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Do you consider yourself a writer? If so, what kind of writing do you do?

Yes, I am a professional (part time or full time) writer.
- 2 (7.4%)
I am an amateur writer with professional aspirations.
- 6 (22.2%)
I write sometimes, just for fun.
- 9 (33.3%)
No/only on forums.
- 9 (33.3%)
I am fatcat.
- 1 (3.7%)

Total Members Voted: 17


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Are you a writer?
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:48:10 PM »

I'm writing a few novels, mostly science fiction with strong libertarian themes. My major project has the working title of Antopolis. It takes place in the future, when a global socialist/fascist government has completely taken over, except for Antarctica, which is a patchwork of anarchist systems. The plot can be broadly summed up as a counter-economic revolution whose base of operations is in Antarctica. Think something along the lines of a fusion of Alongside Night and Atlas Shrugged in terms of plot. Except there's moar fighting. Oh, and I incorporated some Odyssian elements as a device to describe all the various systems of anarchist order.

I'm also working on a "science fantasy" series called The Lord Protector, whose plot is rather complicated, so I'll refrain from describing it unless anyone is interested.

I'm also writing two nonfiction books. The first is not currently titled, and it's a defense of libertarianism/anarchy from a Christian perspective (intended to convince Christians to be anarchists, not the other way around). The second will be entitled Pope and Pagan: The History of Church and State from Constantine to the Religious Right.

I'm currently unpublished, but I intend to change that, so I chose the second option.
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Re: Are you a writer?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 08:54:20 PM »

I'm too concise.
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 11:24:18 PM »

I suppose.  I sort of pick a subject, out of the world around me, and I write about it.  It's more of an analysis of my surroundings - usually humorous and irreverent at times. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 11:26:00 PM »

Comes and goes.. I'm not dedicated to the idea. The amount I write usually coincides with the amount I read, and the styles change as such.

Thomas Pynchon & Flannery O'Connor are favorites.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 11:26:31 PM »

I try.  I've written hundreds of stories over the years.  Mostly fantasy type stuff.  I'm working right now on actually creating a novel that I can share.

That's taken a bit of a back seat since I've started painting.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 03:21:02 AM »

No.

When I was younger I used to whip out short stories and clever short things. I think my brain has been reprogrammed to only know how to communicate in meaningless corporate drivel.

I have a couple ideas for stories I would love to develop some time, but I probably will have to wait until my small child is all grown up - provided I still have a soul.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 10:18:32 AM »

I play at it, alternating between fiction and nonfiction. I've been writing magazine articles for years, with a couple going to Reason. My latest, a campground guide book, is doing fairly well so far. What I hate is going out and promoting the stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2008, 06:52:07 PM »

BTW, National Novel Writing Month is coming in November. Are you ready to try your hand at writing a 50K novel in 30 days?

 http://www.nanowrimo.org/

I sat out last year because I had another project I was involved in. But, this year will be my forth.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2008, 07:04:14 PM »

I've made some money writing.
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2008, 02:08:03 AM »

I suppose.  I sort of pick a subject, out of the world around me, and I write about it.  It's more of an analysis of my surroundings - usually humorous and irreverent at times. 
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2008, 04:51:55 AM »

I write articles, papers, and currently a dissertation. 
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