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A while back I was having a conversation with Matt about writing. I told him that I don

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Do you want non-Internet recommendations as well? Are you looking for anything specific? There are some truly spectacular short stories out there on a variety of topics that I could recommend, but they're all part of published anthologies.

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i say GO FOR IT. make quinn shot blue fire balls. lol. oh and about the slow reading thing, i dont know if they work or not but there are stuff to help improve reading speed but i havent tried them. get i dont know the names but i know they are out there lol. and cant wait till the next chapter of tou is out cause im like dying to know what happens cause its so awesome, and i want to procrastinate, cause i dont want to do my home work lol cause i am totally at a lost at what to do and so yea... and as you can see im like doing every thing i can to not do it even if it means rambling on a comment on a blog lol. cause home work is evil. like snow dog. he is a very ebil person. yes ebil not evil.

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i say  GO FOR IT. make quinn shot blue fire balls. lol. oh and about the slow reading thing, i dont know if they work or not but there are stuff to help improve reading speed but i havent tried them. get i dont know the names but i know they are out there lol. and cant wait till the next chapter of tou is out cause im like dying to know what happens cause its so awesome, and i want to procrastinate, cause i dont want to do my home work lol cause i am totally at a lost at what to do and so yea... and as you can see im like doing every thing i can to not do it even if it means rambling on a comment on a blog lol. cause home work is evil. like snow dog. he is a very ebil person. yes ebil not evil.

 

I

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i dont even listen to my parents lol. and evil knows evil. i think i dotn know. and i like no nothing about that. all i know its cause by a abnormaly high level of testosterone in the womb before birth. so i guess you need to go back in time if you want to fix it. lol i dont think its genetic so genetic eingineering dont seem like an option, well atleast i dotn think it is. i am so lost now. what was i talking about.

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Hey Dom,

 

There are two stories that I'd recommend by David Buffet - Alpha Male (38 chapters) and Control and Kaos (18 chapters).

 

Both are completed stories - not exactly short stories - but the chapters are not huge. Buffet writes extremely well. If you can pace yourself - they might work for you. If you like to devour a story that you're enjoying, then maybe this won't work. Alpha Male has a fascinating plot.

 

If you go to Nifty, gay prolific authors, and look up David Buffet - easy to find.

 

Hugs,

Conner :boy:

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Would love to recommend one of my stories, but I'm in a HP fanfiction faze and doubt you'd be interested in that.

 

Please tell me that TOU is nowhere near ending... it just feels scarily like everything is coming towards resolution. Of course, if you finished TOU, then you could post more on Desert Droppings or your sequel to The Log Way.

 

As long as you put something out, I'm happy :2thumbs:

 

I know you had to have been asked this a thousand times, but why don't you try and publish some of your stories?

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Dyslexia? That sucks, Dom. I was going to reccomend the 'One for the Money' sreies by Janet Evanovich, but they are kinda long, at least by my standards. However, they are absolutely hilarious. Just ask Snow Dog. Actually, I think Snow Dog has dyslexia, too. Whatever you do, don't read any science fiction. I hate science fiction :angry: !!!!!! Also, it would really suck if Quinn shot blue fireballs out o his eyes. Or if Mrs. Moore started reading minds.

 

-psychic psychopath

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yea what he said. royalties are always great. unless of course your rich... and just writes for fun...

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well reading mind really shouldnt be qualifiyed as science fiction... and science fiction is only good on tv and most of the time its horrible. but alot of time they come from books so thats probably why the tv type things are most of the time are horrible and should never ever should be seen.

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Each of us has our own definitions of what makes a short story, I suppose.

 

Off the top of my head, I'd recommend 2 of Grasshopper's short stories: Summerfire and In a Heartbeat. Each is set vaguely in the Just Hit Send universe, but they are free-standing stories. Very worthwhile reading.

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Bao, to be blunt, you are the most grammatically incorrect member of GA other than Mikie. Every time I read one of your posts I start pulling my hair out because there are so many words that used in the wong context or are spelled incorrectly, and you have fragment sentences, and the list goes on and on. You are sixteen years old!!! Write like a sixteen-year-old, not a ten-year-old! I apologize for yelling at you. It was rude.

 

-psychic psychopath

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Hey Dom,

 

There are two stories that I'd recommend by David Buffet - Alpha Male (38 chapters) and Control and Kaos (18 chapters).

 

Both are completed stories - not exactly short stories - but the chapters are not huge.  Buffet writes extremely well.  If you can pace yourself - they might work for you.  If you like to devour a story that you're enjoying, then maybe this won't work.  Alpha Male has a fascinating plot.

 

If you go to Nifty, gay prolific authors, and look up David Buffet - easy to find.

 

Hugs,

Conner :boy:

 

Thanks Conner, I

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Would love to recommend one of my stories, but I'm in a HP fanfiction faze and doubt you'd be interested in that.

 

Please tell me that TOU is nowhere near ending... it just feels scarily like everything is coming towards resolution.  Of course, if you finished TOU, then you could post more on Desert Droppings or your sequel to The Log Way. 

 

As long as you put something out, I'm happy  :2thumbs:

 

I know you had to have been asked this a thousand times, but why don't you try and publish some of your stories?

 

Well...*sigh.* Yes, TOU is winding to a close. But yes, I

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Dyslexia?  That sucks, Dom.  I was going to reccomend the 'One for the Money' sreies by Janet Evanovich, but they are kinda long, at least by my standards.  However, they are absolutely hilarious.  Just ask Snow Dog.  Actually, I think Snow Dog has dyslexia, too.  Whatever you do, don't read any science fiction.  I hate science fiction :angry: !!!!!!  Also, it would really suck if Quinn shot blue fireballs out o his eyes.  Or if Mrs. Moore started reading minds. 

 

-psychic psychopath

 

Yeah, sucks, but you learn to live with it. And don

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Each of us has our own definitions of what makes a short story, I suppose.

 

Off the top of my head, I'd recommend 2 of Grasshopper's short stories: Summerfire and In a Heartbeat. Each is set vaguely in the Just Hit Send universe, but they are free-standing stories. Very worthwhile reading.

 

 

I hear about Grasshopper a lot but I haven

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Bao, to be blunt, you are the most grammatically incorrect member of GA other than Mikie.  Every time I read one of your posts I start pulling my hair out because there are so many words that used in the wong context or are spelled incorrectly, and you have fragment sentences, and the list goes on and on.  You are sixteen years old!!!  Write like a sixteen-year-old, not a ten-year-old!  I apologize for yelling at you.  It was rude.

 

-psychic psychopath

 

 

You think that

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lol go dom. and yea i wish forums have spell check. and i type the way i talk. people dont have any problems understanding me in life. so why would you have problems understanding me when type. and ill act how and what ever age i want to act at. and i only mispell words when i have to. >_< and dont use age as a weapon cause i can do that too you... you... hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic person.

 

edit: oh and if your going to be anal with my grammar. atleast use examples. cause then how am i suppose to know what im doing that is so wrong and bad....................... <_<

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Each of us has our own definitions of what makes a short story, I suppose.

 

Off the top of my head, I'd recommend 2 of Grasshopper's short stories: Summerfire and In a Heartbeat. Each is set vaguely in the Just Hit Send universe, but they are free-standing stories. Very worthwhile reading.

 

 

I hear about Grasshopper a lot but I haven

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I have a friend who is seriously dyslexic, and who writes like it -- you don't. YOu only make a few typoes of the run of the mill kind.

 

Here are some public library short story suggestions -- I can't promise you'll actually like them, but they're authors I like:

 

William Saroyan

Toni Cade Bambara

Ethan Mordden -- get his books for sure if you can, he writes about a tight-knit group of New York gay men and the culture among them is amazingly different from anything you've ever seen anywhere else

Maxim Gorky

Isaac Babel (that first name might be spelled different ways)

Damon Runyon

 

(only Toni Cade Bambara and Ethan Mordden are really contemporary)

 

Oh, and trying to refresh my memory I came across some classic shorts sites:

http://mbhs.bergtraum.k12.ny.us/cybereng/shorts/

http://www.americanliterature.com/SS/SSINDX.HTML

http://www.short-stories.co.uk/

 

 

At Nifty, my recommendations are stories like yours -- rich, complex, with good characters and interesting relationships:

 

high school (currently most of the good writing is coming in this category):

tim series

yankee

whatever

hound of god

 

college:

warm me up

similar differences

 

and in authoritarian, you should track down MaineBoyXY --

his work is pretty rough, but there's something kind of fine going on there too.

 

at

http://www.dabeagle.com/index1.html

Breaking masks

The Quantum

The Colorado Game

 

and of course Paul Sung:

http://www.geocities.com/savante_2002/

 

When you're up to novels, you should really get over the sf prejudice and read everything by Melissa Scott and Lois Bujold.

 

Ask an English teacher, and . . .

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lol go dom. and yea i wish forums have spell check. and i type the way i talk. people dont have any problems understanding me in life. so why would you have problems understanding me when type. and ill act how and what ever age i want to act at. and i only mispell words when i have to. >_< and dont use age as a weapon cause i can do that too you... you... hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic person.

 

edit: oh and if your going to be anal with my grammar. atleast use examples. cause then how am i suppose to know what im doing that is so wrong and bad....................... <_<

 

 

Uh-oh. I think you just invited him to get out his little red pen every time you make a post. Just remember, you brought it upon yourself. Just hope that he doesn

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I have a friend who is seriously dyslexic, and who writes like it -- you don't.  YOu only make a few typoes of the run of the mill kind.

 

Here are some public library short story suggestions -- I can't promise you'll actually like them, but they're authors I like:

 

William Saroyan

Toni Cade Bambara

Ethan Mordden -- get his books for sure if you can, he writes about a tight-knit group of New York gay men and the culture among them is amazingly different from anything you've ever seen anywhere else

Maxim Gorky

Isaac Babel (that first name might be spelled different ways)

Damon Runyon

 

(only Toni Cade Bambara and Ethan Mordden are really contemporary)

 

Oh, and trying to refresh my memory I came across some classic shorts sites:

http://mbhs.bergtraum.k12.ny.us/cybereng/shorts/

http://www.americanliterature.com/SS/SSINDX.HTML

http://www.short-stories.co.uk/

 

 

At Nifty, my recommendations are stories like yours -- rich, complex, with good characters and interesting relationships:

 

high school (currently most of the good writing is coming in this category):

tim series

yankee

whatever

hound of god

 

college:

warm me up

similar differences

 

and in authoritarian, you should track down MaineBoyXY --

his work is pretty rough, but there's something kind of fine going on there too.

 

at

http://www.dabeagle.com/index1.html

Breaking masks

The Quantum

The Colorado Game

 

and of course Paul Sung:

http://www.geocities.com/savante_2002/

 

When you're up to novels, you should really get over the sf prejudice and read everything by Melissa Scott and Lois Bujold.

 

Ask an English teacher, and . . .

 

Wow, thanks Lucy. I think this will keep me busy for a while. :D

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Each of us has our own definitions of what makes a short story, I suppose.

 

Off the top of my head, I'd recommend 2 of Grasshopper's short stories: Summerfire and In a Heartbeat. Each is set vaguely in the Just Hit Send universe, but they are free-standing stories. Very worthwhile reading.

 

 

I hear about Grasshopper a lot but I haven

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