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by cscairney
Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: You think you're original, but learn that you're not!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3177

Re: You think you're original, but learn that you're not!!!

Don't read the author! Just keep working in your voice.

I like to think of the creative act more as discovery than invention.
by cscairney
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: Any Fiction Writers in Oakland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

Any Fiction Writers in Oakland?

I'm a beginner living in Oakland. Anyone here? What do you write?
by cscairney
Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grammar Done Good and Flow
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Re: Grammar Done Good and Flow

Affectation...

Fluff, surely theres something of the sort of writing we are talking about that has inspired you or that you've enjoyed? I don't think anything worth reading was written just to show off.

anyone out there have any recommendations?
by cscairney
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Grammar Done Good and Flow
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

Grammar Done Good and Flow

Writing like James Joyce's, William Burroughs' and Walt Whitman's has effected me profoundly. I'm not so sure of my own writing abilities but I love reading writing that is simply free from the constraints of proper grammar and punctuation. What interests me most while reading this sort of stuff is ...
by cscairney
Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Does Alcohol Improve Your Writing?
Replies: 35
Views: 7503

Re: Does Alcohol Improve Your Writing?

Drinking doesn't help my writing. Though it can help quite a bit when i am reading something like Whitman or Thomas. Everything in moderation. Being master of yourself can lead to more profound moments of clarity than if you're a slave to an addiction. I say drink up when you're out and with friends...
by cscairney
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:59 am
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Draft Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Draft Layers

@ Katherine Sorry for not being too clear. As of now the way I'm working feels as if im just scratching the surface of Scrivener but here is what I would basically like to be able to do: I'd like to begin a first draft that is basically the rough plan. then a second draft that is usually written str...
by cscairney
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical Support (Mac)
Topic: Draft Layers
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Draft Layers

I've just begun using Scrivener and i am captivated. When I begin a project I start with a very rough plan. Soon it becomes a cluster of slightly more refined ideas, streams of thought and bits of dialog or narration that might end up in the finished product. This creates a problem for me since each...