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Ekim777: My chosen name is Ekim and a good few writers have come to know me through my writing. Creative writing is a lonely craft but it might be the finest way of relating to others; to kindred spirits. Fan Story is an impressive and successful organization. I think I have a right to say this having enjoyed being President of Voices; The Israel, English poetry organization for 17 years (retired.) We have our own workshops, and publish an annual magazine. We also conduct an annual poetry contest open to all budding poets. I live on a 'socialist ' settlement in Northern Israel near Lebanon. Writing is an important part of my life
November 11, 2015 at 1:26PM
    Linda Engel: Writing is what preserves of memories and promotes our minds.
    So glad you are here with us on Fan Story.
    November 11, 2015 at 1:29PM
    Liberty Justice: Thank you very much!
    liberty justice
    December 7, 2015 at 4:47PM
    A.A.A.EXHILARATING RIDE: Hi Ekim, it is lovely to tune into your creative writing love and talent, and I look forward to exploring further. Glad to meet you, blessings, Maureen*&*
    February 24, 2016 at 5:11PM

Ekim777: Ideally speaking, I would like to share similar ideas regarding reviews and the work, to form a relationship . Too often I feel that we misunderstand each other.
August 13, 2015 at 6:44AM
    --Turtle.: Thinking of misunderstandings, Sometimes I think we are a group of hammers, nails, flowers, and water all jumbled together.

    Sometimes hammers hit flowers and nails get sprinkled with water.

    Hammers help nails and make flowers sad (no matter how gentle or helpful the tap).

    Water makes flowers happy and nails get a bit rusty (no matter how much sunshine is applied).
    August 13, 2015 at 9:04AM
    mrsmajor: What a meaningful few words, and so very true...
    August 13, 2015 at 11:22AM

Ekim777: I find theater the grandest form of creative writing and I have submitted five full length plays. I have already posted in full, 3 novels, 3novellas. 18 short stories and loads of poetry. I am at present compiling a collection of 18 short stories all of which have appeared in Fan Story since May 2011. Again, dialogue is my favorite form of writing though it is the most difficult challenge.
March 6, 2015 at 11:15AM
    Ekim777: They say that all creative writing stems from th story of our youth.
    March 9, 2015 at 10:05AM
    Dean Kuch: If that were true, I would hate to think what readers think of my parents, LOL.

    I lead a very normal childhood with two parents who loved me deeply. I have no aspirations to go on a killing spree, hack up young virgins beneath a silv'ry moon...but my muse often does.

    No, I believe it is the realities of life which form our proclivities for those things we feel compelled to write about. Good, or bad.

    March 23, 2015 at 3:47PM
    Liberty Justice: WOW! I'm looking at all your blue ribbons! Simply marvelous!!
    December 7, 2015 at 4:48PM

Ekim777: I'm pretty prolific with at least 300 subjective lyrical poems. I enjoy writing short stories and novellas with an air of mystery and a touch of the uncanny. My latest interest is theater and have written four plays. Writing for the stage is the neatest form of writing to my mind.I am told that my creations hold interest. I say if you haven't a good story to tell don't try to write one.
May 22, 2011 at 2:50PM
    Ricky1024: So true, I write through the eyes to the brain, stopping along the way to chat with my mind for a moment.Then right off through the central nervous system to your core or heart. I take a lot of notes there and listen to what my mind, body then heart.
    Then off I go again to the soul, don't ask me how I do that I just do!I spend most of my time here so I bring my Apple Mac. along.other times when I'm tired and lazy, i bring my sexy secretary{Miss Star Buckner}along with me.39-24-36.
    When I'm finally done and at the end of a long day I go o my chalet and hit the hay!{with Miss Star Buckner) of course!
    June 10, 2011 at 4:28PM
    Ekim777: I enjoy writing reviews and have had some experience reviewing the work of leading Israeli poets for our prestigious Jerusalem Post.
    June 12, 2011 at 10:42AM
    October21: How funny that you have 13 fans and are not following any of your own, Ekim! :):)
    December 24, 2011 at 12:27PM
    whitedesert: Did not find the anniversary poem Ekim, but did catch up on the Caprivi story...spend much of my duties up there in the early seventies...Seems like we all had a Jannie to cope with in those days...
    April 9, 2012 at 5:25AM
    Aussie: I'm looking for your story/poem with Coolangatta in it? What is the name of your work? Regards, Aussie.
    April 9, 2012 at 8:55PM
    Ekim777: A place called Coolangatta
    April 10, 2012 at 10:57PM
    Carole Rosa: Ekim, with so much notoriety and fame, what are you doing in a place like this?
    July 9, 2012 at 6:33PM
    Earl of Oxford: Ekim, I find you rather pretentious, with respect.

    You have 13 fans, but you don't follow anyone. Life is give and take.

    Try to appreciate imagery and depth in others' writing, and try not to lecture, would be my humble advice. That's what I, and the vast majority of members on here do.

    From my experience of your reviews, as well-meaning as they may be, you seem more content in lecturing and giving examples of your own writing, than looking deeply and appreciating the words of others.

    This is in no way meant as a personal attack, just an overall impression, which I accept may be wrong.

    Best wishes, Ray x
    July 12, 2012 at 8:14AM
    daniaa: well thats nice, keep writing :)
    one more thing can I ask you friend, I am already a writer from middle east and I'm new here, I really like it .. but I was thinking when I'm writing some of my stories, do you think any one can steal the idea from some writers and sale it? do i have to stop writing my books here??? and write just the short stories? can you advice me?
    September 20, 2012 at 3:52AM
    PedrosA5LeggedDonkey: The Earl of Oxford has a way with tact I envy.
    September 22, 2012 at 10:59AM
    green5587: I was struggling with one of Ekim's reviews of my work until I read Ray's post. Thank you, Ray
    October 5, 2012 at 12:30AM
    chasdflynn: Very well said Earl, teaching is what this site is all about. Especially condescing better than thou, lecturing. I was shocked by the arrogance of Ekim777, in suggesting he knows better than all. This surely is not the humble example he suggests he is taught to exemplify?
    October 5, 2012 at 7:58AM
    Ideasaregems-Dawn: I'd like to add my voice to the others to thank Ray. Ekim777 actually had the nerve to infer that I lack faith and quoted scripture to me because I wrote a fiction poem for the Halloween Monotetra Contest.
    October 8, 2012 at 6:57AM
    mtnspirit: As writers we wish to learn and grow in our writing, but it is not up to any of us to condemn one another. Some need to learn the art of intuitive understanding.
    October 13, 2012 at 2:27PM
    Ekim777: I depend entirely on intuitive understanding. the writer gives me the answers. I try to give alternative suggestions. People say I impose myself. When I present my own work, I make myself vulnerable. With respect. Ekim777
    December 19, 2012 at 2:27PM
    Ekim777: I depend entirely on intuitive understanding. the writer gives me the answers. I try to give alternative suggestions. People say I impose myself. When I present my own work, I make myself vulnerable. With respect. Ekim777
    December 19, 2012 at 2:27PM
    alvaropereiro: I would also like to add to what Earl of Oxford, green5587,
    Ideasaregems-Dawn and mtnspirit said... with my utmost respect (I deeply appreciate each of your words! thank you so much)
    It was very hurtful to read Ekim's statement that I was trying too hard to be a poet, even though what I am writing comes straight from my heart... I might not know in detail the art of sonnets, monotetra and all of the techniques of poetry yet (it is just like a country musician or any other genre that plays music by ear, without the knowledge of note reading, counterpoint, harmony, etc).
    But what I do know for sure is that such a comment hurt me, and highly discouraged from writing again for a while or from being in contact with my own emotions. It was challenging to take those words kindly.
    That's what we are in this great website for, to learn (myself included) and to enjoy the works of others, growing together... and I will continue to learn and absorb things until the day I die.
    I am glad to see that I am not alone in struggling with Ekim's reviews.
    Thank you very much. Again, with my deepest respect.
    January 4, 2013 at 5:52PM
    Jacq77: Judging by some of the comments here, Ekim777 has upset a few people. I can understand why. Is someone like this qualified to make such judgements on others peoples' writing??? There are many things I would like to say, but, out of courtesy for this great site, I will not. I'll leave it to your imaginations. Earl of Oxford's words were "gold". With respect! :-)
    January 29, 2013 at 9:50AM
    Jmmercer: A good review is not a five star review that offers nothing in the way of criticism. However, a good review is also polite and sensitive, containing only constructive criticism. Telling someone that they should start with smaller pieces because they are simply not cut out to write a novel length piece is both rude and condescending. I can take criticism, but I cannot tolerate the abhorrently rude.
    March 3, 2013 at 12:37PM
    Robert Loy Gonzalez: Ekimm is a good reviewer atleast to me--A 23 year old with no writing background yet alone writtimg experiences that I can only speculate half the time. I'm sure if I wasn't good enough to write. He would of said something negative to me. Instead he wrote a very detailed and interesting review. Great review - would love to see more like him.
    April 12, 2013 at 7:08AM
    Indie Skreet: mm, I wonder why you have alienated so many people on here - a skill you surely possess :)
    April 16, 2013 at 11:40AM
    Rosalyne: Being able to critique well is a gift. Having learned from the best in the industry, subtly without attack is most beneficial to learning and advancing. I'd like to share my method, which is referred to as the "Oreo cookie." Begin with something nice to say, even if you don't agree with what was written, there's always a word, phrase or character that stands out. Secondly, you offer your critique, not by attacking, lecturing or downing someone's creativity, but by offering constructive criticism that will help a person move forward as a writer. Thirdly, end your review with a positive. Your goal as a reviewer is to help encourage, and advance a writer forward. Demeaning and hateful reviews hurt all. Please keep this in mind when you approach others. Thank you.
    June 3, 2013 at 4:04PM
    Jim Lorson Sr: Another pompous individual that has it embedded in his egotistical way that none of us knows how to compose. I have been on site for 5 years and has been reviewed and mentored by some of our finest authors and poets. They have helped to elevate writing skills immensely. I do not care about my rank, but, I care more for the quality of the poem or story. I trust in my mind that this person is truly not one of them or us. I hope you read this mister and stay away from my postings,,,,,,,,jim
    June 10, 2013 at 12:59PM
    Jane Johnson: Geez! Ditto to everyone on here! I had a poem reviewed the other day and was given great advice and I made the changes without hesitation. I am here to learn also, but when someone attacks everything I write in the fashion that you do Ekim, I have to wonder about you and your deep seeded issues. I would prefer that you don't read my work at all, because you make me feel that you think you are superior in some way. I appreciate your poetry and if I didn't I would bypass it and have at times to avoid being rude and giving you an unbelievably low mark on something that everyone else truly enjoyed and understood. Read and reread until you understand it and even read the author's notes. You have reviewed mine and been way off base with your understanding of what I wrote. I think the only reason that one person here actually gave you a good word, is because you are not intimidated by a person that admits to being inexperienced in writing poetry. When he gets better, he too will see see you as the pompous individual you are....rude and egotistical....trying to make other people feel bad to make yourself feel good. I share Rosalyn's advice for you.
    July 19, 2013 at 6:59AM
    mixmaster Q: I was raised withe God dogma,so I can understand how it can distort even the best of minds,good luck with yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mixmaster Q.
    August 2, 2013 at 4:37PM
    MM lives on :) : Amen to all the comments ...blocked.
    April 19, 2014 at 11:00PM
    write hand blue: I would tend to agree with the EARL OF OXFORD 12th July. He said it all.
    November 18, 2014 at 12:19PM

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