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gadfly

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Writing a novel ?
« on: January 31, 2006, 05:38:23 PM »
I've run into an unusually high number of people in this forum who are
a) writing a novel
b)have written a novel
c)plan on writing a novel
d)plan on writing a novel (but never will).

So how many of you fall under these categories ? I'm trying to get an idea of what percentage of law school students to be plan on becoming the next John Grisham.

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 06:18:05 PM »
Bukowski ? Interesting choice. Definately not pop-fiction. Though I wouldn't call myself a big fan, I like his writing style. So what convinced you to write a novel ?

random guy: B? Well what is it ? (don't say legal thriller). not that there's anything wrong with that.  ;)

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006, 06:19:36 PM »
I've run into an unusually high number of people in this forum who are
a) writing a novel
b)have written a novel
c)plan on writing a novel
d)plan on writing a novel (but will nevel will).

So how many of you fall under these categories ? I'm trying to get an idea of what percentage of law school students to be plan on becoming the next John Grisham.

A...but I don't plan on being a John Grisham.  :P  It's more for fun than anything.  I'll probably self-publish some copies for anyone interested, but other than that, not much.

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 06:22:03 PM »
what about short stories?

novels take too much.

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006, 07:47:44 PM »
I write children's book stuff... so choice e) other,quirky stuff
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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2006, 07:53:31 PM »
I've written lots.  I've published nothing of consequence.  I fall under most of the categories, except "published a novel", which will be complete this summer, so help me God.  hahaha

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2006, 07:56:31 PM »
uhhhh....D, I guess. I would write a novel about DOOM!!!!! ...or just one about  when aliens(or aryans- the hindu- not rw jerk-off mythological ones- perhaps a mix) invades cannibalistic post-apocalyptic United States(think Soylent Green on some of the best sh1t eva) in 2054 where weasel(ferret) demons control both houses of congress, the presidency AND SCOTUS.  ;D More ideas to come!

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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2006, 08:53:23 PM »
I'm somewhere between C and D.

I plan to write novels when I retire. Caribbean Literature.


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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2006, 09:38:44 PM »
No novel but I'm turning one of my short stories into a children's book or a screenplay or both this summer...
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Re: Writing a novel ?
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2006, 10:12:13 PM »
wow, I never realized so many aspiring authors were around here :P

To be frank, I'm probably in the D category. Well actually I've began writing a book (literary fiction ala John Steinbeck) but at the rate I'm going it'll be at least 5 years before I finish it, if at all. I think I may just jump to my memoirs (semi fictional ofcourse  ;) )

annabel: why wait when you retire ?

aaron: if you like Bukowski, you should read james cain