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abstractLatte



Jun 17, 2009, 5:40 PM

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Just wanted to introduce myself, I'm looking forward to participating!

I'm a freelance artist specializing in writing, publication, and illustration. I've written and edited copy for American Red Cross projects that had nationwide distribution; I also publish a blog called abstractLatte and create zines (when time permits).


abstractLatte [fresh words + conversation]

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Wendy Babiak

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Jun 17, 2009, 7:11 PM

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Welcome!

Hey, I want to get paid for drinking coffee.


“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


sunny red


Jun 17, 2009, 11:55 PM

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Hola! A professional coffee drinker, eh? Personally, I'd have to be paid to drink coffee. I'd love to be a professional chocoholic, so if you have any tips...


writerle


Jun 18, 2009, 12:45 AM

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Welcome!

I've always thought food critic would be a wonderful occupation. I would love to be paid to eat anything.


abstractLatte



Jun 18, 2009, 12:01 PM

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Welcome!

I've always thought food critic would be a wonderful occupation. I would love to be paid to eat anything.


Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Sorry, not a food critic..."professional coffee drinker" is a fun take on my name/freelance effort and because I don't take myself too seriously. You'll also see me use the title "barista of creativity" or "barista of typographic goodness".

I do love coffee and drink it regularly!


abstractLatte [fresh words + conversation]


Yogagirl


Dec 28, 2009, 6:34 PM

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Hi, I liked your introduction. I'm a professional coffee drinker as well and love the name of your blog. I'll have to check it out.

I may be out of my element here but I'm a copywriter and marketing consultant, and used to write poetry. I'd like to get back into writing poetry in 2010 - have been away from it for awhile. I stumbled upon this place hoping for inspiration and support. I've been away from creative writing endeavors.

Although, I've been a bit disappointed with some of the "attitudes" of the writers I've come across on here. I really don't know why people have to take on a high and mighty persona when it comes to writing. We all share similar struggles and frustrations - who am I to say that I'm a better writer than the next person?

I guess people still struggle with their own insecurities and writing demons!

I'll have to check out your blog - very cool! :)
Yogagirl


silkentent
Margaret DeAngelis

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Dec 28, 2009, 8:21 PM

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Although, I've been a bit disappointed with some of the "attitudes" of the writers I've come across on here. I really don't know why people have to take on a high and mighty persona when it comes to writing. We all share similar struggles and frustrations - who am I to say that I'm a better writer than the next person?


This comment surprises me. I haven't been reading the boards so much lately (since about Thanksgiving) so maybe there's been an explosion of high and mightiness lately. I typically read only Fiction and MFA regularly. I've been a member here since 2007, and except for one member who early on called me a troll and suggested I was lying about my background and experience (I wasn't), I have found the members whose posts I come across to be generous, thoughtful, and encouraging.

And I consider myself among the least in the house: no publications beyond my own blog and some academic work (that is, all nonfiction, no fiction), no MFA, coming to the life late (I'm almost 63, have been writing fiction seriously for less than ten years).

Maybe I don't know what you mean by a "high and mighty persona."


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

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