Radio amateurs also creative writers

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by G4GZU, Nov 19, 2021.

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  1. G4GZU

    G4GZU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi all. In addition to being a radio ham (G4GZU) I also do creative writing as a hobby. I am interested in setting up a Ham radio creative writing group with a view to setting up a net or nets with like minded members. If anyone is interested please contact me at 73s
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  2. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Dear Sir or Madam: Will you read my book?
    It took me years to write, will you take a look?
    It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
    And I need a job,
    So I wanna be a paperback writer.

    It's a dirty story of a dirty man
    And his clinging wife doesn't understand.
    His son is working for the Daily Mail
    It's a steady job,
    But he wants to be a paperback writer.

    It's a thousand pages, give or take a few;
    I'll be writing more in a week or two.
    I could make it longer if you like the style --
    I can change it 'round
    And I wanna be a paperback writer.

    If you really like it you can have the rights,
    It could make a million for you overnight!
    If you must return it, you can send it here
    But I need a break,
    And I wanna be a paperback writer.
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  3. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I gave up on NaNoWriMo when they sent me an email which implied that each member was costing them $80 for web expenses and so on, and asking for donations. I haven't had good experiences with writers' groups. My best experience was Project Greenlight, and even that had a bad side.

    Ham radio also seems like an awkward venue for this.
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  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    that's an interesting concept. While things like that are not as common here in the US, in other parts of the world (like the UK, Japan, and a few other places ) Arts and Humanities activities like that are higly regarded. If you get a net or website going, let me know.

    A few years ago I had the opporunity to meet several members of the Royal Wales military unit.... and was surprised to learn that not only were they a very professional fighting force, they also took great pride in their choir. AND several of my Japanese friends have made an avocation in writing and presenting Haikus. I think such activities tend to help a person maintain perspective.
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  5. WE4E

    WE4E Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    This looks like a job for Extra Fine Johnson!
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  6. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    One of our most prolific member/authors, Eric, might offer up some pointers.... he's published many books and articles over a lot of years.

    @KL7AJ when you're done in the outhouse, come on over and share some wisdom!! :):)

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  7. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have always wanted talent in that area. Sadly not something I will ever have. Public speaking I have writing nope.
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  8. N3AWS

    N3AWS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Such a group might need a spokesperson…
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  9. KA4DPO

    KA4DPO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Sorry, that was just too dumb. :)

    The most creative literature I hve ever seen out of the UK is Cædmon's Hymn, unfortunately, it's in a foriegn language.

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