Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)

From: Lou
Sent on: Saturday, January 5, 2013 9:25 PM
1/5/13

Dear Russell,
When you sent your first e-mail about seeking a fiction writer to the the list I thought it was unusual because to my knowledge no one on the list has done this before. However, I applauded your courage in putting yourself out there. Subsequent e-mails have lead me to conclude that although the first e-mail was appropriate--conducting your personal writing program with subsequent e-mails and judgements about the other writers' subject matter and genre was not appropriate. I think that asking the group for help was fine but after that the negotiations should have been conducted through your own personal e-mail. I am happy to see that you have realized this too.  Good luck in your writing projects.

Lou

--- On Sat, 1/5/13, Russell Traughber <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Russell Traughber <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)
To: [address removed]
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:59 PM

Hi Ron,

Well, we write from what is deep with in us that is crawling to get out. 

I stopped reading Fifty Shades of Grey when Grey revealed his "room of sexual horrors". For one it wasn't believable and two I lost interest in him as a "hero" character. My girl friend, at the time, had given me a copy, so we could read it together. She liked it along with a million other women!  

I'm not opposed to gay themes, in fact in my third novel the protagonist discovers that his best friend and navy buddy is gay. This sets off great tension and conflict between them and the navy because of the don't ask don't tell policy. I wrote this in 2007. There is a scene or two in this novel where I write from a gay man's point of view, and that was scary! Challenged my straightness. 

I guess that it comes down to moral value. I'm not a prude, but I wince at debauchery. I had to google BDMS. : )

Perhaps we should continue our conversation outside the group's email list, but I wanted those listening in to have my response/reaction. I'm open to reading a bit of your work to see how is settles with my need for, some, moral value or truth or a statement about society. 

My email is [address removed]  Send a chapter or two, or we can meet over coffee to discuss our works. Heck, you may well think that my new story trite and, just plain stupid.  lol

Russell
 
Russell Traughber


From: RPWinSOCAL <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, January 5,[masked]:58 PM
Subject: Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)

Russell,

Thanks for your prompt response.

I totally agree that the motivation for writing must come from within and be persistent; it's not an easy craft.

My current project is a coming of age story for men in their early twenties, set in a gay-oriented BDSM summer camp.  It contains a little graphic sex and some descriptions of elementary BDSM "techniques," but mostly it's about young men trying to find their way in a complex world and being transformed by their summer camp experience.  This may or may not be something you would be interested in reading.  I have no short stories "in progress" at the moment, but inspiration can strike at any time.

Ron



-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Traughber <[address removed]>
To: coffeehousewritersgroup-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Sat, Jan 5,[masked]:49 am
Subject: Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)

Hi Ron and Others,

Saw your reviews on Amazon, good ones. 

I have had a couple of responses that shown me that I was not clear in expressing my need in a writing partner, although you and I, Ron, seem a close match. 

My hope was for an active, self-motivated writer of fiction, but not of fantasy nor science fiction, because I do not read that genre and would prove no help. I love to study the art and craft of writing fiction and read the masters of literature, contunued learning is key for me.  I can't help the unmotivated, it comes from within. You have it or not. Perseverance! Has been key for me...

I hope this helps. 

Russell


 
Russell Traughber


From: RPWinSOCAL <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, January 5,[masked]:31 AM
Subject: Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)

John and Russell,

I live in Claremont -- so close to La Verne that having a valued writing/critique partner is tantalizing.  

Here are Amazon reviews of my novel "Operation Capitol Hill" -- self-published in 2006.  I also write short stories and am working on a novel in a completely different genre.


Ron Wolff



-----Original Message-----
From: John <[address removed]>
To: CoffeeHouseWritersGroup-list <[address removed]>
Sent: Fri, Jan 4,[masked]:50 pm
Subject: Re: [CoffeeHouseWritersGroup] Seeking a Fiction Writing Partner(s)

Hi Russell - short answer is, yes, you caught my attention!

Here are some writing samples - although most of it is non-fiction, I've got ideas based on life experiences that are waiting to be explored!

John


P.S. Recently released Kindle ebook - goo.gl/TQkkW

P.P.S. Driving the Birds resonates with me on a free different levels - best discussed in person..



On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Russell Traughber <[address removed]> wrote:
Greeting, Writers.

I am seeking to partner with a kindred fiction writer, or two, who shares similar writing: goals, experience, and needs. 

When I lived in Orange County, I had lead nearly 200 writers critique groups, over a period of six years. I eventually learned that it is more valuable, for me, to work with a fellow, dedicated writer, or two, who understands my style and voice and I his or hers, and we share a mutual respect of skills, understanding, and talent.Tall order? Yes. But, I'm working on my fifth novel, having a creative blast, but I need a brainstorming partner for plot, voice, philosophy, and more. Don't need no copy editor to dot my "I"s nor cross "T"s. I love to get into the story of my writing partner, the story that he or she needs to tell, not the story I think that he or she should tell. And I need someone to get their creativity around my story. 

Large critique gatherings are invaluable for those who are working on first novels. But, I have written four novels (The first two were practice, the second two are publishable, after I get my break with a best seller) and the memoir of Jabonkah Sackey, DRIVING THE BIRDS--my hope that best seller.

So, have I resonated with anyone out there? I realize that this is a selfish need, but surely there is another like me who writes daily, with passion, goals, and joy.

Feel the call? Email me or call or text me at [masked]. I live in La Verne. 

My best wishes for your writing success! 

 
Russell


Russell Traughber





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