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Forum: The Intellectual Table 04-05-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,351
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: 202
Posted By spshane
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-30-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,234
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: 716
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: 1,351
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: 716
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: 716
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: 716
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: 875
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: 716
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: 302
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: 357
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: 650
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: 1,255
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: 1,255
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: 805
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: 1,255
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: 25
Views: 652
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....
Forum: Poetry 03-18-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By spshane
Yes, I really like this.

Yes, I really like this.
Forum: Free Writing 03-18-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By spshane
I know what you mean. I sometimes find myself...

I know what you mean. I sometimes find myself somewhere between a poem and prose in wanting to skip back and forth in schizophrenic prose. Sometimes a poem wants to be a story; sometimes the other...
Forum: Poetry 03-18-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 457
Posted By spshane
The best kind of poem in my view, riddled with...

The best kind of poem in my view, riddled with mysterious depth.
On the surface it looks cut&dry, which is why I think you get that "lacks connection" comment. When you zero on the dyslexic...
Forum: Free Writing 03-18-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By spshane
Seems like you have several themes in one, which...

Seems like you have several themes in one, which isn't a bad thing. Can be confusing... maybe. Maybe think about which themes you want to address the most. Kind of feels like one or two poems rolled...
Forum: Free Writing 03-18-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By spshane
We have very different definitions of good. The...

We have very different definitions of good. The entertainment industry has been in a downward toilet-bowl spiral every since the Golden Girls went off the air. Hard to imagine it getting any better. ...
Forum: Fiction 03-17-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By spshane
There was a show on the Discovery Network for a...

There was a show on the Discovery Network for a while called "Mountain Monsters" and I think the humor of it escaped a lot of people. I saw Mountain Monsters as an exercise in the Appalachian folk...
Forum: Fiction 03-17-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By spshane
Southern (West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee,...

Southern (West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, thereabouts). For voice, I had in mind the poem "Old Christmas Morning" by Roy Helton without the rhyming verse of course. Just an old Jack telling a...
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