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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

A group for writers, authors and poets of all descriptions and abilities.

Website: http://stepintocharacter.com
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Latest Activity: Mar 7, 2018

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Self-Publishing via Amazon Kindle

Started by CaSundara. Last reply by Gary Val Tenuta Aug 14, 2013. 6 Replies

Thanks to Gary's comment, I finally went off to search for instructions for self-publishing on Kindle. I'd been meaning to for weeks, because I'd realised it must be a relatively easy process after…Continue

Tags: amazon, authors, kindle, publishing, self-publishing

Writing Resources

Started by Viviane. Last reply by Readlorey Jan 5, 2013. 2 Replies

If you know of a good place to get information about writing topics, names, publishers, organizations for creativity, or even a place you often go on the net to get more inspiration from the…Continue

What do you write and why?

Started by CaSundara. Last reply by 0a2p9ci1lt1dm Jan 5, 2013. 10 Replies

Do you write for a living or a hobby?Do you usually write poetry, fiction, personal memoirs or factual stuff?Why do you like writing (what do you get out of it)?What are you writing right now - or,…Continue

Tags: non-fiction, fiction, writing

MY NUMBER IS NO SECRET... Can you solve this riddle from Ash: Return Of The Beast????

Started by Gary Val Tenuta Aug 14, 2012. 0 Replies

He read the words of the riddle over and over until his eyes grew tired. The night was…Continue

Tags: revelation, paranormal, demons, underworld, detective

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Comment by Irina Lapshina on August 13, 2013 at 3:28pm

All my newfound friends, I kindly invite you to get acquainted with my own poetic creations at СТИХИ.РУ- author Ирина Лапшина 8 (This is the Russian site and all the works are in Russian, the language of one of the world's greatest poets, Pushkin). Enjoy ! I would be happy to hear your comments about my poetic work. IL.


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Comment by Irina Lapshina on May 18, 2013 at 3:02pm

I write very mystical and phyloso[hycal poetry myself, Hope to get it published one day soon.

Comment by three crows on December 16, 2012 at 8:38pm

The only absolute truth that you can find is what brings you joy, or any other strongly felt energy.

Comment by Aquarian Philosophy on September 22, 2012 at 9:55pm
Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on December 13, 2011 at 11:07pm

Clyde - I can relate to your entire 2nd paragraph. I encounter that same variety of experiences. :-)

I supplement my income by designing book covers. More often than not, when the author sends me the title and a brief synopsis of the book, I get an immediate picture in my head of what the cover should look like. And, again more often than not (I'd say easily 95% of the time), the author is overwhelmingly surprised that I was able to capture the feel of the book so well. The bummer about that immediate picture in my head is that I can't adequately express it in words to the author. Even a rough sketch doesn't do it because it's the nuances that I build into the total picture that bring it to life. So I have to do the complete cover design (which sometimes requires detailed illustrations) and then hope the author is pleased. Luckily, as I mentioned, more often than not they're more than pleased.

I had to grin when you said:

"when I rationally and with linear thought formulate an idea and attempt to give it form, it nearly always ranks among my poorest work, if I don't trash it outright."

I know exactly what you mean. :-)


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Comment by Zephyr on December 13, 2011 at 3:38am

yes

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on December 13, 2011 at 12:35am

Interesting idea about Tolkien channeling the information. One wonders sometimes where writers get their ideas. Many songwriters have said some of their songs seem to have come to them as if they were already written. I had that experience as a songwriter back in the 80s. One song came to me in a flash as I was sitting in my car in a parking lot. I grabbed a pen and a scrap of paper and had to scribble the lyrics down as fast as I could before I lost it. Interestingly, the melody came along with it. Out of the hundred or more songs that I wrote, that same sort of experience happened probably a dozen times.

Have you had that experience with your poetry?

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on December 9, 2011 at 3:52pm

Hi Skywriter and Norma. Thanks for the congrats. And thanks, Norma, for the heads up about booklocker.com. I'd forgotten about them. Might be a good way to go for the paperback edition of my book. Will check it out. Thanks again. :-)

Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on December 9, 2011 at 4:43am

Well, after 3 years of work, I'm so happy to be able say my 2nd novel, Ash: Return Of The Beast, is finally finished. Just made it available on Kindle a couple days ago. Gotta tell ya, I was beginning to wonder if I'd ever see this day. LOL

Comment by Helgaleena Healingline on December 2, 2011 at 1:41pm
 
 
 

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