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  1. Iron Mickey

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    Hey, I'm working on some large-scale writing projects. Anyone else? I thought we might be able to make a little writer's group.
     
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  2. TC

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    I'm not, but I'm interested in writing. Is this fiction or nonfiction? Book or something shorter?
     
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  3. Iron Mickey

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    Novel length fiction and full length nonfiction both.
     
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  4. RonBurgundy

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    Hi I’m half heartedly attempting to write a non-fiction book and would be interested in this.
     
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  5. Fabulousthundercock

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    I wrote a tv pilot that I couldn’t sell a few years ago and now I’m cultivating a fiction about the Pleistocene Park Russian/world scientists are trying to create in Siberia.

    What’s gud?
     
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  6. Iron Mickey

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    How halfhearted do you wanna be?

    That's awesome, man. Is the latter horror? Adventure?
     
  7. RonBurgundy

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    I haven’t fully committed to giving up my free time at night. For example, I haven’t written a word on it for 10 days.

    a writing group would at least make me type words to have a deadline each month
     
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  8. Iron Mickey

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    This is the sort of quarter heart I like to see.
     
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  9. RonBurgundy

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    I am actually interested in the writing group idea btw
     
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  10. Fabulousthundercock

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    Scifi/horror.

    Also started fleshing out an outline for a horror/gangster script called Don’t Say A Bad Word about My Mother.

    This is all to procrastinate from a non-fiction doc and fiction script about the disparity between caucasians and illegal Central Americans in the service industry that I started working on in the fall.

    What are you working on?

    What is a writer’s group?
     
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  11. Iron Mickey

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    I'm working on a few projects. A short novel set in rural Arkansas. Cosmic horror, think Rosemary's Baby with a twist. A post-apocalyptic frozen hellworld. Also an epic fantasy world. No storylines, just the bones.

    Nonfiction wise, some work projects including one on branding places (think small towns) and how economic development groups, town councils, etc can help entrepreneurs open up businesses in towns that are affordable but seem to be dried up economically.

    Usually it's a place to get friendly reads and feedback as well as create goals for accountability. Might also just be ideas and feedback.
     
  12. Fabulousthundercock

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    Well I’ve watched a lot of fantasy, scifi, and horror between the hours of 12am-5am so always happy to talk ideas there.

    Most intrigued by the non-fic though. It’s always fascinating, or I guess infuriating, to me to read about how little, unassuming laws and ordinances made rich/old people with an agenda can shape communities.
     
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  13. THEBLUERAIDER

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    Would definitely be interested in reading this.
     
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  14. Thoros of Beer

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    Yes, please.

    Have been kicking around doing a placemaking non-profit with the idea of funding this very thing
     
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  15. Thoros of Beer

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    As far as books go, I have a sci-fi/historical fiction novel in the concept phase, it's centered on time travel and Carnegie libraries
     
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  16. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I do a lot of work in economically distressed counties so I would love to see what y’all put together.
     
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  17. Iron Mickey

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    Everyone I've talked to about the project is interested, which makes me excited. Need to keep cranking.
     
  18. THEBLUERAIDER

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    The only thing I’m writing is my dissertation. It’s a qualitative study if any of you are well-versed in that methodology.
     
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  19. Fusiontegra

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    Have done some editing and writing for technical articles over the years, mostly for freelance work, but have no real interest in doing it long-term.

    Have toyed with putting together a novel for years and have kicked around a number of ideas.

    If nothing else, I'd be interested in doing some reading editing on things you guys are working on.
     
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  20. Iron Mickey

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    Mine was an ethnography. What sort of qual work?
     
  21. THEBLUERAIDER

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    I'm doing a phenomenological study on the opinions of faculty development for technical college faculty that start teaching directly from industry. It may turn into a mixed method, but I doubt it.
     
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  22. AIOLICOCK

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    I'm writing a book about a guy who dies and goes to heaven, but when he gets to heaven he discovers that heaven has like a market economy and he has to get a heaven job so he can get a heaven apartment, and pay heaven bills, it's just forever now, and all your ancestors and pets are there. And so like ultimately the main character realizes that like death is a form of relief, and like he toiled away his entire life just to toil away forever after he died the same way. So he seeks out God to ask "hey, so...wtf?" But then discovers that God is literally just a computer program designed to beta test various AI programs, and the first test they run is existence within a capitalist society with the promise of death at the end, and then the AI is shifted to the same existence but without death, and so the protagonist discovers that he's basically just a software file that has been shifted to a different server. And so the dude is like, well, what's the third test? And Godware is like "well its the same thing again, except you know that God and Death aren't real. It's just static, self-contained permanence, and each simulation you run through is designed to destroy whatever helped motivate you in the previous simulation, until you eventually become completely self-reliant and nihilistic." and then the protagonist says"Okay, then what happens?" and Godware says "Well, then your code will be copied and loaded onto all sorts of basic devices in order to make them smart devices. We mainly deal in smart e readers, which quickly read and summarize any large texts or even novels, but right now our software isn't very good at discerning which details to include and which ones to gloss over. Our products literally sometimes produce summaries that are longer than the original text." So then the protagonist says "Do I have any say in this?" and Godware is like "I don't even have a say in this" And then the protagonist experiences birth into/upload onto the third server where nobody has any sex organs.
     
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  23. Willpépé

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    You're going to brought up on charges of attempted manslaughter by the time the editor makes it through the first chapter.
     
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  24. AIOLICOCK

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    It's called The Third Server, it's just called Third Server :roll:
     
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  25. Iron Mickey

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    I'd read it.
     
  26. Room 15

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    Anybody still writing? I actually came in here to see if anyone had dabbled in poetry, but now I’m curious about some of these projects.
     
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  27. AIOLICOCK

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    I am. I've got 11 pages written so far.
     
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  28. TC

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    I did a 5 page short story recently. Also editing a collection of sci-fi stories for a friend
     
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  29. Thoros of Beer

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    Been writing a thousand words a day, every weekday for the last month
     
  30. TC

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    Enough about your posting :awesomeface:
     
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  31. Thoros of Beer

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    I'm going for poster of the year
     
  32. TC

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    My new novel is told from a message board point of view
     
  33. Thoros of Beer

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    I'm really just copying and pasting posts from here and deleting all of the adverbs
     
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  34. TC

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    Dump is the protagonist. In the end he has what it takes to destroy GFA’s evil ring
     
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  35. AIOLICOCK

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    Who is Gandalf?
     
  36. RonBurgundy

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    My writing projects have died. Have been too busy with other projects during pandemic. Depressing to see the google doc file just sitting there.