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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading December 10, 2011 - 10:15am

In ten words (not more and certainly not less, smartass), declare what you hope to do to literature.

Mine:

Inseminate words and hope for a baby you can love.

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words December 10, 2011 - 10:21am

hurt characters significantly so as to make readers wince often.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 10, 2011 - 10:25am

Make people uncomfortable but also strangely aroused by erotic dementia.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. December 10, 2011 - 10:26am

Be able to write a manifesto in exactly ten words.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 10, 2011 - 10:44am

Write to save yourself from pain, save others from boredom.

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig December 10, 2011 - 11:13am

Explore how some people can make or break other people.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz December 10, 2011 - 11:22am

Write myself to death to live an eternally lit life.

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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 December 10, 2011 - 11:26am

Write, write, write some more, then write, write until published.

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Brian Ingham from Stillwater Oklahoma is reading There is No Year by. Blake Butler December 10, 2011 - 11:34am

I can't think of what to post in this thread

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin December 10, 2011 - 12:14pm

Defend the weak, offend the powerful. Legislate souls, for justice.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff December 10, 2011 - 12:25pm

oh my gawd this thread is giving me performance anxiety

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. December 10, 2011 - 1:57pm

We can only post ten words, thats stupid, come on! 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 10, 2011 - 2:05pm

@jacks--epic fail!  lol

@Liana--I think that's the most honest answer I've heard in a long time lol

At least no one has said:

write to get famous, get laid and meet chuck palahniuk

but I bet some of you are thinking it ;p

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters December 10, 2011 - 2:10pm

^^^ Write to get famous, get laid, and meet Edward Norton.

 

(I'm kidding!)

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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 December 10, 2011 - 2:12pm

Write to get famous, get laid, and meet Raoul Duke.

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Sara Weyenberg from from Wisconsin, but in Michigan. is reading Lamb by Christopher Moore December 10, 2011 - 2:44pm

explore humanity and reveal its vices.  also, make readers think.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce December 10, 2011 - 5:02pm

release all the agony, fuck with character's minds, have fun!

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts December 10, 2011 - 6:08pm

Inflict stories to bare as a scar on your soul.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works December 10, 2011 - 7:13pm

Write stories that will infect the imagination like a plague.

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words December 10, 2011 - 8:14pm

nice one Renfield - Can I have a do-over please?

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 10, 2011 - 10:54pm

For people to worship me in a creepy cultish way.

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated December 10, 2011 - 11:29pm

Forget being a unique write, than become a awesome writer.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. December 10, 2011 - 11:56pm

I would like to write in order to... oh shit.

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Clayton Blue from Arizona is reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides December 11, 2011 - 1:43am

To give my emotions life, to better understand my perceptions

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Brian Ingham from Stillwater Oklahoma is reading There is No Year by. Blake Butler December 11, 2011 - 2:38am

to release my demons, and to fuck with your minds

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Clayton Blue from Arizona is reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides December 11, 2011 - 4:00am

To figure out Why I feel the way that I do

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 11, 2011 - 8:11am

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. December 11, 2011 - 9:54am

That is more than ten words there Liana...rule breaker.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 11, 2011 - 10:49am

Ten words per sentence, same sentence over and over, shining reference, I'm on Liana's side.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 11, 2011 - 10:49am

Ten words per sentence, same sentence over and over, shining reference, I'm on Liana's side.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 11, 2011 - 11:18am

I was repeating the same ten words, it was acceptable!

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 11, 2011 - 11:19am

Know the rules, break the rules, make it look seamless.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 11, 2011 - 11:24am

Goddam double post and over ten words, second failure today.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 11, 2011 - 11:33am

David, have you noticed that there is an edit button?

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 11, 2011 - 1:59pm

I did but what I wrote has been seen already.

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse December 11, 2011 - 2:03pm

Destroy my self and create new worlds that open minds.

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like December 11, 2011 - 5:12pm

To piss into a sealed jar, instead of the ocean.

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lyndonriggall from Tasmania is reading Going Bovine by Libba Bray December 12, 2011 - 1:10am

Write what I would read, find someone else loves it.

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Flaminia Ferina from Umbria is reading stuff December 12, 2011 - 5:56am

write a ten page book worth a couple thousand grand

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NotMarilyn from Twin Cities, MN is reading Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn December 12, 2011 - 6:45am

Write, break all the rules, break them again, write more.

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CJ Roberts from Salem, MA is reading goodreads.com/cjroberts_dmm December 12, 2011 - 9:58am

To craft new paradigms and evolve new cultures of discontent.

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. December 12, 2011 - 10:09am

To inspire, to disgust, and to provoke deep thought throughout. 

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 12, 2011 - 1:45pm

Masturbate obsessively over the sexy images of my female characters.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works December 12, 2011 - 2:05pm

Build a real cult following around my writing, drink kool-aid.

 

Is kool-aid one word? We'll say it's one word.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. December 12, 2011 - 3:20pm

To masturbate obsessively into cup of kool-aid with imaginary characters.

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Nighty Nite from NJ is reading Grimscribe: His Lives and Works December 12, 2011 - 3:47pm

I can tell this cult orgicide is gonna be awesome.

 

Yup, orgicide. Tell your friends. It's gonna be a thing.

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Sarah Jayne from Tenn. is reading Slaughterhouse Five December 12, 2011 - 4:28pm

I just want to offend, and make the people blush.

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson December 12, 2011 - 4:31pm

Drink sperm laced kool-aid using a straw with stolen characters.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 December 12, 2011 - 5:06pm

Putting words on some paper and hoping to perform cunnilingus.

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. December 12, 2011 - 7:02pm

Give hard-ons and wet panties to everyone that reads this.

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch December 12, 2011 - 7:10pm

Write a piece of crap, fall quickly into everlasting obscurity.