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The Gallery / Re: The Last Day of Parker Thom
« on: September 15, 2018, 01:03:43 PM »

Read it a couple of times and it's making me feel thick as I can't reconcile the dialogue-driven narrative with any confidence. I was hanging on until "Sobbing" but lost the plot after that. Still, it works as an exercise in non-attributed dialogue, perhaps. I think I did something similar once in a section of a weird short story that I also think I might have posted here in the Gallery. Just going to have a look-see...

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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: Greetings!
« on: September 15, 2018, 12:44:12 PM »
Welcome O-Sid. What's your area of writing interest?

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The Gallery / Re: A Fair Day (Part 1)
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:49:52 PM »

Interesting. The socio-economic order in essence is dependent on constant growth. When growth slows, it's a calamity. Just like a Ponzi pyramid scheme.

I like the idea of the incognito glitterati. In his non-fiction book Most Secret War, RV Jones tells of some titled senior officer who in WW2 would go to his military office in London, get changed, and then spend the day as a beer drayman on a cart, feeling it was more useful to the war effort, and then change back and go home to his mansion and ladywife.

   

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Welcome Board - START HERE! / Re: come to say hi
« on: September 13, 2018, 03:33:28 PM »
Welcome Tea and Honey. Please explore the site which is quite user-friendly. I suggest reading the stickies for any board where you intend to post. It's a little quiet around here but perhaps you can help to change that.  :) 

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Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:13:15 AM »
Anyone winning and wearing a pink ribbon and tiara deserves to get mugged. They will then be unable to post. I win.  ;D

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Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:09:31 AM »









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The Gallery / Re: A Fair Day (Part 1)
« on: September 12, 2018, 01:58:15 AM »

It's good writing, even if unpolished. It didn't take long to engage my attention, and that's what counts, hm? Revision is a bitch isn't it?

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The Gallery / Re: A Fair Day (Part 1)
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:01:37 PM »
Thanks for posting, NN3. Are you looking for feedback or just readers?   

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Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: September 11, 2018, 04:55:31 PM »
And again

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All the Write Questions / Re: Can you start a story with desription?
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:20:45 PM »

Makes for strong bones.

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Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:27:37 PM »
Who's next?

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All the Write Questions / Re: Can you start a story with desription?
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:13:34 PM »
You can always go back and fill in the beginning at the end. The opening is the most important - it has to grab the attention of the reader, the editor or the agent.
If it is your first book, by the time you get to the end, you are a better writer. So it makes sense (in a strange way) to do the most important part at your best.

I do like the teachers' attitude.

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It's confusing to an outsider. If you were reading the story for the first time, what outcome would you expect?

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Writing Games & Challenges / Re: Word association un-un-plus
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:56:41 PM »
smack

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The Writers Circle / Re: Help Needed
« on: September 09, 2018, 04:49:12 PM »

I'd go for option 2 - it has more scope for a human interest angle, which always makes stories more engaging. You don't have many words available and option 1 may require too much exposition to set things up -for example, what about babies being added to the population? And if there are no more babies, how many words do you need to explain that convincingly? In option 2 , if you can make your time transitions neatly, you can start at any point in the story and flesh it out with flashbacks before whatever dramatic ending you have in mind.   

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