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Richard F.


Orlando, FL
Hometown: Milwaukee - Los Angeles

Member since:

June 11, 2013


What do you hope to get from this Meetup?

A chance to get feedback on writing in progress. Motivation to work harder. Explore menu options in the lesser Orlando area. Drink with like minded others. Ride Lynx bus system to meetings. Be embarrassed with peers. Search for a person older than I. Read aloud. Snooze without drooling. Find the last and final s.o., female, of course. {Play Barber's Adagio for Strings throughout this.}

Are you published, working on it, thinking about it?

I have published articles in the professional literature and have done editorial work for journals and newsletters. Hope to build on my paucity of rejection letters. Living in the present while the past creeps me into an uncertain future of the end of tomorrows. Day by day, of course. I have a scrap pile of unique experiences, which says nothing. All experiences are unique. Strapping the scraps together semi-coherently, that is the problem. Working on a series of stories about women with the working title "Leave it to Beavers."

How long have you dreamed of or been writing?

Long time. Since hearing my older brother read poetry and Shakespeare when he was in an acting class in high school. Typing class in junior high: final grade was C-U-U, but, in addition to dancing class, one of the best things to take while in junior high school.

What's your genre of choice when writing?

Main stream fiction. Streamofconsiousnessining. Cynical observations of manunkind. Jabberisms. Meet up group sites. Use Mind Map to get better at planning, outlining. Do it all on large post it notes. Solve problem of getting them to stick longer and to more kinds of surfaces.

What's your genre of choice when reading?

Main stream fiction. Poetry (Hopkins, Stephens, Eliot, Donne), Shakespeare. Stranded-on-a-desert island book: "The Complete Works of Shakespeare" - preferably LARGE PRINT (but not all caps) for when my vision, meaning eye sight, begins to go from watching all those sunsets with seagulls screaming. Or - screaming sunsets with seagulls? Seagull sunsets with screams. I love using and reading succinct sentences with singing sibilance. Also, the "Kama Sutra," a good choice for those lonely nights alone together. We are all alone in this, and rarely together.


Retired medical librarian with an interest in fiction, poetry, photography and cinema. Refugee from coastal areas, especially Fort Lauderdale, who loves to sail. "Wo ist die Gemutlichkeit?" Indeed. "The moving finger having writ, moves on...."

What Richard F. is saying about this Meetup Group

I'll keep going to WROCFORTH events, but not strong devotee of the story telling sessions I've attended to date.

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