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    Getting it as right as I can

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Keith Trimm, Jan 17, 2013.

    My new project deals with a stripper and luckily I found an ex stripper who is going to let me interview her to get the facts of how her old life used to be. My second book was non fiction and I did a lot of interviews and is one of my favorite works. I didn't have to bother making up what people were feeling, I found out first hand. I interviewed her once before, but this time I'm going to run a few ideas past her and see what she would have done in certain situations.

    Fiction is fiction, but bad fiction is hard to read. Research is fun and makes the process of writing more interesting and fun overall. I'm going back to another club soon to get some more information and feel for the place. I think a majority of the story will take place in the walls of such an establishment.
     
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    I should try telling my wife that I need to go to a strip club to do "research" for my book.
     
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    Hmmm I am writing the wrong kind of stories...
     
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    This kind of research will cost you more than self-publishing. Unless you are just sitting there, drinking orange juice. Try to get deep down of it ;)
     
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    Is there a question in there somewhere? Or are you just telling us you're doing research at strip clubs in a sort of "for your information" kind of way?
     
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    To gloat, I imagine.
     
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    This is the second thread about your strip club research, with no questions posed. As far as I can see, it is not a writing issue.

    Have you discovered your member blog? That is an appropriate place to post threads solely about yourself and your own writing projects, as opposed to discussing writing strategies and problems that other writers can benefit from.
     
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    One of my blog posts deals with a story about a strip club, based on my experiences when I was younger (visiting, not working!).
     
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    Did I mention I was going to a strip club?
     
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    Nope.
     
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    It appears so. And what is your point?
     
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    my question exactly... what good does such a brag do other writers?
     
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    I think Keith had problems making friends in school...
    Grow up, buddy.
     
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    Spending time in a strip club is nothing to gloat about. I did it for a while. It was a real dive. Got my stories and met people. Enjoyed the shows and even made friends. It was a strange time in my life. Me and my friend got to know two of the girls and it became a strange type of friendship, especially because we didn't tip and we gave them a sense of familiarity and respect. Between shows they'd voice their complaints to us about other patrons or their collegues. Part of the interest wasn't the girls but the men. Their behaviour was fascinating. Some got overly excited like children, others were obnoxious and rude, and the buck's night groups were the worst.
     
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    Being a regular is one thing: being an employee another. Not that many can: but if I was seriously interested in writing a detailed and authentic book, I would (if I had a preference to remain clothed) APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT such as in security, bar back, and so on. People in places like that tend to group up against each other and have different points of view collectively. Only becoming comfortable with a few select employees means your missing out on a large chunk of the action. That's just a penny and a tip all in one.
     

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