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« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2010, 12:35:43 PM »
I didn't mean directly like RD anyway you already have Toothpick Man, Mrs Nice lady with the garden, Albert's military buddy, the Principal, Puz, his uncle, Julie, Albert's mum, his real dad, the kid who disappeared already mentioned and that's off the top of my head - probably the vet, the banker, the dentist, the sheriff and the doctor all have tales from the town too.

That's 15x6k= 90,000 words!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds like a novel to me.   ::) ;)
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« Reply #106 on: November 28, 2010, 12:37:36 PM »
And what's wrong with that if you have all the material???????????????????????

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« Reply #107 on: November 28, 2010, 12:38:40 PM »
And what's wrong with that if you have all the material???????????????????????
My dear, there's nothing wrong with that at all.   ;) :-*
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« Reply #108 on: November 28, 2010, 12:42:39 PM »
So...write a few more paragraphs that maybe, if you were so inclined, might lead to some more, which could at least be tied together as a collection of short stories and if you really got over-excited [be careful now] might be crafted into a novel with a few tweaks. Win win!

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« Reply #109 on: November 28, 2010, 03:29:46 PM »
So far so good.  Seems like a good hook!

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« Reply #110 on: November 28, 2010, 07:32:48 PM »
So...write a few more paragraphs that maybe, if you were so inclined, might lead to some more, which could at least be tied together as a collection of short stories and if you really got over-excited [be careful now] might be crafted into a novel with a few tweaks. Win win!

I think I can make a whole series of 'Brickdale' stories. Since the idea draws directly from my own experience, there's a lot to choose from and it can all be related, in some way.
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« Reply #111 on: November 28, 2010, 07:41:35 PM »
So -- a nice leisurely write that you can do whenever the muse is upon you - minimal research, characters and their stories already there....and a great excuse if you want to disappear "I'm writing!" ;D

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« Reply #112 on: November 28, 2010, 07:50:05 PM »
LOL!!  Why didn't I think of this before?

Now all I have to do is kick-start the muse to kick me!   ::) ::) ;)
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« Reply #113 on: November 28, 2010, 07:56:19 PM »
I'll give you a kick up the arse if the muse forgets to! :D

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« Reply #114 on: November 28, 2010, 08:02:22 PM »
You're hired.   ::) ;D ;)
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« Reply #115 on: November 28, 2010, 08:31:12 PM »
You have a smile in your communication...I'll have you know I'm not easy!

{And I don't care if that's the way you like it -- you won't unless you're good!}

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« Reply #116 on: November 28, 2010, 08:36:06 PM »
You have a smile in your communication...I'll have you know I'm not easy!

{And I don't care if that's the way you like it -- you won't unless you're good!}
You, love, are definitely not easy. But pretty faces always make me smile. :-*  Drives the missus bonkers.   ::)
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« Reply #117 on: November 28, 2010, 08:44:00 PM »
That's all right then, because if there is a period of more than 3 months silence I shall PM you Jiminy Cricket style! :D :D :D :-*

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« Reply #118 on: November 28, 2010, 08:48:10 PM »
I expect to have a new story started soon. Promise.  :-*
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« Reply #119 on: November 28, 2010, 08:50:27 PM »
You are allowed to have a break but now that you have the notion inside your head guilt will ensure you address it when you're ready. :D
Conscience hey?