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2017-12-12 01:50:18 PM  
If possible, I think that Edgar Allan Poe is underrated. And the fact he died at 40 is a shame. My .02
 
2017-12-12 02:01:41 PM  
Moooooooooo....
 
2017-12-12 02:17:07 PM  
Ironically, I was trying to write an update and was interrupted.

Sadly, no progress to report this week.  The headline offers a suggestion as to why.  On the bright side, I have sorted out a lot of non-writing issues that needed sorting, figured out a bit of how the plot of my current project goes together, and finished up a major project  at work that was taking up way too much mind space.  Heading into the holiday season I should get some time to get the ball rolling again.
 
2017-12-12 02:18:55 PM  
Found a "500 writing prompts" book while cleaning up. Here' prompt #1:

"While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?"

Anyone want to take it on?
 
2017-12-12 02:47:00 PM  
Leaf blowers outside.
 
2017-12-12 02:47:25 PM  
Do know what god did to me? He threw an 18-wheel truck at me. He bounced me into nowhere for 5 years. When I woke up my girl was gone, my job was gone, my legs are just about useless. Bless me? God's been a real sport to me.
 
2017-12-12 02:47:33 PM  

LucklessWonder: Found a "500 writing prompts" book while cleaning up. Here' prompt #1:

"While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?"

Anyone want to take it on?


"If you're reading this, you're actually dead now."
 
2017-12-12 03:04:26 PM  

LucklessWonder: Found a "500 writing prompts" book while cleaning up. Here' prompt #1:

"While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?"

Anyone want to take it on?


"Do not open bottle. Militarized Ebola virus sample inside."
Fold the paper so you can't read it unless removed from bottle.
 
2017-12-12 03:05:48 PM  
It's already a deadline intensive week, so when the Wednesday writing thread showed up on a Tuesday, I had to check that I hadn't lost a day.

I haven't right???
 
2017-12-12 03:09:01 PM  
Bullwinkle's Corner - The Raven
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2017-12-12 03:25:54 PM  

D_PaulAngel: It's already a deadline intensive week, so when the Wednesday writing thread showed up on a Tuesday, I had to check that I hadn't lost a day.

I haven't right???


No, but apparently I lost something somewhere along the line.
*Facepalm*
 
2017-12-12 03:38:49 PM  

toraque: D_PaulAngel: It's already a deadline intensive week, so when the Wednesday writing thread showed up on a Tuesday, I had to check that I hadn't lost a day.

I haven't right???

No, but apparently I lost something somewhere along the line.
*Facepalm*


But, hey, you didn't forget!

Clearing up head space is incredibly important, and the holidays make everything so much worse. Hopefully you'll have another nice long writing run.
 
2017-12-12 03:49:57 PM  
My writing sometimes gets interrupted by.... other writing.

I have been trying to finish my first "True Crime" novel, about corrupt cops embezzling evidence, getting promoted to Chief of Police, then elected to City Council. While that may be "par for the course," this same police force also harassed my mentally disabled brother to the point where he never wanted to leave the house the last 12 years of his life. Several people have urged my not to write this book, saying the police will break into my house and shoot me in the head, because that is the reputation that police department earned for itself.  So, I decided to move away to write my book.

Anyway, a couple weeks ago I took the advice of several self-published Farkers and set up a blog to promote my various ongoing writing projects. I was about 90% finished with my novel's first draft, but took a few days off to get the Social Media thing going.

I brainstormed things to blog about, past and future writing projects. I linked my blog to the first two published articles I got paid for writing, about science fiction writers Frank Herbert and Philip K Dick living in Sonoma County, for North Bay Bohemian. I had just submitted a third article, about Jack London's forgotten sci-fi books and his influence on George Orwell and 1984, but the Bohemian hasn't printed it yet.

Anyway, it occurred to me that I could compile these three articles into one eBook, so I will already have something on my Author page when my novel gets finished. So I took a few more days from writing my first book to finish.... a different first book.

I am also a painter, and was invited to set up a table at the local Snowflake Festival last Saturday. So I rushed to get my first eBook published in time to promote it at my table.

Several Farkers suggested that I not skimp on a cover, but I did. I plan on revising it in the future. It will be interesting to see how that affects downloads. I made it available for free, since each of those articles gathered enough material to write a book, and I am promoting these hypothetical projects in my free eBook.

If any of you Farkers like Sci-Fi, please download my free book. Reviews would be nice, as well.
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view​/​766141

Thus ends my shameless self-promotion of this Free eBook.
When my "True Crime" novel gets finished, I plan to plug that book here as well - once.
 
2017-12-12 04:31:46 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Do know what god did to me? He threw an 18-wheel truck at me. He bounced me into nowhere for 5 years. When I woke up my girl was gone, my job was gone, my legs are just about useless. Bless me? God's been a real sport to me.


Johnny from 'The Dead Zone', right?
 
2017-12-12 05:13:22 PM  
+1 Subs, nicely done.
 
2017-12-12 08:09:47 PM  
Edgar Allan Poe-themed TV Commercial from Roto-Rooter
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2017-12-13 08:59:03 PM  
God. Missed it.

Gingerhead Man
 
2017-12-13 09:29:17 PM  
Oh, here it is. On Tuesday. Okay.

Well, I continue to exist. This week's installment has the walking Christmas Tree. Festive. Been doing a lot of character stuff. Wiki pages. Character designs, because I want to draw everyone with their Christmas presents for next week's installment. Kinda burning out on it.

If anyone cares (or notices the thread a day early): The kid with the metal eye. The guy with the clinical depression. The lady who fixes people with metal. The guy with the crippling social anxiety (who is complicated enough for two pages).
 
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