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Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-22-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By spshane
I was originally trying to do initials. S. P. I...

I was originally trying to do initials. S. P. I don't think it would let me do it at the time, or maybe I was drunk.

I used to get drunk and write a lot, but I've backed off the booze. I don't go...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-22-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By spshane
In the morning, I have a cup of coffee. It always...

In the morning, I have a cup of coffee. It always makes me shit and you never want to carry around the previous day's shit with you; you want a fresh start. After my morning coffee, I'm done with it....
Forum: Free Writing 05-19-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By spshane
Son of BigFoot

Sometimes I have really fucked up dreams that keep me thinking for much of the next morning. A few months back I dreamed I was having a heart attack and I woke up with my chest tighter than the...
Forum: Free Writing 05-18-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 508
Posted By spshane
A good friend of mine, who's so much weirder than...

A good friend of mine, who's so much weirder than me--the older I get the more I like being around people who are so weird they make me look normal--is a martial arts instructor. Personally, I find...
Forum: Free Writing 05-16-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 99
Posted By spshane
The Last Living Cowboy

The car—they called it a Lamborghini but only because it rhymed with linguine, even while some doubted that it was ever car at all and perhaps instead a side-by-side driven by post-agricultural...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-15-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By spshane
Curious. Is SHTF a real thing? I know it's one of...

Curious. Is SHTF a real thing? I know it's one of those things people say, but there had to be a first time. Maybe someone was shoveling cow shit, because that was their job. And maybe there was fan...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 05-15-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 282
Posted By spshane
Every once in a while I'll be reading an online...

Every once in a while I'll be reading an online article and I'll see one of those click-bait headlines in another column ("Twenty Celebrities You Didn't Know Were XYZ"). For shits and giggles, I'll...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-05-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,920
Posted By spshane
For starts, let me begin by apologizing for...

For starts, let me begin by apologizing for posting on this thread. I generally steer away from these types of threads for the obvious reasons. I'm old and I've wasted too much of my life already on...
Forum: Poetry 04-03-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By spshane
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,779
Posted By spshane
I see IQ tests in the same ilk as guys who...

I see IQ tests in the same ilk as guys who measure their dicks; it's only purpose serves braggadocio. Unless you're filing for disability and you need some hard numbers to prove your case (that...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-30-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By spshane
I understand the "alcohol is alcohol" crowd, but...

I understand the "alcohol is alcohol" crowd, but what they're really saying is that they'd like to do further studies. If it were simply a matter of behavior, I'd be inclined to agree with it. But...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-29-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,920
Posted By spshane
Whomping sounds from respective echo chambers...

Whomping sounds from respective echo chambers duly noted. Everyone can report to their superiors that we're making progress.
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-27-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By spshane
The only time I've ever been thrown out of a bar...

The only time I've ever been thrown out of a bar in my life I was drinking tequila. I was at a seminar in Louisville, Kentucky. Some of the people I was with said they wanted to go to this bar called...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-27-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By spshane
There ya go then. Six is the optimum amount....

There ya go then. Six is the optimum amount. Science!
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-27-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By spshane
Tequila is made from the agave plant, which is a...

Tequila is made from the agave plant, which is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and wound-healer. Really, a shot of tequila is like going to the doctor.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-27-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By spshane
I've always had a backwards taste profile, so...

I've always had a backwards taste profile, so it's hard for me to say. The pieces that I've written that I am really proud of are the ones that others shrug at, "not my thing." Sometimes, I'll write...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-27-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,099
Posted By spshane
Problems I Never Knew Existed

The older I get the more my mind is completely blown by life on Earth. Sometimes, it's really amazing things like reading an article about this creature called a Tardigrade ("Water Bear") which is...
Forum: Fiction 03-27-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By spshane
Something many of us struggle with as writers is...

Something many of us struggle with as writers is the concept of voice versus flow. When we read a strong piece of writing, we often notice the voice of narrator, but sometimes a strong voice can get...
Forum: Non-Fiction 03-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By spshane
Seems like school, especially in the old days,...

Seems like school, especially in the old days, had a way of humiliating just about everyone. We just to do "round robin" reading, where you went around the room and EVERYONE had to take a turn...
Forum: Fiction 03-25-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By spshane
I enjoy this poetic form of micro-story. Like it...

I enjoy this poetic form of micro-story. Like it a lot.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-23-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By spshane
Yes. A medical software company was my biggest...

Yes. A medical software company was my biggest paying gig. They hired me to write all their reference materials and user manuals. An inventory management company hired me to write something similar. ...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-22-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By spshane
You can make money sucking dick? You must be...

You can make money sucking dick? You must be really good. Every BJ I've ever had has been free, but sloppy and--damn it, you have to cover the teeth. So, I guess what you get what you pay for.
Forum: Publishing 03-21-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By spshane
--What you will find at the library or online is...

--What you will find at the library or online is a reference called The Writer's Market Place. It has a list of publishers and agents, what type of materials they are looking for, and how to submit....
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 03-20-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,637
Posted By spshane
You're right about non-fiction; that's where the...

You're right about non-fiction; that's where the money is. I seldom write it, but when I do, it's a much different process for me and involves more note-taking and structure. I'd start off with a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 03-20-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By spshane
It's easy to make fun of Bakker and his ilk, but...

It's easy to make fun of Bakker and his ilk, but that's a diversion. Set aside all the religious pomposity that makes so many squeamish and just look at civilization from a historical perspective....
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