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  •  Hee hee, I was being a bit rhetorical... (1+ / 0-)
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    Caneel

    ... I have been paid, but a pittance; and no one is paying me now.

    Best in the US?

    Well; it's different... maybe that's why I'm not being paid...

    ... damn dead tree media!

    A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude --Pablo Neruda

    by justiceputnam on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:13:10 PM PDT

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    •  Well, I was just playing along ... (0+ / 0-)

      there's more in your stories than ever found in a 2009 newspaper.

      I know a contest with a $4,000 prize. Will that do?

      http://narrativemagazine.com/...

      Against silence, which is slavery. -- Czeslaw Milosz

      by Caneel on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 03:40:21 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks, Cameel... (0+ / 0-)

        ... you have always been encouraging.

        I've applied for a few writing grants recently and am always looking for opportunities for revenue through my writing.

        I've gotten a little too old and arthritic to hit the road again and play music to pay the rent; so my first and only love of writing is all I have left to be a brain merchant, rather than a work beast, as Jack London counselled.

        I can still be a work beast for a few more years to pay the rent; after that... I can teach again; though that's not really being a brain merchant and is more akin to a work beast.

        But nothing like logging or construction or cooking or bartending or waiting tables or bookkeeping or management or sales or commercial fishing or assembly line supervisorial positions or any number of brain numbing jobs I've had in my past.

        Thanks!

        A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude --Pablo Neruda

        by justiceputnam on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 04:08:11 PM PDT

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        •  Potential writer seeks contact with real thing (1+ / 0-)
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          I have a granddaughter looking for a fruitful summer before starting Univ. of Md. She was valedictorian  -- highest GPA ever at her school in the International Baccalaureate Program. She wants to be a writer. Would it be OK if she e-mails you? If, that is, I can get Miss "Shy is my middle name" to do so.

          Against silence, which is slavery. -- Czeslaw Milosz

          by Caneel on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 04:58:48 PM PDT

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          •  yes... (0+ / 0-)

            ... please do... though my advice to any writer, the advice that was given to me when I expressed an interest to write, is to simply live a life of experience and record that experience; and try to not to hurt anyone that you love, in the process.

            A Poet is at the same time a force for Solidarity and for Solitude --Pablo Neruda

            by justiceputnam on Sat Jun 06, 2009 at 05:14:39 PM PDT

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