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    (Original post by Jonah Ramone)
    I read Birdsong insead of Regeneration because my friends were reading Barker and I thought it sounded a bit :sigh: (Also because one novel is easier than thre :borat:) Might go and pick those up, but I have about 8 books on my waiting list atm.
    :top:

    At the mo I am reading Firmin Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife. :grin:
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    I've got the most recent three - Siren Song of the Counter Culture, The Sufferer and The Witness, and Appeal To Reason :yep:
    Mmm, Appeal to Reason. Genuinely incredible album :yep: On top of that, I've got The Unraveling, Revolutions per Minute and their demo LP Transistor Revolt. RPM and Transistor Revolt are a little rough around the edges, IMHO - though the latter is bound to be - but The Unraveling is fantastic.
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    A writer's society is cool. Where is it?
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    (Original post by Tendai)
    A writer's society is cool. Where is it?

    Um. Here.

    Hello!
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    Soemthing I did earlier. Eventually want to develop on such themes as friendship, leadership, loneliness and hopelessness to the backdrop of a Vietnamesque war.

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    CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

    In a flash the searing brightness of the sun, which had for fourteen long hours cast its glare over the jungle, vanished and the darkness once more began to relish its temporary control over the skies. For anyone who has experienced nightfall on the equatorial line, they will not be surprised at how quickly the sun sets – almost instantaneously day turns to night and night to day. The noises, too, change, from the mating call of a thousand different species of tropical birds to the twittering of snakes and frogs and crickets. They too come in a thousand different species, some more deadlier than others, but all find one common enemy in humanity, and, in the fauna, humanity too finds one common enemy. Yet rarely do either side come together, instead preferring to mercilessly slaughter each other for little apparent reason.

    One particular sub-species of the scolopendra, a particularly nasty centipede with an incredible propensity to frighten those unprepared for its arrival, met its end at the hands of Lance Corporal James Harrison of 2 Battalion, 45 Group Long Range Jungle Patrol's combat boots. “Bloody insects,” he muttered under his breath, stopping for a brief moment to examine his work before continuing on his path. If the insects have one advantage against humans in the jungle, it is that they are, through the evolutionary process which through millions of years has taken its due course, adapted entirely to the jungle terrain. It is no easy task for white men born and bred in comfortable plantations, used to every luxury of life, to be stripped to the level of bare necessity and thrust into some of the world's most uncompromising habitats.

    It is one thing simply to trek through a jungle – that in itself is a challenge to most – but with a rifle and pack, hunting Communist Terrorists whose fanaticism and dedication rivals that of the scolopendra whilst hunting for prey, is another thing altogether. Yet this is the situation that James Harrison and thousands of his comrades in arms found themselves in. At the tender age of eighteen, conscripted to a fight a war inflicted on them by a long and complicated history of racial and industrial relations, they were given basic training, a rifle, a packet of cigarettes and then thrown into the jungle, ostensibly to defend their people and their values. Although this was not far from the truth, and many understood the “need to fight” that the Prime Minister had proclaimed some months earlier (especially those who lived on the fringe plantations which came under consistent mortar and rocket attack), a general disinclination to have one's blood spilled in some hellish rainforest was common in the Army.

    Demotivation, depression, drug use and even suicide were the result. Most time was spent either defending fixed positions or tracking Terrorists through the jungle on fatigue-inducing “long patrols”, at which Harrison's unit specialised. When they returned home on leave, the soldiers were hailed as heroes – but when everyone is a hero, the novelty shortly wears off. The girls swiftly become repetitive and the alcohol boring. Nonetheless, those who returned found themselves glad to be at least alive. While they let themselves slip slowly into an endless pit of vice, others returned in body bags. Beaufort's military graveyard grew in size every day as military policeman came to doors all over the country bearing the dreaded words “We regretfully inform you...”
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    As soon as my A levels are over I'm planning to start writing up a project I was working on before I went into "revision mode".

    This should be fun .
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    Um. Here.

    Hello!
    Ah hah, alright. I thought there was a mini-forum or something, which would be easier for writers.

    I finished my A levels, so now I can write full steam again... Which means about a page a day, as usual lol. :P
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    Oh its so nice to be able to read all of this without the worry of revision or exams.
    I can finally become active on here, something I've been meaning to do!

    I have been planning a book recently and have been meaning to write one for years.
    I started one around 5 years ago and wrote around 100 pages but realised it just wasn't working.
    At least it shows I have the commitment to write.
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    Anyone written anything lately? I haven't.. don't get the chance too often but when I do I go mad!
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    Yup. Finally finished another chapter, which I was quite proud of, and have started another! Only 10 more to go! I think...
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    Noice I'm writing my personal statement which I know is a bit different but I'm enjoyenig getting back into the writing again What's your book about?
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    I know you weren't talking to me specifically, but I'll answer anyway. :P

    Mine is science fiction, which goes over most peoples heads', unfortunately. I did Nanowrimo this year, but didn't write anything worthy to go to createspace for publishing.


    Hopefully this year!
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    I'm still crying over my loss of half a novel earlier this year. Everyone around me thinks I should just get over it and start again.
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    (Original post by LuluOR)
    Noice I'm writing my personal statement which I know is a bit different but I'm enjoyenig getting back into the writing again What's your book about?
    Heh, that's a good question. Think I've forgotten.

    It's fantasy, though, set in a world that I made from scratch when I was about 17 :eek3: (Though obviously with a few refinements to make it marginally less obnoxious ). Dunno whether it fits into high fantasy or low fantasy, to be quite honest - kind of a mix of both, now that I think about. There's realism, and there's no crazy monsters - which would, on their own, stick it in low fantasy - but there's also magic and an over-abundance of relative silliness, which'd stick it high fantasy.

    The world is one of the better ones I've created - though whether it not it's any good is for everyone else to decide, obviously. It's kind of a cross between Western and steam-punk - there're things like revolvers and lever-action rifles, as well as Magically powered mechanical devices and loads of stuff done with steam engines that wouldn't've happened in the real word. The majority of it takes place amid a small group of islands in the middle of the ocean - I was inspired partially by Pirates of the Carribbean, but also to a rather major extent by the Aubriead - but they bear almost no similarities to the Carribbean, the layout more resembling a series of islands roughly the size of the UK.

    Yikes, that's a wall of text and a half...I'll stop now...
    (Original post by panicking_not_revising)
    I'm still crying over my loss of half a novel earlier this year. Everyone around me thinks I should just get over it and start again.
    :eek: You lost some of your novel? That's awful! I lost a big chunk of mine a few months ago - something like 5 chapters when my old laptop's hard-drive failed. Had a back-up, but had made such drastic overhauls to the chapters after backing up that the archive ones bore very little resemblance to the ones I had lost. Was absoultely gutted
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    (Original post by Jayk)
    Heh, that's a good question. Think I've forgotten.

    It's fantasy, though, set in a world that I made from scratch when I was about 17 :eek3: (Though obviously with a few refinements to make it marginally less obnoxious ). Dunno whether it fits into high fantasy or low fantasy, to be quite honest - kind of a mix of both, now that I think about. There's realism, and there's no crazy monsters - which would, on their own, stick it in low fantasy - but there's also magic and an over-abundance of relative silliness, which'd stick it high fantasy.

    The world is one of the better ones I've created - though whether it not it's any good is for everyone else to decide, obviously. It's kind of a cross between Western and steam-punk - there're things like revolvers and lever-action rifles, as well as Magically powered mechanical devices and loads of stuff done with steam engines that wouldn't've happened in the real word. The majority of it takes place amid a small group of islands in the middle of the ocean - I was inspired partially by Pirates of the Carribbean, but also to a rather major extent by the Aubriead - but they bear almost no similarities to the Carribbean, the layout more resembling a series of islands roughly the size of the UK.

    Yikes, that's a wall of text and a half...I'll stop now...

    :eek: You lost some of your novel? That's awful! I lost a big chunk of mine a few months ago - something like 5 chapters when my old laptop's hard-drive failed. Had a back-up, but had made such drastic overhauls to the chapters after backing up that the archive ones bore very little resemblance to the ones I had lost. Was absoultely gutted
    I love Western and Steampunk :awesome: You must hurry up with your story so I can read it :yep:
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    I love Western and Steampunk :awesome: You must hurry up with your story so I can read it :yep:
    Doing my best, but am bogged down both by work and frequent bouts of writers' block Am close, though - just need to write 10(-ish) more chapters, then I'm going to be sending it out to a select group of people to get some feedback on it. Then the arduous task of editing the bugger dawns :woo:
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    I'm also feeling the loss of work! My old laptop broke, i need a new power cable for it but finance is tight. So until then, a 45,000-ish word novel i wrote when i was around 16 is lost! It's pretty terrible but i'm quite fond of it as it was my first full attempt at a large project. In other news i have a lot of ideas and random scrawls of sections of possible stories written down but still swimming through writers block! Hope everyone's writing is going well!
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    (Original post by DancingCorpse)
    I'm also feeling the loss of work! My old laptop broke, i need a new power cable for it but finance is tight. So until then, a 45,000-ish word novel i wrote when i was around 16 is lost! It's pretty terrible but i'm quite fond of it as it was my first full attempt at a large project. In other news i have a lot of ideas and random scrawls of sections of possible stories written down but still swimming through writers block! Hope everyone's writing is going well!
    Gah...that's worse in a way, I suppose Having something there that you can't touch!
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    I know! It's like i keep going to open some things for inspiration or just for the sheer point of being curious as to the way i wrote or what ideas i had put into practice and i realise that my old laptop is currently in a coma, it's annoying! But i suppose in a way it kind of kicks me to get writing something instead of focusing on work that's already done for worse or better haha. It's pretty awful when you've written something and it's just completely wiped though, especially if you wrote it in one of those like 'automatic' states where the words just flow out of you
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    I feel like I have writers block - I haven't written anything in AGES!
    The last thing I wrote was my Personal Statement
 
 
 
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