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Mesg #90198 "Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to learn?"
Author KatsInCommand     Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to send message via AOL IM
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Date Wed Dec-21-11 10:12 AM
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1. Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to?

2. Have you tried and failed or never tried?

3. Would you be interested in a workshop in chat? Or prefer resource material to work from?

4. If you're a short story lover and would like to assist with a workshop in chat, share that too.

Nothing is scheduled yet, or format decided. If there's interest, we'll see what can be set up - so please share your thoughts and feelings.

consider the Msy Story A day Challenge and the new July Flash Fiction challenge. Wouldn't you like to try it without feeling intimidated? Let us know!



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Mesg #90201 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Wed Dec-21-11 01:51 PM
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I'd like to learn what I'm doing wrong in the whole "finishing them" department.

Then I want to learn how to separate the gold from the dross in editing: I can't smelt my own fiction (though I can smell it...whooo boy!)

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Mesg #90202 "Willing to help"
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Date Wed Dec-21-11 02:03 PM
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Given that I write short stories (anywhere from 100 words up) I'll offer to help. Iin Chat (if I can fit in with the timing) or collating resources material.

Cat

  

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Mesg #90203 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Wed Dec-21-11 02:22 PM
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I'm thinking revision is going to be part 2.

Thankd for the interest.

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Mesg #90204 "RE: Willing to help"
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thanks.

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Mesg #90206 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Thu Dec-22-11 12:16 PM
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I was in the shower the other morning and thought that it was pathetic that I was still half-heartedly trying to be a published writer after thirty years and more, and I'm producing less instead of more these days. This was especially poignant because the anniversary of my old theatre group is coming up, and weren't we all young and going to change the world back twenty-five years ago?

And then I figured, that's the wrong way to look at it. I had a profound experience six years ago that has altered the way I think (literally--I mean, they were stirring a spoon in my brain, and although the metal implement wasn't a spoon, the whole image is pretty accurate). So I figure the right way to look at it is that I've been trying this writing thing for less than six years.

Of course I have stuff to learn!

So I'm here to learn, or re-learn, and if I can help, that's good too.

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Mesg #90207 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Thu Dec-22-11 03:56 PM
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I would like to try, my only two writing experiences are a short children's story and the story I just did on NaNo. I like the idea of resource material AND chat. For me, the more methods of information delivery, the better

  

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Mesg #90246 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Thu Dec-29-11 12:39 AM
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Never? Really? Shoot.

I would love a short story class, but I have written a few, and I have two that I'm sending out for publication. So, if you're not too literal about the "never" part, I'm definitely interested! (especially now that I have internet again).

As far as #3 -- ideally, I like the message board format, with interaction that doesn't force people to all be on at the same time, since my availability schedule is pretty short and weird.

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Mesg #90247 "RE: Willing to help"
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Date Thu Dec-29-11 08:00 AM
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Just to re-iterate: also willing to help, wherever necessary.

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Mesg #90248 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Never doesn't have to be literal, and you're welcome to join in. I'm trying to determine how many people really have never written one, or tried and never completed one.

There may be other options too, which we'll figure out as people respond.

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Mesg #90249 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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great. it'll be fun.

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Mesg #90250 "RE: Willing to help"
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thanks. I'm envisioning a chat session then breakout groups, depending on attendance.

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Mesg #90251 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Thu Dec-29-11 10:34 AM
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I'm a regular with the May SAD challenge, and have written a lot of shorts in the last year or so. I'm definitely interested in a workshop or chat, especially as I have a few short story goals I want to accomplish in the next year.

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Mesg #90265 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Date Sat Dec-31-11 03:28 AM
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If it isn't necessarily literally never, I'm interested, too! I've written a couple, but have attempted several more and haven't gotten anywhere.

Chat sessions would be great, but it would depend on timings (I'm in the UK, so might not be around at the same time as others); source material would probably be easier to arrange!

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Mesg #90270 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Although I have written short stories, I would be in to learn more! Thanks!
Jim

  

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Mesg #90286 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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You're welcome to join us, though be prepared I'm siming for something basic.

Zette is planning something more advanced which might interest you, but time will tell. We're floating ideas around.

We'll keep you updated.

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Mesg #90287 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Great. I'll keep you updated.

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Mesg #90288 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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Great. Will have more info soon.

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Actually, basic is okay. Doesn't hurt to rehash stuff I already know, especially if some newer members are joining in. Never know what you might learn.

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Mesg #90310 "RE: Who has NEVER written a short story but wants to le..."
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that'a a great attitidue. And in a wokshop environemnt, it's good to have lots of it. ;D

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Hello,

I am interested in joining your workshop. I have written a short story, so I can't say that I have NEVER written one. Still, because it is the one and only piece I have in my portfolio, I would love to work on another. I prefer the workshop rather than the chat format. I look forward to updates from this board.

Eager to learn,
Jess

  

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