not exactly a struggling writer, but I would love to write a book or some other kind of in-depth retrospective on the careers of Michael and Roberta Findlay; but I have no clue how to write all scholarly and interesting, like some of the people on here who have written books.
You're never too young to be a dirty old man.
Now I'm waiting for the rest-print of the first book coming out from Oddbooks. I'm a bit nervous, first time dealing with printing facilities and learning so much all the time. If this goes well I can start printing the other books, and it feels good
"Tell 'em we're all out of souvenirs."
I've written all together five books. One was self-published, and two I put out on the internet:
WARNING CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT
Fragmentary Annihilation: http://www.scribd.com/doc/10950765/F...n-by-Alexander
Meditations on Ero Guro: http://www.scribd.com/doc/33944956/M...ns-on-Ero-Guro
"Ah, by god's balls what licentiousness!"
Marquis de Sade.
At one point in my life,I was a struggling writer for a while with no connections and I not only wrote over 75+ unfilmed(and unsold) scripts but also wrote a book(which now only exists as a project) five years ago that I was planning to self-publish,but numerous personal problems arose and the book got permanently canned,and I have no interest in doing another book project or any movie blogs or film reviews sites since the 'Net is heavily oversaturated with them,for I'm otherwise currently fine using this forum and social networks(such as Facebook,MySpace,and Twitter)to keep my writing skills alive and well(until a much better chance in the future comes along).
My collaborator Scott Nickel and I have a comic strip in the new issue of MAD (I think it's supposed to be in stores next week)! Here's a link to a picture of the cover, just so you don't accidentally pick up the new issue of Good Housekeeping: http://www.madmumblings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4777
I've been writing stories since grade school, but haven't had anything published. I took a mail-correspondence writing course to learn how to write for children and teens. I passed, and got a diploma. I learned what I needed to know to make my manuscripts publish-worthy, but that hasn't gotten me published. As a teen, I was a big comic book fan. I wrote and drew poor-looking comics on sheets of notebook paper and photocopied them in small quantities and tried to sell them to classmates. I didn't make much, and lost more money from all the paper, pencils and copies I spent on than gained. I grew up loving superheroes and monsters, but not many people have the same taste as me.
As slightly embarrassing as it is to admit to a bunch of monster-loving guys, I really love magical girl anime too. You know SAILOR MOON and CARDCAPTORS / CARDCAPTOR SAKURA? Well, I wrote two magical girl stories myself. One I put on my blog on a Japanese pop music website. One guy and some girls left comments that they loved it. That made me happy. But it's not like I got paid to write this, or that publishers would print it. It was fan fiction using a preteen singer with a small following as my main character. I don't know if I can type the link. I usually mess up.... http://www.hello-online.org/index.ph...ic-egg-part-1/
Good for you. The writer John D. McDonald always used to give the advice to
read what you write and write what you read. If that's what you like to read,
they go ahead and have a go. Anything you finish at all makes you better.
"Those who are tardy do not get fruit cup."
Steve, Thank you! I hope you read both parts of my story. But that's not the only thing I've posted on the internet. Before I got a computer in my apartment, I used to go to my local library to use the internet. I set up e-mail accounts twice, because I let the first account expire from non-use during the winter. Well, my second account expired as well. But each time I had an account I wrote movie and TV show reviews for imdb.com. After getting a computer for my apartment, I set up another e-mail and imdb account. I have posted reviews on imdb with three aliases now! I'm not sure why I'm so bad at this, but half the links I type don't work. But I'll give it a shot.
I've also created three wikis for my favorite Japanese singer and two groups I like. I've done a ton of editing on other wiki sites too, mostly for my favorite singer / dancer / actress, Akari Saho (or Saho Akari, as they do it in Japan.) Here's more links....
Akari Saho: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akari_Saho
Momoiro Clover: http://www.j-ongaku.org/wiki/Momoiro_Clover
Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku (EbiChu for short): http://www.generasia.com/wiki/Shiritsu_Ebisu_Chuugaku
If all these links work, I hope you enjoy reading them. Now the EbiChu wiki was re-worked by someone else after I typed the initial version. That's why it's the most professional-looking one. However, despite a pro working on this, he still screwed up the spellings of the names, which I had to change back. At least now it has everything spelled correctly, and it looks nice too!
I wouldn´t call myself a struggling writer or even a writer but I have written a whole bunch of poetry in both swedish and english.
I´ve never tried to have any of it published besides having one of them recited on national radio once. That was pretty neat. If I ever will publish any of it I will do it myself because I don´t buy that whole thing about others having to approve it if it´s worthy or not. A lot of published stuff is shockingly bad so mine can´t be much worse.
However, doing it yourself costs money and I´m in a bit of a financial slump right now so it´ll have to wait. I will someday, though.
"Anybody else in this situation would shit a Miata
"Top of the world, Ma! Mmmm!!!!"
Recently started writing stageplays. Really enjoying that. It's good fast work- compared to novel writing at least- and it's the quickest way there is to share what you write with the paying public. Not that the public pays very much but it's something at least.
I think the part that I really like though is apart from the initial writing you're never writing alone. Right from the first draft actors and others are studying it, offering improvements and generally making it better than if I were left to my own devices. For those who get lonely writing (I do) it's great fun.