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Friday, June 20th, 2008
10:36 pm
Hey there, just starting out and working on an extended project. I write fantasy, with a realistic edge to it.

The premise:

The diary of a trainee, or side-kick as he learns what it means to be under the shadow of a hero and where his place in the world is. Marty is a recently graduated soldier training under an Ordinator, named Gracon, who is a decorated warrior.

Outside The Limelight
Monday, April 28th, 2008
3:15 pm
Hi Everyone
I am happy to be a part of the group! A newly published writer my first novel is a dark vampire story called Immortal Promises: New Blood. I look forward i look forward to being a part of the group. Please check out my website
Friday, April 18th, 2008
12:25 pm
Call For Submissions: Ghosts In The Machine
Phoenix Imprints Presents is now accepting art and literary submissions for its new anthology: 
Ghosts In The Machine, edited by Aitch Jae Esse of Phoenix Imprints Presents, an original collection of short stories focused specifically on the supernatural as relates to technology, most particularly with the Internet/Computers but other areas of technology will certainly be considered.
Literary submissions should be less than 7000 words and, while authors are encouraged to ‘push the envelope’ with their submissions, excessive sexuality and violence are acceptable only to the degree that they serve the overall story. Successful submissions will be those stories that tell a genuinely scary, original tale with memorable characters and story arcs. If you have questions about submissions, policies, etc., please email the address below.
  • Submission Deadline:       June 1st, 2008
  • Anticipated Publication       Fourth Quarter, 2008, First Quarter 2009
  • Submission Details:           1000-7000 words
  • Authors’ Recompense:       $20 per story accepted, publication credit and contributors’ copy
  • Artwork Sought:                     Original Cover Art as well as interior illustrations, recompense negotiated based upon submissions.
Authors may submit their literary artwork to the email address below. Please place the following in the subject line: “Ghosts In The Machine: Literary Submission”. Acceptable formats include MSWord (DOC) and Rich Text Format (RTF). Please be certain to include your contact information including Name, Address, Email Address, Telephone and any other relevant contact information.
Artists may submit their artistic submissions to the email address below. Please place the following in the subject line: “Ghosts In The Machine: Artist Submission”. Please make sure to include all photographs of work in TIFF, JPG or BMP formats. Other formats may be acceptable if arranged in advance. Please be certain to include your contact information including Name, Address, Email Address, Telephone and any other relevant contact information.
Contact Information: AitchJaeEsse@Hotmail.com
Thursday, March 20th, 2008
3:36 pm
questionaire about global warming and environment
Below are some questions about global warming and the environment
Answer each one individually
Make sure that the number beside the answer corresponds with the number beside the question
Submit answers with first name only, state, and email address

(PLEASE SEND RESPONSES TO: waynep2008@aol.com)

#1: What is global warming

#2: Who do you think is responsible for global warming

#3: Are you familiar with the green house effect

#4: How long do you think the green house effect has been around

#5:Could we exist without the green house effect

#6: What is your opinion on hydrocarbon emissions and their effect on the environment

#7: What country do you think is responsible for producing the most co2 emissions and toxic waste

#8: Do you think the US government should set mandatory emissions standards

#9: What alternative energy sources or renewable energy sources do you think should replace our current usage

#10:Do you think Americans are taking the global warming issue seriously enough

#11: What do you think it will take for us to get over our dependency on oil as a fuel source

#12: If in fact you believe there is a global warming problem; why have we waited so late to do anything about it

#13: What are you doing personally to help make a difference and clean up the environment

#14: Why do you think renewable energy technology is so expensive and difficult to access and utilize for the average citizen

#15: If we do not act now and fix this problem how long do you think it will be before we self destruct
#16: What should we do to make everyone take this issue much more seriously than they are now

#17: Don't you think that every American should be forced by law to do everything within their power at every socioeconomic level to go green or abide by green laws

#18: What do you think about the carbon tax

#19: Do you think global warming is effecting weather patterns and climate around the world

#20: Do you think Americans and other developed nations are sitting back and relying on government to solve the problem of global warming

#21: Do you think average citizens feel overwhelmed and powerless to reverse the devastating effects of global warming

#22: What do you think it is going to take to get people to change their life styles, habits, and actions and help facilitate and pave the way toward a greener future

WAYNE P. -- waynep2008@aol.com
Monday, October 15th, 2007
9:41 am
Book Signing - Borders
Hey everyone!

Yes!  I have another book signing squared away - A Borders in Fredericksburg, VA.  The most awesome part, is that its on my BDay!  Nov 11th, from 2 to 4pm.  Hah!  Unless Im mistaken, it should be at the Carl D. Silver Pwky location.  Want to ensure I have bookmarkers and business cards made up.  Ack!  I need a poster, too. Can anyone tell that Im excited?  Muahaha! 


Shirley -aka - StoryGirl!


Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
12:31 pm
New to the grp, so thought Id say hello!   Looking for tons of blog comments and friends so please check me out  :) 

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, December 13th, 2006
8:29 pm
New member
Hi. I just joined, so I want to introduce myself. I am a horror writer and write by the name J. Daniel Seffens. I have some shorts and non-fic out. I am a member of the International Order of Horror Professionals. I am also working on a novel, which will, hopefully, be finished by the end of the year.

My website is www.retsej.com and joins all my smaller sites together. My main site where I keep my writing is www.jdanielseffens.retsej.com
I can be found on MySpace at www.myspace.com/r3ts3j and I have a forum for dark creatives at www.retsej.darkbb.com
Monday, September 11th, 2006
10:04 pm
Hi, fellow writers. I've created a community specifically for children's book writers and illustrators. Whether successful or aspiring, please feel free to share your success stories, frustrations, tips, and accomplishments at writingforkids! Hope to see you there.
Friday, May 12th, 2006
6:54 pm
After a long absence (I go to UChicago...work. Lots of it), I finally have a complete work worth sharing. I'd really appreciate your feedback, whether positive or negative. Thanks!


Sorry for the fake LJ-cut
Monday, December 19th, 2005
4:24 pm
After my first quarter at the University of Chicago, scores of notes and journal entries, I'm finally back to writing creatively. I present you with:


I'd really appreciate your comments and constructive criticism. It's a work in progress, as I just wrote it last night, but I'm rather fond of parts of it.

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005
2:14 am
The Send-Off
I recently wrote this poem (now in-production song) about dancing with--well...you'll see.

(The Send Off)

Please comment--I edit often, so both positive and negative criticism are accepted and encouraged!

Sunday, May 8th, 2005
11:34 pm
Flying Over Texas
Hey again!
I recently wrote this poem about the thoughts that ran through my head on an evening flight over Texas. Nobody has seen it until now, and I'd love some criticism. Thanks!

(Flying Over Texas)

If you like what you read, feel free to friend me. This is a writing-only journal.

Friday, April 22nd, 2005
3:23 am
I recently decided I'd take a stab at writing a love poem. So far this has been received pretty well, but I thought I might share. Please comment!

(Tell me I am exotic...)

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005
6:00 pm

Hey all, I'm new here and I love to write.  I also act and sing.  We had a recent assignment to write an epilogue to Capek's RUR, and this was the first time I tried my hand at writing a play (a very short script, actually) How is it? Check it out on my journal:



Friday, March 11th, 2005
4:14 pm
Insidious Reflections
Hey all, I'm new to the community. I'm a 13yo horror/supernatural writer and am looking forward to sharing stories and critiques.

And here's a site I think you should all check out. If you like to write twisted stories and haven't found the right place for it, try...

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Insidious Reflections, a place for dark and twisted tales, poems, and articles of all genres. Visit our website, ezine, newsletter, member-based message board (includes peer critiques, writer-to-writer chat, movie reviews and more). Let your sanity lie barren and madness pen dark tales.

The next issue of the Ezine is released on April 15th. When submissions open again, you should consider them. They are a paying market.
Monday, February 28th, 2005
10:07 pm
Scholastic Writing Awards!
Hey guys. Regional (NY) winners for the Scholastic Writing Awards were just announced, and I'm amazed to be able to announce that I won three (silver/Humor, gold/personal essay, short short story). I looked back at something I won for in 10th grade, and realized that it's a piece of angsty crap, and have revised it a bit. I'm constantly revising my work, so I present to you the two gold winners. Please comment!

Gettysburg Eve
Searching for a Song

Anyone else win?

Saturday, December 11th, 2004
12:20 pm
The Song of Memory
I thought I'd share a poem I wrote recently. It was inspired by Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.
I love criticism, including negative--as long as it's constructive.

Enjoy! I look forward to your comments!
(The Song of Memory)

Monday, August 9th, 2004
11:02 am
looking for writers and artists ~ !
hi everyone ~ i'm looking to hook up with people interested in historical or literary fiction.

i am an administrator at LookingLand <~ which is a community for artists and writers and we're always looking for new peeps interested in sharing their craft, their ideas, their faith, whatever gets them excited. stop by and visit with us ~ have a cup of tea.

i'm a novelist myself and always up for sharing critiques, etc.

; )
Saturday, February 15th, 2003
3:59 am
Ok a poll for everyone.
Since gunslinger_v isn't a paid user. I decided to help him out. He had a question he wanted setup on a poll.

Poll #102776 Matt's Bday.

Would you prefer saturday or sunday to get together for matt's b-day?

I prefer Saturday 2-22.
I prefer Sunday 2-23.
I don't care.

So there is the poll....

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, January 28th, 2003
10:21 am
One to think about...
The noon day sun was directly above, and the temperature was rapidly rising to meet it.
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