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    Any creative writers here? Iceman I think? Anyone else?

    I spew some drivel into a laptop when stuck in airports/hotels/ etc for fun and kid myself it may be a second career some day (cringing for you).

    Aaanyway- know this is the wrong spot but I figured it would get more traction here.

    Would love to read some of your stuff and happy for feedback on mine if that sounds fun-


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    IIRC spats wrote a book.

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    So that's what you've been doing. Writing would be a decent career if you made some cash at it but it really sucks as a hobby. If you don't handle rejection well it's gonna be a hobby. But I mean I would read something if you sent it to me as long as it was fairly short, I'll pm you my email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    IIRC spats wrote a book.
    Whatever happened to that dude? The book sounded...different. But he's a different sort of fellow.

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    Got any stories about shoes?
    crab in my shoe mouth

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Whatever happened to that dude?
    Probably dead from gluten deficiency.

    Or by Austrian economics.
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    I write creatively, but I am not a creative writer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Got any stories about shoes?
    Or, pantsuits?

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    Tonghands is a guy who should write more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buttahflake View Post
    Got any stories about shoes?
    They are ALL about shoes- sheesh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    So that's what you've been doing. Writing would be a decent career if you made some cash at it but it really sucks as a hobby. If you don't handle rejection well it's gonna be a hobby. But I mean I would read something if you sent it to me as long as it was fairly short, I'll pm you my email.
    Very very generous of you! Id like to say I have a thick skin but we shall see, ha ha.


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    I write every week.

    If you want something riveting I will send you my latest work, its a stormwater plan for a 10K sq ft mansion in the Y/C. I can't wait to see how this ends.

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    I don't think writing "sucks" as a hobby, so long as you realize that it is only a hobby.
    Same can be said for political punditry.
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    Well I like writing on here (obviously). I like to write in general. But I guess what I meant was finding out that what you thought might be a career is instead really a fucking difficult, frustrating and depressing hobby isn't exactly optimal.

    If you're the kind of person who feels comfortable selling yourself I'm sure it's better. But I've always been reticent about that, preferring to do my thing and trusting that people will recognize. It has always worked for me. But in writing that does not happen. The way the industry is set up it basically can't happen. You gotta sell yourself, and basically I'd rather get teeth pulled. So, it's a shitty hobby for me at least.

    A few times a year somebody will buy my shit off Amazon and contact me, tell me they liked it, and that feels good. But not good enough to sit down and spend time writing more of it, at least not lately.

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    turning twilight slash fiction into shitty million selling bondage novels for horny housewives seemed to work well.

    most of the creative professions seem to now require self-selling.

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    Hoping this evolves/devolves they way threads do when people ask random internet people for help photoshopping images of their kids..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Whatever happened to that dude? The book sounded...different. But he's a different sort of fellow.
    He gave me a copy if you want to borrow it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not bunion View Post
    I write every week.

    If you want something riveting I will send you my latest work, its a stormwater plan for a 10K sq ft mansion in the Y/C. I can't wait to see how this ends.
    sounds dirty

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    Wait, what? People posting on TGR can actually write???

    As a former journalist (not a creative writer, though many of my interviews and pieces were somewhat creative: I ate ramen with Digital Underground and wrote about it and watched HK martial arts films with RZA and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan and wrote about that, amongst other things) I have always been amazed at the general lack of basic writing skills displayed by most folks who post here.

    It ain't that hard to read what you type before you hit "Post".

    But I digress.

    Spats is still alive and well. There are recent pix of him in the Tahoe thread in the General Skiing Forum.

    Iceman, am intrigued by the fact that you wrote stuff and actually have it for sale on Amazon.

    Also, there was some cat on here last summer that wrote a ski heist novel and then posted it (I never read it, though).

    Anyway, carry on.
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    I have the creative itch. Lately Ive scratched it by writing occasionally for nyskiblog. https://nyskiblog.com/author/brownski/
    It would be cool to earn money that way and I would not feel odd about selling myself but Im a little too busy selling other stuff as a career to put much time into selling me. Still considering pursuing it as a sort of act 2 but not really sure how I would go about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Whatever happened to that dude? The book sounded...different. But he's a different sort of fellow.
    I enjoyed that book...it was super weird.

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    There are a few people on here with books for sale on Amazon.

    I'd buy an ice+yetiman book

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    We should totally drive around in a corvette solving mysteries and getting in adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ill-advised strategy View Post
    We should totally drive around in a corvette solving mysteries and getting in adventures.
    You could title it "Ogdens I have known"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Wait, what? People posting on TGR can actually write???

    As a former journalist (not a creative writer, though many of my interviews and pieces were somewhat creative: I have always been amazed at the general lack of basic writing skills displayed by most folks who post here.

    It ain't that hard to read what you type before you hit "Post".

    But I digress.


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