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29 July 2007 @ 02:51 pm
So I haven't been doing much writing lately and that sucks. Writing for me feels like an innate need. When I write, it completes me as a person. When I don't write, I feel incomplete, empty, something is missing, I feel half alive. When I wrote on Friday, that really echoed that because suddenly I felt again, I felt that part of me that was missing. I really wish I had more time to write. Maybe once the semester is over I can more.
 
 
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18 July 2007 @ 03:34 pm
Okay, here is my new poem. Constructive feedback always welcome.

Name: Grief
Author: Lindsey Webster (purplecolagirl)

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17 July 2007 @ 05:33 pm
I'm glad me can finally get down to business Meaghan.

Well, I have to admit, I have not done that much writing lately as I have started my job and continue to go to school full time. It is rather exhausting that I don't get much writing done (hoping that will change once the semester is done though).

Anyways, I did one thing that I really love recently and that is writing poetry. I started a poem in December with the intention of it being a longer poem with parts to it. Anyways, I had written the first part, which was 3 8 line stanzas long. Then I forgot about it until about a few weeks ago. I pulled it out and realized I had a poem in the works and its not terrible so I should finish it and make it something great. So I did. Its not finished-finished. There could be some editing and tweaking still. But the writing part is finished.

So it was quite exciting to get back into writing my first love -- poetry. As much as I love fiction. Poetry is my first love. And so this felt great as I hadn't really been writing much poetry lately. I felt uninspired and like I just couldn't write it anymore. Now that I've written this and gotten past the blockage, I feel silly about thinking I couldn't do it. Anyways, I'm hoping there will be much more poetry writing in the recent future.

In other news, I've done some submitting of poetry to some literary journals/magazines. I still have not heard back from the last batch, but it does take a long time for replies. In total, I've submitted to 7, with one rejection and 6 no-replies as of yet.
 
 
16 July 2007 @ 10:31 pm
Mine is the final welcome- after which, we shall have to get down to business and start work on reading and critiquing fictions.

I suppose one could call me the Creator. Since completing a fiction writing course at university earlier this year, I was impressed with the possibilities of having a group of people dedicated to the production and improvement of fiction and one that also understood the benefits of fiction as expression. Unfortunately, the group I was obliged to participate in because of the course fell far below expectations and I knew that to see any kind of growth as a writer, I had to seek out a more determined and interesting writing group. And a more literate one too, frankly.

Which led me here. Trine and Lindsey are old friends from the days of 'Alias' fandom, when I used to write 'Alias' fanfic and had a modest following. In seeking out support for my then-still conceptual group, I looked to two people I knew had the same feelings about literature and fiction writing as me. It didn't hurt that both of these individuals are also very dear to me and we get along like a rank novice with adjectives!

So that's my intentions and a short background of my relationship with the other founders. Now for a little on me.

My career aspirations at present are to write historical romances professionally. I've been a dedicated reader of the genre for years and really undertook fanfiction as a means of cutting my teeth, so to speak.

Growing up, I was a prolific reader (I have less time for it nowadays) and the constant immersion in novels of various fiction genres (post-apocalyptic fantasy, straight fantasy, sci-fi, fantasci, cyber punk, spy thrillers, political satire, 'the classics', romance, romantic thrillers and the occasional chick-lit tome) had the inevitable effect of instilling in me a deep love of language, written or otherwise, and the correct forms of such.

As to my personal life, I am a 19 year old (resigned) Australian of mixed Maltese-Anglo heritage. I'm currently in the second year of my Bachelor of Arts and I study at La Trobe University, Melbourne. I am the proud mother of a collection of James Bond memorabilia and my list of what I would need to survive on a desert island is as follows:
*My beloved boyfriend
*My laptop; with its music, internet and MS Word
*Apple and pear puree
*Vanilla milkshakes
*Fresh bread every day
*Western civilization
 
 
02 July 2007 @ 08:14 pm
... so the layout is finally coming together ... but very slowly as ... I will explain at the bottom of my welcome...


... so third mod - the non-writer one (oh shock oh horror!)


So, I'm Trine - native of Denmark (pinpointing it to communing between Århus and Fredericia lately) ... I'm not really much of a writer and only done it for a few challenges and when people kept nagging me.  But I am an avid reader and at most times productive artists ...  most writings by me hav been fandom but lately they have taken a turn for the original but still incorporating fandom elements (as I work on my current fic - In The Back)

Outside this community I am currently in the transition phase with all it entails - such as moving from home taking extra classes and trying to get into something almost impossibly hard ... but I assume I will be a Molecular Medicine/Biology student at some point in August. studying at the fine AU (University of Aarhus) .... if there are any sordid details or anything try looking up Raptured Lights (under about) for my extended profile  ... otherwise anything else will be added on ... and I truly hope you all like the layout - at least to some degree (even if it is done at a very busy time ... )
 
 
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01 July 2007 @ 02:01 pm
Time for the rules post

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While everyone is free to submit their own works for the consideration of the community without fear of discourtesy or disrespect (which consequently will not be tolerated), some consideration must be given to spelling, punctuation, grammar and content. That said, the moderators of this community do not seek to censor members and request only that a warning is given in the event of works containing explicit content.

There is no set word limit regarding posted material, but members should bear in mind that this is not a manuscript reading service and that no one likes to be obliged to review exceedingly large slabs of work for ‘fun’. In submitting work for consideration, members should contemplate how much they would be comfortable reading and how much time they would set aside for reading the work of other members.

Members may post passages from the work of others, but MUST give full credit to the author. Failure to do so will result in posting privileges being revoked.

The correct format for posting work is to give the necessary details of the piece- such as the author’s name, title (and if relevant, the page numbers from the book and possibly a date of publication)- and then to put the text from the piece in a cut (you put before the start and then </ l j-cut> after the end). Please do not use a link instead of posting the passage or piece, even for short songs or poems.

It is imbalanced and unreasonable for members to post without reviewing the works of other members or at least contributing to discussions. Please consider adopting a 1:3 ratio for posting- at least 3 comments concerning another members posts for every post of your own work or own find.

Finally, despite issues of timing, at least one moderator should be able to respond to emailed queries or complaints at all times, so members should not hesitate to contact them.
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30 June 2007 @ 08:52 pm
I'm Lindsey. I've been writing since, hmm, grade 5 I guess. I got very interested in writing poetry as a teenage and fell in love with it. Getting into fiction was a little more recent thing. I now feel passionate about writing both. Although I write first and foremost for myself and to satisfy my own passion for it, I do love to share my works and hope to publish one day. I'm currently working on a novel, along with other writing endeavours. I'm also working on an Alias fanfiction called Nocturne's Shadows.

Outside of writing, I am a psychiatric nursing student with a passion for mental health. A lot of what I write has mental health themes, which bridges my two passions. I also have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. I love animals as well. I have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 degus.

As Meaghan said in the welcome post, I hope to get more aquainted with you as time goes on. Enjoy the community :)
 
 
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01 July 2007 @ 01:49 pm
Well, this is the first post of our brand spanking new writing community and us mods are all very excited!

‘Us mods’, by the way, are Lindsey, Trine and me, Meaghan and we hope that you’ll become better acquainted with us throughout the course of your membership to this community.

I’m not going to waste time repeating myself- you can find our mission statement in the info section of the profile and we’ll each post our own individual welcome soon, telling you a bit about ourselves.

Also, a rules post will follow shortly.

So that’s it for now, folks.

Happy Reading and Writing!
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