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Location: Holbrook
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1978
Interests: Tutoring and Mentoring people in writing, Movies, READING, Wine Tasting, Tea Making and Drinking, Writing
Member: Standard
Joined: September 2006
"My greatest aspiration is to be a James Bond villian." - Carl J Grasso

Follow me on twitter: carl8447

Carl J Grasso, is a learning poet and playwright. He has a B.A. Degree in English lit from SUNY Stony Brook, NY. He's been writing plays for eleven years and poems
for about twenty. He wrote and directed a few plays in his time and he hopes by using FanStory he'll be able to meet wonderful writers and tighten his skills.

01/10/2007 What scares me the most, is a blank page. It still scares me.

02/10/2009 I'm back and I love reviewing other people's work. I am currently working on a book and some other short stories and I can't wait to try them on you guys.

I am a big fanatic of the Watergate incident, I've read so many books and have seen so many films. It's amazing to me after all these years(1972), there are still new revelations.

10/20/2009: I've never been a competitve person. But I think it's time I start competing is some fan story contests and trying to win at least one. Well, if I don't I wont care, but I think it might be fun.

I would like the thank the Z-Man and Barky for helping with scripts. Dr. Levy of course my mentor. Also NVER, who is on FanStory. I also wish to thank my wife and daughter for their constant support.

"I like to write something gangbusters with spelling errors, gramatical mistakes, horrible everything. And just have the backbone of what I'm trying to do. Then I pull it out of the typewriter and shove it in a drawer and I come back a year later and rewrite most if not the enitre thing."-Carl J Grasso

"Sometimes I'll write something, put it away, and come back to it a year later, two years later, once five yars later, and jump immediately back to where I left off." -Carl J Grasso

"Cynicism is a disease, and I am proud to suffer from it."

"As much as you write, YOU HAVE TO READ MORE!" 9/05/2014
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carl8447: I want to be published
October 6, 2014 at 10:36PM
    DIS-illusioned: Pick a number and join the line. Next! ....
    October 7, 2014 at 12:40PM

carl8447: Im scared to write
September 10, 2014 at 10:15PM

carl8447: Im working on a movie and a kids book. Just life has kicked my ass. Hopefully I'll be back this summer
June 20, 2014 at 1:44PM

carl8447: I'm still here.
January 14, 2014 at 10:23PM
    shelley kaye: no, i'm here. you're there.


    January 15, 2014 at 10:05AM
    carl8447: Hi? Been gone through the ringer and back. I might write some more. Feel free to stop by anytime. Check out my plays and what I used to be like.
    February 1, 2014 at 9:59PM

carl8447: I think I'm back. I've just been too busy going to school
November 24, 2013 at 8:46PM
    DIS-illusioned: Well, when you're sure you're back, don't let us know, will you. :)
    November 25, 2013 at 9:01AM

carl8447: I may or may not come out of retirement. Have a tale to tell about it. I think I might write it down.
January 14, 2013 at 9:17PM

carl8447: whats up guys!
August 25, 2012 at 8:11PM
    DIS-illusioned: My obnoxious upstairs-neighbors. *Tapping the ceiling--again--with my broom stick*
    August 25, 2012 at 10:46PM
    Linda England Bonam: Had to laugh when I read this. I had the neighbors from hell living above me one time in an apartment. It sounded like the whole family did jumping jacks together before a game of basketball!! I punched the ceiling so hard with a broom that it put a broom size hole in the ceiling!!
    August 26, 2012 at 8:00AM

carl8447: ive been really busy ill be back in the summer
April 12, 2012 at 6:06AM
    another jim: Tell the Warden I said hello...

    April 12, 2012 at 6:19AM
    Cumbrianlass: That was a perfectly good mouthful of tea. Dammit.
    April 12, 2012 at 1:05PM

carl8447: is there anything to be joyful about?
January 16, 2012 at 12:43PM
    Lady & Louis: Louis (for me)

    January 16, 2012 at 1:49PM
    shelley kaye: .... and chocolate :-)

    January 16, 2012 at 5:22PM
    Bellydanser: ...tick tick...every second...tick tick...
    January 16, 2012 at 8:51PM

carl8447: I've been a bit busy lately. Creativity has hit a brick wall. i think I need to shut up and write.
October 29, 2011 at 6:54PM

carl8447: im back! been taking a five week course in bio
August 5, 2011 at 6:47PM

carl8447: On vacation this week, so I think I'm going to post something new. Been listening to a lot of Sex Pistols and a lot of Thelonius Monk. It should be interesting.
June 21, 2011 at 8:22AM

carl8447: last act of ashley will be posted tonight
May 31, 2011 at 8:40PM

carl8447: OKAY NOW I'M MAD! I get blasted for putting up my own political views and put a disclaimer for saying that they're my OWN political views; so I back off and leave it alone. My piece never got to the top of fanstory and I didn't care that it did. So I log on and I see a haiku about Glenn Beck. It's the number two poem. Are you kidding? If you're going to use the site for politcal conversation do so and stop whipping out your credit card and spending money to put your views on the top of this website. It's stupid and it's not the point of this website. The point of this website is to get your stuff read and get feedback and to learn from other writers. If the Glenn Beck poem was actually a poem of some sort instead of a promotion or a plug, I wouldn't had a problem. Just pay fanstory money to advertise, other then that, stay off the site.
May 3, 2011 at 10:57PM
    another jim: carl8447 sez: "It's stupid and it's not the point of this website."

    I guess that all depends on who you ask, Carl. As a fledgling writer, I'd have to agree with you in principle, i.e., the "point" of FanStory is to get your stuff read and critiqued, and to become a better writer as a result.

    However, it takes money to run a website like this, and the business model for generating that money isn't necessarily aligned with the individual wants and needs of us writers. The idea that one can promote one's work to the top of the page by simply spending cash may not sit well with the artist in us, but it's how the site sustains itself (in part, at least).

    It's those deep-pocketed individuals who "whip out their credit cards" that keep the site solvent and, I might add, make it affordable for the rest of us. I can live with that; if I couldn't, I wouldn't be here.

    I can't stand Glenn Beck, either; and yeah, he's probably the last person I'd wax poetic about. But if someone else wants to pen a paean to Beck and then spend their own money to promote the hell out of it? Hey, knock yourself out...

    Artistic expression comes in all shapes, sizes, and colors. And as long as it remains within the site's rules, where's the harm? Not a fan of odes to loudmouthed ideological buffoons? Just skip 'em and move on to something more to your liking.
    May 4, 2011 at 7:30AM
    carl8447: all im saying is if you're going to do a commercial, do a commercial! i agree with you about the financial in this climate.
    May 7, 2011 at 11:17PM

carl8447: Im coming to own fanstory. Oh yeah.
April 15, 2011 at 7:06AM

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