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posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:04 PM
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Advisory - Although it may or may not yet, this book is almost guaranteed to contain profanity and violence, or both. I'll take no responsibility for it's contents, as I have no idea what it may contain in the future.

I started writing my own book a while back. I'd forgotten about it, but recently rediscovered it on my drive. After rereading it, I decided it wasn't too bad, so I started writing again. It's been slow going, but I'm still working on it. Maybe a few of you will tell me what you think? (Grammatical errors aside. This is a rough draft, of course.) I've gotten pretty positive feedback, so far. Most have told me I should finish it.


I can't really tell you what it's about, since I don't really know where it's going myself. But it's sort of a possible future conspiracy outcome scenario type of thing. It's going to get weird, and probably pretty deep. That you can bet on.



[Edited on 24-8-2003 by Satyr]




posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:36 PM
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Well crap....now I wanna know whats in that envelope.
My compliments to you. A very interesting story so far. You should definetly continue it.



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:42 PM
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Thank you. Each time I get some kudos, it motivates me a bit more.
I sort of have to force myself to get into it.
I'll let you know whenever I update it.



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:43 PM
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If it is your work, you are welcome to post excerpts of it, esp if you would like some member feedback. Try to keep each section around 2000 words, and try to avoid extreme violence, sex, and harsh language.

Otherwise, am interested to see part of it.



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:50 PM
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One questions....what is the time setting for this story? I gather it to be in the somewhat distant future.

About the sex violence and language comment, I would also keep them to a minimum, but at the same time be careful to include atleast some for realism.

I have some writing of my own if you'd care to take a look and offer your comments.



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:51 PM
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nice very nice, reminds me of 1984 !



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:55 PM
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dont listen to what other people want in it, just write it as it comes, if it contains violence and sex youll just have to post a warning...

just write it as it comes to you.... i think its pretty good upto now?

is it one of your first storys or you allways writing stuff?



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by dragonrider
If it is your work, you are welcome to post excerpts of it, esp if you would like some member feedback. Try to keep each section around 2000 words, and try to avoid extreme violence, sex, and harsh language.

Otherwise, am interested to see part of it.


I'll just post a few of my favorite excerpts then.



After falling into a deep sleep, he dreamed he was eating an entire chicken, ripping pieces off and devouring them like a savage. It was a barbequed chicken and sauce was getting everywhere, dripping on the floor and splattering the walls. Just then, Gordon thought to himself, Hey, I dont have time to eat a whole chicken. Ill be late for work! Then, as if it was in fact reality, he jumped out of bed and realized hed woken up one minute before his alarm wouldve gone off anyway. He showered and got dressed and went to the car.



Gordon pulled into the Institute parking lot and parked. This was not a happy place. Not a place Gordon enjoyed going to, in the least. Getting out of the car, he thought he could already hear the screams. Walking closer, he actually could. No, this was not a happy place at all. It always sounded as if people were being tortured in there to him. But everyone knew that the place was full of raving lunatics who had chosen to go against the grain of society.



But, since Simon Flager was an impatient man, he started fidgeting. He picked up a knife, the one he always keeps on his desk, and started carving under his nails, as one would do if they were trying to clean dirt out from under them. He did this often. It was his little nervous habit. Hed carve away at the skin on his fingers, then chew off the excess skin. He did this so often that his fingers would sometimes start bleeding. Theyd hurt for days at a time, yet hed continue chewing away.
Tonight, Simon noticed a small white speck on the tip of his finger. He took the knife to scrape away at it, and it was solid. He was horrified to discover that it was the bone. Hed chewed right through to the bone!
He looked away, opened the lower right drawer, and pulled out a bottle of pills. He opened them, threw five into his mouth, chewed them up, and washed them down with a swig of coffee. He thought to himself, Damnit! I need more coffee!


[Edited on 3-25-2004 by Satyr]



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 05:01 PM
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About the sex violence and language comment, I would also keep them to a minimum, but at the same time be careful to include atleast some for realism.

Actually, dont.

Some harsh language and some violence is ok, but keep in mind, this board is accessed by children. I really dont want to ruin someones hard work by having to edit out something that might get us banned from certain institutions.



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by The Blade Runner
dont listen to what other people want in it, just write it as it comes, if it contains violence and sex youll just have to post a warning...

just write it as it comes to you.... i think its pretty good upto now?

is it one of your first storys or you allways writing stuff?


I've tried to write several books, but always seemed to run into a mental block and stopped after a few chapters.

Be forewarned, there will be some harsh language, and possibly other "adult" content. That's just the style of my writing. Sort of Stephen King-ish, I guess...but I lack the vivid, descriptive imagination he has. I sure wish I had that.



Originally posted by dragonrider
Some harsh language and some violence is ok, but keep in mind, this board is accessed by children. I really dont want to ruin someones hard work by having to edit out something that might get us banned from certain institutions.

That's why it's only going to available by dnld. There will be parts (or words, at least) that will be unsuitable for this forum, I'm sure.

About the setting...

As of now, it is set sometime in the future. Although, anything is subject to change. I haven't decided how far into the future, or even if it really is the future. It could be an alternate present setting. I'm just not sure yet.


[Edited on 24-8-2003 by Satyr]



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 05:11 PM
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maybe just write it then edit it, and give the option for an uncut version



posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 05:13 PM
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I'll edit my opening post to contain an advisory. As far as a censored version, I'm sorry, there won't be one.

Hmmm, I was trying to make that part red, but is this color tag working?

Although it may or may not yet, this book is almost guaranteed to contain profanity and violence, or both. I'll take no responsibility for it's contents, as I have no idea what it may contain in the future.

Strange. It's won't work on part of it!
Does it only work on single words?


Originally posted by Hillbilly
I have some writing of my own if you'd care to take a look and offer your comments.

Oh yeah. Sure, I'll take a look, if you wanna post it, or give me a link. But, take heed, I will give you my honest opinion. I'll always try to mix criticism with positive comments, though.


[Edited on 24-8-2003 by Satyr]





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