So who is writing what?

Discussion in 'Writers Forum' started by veinglory, May 11, 2004.

  1. veinglory

    veinglory Member

    I write porno novellas, I have alread sold one to Torquere press and another is being considered by Loose-ID.

    Of course it is far better to make sarcastic comments rather than actually risk trying to do anything...
  2. beachbum7

    beachbum7 Lookin' for any fun

    In the past, I was regularly writing in my journal with the intention having my thoughts and experiences published. Soon, I plan on resuming my journal writing, but I doubt I'll want to have any recent of my recent journal work published. But I do enjoy writing in my journal.
  3. littleskinny

    littleskinny Member

    wow reading this thread was dead interesting!

    I'm trying to improve my poetry, and am therefore reading more than writing. I'm experimenting with styles and language and so far it's been disastrous. While I don't want to equate success with publication, I'm still interested in seeing if I can write "marketable" pieces. Also have a few character studies, dialogues, synopses etc written for a couple of longer term prose projects but they're very much on the backburner at the mo.

    So really I'm not writing much! And I should be! *slaps self hard for being lazy*

    And hello mkc.
  4. Rod

    Rod Member

    Hi, Veinglory,
    How glad I am to have read your query letter...
    I write lots and sell not so much. My most successful genre for published sales is in poltical & socio-cultural commentary. I make a few fair weather friends with it and, shortly, I get to dangle and twist in the wind...all by my lonely-O. It may be my own fault, I wot not(!). I am told by those who are older than I, by many far wiser than I..."One ought not call one's publisher a 'coward and a collaborator.'"
    But I did and he is!
    I also do arts stuff: entertainment as well as the "real" arts. I have sojourned with the great and the near-great, none of whom so much as recollects my name...
    I eschewed the almighty $coin for far too long, until it was brought home to me that my worth/respect in the eyes of those who get "good" ink was a measurable worth and that worth is monetary.
    I have become a literary whore and I am impoverished by it! It's all about A-ttitude and, Veinglory, you gots a lots of good, good A-ttitude!! You write good things. It's a pleasure to have "met" you...
    Peace to you, ma'am...what's up in the Southern Hemisphere? You're a New Zealander, I understand. I always wanted to see the Southern Cross...
    I repeat: Peace to you.
    Pass it on,
  5. veinglory

    veinglory Member

    I am a New Zealander living in Scotland. I recently submitted a non-fiction book proposal which if successful and funded would allow me to become a full time writer (win) and return to NZ (win/win!). I am trying not to get my hopes too high.

    Currently I am more of a dabbler...

    I have had some luck in the occult/pagan non-fiction and erotica areas. One because it capitalises on what I know, one because there is high demand (I'll let you figure out which is which)
  6. spicypisces

    spicypisces Member

    Last year, I wrote a short story specifically to submit for publication in a feminist analogy of short stories and essay's. Titled "The Women's Union", it was based on the idea that people all over the world one day starting blabbling their salaries to everyone after this one woman started the idea....​
    I thought it was great premise and a great story, but, the publishers didn't like it enough to publish it.​
    I was crushed.​
    My latest endeavor is also of the feminist vein, "The Knowing", a novel I am knee-deep in, appears in this forum (part of it's first chapter).​
  7. DarkLunacy

    DarkLunacy Senior Member

    Right now I'm working on two things. One is my hopeful first novel and the other is kinda a Movie/TV series I'm working on. The book is a mans jorney after death (hard to explain) and the other is kinda a FarScape/Cowboy BeBop inspired thing. Setting is in the future. Earth has made contact with other forms of life much more advanced then our own. To prevent hostile takeover they developed the rift gate. People can leave but cant come home. Well the story centers on a mercanary party, one of the characters being human, an ex earth prisoner escapee. Other species include the Goridians, who look like humans but can form weapons out of their body parts. Theres also the Blormeth who are a race of deadly assassins. And what space story would be complete without a race of sex slaves. Its Perverts Law.
  8. geckopelli

    geckopelli Senior Member

    I've got some interest in a screenplay, and several ideas.

    I'm working on getting an agent and going full-time by fall.

    I'm shooting at getting non-fiction published in a major magazine.
  9. veinglory

    veinglory Member

    I owuld love to get an agent but I am not all that sure how to go about it. I decided to sell 10 pieces of writing to different markets, and then try and use that to interest an agent.
  10. Rod

    Rod Member

    Veinglory, if you want to be righteous, you must be an outlaw!
    I was told by many far older than I, by those who're wiser than I, "You must never call your publisher a collaborator and a coward!"
    But I did and he is.
    So, since you ask and before that everlovin' low down coyote of a publisher can remove my work from the online archives of the print medium which bought most of my best stuff, the Mountain Xpress, you are cordially invited to go to and enter a search for the followin' pseudonym: Personette.
    Enjoy. Share. Pass it on, Veinglory.
    You write good things.
    Peace to you...
  11. geckopelli

    geckopelli Senior Member

    Nice try- but way too sophmoric.

    Might as well say" Pleaseeeee read my stuff@ ..."

    The thing about editors and publishers, is that they ain't stupid.
  12. Pablo

    Pablo Member

    yeh it was a bit obvious the way you snuck that add for yourself in there
  13. EroticCookie

    EroticCookie Guest

    A children's novel for sounds a little strange but it's the best way to describe it. I still don't know what is in the big house though...hummm

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