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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: come to say hi
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:17:48 PM »
Welcome netdomon

Hope to hear more about your area of writing interest.

Writers Wanted! / Re: Looking for a Paid Writing Opportunity?
« on: September 06, 2018, 05:08:28 PM »
It would be nice to get some feedback regarding developments here.

That's all very interesting and very well but the question was in dialogue. There's no body language or tone of voice or anything else like that available when for instance the narrative is just a block of dialogue. I think a lot of it is in prior character development so the reader knows when a differing emotion is being expressed. Technically, it could be sentence length and the choice of dialogue words: Eg

"Oh, shit!"
"Aww - sheeet."
'Och, shite."


I've done some paid freelance writing and it seems that like so much else, who you know makes a big difference. It's a tough gig. I have a day job but my partner's a full-time conservation journalist and travel writer, has been for over 20 years and traveled the world. I dunno what her secret is but she has talent and works hard.
Onetime, I was living half off the grid in a semi rural area and somehow started doing business writing for local tradesmen, drafting pamphlets, quotations, loan applications, reports, letters of demand, replies to letters of demand and so on. Got paid with two live chickens once but there is a niche for it - good experience too.
As a general contractor I win jobs because my polished estimates make the others look half-assed - I also do good work but that's another story  ;D. Just keep writing and looking out - remember Rumi - what you are seeking is also seeking you.

The Writers Circle / Re: Beginning Writer
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:44:35 PM »

Go for a walk in nature, change your focus, do something completely different.


It's true that much writing is powered by emotion, love, hate, guilt, fear, anger, joy etc

The Writers Circle / Re: New Member - Question about quoted materials
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:32:26 PM »
I'm sure you would be fine on stuff said 2000 years ago - I can almost guarantee there will be no consensus among the historians...

Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Hi
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:28:24 PM »
Welcome geethr 75

Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: New person
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:26:24 PM »
Welcome Lisa B. Hope to see some of your stuff soon.

Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Hey folks
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:24:35 PM »
Good luck with your writing projects. Why not post some here for review.

Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Hello everybody
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:22:22 PM »
Welcome. Looking forward to reading your posts.

Review My Poetry / Re: that night.
« on: September 04, 2018, 02:12:06 PM »

The piece seems autobiographical and if so, might be better left alone on your poet's journey. It is a powerful piece. Tinkering with it might improve things from a technical standpoint but would also perhaps diminish the emotional force at work. This is a purge type poem. Keep writing new poems to improve your craft. Just think if you learned one new thing about poetry every day.   

Review My Poetry / Re: about a girl.
« on: September 02, 2018, 05:25:52 PM »
Welcome to RMP, Ulania.

Your poem is interesting as a commentary on the response effect in a social media world. The dopamine reaction to likes/dislikes is temporary but addictive which is why it is so globally dominant. I understand your poem refers more to texting but the effect is similar, or so I've read. Poetry is a good way to express emotions, and like any other art form, improves with practice. I suggest browsing the older pages on this board to get an idea of contemporary forum poetry. Look out for poets such as Tom 10, drab, duck and myself but there are many others to find a favorite from. Just keep writing, and enjoying the process. I hope you stick around as this forum needs new writers.

The Gallery / Re: A Taste of Reality
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:04:20 PM »
O what kind of world would this be
if all were to live inside their
own little world, and process the
power to control their reality.

Some say this is already happening with regard to internet 'filter bubbles'. 

The Gallery / Re: Imperfect World
« on: August 20, 2018, 06:01:57 PM »

Nice sentiments in this prose-poetry.

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