TheNewIAP, The Grandmaster of the Written Word

Member Since

10/26/2014

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11/16/2018 5:49 PM

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1689

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1

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Marauder

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Featured Story Bestist Frend Jane
After his best and only friend's brutal death, a seven-year-old boy sets out across the country hell-bent on fulfilling her dream. Along the way, he must overcome his deficiencies—both real and imagined—to assuage his own pain and guilt.

Winner of the 2018 EPIC Contest!

Thanks to everyone for pushing me throughout the contest so I could actually finish something for a change—especially the other contestants who were both helpful and competitive. And thanks to BradinDvorak for help with CSS.

Recent Posts

Contest Fatigue? on 11/2/2018 6:52:55 PM
I've sworn off contests indefinitely, but four contests per year (one per quarter) sounds like the best idea. I probably won't be joining any for quite a while since the EPIC contest took quite a toll on me considering how busy I was during those three months. I plan to work on my own things at my own pace and now that I know I have it in me to finish something, I might actually finish something else one of these days.

I want to start writing CYOAs on 10/20/2018 3:16:26 PM
I'll just add a little to what others have said... I had exactly the same problem you are having until someone gave me the greatest piece of advice that anyone could so I'll pass the little gem onto you: "Just write garbage!" I know, I know it's hard to do, but you won't get over that feeling until you actually put yourself out there. I did and look! it ended up winning a contest and being featured. Well, not the very first one...I still have a lot to do on that other one before I republish it (if I don't do a complete rewrite), but you get the gist of what I'm saying, hopefully. And what's the worst that could happen? Do you think that someone is going to track you down and throw eggs at your house or paint graffiti on your car because you published something on the Internet? Well, they might, but it's more likely that you'll learn from your mistakes and improve over time which is why we're all here. No one here started out as some master writer. We learn what works and what doesn't and grow better over time. We've all got our bumps and bruises, and strive to do our very best. It's all you can do, really.

EPIC Adventure Thread on 10/12/2018 8:21:01 PM
It's back up now. I hope I didn't break something in the process. Anyway, enjoy!

EPIC Adventure Thread on 10/12/2018 11:08:04 AM
I'm taking my story down to implement some "fixes". Hopefully, I'll have it up again sometime tonight. Sorry if this messes up any saves, but it's important.

iOS or Android? on 10/10/2018 11:31:12 PM
I gave $9.95 for my phone and it has real buttons and a working cord. Plus, I can't carry it with me so I don't have to mess with retarded people when I'm not at work. That, is a real steal.

General World Events Thread on 10/3/2018 4:21:08 PM
I think I'm immune since I don't own a cell phone.

EPIC Adventure Thread on 9/28/2018 10:37:53 AM
I'm planning on taking this story down over the weekend and fixing all the things that eluded me before hitting the publish button. It won't be down for long, though, because I'm proud of this monstrosity.

EPIC Contest - Results on 9/28/2018 10:29:43 AM
Thanks, Mayana! and so do I. Now that I know I can finish something, I plan on working even harder on my next one.

EPIC Contest - Results on 9/28/2018 10:26:43 AM
Thanks! And congrats again to Corgi and Digit! You both did a bang-up job!

EPIC Contest - Results on 9/28/2018 10:24:47 AM
I hope I learned something from this contest. Only time will tell. I'm hoping that my next project will put this one to shame. I haven't decided what to do next, but I've got plenty of time to figure it out now.