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Forum: Publishing 08-22-2013, 02:00 AM
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Posted By u.v.ray
It should also be noted that more recent methods...

It should also be noted that more recent methods of publishing have allowed small, independent publishers to thrive -- not just self-published authors knocking out crap.

Many writers, like...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-07-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By u.v.ray
I'd go for all three. And throw in a...

I'd go for all three. And throw in a time-travelling Mexican bandit to form a conduit between the scenarios.

I don't know though. I don't read or write sci-fi / fantasy stuff.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 08-07-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By u.v.ray
Perhaps he's not there at all. Perhaps the couple...

Perhaps he's not there at all. Perhaps the couple returning home are on crack.
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,488
Posted By u.v.ray
Anyone can learn to write. But the fact remains, ...

Anyone can learn to write. But the fact remains, not many are any good at it.

Though I think of Hubert Selby Jnr talking about not knowing what to do with his life: "I knew the alphabet, perhaps...
Forum: The Library 08-07-2013, 11:37 AM
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Posted By u.v.ray
I read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 a few...

I read Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse 5 a few months ago. Supposedly his greatest work, I was rather disappointed in it. I consider it 35% genius / 65% twaddle.

However, that 35% genius was so...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-07-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By u.v.ray
Personally, I also disagree with the plan before...

Personally, I also disagree with the plan before you write theory.

But I wouldn't discourage anyone else from doing so -- it works for many writers. But I was the other way round, I tried the...
Forum: The Library 08-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 48,017
Posted By u.v.ray
Last year I read Willy Vlautin's contemporary...

Last year I read Willy Vlautin's contemporary cult novel The Motel Life.

The prose is simple yet beautifully written, infused with pathos. Although I now store it in the bookscase I reserve for my...
Forum: Introductions 08-07-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By u.v.ray
Hair Lair

Hair Lair and greetings from England.

I've been writing since I was about eight yrs old. My first poem was published in a magazine called Candelabrum in 1993, and since then my work has apeared in...
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