1. GB reader

    GB reader Contributor Contributor

    Apr 18, 2017
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    Uppsala, Sweden

    This or video

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by GB reader, Apr 29, 2017.

    I am too old for this (63) but.
    As a child, I was a book eater and I still am. Some years ago I started reading a book about writing.
    After 10-15 pages I stopped. I did not want to know this stuff, I wanted to enjoy every book I read without analyzing it (genre/tense/POV/story/plots etc).

    Besides reading my dearest hobby is people/portrait photography.
    I am active in a local amateur photo club. Twice a year I give courses in "Classic portrait and studio photography". The students are amateurs with very little training.

    The first lesson I usually tell them about my hesitation as a reader to learn about writing. I warn them about the course, I say, if you only want to enjoy nice pictures you should leave (no one does, of course). And then I learn them how to do it.

    "It's not so difficult, there are only five or six things to think about, the problem is that it's never the same things."

    A month ago I decided that I shall write a short story (15-20) pages.
    I have not written anything (fiction) since I left shool. I will have all kinds of problems with the English language, in Swedish, I am pretty good with words, in English, I could probably match a ten-year-old child.

    And now I am loosing a good introduction to my course and jeopardizing my joy of reading. Maybe I should have stayed safe and learned how to shoot video(but that would include writing dialouge).

    I think I will enjoy this community.
  2. Cave Troll

    Cave Troll Contributor Contributor

    Aug 8, 2015
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    Where cushions are comfy, and straps hold firm.
    Welcome, greetings, and salutations, sir. :superhello:

    Writing shorts may be the way to go. I like reading shorts compilations
    over novels all the time. It is also easier to write the shorter as you don't
    feel obligated to make something in the 80-100k range.

    Well good luck and I will C-ya around. :supersmile:

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