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Phil Zona from New Jersey is reading Thuggin in Miami December 28, 2012 - 5:09pm

Hey everyone. Basically I'm a writer who wants to get some good quality feedback on my work, so this seemed like the place to be to make that happen. I've spent the last few months finding excuses not to write much (I'm good at that), so I'm thinking that a real investment in improving my work will motivate me to do more.

I'm a huge Palahniuk fan, which is actually how I found the site. Some other authors I've enjoyed are Bret Easton Ellis, Luke Rhinehart, Harry Crews, and Kurt Vonnegut. I'm a college kid graduating in the spring with aspirations of finishing a full novel someday, and hopefully this community can help me make that happen.

So yeah, not sure what else to say about myself. Really looking forward to getting to know some of you and learning to be a better writer. Thanks for reading.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres December 28, 2012 - 5:17pm

welcome aboard, new guy!

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 28, 2012 - 5:20pm

P.B. and Zona. you sound like a beer and I might try to drink you. Welcome to the Lit.

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JEFFREY GRANT BARR from Central OR is reading Nothing but fucking Shakespeare, for the rest of my life December 28, 2012 - 5:29pm

Welcome to the LitReactor. Based on your self-description, you should fit right in. If you really want to improve your fiction, join the workshop. I'm in the workshop, and I am a godamn famous genius!*

 

*Untrue. Except the part about the workshop.
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Stephen_Inf from Illinois is reading Whiskey Tango Foxtrot December 28, 2012 - 5:34pm

Welcome!

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 28, 2012 - 7:10pm

Hi and welcome.  But more importantly, JR, what the hell?

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland December 28, 2012 - 7:12pm

Too much? Should I edit it or do you want to do it? Funny thing is I wasn't drinking when I wrote that.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 28, 2012 - 7:13pm

...no...don't edit.  best they all know up front...

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 28, 2012 - 7:45pm

There remains some debate amongst academics as to whether texts should be referred to as "things."
[file under: Important Shit]

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks December 28, 2012 - 9:15pm

...Don't let JR scare you away. We're not all that weird.

Except sometimes.

Also, fuck I love Averydoll's ear.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 29, 2012 - 8:14am

We are ruled in this kingdom by a magical elf ear.  

Welcome.  

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner December 29, 2012 - 8:40am

P.B. and Zona"

Pizza flavored Zima. Someone get me a straw, I'll try it at least once. Stop crying PB, it'll only hurt at first. Welcome btw

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 29, 2012 - 6:16pm

@Zona - Welcome, all shall fear us!

@Courtney - You are right, some of us are weirder.

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly December 29, 2012 - 7:45pm

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On December 29, 2012 - 9:04pm

Welcome!