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Creative Writers Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by valpo87, May 30, 2009.

  1. valpo87

    valpo87 Guest

    Does anybody else on here write creatively? Short stories, creative nonfiction, etc.?
  2. Precious Roy

    Precious Roy Active Member

    When I feel like yes. My worthless college degree is in creative writing.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    This is the world's dumbest reply but I've always wanted to. I'm good with words in conversation. I just don't know how to start.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Christ, you poor bastard.
  5. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Hey, it could be worse. He could have a Music degree.
  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Ha! Good point.

    No wonder you hang out with us. You GET us. :D
  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    You too huh?
  8. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, baby. Masters of Music.
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Eh, I'm just a Musical bachelor.
  10. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    But now you're a writer? (and I wish I was one). Go figure. :D
  11. AMacIsaac

    AMacIsaac Guest

    Hey, my sister-in-law has a music degree. Of course, she also has an education degree ... so now she's a teacher ... of music.


    HC, just write. It doesn't have to be brilliant. It doesn't matter if anyone ever reads it. Empty your soul onto a piece of paper or your screen, learn what you have to say, and just write. Oftentimes, it's more important to write for yourself than for others.
  12. To play devil's advocate ... I completely disagree. I've dabbled in a little of this - submitted a short story to a few mags a couple years ago and was (rightfully) rejected across the board. I'll give it another go - I've studied the art of storytelling pretty fiercely, and use a lot of it in my narrative nonfiction.

    All of that being said, I write because I want people to read it. I guess in some way I write for myself, only because it's like breathing to me. But the idea that it doesn't matter if anybody reads it? Forgive my French - but fuck that. Write to be read.
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