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Terri Cox replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion New Poem in the group A Passion for Poetry & Prose
"Hi Carla, Like Joshua, I was kind of scrating the old noggin' with your use of "suddenly", but, by the time I finished the second stanza I was with you. I was reeled in by the second stanza. I really enjoyed it. Very thought…"
Jan 10, 2010
SAPTARSHI DUTT replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion New Poem in the group A Passion for Poetry & Prose
Oct 31, 2009
WriterAtTheSea and Josh S. are now friends
Sep 19, 2009
WriterAtTheSea replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion New Poem in the group A Passion for Poetry & Prose
"Dear Joshua, Thank you for your reply and critique. I think the comment of the "ly" on sudden has merit as it does disturb the meaning and meter... I will give you that. Maybe, if I decide to keep it as is, I might switch "strands…"
Aug 6, 2009
Joseph E. Miller replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion Let's Talk REVISION! in the group Fade In
"Hi Writer at the Sea. Thank you. I don't who said it, but it bears repeating, "I hate writing, I love having written." It's a phrase that I have to constantly remind myself to remember. If I intend to "love having…"
Aug 6, 2009
WriterAtTheSea added a discussion to the group Fade In

Character Development

There is no doubt that character development is nearly as important as plot development. Without a good plot, a reader or audience will never stay engaged, but what about our lead characters? One of the ways that I help to define a character, is to write a biography about him/her. It really does help to isolate response in any given situation. If you understand the history of your character, then it becomes easy to create believable responses within the storyline. In addition, while a storyline…See More
Aug 6, 2009
WriterAtTheSea replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion Let's Talk REVISION! in the group Fade In
"Hello Joseph, As much as I hate to agree (because often re-writing can be an arduous task), you are correct. Your two rules are excellent. Every writer has their process of weeding out unnecessary dialogue, scenes, and verbiage that does not push…"
Aug 5, 2009
WriterAtTheSea and Martha Gore are now friends
Aug 5, 2009
Josh S. replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion New Poem in the group A Passion for Poetry & Prose
"hmm, WATS (Writer At the Sea) this is a mixed metaphor play that has a great switch up after the first stanza, but I see some conflicting images that only make sense if you were writing for the mere pleasure of just getting it down. If this is the…"
Aug 5, 2009
Joseph E. Miller replied to WriterAtTheSea's discussion Let's Talk REVISION! in the group Fade In
"Thanks for bringing this topic up. The craft of writing isn't putting words on a page. It's in the re-writing. I've written fifteen screenplays, one television script and three television movie treatments that were sold and made into…"
Jul 7, 2009
WriterAtTheSea added a discussion to the group A Passion for Poetry & Prose

New Poem

LifeLife—the strand of suddenly momentstied to each other by community;souls walking poles apart their footprintsin the sands of time, rooted in historyis ever-changing.Energy, gives way to movement,avoiding stagnant stops we slideinto home base while cadentrhythms offer no travel guidein our passing.Nevertheless, the options are many—more than the stars themselvesleading to a hopeful epiphany,where infinity then approvesour life choosing.Copyright 2009©CISee More
Jun 6, 2009
WriterAtTheSea left a comment for Forrest Long
"Sounds very interesting! I do wish you well with your move. Moving is such an arduous task."
Jun 6, 2009

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"Dear Authors! Suite your topics to your strength, And ponder well your subject and its length... Nor lift your load, before you're quite aware What weight your shoulders will or will not bare." ~Lord Byron, Hints from Horace, Line 59, 1821

Greetings! I am a freelance writer who works as a copywriter/editor, but writes screenplays, and in truth, no matter what genre, I DO LOVE TO TELL THE STORY! For the last many years, I have written typical advertising-driven copy while living in the beautiful oasis Carmel-by-the-Sea. Currently I am living in quaint New England and working on a ghostwriting project for the wife of one of 20th Century Fox's Executive Producers. For my own personal therapy, I do love to write poetry, read good literature, and travel whenever I get a chance.

"A room without books is like a body without a soul..." GK Chesterton

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." (CS Lewis)

Big Sur, California...An Oasis of Incredible Beauty...

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At 4:23pm on September 5, 2008, David Eide said…

Hi WriterAtTheSea,

Welcome to Sunoasis Writers Network! Make yourself at home and have some fun.

There are daily updates on freelance jobs on the main page, plus a network of people who may help you in your professional quest.

If you want a more detailed description of the Network go here:

Thanks for joining the Network! If you have any questions just let me know.

David Eide

At 6:07pm on September 5, 2008, WriterAtTheSea said…
I had the amazing pleasure of living in Carmel-by-the-Sea for the last seven years. It truly was a writer's paradise, and now I am embarking on a new kind of splendor in quaint, historical New England...
At 7:16am on September 6, 2008, Maria Green said…
Thanks for the invite.
Preparing for the tropical storm heading our way.
Have a great day:)
At 10:55am on September 6, 2008, Michelle said…
Hey Girl,

Thank you so much for thinking to extend this invitation to me. I am honored to be part of this interesting community of writers.

Hopefully we will take the opportunity to get a little more acquainted through this network.

Stay dry and safe -- and do have a beautiful day ;)
At 7:12am on September 8, 2008, WriterAtTheSea said…
Hahaha, well, yes Holly... Big Sur is an oasis unto itself. Absolute splendor ... Unlike many places, even to include "Beantown." Have a great week. Are you getting ready for "fall?"
At 11:00pm on September 8, 2008, B. T. McBride said…
Yes! Big Sur... I've been all over the place and there is nowhere as breathtaking as Big Sur. Home to the great Henry Miller too. That is a beautiful pic - I hope to revisit soon.
At 7:06am on September 9, 2008, Howard Livingston said…
Hey Ms. Italiano,

I'm glad you have your feet planted back in New England. Unfortunately, I haven't typed a key in over three weeks. I got let go from my jobs due to streamlining and have been having a tough time finding work. It's stressful but I won't bore you with the details. But know this, I don't give up. I've been sending out resumes every day.
Thanks for the heads up on this site. Am currently trying to use some connections I have in local government to get brought on as a freelance writer for some politicians(Blogs, websites) as well as volunteer for holding signs and other campaigning. Elevator union sign ups are coming up and I'm told having a letter from a member of local government is a good way to get picked.
You know me by know, I can't resist commenting and being involved but until the tidal wave of misfortune passes, I won't be in a frame of mind to write and be creative.
I'll observe this site and check back in to get familiar with it. People here seem much more open from what I've seen(Looked a little yesterday). Better than H-Wood East.
I'll talk to you soon and always goos to hear from you.

At 12:40pm on September 9, 2008, WriterAtTheSea said…
Wow, Howie,

So glad to hear from you, but sorry to hear about your job. Truth be known... I am still looking for work. I cannot believe this frankly. I think you would be great at blogging and commenting on political issues. I hope that works out for you... Keep me posted! Rootin' for you Howie!

Yeah, this site is pretty cool. Not even sure how I discovered it, but when I saw that there was no film group, I changed that immediately! :)

Anyway my friend... time to "cut to" another scene. My doggy needs a serious WALK, while the rain has stopped briefly. be continued...
At 11:33am on September 25, 2008, Moses Clark said…
My buddy tried to get me to go to Big Sur, it looks lovely! I wanted to go, but my wife hates the I missed out on that opportunity. Lovely shot though!

At 5:00am on January 14, 2009, Jennifer Helen said…
I just came across your profile in this network. I would like to extend an invitation to join It’s a citizen journalist site. We discuss, debate and write about everything under the sun here. Allvoices also has an incentive program for writers and they can earn up to $10,000 cash. Register at and start contributing.

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