[SleepingDragon]'s blog

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Written about Saturday 2006-04-01
Written: (4826 days ago)

Hey everyone, the New Ideas Team has a new contest up in the contest section. It's called Lyrical Prose. Deadline is June 1st. Check it out!

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Written about Monday 2006-03-20
Written: (4838 days ago)

Strengthening our older crowd

Nothing against the young writer on here at all. Most of them are fantastic (people as well as writiers). However, if we are ever going to get to the point where the writersco's membership contains published authors as well as literary agents and the like, this place needs to appeal to the older crowd as well as the young folks.

To me, most of the content on the site IS geared for a broad membership when it comes to age. Along those lines, I fail to see why there are not more older members here.

I think I've done my part by inviting a few non-minors to our ranks. Hopefully they use the place or soon will. I hope others will do the same. :D

Lets get the pieces in place folks. Don't we want WC to be the kind of place publishing agents come to to shop for talent? If a 20, 30 or 40-something doesn't feel comfy here, how's that going to happen?

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Written about Sunday 2006-03-12
Written: (4846 days ago)

Well, it's done. 268.Metal Daze

As always when I finish a longer story I feel a little out of sorts. Like *What to do now?* sorta thing, if you know what I mean. All that energy and time invested. One gets a little attached to working on a project, then all of a sudden, it's not there to work on anymore because it's done. (Not that I couldn't do edits mind you)

Anyway, I hope people take the time to read it. Especially those who said they were looking forward to it's completion. I had a lot of fun writing it. It brought back a lot of memories, both good and bad.

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Written about Thursday 2006-03-09
Written: (4849 days ago)

Yea, I know my recent project 268.Metal Daze might seem a little self indulgent but regardless...I think you might enjoy it anyway!!! :D It's just got that kinda vibe to it. Kinda laid back with...

anyway (*cough*)

Yea, check it out if you have time. :D

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Written about Monday 2006-02-27
Written: (4859 days ago)

The deadline has been extended for Free to write contest Absolute Horror. The new deadline is March 15th.

The latest installment of 268.Metal Daze, 268.Metal Daze.Chapter 5 - Saginaw has been uploaded, for anyone following along. Comments welcome as always. :)

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Written about Tuesday 2006-02-14
Written: (4873 days ago)

A shot out and welcome to my friend [MFaughn] who has recently joined Writersco. Stop by and check out his works. (good stuff)

I seem to be out of my slump with my latest contest entry for when life turns against you at Free to Write. 268.Mandy's Retribution. Be warned though: sensitive material. If you've never peeked at a romance novel, some parts of this may offend.

Glad to see entrants lined up for Absolute Horror. Looks like we got a good group of participants so far. Still plenty of time to join!

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Written about Saturday 2006-02-11
Written: (4876 days ago)

A bit on the depressed side of things these past few days and I havn't done much in the way of writing.

It seems the organization that was my sole support within the comunity has deamed me well enough to go it alone, suggesting I look for other forms of emotional support.

I can't complain about being better I guess. It just feels like the abyss has opened beneath my feet.

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Written about Wednesday 2006-02-08
Written: (4878 days ago)

Shameless advertising...

<joinforum:15:join> (WC Contests) could use more participation. Stop in and discuss any aspects of contests.

Free to write contest Absolute Horror needs more contestants. Deadline...end of Feb.

Not getting enough comments? Check out Comment Exchange!

Flipside's new advice column, according to Po has seen it's 1st question answered. Need more questions!

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Written about Tuesday 2006-02-07
Written: (4879 days ago)

Ok, Liam rocks! (just had to say that)

...he's 4
...His favorite band is KISS
...He's got his electric guitar he got for Christmas

"God gave Rock-n-Roll to ya!"

Right now we're jammin in the living room to some GnR.

Gotta bring em up right folks! ;)

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Written about Sunday 2006-02-05
Written: (4881 days ago)

Ok, here's a Free to Write contest for you people who love to delve into the darker side of things. There are a few of you around, aren't there? Check out Absolute Horror

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Written about Wednesday 2006-02-01
Written: (4885 days ago)

Congrats to [Mister Saint] for taking 1st in Flipside's What he said contest/exercise by a single point! Kudos also to [Akayume] and [Kuzco] for taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. Some great people with some awesome entries.

Good job and thanks for entering all!

*Slinks off to see what else he can dream up*

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Written about Sunday 2006-01-29
Written: (4888 days ago)

Ok, a couple new things in place from the New Ideas Team. Check em out folks...




A better way - Thanks go to [Metal Tsubasa] for this great idea. Ever read something and think you could have done it better? Well, now's your chance! Read and make suggestions on posted stories and/or contribute one of your own for suggestions.




Comment Exchange - sign up to exchange comments or critiques with other members! (see wiki for details)




The New Ideas Team is...
[Metal Tsubasa]
[~*Lonely Wanderer*~]
[SleepingDragon]
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Written about Saturday 2006-01-28
Written: (4889 days ago)

Trying to brainstorm ways to encourage the reading and/or commenting/critiquing of other writers work (where wanted- some people don't want it)

Joining the new ideas team may have been a decent first step. I welcome any thoughts or ideas along those lines.

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Written about Thursday 2006-01-26
Written: (4892 days ago)

[Po] is going in for oral surgery today. She has to have three teeth yanked (a wisdom and two others). We anticipate that she'll be rather sore and rather out of it for a few days. Both of us will likely be scarce as I'll (with the help of [*Amy*] and [Fuzzysabeast]) be trying to pick up the slack around the house.

I may still be on in the early morning but probably won't be on much during the day/evening hours for a while.

Don't forget to send support and huggles to [Po]!

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Written about Tuesday 2006-01-24
Written: (4893 days ago)

New writings last month: 300

I havn't been here long enough to know if that's a record or not, but it's pretty awesome. 10 per day on average.

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Written about Saturday 2006-01-21
Written: (4896 days ago)

Pondering...

Why the lack of interest in some of the wikis under Writer's Challenges/Fun? Some of these things seem like they would be staples for writers in a community like this, especially stuff like critique swap and featured writer. With almost 300 members here, it's a little baffling to me why these areas are not seeing participation. Then again, there's usually about 3-10 members online at any given time.

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Written about Thursday 2006-01-19
Written: (4898 days ago)

I didn't realize there was a Writing Critique wiki until today. By the looks of things there, I'm thinking others may have overlooked it as well.

It's always nice to be read. Especially when we put such hard work into our craft. We should also dedicate some time to reading and commenting on our fellow writers. We all deserve our work to get some attention IMO, and an honest crit helps the one giving as well as the one receiving.

peace out

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Written about Wednesday 2006-01-18
Written: (4899 days ago)

Kind of a drag. I heard about this neat new writing group at a site my fiance belonged to. It was supposed to be there to help writers become better writers through contests and exercises. Joining, I found it was better than I imagined...a writing group where people actually participated, and where my own involvement was welcome and appreciated. I havn't had this much fun in a coon's age.

But now I learn that people are unhappy that the group even exists here and that the groups own existance is now threatened do to some drama I had nothing to do with.

There's a lot of cool stuff on this site and there should be room for all of it.





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Written about Saturday 2006-01-14
Written: (4904 days ago)

A bit of news concerning my writings. I've started a new project entitled "The Staff of Illidon". It's a D&D style fantasy story. It's shaping up to be about the length of a novelette. I'm uploading the chapters to my writings at writersco.com (exclusively for now) so that members can read it without leaving the site. Praise be to my wonderful fiance [Po] who has helped immensely with proofreading and editing!


[SleepingDragon]: 268.The Staff of Illidon

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Written about Saturday 2006-01-07
Written: (4910 days ago)

Hey, I'm Gene and I'm new here. I'm not much of a competative type so I really don't mind if I win the contests I enter or not. Just having fun and trying to hone my writing skills. Say hello or something since you are here. I like meeting new people. :D

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