08-15-2007 10:31 PM
I am a recent college graduate with a degree in English, although through the vagaries of fate medieval studies has become my driving academic passion. I was quite a prolific writer of fiction in the first grade; however, as the years progressed my writing skills were bent mainly on analyzing the literature of others. Now that I've graduated and find myself with six or so glorious hours of free time after work, I've decided to try my hand at writing fiction again. My mother tells me it will be shame if I don't publish a book before I die, so I've decided to trust her advice (as far as anyone can trust that of his or her parents, concerning talents which one may or may not actually have). In any case, I'm starting with some shorter pieces which I hope to work up the courage to post here for criticism. We'll see where things go from there!
-Richard II, 1.3.83
08-19-2007 03:37 PM
My name is Michelle Colson and I am a Paranormal Investigator and Author. My book is titled "Ghost Hunter's field guide to Ohio."
You can read all the details of the book right here at Barnes and Noble.
Although the title says Ohio, anyone who enjoys history or the paranormal will love this book.
I have already had three five star reviews!
If any of you have the chance to read this book, please let me know what you thought of it.
Author of "Ghost Hunter"s Field Guide to Ohio"
08-20-2007 09:37 PM - edited 08-20-2007 09:40 PM
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08-22-2007 11:08 AM
my name is page and i'm currently writing a novel--or the beginning of it, at least. i'm nearly 12 years old, and i really enjoy writing and reading. my mom won't let me read the da vinci code, but i want to! i've read lots of gory books before. has anyone read Castaways of the Flying Dutchman or the sequels? they are AWESOME! i hope to make some new friends here in the writing room!
08-23-2007 10:16 AM
My name is Phill, I am 21 years old, currently in Iraq. I'm in the Marine Corps and really miss writing.
I started reading as the best for of escapism and I've wanted to write for some while. Always loved English because it gave me a voice. Before I joined the Marines I was timid and couldn't express myself unless you gave me a peice of paper and a pen.
Currently entertaining a few ideas of what I'd like to write, nothing too revolutionary but I'll be glad for any feed back you can give.
I'm really looking for a place to share and get some ideas beyond that question "what does that word mean."
08-23-2007 11:49 PM
08-25-2007 09:47 PM
Though I have some ideas for stories, I haven't really sat down and wrote them until now. Since I have had no formal creative writing instruction and I don't have much experience in expressing myself creatively in words, my stories are in dialogue form. They are also geared towards MANGA so I guess, in a way, the dialogue format suits the MANGA style well.
I look forward to meeting new friends here and reading your works. Thanks for the time!
Oh, and if you have the time, please see my work at: http://www.writing.com/main/view_item/item_id/1310
THANKS A BUNCH!
08-30-2007 03:19 AM
My name is Jus Mara and I am from a small town in Michigan. I hope you enjoy reading and critiqueing my writing as much as I enjoy reading and critiqueing yours. I have loved writing for a long time and have taken creative writing all through highschool and so far through college. I like writing personal essays and realistic fiction as well as other things. Look forward to getting your feedback and hope to have something posted soon.
09-01-2007 02:45 AM - edited 09-01-2007 02:47 AM
oh, yeah, just to clear that up, my names not really ABI---they are initials. I just realized it looks like my name's Abi!
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"Bombing for peace is like f***ing for virginity"
"There is no such thing as death, only the absence of life."
"There is no end, unless you let it."
09-02-2007 12:44 AM
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09-03-2007 09:17 AM
Charles Darwin interets me most where non-fiction in concerned, As regards fiction I like Jules Verne and HG Wells.
Maybe i'll be able to get some good writing advice from this site and its contributors.
for example, where do i start? How do i plan?
09-06-2007 06:35 PM
Newly published Author seeks help and feedback. Also willing to give help or feedback. I am Michael E. Hill Author of Lord Emberstone's Quest wich just happens to be available right here at BarnesandNoble.com You can view my Bio on my website at www.Lordemberstonesquest.com as well as e-mail info. Hope this room can work for all of us.
09-13-2007 07:20 AM
Actually,ı joined this site in an interesting way.I saw "Barnes&Noble" writing on a nylon bag.It attracted me because of writing which came from famous novel.Anyhow ı was looking for a website which is about books.So ı am so happy to join you.I hope ı will have a graet time here.I suppose you're going to give some opinions about my short stories which ı want to write.
Nice to meet y'all!
Heathen, fire worshipper or idolatrous, come!
Come even if you broke your penitence a hundred times,
Ours is the portal of hope, come as you are"
"Experience is the best teacher..."
"The morrow was a bright September morn;
The earth was beautiful as if new-born;
There was that nameless splendor everywhere,
That wild exhilaration in the air,
Which makes the passers in the city street
Congratulate each other as they meet."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
09-17-2007 11:58 AM
I live in Florida and am so happy here. I think I was a closet Floridian for many years before I moved here 12 years ago. I became engaged this summer to a wonderful guy who I have known for 52 years. He was the younger man in my life, aged 8 when we met, I was 12. When he asked me to marry him this summer in Paris no less, I told him I have flunked marriage three times, so couldn’t we just live together? “No,” he said, “I never thought I’d find anyone I wanted to spend my life with and now I have and I want to marry you.” We are very happy as are our families. God I sound "happy happy happy" but really life is good for now.
A little about myself, I was a high school drop out in the late ‘60s. After I married and had three children I decided to get a college degree so that I could be paid for the work that I had been doing in the field of child abuse and neglect for 17 years. At 38 I began my undergraduate degree and then I received 2 master’s degrees, one in Divinity and one in Social Work. I retired in 1995 and moved to Florida and am now very involved in many local and national boards.
I began to write about three years ago with Gotham Writers. I love the process and people you meet in these classes.
Someone in a class I’m currently taking suggested we try this writing room. So here I am.
09-21-2007 11:28 PM
09-28-2007 03:46 PM
hi katdr, i love you're being be open and honest about yourself. =)
Hi Kat! I'm Marie, from your Creative Writing Class, the one who told you about this website. You inspired me to actually register, though I've spent a lot of time here reading. Now, I'm official too. This site is inspirational.
09-29-2007 07:44 PM - edited 09-29-2007 08:01 PM
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