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gnossienne
Lindsay

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Jul 10, 2011, 6:41 PM

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My family moved to a new town every year when I was a kid, so I have some experience being the new girl. No, I wasn't an army brat. My mother was just a little strange.

I've been lurking here for about a day and I thought I might as well make my obsession public. I have one year left in my English BA and I'm starting the process of applying to MFA programs for Fall 2012. It is a terrifying ordeal, but the posts in this community have already helped immensely. Not only am I now convinced that the brand of paperclips I use will destroy whatever meager chances I had of succeeding in life, but I'm also pretty sure that nobody but my parents will ever love me. Thanks, P&W forum!

Seriously, though, I'm glad to have found this little community. I'm a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry with the occasional foray into fiction (and a few screenplay ideas like to swim around inside my head), and I've got my eye on some low-residency programs in New England.

I'm looking forward to learning from you all! Hopefully, I will be able to return in kind.


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Margaret DeAngelis

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Jul 10, 2011, 8:57 PM

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Welcome!


Margaret DeAngelis
Markings: Days of Her Life
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pongo
Buy this book!

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Jul 10, 2011, 10:28 PM

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I'm also pretty sure that nobody but my parents will ever love me. Thanks, P&W forum!


One thing you will learn in your MFA program is that your parents don't love you enough. (I can't tell you how many readings I went to with that theme.)

But we will love you enough. Welcome!


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

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rjkostuck
Robert Kostuck


Jul 11, 2011, 9:45 AM

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Hi, welcome.


Om Shanti


kconde
Kathy Conde


Jul 11, 2011, 12:59 PM

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Welcome, Lindsay.


http://www.kathyconde.com


maybemd


Jul 12, 2011, 11:55 PM

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Ditto!


elli
Ellen Meeropol

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Jul 13, 2011, 9:41 AM

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Welcome to the Speakeasy community!


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gnossienne
Lindsay

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Jul 15, 2011, 9:19 PM

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Thanks Pongo! Now I know that not even my parents will love me enough. Oh well. At least some strangers on the internet will. Sigh.

Thanks for the welcomes everyone! Today was one of those days when I looked at my current work-in-progress and thought, "What the hell am I doing? I can't write! I suck! My whole life is pointless and stupid and..." on and on. Any of you have days like that? I think I managed to pull myself out of it.


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pongo
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Jul 15, 2011, 10:01 PM

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Today was one of those days when I looked at my current work-in-progress and thought, "What the hell am I doing? I can't write! I suck! My whole life is pointless and stupid and..." on and on. Any of you have days like that?


Only most of them.


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/


gnossienne
Lindsay

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Jul 15, 2011, 11:40 PM

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At least I'm not alone in my misery.


writerle


Jul 16, 2011, 12:02 AM

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Yeah, that pretty much describes most of my days too.
On that happy note, welcome to the Speakeasy!


maybemd


Jul 19, 2011, 8:21 PM

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Thanks Pongo! Now I know that not even my parents will love me enough. Oh well. At least some strangers on the internet will. Sigh.

Thanks for the welcomes everyone! Today was one of those days when I looked at my current work-in-progress and thought, "What the hell am I doing? I can't write! I suck! My whole life is pointless and stupid and..." on and on. Any of you have days like that? I think I managed to pull myself out of it.


When I first heard most writers feel this way, and often, I thought darn! Don't I at least get to be special in my misery?

Welcome to the club. You'll find friends here.


pongo
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Jul 19, 2011, 8:34 PM

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I think it's at the end of Steinbeck's King Arthur book, his last book, that I read a series of letters between him and his editor, Pascal Covici. And I remember Steinbeck expressing some of the same sentiments, about feeling like a fraud because he really didn't know how to write a book; he'd just been lucky that no one had caught him out.


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/

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