9/11

Discussion in 'Personal Gallery' started by Bf109_g, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Bf109_g

    Bf109_g Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Hi guys,

    Ever since I was a kid, I've been interested in the FDNY, even though I live a whole world away from the US. I don't know what compelled me to do it, but I have started writing a fictional firefighter's account of 9/11. I know some of you might hate me for doing this, but I can understand where you are coming from. Just wanted to get your views on what I'm doing.

    Cheers,

    James.
     
  2. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,881
    Likes Received:
    228
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Ratings:
    +303 / 0 / -0
    IMO, James, if it's a fictional account, write away. I'd like to see what you have when your done.

    Now, if you tried to pass it off as if you were there and this was a biography or historical account, that would be upsetting to some, for sure.
     
  3. Heinz

    Heinz Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    7,705
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Student, Musician, Writer, Thinker, Shelf Stacker...
    Location:
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -1
    Fiction based on history is fine but like Thorlifter said trying to emulate a real account is not a good move.

    What else do you write James? I'm interested in doing Journalism.You have any favourite writers?
    Cheers
     
  4. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    22,825
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,129 / 1 / -1
    Nice idea and wish you success. But remember there is a difference between North Joisey and South Jersey! :lol: Ask Thunder and Les! I say that because I think afew firefighters actually lived in NJ and worked in the city. I may be wrong.
     
  5. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,367
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Ratings:
    +1,132 / 2 / -4
  6. Bf109_g

    Bf109_g Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    Thanks for the links, FBJ.
     

Share This Page