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The Gallery / Re: False Sense of Being Equal
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:59:57 PM »

Thank you for posting this interesting poem.

The Gallery / Re: Poem: My God Is
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:58:21 PM »

There's plenty of it over in the RMP board.

Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: August 20, 2018, 05:54:14 PM »
Thank you for your confirmation, young lady.

The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« on: August 13, 2018, 06:41:11 AM »
That's because the poets went elsewhere.  ;D When are you coming by our new home to say hello and join up?

The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:50:16 AM »

I saw that too. While we are here, do you have any thoughts on how best to repopulate the site?

Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:47:01 AM »

If you do, please let us know how the experience was, and whether you would recommend this as a useful resource.

Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »

Not me, I'm afraid. Perhaps you can find online reviews of the company concerned? But what's your time worth, if it's only 15 quid?

The Gallery / Re: A Sad Thought- poem
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:10:24 AM »

I call myself a poet, so thanks for that. Maybe there will be AI poetry bots in the future. 

The Coffee Shop / Re: The MWC Bar/Red Barren Bar
« on: August 10, 2018, 06:07:14 AM »

The strength of MWC is that it shows up well on search engines and there is a steady trickle of newcomers to rebuild the site after the mass emigration. Yes, it will never be quite the same again but that is no reason to abandon hope. It will be better to just get on with  participating instead of bemoaning things that cannot be undone. Just saying. 

Review My Poetry / Re: Help with tenses
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:57:10 AM »
The writing is quite dense in places and therefore difficult to follow - sometimes poetry can be like giving directions - easy to give but not to understand so much. But there are sections that are quite good, in a raw sort of way. I liked this line that stood out for me, and I suggest you try starting the poem with this. The first draft is putting big chunks of thought down and then you can sift through and edit to more accurately define your intentions to the reader. Don't be afraid to slash and burn your words in the review, nothing sacred there and there are plenty more available.

Today I met a woman who's never been a mother,
life denied her, so now I'm another daughter

Just a suggestion. You see how surplus bits fall away so you can get closer to the core of things. Adding the word 'another' clarifies your relationship with your own mother ie normal - it is internal rhyme with 'mother' and smoothens out the meter (rhythm).

Writing Games & Challenges / Re: the last person to post here wins
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:39:15 AM »

The only way to deal with this thread is to say the next person who posts here confirms my victory.

Review My Script / Re: Opening scene.
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:35:19 AM »

It's rather well-written for a story-board. Have you considered writing this as a novel but always with the background thought of it being adapted as a screenplay, and making it user friendly in that regard? Breaking into screen plays is even tougher than novel publishing. This way you could always self-publish or at least have the satisfaction of having produced something creative in its entirety.   


How about if there is some sort of tragedy and there is a slug orphan they are asked to adopt and they then have to get married to be proper foster parents? As far as dealing with pregnancies go, just gloss over the details and announce a little slug is on the way. If kids want to know where offspring come from they should ask their parents.

Authors' Resource Centre / Re: Writer Manuscript Security
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:21:41 AM »

I would suggest taking your machine to a competent IT outfit and paying them for their services to check out your computer.

Self-Publishing Central / Re: ISBN Numbers
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:19:31 AM »

I would suggest shopping around online in places with a weaker currency, like South Africa, for example.

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