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Title: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 28, 2009, 11:36:07 PM
Just a quick hello. Am in the middle of preparing for a road trip south. Tent still has to checked. Food? What's that? I have a far greater priority - organize latest MSS which I'll be editing along the way using Margie Lawson's deep editing techniques.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Skip Slocum on December 29, 2009, 12:31:48 AM
Welcome to the Circle and have a good trip.  ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 12:41:58 AM
Thanks, Skip.  :)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 29, 2009, 02:49:52 AM
Hi, Yeggy.



Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Jos on December 29, 2009, 03:11:40 AM
Hello and welcome  :)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: super fly on December 29, 2009, 03:32:12 AM
hi welcome yeggy

i heard about  Margie Lawson's deep editing techniques. Let me know if they work for you? if so i am going to get it too.

Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 04:01:35 AM
Thanks for the welcome, everyone.


i heard about  Margie Lawson's deep editing techniques. Let me know if they work for you? if so i am going to get it too.



Will do
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 29, 2009, 09:57:53 AM
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Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.J.B on December 29, 2009, 10:10:33 AM
I haven't a clue what 'deep editing' is. Is it any different to just editing?
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 04:39:00 PM
I haven't a clue what 'deep editing' is. Is it any different to just editing?

Check her out on:

http://www.margielawson.com/

Her method helps me see where I'm telling and should be showing, where there's too much or too little back story and description that might slow down the reader or leave them puzzled. Best of all it helps me get my characters to pack an emotional punch.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 04:41:39 PM
Welcome to MyWritersCircle Yeggy,nice to have you with us.

We have a few guidelines and rules.



Thanks for the welcome, Alice. And yeah, read that before I started to post.  ;D - What kind of geek does that make me?  ::)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.J.B on December 29, 2009, 05:59:18 PM
I think I will stick with my own method of editing..I basically rape every line anyway.

If I need new editing inspiration in the future, which after a rejection will be likely, I shall keep her name in mind.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 06:06:21 PM
I think I will stick with my own method of editing..I basically rape every line anyway.

If I need new editing inspiration in the future, which after a rejection will be likely, I shall keep her name in mind.

I guess as long as we've got something that works for us, then that's what counts.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: super fly on December 29, 2009, 06:22:05 PM
Check her out on:

http://www.margielawson.com/

Her method helps me see where I'm telling and should be showing, where there's too much or too little back story and description that might slow down the reader or leave them puzzled. Best of all it helps me get my characters to pack an emotional punch.

So i take it you tried the empowering characters emotions packets, you know what i think i will download the ece packet. Thanks.

Us geeks need to stick together, ;D geeks stand united.  :D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2009, 07:13:36 PM
I now have this vision of a crazed Aussie, with corks hanging from his hat brim, the stereo belting out  Waltzing Matilda or A Pub With No Beer at about 1000 watts, thundering along some dusty desert road, overtaking those soddin' great road-trains, with his manuscript on the steering wheel, a tinnie in one hand and a pen in the other, steering with the prehensile toes of his non-accelerator foot.  Unless you have a breeze block holding down the loud pedal.  (What I once heard described as an Abo-Overdrive.)

Pleased don't disillusion me ;-)

Welcome to our little corner of the Big Bad Web, where a surprising amount of 'good stuff' gets done despite - or maybe because of - the fun and frolics in the less serious parts of the site.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 07:45:08 PM
I now have this vision of a crazed Aussie, with corks hanging from his hat brim, the stereo belting out  Waltzing Matilda or A Pub With No Beer at about 1000 watts, thundering along some dusty desert road, overtaking those soddin' great road-trains, with his manuscript on the steering wheel, a tinnie in one hand and a pen in the other, steering with the prehensile toes of his non-accelerator foot.  Unless you have a breeze block holding down the loud pedal.  (What I once heard described as an Abo-Overdrive.)

Pleased don't disillusion me ;-)

Welcome to our little corner of the Big Bad Web, where a surprising amount of 'good stuff' gets done despite - or maybe because of - the fun and frolics in the less serious parts of the site.

Gyppo

Crikey mate, you wos spot on and bonzer except that - strike a light I gotta dissolution you on one point - I'm a sheila.

Gyppo, have you been watching too many movies or do you have personal experience of this sunburnt county? (Which, BTW, due to influence of far away cyclone Laurence is lacking on the sunburnt bit - very wet in the Western Plains, boggy in fact.)

Have yet to explore beyond this thread. I know how absorbing forums can be and am resisting plunging in.  ;D

Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.J.B on December 29, 2009, 07:51:16 PM
I'm a sheila.




There's only one way to be sure of that. If you have ever watched Crocodile Dundee then you know the way I'm talking about 8)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 08:00:49 PM
There's only one way to be sure of that. If you have ever watched Crocodile Dundee then you know the way I'm talking about 8)

Try it and your balls will be so small you can audition for a soprano!  8) 8) 8) Em..... (To self) That's assuming AJB is a bloke.  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.J.B on December 29, 2009, 08:04:24 PM
Try it and your balls will be so small you can audition for a soprano!  8) 8) 8) Em..... (To self) That's assuming AJB is a bloke.  :-[ :-[

I love a challenge. A flight to the otherside of the world however is a tad too much of a challenge for me.

That threat also smacks of you wanting to return the favour :D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.W.M on December 29, 2009, 08:24:26 PM
Hello, Yeggy, and welcome.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2009, 08:36:21 PM
Crikey mate, you wos spot on and bonzer except that - strike a light I gotta dissolution you on one point - I'm a sheila.

Gyppo, have you been watching too many movies or do you have personal experience of this sunburnt county? (Which, BTW, due to influence of far away cyclone Laurence is lacking on the sunburnt bit - very wet in the Western Plains, boggy in fact.)

Have yet to explore beyond this thread. I know how absorbing forums can be and am resisting plunging in.  ;D



It did cross my my mind that you might be of the female persuasion, and I was going to allude to this possibility, but I got side-tracked by the beeping from my smoke alarm and just hit [send] before investigating the cause of aforementioned beep.

No, no personal experience of the broad brown land.  However, Dad was there during WW2 for a while and brought back a fair batch of tales.   Including one about a strapping great bull-dyke of a crane operator they met in a sailor's bar.  She challenged a group of British Matelots to a drinking contest, and by the end of the evening, with prodigious amounts of rum and beer having been consumed, she and Dad were the only two left standing.  Both being skint by then they tried to settle it by arm wrestling, and drew on that as well.  Dad was quite a short little fellow, but stokers on coal-fired ships had real muscles. Although he admitted it was close-run thing, on both drinking and arm-wrestling.  She helped him load his mates into a taxi and they dropped her off en-route to the ship.

BTW, the beeping alarm was a low battery warning, not a portent of a sudden conflagration.

Gyppo

PS:  You ought to visit the MWC bar.  Hiding behind/within the Coffee Shop thread, where you will often find one of our other resident 'convicts', a lass called FireFly, proppping up the bar.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 29, 2009, 09:53:15 PM

PS:  You ought to visit the MWC bar.  Hiding behind/within the Coffee Shop thread, where you will often find one of our other resident 'convicts', a lass called FireFly, proppping up the bar.

Thanks for the heads up re fello Ozzy, Gyppo.

Great tale from WW2.

British Matelots - so that makes you British? I was born in London - parents (Irish dad and mother of Scottish descent explain everything AFAIC) came out when I was a kid as 10 pound pom - now that's showing my age. But like a fine red wine, I have nothing to be ashamed of.

Now if the beverage in question had been a dry red, I might have stood a chance, but not on the arm wresting!
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: twisted wheel on December 30, 2009, 06:37:27 AM
hi and welcome to the forum
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on December 30, 2009, 06:47:37 AM
Hi Yeggy, exactly how far south are you planning on coming mate?  ;D ;D

Oh and welcome to the forum. There are a few Aussies here now, we are taking over the world, as you know. >:D

Don't hold it against you being part Pom though.   ;)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: A.J.B on December 30, 2009, 07:20:38 AM

Don't hold it against you being part Pom though.   ;)

POM means 'Prisoner of her Majesty' and it was prisoners sent to dwell in Aussie land with that written on their backs. So I am gonna stick my neck out and say it's Aussie's who deserve that moniker :P
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 30, 2009, 09:40:28 PM
Hi Yeggy, exactly how far south are you planning on coming mate?  ;D ;D

Oh and welcome to the forum. There are a few Aussies here now, we are taking over the world, as you know. >:D

Don't hold it against you being part Pom though.   ;)

Hiya fire-fly,
(Is your screen name inspired by the TV series or the bug?)
We're heading to Adelaide via Kapunda, staying in the southern burbs for a few days, trip out to Victor Harbor to see the olds-in-law, birthday on the 9th, then across to Melb via the Ocean Rd. Returning to Dubbo either through inland Victoria or along the NSW coast - depends on how much time we have.

Part PM. Mmmm that would be the toe nail clippings.  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 30, 2009, 09:42:55 PM
POM means 'Prisoner of her Majesty' and it was prisoners sent to dwell in Aussie land with that written on their backs. So I am gonna stick my neck out and say it's Aussie's who deserve that moniker :P

Actually, my bad, the real nomenclature is POME, Prisoner of Mother England. There are a lot of people who are now very proud to claim a convict heritage.  ::)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on December 31, 2009, 12:54:14 AM
POM means 'Prisoner of her Majesty' and it was prisoners sent to dwell in Aussie land with that written on their backs. So I am gonna stick my neck out and say it's Aussie's who deserve that moniker :P

 :o :o :o :o :o

But we shower, we can't have that moniker.   ;)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on December 31, 2009, 12:55:44 AM
Dubbo will fly close to me mate, I am in the Hunter Valley. 

We are heading North in June, up to Darwin, over to Broome than the Gibb River Road to spend time in the Kimberlies, I can't wait.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on December 31, 2009, 01:13:11 AM
Dubbo will fly close to me mate, I am in the Hunter Valley. 

We are heading North in June, up to Darwin, over to Broome than the Gibb River Road to spend time in the Kimberlies, I can't wait.   ;D ;D

We lived in Darwin for 11 years, Moved to Dubbo Feb this year. Never made it to Broome but camped lots of times in Litchfield and Kakadu, plus stayed in Kununara and Katherine a few times.  We had hoped to drive down the west coast but left the NT before we had the chance. Another day, huh. When I get back from hols I'll pop over to the cafe and, if you’re interested, give you the gen.

Pity you won't be there on the weekend around May 20th. That's when the NT Writers Centre Festival Wordstorm is on. I'll be returning to haunt the place and 'run' all the volunteers. It is an awesome event held on the lawns of the MAAGNT, Museum and Art Gallery of NT, which looks over the harbour. Couldn't get better than that.

Keep checking the website for details if you're at all interested.

http://www.ntwriters.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=43

Maybe, just maybe, if we do make it to the Hunter Valley we can have coffee in some cool place.  8)

Yikes - gotta go.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on December 31, 2009, 06:23:48 AM
The location of the Museum is gold isn't it. We spent half the day there and had lunch in the restaurant, very nice indeed.

I think we don't leave home till around 3rd of June so we won't be there in May at all worst luck, it sounds like it would be bloody ace.

Yep if you are around this area, be great to meet you for sure, keep me posted.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 01:35:04 AM
So i take it you tried the empowering characters emotions packets, you know what i think i will download the ece packet. Thanks.

Us geeks need to stick together, ;D geeks stand united.  :D

Hiya super fly - have been travelling, moving house and now entertaining elderly in-laws, oh and I suppose there's work as well.   :-\ as for writing  ::) Did you download the pack and if you did, did you find it useful?
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 01:36:45 AM
Hello, Yeggy, and welcome.

Hello, AWM, belated thanks for the welcome.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 01:37:50 AM
hi and welcome to the forum

Belated thank you midnight candle.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 01:40:02 AM
The location of the Museum is gold isn't it. We spent half the day there and had lunch in the restaurant, very nice indeed.

I think we don't leave home till around 3rd of June so we won't be there in May at all worst luck, it sounds like it would be bloody ace.

Yep if you are around this area, be great to meet you for sure, keep me posted.  ;D ;D

Didn't make it to the Hunter Valley but when we do will let you know!  ;D And yes, the museum is brilliant - we used to have breakfast there every Saturday.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2010, 04:40:18 AM
I never thought of the breakfast idea but I will go there now for sure. Only a couple of months to go and we are on the road.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 04:52:57 AM
Will you be tenting at all? In Litchfield Park there's a little known place you can camp (so little known I can't remember the name of it) beside large rock pools. One tent per pool and they are about 1/2k apart. You chalk your name on the blackboard at the bottom rock pool. Absolutely no ameneties, though.  ;D If you're not camping the walk to the upper pools is great, take your togs and cool off.

Nearby there's a restaurant that makes delicious mango cheese cake. 
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2010, 05:18:00 AM
We loooove Litchfield and will go there for sure and did see a campsite there but not as you described. We are tenting and vanning this time round mate. Going to the Kimberly as well. Wanna do the Darwin croc swim, have you seen that yet?
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: cruising granny on February 26, 2010, 07:20:44 AM
You should be right FF, IF you wear your croc leather bikini.  Brave, very brave.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2010, 07:22:34 AM
Well if you give it back to me after borrowing it Granny, I may just do that.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 02:21:16 PM
We loooove Litchfield and will go there for sure and did see a campsite there but not as you described. We are tenting and vanning this time round mate. Going to the Kimberly as well. Wanna do the Darwin croc swim, have you seen that yet?

No, haven't seen the croc swim - fact this is the first time I've heard of it. Is that salties or freshies?
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2010, 03:31:47 PM
Salties mate, but its not as dangerous as it sounds for sure.  ;D ;D

http://www.adrenalin.com.au/swim-with-crocodiles-darwin/nt-darwin/water/13222 (http://www.adrenalin.com.au/swim-with-crocodiles-darwin/nt-darwin/water/13222)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 04:08:36 PM
Phew! I thought for a moment you had really gone troppo. I couldn't find an address on the site you posted and am wondering if it's in Mitchell Street - the backpacker's haven.  ;D I remember when we were in Darwin a crocodile facility was being built on the roof in Mitchell St. Brilliant from a business point of view.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2010, 04:29:51 PM
I think its a Crocosaurus Cove I think it said mate. Here are some utubes on it. Check out the teeth marks in the cage.  ;D ;D

http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=swim+with+the+crocs+Darwin&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=MjyIS-3pDIH2sQO03vWEAw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBcQqwQwAw# (http://video.google.com.au/videosearch?q=swim+with+the+crocs+Darwin&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=MjyIS-3pDIH2sQO03vWEAw&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBcQqwQwAw#)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 26, 2010, 06:31:00 PM
Just can't work out where CC is.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 27, 2010, 01:13:57 AM
Might be new mate, I will look more for it.

Have a feeling it is in town or Crocodylis Park mate, let you know anyway.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 27, 2010, 03:58:54 PM
Might be new mate, I will look more for it.

Have a feeling it is in town or Crocodylis Park mate, let you know anyway.

Ta  ;D
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 27, 2010, 04:21:17 PM
Hey, fire-fly, I found it, Crocosaurus Cove is in Mitchell Street in the city. Hoping to be in Darwin in May for the writers festival so I'll check it out. Has to be at least as much fun as bungy junping.  :o :o
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 27, 2010, 10:18:01 PM
Blimey, no bungy for me, I will take the crocs anyday.  :o :o

Let me know how it is mate, we will be there in June and would love to know if its worth the $150.
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 28, 2010, 12:15:45 AM
Blimey, no bungy for me, I will take the crocs anyday.  :o :o

Let me know how it is mate, we will be there in June and would love to know if its worth the $150.

Bungy jumping rocks! Em.... that is once you're just bouncing upside down, retinas and lunch intact. Will let you know what I think of the cage of death. Yikes, what am I saying. Hello Mr Croc.  Nice Mr Croc.  :o :o
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2010, 12:45:57 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Don't forget the camera maaaaate. 
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 28, 2010, 04:55:34 AM
;D ;D ;D

Don't forget the camera maaaaate. 

I never forget the camera.... except yesterday when I was driving along a dirt road as the sun was setting, the light was just fantastic as it shone through the trees and picked up the dust from the car in front.  ::)
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2010, 04:59:43 AM
Damn, one of those once in a lifetime shots ay. Do it all the time.  ;D ;D

We had camel races this week and I did have the camera and clicked all the falls in speed shot, magic.  :P
Title: Re: Hiya from the Western Plains of Australia
Post by: yeggy on February 28, 2010, 05:40:33 AM
Damn, one of those once in a lifetime shots ay. Do it all the time.  ;D ;D

We had camel races this week and I did have the camera and clicked all the falls in speed shot, magic.  :P

I am soooooo jealous.  :-\ :-\  ;D