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Sep. 21st, 2017 02:50 pm
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I don't understand this: there are about a billion indie writers out there now, and yet when I want to read a good book, I have to write it my damn self. ˓(ᑊᘩᑊ⋆)

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Jul. 16th, 2017 03:33 pm
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Is it just me, or does it seem rather crass when authors "like" the reviews of their own books on Goodreads and elsewhere?

I mean, technically... )
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Just finished The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall. Engaging story about a lesbian relationship during World War I, though I wish my copy didn't have so many OCR errors. Made it impossible to understand in some places. Grrrrrrr. It's kind of funny that the author is pleading for tolerance and acceptance for homosexuals, yet she makes racist comments about blacks and stereotyped generalizations about Germans, the French, the Irish, the Welsh, etc. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some of my favorite lines... )
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Omg here it is!!   Finally.   ٩(˘◡˘)۶

That hidden gem you were promised. Sorry you had to wade through a thousand mediocre books to get to this one, but at least you've finally found it. Good for you for not giving up the search early! So many other readers quit long before now.

So good for you! )
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I want to sit at an outdoor cafe, one of those lacy metal tables, and wear a beret and a miniskirt, and maybe my burgundy sweater that matches the beret, and oooooh! A pair of those kinda loose-fitting, over-the-knee boots—the kind that aren't really leather but that really soft stuff...what is that? Well anyway, I can picture that material, and a lot of boots these days are made of it. Then I'd sit at that table in my beret, surrounded by a bunch of smart people who are drinking expensive foreign coffees and talking about Nietzsche and Emily Dickinson, and I'd be the stupid one but I'd feel my brain expanding just by sitting there with them. (ღ˘ᴗ˘ღ)

Only this is real life and I don't own a beret, and I can't afford to eat in outdoor cafes, and I don't have any friends, especially not smart ones. (-‸ლ)
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I want to find a writing community where the emphasis is solely on literary fiction. I mean, even if no one there succeeds in writing it, we should at least be trying to. Every comm I've ever joined has focused on brain candy since that's what sells. Yet everyone there claims it's not the money that's important, it's writing what you like. So just where do you go to find people who like modern classics and want to write like that? (っ ºДº)っ

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Akje Majdanek

About Me

Like everyone else on the planet, I'm a self-published writer. My latest project is the fictional biography of four-year-old Dorothy / Dorcas Good, who was traumatized by accusations of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials.

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