Hey everyone! For some reason I get lots of views of my profile here at CAF. It's probably because I run a group. Anyway, an excerpt of my novel The Song of the Leviathan: Cliffs of Maerturia has been posted on Tuscany Press' website as I just submitted it to their contest. If you feel inclined to poke your head over there, comments are allowed and any would be appreciated. I don't think it effects the judging, but if they accept my novel for publication, then at least you (yes, YOU) have already heard about it!
A MESSAGE FOR CREATIVE WRITING GROUP VISITORS: Hi. If you've joined the Creative Writing Group, welcome! People don't post in there everyday and that's just the nature of the beast it seems. I created the group so that writers could get solid (pretty solid) critiques about their work, and where they could ask questions and brainstorm about projects. So there are other groups at CAF where members post poems, et. al. and everyone in the group says "How lovely." If that's what you want, join those groups. My group was intended for honest reactions and constructive criticism. Often when members learn that, they stop visiting the group. SO if you have some creative work that you want criticized, START A NEW THREAD and put your writing as the first post. Maybe we can lure some others back eventually. Do not be afraid.
Thank you norm..I am old at heart...I have only been writing for 9 months...never wrote a thing before....I am not even experienced..lol..even though young..will always write with an older spirit..there are ones like me whom see beauty in that..I greatly do. I am a lover of the finer older works.Thank you for your outlook and opinion.My savior true well he is..he is also in my words my precious savior...I always say to fare or not..I was raised by grandparents born 1910 and 1920..I guess my words are older due to them..God bless..I have had no formal training...at all..yes I would like you to help me..but nothing is forced..it is who I am ..I am allot older than my years I guess due to the upbringing I had...lol
NORM..you are in my prayers ...I was reading below about your marriage and job...I go daily to mass..I will remember you...I hope all works out for you soon
I still come back here every now and again. It's hard to be on here when you are unemployed. I just accepted three new folks to my Creative Writing group, but no one is posting in there right now so I don't get notifications. Pray for me any of you that come to this page. My marriage is ending.
Justin, you don't have public message wall. I PM'd you thinking that I would e-mail Ch 1 just to you, because as I said I'm still holding the manuscript pretty close to my heart. I didn't expect (or I don't think I expected) you to be a critical guru. All I ever look for is a reaction from people, a basic synopsis of what they think they've read vs. what I think I wrote (if you understand me). I think I'm going to do a basic copyright on the mss before I post any of it in the group just to safe. I've been avoiding that because it's been under a drastic revision for some time now. I'll try to keep everyone posted and I thank you for your interest. It has actually put the fire under me to finish polishing and just DO something public with it.