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Offline "lorraineofkeli"

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My job provides me with great material for writing!
« on: October 30, 2009, 04:28:03 PM »
I've been a paralegal for a law firm now for over a year and most of our work is criminal.
much of the prosecution material we have and the way a case fits together provides brilliant groundwork from which to work on writing a story.
Just wanted to share that information with u guys! Who else finds inspiration from their day job?
Though of course finding the time to write a story is a different matter altogether

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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2009, 01:19:49 AM »
I'm a teacher, so I see some really funny stuff going on every day. But for
some reason I write horror/suspense.  :D

But I jot down the stuff that happens. Someday I'll get around to using it.
Maybe a couple of articles.
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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 10:47:12 PM »
I work in a Las Vegas casino and it has helped me create some fantastic characters!

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 10:53:13 PM »
I've worked in mental health and I can find stories there that'll prickle the hairs on the nape of your neck. 
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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2009, 03:10:51 PM »
Can you imagine a collaborative writing project using a teacher, a casino worker and a health care worker??  What great ideas would come from that!!!

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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 03:23:08 PM »
I used to work in a restaurant,  (several actually),  worked as a flight attendant, travel agent, as a sales rep and a flight reservations sales rep. I was employed in the Simi Valley Courthouse during the Rodney King Trial - small claims, civil, superior court, and family law for Ventura County. I worked at a satellite wagering facility as a beer-maid and cocktail waitress. I worked as a cocktail waitress at the Ventura Theater for performers like Ray Charles. I have been a community volunteer and most recently, I taught (and will be teaching) music to elementary kids.

My life is a book in and of itself. There is a story in every experience, good or bad. I love a good storyteller. I want to be a great storyteller. Want to hear my stories? :) ;)

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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009, 04:47:31 PM »
Phew!!  And I thought working for the last 25 years in the gaming industry would provide a good story (and it certainly would) especially after seeing the cast of characters on Halloween performing like the pimps and hookers that they are, but you've got me beat with a litany of jobs under your belt!

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 10:42:43 PM »
Yeah, right Leah.  :P ;D

You do go to the grocery store, don't you? ;)
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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 03:40:04 PM »
I work in a psyc hospital with children and adolescents. I don't think I could write something as horrific as the tales I hear, but if I could figure out a different kind of plot, I think I'd have some very funny things to work with. However, I find working with such an extreme population skews my sense of humor.  :) Someone just might end up thinking I'm crazy!

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Re: My job provides me with great material for writing!
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2009, 10:44:47 PM »
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What's so horrific about the tales you hear, Jane?
And why do you think you couldn't write anything like that?

I work with a lot of young children and adolescents who have been abused. The stories I hear make television and movies scenarios seem like a walk in the park. I don't think I'm ready or willing to write that type of story yet.

However, there are also many less horrific and even funny things I hear about. I'd love to find a way to write about those.

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 06:07:43 AM »
I get great material because I seem to be a magnet for strange occurrences.

My very first trip as a flight attendant was to Honolulu from Los Angeles. When we were pre-boarding for the return trip, I, personally got a bomb threat and had to notify the Senior Flight Attendant. The flight was delayed two hours while the aircraft was checked out. Turns out the threatener was being deported and was simply desperate. There is a lot more to this story but you'll have to buy my book. ;) ;D

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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 10:22:57 AM »
Come on Leah you've got lots to write about.  How about helping others through your own experiences.  You are good writer - get in there and help those less fortunate to understand themselves through you.  Now a doctor romance - mmm that's more my genre! 

Ok I want the first page written before the week -end!  LOL  Help me on this one gal!  Don't let me down.

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