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Offline thatollie

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 08:11:10 PM »
Wait, what about . . .

Flag #1: It is a first draft. Every story needs revision.
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Offline 510bhan

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2014, 08:12:28 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I didn't write it. :D

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 08:13:53 PM »
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I didn't write it. :D

Well, you can't edit a blank page. Believe me, I've tried.
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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 08:16:05 PM »
You silver-tongued devil you  . . . :D

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 08:20:20 PM »
Well, you can't edit a blank page. Believe me, I've tried.

But you can make it into a paper aeroplane.  Then, whilst the more spatially aware part of your brain is ordering the folds and creases, the deeper subconscious may well be producing something of literary merit.

But if your room is littered with a ream's worth of paper aeroplanes then it's probably not working for you.

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 08:23:18 PM »
Thus spake Gyppo who had a short stint with Bombardier. :D

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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 10:08:16 PM »
lmao.  This thread is hilarious!
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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 10:11:49 PM »
Well, you can't edit a blank page. Believe me, I've tried.
I'm still laughing about this.  When I'm trying to write "something" and the going is tough, I get 3 words down -- and start to edit  :-[
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Re: Handy Tips -- what to avoid . . .
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 10:21:36 PM »
Sio, thanks for the link!
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