Forum posts made by xuanmai

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 12 Nov 2010 08:48

crazy

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 10 Nov 2010 11:37

spent

Topic Today I feel _________________ because .....
Posted 08 Nov 2010 13:45

Anxious, because I have secrets.

Topic What's Happening?
Posted 02 Nov 2010 16:45

Blind date on Friday, hopefully get some painting done on Saturday, and I'd love to do nothing at all on Sunday, but that probably won't happen.

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 02 Nov 2010 08:38

benevolent

Topic A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Posted 27 Oct 2010 21:32

ooh that's a good one, Lisa.

I saw this one and loved it.

http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/upload/images/375-winogrand_new_mexico.jpg

Topic Keep your story with you anywhere.
Posted 27 Oct 2010 15:08

Mmm, Google.....

Big brother is watching you....

I'm good with that- at least I give him a good show.love7

Topic Keep your story with you anywhere.
Posted 27 Oct 2010 13:21

That's exactly what I do. Can't recommend it enough.

Topic A Picture Tells a Thousand Words
Posted 21 Oct 2010 22:24

http://www.storiesspace.com/forum/upload/images/431-NYC78145.jpg

Imagine all the living arrangments, all the drama, all the rivalries, all the love, all the sex, all the fighting, the births, the deaths, the redemption, the guilt. Imagine how many great stories exist in this high-rise apartment building?

Topic Story Locations
Posted 21 Oct 2010 11:28

I agree with Rachel- it makes it so much richer when a location is painted carefully into a story. Without that, I damn near picture it taking place on a stage set. It needs to be 'somewhere' to come to life.

Topic Do you prefer one long story, or multiple shorter chapters?
Posted 17 Oct 2010 22:04

Chapters- I think I'm being converted.

Topic The Random Blurt Thread
Posted 17 Oct 2010 22:01

Its good to be strong.

Topic How Do You Feel?
Posted 17 Oct 2010 21:59

I really enjoy it. I just like being proud enough of something I did to make it public. If others don't like it, that's almost beside the point. If it's out there, it means I'm proud of it.

Topic the end is the beginning
Posted 17 Oct 2010 21:54

kitchen

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 17 Oct 2010 21:34

creative

Topic Word Association Game
Posted 17 Oct 2010 21:33

anxious

Topic Who is your favourite author at the moment?
Posted 16 Oct 2010 08:26

I've not been that active as a reader, so I don't have that many to choose from. But, I just finished two books by Kazuo Ishiguro: "Never Let Me Go" and "When We Were Orphans". Both are amazing, not what I expected, and have me still thinking of them, and both got me to thinking about writing a little differently.

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 16 Oct 2010 08:22

mysterious

Topic Do you prefer one long story, or multiple shorter chapters?
Posted 16 Oct 2010 08:06



I wrote one story that is posted in four chapters, and there is a drop off in the number of readers towards the last one. I just figure it reflects the number of people who actually would have read it through to the end, if I'd posted it as a whole .

That's a great point. A lot of us have some stories that are longer, and if you look at the views vs. votes, it's sometimes 100 or 200 to 1. I think a lot of those are people who get halfway through and then get distracted.

I just started a multi-chapter story, and at least right now, it feels freeing.

Topic How long does it take?
Posted 15 Oct 2010 21:47

I only write one draft, but it takes me a long time to finish it. Then, like Lisa, I go through and try to find my mistakes. This also takes a long time, and even then I don't catch everything. My own editing would go quicker if I knew more of the actual rules of punctuation. Hopefully, I'll get better at it by hanging around websites like this one.

Topic Newbie
Posted 15 Oct 2010 16:19

Welcome, Mark. :)

Topic Hello
Posted 15 Oct 2010 15:38

Hey Sharon- welcome! :)

Topic Create a paragraph for the person above you
Posted 15 Oct 2010 15:13

When I finally awoke, my eyes opened to see the forest passing at a blur. I was in the car, warm and secure, and I knew I was being taken away in the nick of time. I turned and looked at Lola, serenely and happily driving; she hadn't noticed me stirring yet, or so I thought. Just then, she told me it was my life, but she'd love to be the one that helped me grab onto it again. Her voice was steady but gentle, barely rising above the sounds of the heater and the road underneath us. I turned again to gaze out the side window. The snow had been on the ground for three months, and would soon thaw, exposing the constant flaws yet again, for another long season. I nearly smiled, then fell asleep again, this time in a far better place.

Topic Use One Word to Describe How You're Feeling
Posted 15 Oct 2010 12:12

strong

Topic The Random Blurt Thread
Posted 15 Oct 2010 12:08

"Do you like websites?"

Topic What's Happening?
Posted 15 Oct 2010 12:04

I hope to get some painting done this weekend- I haven't touched anything in a week, but I think I might be in a good mental place to work on it again.

Topic Create a paragraph for the person above you
Posted 15 Oct 2010 08:12

This is just a fun one that hopefully will work the creative muscles, too. Make up a short scene- longer than a sentence, but no more than a paragraph- about the person above you.

Since I'm first, I'll choose: Chuck, since his story was the last one I read. icon_smile


Chuck parked his car a half-block away, and watched. The sun was high in the cloudless sky when he got there, but now, he was shrouded in darkness. The orange glare of a nearby streetlight providing the only illumination, but also would make it hard to go unnoticed on foot if he had to. He'd been here, on assignment, for nearly three weeks. Always a different car, sometimes even with different disguises, but always for the same purpose. At some point, something would happen, and when it did, the hundreds of hours of boredom would give way to a few moments of sheer panic.

Topic How did you discover storiesspace.com?
Posted 13 Oct 2010 15:32

This site was advertised on this other great website that I was at earlier today. ;)