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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/seannachie
Country: United States
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Favorite book: Guy G.Kay's Tigana / Foucault's Penduluum by Umberto Eco / John Myers Myers' Silverlock
Member Since: Jun 21, 2010

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After The First Breath

Novel by seannachie
Posted: Jul 12, 2010
Some stories, in whatever form they exist, have certain...
Tags:future, life, fantasy, beginnings, quests, preparation

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Cannot Name This One

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
Ever since 9/11, I have not been able to contact a dear...
Tags:love, longing, separation, devotion, togetherness

The Forgotten Hero

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 30, 2010
I was up very late reading Shakespeare a few nights ago...
Tags:death, poetry, war, veterans, survivors

Minutes of the Ladies' Suburban Auxiliary Meeting, Local No. 1

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 30, 2010
This was another one that came out of my early 90s...
Tags:humor, poetry, women, gossip

Storm, Wind, Rain

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 28, 2010
This was my first submission to the National Library of...
Tags:poetry, rain, healing, wind, storm

The Veteran In A New Field

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 24, 2010
written after seeing a painting
Tags:poetry, war, veterans

Writing Portfolio

The End of Democracy

Article by seannachie
Posted: Jan 19, 2012
This is a democracy in name only.

*drop

by seannachie
Posted: Jan 12, 2012
Decisions, Decisions...

After The First Breath

Novel by seannachie
Posted: Jul 12, 2010
Some stories, in whatever form they exist, have certain...

Cannot Name This One

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jul 8, 2010
Ever since 9/11, I have not been able to contact a dear...

Stagnation

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jul 2, 2010
This is another product of my early 90s writing. My...

The Forgotten Hero

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 30, 2010
I was up very late reading Shakespeare a few nights ago...

Minutes of the Ladies' Suburban Auxiliary Meeting, Local No. 1

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 30, 2010
This was another one that came out of my early 90s...

Storm, Wind, Rain

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 28, 2010
This was my first submission to the National Library of...

The Veteran In A New Field

Poem by seannachie
Posted: Jun 24, 2010
written after seeing a painting



http://maryww.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/the-talent-killers-how-literary-agents-are-destroying-literature-and-what-publishers-can-do-to-stop-them/

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My friend lilian finally posted some work.  Her speaking English is good, but her writing English needs work.  I still think she has talent, though.  She has good self expression.  
The easiest way to get to her site is to find her post here on my page. 

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'I marvel what kin thou and thy daughters are; they'll have me whipped for speaking true, thou'lt have me whipped for lying; and sometimes I am whipped for holding my peace.'  -  King Lear (Act 1, Scene 4)

As of now, I am no longer accepting requests to read material, except from friends/fans.  I am sick and tired of reading twiilight-obsessed bubbleheaded BS with bad grammar from people who seem to take pride in their ignorance of 'speel check'. 

I'm also tired of people asking me to read/comment their work, but for some reason when it comes time to return the favor, I hear nothing from them.  I know that sometimes real life intrudes, but surely one comment isn't too much to ask?  Surely in a whole month you can find time to return the favor?  (People who have already commented on my work are exempt, thank you.)

And also, I don't do contests either, because it becomes less about writing and more about 'who's better who's best'. 

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Born in Chicago, raised mostly in different areas down south.  Currently living in Nashville, Tennessee.  I had a major (unofficial) in British Lit in high school.  If nothing else, this helped me with self-expression. 

I have never been published before (IMHO, the  sorry hotdog stand called 'The National Library of Poetry' doesn't count). 

I have written one novel (C)2008, but I have been unable to find an agent or a publisher.  I've lost count of the times I've been rejected by snobby agents who invariably tell me, 'love your work, but we can't help you.'  How's this for a classic: 'your work is too original/ unique.'  Then I have greedy subsidy outfits who want to charge an arm & a leg just for printing.  Then there's the lawyer with the Nashville Pro Bono Society, who seemed to take great pride in telling me,  'you shouldn't  have to pay to be published', yet isn't  interested in hearing from me otherwise.

Agents often talk about how much they want 'original work', yet they seem to focus more on the 'saleability' of the work.  The proof is in the pudding.

This is not to say that writers have the right to submit bad writing & expect to be published.  But many great talents have been crushed by agents & critcs who are too narrow-minded to appreciate originality.

 

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