benjaminsherwood

a 34-year-old guy from North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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"Revenge is a dish best served cold" - Old Klingon Proverb.

OK. Another day, another profile window to fill in with something that's informative, but not too personal, whilst at the same time being suitable for all cultures, ages and sexes.

Not a tall order at all, then.

Who am I? Well, I'm just this guy, y'know? More of a musician than a writer, I joined Protagonize for one reason and one reason alone - to be able to read and rate the beautiful writings of my real-life friend, AmandaQuirky.  She's not only a great person and a great writer, she's also spent a lot of time listening to my band's music and discussing my lyrics with me, so I, at first, wanted to return the favour and read some of the stuff she's done.

As it turns out, she's actually a really good writer, so not only am I alleviating my social obligation (and low-level-guilt), I'm also totally enjoying it. Which is nice!

Hmm, what else. So, yeah, I've always enjoyed writing but never really finished much. Used to write a lot of poetry but it eventually became lyrics, and now I spend a lot of time wondering if there's a difference between me writing a poem and me writing lyrics, save for the fact that one has music and one does not.  And if they *are* different, then where does spoken word come into it? How's about spoken word with a backing track?  If it's being "sung", rather than "said", I guess it's a song, but if it's being "said", it's a poem.  But then; I could easily read some of my lyrics as poetry.  As you can tell, this particular form of circular thinking has been occupying my brain for a while now. All input welcome...

Beyond AmandaQuirky, I don't really know many other writers on here yet, but as and when I have the time, that'll change.

Oh and I started writing a story in August last year, this time fully determined to actually FINISH one, and totally didn't, but it's been bouncing around in my mind how to end it for a while - so I did so this morning and Amanda says I should post it on here, so I might as well.

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