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Offline TheOrlandoGray

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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2014, 02:03:48 PM »
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Why post this then? If you stayed up all night - shows us you are serious. Seriously, Orlando, you don't need to try so hard with us. We are on your side and we have all been where you have. Relax and get to know us a little. We don't bite.
I'm so used to dissing my own work that it's become casual  :-[. But I guess I could try to open up, like for instance I'm not very boastful, Orlando Gray is.
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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #61 on: September 21, 2014, 02:09:51 PM »
Modesty is a virtue. -- Cliché.

Not a great idea for writers. If you don't believe your work is great, why should the readers?
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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #62 on: September 21, 2014, 02:12:14 PM »
Modesty is a virtue. -- Cliché.

Not a great idea for writers. If you don't believe your work is great, why should the readers?
Then I better get good at writing so my inner critic won't have anything to say (I wonder if that's possible, he can always find something).
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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2014, 04:31:14 PM »
Then I better get good at writing so my inner critic won't have anything to say (I wonder if that's possible, he can always find something).

Stop over-analysing the negatiives in your writing and do something positive. So far you're coming across as someone who would rather talk about writing than write. Not a good sign from where I'm sitting.

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Offline newwriter29

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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2014, 07:05:43 PM »
I love fantasy.

I just find it awe inspiring that writers have the ability to create another world and I believe it. It also pushes my imagination to the max!

I have enough of reality and love to get lost in a fantasy  :)

Offline DistantSun

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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2014, 07:56:55 PM »
I'm definitely a literary fiction reader primarily. Occasionally I'll delve into some fantasy or some historical fiction though. Depends on how good the story is, how captivating the writing style is. Sometimes I like a little shock of something based in reality, sometimes I crave the escapism that fantasy provides.

It was actually fantasy that I read almost exclusively when I was a kid before several mystery series crept in. I think I can credit Enid Blyton for that, having started with the Faraway Tree series and moving on to both the Famous Five and Secret Seven series. I'm fairly sure my love for lit fic developed in high school.

As a writer, I tend to write in both genres.
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Re: What do you read? And why?
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2014, 08:07:44 PM »
Murder mysteries are my thing. Yes, the characters can be cliche (how many cops need to have a messed up home life, jeez) but it's good fun and I like it when there's a good twist at the end.