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flite from Minneapolis is reading 30/30 short stories January 8, 2012 - 8:56pm

Hey guys...I am pretty new to writing.  I have been following this site for a  while now for advice but never became a member until recently.   I am not really looking to get published but still want to improve my writing and maybe do some self publishing.  I am pretty interested in bookarts and just making stuff and building things in general so that seems like the most rewarding route for me.  I am actually as new to bookarts as I am to writing though.  I also want to do a zine of shorter pieces more regularly.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz January 8, 2012 - 10:05pm

Hey flite, 

Welcome to the madness. It sounds like you are in the write place.

Book arts huh?

So do you draw?

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 9, 2012 - 4:39am

Hi flite. Yeah, looks like you made it to the promised land, kiddo.

Wade in to the forums and the workshopping, you'll most likely love it.

Like Chester, I am also interested in what exactly you mean by book arts? You mean crafting the books yourself? Binding and decorating etc? Or do you mean books of artwork?



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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 9, 2012 - 4:46am

Welcome... Dive in, enjoy, learn... Great site to get you started.


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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce January 9, 2012 - 8:11am

Iisaimassen! Sore wa koko de hentai-desuyo!

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enough from Indiana is reading Warmed and Bound January 9, 2012 - 11:14am

Hey there, welcome.

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timothydanger from Texas is reading Chasing Suns January 9, 2012 - 11:26am

Welcome! I think you'll enjoy it.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly January 9, 2012 - 1:41pm

Good to have you, enjoy the insanity.

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flite from Minneapolis is reading 30/30 short stories January 9, 2012 - 9:12pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everybody.  By bookarts I mean the traditional craft of Bookmaking. I don't draw, at least very well anyway.

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David Paul from Greenwich, CT is reading The Raw Shark Text January 9, 2012 - 9:37pm

Hi New!  I'm Dave.  Welcome to the Jungle... you are in the right place.  My advice is to jump into the fray of the forums and workshops right away.  Otherwise, time will pass and you'll be on the outside lurking... like me. 

And when you said 'bookart', I thought of the art in the link below, which is pure awesomeness... unless this is also a comment on what books are actually good for at this point, which is probably a sad reality.  But yeah, here is the link... enjoy!