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Atheist Writers

A place for all of us godless writers to discuss writing, language, and literature. Feel free to post your poetry, short stories, or anything else you'd like to share with the community.

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Poets

Started by Shine. Last reply by James Cox May 21, 2014. 58 Replies

Anyone dabble in poetry? Although I began writing a bit of verse last spring, I have rarely worked up the nerve to show the results to anyone. I guess I am wondering if anyone would be interested in…Continue

My new novel, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Susan K. Perry Mar 21, 2014. 6 Replies

I am very pleased to announce that my new novel, a young adult fantasy set in a future America in the oppressive grip of Christian fundamentalists (who are the story's villains), will be brought out…Continue

my first, somewhat "spontaneous" output (but with added thought)

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by Pope Beanie Mar 14, 2014. 5 Replies

Big Pictures of Small OnesThere's that bad boy persona/attraction; he's just being himself, embedded in a ginormous crystal with flaws and visible but blurry histories.Mindfulness and mindfullness…Continue

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Do Writers Write? Not As Much As Most People Think.

Started by Don. Last reply by a spears Aug 13, 2012. 9 Replies

Most people who don't write themselves or who don't know any full-time writers imagine that when writers spend five or six (or eight or ten) hours in their attics or garages or studies every day they…Continue

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Comment by Justin on September 27, 2010 at 2:41am
Godless

Variations of the future play out in my thoughts.
I flip through the possibilities like a photo album
In an attempt to determine the one that best fits me.
Each time I start to believe just where I am headed,
Chance will alter the course that my moments take.

I cannot know anything beyond my experiences,
My mind is a product of unique genetic evolution.
The slight differences present in every human being
Incite a fabricated sense of specialness in the world,
The result is a dualistic belief that plagues mankind.

I am made out of the coalescence of lifeless matter,
Fate is an illusion generated through random chance.
The realization of a godless universe excites me,
It frees me to truly live and make the most out of life.
No other realities are necessary for happiness to exist.

Consciousness may never be able to explain itself,
The nature of its survival depends upon speculation.
A heavy focus on divinity obscures possible truth.
I believe I have successfully released these shackles,
Perhaps I will at last open my eyes and see the world.
Comment by Kenneth Montville D.D. on September 25, 2010 at 10:09pm
Come on people, let's get this thing rolling. I joined because I am on the slightly more active Atheist Writers group on Atheist Nexus.
Comment by Don on September 24, 2010 at 7:47pm
There's a writers' group on TA, all right, Michael, but as you can tell, it has not been particularly active for quite some time. Maybe all the writers are off on their own writing wonderful things.

Good luck on your film project! I've done some screenplay work myself (for features), and I know what a challenge that represents.
Comment by Michael Sizer-Watt on September 24, 2010 at 5:25pm
Wow, I didn't know there was a writer's group. I've written for Canadian Freethinker and now I'm tackling for my first time (and quite unexpectedly) a documentary film (writer, director and producer).
Comment by Joshua McGee on March 28, 2010 at 2:28am
A contributor to this site posted a poem in the Green Atheists group. Maybe we could get some cross-pollination going? Have Green Atheists post their works as WIP here (for discussion, criticism, whatever) and maybe some of our writers here try their hand at Green-themed poems? Thoughts?

Or, you know, anyone posting anything? I want to read your stuff, people! :-)
Comment by Joshua McGee on February 19, 2010 at 9:52pm
Can I take a moment to cheer other members on to submit a WIP? You're among friends -- I believe and hope -- and I would love to read the work of some more of you. I could post another, but I already have posted a novel excerpt and a poem, and this is not "The McGee Show" -- nor even "The Fibber McGee and Molly Show". :-) You have my support! Go for it! And consider using the [WIP] notation for your excerpts.
Comment by Don on January 29, 2010 at 8:36am
Astute professional editors are crucial to the refinement and effectiveness of most published writing, fiction and nonfiction.
Comment by David Cardoso on January 10, 2010 at 5:18am
I am currently writing a story entitled, "Jump for Jesus" and yes it is as hilarious as it sounds. I'm planning on finishing it soon, maybe in a week or little less.
Comment by Joshua McGee on January 9, 2010 at 7:34pm
more-or-less seamlessly into TA...

... out of respect. I'm also happy to do it all on my own (WIP for AW) and link to it, but I expect that this proposal would/could be read with (unintended) mutinous motives.
Comment by Joshua McGee on January 9, 2010 at 7:31pm
But that would not allow for any group discussion

I think we're trying to build a solution with the wrong toolbox. I've installed, extended, and administered several collaborative environments (in a prior life) and would be willing to work with Morgan to tie said software more-or-less seamlessly into TA. I'm actually really, really good at this sort of thing, so I'm formally volunteering now.
 

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My new novel, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Susan K. Perry Mar 21, 2014. 6 Replies

Looking for writers to help me out

Started by Daulton Dickey. Last reply by Daulton Dickey Feb 6, 2012. 1 Reply

Hidden Life

Started by Rev. Chris Pagan. Last reply by Rev. Chris Pagan Jul 9, 2011. 2 Replies

Writer's Block

Started by Misty: Baytheist Living!. Last reply by Jack Matthews Feb 6, 2012. 6 Replies

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