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Happy Thanksgiving T-net! And now....

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:10 PM
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Something completely different:

I've noticed, as I'm sure others have, that we have some pretty talented writers here on the Tigerwebs. Have any of you written or attempted to write a novel, memoir or perhaps a collection of short stories?

Yea or nay, how 'bout a list of a few favorite works? What say ye?

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I wrote a poem that was published

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:41 PM
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Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice
From what I tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire
But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate
To say for destruction ice is also great, and would suffice

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Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


Re: I wrote a poem that was published

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:03 PM
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Where did you get it published, if you don't mind my asking? From my experience, if you're an unknown and not writing about white guilt or Billy has four dads or the like, publishers won't even give you a sniff.

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This was widely published

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:07 PM
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I remember reading it in English class in high school.

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it is the only poem that I know from memory

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:20 PM
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mine is kinda Robert Frost-ish and was published in the 1985 Calhoun Literary Review, An Anthology of Works by Students of Clemson University.

To my defense, I did not realize that it was a racist publication at the time.

Trees have grown where there were none,
Time has changed the new warm earth,
But only life has just begun
To finish its journey beneath the sun
As man approaches the newborn mirth.
Trees have grown where there were none.

Wise men and innocent boys foolishly pun
The deathly shadow who steals human birth,
But only life has just begun.

Dreaded plagues and an ill pointed gun
Drown the breath and tighten the girth.
Trees have grown where there were none.

For only the stretch of time silences fun
Where mountains are dashed along cold firths,
But only life has just begun.

Indifferent soil shrouds a ton
Of useless knowledge and and unused worth.
Trees have grown where they were none,
But only life has just begun.

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Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


^^^ see if you remember that one from English class ^^^

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:23 PM
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Father G®

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Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


Nope

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:30 PM
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does not ring a bell. Must have been the advanced class. :)

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lulz. Doesn't even rhyme.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:26 PM
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You steal that from a Steve Miller song?

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Wrote a short story years ago about a soldier in France WW2

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:46 PM
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Short, but still too long for the jounge....


No. I have a BS, not a BA.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:49 PM
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Although I did write some pretty good fiction for ChE 306 Unit Ops Lab.

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Well, I sweated thru Eng Comp class

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:49 PM
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Trying to remember the prof I had, was there a Dr. Holt in English?

Anyway, he always made us write our papers in class, so basically no homework. LOL. Black ink on loose leaf - anything else was an automatic F - seriously. But he was an easy grader, so I took my B and was a happy camper.


Yea, and BS here also. ;)

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Most of my writing starts with “Dear Penthouse forum”

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 2:52 PM
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But I have been thinking of expanding into neurotic sexual fanfic.

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I got published

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:00 PM
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In the letters to the editor section of the Tiger whilst at Clemson. But for the most part English was a gpa killer for me although one semester I had Laura Littlefield for an evening lit class and she played piano at one of the bars downtown so we met in the banquet room and had pitchers of beer during class. All that poetry crap made a lot more sense after a few.

Had a visiting prof from Texas AnM for technical writing and he was a bawl buster.

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I'm writing a book on my years playing for Danny Ford.

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 3:46 PM
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Real folksy piece on the good old days of Clemson football that should sell really well given how far we have fallen now as a program compared to the 80's. I'm a school principal and prolific message board poster now though so time is tough to come by. Anticipate having it out in time for people to buy for presents around Christmas 2028.

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As a student at Clemson before Danny was hired

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Posted: Nov 25, 2020, 5:32 PM
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I can give you a good chapter on how much fun it was to have Red Parker for four years.

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He's a principal now?***


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