Griffin Hill

Griffin Hill

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Heavens this site just keeps getting worse. Ads, ads, and more ads. I thought this site was about writing!!!

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Austin, TX
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About Me

“Easy writing‘s vile hard reading.” - Sheridan Le Fanu

"Notice, what you notice." - unknown

"Asking a writer what he thinks about criticism is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs." - John Osborne

 


Writing is my passion.

What inspires me to write?
The world is full of wonderful stories. One need not travel to exotic locations for inspiration. Almost any life experience, when told well, can make a great story.

A large part of being a good storyteller is being a good listener. You would be surprised the great story ideas that abound when you strike up a conversation with a friend, an acquaintance, or even a stranger.

I write because I must. It may seem trite, but it is the only reason that makes sense to me. When I don't write, my mind becomes a muddle of thoughts and images. Writing gives me a way to process the chaos by putting pen to paper, or mouse to keyboard to brain. Connecting these dots is a simple and necessary catharsis to bring order back to my world.

I write because I love words and their power to draw a unique picture upon each reader's mind. I love the sound; the musical rhythm of words written well and spoken well.

Birthday: April 30th (um, sorry not revealing the year. You’ll have to guess)

Please NO READER REQUESTS for HORROR, DEMONIC, SATANIC, EMO, GOTHIC, PORNOGRAPHIC, or EROTICA.

[To be clear, GAY-LESBIAN genre’s are fine, just none of the above].

***SERIOUS WRITER’S ONLY: IF YOU’RE NOT INTERESTED IN BECOMING THE ‘BEST’ WRITER YOU CAN BE, PLEASE DON’T FRIEND ME!***

I will respond to all private messages and review/critique requests as quickly as possible. But please limit your genre to that listed above.

I don't pre-read work before critting and I don't read other crits first (fresh eyes ::wink::) I read one paragraph and if the work looks like it will hold my attention, I'll dive in. If I find a bunch of typo’s or basic grammar errors I stop cold! So please use at least a spell checker available in virtually every program before posting. Nobody, especially me, wants to read a draft that is ‘that‘ rough.


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Posted 5 Years Ago


Just coming out of one of the lowest periods of my life and I think I'm ready for some new writing and a bit of reading requests from others.

For the read requests, for me, please no goth or horror, romance. Most other's I'll be happy to read. If I find I cannot read your piece constructively, I'll let you know.

It's been awhile and it looks like WC has taken a real hit in many ways...I wonder how many people I knew are still here?

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Posted 7 Years Ago


ESSAY WRITING CONTEST:

http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/Essay-Contest/11839/

Write a short essay (<2,500 words) of an event in your life. Use first person POV.

You can submit up to five entries. (Consider the works of Mary Karr, Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris as inspiration).

Member vote will determine the winner.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I would really like to critique some short, dramatic pieces — short stories. No goth, romance, horror, etc., please. If you’ve go the stuff, let me see it.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Just updated my new website; more to com

New Website

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I've got more chapters of Familarity Breaks up on my profile.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Any serious writers out there?

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Posted 7 Years Ago


It’s sad that the forum section on WC isn’t more active.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I don’t want to be rude, but please don’t send read requests for POETRY and anything that has not at least had a thorough spelling check. Grammar errors are fine, I like working through those, but basic spelling should be a basic thing done to all work before posting. When I get bogged down in typos, I just can’t get in to the piece and that’s not fair to the author. So, if I see more than a couple of typos, I stop reading. Use a spellcheck, almost every program has one. If you’re on a Mac, even Safari has spelling/grammar check build in. Please use a spellcheck!

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Posted 7 Years Ago


It took me a while to learn how to include a link in my comments. Here is a template if you would like to do so.

< a href=”link-path”>TITLE< /a>
[delete the space before after the opening < and after the < of the anchor tags]

around anchor tags. I had to add them so the code would show and not become a link]

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Added topic Effective Writing to my Writing Tools & Tips course.