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courtneycaroline from North Carolina is reading The Mill River Recluse, The Devil and White City February 1, 2012 - 8:45pm

Oh what a wonderful comfort to find a place where so many other procrastinating writers have gathered!  Personally I have been procrastinating taking my writing seriously since the third grade when Katie Keeley's narative piece on a camping trip was picked over my fiction piece about a mouse was chosen for the "Young Author's Day' commerative journal.  I had convinced my self at the ripe old age of nine that I was a hack and have been fighting that demon ever since.

In all seriousness this is such a wonderful site! I have been poking around here for a while and I am so impressed and encouraged by the members, articles and activities. I may infact actually be a hack, but at least I feel less alone!

 

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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 February 1, 2012 - 8:48pm

Welcome, Courtney, to the wonderful world of LitReactor. Browse around, leave some comments. Have you joined the writer's workshop? The essay's and articles alone are worth the price of admission.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 1, 2012 - 8:49pm

Welcome, you will soon come to learn that we are all clinically insane but in a good way!

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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 February 1, 2012 - 8:54pm

I think insanity is a prerequisite of being a writer... 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 1, 2012 - 9:17pm

It's not.  I'm normal.

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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 February 1, 2012 - 9:26pm

Keep telling yourself that... 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 1, 2012 - 9:54pm

Hi Courtney. Hope you like it here. Stick around. R.Moon is correct, some of the essays and magazine articles are excellent.

And what's wrong with being a hack? All the best authors are hacks!

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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 February 1, 2012 - 10:11pm

Everyday I want to hack... my keyboard into a million pieces... lol

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Dave from a city near you is reading constantly February 2, 2012 - 1:11am

The Lit has you now.  Welcome.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters February 2, 2012 - 6:03am

Welcome to the site!  I hope you enjoy it.  We always need more women. 

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courtneycaroline from North Carolina is reading The Mill River Recluse, The Devil and White City February 2, 2012 - 4:37pm

Thanks for the warm welcome guys!  It's nice being around other "insane" people although the Drs say I'm fit for society now.  Har har har.

And yes I have forked over the dough and joined proper!  I figure I could spend the $9 on actually working on my craft rather that the $9 I'd spend on expensive coffee's in a shop daydreaming about actually writing!

 

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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 February 2, 2012 - 4:44pm

 I figure I could spend the $9 on actually working on my craft rather that the $9 I'd spend on expensive coffee's in a shop daydreaming about actually writing!

- Well spent! Looking forward to reading your work.

~Rian

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. February 2, 2012 - 4:58pm

I usually get inspired by the coffeeshop I go to, lots of weirdos go there. So far I had a homeless guy staring at me, met a schizo, saw a guy arguing with himself and lots of trannies.

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PandaMask from Los Angeles is reading More Than Human February 2, 2012 - 5:20pm

Welcome!

I look forward to your work.

What do you write about?

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin February 2, 2012 - 6:30pm

Howdy.

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 3:33pm

Hi Courtney, I just found this place a few days ago. I find the info great, And everybody is fun.

Utah likes a bit of a ruckus though ;)

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 3:36pm

Conflict is the substance of existence.  You should all embrace it.

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Ash from the dark ghoulish woods creaking just outside the unhinged door, the macabre biting at the heels. is reading Our Tragic Universe February 3, 2012 - 3:45pm

Spoken like a true American :p Republican by chance? <-- kidding, dont care.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 3, 2012 - 3:47pm

Apolitical brawler.

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade February 3, 2012 - 4:11pm

Welcome Courtney! I too became a hack @ age 10. My 13-year-old sister stole a story I wrote for a children's summer fiction program at the local library. She mocked it and the idea of me writing. Devestating. Ever since then, everything I've learned and read about the importance of siblings over any other peers in child development seems to ring true (Born To Rebel by Frank J. Sulloway; Sibling Relationships: Theory and Issues for Practice by Robert Sanders; etc.).

I'm not bitter...

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Jose F. Diaz from Boston is reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel February 4, 2012 - 1:35pm

Aloha Courtney,

Always nice to have new people to chat with. I'm just here for the free booze.