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Carmel 07-13-2008 05:56 AM

WoTM - June - SomeoneYouKnew
Real Name:
just call me SYK (pronounced sick, like my sense of humour)

as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth.

north of Canada

Favourite Artists:

Smashmouth, Lit, Ted Nugent, Peter White, Chicago, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, James Taylor.

An artist we should listen to is:
Wayman Tisdale.

Most Inspirational Writer (Lyrically):
Dave Grusin (Iíll post a review later)

Favourite poet/poem (published writer):
Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face -- Jack Prelutsky
(Iím sorry folks, itís amusing)

If you could be any writer ever, who would you be:
Theodore Geisel
or Richard Bach.

Why Do You Write:
I started because I wanted to try something different.
I continue because it scares the hell out of me.
Makes me feel vulnerable, naked.

Favourite technique/style to write:
I havenít even figured out what Iím doing yet.
I donít think I have a style
other than to create some sort of pattern in sonics and rhythm.

Favourite Writer on UG:
Pete or Kent.
or if I really want to push my limited reading ability to the max, Steve or Chantal.
or for pure simple enjoyment: Jamie, Zach, or Jake.

Most Helpful Critic:
No doubt Jamie has been THE constant throughout my time here on UG.
Joris helped me with a piece that was very important to me.
Zach helps me a ton.
Jake understands how I think. I fear for you, Jake.
Lately, Dylan pisses on nearly everything I write.
I canít begin to thank him enough.
Indirectly, Steve.
I learned much about writing, just by reading his crits on othersí works.

Your Most Recent Work and Reason behind It:
Skid Row Diary. It might be a prophecy.

Tips for Newer Writers:
Asking me for advice is dangerous.
I have no shortage of opinions.
A few of them might even be worth listening to.

Figure out what works for you, and the time.
Sometimes you just have to force your way through a write.
Other times it wonít work and youíll have to wait until youíre ready.
Or just stop caring at all. Just write whatever comes out and have fun with it.

Donít be afraid to Frankenstein a piece.
Sometimes youíll write a something around a key section
But as the work takes shape, that part no longer fits.
Change the keystone radically, if necessary.
Or just delete it, and let the piece breathe.

Sometimes the most powerful messages
are delivered by the words left unspoken.

Write for the competitions and OTS them whenever possible.
You wonít have a clue what your piece will look like until youíre finished and you might surprise yourself in a good way.

Whatís your goal in writing:
Iíd like to write songs.
Cheesy, commercial pop songs
complete with hooks and catchphrases.
But Iíd also like them to have meaning.

Any Final Comments or Thoughts:
Pete should have won this one.

Writing is only bytes in cyberspace, or pen-strokes on paper.
Ö or is it a window into your soul? idk


Jammydude44 07-13-2008 07:08 AM



DigUpHerBones 07-13-2008 07:13 AM

Well done!

I'm sure you know that all this hiding of your name might force us to come up with a less-than-suitable substitute :p:

iain4444 07-13-2008 08:41 AM

North of canada? I've been misled! Ha, i guess we've been over all this, but to inflate your ego a little more: good show winning this one pal :)

*is unsure why he's conscious this early*

Confusius 07-13-2008 08:43 AM

Congrats you dirty sonofabitch

rush4life 07-13-2008 08:59 AM

Congratulations. You deserved it. :cheers:

Billyjson 07-13-2008 10:38 AM

I fear for me too :idea:

Congrats man, June will forever be known as 'SYK Month'.

Good thing you didn't win in February.

nightraven 07-13-2008 11:12 AM

congratz dawg :)

culex-knight 07-13-2008 12:07 PM


Snowblind 911 07-13-2008 12:16 PM

'grats man.

samoo 07-13-2008 01:12 PM

Interesting interview and congrats!

jiminizzle 07-13-2008 01:24 PM


I don't really like the name SYK so, I'll be thinking of a better name. :p:

skagitup 07-13-2008 02:27 PM

congratulations, you are a wonderfully progressive writer, deserved of this recognition if not for your skill then for your effort and apparently unlimited kindness.

i can only hope that this will inspire confidence and signify the end of moderately annoying critiques too readily concerned with grammatical, syntactical and literary errors, seemingly ignoring the actual fire of the pieces - i trust that it's time to begin looking at works as words of poetry rather than exhibitions of coherent and conformist writings. there's truly nothing more irritating than having the initial euphoria of reply dashed by the realisation that such reply was merely pointing out a missing (and often quite unessential) period.

one learns to write from reading, indeed, but if such was the only necessity a writers own works would be the replication, not the response.

sloppyjoe24 07-13-2008 02:33 PM


#1 synth 07-13-2008 03:09 PM

Congrats, Rudolf (as since you gave no name I of course have to make one up)

DigUpHerBones 07-13-2008 04:02 PM

Originally Posted by #1 synth
Congrats, Rudolf (as since you gave no name I of course have to make one up)

Rudolf is too normal.
I suggest something along the lines of Rudolf: Big Farm Man.

And Rudolf, while I think your writing is fantastic, taking in what skag said would be good.

ZanasCross 07-13-2008 05:05 PM

Congrats you semi-mexican ho-bag.

ottoavist 07-13-2008 05:28 PM

congratulations, Sick.

cubs 07-13-2008 06:00 PM

felicidades, enfermo :)

Chak 07-13-2008 09:25 PM

Congrats buddy guy :)

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