM

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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".


XperDunn


rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Aug 17, 2011, 2:25 PM

Post #187 of 301 (3078 views)
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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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xperdunn
Xper Dunn

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Aug 17, 2011, 3:28 PM

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Inexplicable splendour of Ionian white and gold.


XperDunn


barbaramyers
Barbara L.W. Myers

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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



pongo
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Aug 31, 2011, 4:07 PM

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


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


Aug 31, 2011, 4:24 PM

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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


kconde
Kathy Conde


Sep 1, 2011, 6:06 PM

Post #192 of 301 (3019 views)
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Welcome, Barbara!


http://www.kathyconde.com


Bwalkk
Bruce Walker

Sep 26, 2011, 2:46 AM

Post #193 of 301 (2977 views)
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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.


pongo
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Sep 26, 2011, 8:08 AM

Post #194 of 301 (2974 views)
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I think we've mostly got that mopped up, but welcome anyway.


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/


kconde
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.


http://www.kathyconde.com


Carole G.
Carole Giangrande

Nov 2, 2011, 10:36 AM

Post #196 of 301 (2898 views)
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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

Read The Thoughtful Blogger at www.carolesbooktalk.wordpress.com


pongo
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Nov 2, 2011, 10:54 AM

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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.


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/


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?


www.carolegiangrande.com

Read The Thoughtful Blogger at www.carolesbooktalk.wordpress.com


pongo
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Nov 2, 2011, 12:27 PM

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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.?).


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/


drocklin
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

www.davidrocklin.com
http://www.facebook.com/...nist/197726206912766


David Rocklin
www.davidrocklin.com
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