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Sun, Sep. 14th, 2008 | 11:42 pm  slavezombie


What the hell is brigits_flame?
slavezombie

I understand where your confusion may be. Once in awhile, if you read this blog, you might see a subject title containing incomprehendable verbage with the words brigits_flame. This is an lj community. They've made me feel more than welcome to participate in their monthly contest for creative writers. I won't write creatively unless I'm doing it in screenplay format, and, though I suck at it and lose month after month, everyone seems to be OK with that.

Now I would like you to know that if you enjoy reading the entries I write here in this blog, containing a DIALOG tag, and you want to show your appreciation, I urge you to go thru the painstaking task of admitting yourself in the f-list at brigits_flame, for it is then and only then that you will be permitted to cast a vote in favor of my creativity in liberal arts. In other words, you can vote for me so that I can win win win. I'll try to remember to include a link that might facilitate this process. However, I did so badly this first week of September, I expect I'm going to be free of participating in the brain crunching headaches of writing until October. Yay!


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For Non Blondes aka U-nIn-9-sIx-6

Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: uninesix
date: Tue, Sep. 16, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I always think that any creative-pursuit type of comm or forum is just someone trying to rip off any great idea that gets posted by some unwitting participant.. .

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Jacques

Re: Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: lacombe
date: Tue, Sep. 23, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
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::: shrug :::

Check out the community before you decide 100% on that. I'm not that type of person. Also- you're more than welcome to participate as a voter who refrains from writing. There's many different ways to participate in what's going on there.

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For Non Blondes aka U-nIn-9-sIx-6

Re: Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: uninesix
date: Tue, Sep. 23, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
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I didn't mean that as specifically-to-you as it may have sounded. I've never been to your comm' and only meant my comment to be about the whole unsecured and so-open sharing of creative work.**

I've just been around too many starting writers, joke-writers and lyricists who are always fighting over some idea (or part of) that someone stole, and it even happens with blockbuster works. But again, seriously, not assuming that at all about your comm.

And if any careers are launched or supported as a result of your comm. then my hat's off to you for a noble (and unpaid, i'll assume) effort on your part.

Teh Arts iz everyteeng, maan.

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Jacques

Re: Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: lacombe
date: Tue, Sep. 23, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
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:-) No offense taken at all!

I don't even know that brigits_flame is about starting a career or anything either. We're pretty laid back, and while we push ourselves to become better writers, what I see there is often much more experimental and exploratory than something I think people are seriously considering publishing. It's about becoming a better writer, sharing what you've got, and seeing what works. I've heard many passing remarks about reworking/revising something into something publishable, and we did publish one work as a copywritten (is that correct usage?) song that is being marketed by both lyricist and the creator of the song, but there's not a general air of career ambition.

And I'm paid in love. The Flame has been really good to me, and I'm grateful for the role I've been allowed to play.

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Bier de Stone

Re: Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: slavezombie
date: Wed, Sep. 24, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
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I do see the obvious threat of being too trusting with creative work in letting total strangers read it. I'm personally using Brigits Flame to discipline myself in meeting a deadline. The tricky part is submitting entries moderately interesting to be able to stay in the race till everyone else is eliminated. I'm not looking for a prize, just the discipline of sitting myself down to write every week. For now, anyway.

I'm sure if somebody wanted to steal ideas from me, they'd get it from my regular blog entries. There's really nothing I can do about that. My problem is puting the story together. 1000 words isn't difficult. It's 100 pages that I having trouble achieving. Now, if Brigits Flame took that into consideration (ongoing story lines in their monthly contest), then that would be structurally helpful for the ameature student writer.

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Jacques

Re: Caveat Scritor [sp?]

from: lacombe
date: Wed, Sep. 24, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
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Next month I'm competing myself and Marion will be doing the topics. During this month, and in following months after next month, the entries will be following a theme. Perhaps you could take that as a way to put together an ongoing story? It'd be a fantastic way to earn return readership. ;-)

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Jacques

webſite

from: lacombe
date: Tue, Sep. 23, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC)
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Hey, thanks for the recommend! I really appreciate it!

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