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I welcome feedback, even from you stranger! Some of my favourite work has been after edits from criticism and being told why most of the poem is crap. If a line, verse or concept inspires you, take my words and run with them. Share in the Fediverse and anywhere else as long as you include a link to the source.

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Hello, everyone. I'm new to Mastodon and the Fediverse in general. I may ask questions that reveal my naivete.

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Hey everyone! I'm new to mastodon and the writing.exchange. I'm a software developer trying to get into creative writing.

I'm hoping to do this year 🤔, but I don't think I've written anything over 10,000 words before...

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@writing.exchange I can't figure out how to follow my blog on here. I have Federation checked on the settings page, and have searched for @oldyogre@write.as, but I can't find it. Anyone able to offer more help?

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Hello, all! You may call me Tutu. 

I just joined `don, and I'm so very excited to be here! I lurked for a day over on my other account to learn how it works, and I'm excited to share my stuff and get some critiques and improve my poetics, story-telling, prose, and maybe even my song-writing if I feel vulnerable enough!

Check out my bio + links for all the things. & If anyone would like to talk poetry, phenomenology, spirituality or music, don't hesitate to reach out, future-friends! 🤲

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Remorse

I don't know what
People look for in
Words.

The longing, of course
The tense aching remorse
Of a body free
Of physics.

But seriously.

I don't
Know what people look
For in words.

#poetry #SmallPoems

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What’s the time Mr. Wolf?
I pause and soon
he howls out his answer
head raised to the full Moon.

She soaks up the call and deigns
to translate his ghostly words:
shines them down from her throne
of straggled winterbranch.

I can barely make out the hands,
her voice a translucent apparition,
cast upon the watch face.

There it is: the time.
It is the Witching Hour.

I turn away from the path
through or into dark wood.
Not tonight.

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Tombtown/Books & Bone stuff (no spoilers) 

Joh and I stayed up late last night talking about my TOMBTOWN series and working through some ideas I have.

It's rare that I have a series that he's properly into and it's like having a fanfic writer constantly chiming in with what they love and what they headcanon or would like to see in the next book.

Basically it was amazing and I'm feeling super-charged to continue with my short stories and then onto book 2!

#writing

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This is new & exciting. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of positive tooters 😁
I've been an indie author - - for 6 years & learn something every day. Admittedly, I forget loads of stuff too 🤪

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My friend Nick is a writer and editor and has just launched a series of videos on writing advice and craft.

He worked really hard on the text animation and it's very gentle, non-prescriptive advice. It would be lovely if you took a look!

youtu.be/toPtbqGzgXQ

I came to a stop to allow a pedestrian to cross the street. We waited as four people driving cars, having noticed us, carried on regardless. Eventually the pedestrian crossed and was all smiles and thank you's. "Not many courteous cyclists around these days!" he said, with complete and genuine lack of irony.

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Hey #Writing people, what tags do you use to post about your writing, your process, your published works?

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It’s not love
it’s the windows open on a hot summer day
and the breeze flowing over my exposed neck.
It’s not love
it’s just finding your hand in your sleep
and it’s still clumsy and I don’t know
how my fit my pieces around yours. It’s not
love but I try to hook my leg over yours,
it’s not love but I smile more
these days it’s not love - it’s not.
It’s a stubborn door creaking open and
the walls settling with a groan into
the new season.

#corvusRobotica #poetry

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Womanhood
like
spilling out trauma on twitter with the right emojis and
womanhood like
too old for this generation googling slang and
womanhood like
still shimmy my hips like the music video from the 00s
and
womanhood like
barely contained fury and panic and laughter
and

1/2

#poetry #corvusRobotica

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Are there any art prompt things around at the moment? I really enjoyed making fun non-committal drawing for #goblinWeek - I found it pretty stress-relieving/a way to make quick personal work without feeling like I should get back to other work

If there aren't any, anyone wanna start one?

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Feel like I read a lot of books where arc and arch are used interchangeably.

Is this a language shift or are proofreaders just missing it?

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I write character-driven stories about magic and monsters. I'm about to start the querying process for my first novel, and plowing through my final draft. Therefore, this feed will likely feature a lot of that involve lamenting the plight of writers, as though this were some involuntary calling (it is).

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#WordOfTheDay

nectariferous

/ˌnɛktəˈrɪf(ə)rəs/
adjective
Botany
(of a flower) producing nectar.

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Sweet summer Sunday.
Great day for some play.
Lone bee buzzes and zooms
Seeking nectariferous blooms.

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