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I've Been Roman the Fallow Fields of Inspiration
I recently found one of my abortive attempts to write prose fiction, dated July 14th, 2000:
Tim brushed the hair from his eyes. He looked down, lifted his left heel off the ground and put his weight on the ball of that foot, rotating it lazily in the dust.

“So how’s Lynn?” He met Casey’s look from beneath his brow, his face nearly perpendicular to hers.

His hair was in the way again. Casey began to make her best non-threatening smile, but then thought better of it, pulling her lips back over her teeth instead. Nothing she did was going to make him relax.

“Lynn’s great. I talked to her last week. She’s seeing somebody."
As you can see, I didn't get very far. To the best of my knowledge, that was my last try. Perhaps a novel waits inside me, but it may die of an overdose before the debutante ball.

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: February 10th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Out of curiosity, how hard did you really try? Tho a self-proclaimed 'writer' myself, I've barely gotten my feet wet here. I never wrote in high school, and in college I only wrote when I was assigned a story, which happened a grand total of 6 times over a year and a half of creative writing courses. They all pretty much sucked, though they were better than most (if you can find a creative writing professor who'll share student stories, they can be the source of fantastic couch-comedy) The year after graduating I wrote very, very little. I moved to China and wrote very, very little. It's only recently that I've worked up the nerve to make an earnest attempt. I'm of the mind that the only way to discover whether a great novel is waiting inside you is to Ernest Shackleton your way through all the cold, shitty novels waiting to be written first.
From: e4q Date: February 10th, 2006 10:18 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
ditto art.

you have to be prepared to work through the intense screaming wall of firey and long pain...

good luck!

(and by the way i think it is a noble pursuit. people like reading novels in a way that they will never get with the poem and the short story - the difference between readerlyness and writerlyness, i guess, i guess)
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