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Who Are The Writers?

Discussion in 'Writers' Room' started by Stewart, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Sybarite

    Sybarite New Member

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    I usually describe it as 'porn' because of the double standards surrounding the question of 'erotica'. What is the difference between erotica and porn? One person's erotica etc. Most erotica probably arouses the reader – so what's the difference with that and porn?

    I write stories that deliberately set out to arouse. To me, that's no different to stories that are intended to stimulate in other ways – does a violent scene, for instance, actually stimulate the reader (in general) less than a sexual one? Yet it seems to me that, in the UK at least (and the US, from what I can see), violence is considered as less worrying than sex – films and TV programmes are less censored when they contain violence than when they contain sexual scenes. How on earth have we arrived at a situation in these countries where this seems to be the case? It's less of a problem for children and young people to see dramatised murder on screen than to see dramatised shagging? There is something completely perverted about that situation.

    Perhaps the fact that we seem to view sex in such a negative manner is part of the reason that both the UK and the US have such high rates of teenage pregnancy and STDs?

    Anyway, that's a little of my 'philosophy' about what I write and that's why I am positive about it, why I call it "perfectly pornographic". I write about consensual sexual scenarios, between adults – usually adults in my own age group (ie past the first flush of youth ;) ) and in which people who are physically not supermodels but, like you and me, have a bit of flesh etc, explore as wide a variety of situations as I am aware of – bi, straight, dominant, submissive, switch ...

    I write to entertain, but I do like to think that I manage to present a strong picture of female sexuality and female sexual choice.
     
  2. helgi

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    ^ ^ ^ I guess it's not hard to make a smiley face laugh
     
  3. Lord_Kiwi

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    I write a lot. I have a few short stories written mostly for my friends, but I put them online. I have fanfictions because I enjoy making them and love to read the reactions. right now I'm busy on a novel and it's almost finished. I just have to reaad it once more and then maybe get it published (well try to) and I write a few articles here and there. still waiting for one to be published (in a magazine I love) or not.
    and everything is fiction by the way.
     
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    I love this question. It's one that haunts me, one that I can never answer... or at least not give the same answer each and every time. I like to think I'm a good writer. Do the best with what I got. Sometimes I'll love a sentence of mine. Other times I'll hate a paragraph and wonder just what it is I'm trying to say.

    I always remind myself that there are much better writers than me out there. If someone says they liked my book, I'll point them to ten novels that put mine to shame. I think a lot of writers are like that; "Okay, mine was pretty good - but if you want something great, read this other book!"
     
  5. helgi

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    :mad: what a bunch of.........
     
  6. avwedhorn

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    good questions

    Hello I am A V Wedhorn, I have a fantasy book out called A King's Quest and it recieved some good reviews from some reputable sources and some bad ones from some people I made mad when it first came out. Im not sure how good I think it is though and I think there are a lot of authors out there better than I am but we all strive to do our best. I think my second and third book are much better than my first. I also think that is the way with a lot of authors and writing, a professional writer is just a writer who wouldnt quit. I personally am always looking for way to improve and am my own worst critique, unless it is those that I made mad when my first book came out. Janny Wurts told me once it doesnt matter what others think, or even what you think just write from your heart and what comes out will be what is good for you.
     
  7. Writer44

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    Stewart,

    I came to this thread only about 2 years late. But I've been writing at least twenty-five years. My novel, An Island Away, was published just this May and I'm currently working on the sequel, Under A Blue Flag.

    At the same time, I'm always writing at least two books at one time. In this case, Under A Blue Flag and MacMillan Judge, Privateer. The only thing these books have in common is a vague nautical connection.

    In my opinion, the greatest thing about writing is when a stranger reads your work and finds it worth their while. Reading takes time and effort and I work very hard to make it the best it can be. After all, in the end, I'm asking someone else to put their time and money into it when I think I've finished.

    How do I rate my ability? I think I communicate well. Is there room for improvement? Always. Writing is an art, not a science.

    Enjoying the board immensely!
     
  8. Migey

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    i have some novel plans written out,alot more in my head,i have one seiries planned out very well already,i dont plan to start writing for another few years tho..
     
  9. xxGOLDENxx

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    I write, but my serious writing is for my eyes alone.
     
  10. SeoulMan

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    I write, too. I have written about 20 good short stories and one crappy novel. I am unpublished. I say my short stories are "good" because that's what my writing group told me. They have encouraged me to enter contests and submit my short stories for publication. However, that means I have to get my lazy-arse off the couch. I need time and energy to edit my stories further.

    In the meantime, I'm procrastinating here in this forum.

    My sole novel is a piece of crap. I wrote it a long time ago when I didn't know what I was doing. Did you all see the Andy Garcia movie, "The Man from Elysian Fields"? I was like the Garcia character, not necessarily in talent, but in story ideas. I came up with one hokey idea after another to write a sensationalistic novel. What I should've done was look deep into my soul and explored my own past for more honest and rich story ideas. That is what I have done with my short stories.

    But I'm so lazy...
     
  11. xxGOLDENxx

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    hahaha sounds just like me! (and here I thought I was soooo unique) *High Five*
     
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    I've been practicing wiritng and made a few chapters for random ideas before I threw them away (or lost them). When I became 11, I finally started to actually type real chapters and store them. I've left one book alone from a series (only did a few chapters) until someone convinces me to continue that one. I'm just starting a new series. I also don't have time to type because I like typing privately and don't want anybody to see my work.

    Dragon Heaven | Don't Mess With The Master of Dragons! (is going to show up with the name of the site, instead with only the address) is where people can see my work. I'm only 12 and try to find private time to wrok on my stuff. Was way too busy in the middle of the school term. Trying to squeeze as much time as I can without anybody seeing what I'm doing.

    Yes, that page is invisible from the navbar. May make it appear. Like now.
     

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