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spellbound


May 13, 2010, 12:02 AM

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I am new here and quite naive for my advanced years. I am a closeted poet and fiction writer. I have loved and read literature since I became acquainted with the written word. I learned to read as a mature six-year old. I have been verbally silent through most of my life, and need to write a novel on that theme. I truly hope I succeed, because it is the most inexplicable phenomenon. That should explain my handle - spellbound. I hope to connect to this communiity of poets and writers.
Love,
Spellbound


silkentent
Margaret DeAngelis

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May 13, 2010, 7:18 AM

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I am new here and quite naive for my advanced years. I am a closeted poet and fiction writer. I have loved and read literature since I became acquainted with the written word. I learned to read as a mature six-year old. I have been verbally silent through most of my life, and need to write a novel on that theme. I truly hope I succeed, because it is the most inexplicable phenomenon. That should explain my handle - spellbound. I hope to connect to this communiity of poets and writers.

Welcome, from another member of this forum in "advanced years." (I'm 63 -- I may be the o;dest person who actually contributes regularly.) I have learned as much here as I have in the workshops and classes I've taken since I started taking my writing seriously.


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


pongo
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May 13, 2010, 9:51 AM

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Welcome, spellbound, from another in the seventh decade.


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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spellbound


May 13, 2010, 12:54 PM

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Thank you silkentent and pongo. I am in my fifth decade.


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May 13, 2010, 1:08 PM

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A mere child! I didn't start getting serious about poetry until then.


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/


Swamp Thing
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May 13, 2010, 1:30 PM

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Welcome, spellbound. I just got serious about fiction last year and I'm 49. Age just makes you more persistent.


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Joanne Merriam


May 13, 2010, 1:47 PM

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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)


spellbound


May 14, 2010, 11:03 AM

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Thank you JoanneMerriam and Swamp Thing.
Pongo, it is good to know that I am not alone in getting serious about my writing at this stage in my life.


pongo
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May 14, 2010, 11:20 AM

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Oh, I was serious about writing. Just not about poetry, which is mostly what I write now. But my whole previous career was in words, so almost everyone I knew was a writer or librarian of some sort.


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/


spellbound


May 14, 2010, 11:10 PM

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Oh, I was serious about writing. Just not about poetry, which is mostly what I write now. But my whole previous career was in words, so almost everyone I knew was a writer or librarian of some sort.



What prompted you to get serious about poetry late in your career?
I used the phrase "my writing" to include both fiction and poetry. I have been writing both for a long time but never took myself seriously.


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May 15, 2010, 11:47 AM

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It's hard to say. After I got my MFA (in novel), I started going to the annual alumni workshops, and they involved a lot of prompts (the opening event of the workshop each year was "Stations of the Word," which involved a bunch of ten-minute prompts). Some of those prompts came out as poems, and I now had buddies who were poets who encouraged me to revise, and showed me how. So I discovered that I had some small gift for concision. And I guess I liked being able to finish a project in a week or two instead of a couple of years.


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/


BoBraxton


May 23, 2010, 1:31 AM

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