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Nate Gallon

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It's a pseudonym, and I'm passionate about truth. Whatever is solemn and earnest I try to capture with what I write. This is not a persona I've adopted for the sake of exploration; Pah! I slight the thought. I am here to spread my kindred spirit!

That was just my Bandini impression; My name is Ethan. I grew up in Bakersfield, California; I hadn't read a book for pleasure until after high school; I'm twenty-one years of age and I write in the same way man enjoys finding and/or producing a message in a bottle; It's either that I write out of great despair, or in delight that a person may find solace.

I do, however, try to avoid writing escapist material that is, in my understanding, to be made for the sake of sanctuary. I have a bad habit of attempting to do this, and I would like to change my style to a more painful view on life in order to help people feel less alone; In order to help people relate instead of becoming distracted by the suffering of life through a work of fiction. I want my work to do the opposite of distract, and I don't care who sees it, as long as I've said something that I meant.

I have no particular ambition for my writing that I can see myself. As of right now, I only write to tell my truth, but lack the goal that makes it a career; That i s not in my desire as far as I could see; Maybe you can see it.

Anyways, I, at the very least, hope to encounter a motley crew of writers and poets in my time spent on this page who can make each other feel as though they are a part of some thing.

Cheers, solemnly,
Ethan Monge
 
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PiP

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Anyways, I, at the very least, hope to encounter a motley crew of writers and poets in my time spent on this page who can make each other feel as though they are a part of some thing.

Cheers, solemnly,
Ethan Monge

Hi Ethan, welcome to WF. Pull up a chair and make yourself at home :) Do you write poetry and fiction?
 

Nate Gallon

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I try to write a semblance of each of those, but I'm mainly just someone who enjoys to read the classics like Salinger, Russian Existentialism, Camus, Bukowski, Fante; I enjoy casual material. My desire to write usually stems from biopics about artists or literary figures/eras I find myself akin to.
 

Tiamat

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Hey Ethan, and welcome! Your Bandini impression made me laugh, so thanks for that!

I would like to change my style to a more painful view on life in order to help people feel less alone; In order to help people relate instead of becoming distracted by the suffering of life through a work of fiction.
This is an interesting approach, and I love that you have a big picture goal like that. Hope to see some of your work around the boards. :)
 

clark

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Ethan -- welcome to WF kid! And that last is descriptive, not judgmental. I'm an old guy, so anyone your age is so far in my past I have to struggle to remember what I was into at 21. The usual, I suppose; given that, I'm impressed with your dedication to writing. And the search for truth. The truth of a moment, captured in the right words? Excellent! The search for the abiding Truth of all that is? I remember Pilate's famous exit situation: "What is Truth?" said jesting Pilate, and would not wait for an answer." Smart dude. The hallmark of a poet is that as a person before and during the act of writing, s/he is prepared to expose their vulnerability. That takes balls. That willingness may or may not apply to fiction, where the possibility of aesthetic distance between character/situation can be sooooooo great, depending on the writer, that vulnerability may not apply. One is hard-pressed to find much of the inner Henry James in a Henry James novel. At any rate, my new young friend, I very much look forward to reading your stuff. My single cautionary note is a heads up! on an apparent contradiction between your stated goal to help your readers feel "less alone", and your stated desire for independence: "I don't care who sees it, as long as I've said something that I meant." My thoughts on that omnipresent issue (expressed in my usual elegant prose): fuck the audience. Write what you need to write, the way you need to write it. An audience will fall into place. Or not. When told that Paradise Lost ​was just too dense with biblical references for most readers, Milton shrugged and said, "I write for fit audience, though few."
 
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