what the fuck is going on in here lately..?
turns out the soul toy might be a waste of time...
That's the point.
RE: Dilbert, why would I want to inhale someone elses soul through a handi-wipe?
WTF is going on lately is fireworks. Also a waste of time.
that wasn't a handiwipe, it was a SHAM WOW.
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Just attended a Writers Unite meeting. I'm glad I went, but please writers if you are going to get up and speak into a microphone, please learn how to do it so you don't sound like you are wearing a muzzle. Out of nine writers reading, only three really understood how to use a mic. If the words cannot be heard, what is the point.....If you are going to do readings, master the mic. The six that didn't just sounded like a bunch of hicks mumbling through a handkerchief......sigh. Master the tech or the art is lost.
90 Miles and 500 feet elevation change.
I'm going to AWP. Who else is going?
Where is it being held? It's usually way to far to make it w/o a pretty good plan. Also Jose, if you don't mind. Would you tell me what the acronym means and what is the guts of the gig, so to speak. Thanks. gsr
AWP: Association of Writers & Writing Programs
It's a free for all where writers of all walks of life converge and talk about the current state of writing. That is methodology, pedagogy, history, future, other ideas, and the such.
It will be held in DC this year.
Most cool. Opposite side of the country for me, but one never knows what will take one to Washington D.C. Thanks Jose. I did not know this.
I've thought about checking out an AWP conference. I could actually get to DC, but it hasn't been on my radar and I didn't realize the thing was so soon. A saturday pass is $45. Would there be enough swag left by Saturday to make it worth the trip? Estimated chances I'll find out: 1-in-15
What the hell else are you going to do with your time and money? Drink it away? Eat it away? Watch TV? Get up and get out.
Just sayin', they better be passing out some pretty nice bookmarks.
my bookmark keeps falling off my kindle that broke
I think we're gonna need a bigger ... bookmark.
it occurs to me that i could use that kindle as a bookmark in larger books.
in lieu of that, certianly a paperweight.
And then we can use you as a paperweight.
that's a loooot of paper you must want to hold down.
Depends on the size of the Kindle right?
It'll be the biggest they've ever seen. I promise. The biggest. And the physical books are going to pay for it.
And the size of the book.
Thinking about changing my avatar again. Been a while.
but then i won't recognize you
Sure you will. I'll be the guy who looks exactly like whatever his Litreactor avatar is at the moment.
We will work it out.
Word association thread is over there.
grab a butt
i really apprieciate the absolute freedom of this thread allowing a safe space for me to say whatever i want so i will express something that i've had on my chest for a long time now
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That guy does not like Utah...
I'm all in favor of Tucson.
*cough* been doing well in my absence, have we?
Not dead. MFA candidate. So maybe I am.
I've just started here. I have to say that it's disapointingly quiet. Liven it up please!
@Christopher M Rigby. I hate to tell you this but "disappointingly quiet" is the general status quo on this site. It's up to you to liven it up, if you please.Let me know how you do. I ran into some really cool people here. I worked my ass off to connect, and it never really happened. I made a fool of myself a thousand times over, and stomped and raved and tried to find my way in. There is no "in". So have fun and write and submit to the workshop and read the craft essays and the articles and give some feedback and energy to the community. See what happens. Anything that you get out of it will be generated by guess who...you. And, be nice. The people who run this place just lost a dear friend. We did not know him, because that was never allowed, but they are grieving, so be gentle.
The site ebbs and flows depending on who is here. I've been on this site from nearly the beginning. A lot of those writers who were initially here have actually gone on to keep writing and find ways to make it a career. I, myself, have finished my undergrad and am now in an MFA for creative writing.
You can be the change, begin the next session of writers who find the site and prosper, or you can wait... Your call. Post, get others involved, take advantage of the classes, share your knowledge, read the craft essays, ACTUALLY WRITE, and you'll get what you put in.
Jose is spot on. I'm pretty impressed with the success people who got their start here have had. Getting work into lit mags, publishing books, editing for journals...