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Posted: 26 January 2008 08:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello every one from 2060beat,(real name Stephen Beattie) I’ve been a member here since December but never got round to introducing myself; I mainly writepoetry but also dabble in Flash Fiction, I’m still finding my way around the site but hopefully in the near future I’ll have found out how it all works and be able to join in more.

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Posted: 27 January 2008 02:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Hi 2060beat,

Welcome to Litmocracy.  We recently accepted The End of the Pier from you, so I’m hoping you can post a bio.  Here are some good examples:
http://www.litmocracy.com/forums/viewthread/251/
http://www.litmocracy.com/forums/viewthread/190/
http://www.litmocracy.com/forums/viewthread/146/

Dave.

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Posted: 27 January 2008 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Dave,
          Firstly I’d like to say how pleased I am to have my work accepted for your magazine, right that’s the grovelling out of the way! Now, as requested a little more about me. I’m 50 years old and live in a small town about 18 miles north of Liverppol, England. I only came to writing seriously 3 yrs ago after illness forced me to take early retirement from the police service. Finding myself at a loose end I enrolled on a creative wring course at my local adult college. One of the modules on the course was poetry and the more I learned about the technical aspects of the craft the more I became engrossed in the whole genre. I still consider myself to be on a steep learning curve but I have had some success, I’ve had work published in several small press magazines and a couple of minor competion wins and a number of poems shortlisted in other competitions. Most of my work deals with personal relationships and people on the margins of society as I feel they are subjects that bring out the strongest emmotions. Whenever I’m faced with that blank page or Word documentI take my inspiration from the late Liverpool poet/artist Adrian Henri who adopted the Mantra, ‘If you think you can do it and you want to do it, then do it!’  Another favourite quote I heard but can’t for the life of me remember who said it is,‘A poem is a crossword puzzle for the soul’ and for me that’s what it’s all about.

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