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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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My new novel, POLLY AND THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD

Started by Don. Last reply by Susan K. Perry Mar 21. 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. 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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Poets

Started by Shine. Last reply by Autumn Morales Mar 4, 2013. 56 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

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 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 Shine on March 28, 2010 at 10:50am
I have totally fallen off from writing any fiction or poetry. I blame my schedule; I'm naturally a night owl, and my most creative time is in a pitch black room with nothing but a computer screen. For the past year, though, I have been doing the 9-5 routine and have to get up at six a.m. This whole day-job-thing totally sucks! If only I could make money off of staying up all night writing, lol. ;)
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 S S Tragus on January 9, 2010 at 9:43pm
SS, I have never come across (or heard of) any small press or literary journal that would consider a WIP posted to any writers' group (online or elsewhere) for feedback or criticism equivalent to publication.

That is good to read, Don. I'm not sure why I'm so nervous about posting creative works online. I by no means intend to discourage anyone else, if my fears are entirely unfounded, from work-shopping their work here.

Nevertheless, if we can rig something to make it a little more private still, I would feel more comfortable. I'll be watching this thread with interest, Joshua, to see if you can come up with something to integrate into TA for our purposes. I've been sitting on some poetry for a few years now that I wouldn't mind work-shopping a little more before finally submitting for publication.
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.
 

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Poets

Started by Shine. Last reply by Autumn Morales Mar 4, 2013. 56 Replies

Writer's Block

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