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Iluvatar
February 2nd, 2005, 05:13 PM
Welcome to the writing forum. Here you can post Short Stories, Novels, Essays, Poems, Reviews/Opinions on a piece of popular work, etc. All things literary.

The point of this forum is to be able to post your work, and know that it will be read, and commented on/reviewed. This can make your work more fun and/or meaningful.

Rules
There will be no derogatory criticism*. Anything that can be deemed constructive will be fine, but insulting someone's work, or being overly harsh will not be allowed. For example, you might say "You lack flow in your stories. It sounds way too disjointed.", but not "There's absolutely no flow! It sounds like a freakin' train wreak! What were you smoking?!"
The rules on sexual content are still in effect, though slightly less. For example, an unusually steamy romantic scene would probably be ok, but anything pornographic in nature is not allowed.
Similarly, swearing and profanity in excess will not be allowed. It will be accepted in moderation, a bit more than might be accepted in the main forums, as it may be necessary for a piece of writing, but an unnecessarily large amount will not be tolerated; we have members of all ages and backgrounds here.
All other rules (http://www.onlinedebate.net/index.php?page=rules) are in effect. This includes no attacking an author, no trolling, no spamming, no inappropriate images, etc.
*Content in violation of our Rules and TOS will be subject to staff interpretation and determination.

Suggestions
Try to comment on at least as many pieces as you post, if not more. It is very rewarding to get some feedback, to at least know what people think of your work.
Try to give some positive with some negative. "Your imagery is beautiful, but your characterization needs work" for example.
Try new things. If all you've posted is poems, try your hand at a short story, or a play, or something new. It's always interesting.
Participate in the contests. They can be fun, and you get to know what other people like in poetry or stories, as well as some feedback on your work.

Contests

We will be having periodic contests for the best poems and short stories. If we find a need for contests in other types of writing, like plays, we'll create some more. :)

These will take place perhaps every few months, depending on the amount of participation. You can enter any piece of work you wish, so think about which one's are your best as you write, so that when the time comes around for the next contest, you have a few picked out to submit.

These contests will most likely be in two rounds, the selection of the top 3-6 by a panel of judges, and a popular vote from there.

Previous Contest Winners
Poetry-"Life with St. John of the Latter Day Revival Show" by Seti I Shadam
Poetry-"An old warrior remembers. (HMS Warspite)" by FruitAndNut
Short Story-"Talk of the Mind" by Iluvatar
Short Story-"Untitled" by CyberClown
Poetry-"Travel On" by Iluvatar

mustang5
February 3rd, 2005, 03:53 PM
So is this something that you have to join, or do you just start posting.

Iluvatar
February 3rd, 2005, 03:55 PM
Well...Umm...The ting about that is, *Runs away*

:) As of now, you can simply start post, although later on, we will make this more like the other clubs. Odds are, participation will be the requirement for membership, and membership will allow entry into the various contests.

Slipnish
February 3rd, 2005, 06:19 PM
Hmmm. Sounds good. I have a couple of things I am continuously working on, but...

I look forward to it...

mustang5
February 3rd, 2005, 07:28 PM
So should we save our best writings until a contest comes. And is this a different thread than the one we are supposed to post in.

Iluvatar
February 4th, 2005, 02:18 AM
No need to save them, you can submit things you've posted previously, if you want. And yes, there will be a submission thread. I'm probably going to wait a few days before I start the first competition, which will probably be poetry (as it's the easiest).

CC
April 8th, 2005, 06:34 AM
this poem was posted in the Denver paper many years ago...

My favorite place to be
is the Rockies in early spring.
I can sit beside
one of many streams,
and contemplate life
or dream my dreams.
Or watch the pine trees
shiver off their snow
in anticipation of a cold wind,
just starting to blow.
I can look up
and let the sun warm my face.
While the snowflakes fall,
as if to keep pace,
There are the early birds,
braving the cold.
And just a few of the plants
braving the cold,
with just a few of the olants
with buds to show.
The rivers are rising as the lakes begin to thaw.
And new life will thrill
from the beauty of it all.
That even now
is about to begin
as winter nears
it's relunctant end.

(This is one I wrote when I was 28 years old)

Drifter

Well you see me riding my iron horse,
with my hair waving in the wind.
And say there goes a free man;
with no begining or no end.
Nota a care in the world
and never singing the blues.
Well you are all wrong
cause I've paid my dues.
For many a lonely night
day after day I tried.
No one to bring me laughter.
or soothe me when I cried.
I've seen, felt and been
these things that are mine.
Like the lines on my face
and the thoughts in my mind,
all these things I've seen and done,
have helped ,ake me the man I am.

I don't really write poetry. But I have found over the years that sometimes poetic lines work better than writing pages. I always have believed that poetry should say in 100 words what a story would require 2500 words...................................:O)

Snoop
April 8th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Cyberclowns avatar disappeared - nice poems though, but I think you posted them in the wrong thread.

Mr. Hyde
April 8th, 2005, 12:18 PM
I'm a little confused. Hasn't this forum always been here?

Snoop
April 8th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I'm a little confused. Hasn't this forum always been here?
If this forum has always been here (that is incorrect by the way) - why is this the first poem in the thread? From what I've seen, each poem was a separate thread in the submissions.

Mr. Hyde
April 8th, 2005, 12:26 PM
If this forum has always been here (that is incorrect by the way) - why is this the first poem in the thread? From what I've seen, each poem was a separate thread in the submissions.
You're talking about a thread. THIS is a thread, where it is is a forum, I'm pretty sure this forum has always been here. ANd if it hasn't, then I'll take that as proof of my precognitive abilities.

Iluvatar
April 8th, 2005, 12:45 PM
This forum has only been here since
"Posted: February 2nd, 2005, 09:13 PM", since I posted this thread when we opened it. Unless you are referring to the forumS, in which case, they were founded in november 2003.

Iluvatar
April 8th, 2005, 12:46 PM
And CC, the general practice is to post your poems in a separate thread, so that people can comment on them and track them separately. This was just a thread outlining this forum's rules/reason for existence.

CC
April 11th, 2005, 07:50 AM
Thanks everyone for helping this chimp get it right......:O)

cubfan1937
July 4th, 2005, 04:23 AM
I'm very pleased to discover this section of the forum, as I am always jotting down anecdotes from my past, and crave an audience for them and the feedback they generate. I've posted many on other fora and intend to give you all the unusual opportunity pf havimg a look at them.Here is one with ehich Snooperman is probably familiar from that other forum.

BUBBLES LA VERNE Aug. 19, 2002
I want to tell you about ME, of course, so I'll relate an episode about my mom, La Verne Marie nee Wilson, She had a total thyroidectomy before I was born, so she was pretty big, about 185 I think in those days. It is 1949. We are at home in our recently acquired first house A $10,500 Victorian masonry
townhouse at 6136 S. Kenwood Ave., with a limestone front with ivy. Three units with party walls on a 50'x125' city lot. Mom fancies herself a decorator and we have gone to some lengths to make the place quite appealing. There is a 30' long parlor with a tile fireplace. My sister, Judith, the fox, has a date with some guy in whom she has no interest. So we contrive a little tableau. Bubbles La Verne, as she will be henceforth known is reclined on a section of the sofa in a neglige' with a long cigarette holder and a big beauty mark. My eldest brother Gerry is at his easel wearing a fake goatee and a beret working on a portrait of the thirtiesish shop girl roomer, Mildred Zin who has her sweater pinned up in back for needed emphasis. The big Swede girl fiend of the younger of my brothers, Dave, is parked in a chair with her stockings rolled down to her ankles looking as retarded as possible BTW today is their 52nd anniversary. Dave in genes, no shirt, Porkpie hat, cigar, and shotgun answers the door. My role is to appear on the stairs wet in a towel demanding that Judith return my shorts. In our house it was to laugh. Constant pranks. Needless to report, the guy never called again.

Snoop
July 4th, 2005, 07:57 AM
I'm very pleased to discover this section of the forum, as I am always jotting down anecdotes from my past, and crave an audience for them and the feedback they generate

I know that I have read this before - on this site. Deja vu?

Listen - break up the paragraphs next time - it makes for better reading.

You asked for it.

cubfan1937
July 4th, 2005, 08:54 AM
I don't recall having posdted it here, but i can find no path to my previous posts. As to the paragraph comment, I pologize for the shortcomings of my system which does not always reflect the document accurately, when copying.

Snoop
July 4th, 2005, 09:54 AM
I don't recall having posdted it here, but i can find no path to my previous posts. As to the paragraph comment, I pologize for the shortcomings of my system which does not always reflect the document accurately, when copying.I was right - Feb. 20th was the first time http://www.onlinedebate.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2549&highlight=bubbles+verne - welcome back.

cubfan1937
July 4th, 2005, 12:04 PM
Thanks, Sid, it is simply further evidence of the ravages of superannuation.

sylouette
October 1st, 2005, 05:18 PM
this poem was posted in the Denver paper many years ago...

My favorite place to be
is the Rockies in early spring.
I can sit beside
one of many streams,
and contemplate life
or dream my dreams.
Or watch the pine trees
shiver off their snow
in anticipation of a cold wind,
just starting to blow.
I can look up
and let the sun warm my face.
While the snowflakes fall,
as if to keep pace,
There are the early birds,
braving the cold.
And just a few of the plants
braving the cold,
with just a few of the olants
with buds to show.
The rivers are rising as the lakes begin to thaw.
And new life will thrill
from the beauty of it all.
That even now
is about to begin
as winter nears
it's relunctant end.

(This is one I wrote when I was 28 years old)

Drifter

Well you see me riding my iron horse,
with my hair waving in the wind.
And say there goes a free man;
with no begining or no end.
Nota a care in the world
and never singing the blues.
Well you are all wrong
cause I've paid my dues.
For many a lonely night
day after day I tried.
No one to bring me laughter.
or soothe me when I cried.
I've seen, felt and been
these things that are mine.
Like the lines on my face
and the thoughts in my mind,
all these things I've seen and done,
have helped ,ake me the man I am.

I don't really write poetry. But I have found over the years that sometimes poetic lines work better than writing pages. I always have believed that poetry should say in 100 words what a story would require 2500 words...................................:O)

For someone that doesn't write poetry....those are really nice, CC!

zephyr999
January 1st, 2006, 03:31 AM
so we could just start by posting anything of our interest here right?

HappyLady
January 2nd, 2006, 04:44 PM
so we could just start by posting anything of our interest here right?

Hey zephyr! Welcome to the writing forum. There aren't many structure rules here. So you can just post new threads with your work, keep your work on one thread, or you can post in other threads also. However, the only guideline is that if a thread says "Essays", you post essays, "Poetry," poetry. I wouldn't post your work in this thread, though. It gets passed over. lol.

PerVirtuous
May 13th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Hey zephyr! Welcome to the writing forum. There aren't many structure rules here. So you can just post new threads with your work, keep your work on one thread, or you can post in other threads also. However, the only guideline is that if a thread says "Essays", you post essays, "Poetry," poetry. I wouldn't post your work in this thread, though. It gets passed over. lol.


Just posting so I don't get teased by seeing HappyLady's name there when I come to the writing page and think she has posted, only to be dissappointed.

Turtleflipper
May 13th, 2006, 02:26 PM
She really is gone then? Didn't think it'd stick *sniffle*

So little time, so many people to get to know

PerVirtuous
May 19th, 2006, 04:39 PM
She really is gone then? Didn't think it'd stick *sniffle*

So little time, so many people to get to know


Hey. Don't take my spot. Besides, there's got to be someone here worth knowing. Stop whining and meet somebody.

Afghan
February 2nd, 2011, 08:15 AM
Hi!

well, i have been through this writing forum, and till now i didn't see any critical appreciation or not even any writing post from a member!

I actually would have post a thread of my free verses, couplets and sonnets but the rules of this forum actually permits me from doing such!:shocked:

---------- Post added at 09:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:07 AM ----------

If any one try to hurt you
Definitely,will make you cry
even if your fault is little few
but, thou will make it high!!!

O' I the one always loves you
with its broken heart i as always burn
to know my true love, for you it is a clue
you, of my heart, you must learn.

memories replaced by your charm
now, my love is dimmed and dying
i hope your negligible love will disarm
by the one who's broken soul is crying!

if the sky saw my broken love
will weep in the dark clouds from above!

Guxx
July 28th, 2011, 07:38 AM
What is the reason that I don't have rights to see a full posts of writing forums?

kaptonok
April 19th, 2015, 06:09 AM
When I retired aged sixty one I resolved to fill in the gaping holes in my education. I had some measure of success but I also found many of my limitations.I knew little of literature or music and my reading diet was mainly popular newspapers. I had an enormous problem with punctuationand still find it very difficult. Now at seventy three I have aquired a taste for some classical music and literature. For two years I read nothing but poetry in the hopd of understanding that medium.Let me say I'm not super intelligent ( IQ 105) and basic science was difficult for me. I think to reach the level of a good press reporter might be possible for me but I have read some fine articles by clever writers, and we must remember most of what is written is soon forgotten. Outstandinf genius cannot be learnt and it has lasting quality.
' Was it for this the clay grew tall'. One of my favourite lines.

kaptonok
May 1st, 2015, 10:16 AM
The stand- alone stanza is famous and appealing.
Emily Dickenson was a Mistress of the art.
Sunset
A sloop of amber slips away
Upon an ether sea,
And wrecks in peace a purple tar
The son of ecstasy.
Its a pleasure to sent her unique artistry winging along the corridors of cyberspace.
They put my own dabblings to shame.

kellyswift
June 11th, 2015, 04:20 AM
Good post for writing

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