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kg
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:59 pm Reply with quote
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Something I've always wanted to do. And a genre of writing I've never tried. Let's see how I do.

http://dylansonechapteraweek.blogspot.com/

P.S. Dylan's my nom de plume.

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Chigger
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:29 pm Reply with quote
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Interesting, kg! Makes one wonder abuout the backstory and where the tale is going, which would be the point, right?

A great way to start off a serial!

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GumboStu
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:50 pm Reply with quote
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can we have a longer chapter next week? I'll be checking in, kg, it sounds intriguing so far Cool

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lbrod
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:20 pm Reply with quote
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I'm waiting for the sex and violence.
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kg
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:36 pm Reply with quote
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GumboStu wrote:
can we have a longer chapter next week? I'll be checking in, kg, it sounds intriguing so far Cool
Well, in between everything else today, I got a few sentences done. Maybe if I channel Dickens...

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kg
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:38 pm Reply with quote
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Chigger wrote:
A great way to start off a serial!
Man, I hope so! I've never written fantasy before.

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indeedinoditsistern
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:38 pm Reply with quote
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nice keep it up. could u slip in the word "garfunkley" in there sommers?
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kg
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:42 pm Reply with quote
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lbrod wrote:
I'm waiting for the sex and violence.
Might be some violence coming. As for the sex, I don't know if my Catholic upbringing will allow me to even type the words needed! (I've just lost all my readers, haven't I?)

Which reminds me of an old joke:

Q: Is sex dirty?
A: If it's any good, it is.

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kg
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:44 pm Reply with quote
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indeedinoditsistern wrote:
nice keep it up. could u slip in the word "garfunkley" in there sommers?
I will have a character named Garfunkle. Promise. (And Brodank.)

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trtle8819
Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:01 am Reply with quote
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Oh, by the way. I am enjoying your story, kg. Am a little behind at the moment though. Good use of Brodank!
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lbrod
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:37 pm Reply with quote
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Enjoy the break, you've earned it.
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GumboStu
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:12 am Reply with quote
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and please put up a note when you start up again. I enjoyed this chapter, and am looking forward to finding out more about Rian and Seldon.

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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 1:24 pm Reply with quote
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I'm feeling a little garfunkley about this hiatus, though I completely understand the need, it just comes at a bad time for me... you see school is starting up again and I need things to entertain me whilst I procrastinate preparing lessons.

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kg
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:13 pm Reply with quote
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I'm so flattered that you folks are reading my serial! Something that started as a kind of lark has become rather important to me. I do wish that each week's entry were longer--Rian's story might take a year to tell--but I'm enjoying myself and I hope entertaining you all at least a little bit. And, Bean, the hiatus comes at a good time for me. (Sorry!) I'm giving a talk on Walden soon at our library and am writing a history of our local historical society. And I promised a friend to make progress on my novel. (Doesn't everyone have at least one novel inside them? I think so. I hope so!)

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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:15 pm Reply with quote
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I have a novel inside me... started it about a couple of years ago, then dropped it when I picked up my paintbrush... then I dropped my paintbrush for my camera... guess I'll just have to procrastinate by working on that novel again instead of reading your brilliant writing.

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kg
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:46 am Reply with quote
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I was asked yesterday to write a requiem for my upcoming high school reunion. (Why in the world did they ask me? Am I that glum a person?)


An Occasional Poet

I can’t speak for them, my deceased classmates,
or all the other young men and girls who
filled the echoing halls, who queued up for
busses, who negotiated the straits
of adolescent yearning, those who flew
to bleachers, playing fields, and stage, who bore
the purple and white and would roar. And all
the quiet ones––remember––they breathed and
ached and sang. Well ... no more. But, you can speak.
Come, tell their tales. Their too short lives recall
so that at least their youth might still shine––grand,
loving, bright as a falling star’s last streak.

––kg

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merlin
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:03 am Reply with quote
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dang kg, that is nice!

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GumboStu
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:10 am Reply with quote
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Did you put a lot of work into the rhythm of this, kg? It flows wonderfully. And as good as the words and sentiment are, what really fires this (for me) is the way the internal rhymes and pauses work for the poem. Not just adding to it, but emphasising. Beautiful.


kg wrote:
(Why in the world did they ask me? Am I that glum a person?)


No ... it's cause they knew you'd say yes.

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trtle8819
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:13 pm Reply with quote
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Very nice, kg. Very nice.
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lbrod
Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:52 pm Reply with quote
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This one really hits home. My 30th reunion was a few years ago and even though it was great fun to see those people and tell those old stories the memorial table seemed to haunt us all.

Thanks for sharing this with us, kg. You have a gift my friend.
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kg
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:28 am Reply with quote
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GumboStu wrote:
and please put up a note when you start up again. I enjoyed this chapter, and am looking forward to finding out more about Rian and Seldon.
New installment now posted.

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Jumpin' Bean
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:10 am Reply with quote
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Yeah!

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GumboStu
Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:19 pm Reply with quote
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kg wrote:
GumboStu wrote:
and please put up a note when you start up again. I enjoyed this chapter, and am looking forward to finding out more about Rian and Seldon.
New installment now posted.


I'm catching up :blush: thanks or letting me know Laughing

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