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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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Ok, I kept refreshing the page and there were no posts. Now I see some of you have posted. Either the shed is haunted or my computer is.




posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 05:52 PM
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originally posted by: jacygirl
a reply to: LightSpeedDriver

Lol...I think I'm lousy at them too.

Timely came to entertain us with fat fish jokes. Oh wait...
The fish didn't swallow the ball...it got hit by it.
I just got it now.

Great...now I feel as dumb as the fish that got hit by the ball.


Bahaha!



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

Hey, I'm ok here on my own...y'all go do what you gotta do.

I'm just gonna sit here and drink with the pixies. Did you know that they have their own little bar, with tiny little bottles of really strong alcohol...? It's true.

They're all drunk most of the time.
Didn't you ever wonder why they flew into things?
Now you know.



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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a reply to: jacygirl

Shhhh, that was supposed to be a secret. LOL

I was getting caught up with family and friends on facebook, but I am so behind in there.



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

Hey Kaelci what's that at the bottom of your posts?



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 08:52 PM
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*Sheye orders another strong pixie drink and wishes she could sleep 😕*




posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:04 PM
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Just felt like babbling a little bit

Uh oh! Warning! Warning! Achtung! Long rambling paragraphs ala Kaelci lie ahead!


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So, in the past few months I've been absent, I've been learning so much about professional fiction writing. Unfortunately, the more I learned the more I realised how horrible my writing actually was.

I learnt all about adverbs and why they're unnecessary, I learnt how to make my sentences more concise and impactful, I learnt how to actually enjoy writing dialogue, and now... I'm learning how to write more actively. And it is killing me. I've practically finished my first book. I am now painstakingly going through it, obsessing over every word in every chapter, and changing the whole thing so that it's more "active".

I'm rambling about this at the moment because I'm head-deep in one of my chapters. It is so passive it's not even funny. And I just want to cry because the words aren't coming to make it more active. I've been staring at it every day for six days and my brain is just, "Lol, no." and I'm just, "PLEASE! GIVE ME THE WORDS!"

I think the pixies need to sprinkle a little more of their magic into my caffeine.

I also realised something else. I don't know when, it was aaaaaages ago, maybe last year sometime? But someone here in the Shed asked the other writers what their goals were with their writing. I think it was LightSpeedDriver? Maybe? I'm probably wrong. Anyway, I stated flat out that I hope to earn money from my stories. And I'm sorry that I did. I was naive, and now that I've grown more with my writing, I no longer care. I just want to write. I want my words to be written as properly as possible. I want people to read my stuff. Even better if they like it.

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TL;DR
I learnt how to write better. My brain is dying from too much editing. I no longer care about writing for money, I just want people to read and enjoy my words. My brain is still dying. I can't concentrate. Being in the Shed is not helping me concentrate. But I will sit here anyway! And babble mindlessly! Uh-oh, ignore that adverb.




posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: kaelci


So, in the past few months I've been absent, I've been learning so much about professional fiction writing. Unfortunately, the more I learned the more I realised how horrible my writing actually was.


Oh no you don't. I will not accept that you are a horrible writer because it is the farthest from the truth. Most writers will tell you to write because you have a passion for writing and not to write to make money as that is such a difficult thing to do. If you are keeping your passion alive and we are reading and enjoying your works, that is what really matters. Still, do not give up your dreams if that is what you desire, to make money at what you do so well.

In any case, you are an amazing writer! Learn wat you can, improve as you go along, and enjoy the ride dear girl. Hugs!



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

I think what is most difficult for authors is that the market is saturated like anything else, music, crafts, art etc. There is still an audience though so all hope is not lost. I'm just glad that you have held onto your passion for writing and haven't been discouraged from sharing your talent with us.

Many of us wish we had but a portion of your talent!

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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: Night Star

From a professional standpoint, my words were pretty terrible
I'm just happy I discovered that before sending it to a publisher! Haha! I can imagine the scathing rejection letters now.

But no, while money would be nice my main goal is for people to read my stories and hopefully like them.


It was kind of an epiphany when it all happened in my mind, and I'm writing every day, learning every day, and hopefully improving every day. My brain is just spazzing out at the moment because it refuses to finish this chapter. I put time limits on myself hoping to kick my butt into gear, instead my brain has turned into a waffle.

!!!


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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:43 PM
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a reply to: kaelci

Some of the most famous authors in the world have received tons of rejection letters. I wouldn't let that deter you. But yes, if you write, there will be people who will love your stories. As long as you are happy, that is what truly matters.

Ah the dreaded waffle brain, I know it well. LOL



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:43 PM
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Try not to worry too much about what others think, especially publishers or other media outlets, keep going above all else.

All that really matters is your story and stories (same thing you will realise later if you havent already). Add in why you do it especially and you will feel fulfilled!

Excuse my poor grammar, im not a writer but I am an on stage entertainer.


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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:47 PM
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a reply to: XXXN3O

Hello, welcome to the shed!

I was going to find something inspirational to share, glad you found something. Yes, JK Rowlings, the author of the wizard of Oz L.Frank Baum and many others have been in that rejection line before and look how far they came!


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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:57 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: XXXN3O

Hello, welcome to the shed!

I was going to find something inspirational to share, glad you found something. Yes, JK Rowlings, the author of the wizard of Oz and many others have been in that rejection line before and look how far they came!



I don't think it matters how much money, how many people notice your work but more importantly that you are expressing yourself honestly in your works.

Whether it is writing, cooking, farting on a couch or saying your own piece.

All that matters is that we are true to self expression and these days it is harder than ever for fear of rejection. For the few that can actually express themselves, the only way is up!

Ive been through it myself. The most ridiculous thing about it all was that it came from being excluded from normal society for being deaf. Then experiencing an injury due to hiding it in the workplace, then finding myself out of work for half a year, I read into self treatment and accidentally discovering my purpose on a stage, a deaf hypnotist guy that cant see his audience for the lights or even hear them lol...



So kaelci, keep it up, dont listen to other people and just go for it no matter what. If you really want it, you will find it in the end!
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posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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a reply to: XXXN3O


Try not to worry too much about what others think, especially publishers or other media outlets, keep going above all else.


That's actually what has spurred me on!


I call it "Writing for the Reader, not for the Writer." ... I'm part of a little writer's workshop group made up of people who have previously worked in the industry. I never contributed to the workshop because they scared me with their elitist attitudes. But, I managed to glean snippets here and there as I lurked, and then I thought to myself, "Pfft. These people literally seek unattainable perfection. Bugger them. I'm writing for the reader, the reader who has always enjoyed my words. I will make my words prettier for the reader. But, bugger these guys."

(Excuse my Australian tendency to say "bugger" a lot)



All that really matters is your story and stories (same thing you will realise later if you havent already). Add in why you do it especially and you will feel fulfilled!


Yes!!! So much, "yes".


I write because it makes me happy. I write to escape into my own little world. I write because these characters in my head have become like "real people" and I care about them and I want their voices heard. And now I'm writing because I want to share these character's stories with other people. And if someone wants to throw a fiver at me, woo, hehe.



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 09:59 PM
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I have a strange urge to start singing somewhere over the rainbow and following a yellow brick road. Is this normal?



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 10:06 PM
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a reply to: XXXN3O




All that matters is that we are true to self expression and these days it is harder than ever for fear of rejection. For the few that can actually express themselves, the only way is up!


Well said XXXN30.

Welcome to the Shed 😁. I see you have lived an interesting life, and had to persevere at some point to make it where you are today. A hypnotist ! How very interesting... you will have to share more with us on the uniqueness of being deaf, as you hypnotize people.



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 10:07 PM
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a reply to: XXXN3O

I've seen one of your vids before somewhere! So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your personal story with us!



posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: kaelci
a reply to: XXXN3O


Try not to worry too much about what others think, especially publishers or other media outlets, keep going above all else.


That's actually what has spurred me on!


I never contributed to the workshop because they scared me with their elitist attitudes. But, I managed to glean snippets here and there as I lurked, and then I thought to myself, "Pfft. These people literally seek unattainable perfection. Bugger them. I'm writing for the reader, the reader who has always enjoyed my words. I will make my words prettier for the reader. But, bugger these guys."

(Excuse my Australian tendency to say "bugger" a lot)



All that really matters is your story and stories (same thing you will realise later if you havent already). Add in why you do it especially and you will feel fulfilled!


Yes!!! So much, "yes".


I write because it makes me happy. I write to escape into my own little world. I write because these characters in my head have become like "real people" and I care about them and I want their voices heard. And now I'm writing because I want to share these character's stories with other people. And if someone wants to throw a fiver at me, woo, hehe.


Keep writing for yourself first, its like music, if you enjoy it other people will because its self expression mate.

The world is seriously lacking in it right now. Everyone claims its so hard to make it, but everyone is copying each other, be yourself!

The Sun gives us life, let the sunshine through mate. Cheesy yes, but who cares!?

Im facing a life changing moment in a few weeks, ive no money, im staying in a so called home without heating, washing my clothes in a bathtub but ive got a good partner and a great wee cat that I feed before myself. Im gonna stand up and kick ass at this chance because if its crazy it will work. You need to realise that who you are is what makes you succeed, not what other people tell you to be! Excuse the Tony Bobbins motivational seminar stuff here but I really cannot stress, go do it mate and be you!




posted on Oct, 1 2018 @ 10:10 PM
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a reply to: kaelci


I write because it makes me happy. I write to escape into my own little world. I write because these characters in my head have become like "real people" and I care about them and I want their voices heard. And now I'm writing because I want to share these character's stories with other people.


That is why I write. I am far from being anything great, but as long as one person truly enjoys my story, my little adventures or poems and journeys, then it is worth it.




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