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
The easiest way to get to her site is to find her post here on my page.
'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'.
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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