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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008
9:33 am
[musikwriterz]
New Member with a New Story
 Hi everyone, I'm a new member to this community and I'm an aspiring writer. I know it's only my first post but I'd like to share a piece of the latest story I've been working on. It's meant for young adults, a story about the lives of 6 very different high school seniors who all have a different dilemma on their hands. They were all a part of a terrible school scandal that happened just the year before. Now things are changing for all of them, and they struggle to deal with their problems, as well as falling in and out of love. All their paths cross in some kind of way and their all kinda connected. If you like books about teen drama I think you'll like this story of mine, and I urge you to check it out and please tell me what you think. Thanks :) 

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007
1:48 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written October 10, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Comments are enabled on this post, but will be screened and cross-posted to the website.

Over the past few days, I have been really upset. The idea of my aunt dying is really taking a toll on my daily life. Not that I want anything to happen to someone else, but my aunt happens to be my favorite relative. What upsets me even more is what my father said the other day. The man cannot come to grips with reality. Everything just somehow always relates to God. His sister is dying and he can still manage to say it is the will of God. Just writing this down almost brings me to tears. I am really confused.


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Friday, December 29th, 2006
2:01 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written October 4, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Last night, Katlyn and I went to the city to get some Italian food. I cannot even remember the last time I went to an upscale restaurant. Usually I would prefer Japanese food, especially sushi, but Katlyn seems to be a big fan of Italian. I could tell how much she loved Italian food by the way she could pronounce everything on the menu.


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Friday, November 3rd, 2006
5:28 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 29, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Today after class, I tried to figure out why people believe in their religions so much. If someone came forward today and said, “God has been speaking to me every night for the past two years. I have written down all He has told me. The book is called the Modern Testament,” he would probably be labeled as a nut case. However, that basically is what a prophet is.


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Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
9:42 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 22, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Yesterday, Katlyn and I spent the whole day together. She said she wanted to do something different, so I decided to take her to a driving range. Not only was it a way for us to try something new, but it also let me whack a couple of balls. The driving range helped me get rid of some extra aggression and tension. The only problem was I couldn't hit the damn things. Half the time, my swing would miss everything except the air. Katlyn was just as bad. Most of the time, we would look up at each other and simply laugh at our futile attempts to drive the balls. Now I know for the next time not to buy the jumbo bucket of balls, it is way too many.


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Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
1:46 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 18, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

I seriously have the worst luck ever. On Sunday night, I began to feel very ill. I got a whole bunch of phone calls at 12am from friends and Katlyn wishing me a Happy Birthday. Little did I know, my illness was going to become a horrible fever. On Monday, my birthday, I woke up feeling the same.. I felt like complete shit. That is exactly how things work for me, on my birthday, I get sick. I have to laugh at the irony.


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Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
1:37 am
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 11, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Today was another great day with Katlyn. During the entire psych class we passed notes to each other. It reminded me of when I was young, like the children in elementary school and the way they pass their little love letters. It was hard to concentrate in class because every time we passed a note, our hands would touch momentarily and she’d look at me and smile. I can’t help but to smile back. Her eyes are so beautiful and her smile is stunning. She really blows me away. I still have no clue what the lecture was about, but it is still my best class for the simple reason that she is there with me.


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Sunday, September 10th, 2006
1:27 am
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 9, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.


So my classes started yesterday, and at first it looked like it was going to be another shitty semester. Out of the three classes, not even one of them seemed to spark the slightest interest in me. It’s kind of funny because I am taking a class on religion, which right now seems to be one of my main interests. The professor looked like a minister or something and spent the entire class talking about what it means to be spiritual. I couldn’t tell if he was teaching or preaching. I was so tempted to just start arguing and countering his beliefs. Either way, I’m going to love arguing with him every week. He has no idea what he is in for.


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Saturday, September 9th, 2006
7:23 pm
[iremos]
Firebrand Literary Seeks Interns
There are two writing opportunities I thought that y'all would get a kick out of:

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Firebrand’s Pyromaniacs

…because every literary agency needs minions

Firebrand Literary (http://www.firebrandliterary.com), a celebrated and dynamic agency out of Brooklyn, is seeking a few good college-age writers to be volunteer readers. Perks included!

A group of young college-level writers come to Firebrand Literary every two weeks to act as the agency’s readers, diving through the slush pile, critiquing authors’ work, and stuffing envelopes. The Pyromaniacs are fed free food, hone their critique skills, learn about the publishing industry, and on occasion, pick the brains of a publishing industry insider. In exchange. Firebrand Literary gets to use the brainpower of a group of highly intelligent, creative, and motivated young people and use them as a sounding board for all kinds of book projects.

Sound like you? If you’re interested in participating, please email Elisabeth Wilhelm at elisabeth@firebrandliterary.com with “pyromaniac” in the subject line. You must be willing to travel to Brooklyn, you are a student, and a writer interested in publishing. Be sure tell us why you’d like to be a reader.

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Firebrand Literary Seeks Interns

Firebrand Literary (http://www.firebrandliterary.com), a celebrated and dynamic agency out of Brooklyn, is seeking a few good interns.

Marketing/PR Intern: This organized and grounded intern will work with the agency’s agents and authors to designing everything from online lecture series to author marketing materials. PR and marketing classes, degree, or related experience is required. Interest in publishing is a prerequisite.

Creative Intern: This intense and artsy intern will be working with the more creative elements of the agency, including layout and graphic design. Design, art, and marketing classes, degree, or related experience is required. Interest in publishing is a prerequisite.

Interns won’t be relegated to the soul-sucking job of stuffing envelopes, but will be given concrete projects that will involve working directly with both agents and authors, as well as reading queries and manuscripts to look for new clients for the agency. Although this is a non-paying internship, we'll work with you if your college will offer you internship credit. Interns will be expected to intern for a semester-long period for about ten hours a week. Naturally, we’ll work around your college schedule.

If you’re interested working with awesome people in a laid back atmosphere in a Brooklyn literary agency, please send an email to Elisabeth Wilhelm at elisabeth@firebrandliterary.com, tell us why you’d like to intern for Firebrand Literary and attach a one-page résumé. Application deadlines: September 15th, 2006 for the fall semester and January 15th, 2007 for the spring semester.
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Thursday, September 7th, 2006
2:30 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 7, 2003 by Matthew

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.


Today I woke up with the biggest hangover. Last night I went to a party thrown by some of Aaron’s friends. It was a really good time. I tried hard to stay away from hard liquor because of my last couple of experiences which ended with me throwing up on everyone and everything. So this time I decided to just sit back and drink a few beers. I still got wrecked, but I guess it worked because I managed to keep my stomach contents inside of me.


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This journal was written by my friend Matt. He has passed away since writing it and this project is to publish his writings to the world. To get a better understanding of the purpose this project, please read the about section on the website.

Also, many entries will not be posted within this community.
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--John

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Monday, September 4th, 2006
9:19 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written September 4, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.


I got into another fight with my father today. He saw that I was reading his bible and got excited. I guess he thought I was reading for some sort of spiritual purpose. In a way he was correct, but it wasn’t the spiritual sense he was hoping for. I started asking him some questions about the thoughts and questions I had about his religion. I could immediately sense the tension just by looking at his eyes. It is impossible to speak to the man. Especially about these matters.


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This journal was written by my friend Matt. He has passed away since writing it and this project is to publish his writings to the world. To get a better understanding of the purpose this project, please read the about section on the website.

Also, most entries will not be posted within this community.
Add me as a friend if you are interested in reading more.

--John

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
1:03 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 30, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

So it seems like everything in the house is finally starting to cool down. Yesterday, my father actually spoke to me a little bit. He asked me if I registered for my fall courses yet. So it kind of broke the ice between us. I am just happy that he actually said something to me.


Today I hung out at Johns’ house. We had a deep conversation about my father and his obsession with religion. I basically told him exactly why I can not deal with religion, and how bogus I truly think it is. I seriously could write a book on all the reasons why I believe it to be fake. I’ve made a promise to myself that my next hobby I will concentrate on things other than “the bitch.” After everything she put me through, I still miss and adore her.


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Sunday, August 27th, 2006
11:13 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 27, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

It has been a while since I’ve had any time to write. I have been living between John and Mikes’ homes. Things got real sour between my father and I. A couple of days back, we got into the same usual fight that seems to occur everyday, him saying that I have been staying out too much and that I am losing control of my life. It is easy for him to say because he has no clue how it truly feels to be in my position. On top of everything, all he ever says to me is how important it is to have God in my heart and in my life. This is the exact kind of shit I really do not want to hear. It has gotten so repetitive that I ended up losing my nerve in front of him. This time the fight got out of hand.


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This journal was written by my friend Matt. He has passed away since writing it and this project is to publish his writings to the world. To get a better understanding of the purpose this project, please read the about section on the website. Community owners, please read this

--John

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
1:34 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 22, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

My dad is driving me up the wall. It has come to the point where I don’t even want to be home anymore. I have been spending my time out of the house with my friends. It’s actually making things worse between me and him, but at the same time it is helping me avoid a confrontation. I honestly don’t care anymore. Ever since Lisa and I separated, I really don’t care about anything. I have been spending a lot of my time doing two things: thinking or getting wasted.


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Monday, August 21st, 2006
8:45 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 19, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

I have been fighting with my parents non-stop. They are constantly on my ass. My dad keeps complaining. He says that I have been going out way too much. He acts like im a kid. Pisses me off so much. It is so embarrassing. A soon to be sophomore who is constantly bothered by his folks. No wonder I hate living in my house.


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Thursday, August 17th, 2006
12:13 am
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 16, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

I spent yesterday and today at my friend John’s house. It was a great time. He had a whole bunch of people over and we relaxed, went out to eat, then had a couple of drinks back at his house. It was a good way to keep my mind off things. I feel like the more I lounge around, the more horrible I feel. Keeping busy helps me to focus on other things. Plus, it feels good to be around my friends again. When I was with “the bitch” it was something that scarcely happened. That was one of the reasons why we probably fought a lot. I guess she just didn’t give me enough room to be a guy.


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Monday, August 14th, 2006
6:12 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 14, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

For some reason the power has been down all afternoon throughout the east coast. Rumor has it there was some terrorist attack or something. Who knows? With the world we live in now, it wouldn’t be a big surprise.


I never realized how much we rely on electricity. It practically runs everything I use. It’s actually sad. I think it is a good thing that we’ve had no power for awhile. It will show people how lucky we are. I guess what I am trying to say is that when you have something for such a long time, you begin to forget its importance. We begin to take things for granted. Kind of like “the bitch”. She never really understood how much I loved her till now. I’m guessing not having me around to pamper her and show her my affection has helped her to see just how much I loved her.


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Sunday, August 13th, 2006
11:18 pm
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 13, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

I’ve gotta figure this out…


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Please read the about section on the site to understand what this journal is all about.

--John

Saturday, August 12th, 2006
1:28 am
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 11, 2003 by Matt

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

Yesterday I woke up and got dressed to play some basketball with my friends. After we finished, Mike told me the guys were going to head over to his house just to hang out. I figured I would go just to keep myself busy. After playing, I ate dinner and got ready to head over to Mikes’.


In the middle of putting on my jeans, my phone rang. It was “the bitch”. I obviously didn’t pick up. Instead I kept on getting dressed until my phone made another noise. I looked at it and I had a voice mail. This was very different. Out of all the times we have been apart she had never once left a voice mail, no matter how many times she called. After listening to the voice mail I was in shock. She was outside.


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Thursday, August 10th, 2006
1:16 am
[memoriesofmatt]
Written August 9, 2003 by Matt (Entry 2)

Originally published at Memories of Matthew. Please leave any comments there.

My hangover is finally starting to go away. I spent the day just lying around the house. After a night like that, it’s understandable I wasn’t in the mood to leave my room. Even getting out of bed was a challenge. I still think of Lisa constantly. I talk to my friends all the time but I don’t think they fully understand how I felt for her. Their advice for me is to stop thinking about her and just move on. I can’t. If it was that simple I would have done it weeks ago. Im so confused. I hate her but at the same time I cannot get her out of my mind.


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