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Peter T. from Martha's Vineyard, MA is reading Cat's Cradle March 28, 2012 - 3:06am

Hello everyone! My name is Peter and I'm a budding writer and illustrator. Just thought I'd say hello.

I don't have any of my writing up yet, but if you would like to see some of my illustration work it can be seen here:

www.WoeAndFauna.com

Peter T.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human March 28, 2012 - 3:07am

Welcome!

What do you write?>

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly March 28, 2012 - 3:15am

Welcome.  You get this.

Someone will be along shortly to derail this thread in ways you can't imagine.

Seriously. 

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Cassandra L. from Melbourne is reading A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole March 28, 2012 - 3:20am

Awesome art. You don't know how much I just fell in love with "Artificial".

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 28, 2012 - 3:24am

Welcome, Enjoy this. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 28, 2012 - 3:25am

Double post. 

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human March 28, 2012 - 3:28am

@Dave

So how bout some popcorn?

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 28, 2012 - 3:33am

Welcome to the Lit, Peter.  It's a nice place.  A little strange, but that makes it more like home, right?  Or was that just my home?  No matter!  You are here!  And we are glad. 

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human March 28, 2012 - 3:34am

Have some flan!

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Peter T. from Martha's Vineyard, MA is reading Cat's Cradle March 28, 2012 - 3:44am

Hey guys, nice meeting you all. So I have a few quick questions. First off how(and where) do I start getting critiques on the Reactor? Also how did you all get started in writing? Do you guys have any tips for a beginner?

@Cassandra: thank you very, very much. Though be warned, I am a whore when it comes to illustration compliments. :p

@PandaMask mmmm popcorn and flan... don't mind if I do! Can we mix them? Right now I write a mix of sci-fi, coming of age, romance, and creation myths.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human March 28, 2012 - 3:50am

Get a membership. Submit your work. Be openminded, but remember to tell the difference between constructive and hypercritical reviews. You want constructive.

I suggest reading the craft essays. They have a ton of information.

I like sci-fi and coming of age a lot. Yes, we can mix both. The flan and popcorn, maybe the coming of age science fiction?

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 28, 2012 - 4:10am

hypercritical reviews. You want constructive."

Truer words were never spoken. 

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Peter T. from Martha's Vineyard, MA is reading Cat's Cradle March 28, 2012 - 4:11am

Very cool. Then I shall save my pennies for an upgraded membership. Is there any other way to submit my writing for critique? :)

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human March 28, 2012 - 4:14am

I have a weekly prompt you can submit to.

@Matt

I take those words from Danny.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 28, 2012 - 4:24am

Chester has a flash prompt as well you might want to check out too.

 

@!Panda Danny was spot on. 

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Peter T. from Martha's Vineyard, MA is reading Cat's Cradle March 28, 2012 - 7:50am

Hah, I'm not sure what a prompt is. Sorry guys, I know I'm noobing out here. Your patience is greatly appreciated. *bows humbly* :)

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner March 28, 2012 - 7:56am

We were all noobs at one point. No worries. 

Roughhouse

Flash me

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters March 28, 2012 - 8:00am

A prompt is something you use to prompt a story.  Like an idea starter.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break March 28, 2012 - 8:04am

An idea can grow to define a person.  Like Inception.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia March 28, 2012 - 10:17am

Welcome To the animal house Peter!

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel March 28, 2012 - 10:53am

Welcome to the pit.   ^ Animal house, pfft. Who talks like that.

 

The artwork was very disturbing and I thought it was fucking awesome.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 28, 2012 - 10:57am

Man I've been coming here too long. I automaticalled read "I shall save my pennies" as "I shall save my penises" Oi vey.

 

Welcome!

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Peter T. from Martha's Vineyard, MA is reading Cat's Cradle March 28, 2012 - 8:28pm

Thanks everyone! I'm excited to get started. Does anyone have any beginner tips, or places I should get started on the site? :)

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series March 28, 2012 - 8:44pm

Have a poke around the forums, there are sure to be a few threads that you find interesting. The magazine is awesome, too always a few new articles going up. I just checked out your artwork, absolutely wonderful! I love your style! 

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. March 28, 2012 - 9:27pm

@nikki & joe I would have went with Welcome to the Monkey House.

Nikki is our local Billy the Poet, I think.  I'm one of the monkeys.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia March 28, 2012 - 10:25pm

I prefer Lit Siren howie but whatever! :-)