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17 Jan 2019, 7:18 am

I think if I more often wrote musical things I would do. (And if I didn't sound/look like a child and want to be published more in magazines and books than elsewhere)

I know. I wonder if saying 'only 5% of poems sent to magazines get published' is something which non writers assume only unpublished writers would say? I've known far more successful poets than me who mention it, it's simply a fact which is much lamented in the poetry world. I've been in that 5% and I'll be in that 5% again, probably.

Anyway people write to be read and because they need to write. So I'll keep writing and submitting.

There's one prose poem I have which terrifies me which I know means it will get published if I send it out because my most vulnerable stuff always does but I'm scared to send it out because it's so vulnerable. I think I'll ultimately put it in a contest or something. At least that way if it does get success, I get cash.

I was only really considering YouTube because (I assume this person was dyslexic or illiterate, if not it's just rude) they said 'lots of people write poetry but not many people read their poems to others'. My stuff's out there, if someone's dyslexic they can pick it up and have someone else read it to them, all I want/need to do is the writing, editing and imagining bit.



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23 Jan 2019, 4:57 pm

We were talking at writing class today about writing for the self versus writing for others.

As an autistic poet I always find it counter intuitive.

When I write for myself, people read in their own stories which are completely different to mine. Sometimes this is amazing like when I wrote about a teenage breakup and an old woman read the death of her husband into it. I'm glad she had that because she said it helped with the grieving process.

When I write for others, I just get it all muddled up and nervous about my potential audience.

This was a small part of it all, of course, and it was for poets at any level so they quite liked my strange little ways of looking at texts and writing.



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25 Jan 2019, 8:11 am

I don't want to write about politics. It isn't healthy for me to write about politics. But at some point I'll need to tackle it.



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17 Apr 2019, 6:30 pm

My second book is going as planned. I finally have a female major character that I can actually stand writing about. I decided to use a theme of "gender roles" in my second book. My book is about demons and in my book it's the incubi's job to go on human realm missions to collect and provide "energy" (if you know what an incubus and succubus are, you know what I mean) to provide pleasure to his succubus wife while she stays home and just looks pretty. Succubi women are usually models and have assistants, photographers and even a "glamour team" to do her makeup, hair and nails. While incubi men make good actors, rockstars and male models.

The only female character in my book that I can actually stand wants to break this role of wearing a cute outfit and full makeup every day not because she doesn't like being a female demon but because she's sick of being eye and arm candy and just wants to be herself for once.


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17 Apr 2019, 11:36 pm

I've been working on a novel since getting my anthology of short fiction published last year, and as of late, it's beginning to feel like something of a chore. I've seriously been giving consideration to going back to writing short stories and making another anthology out of them. Short fiction seems to be what I excel at.
Who knows, I'll probably go back to the novel, eventually.


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21 Apr 2019, 2:05 pm

I haven't worked on what I'm writing for days. I'm distracted by a bunch of other things so hopefully I'll get back on track.


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24 Apr 2019, 5:43 am

I feel like I'm getting rejected because my poetry is immature like something a teenager might write. But I don't have the conventional lifestyle of an NT adult, probably never will.



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28 Aug 2019, 11:34 am

Ever since elementary school I've had problems writing. The thoughts often get distorted with planning. I have also a difficult time expressing emotions I do however try to right these at times. :D

Here are two of them:


I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

As the rain poure down my face
And the clouds cover up the space

Will it be cold?
When I meet her eyes
As I fall upon
That gentle smile

I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

-----------

Your body
My soul

Collides together 
Like the stars above us

The atmosphere
Becomes humid

And only the sense of your smell
Lingers in the air



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28 Aug 2019, 1:21 pm

Kargo89 wrote:
Ever since elementary school I've had problems writing. The thoughts often get distorted with planning. I have also a difficult time expressing emotions I do however try to right these at times. :D

Here are two of them:


I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

As the rain poure down my face
And the clouds cover up the space

Will it be cold?
When I meet her eyes
As I fall upon
That gentle smile

I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

-----------

Your body
My soul

Collides together 
Like the stars above us

The atmosphere
Becomes humid

And only the sense of your smell
Lingers in the air


Not too bad, in all honesty.


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03 Sep 2019, 5:01 pm

I am a published author who is on the spectrum. My first published work was s story in the Anthology, The Dragon Lord's Library. It didn't pay because the book didn't sell enough to earn royalties. I have had other stories published in magazines that don't pay. So don't quit your day job. It took a lot of hard work to get where I am. Solicit feedback on your work and listen to what people say. Try to find a writing group. Try not to get mad if their reviews are bad. It is important to listen to what people say, particularly if more than one person says the same thing, and follow the advice. I am high functioning and can interact socially. I've gotten better at it as I've grown older. Also, an autistic person can observe others and use their interactions in stories. Your autism gives you a different angle on things. Use this to your advantage. Have your main character act the way you would.


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03 Sep 2019, 5:08 pm

Thank-you 'Robert312' for sharing your experiences and advice.

In order to digest, and review this discussion thread of over 600 posts, are there compiled lists specifically of authors on the Autism Spectrum?

Publications which have achieved popularity with NT and AS readership alike, probably incorporate social interaction in fictional stories, as well as fiction based on truth.



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03 Sep 2019, 5:31 pm

Kargo89 wrote:
Ever since elementary school I've had problems writing. The thoughts often get distorted with planning. I have also a difficult time expressing emotions I do however try to right these at times. :D

Here are two of them:


I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

As the rain poure down my face
And the clouds cover up the space

Will it be cold?
When I meet her eyes
As I fall upon
That gentle smile

I wonder, I wonder
On a day of lightning and thunder

-----------

Your body
My soul

Collides together 
Like the stars above us

The atmosphere
Becomes humid

And only the sense of your smell
Lingers in the air


I like it.


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