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    Quote Originally Posted by cows View Post
    My two-cents for this thread: Why don't you all just do it?
    It's already done. It's a masterpiece but it's in my head. But don't have the words to write it down :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cows View Post
    two-cents for this thread: Why don't you all just do it?

    I'm in the research stage. I'm doing family trees and first person confessions to understand my characters.

    Ofcourse, the size I suggested was because I was limited to one book.

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    Good to hear Adams. I studied Carl Jung a bit, read many of his theories and Memories, Dreams, Reflections had a major post-adolescnet impact on me (not too long ago). I'd be interested to read any bits you come up with.

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    Cows,

    You'll be the third to know. After myself ofcourse and my wife who gets jealous when I discuss a work with others before her.

    I would like to also thank you. My idle mind is usually focused when someone ask to see something I've done. I got an idea last night and trying to extract the story from it. It's a satire about the artist's drive for originality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cows View Post
    Lote, then make them up!
    Making them up is easy writing them down - the hard bit ;-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lote-Tree View Post
    Making them up is easy writing them down - the hard bit ;-(
    Have you decided on your POV yet?

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    The subject would be James Joyce's Ulysses. The reason I haven't written it yet is I'm not finished with grad school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickAdams View Post
    Have you decided on your POV yet?
    In my head it's Third Person and First Person.

    What do you suggest as a compromise?

    And you whats your POV?

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    Third person subjective might work. I don't know what you like about third person, because third person subjective would limit you to the events that your protagonist is part of. The benifit is that your narration is not limited to your protagonist's peronality.

    Moi, for the story I mentioned here I'm using third person omni. I prefer third person objective.

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    Ew, no, not omni!

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    I wouldn't suggest omni for a full length work, but for a short-short I think it's ok- I would still prefer to limit the omni as much as I can, leave telepathy to the pseaudopsychologist..
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    Wow, everyone sounds so learned. I think I'd write a fantasy with elves in it, but I'm not exactly sure what the message would be. I'd probably try to show that imagination is sadly lacking in today's world and that it could really take us places if we just placed a bit more emphasis on English and literary stuff than mathematics and technology. Or I guess, to let people know it's ok not to be strictly logical all the time.
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    hellow there andya, and all who read this. i never new that about you. it sounds enthralling. and as for me well you know at the moment i am writing a book, (you are ameliorating it). for those of you who do not know it my goal in life is to have people understand, what i believe, the most inportant thing in life-love. it is some what like "Peter Pan". two children fly to the island and dwell on it for awhile. there's pirates and fairies and lots of magic. and the ending is very earthly and brings you back down to earth.

    i have many other stories running threw my mind. one is of this boy in a magical land, with creatures never famothed here, who comes to be the "savior" of the land. delivering them from the hand of the evil ruler. the moral of that story is "give up not just due to you can not espy it, but believe in it more faithfully."

    another is about a tom-boy meets this boy she becomes quite attached to. she must deal with the presure of school guy friend that ridcule her.

    and the last is just a dim light in a dark room, barely visable from afar off but all so vivid in reality.

    the goal in stories, at least in most of them, is to have a reality that you can relate to on earth.
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    I would have to say it would be a book about my experiences as a mother and wife. It may sound dull to some, but for most of my life I never planned on marriage or children. I was all set to go to college for Marine Biology and be a research scientist. Months gone from home doesn't make for a good family life. Then I met my husband and since my world has turned inside out. So the book wouldn't be on how to raise you kids, or even how to be a wife. That is something we must all discover on our own. I would be about life in general and the sacrifices you make for the people you love. The life lessons you learn and what it means to me to make my life work the best I can. To be the best mom I can be and to never loose faith that your best is good enough. It wouldn't be out for years, though, since I would not likely finish my tale until both my children are grown.

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    It would be fiction. It would draw from my natural tongue, but self edited for artistries sake. I would try in it, using no bounds of heaven or hell, to express imagination and inner meanings.
    "Why describe the hole, I mean it is a hole; So why describe it?" - Anonymous

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