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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 04:53:53 PM »
Whoa  :o  whole lot crammed into those two paragraphs. I really enjoyed that. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 05:20:05 PM »
It's good to see what's making judges sit up and choose particular stories. :)

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 05:48:47 PM »
Jee-sus! The guy can write.

So much in two para's. Am well impressed. Thanks for the link Shvon. xbx
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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 10:03:39 PM »
Interesting.
I can't help wondering, if someone here had posted this here, would crits say it was no good because it's all Tell?

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 01:12:01 AM »

Yep.
“Poetry is what happens when nothing else can.”― Charles Bukowski

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 06:47:36 AM »
Is this really all tell? I thought he did a good job showing his father's deterioration.

I'm asking seriously because I, like a lot of writers, struggle with this concept quite a bit. And I'm confused, obviously.  :P

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 12:45:55 PM »
His father was nuts to begin with. Everyone gets more of whatever it is they are as they grow older. No surprises there.

But - I didn't say it wasn't well written.
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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2014, 01:33:32 PM »
I thought it had a lot of telling. Who knows when it works or why? ::)

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2014, 01:45:04 PM »
Exactly. Sometimes there's more show, sometimes more tell. I don't care as long as it touches on something in me.

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Re: One of the stories by the winner of the Folio prize 2014
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2014, 04:16:29 PM »
I think it's about writing truthfully, from within. We spend such a lot of time worrying and moving the same words about we forget about the spirit of the piece.

That piece wasn't the most well written, but the writer had observed his subject with a truthful eye, and with humanity.