(Closed) Where are the writing bees?

posted 9 years ago in Career
  • poll: I write...
    Just for myself (diary, personal, etc.) : (10 votes)
    16 %
    For fun. There's an audience but no pay (blogging, stories for family, etc.) : (25 votes)
    39 %
    Professionally (paid work like freelancing, publishing, etc.) : (7 votes)
    11 %
    All of the above! : (17 votes)
    27 %
    When I have to. (not into writing) : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Royal proclamations and decrees. Back to work, my minions! : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    That wasn’t my goal, but I have started several novels.  Some have been historical in nature, others in the present day.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7052 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have 12 chapters in a book written.  It’s over at T’s house (manuscript).  It’s been in the works over 6 years now.  Very John Grisham-esque.

    Post # 5
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    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have a BA in poetry. I write and have been published in several periodicals, but nothing recently. Now it’s amazing if I can write the whole month of NaPoWriMo (April is National Poetry Writing Month)!

    Post # 6
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    10218 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2010

    the only thing i have ever been published so to speak in the tn court reporter’s journal, it was quite fun.  i have no inspiration to write anymore, lol it’s quite hilarious since i wrote soooo many things in my younger years and haven’t really thought about it in years.

    Post # 7
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    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I love to write, but I’m more of a journalist than a novelist.  I blog, but would love to get back into journalism a la Mrs. Bunny! or PR a la Mrs. Bruschetta!

    Post # 8
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    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Claxton Farm

    I write about theatre. All the time. Every day. (Can you tell I’m at the bitter end of a semester that requires about 60 pages of writing..about theatre).

    My blogging is my fun-writing. I don’t have to cite page numbers, make arguments, or generate knowledge (that’s the lecture I received on the first day of my PhD program…”Today, you’re no longer a learner of knowledge. Now, you generate knowledge”. No pressure or anything!). And I get to talk about WEDDINGS!!

    Post # 9
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    873 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I said all of the above.  I have a blog which is the thing that keeps me sane, and in a round about way, I do get paid to write.  I’m a writing professor.  I teach ESL students, but they are very high level students.  Many of them are writing at at least the level of a 1st year native speaker.  I write a lot for them, and I also help other people to refine their ideas.  When I was in university, writing was an enormous burden for me.  However, when I started teaching writing, I found a great joy in teaching structure, creative thinking, and critical thinking.   

    Post # 10
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    1119 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I had a story published in a reading journal for students when I was in undergrad, and some of my research published from grad school (not exactly the most stimulating stuff), but I’ve never really been serious about it. I used to write little stories when I was younger from ones that I made up for my little sister and brother – they still have their handwritten copies (complete with stickers and drawings, lol) that I gave them one Christmas when I was like 11.

    Now I just write in my own journal, which I find interesting and fulfilling for me. Maybe it’s a bit (okay, way) narcissistic, but I’m hoping that my kids and grandkids will get a kick out of it down the road. I mean, who wouldn’t be interested to know what I thought about shovelling the driveway yesterday, lol…  

    Post # 11
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    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    I hate writing…mainly because I don’t think I’m good at it (hence my photo filled blog posts). But that being said, I would love to write a book one day, just for myself (not necessarily to make profit). Just to say I wrote a book. :o)

    Post # 12
    Member
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m a mystery author and multi-published, LOL.

    Post # 13
    Member
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Another grad student here, so I write a ton. Right now grant applications and papers, but in the next two years I’ll need to turn out a book-length project :/

    I actually don’t love writing, but I muddle through so I can keep doing the other parts of my job that I do love!

    Post # 14
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    1675 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I have an MA in journalism and work in communications, so I do a lot of writing professionally.

    It’s always been a personal passion of mine and I like using blogging as a creative outlet as well. Sometimes I find it a little difficult though – to write all day and then go home and try to write for fun.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I write press releases, ad copy, magazine articles…stuff like that for work.

    Post # 16
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    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I write for work (I’m an RFP Writer) but I also write horror movie reviews on the side (blog is in my profile)  I hope to make money on my horror reviews someday but right now I make zero ;o)

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