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   Greetings to all of you brave and very special warriors. This message is for all who have pondered converting your thoughts and stories into actual text, but for one reason or another have hesitated to do so. Having a 'monkey on your back' is one of the most disconcerting experiences that can be encountered within anyone's life, and writing is certainly no exception. This is the deepest, most personal of expressions that you'll ever make, and for some of us, baring our souls to the world may be way too large...
   However, the actual benefit of expressing yourself by writing is that you can take the plunge without committment to ANYONE if you desire. For most "shadow writers", rejection of our work invariably translates into a rejection of US, and re-opens that pandora's box of why fear of rejection limits our lives in the first place. But rejection is also generated by others, and if they've never experienced your work, they certainly can't trash it... or you for that matter!
   My point here is that there's nothing in this universe stopping you from telling your story. If you need to create a special room where no-one ever goes and you only come out to play during the wee hours, then so be it. It is far better to give it your best shot and fail than to never try and forever wonder. There are others like you out there... the unsung, the unknown... the shadow writers.
   Years ago I took that plunge and put out (in my estimation... snicker, snicker) the best novel that ever graced our fair planet. What I found was that once started, whole endeavor soon took on a life of its own and eventually wrote itself. It was obvious that something was lurking in there and REALLY, REALLY needed to get out. But once it was finished, I just coundn't bring myself to take that next step... kind of like dreaming up, designing and building the most beautiful airplane in the world and being too afraid to fly it when completed.
   The important thing here is that once finished, your work EXISTS!! Your story has been told! Whether or not the end product garners enough self pride in you to take that road to final publication, the fact remains that you built this gem completely by yourself. And remember... every once in a great while, the brightest of lights can come from out of the shadows.
   
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Hi divicamp, welcome on board.

Would you like to say hello in the Meeting Point? What's your novel about?

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Hello divicamp, nice to meet you emoticon
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  Thank you all for the warm welcome! My work followed the age old "good versus evil" premise and started out as three sepparate stories which melded together in the end. These involved characters who all suffered occasional cases of strong deja-vu, and occupied three different time frames.. twenties-thirties, early World War two and post war (fifties through present day... at least up to 2011). In essence, refugees from an ancient New Guinea spiritual war had been transported forward through time, and brought back to the point of their (present) conceptions within these time segments. As they matured without knowlege of their "former existences", they were unknowingly guided throughout their lives by a shadowy supernatural figure, who, in a "pop in here, pop out there" sort of way, steered them toward their eventual return home... a safe, utopian existence in a "next door" parallel universe.
   Tale was fun, required years of research (Although it was fiction, it mirrored actual history and prevailing legends), my experience with aviation and love of the natural world. I tried hard to keep it light, but like I said before, it soon took on a life of its own. There were many sad and dark edges that just seemed to come from nowhere. Title was "From out of time", and although copyrighted, remains in un-edited and uread draft form. In reality, I just don't have the spine to take it anywhere.
   At any rate, thank you again for the welcome, and it's nice to encounter a site like this. We on the fringes are just as important as those luminaries at the top, and even though our tales may never "go movie" or bask in the starlight of fame, they are nevertheless just as precious!! Keep up the good work!!! Divi.
   
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That certainly sounds like a fascinating tale. emoticon

I have to admit I like to focus on writing stories and self-publishing them, which is why you'll find lots of information about that aspect of writing. I'm working on creating a bit of a career as author, and it's been fun and rewarding so far.

Have you ever started another story? What would make you pick up the fingurative pen again?

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   Thank you for your kind reply. I sincerely wish you the best in your writing endeavors and it sounds like you've found your calling... having fun while you are doing something is the basic foundation to continued success!
    I'm afraid I've spilled the beans on the final direction of "From out of time" before mentioning the story build. It encompassed many subjects which led to this ultimate outcome, including aircraft crash investigations, harrowing spiritual encounters within the Papua, New Guinea rain forest, tragic military missions, mysterious "sister" devices found beneath the waves of Lake Michigan and dusty Western Australia, and the life and times of a wildly successful instrumentation company located in Boston, Ma. (Not to mention a deadly long term run-in with the Federal Government!) I also had an incredible time developing the diverse characters involved, and especially their personal interactions... talk about coming up with imaginary friends and family!!!
    However, the downside of authoring such a busy tale is that I've fired all my guns at once. Pouring my heart and soul into this seven year project pretty much drained the pot, and I've moved on to other things. Story writing was an entry on my bucket list, but was limited to authoring a story as opposed to marketing a book. The good news out of all this is that I now fully understand and deeply respect those of you who are successful at writing. This is no easy task indeed, and as you well know, involves an incredible investment in emotion, time, acceptance, and of course, determination!
    "From out of time" does call out to me occasionally during the night, but that is a story best left for destiny to decide its eventual fate. Divi.
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I'm glad you had such fun creating your story! That is an awesome process, and one I enjoy immensely myself.

Sometimes, we do need a break from writing, especially after such an intense time.

I wrote my heart out for about four years, and then slowed down a lot. I wrote short stories, flash fiction, and the occasional NaNo novel.

Now I'm back at a novella series (and a few side projects), and it is fun even as I pace myself.

I do hope your writing joy comes back and finds an outlet that doesn't empty your soul that much.

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    Perhaps, in time it may. I've repeatedly found in life that one should never utter the word never. Otherwise, painting black light wall murals in an underground chamber has "scratched my creative itch", raising giant silk moths and growing banana trees where banana trees shouldn't grow has refrshed my mystical soul. And as you already know as a creative person, there can be found a great tale in nearly everything... we'll see!
    In the meantime, thank you for your supportive conversation and the best of luck with your writing endeavors. I feel within your words a bright future in creating beautiful things where things do not now exist!! Divi.
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I thank you. emoticon

It is true, every experience can trigger a story. I love that part of my self, and I love seeing it in others.

Feel free to share story ideas that you have on this board. There are some restricted forums the general public cannot see, where those ideas will be safe.

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