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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #45 on: December 24, 2007, 06:56:21 AM »
That's like saying women like romance novels. It's stereotyping, and stereotyping is ugly. People who stereotype should be shot. With a top of the range, automatic range-finding, Mark XII Jackson-Webber, complete with self-cleaning chamber and chrome handle. Not the early Mark XII, with the plain strap, but the later model with the strap made from the hide of a Venusian bladder-rat. A Mark XII with the optional rapid-load attachment, converted to fire the large bore seek-on-entry shells that were popular in the second Man-Kzoooooberoid war, used with great success in the Battle of Alpha Ridge. Or maybe a Mark XIII with the mega-phonic hypertronic-wobbulator (and optional pulverizer).

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She was stunned, then shattered, as the Mark XII  rapidly fired shells exploded around her. Fortunately, she had built a relationship with her crew mates and they, as a team, turned against the intruder who was firing these missiles. All the months they had worked together, bucking the system, had engendered a feeling of community. Compatriots working against a common foe. And now, with all this behind them, they once again stood together to fight for stereotypes everywhere. They knew in their hearts that the stereotypes were built on something and not just torn from whole cloth. They had discussed these very issues in their numerous meetings and were in agreement that their labored consideration was, in fact, pointing to the truth. Lo, these twelve stalwart folks, did agree that the stereotypes must be defended, they were accurate within the group. The group was a unified, cohesive, and congenial place. Finally the shelling stopped, they must have run out of ammo.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #46 on: December 24, 2007, 07:05:53 AM »
Medic!

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #47 on: December 24, 2007, 07:11:37 AM »
(Welcome Omni, I don't believe we've met. I love your sense of humor.)

Bones snapped at Kirk, "I'm a doctor, Jim, not a mechanic. If you want this fixed call Scotty."
Captain Kirk answered, "He playing with his dilithium crystals and cannot be disturbed."

Scene fades to black with Requiem playing in the background.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #48 on: December 24, 2007, 07:55:46 AM »
Stereotypes - by definition - should come in pairs.  Sadly however they often come in great herds or singly.  The singular stereotype is therefore an oxymoron, that well known semi-mythical beast which has the strength of an ox but a severely limited IQ.  Writers should also beware of tautology, which is the desire to put a noose around one's neck and jump from a chair or similar object.

Other traps for the unwary - which are largely similar to traps for the more wary but generally more simple in both planning and execution - are excessive verbosity, or more correctly and indeed some would say pedantically, polixity, which is a neat one word description of the situation where one is running off at the mouth (verbosity) or the keyboard, or pen, or indeed any other manually operated glyph interface.

However, as this is the season for gluttony - would someone please pass me another slice of roasted wolverine - and incipient unrestrained rotundity of form, maybe we should all spare a thought for those who lack an easy and, to be honest, sometimes irritatingly self-congratulatory way with words.

As Gran used to say, "He's got a way with words.".  Closely followed by a family chorus of "He's got away wth a lot of things!"

What was the topic?  Concentrate man!  A chocolate bar with 'a hazelnut in every bite'.  No, that was a Topic, with an initial capital letter, although the self-same advertising jingle could also be used to sell squirrel turds if there was a sufficently deranged 'marketbase' out there in 'consumerland' to make a campaign 'economically viable'.

Why do I enjoy writing?  Oddly enough I've never analysed it that much.  It's something I enjoy doing, sharing a tale or a bit of nonsense like the above.  I would be very upset if one day I found I could no longer string words together in such a fashion as to please, irritate, educate, inform, amuse, or however the readers chose to take them.  In that respect it's something like lovemaking, better done than talked about ;-)

Gyppo - idly coasting towards Christmas Day and thinking, from the above, it's time for my 'slow down' pill.  
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2007, 08:02:18 AM »
Please don't take that slow down pill. This was beautiful.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #50 on: December 24, 2007, 08:19:42 PM »
Please don't take that slow down pill. This was beautiful.

Well...  They do say 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder' ;-)

The 'slow down' pill is unfortunately essential as it 'puts a damper' on my over-active adrenal gland, which is responsible for sending my blood pressure to dangerous heights if not controlled.  You've been a nurse, so how does 230 over 184 sound to you?  But the pill(s) rarely interfere with writing, so the lierary lunacy is likely to continue as and when the spirit moves me.

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #51 on: December 24, 2007, 08:27:03 PM »
Ah, then please take your slow down pill and keep writing. I thought that perhaps your slow down pill was to prevent the writing, now I understand that it is for other, more vital purposes.

Slow down all you need, I wil try to keep up.

I bet that those numbers are simply reflective of all the good cheer and happiness that is associated with the entire Christmas season in all its commercialism. I mean, what's not to like?

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #52 on: January 02, 2008, 01:24:57 PM »
I like getting carried away and losing track of time.  Sure there are times when I can't get motivated to save my life, but the times when the creative juices are really flowing make it worth it.


Oh, that is soooo much like me! Honestly. And when my creative juices are flowing...the time gets wings.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2008, 05:39:32 PM »
What I enjoy most about writing(nonfiction) is, it gives me the oppourtunity to express my thoughts about a topic without interruption!  :D  In my genre its very rare that you get a chance to complete your thoughts(out loud) about a topic, without others jumping to share theirs. :D This is fine.  But when I write, it gives me a chance to finish..lol

But on a more serious note: I enjoy how writing causes me to go deeper into my thoughts and spirit to round out a story, or topic.  When I write, I hear what I otherwise would not while speaking  to others.   I write to reveal, inspire, and encourage.  I enjoy writing because when I'm long gone, my heart will still be here, on paper for all too see and benefit from. 

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2008, 05:43:05 PM »
It's rare that I compose fiction or poetry. But when I do, I enjoy the escape and creativity it brings. It amazes me everytime, of what I can pull out of thin air!     

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2008, 06:21:12 PM »
Why do I enjoy writing because it gives me a chance to go into my own little world in my big ole head and block everyone and thing out except for those music lyrics jamming in the back ground. But of course it pisses off a lot of people around me but pissed off is better than pissed on.....

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2008, 06:46:52 PM »
I feel like I'm walking around with these stories and words inside me waiting for their time to burst out, when I write, I am relieved and excited; it feels like giving birth to new life. These words on the paper are something I created and I love them!
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #57 on: January 07, 2008, 06:24:55 AM »
I enjoy writing because it has made me filthy rich :-)

Yippee!

(But then why would you ever believe a writer of fiction?)

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #58 on: November 04, 2009, 10:58:39 PM »
I've put off writing for so long that I'm not sure that I can write anything!  It seems that my self confidence is in the waste basket.
How do I find my muse again?

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2009, 01:03:56 PM »
Nitewriter,

Look in the bin ;-)

If you find a cowering and timid little wraith-like figure, pick her up gently, making soothing noises so as not to frighten her.  Place her gently in your shirt pocket so she can ride around for a day or two relaxing to the steady beat of your heart.  If you don't have an appropriate shirt with a suitably located pocket then damned well buy one.  This is a minor investment which can produce great results.

Do not, under any circumstances, place your mobile phone in the same pocket.  Unless you want to scare the poor frightened little thing into a fatal coma.

When you see her sticking her head out the top of your pocket and paying attention to the world again, looking for ideas, just make gentle non-committal encouraging noises.  Maybe feed her with a tiny little bit of chocolate, but not too much otherwise she'll get fat and spotty and hide herself away again.

After a few days she may clamber up your shirt front and sit on your shoulder, thinking she can see more from there.  Any sudden noises or demands at this point will send her scurrying back to the safety of your pocket and it will be a long time before you see her again.

Riding on your shoulder she may get quite jaunty and daring, singing little snatches of disjointed Muse-Song.  Take note of these but don't ask her to fill in the gaps.  Like a nervous virgin in the grip of her hormones she knows what she wants, but isn't sure enough of herself yet.

Before long she will be stood on tiptoe, whispering in your ear.  Now is the time to write things down, even if they're not as good as the dreams she used to offer you.  With her confidence returning she will - on occasion - become quite assertive, tugging n your earlobe and demanding that you stop whatever else you're doing and "Write it down.  Right now."

From now on she's back, but there will always be times when she feels like a rest, quite content to just lie there in your pocket, listening to the steady and reassuring thud-thud-thud and dreaming her own dreams.  Dreams which aren't yours to capture.

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« Last Edit: November 05, 2009, 04:13:27 PM by Gyppo »
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