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Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-05-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,181
Posted By spshane
Alright, Hillary, lead the village then. We'll...

Alright, Hillary, lead the village then. We'll even give you a name tag.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-05-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,808
Posted By spshane
Seems like you're overthinking it. If...

Seems like you're overthinking it.

If you're writing gay fiction as a backhanded away of coming out to your mom, just save that for Thanksgiving. It'll give your family something to talk about. ...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-05-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,181
Posted By spshane
A writing forum is kind of like an ad-hoc karate...

A writing forum is kind of like an ad-hoc karate school, where it's not really clear who the senseis are and who the students are. Of course, there are always a few self-appointed senseis and it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-03-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,181
Posted By spshane
Well, seeing how this is a writing forum, it sure...

Well, seeing how this is a writing forum, it sure would be nice to see some actual writing every now and then. I see far more active threads about extracurricular nonsense than anything to do with...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-02-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By spshane
Your list. Bullshit. Learn the rules, then...

Your list. Bullshit.

Learn the rules, then figure out when and where they apply.

Showing takes practice. Very few writers naturally know how to show. If you don't practice this, then you end...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 07-02-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 2,259
Posted By spshane
For the first sixty years or so of my life, most...

For the first sixty years or so of my life, most people in my immediate vicinity were staunchly entrenched in the camp of Not-Giving-A-Shit. Is there a god? I don't give a shit; hand me another...
Forum: Free Writing 07-01-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By spshane
Cinderella

Out the westward door into the infernal howling of dry wind and gray-slicked Coyote shadows, hunting yesterday's promises like the bargain of leftovers and day old bread. Sharpened, ridiculed,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 06-30-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 96
Posted By spshane
Text Aloud

Whenever I write something that needs to be polished, which isn't very often, I copy the text and past it into a Text Aloud program. The one I use is called Natural Reader, but there are dozens of...
Forum: Fiction 06-30-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By spshane
The writing looks pretty tight to me. Concise. ...

The writing looks pretty tight to me. Concise.

Sci-Fi at this level isn't really my domain, so I can probably leave it at that. I can handle an. E.T. level of sci-fi, where there's not a whole...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 06-29-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,775
Posted By spshane
I said 'people'. I'm not 'people'. I haven't been...

I said 'people'. I'm not 'people'. I haven't been able to touch my own toes ten years. Shit, if I could kiss my own asshole...
Forum: Fiction 06-29-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By spshane
Angelina's Trap

Out the westward door into the infernal howling of dry wind and gray-slicked Coyote shadows, hunting yesterday's promises like the bargain of leftovers and day old bread. Sharpened, ridiculed,...
Forum: Poetry 06-29-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By spshane
Did you get caught in a roofie circle? Hey, man,...

Did you get caught in a roofie circle? Hey, man, it happens.
Forum: Fiction 06-28-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By spshane
I get the feeling there's a good story buried...

I get the feeling there's a good story buried within all these words, but it's hard to read.

Whenever you have a little time Google/Bing "Show, Don't Tell". Good writing shows us a story; it...
Forum: Prompts & Challenges 06-28-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,775
Posted By spshane
Tongue to nose is overdone at this point. Lips...

Tongue to nose is overdone at this point. Lips to asshole is what people are doing these days.
Forum: Introductions 06-27-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By spshane
Draig dw i

Draig dw i
Forum: The Library 06-25-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By spshane
More brilliance. The same thing could be...

More brilliance.

The same thing could be said about anything. I don't like the conversation, I don't want to have the conversation (not with certain people anyway,) so rather than lettering it...
Forum: The Library 06-24-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By spshane
Oh, nice! You see what happened there? We...

Oh, nice!

You see what happened there? We could have had an conversation around who ranks where and list supporting details, but who has time for all that shit. No, let's just ask if it's because...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-23-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By spshane
Are hurricanes a result of not caring?...

Are hurricanes a result of not caring? Avalanches? Plague? There's a thousand and one ways to die, but a hurricane, for example, is just nature doing what nature does. It's not persuaded or...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-23-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 409
Posted By spshane
We've been down this road before. Remember when...

We've been down this road before. Remember when the church was the law of the land and it used its weight to force people to do what it saw as correct. That didn't go very well for us. "People...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-23-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By spshane
In the United States, Justice of the Peace (JOP)...

In the United States, Justice of the Peace (JOP) is where you're married by a judge. So, it's a civil proceeding and is not affiliated with a church. Most countries have some form of JOP, but it's...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-22-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By spshane
About the anti-Christ. I don't remember the exact...

About the anti-Christ. I don't remember the exact context, but there's a pretty good chance that I was being facetious; I know it's a highly unlikely thing for me to do.

Yes, I hold back on...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-22-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By spshane
I was visiting with a friend of mine one day when...

I was visiting with a friend of mine one day when his wife came home with a bag of groceries. She went to put a box of graham crackers away and that's when all hell broke loose. Apparently, they...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-22-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By spshane
Wrote for a now-defunct newspaper back in the...

Wrote for a now-defunct newspaper back in the days of print. Covered politics and economics. Interviewed both Clinton and Dole in the elections of '96. I wrote ad copy and marketing materials for a...
Forum: Free Writing 06-22-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By spshane
For some reason, the tone reminds of Crispin and...

For some reason, the tone reminds of Crispin and I like where this is going.



The only thing that stood out to me --and not majorly so-- "reeking of drunkards and cheap beer". It reads a...
Forum: The Intellectual Table 06-22-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 457
Posted By spshane
Nah, I think it's kind of fun seeing what kind...

Nah, I think it's kind of fun seeing what kind of profile Google comes up with. Understand that I'm 70 years old live and up in the mountains (No man's land). Sure, I could be a filmmaker, I...
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