So..Let's talk about writing...

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  1. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 14 years ago

    I have no doubt that we all have opinions and beliefs on various topics.
                   (Man...I know I do!)

    But...I'd be lying to you...if I told you that was why I was here! It's not even about the money for me...I just love to write.              (Don't get me wrong...I like money!)

    So...If you want to rant...blurb...think out loud about writing...and basically discuss writing...Go for it. I would like to discuss writing with you...after all that's why I'm here on Hub Pages. it out with other hubbers..too...on this particular forum...cause I work for a living...and these forums can take some time up...replying to them...for sure.

    Here I'll start...Why do politicians always have to be so dog gone stubborn in their approach to answering the needs....See I got ya'! A writer has to always keep you guessin'...I told ya' that I didn't want to talk about that here...then I went and started in on a rant. Creativity is where you find it. I like writing. Tell me about what stirs your creative thought process...and/ or inspires you to write...?

    Go ahead now...that's what the little gray border button in the bottom corner is for. Hit "Post a Reply"...and type away:

  2. Anti-Valentine profile image74
    Anti-Valentineposted 14 years ago

    I see you're obviously a Rodney Dangerfield fan...

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yes...but also, AV...a true fan of comedy. He was among the best...and original. I always like that in a comedian!

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image74
        Anti-Valentineposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, he was funny, and one of the best. … s-all-time

        Steve Martin's ahead of him, though? I don't like him much.

        1. manlypoetryman profile image80
          manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Tough Call...on that. Original stuff of Steve Martin was off the chain...and a comedic writer for many early TV I understand. Maybe that is going into the calculation. But Rodney was uniquely as funny...that's whats good about many of the older comedians: They bring alot of straight-up funny comedy at much that it is hard to choose...amongst them.

  3. rsmallory profile image68
    rsmalloryposted 14 years ago

    I don't know why exactly, but I have always been a writer. I love to read and write. I read novels, fiction, history, romance, horror, etc. I write articles, journal, blog, etc. I have written several short stories and am a lyricist so I write a lot of song lyrics as well.

    It's a method of coping and dealing with what's going on in my life. It's therapy for myself regardless of whether it is ever published or read by anyone else. I just love doing it. smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I really agree with that...there is something to writing...that during the process...tends to iron out some of the wild abstracts
      that are beginning to escape or overwhelm us. "Writer's Write!"
      rsmallory. That quote was from a movie with Billy Crystal and Danny Davito "Throw Mama from the Train".

      1. rsmallory profile image68
        rsmalloryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I loved that movie! I still turn my head and point out the window when we pass a field of cows! LOL

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          manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this


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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    I love writing as well. yes money is great ut it is the root of all evil as they say lol. I find writing relaxing as well as VERY enjoyable. When I am stressed out, I always love to write, even if it is just in my journal/diary. Writing is definitely a huge part of my life.

    I love also to read...its so relaxing and so much fun, making my imagination play. smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to Hub pages...I find that these days...I'd rather write than read. I save my reading for researching on my favorite topics that i would like to write about!

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        Crazdwriterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks. And yes I do read for research as well. But I could never stop reading for sheer pleasure. Gives me good ideas for writing. smile

  5. wrenfrost56 profile image56
    wrenfrost56posted 14 years ago

    Like wise the love of writing comes first, the fact that people read and enjoy my material second and the money is an appreciated bonus. Plus I love up hubpages and the community here.

  6. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 14 years ago

    I love writing as well.  I wrote a lot when I was young - I think writing then kept me company and helped me live in a better place than I perceived I was in.  I was never good in school and got my slapped so much for writing poorly that I never pursued it, even though as a teen, I thought Journalism would have been a nice major.

    I didn't stop writing for myself though.  I've kept years of journals and poetry.  Writing my first hub and clicking on submit scared the crap out of me.  I did it, I feel good about it and I'll keep at it big_smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You know what? As writers go...we all tend to have some main things in common. I have years of one line notes...or 1/2 poem
      ideas... (where i started on an idea...that i would get to later
      neutral !)..story ideas, etc....That I never took serious at all.

      What a remarkable journey you have been on to finally...get out there and do your "writing thing"!'ve crossed one threshold achievement...and your ready to take that forward. Great Spirit! That is really writing keep going at it. Your going to do well, Jane@CM...good fortune with all your Hubs and your writings!

  7. maven101 profile image72
    maven101posted 14 years ago

    The greatest social commentary comedians were Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl... I have seen both, live, in SF at the Purple Onion...Droll, articulate, intelligent, and really, really funny...

    I write poetry and stream-of consciousness output is tiny compared to most hubbers that have been here more than 6 months...7 hubs, 4 on poetry and prose...I have 117 of the most wonderful fans in HubPages...some are more than fans, some I consider close friends...I try to follow and encourage them in their Hubs, and appreciate their input to mine...This has been a very fulfilling experience for me and has given me the confidence to express myself without reservation...Carpe Diem, Larry

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Alright...maven101 bringing the "manly" poetry to hub pages...excellent dude! yikes yikes yikes yikes"Crowd Cheers-Go Up!" yikes yikes yikes yikes

      ...Or whatever your own particular style of poetry is...I know it will help prove that men can "bring the poetry thing"! Glad to see you on the Hub page World...and looking forward to reading some of your work.

      1. manlypoetryman profile image80
        manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this
  8. profile image0
    pgrundyposted 14 years ago

    I love to write, and I love Hub Pages because I can write about things that matter to me or interest me. They pretty much let us do what we like here so long as we don't break a few rules, and they aren't very strict rules.

    I'd like to write more fiction but it's so hard to sell. I have to make some kind of money, or I feel like I do.

    I'm kind of weary of freelancing for other people's websites. I have a few really sweet clients and I'm glad to write for them, but in general I've found the quality of the projects posted on the jobs boards (like Elance, Guru, Odesk) is dropping fast and there's so much competition for this awful work that I'm kind of moving away from it.

    I'm working on a novel. That should be a hard sell, but you never know until you try. smile

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      That's great...I have one that i have been working and on for over 10 years. Hope yours makes a sell sooner than this one...Ive been working on!

  9. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 14 years ago

    Hi I love to write too. What inspires me? I am not quite sure...
    Prawns are way up there though........
    There are many things that inspire me for other matters but writing it just comes and goes.
    It is like waiting for the phone to ring lol.
    It bugs me as most of the inspirations when they do come, surface when I am trying to sleep.

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I know I wish I had the time to write out some dreams I have had...right after they happen. Still..I forget 99.5% of them. Some would make great movies...If I ever do write of them many great movies and books have come into being from someone's dream.
      I want a shot at that, too!

      1. wrenfrost56 profile image56
        wrenfrost56posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi manlypoetryman first off great thread. Secondly I keep a pen and note pad under my pillow I swear some of my best ideas come from dream land and if I didn't write them down imediately I would forget them.

  10. wrenfrost56 profile image56
    wrenfrost56posted 14 years ago

    I have been working on a science fiction novel now for like 5 years, but I love it so much I can't bear to drop it! And OMG blondepoet that happens to me like all the time! It's so frustrating I know I should be sleeping but I have to write, its a compulsion and my skin really suffers for it!

    1. manlypoetryman profile image80
      manlypoetrymanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I have a few years into the future "Sci-Fi/Adventure' that I've been working on for 10+ years. Good Fortune with yours...You should never drop it!

    2. blondepoet profile image67
      blondepoetposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Lol and the trouble often by morning the ideas have swept through my mind like the wind in the willow trees smile smile I can hardly remember my dreams either very frustrating.

  11. manlypoetryman profile image80
    manlypoetrymanposted 14 years ago

    hey wrenfrost...good thinking with the pad and pen ready to go!

    1. wrenfrost56 profile image56
      wrenfrost56posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Glad to hear it, good luck with the novel at the rate I am going it will probably take me at least another 10 years. I have the whole story in my mind begining, middle, end, charictors, the twist everything but trying to get it all down. Well it's tough a real labour of love.

  12. jcales profile image53
    jcalesposted 14 years ago

    a good stand-up comedian is hard to come by nowadays. only the established older ones are any good.

  13. Peter Benoit profile image59
    Peter Benoitposted 14 years ago

    Well your motivation for being here must, at least until long experience told you to relinquish it, have included a desire for remuneration (at least in part) because the love of writing could perhaps equally well be satisfied without sharing.  But there is something wonderful about knowing that your words are read — and sometimes appreciated — by others, and that you have caused them to pause and reflect, if only for a moment.  I think we come less close to the truth of explaining our passion when we leave out this key ingredient.

  14. Choke Frantic profile image70
    Choke Franticposted 14 years ago

    I also love writing. I write short stories, poems, songs and of course, factual pieces for HubPages. I'm just not sure that I could post a creative work here though. First of all, its personal, and HubPages isn't the place for creative writing in my opinion. Although, I do admit it would be cool to earn money for my poems!

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    mtsi1098posted 14 years ago

    although i do not write as much as i would like to, it gives me a nice break from the day to day technology stuff i work in

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    L.A. Screenwriterposted 14 years ago

    i love to write because i have a great need to get these images out of my brain and onto paper...and to be able to share those images with other people.  perhaps one day -- one fine day -- i'll sell a screenplay, it'll get produced, and what i once imagined will be seen by millions of people all over the world.  ahh, to dream the impossible dream.

  17. svenrulz profile image54
    svenrulzposted 14 years ago

    I had two professors who sold their screen plays - one made enough to take his extended family on a long trip down the Amazon - that would really be exciting!  He filmed the trip and showed it to the class one day - his commentary was hilarious and I always wondered if his writings were funny.

    But for me, I am too freaked out to be relaxed enough to write.  I am too fearful of criticism - both others and my own.  Lately though I have had so many drastic things happen, I have begun to write - mainly trying to get the government to respond to my pleas.  I am determined to continue until I succeed, so I am very happy to be a member of Hub.


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