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Just to let the board know that I have started an "I Love Writing" board. I even started the first thread. Get on over there if you're writing.

SRH (Skrik), Monday, 31 May 2004 17:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A link to New Answers

Aimless (Aimless), Monday, 31 May 2004 17:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

great board
admin cool boy!

velko, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 03:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

I Love Writing exists no more. Following the link above takes you into la-la land. I don't know what velko was thinking.

Aimless, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 03:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

what happened to it?

thomp, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 09:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

I don't know if I love writing or not. I like it when I do it, which isn't often. I was planning a post with a few musings on that in the next few days, but it'll be going on the 'Franzen's Harper's Essay' thread. Stay tuned.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 14:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

i'd like to see this board ressurected. i also love writing ressurected wrongly.

ch4rlie fr4m3, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 15:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

The underwhelming response to this thread seems to be the answer to the question, what happened to it?

Aimless, Sunday, 19 July 2009 18:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

I would think about posting on an I Love Writing

BIG HOOS's wacky crack variety hour (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 19 July 2009 18:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

revive

thomp, Saturday, 25 July 2009 15:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

# Where do you write at?
# Do you keep a journal?
# Getting your work published...
# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?

And then,

Show me threads that were last updated in the last week.
Show me threads that were last updated in the week before last.
Show me threads that were last updated between two and three weeks ago.
Show me threads that were last updated between three and four weeks ago.

http://tinyurl.com/ggggst (Pleasant Plains), Saturday, 25 July 2009 15:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can't we switch over the topics from the board to here, or start 'ILW' type topics on ILB?

After all books and writing have a few things to do with one another.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 25 July 2009 16:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Where do you write at?

mostly my apt at dining-room table while family are at work/school/etc. sometime wherever on the laptop.

Do you keep a journal?

have done at times but not regularly.

Getting your work published...

doesn't get easier once you've done it, suprisingly

Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?

at times yes but other times i use ilx as a writing lab and also for "inspiration" hahaha no seriously

m coleman, Sunday, 26 July 2009 22:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

# Where do you write at?
- Sitting here at my PC at home with a view of the street outside. Or else at work, when nobody's looking, at my work PC.

# Do you keep a journal?
- No.

# Getting your work published...
- Have had various short stories published in various magazines in the past, almost all of which folded immediately after in a The Information-style fashion. Had a novel come very close on several occasions, always falling through at the end.

# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
- Almost everything I do takes me away from my 'real' writing--I'm a hopeless procrastinator.

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Monday, 27 July 2009 00:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

really enjoying the i love writing board over here. kudos!

velko, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 17:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

# Where do you write at?
At home, at work, out in the park, very occassionally at a coffee shop
# Do you keep a journal?
Not so much.
# Getting your work published...
Journalism-type stuff gets published lots. Working on "other" stuff that I would like to get published. Or rather, like to get paid for.
# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
Used to. Not anymore.

there's a better way to browse (Dr. Superman), Saturday, 15 August 2009 21:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

# Where do you write at?
- At my PC in the dark in the wee hours, or on my laptop at a coffee shop down the street from about 7 til closing time. Poems and drafts thereof go in the composition book I share with my gf & scribblings that eventually become other things go in the Moleskine.

# Do you keep a journal?
- The comp book I share with my gf is used as a journal between bursts of inspiration.

# Getting your work published...
-I've had a handful of poems published in minor journals and one of my stories was published in a ~webzine~. I finally bought myself the newest Writer's Market and I'm combing it for new ideas. It's nice to have an index on paper instead of having to search duotrope as though I already know what I'm trying to find.

# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
- ILX got me away from music writing (the initial "hey this place will help me find new music to write about!" turned into "i post here all the time and never write about music"), but other than that it doesn't get in the way much at all. Other than giving me something else to do on the computer that isn't writing.

BIG HOOS's wacky crack variety hour (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 15 August 2009 22:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

# Where do you write at?
MacBook; various locations. At home in Seattle, the dining room table. In NYC, where I've been for six weeks, either kitchen table, living room couch, or various Starbuckses.

# Do you keep a journal?
No, unless my blogging counts.

# Getting your work published . . .
. . . guarantees nothing.

# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
Only when I let it.

Matos W.K., Monday, 17 August 2009 00:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

# Where do you write at?
work

# Do you keep a journal?
no

# Getting your work published...
just wheat paste it to cars

# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
hell na

stanleylieber, Thursday, 24 December 2009 00:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

# Where do you write at?
The computer, sat here; my desk at work, sometimes; the anonymous business park coffee shop where I work, sometimes; train journeys, when I can make myself; at least one nearby pub is showing promise.

# Do you keep a journal?
I have more than one, at this point; plus a tumblr.

# Getting your work published . . .
I have no idea how I'd even go about this.

# Does posting on ILX take away from your *real* writing?
I think when I'm posting most on here and on tumblr is also when I'm also most motivated and most able to go and put some actual time into writing prose.

thomp, Sunday, 11 July 2010 23:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'd kind of like a private 'I Love Writing' board where people could, you know, share shit, do feedback; I don't know if anyone else would like or want or need that, though.

thomp, Sunday, 11 July 2010 23:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

I would! For a start it'd be great for my motivation to get things done. Also I'd like to read the fruits of ILX's literary loins. Also I'm a show-off who wants constructive validation ;)

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Sunday, 11 July 2010 23:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

that is in large part my motivation, also

i don't know if there's anyone else around in a similar position though? HOOS having left

thomp, Monday, 12 July 2010 00:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

"if we start it, they will come"

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Monday, 12 July 2010 00:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

how do we do this, then

thomp, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've never started a board

thomp, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

start a thread on the MRF linking to our posts here, and suggesting that others will join in should it take off

making it private could be a step too far, but it could certainly be a deindexed board

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

What kind of writing is this board going to be about?

Is it going to focus on a particular kind of writing? (fiction, journalism, etc?)

Is it going to exclude any kinds of writing? (for example, people who don't entirely write with original characters?)

I like the idea of an "I Love Writing" board, I just wonder if it's going to have a particular slant.

Cow Bingo (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 13:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

it would be entirely open-ended, unless thomp decided otherwise - I suspect he's more than happy for any sort of writing to be proffered

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 13:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Good idea. I'd join. Maybe keep it private to take account of anti-plagiarism (ha!) and shyness, but keep a parent thread here so new 'uns can find a way in.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I disagree with the idea of making it a "closed" board. Mostly because there are quite a few people I would invite to such a board (people I know of through writerly circles, who would not necessarily interested in the rest of ILX) - and it'd just be annoyingly hard to convince people to join a community they can't look at first and lurk on before posting.

Cow Bingo (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, but i'm uneasy about posting stuff for feedback publicly for the reasons ismael gives (latter more than former) — there are ways around this (sharing via email or facebook, say) but then the administration of who's in becomes even more complicated. i wasn't aware of the option to have it de-indexed, that might make for a good compromise.

also yeah this:

it would be entirely open-ended, unless thomp decided otherwise - I suspect he's more than happy for any sort of writing to be proffered

thomp, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

shyness kinda obliterates the point of ILW :P

RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know - I certainly wouldn't share anything unless it was a fully private board. But I still like the idea of a board to talk about the trials and tribulations of writing/attempting to write. It definitely needs to be about any kind of writing, though, from free verse to critical analysis to fan fiction.

emil.y, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 14:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hi there!
Perhaps there could be a way to serve both needs? A discussion board for the trials and tribs (and rare treasures) of writing that also acts as a connect for people to, I dunno, webmail writing for feedback?

Well, because whatever happened changed him. (Dr. Superman), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

You guys are probably gonna have to take this to Facebook or Livejournal as the request for the reinstating of this board has just turned into another thread where people bitch about soccerball and chat inanely to each other while thinking that they have the whole board's attention.

A pity.

Cow Bingo (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

number of posts containing mention of football since your last post, 26 hours ago:

zero.

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm sure that thomp and others appreciate your dismissal of their on-topic discussion since then as 'inane chatter' tho.

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

darragh, i believe k8 is referring to the thread i started on MRF:

board creation request

thomp, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

my mistake, apologies.

should probably complain about it on that thread, then? but really, the mods that will make the decision one way or the other aren't going to be swayed by people posting gifs of marie antoinette.

Everytime I hit 'submit post' the internet gets dumber (darraghmac), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've pretty much changed my mind about wanting to be involved with this, actually. Good luck, Thomp.

Cow Bingo (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

(That "good luck" not sarcastic BTW, hope that you can sway the mods.)

Cow Bingo (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

why don't you just colonize an underused board?

sarahel, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 18:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh goody! I see at least one poster who I've never seen posting on ILB but who has all of sudden felt the need to police the board, which coincidentally involves having a go at Kate!!

xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 19:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

To be fair, my reaction was exactly the same, he just beat me to it.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 14 July 2010 20:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

so wait, what happened to the board? i need it right now. let's make this happen, dudes!

homosexual II, Friday, 23 July 2010 22:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't know. Why not give whatever-it-is its own thread here, and writer types can just colonise that nook on ILB in the meantime?

Ismael Klata, Friday, 23 July 2010 22:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

dear homosexual ii, the idea was tabled because of issues w/r/t whether the board oughta be public or not/ whether ilx was an appropriate home for it

thomp, Friday, 23 July 2010 22:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

well i think the answer to both of those is yes

homosexual II, Friday, 23 July 2010 23:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Are we going to do this? ILX makeover in session

imago, Friday, 2 March 2018 15:39 (nine months ago) Permalink

Trouble is I hate writing

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Friday, 2 March 2018 15:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

but it's your talent

imago, Friday, 2 March 2018 15:49 (nine months ago) Permalink

U don't kno me!

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Friday, 2 March 2018 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

request for nu i hate writing

F# A# (∞), Friday, 2 March 2018 17:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

Hasn't been too long since somebody started yet another writing thread on ILB, soon submerged, like previous(one guy came back long enough to report that he and another poster had taken their discussion offsite). Nothing against starting a board, but better not to expect very much (ditto constructive/any feedback on your ilx posts overall).

dow, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

A certain recently-retired ilxor offered to give me feedback on something after I gave him about 2 pages of feedback on something of his (at a delay of around 2 or 3 days). He put it off 2 weeks running then never got back to me. That was about 3 months ago. I haven't written anything since. The lesson here is not to depend on anybody for feedback

imago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

I don't even really blame him tbh, he was clearly busier than me and giving feedback can be much more daunting than receiving it. but it can't be relied upon. I need to get on with writing

imago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:13 (nine months ago) Permalink

I have a question

Is that deadnaming or what

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2018 00:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

The lesson here is not to depend on anybody for feedback

Ask, accept, but don't depend. There's a reason teachers are paid to do this sort of thing. It's work.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 March 2018 04:33 (nine months ago) Permalink

but it's your talent

maybe he doesn't thrive in the long forms. just be glad we get his pithy remarks and witty wordplay.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 4 March 2018 04:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

Too kind even at that tbh

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

came here to say i hate writing

Under the influence of the Ranters (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

The board actually already exists, 77-style. It's just that no-one's been invited to it. If enough people post here and put their hands up I'll happily invite them. Going to keep it private though I think.

Matt DC, Sunday, 4 March 2018 17:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

why private?

dow, Sunday, 4 March 2018 18:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

Copyright theft

things you looked shockingly old when you wore (darraghmac), Sunday, 4 March 2018 18:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

are there any people you'll unhappily invite

imago, Sunday, 4 March 2018 18:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

I returned to the 3.5 chapters I wrote a few months ago and found that (with a couple of minor tweaks) I really liked them, which was a nice surprise as I've been in a sort of stymied hibernation for ages, doubting whether this is anything at all. I guess I'll proceed

imago, Friday, 16 March 2018 14:45 (eight months ago) Permalink


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