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Forum: The Library 10-20-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,508
Posted By M R Mortimer
Marvelous thread! I love finding writers I have...

Marvelous thread! I love finding writers I have missed in the crush by these kind of discussions. My favourite discovery of recent years is a novel called Nightlife of the gods, by Thorne Smith

It...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 42,529
Posted By M R Mortimer
It's been a slow year for me, but i am into the...

It's been a slow year for me, but i am into the 4th chapter of my 5th novel.
Forum: Fiction 09-18-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By M R Mortimer
can you not stare at it stupefyingly? that word...

can you not stare at it stupefyingly? that word cast me tumbling out of the reading experience.

Perhaps you could say:
We stared at it in stupefied wonder (and cut that whole sentance in half -...
Forum: Fiction 09-18-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 787
Posted By M R Mortimer
Firstly, OMG I lost the game! Secondly, I...

Firstly, OMG I lost the game!

Secondly, I like what you have there, but personally would restructure a few things if it was me writing. I post this only to be helpful, and not as anything else,...
Forum: The Notice Board 09-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,097
Posted By M R Mortimer
Onwards and upwards huh? So Writers Beat...

Onwards and upwards huh? So Writers Beat continues to be Writers Beat, which is a good thing! I have so many long absences, I might have walked in one day and been all twilight zone - like, where are...
Forum: Introductions 08-10-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By M R Mortimer
And again!

Hi everyone.
I haven't posted here in a long while, so thought I would say a quick hello.

Still writing, real life is still doing it's thing. Still dreaming of financial security free from day...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-13-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By M R Mortimer
lol well if your so keen :P here is another:

lol well if your so keen :P here is another:
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-09-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By M R Mortimer
LOL I'll bite. I only have one of my books on...

LOL I'll bite. I only have one of my books on kindle. Starlight was my second book. It is here:


Shortly my third book will join it in paperback and kindle formats, and with a coming second...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-31-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
Well, I AM an anthropologist... I'm also a...

Well, I AM an anthropologist... I'm also a writer. But what I am is irrelevant to the fact that the concept of story structure being an affront to my self-image is remarkably absurd. I suggest...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-28-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
Arguments aside, I will give my view on the...

Arguments aside, I will give my view on the premise thus far. Excuse me while I ramble a bit. I simply was thinking as I typed and I hope this gives you some food for thought - this is in no way an...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-26-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
Is one of them you? lol (no I am not...

Is one of them you? lol


(no I am not being nasty lol)
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-26-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
I know that feeling. It can be so much fun to...

I know that feeling. It can be so much fun to give your characters their head! Let them run away for a bit and you might discover something fascinating about them! and it will probably improve your...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-26-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
I'm sorry but the entire premise of this thread...

I'm sorry but the entire premise of this thread screams "creative writing course" to me. Such things should be avoided if you have any love of writing. Just my opinion of course. I have had a LOT of...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-25-2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,507
Posted By M R Mortimer
+1 - the assertion of the OP on this point is...

+1 - the assertion of the OP on this point is wrong.
If every story was written the same, I'd stop reading. Full stop.

The kind of writer who would assert this is the kind of writer who would...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-09-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,108
Posted By M R Mortimer
I'm sick of hearing about things he supposedly...

I'm sick of hearing about things he supposedly invented that were nevertheless around or conceived decades before hand by other people. Or alleged firsts that were years behind the competition.
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-09-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,607
Posted By M R Mortimer
You didn't include "Because I must." As in...

You didn't include "Because I must."

As in it is a calling. It is something a writer must do - there is a sense that a story must be produced rather than lost.

I must write. I can not conceive...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-07-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,563
Posted By M R Mortimer
Editors Block?

Do you get it? I tend to almost never get writers block - I just have too much to say... However, I DO get editors block, at the point when I have spent more time on a work in editing and tweaking at...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-28-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 42,529
Posted By M R Mortimer
Well, on my third novel still... (Dance of...

Well, on my third novel still... (Dance of Nevermind)

Heavily into the editing phase. The first editing run became a major rewrite of the first few chapters lol (so that preview I had up at my...
Forum: Publishing 09-14-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,260
Posted By M R Mortimer
Self publishing still does get bashed...

Self publishing still does get bashed occasionally, and so does traditional. It comes down to what is best for you at a given time. My books are publishable. My first book once was contracted. Now it...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-06-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By M R Mortimer
Grats! I hope you get some sales. The promo thing...

Grats! I hope you get some sales. The promo thing is hard work :) I've been trying to get fired from my day job so I can do it! so far no joy ROFL
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-04-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By M R Mortimer
I live inside a fruit fly exclusion zone (it is...

I live inside a fruit fly exclusion zone (it is illegal to bring fruit of any kind inside the zone and if I got the fine I'd probably lose my car!)

I have no fruit flies at all. So thats about...
Forum: Publishing 09-03-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,282
Posted By M R Mortimer
Well I put my second novel on kindle back in...

Well I put my second novel on kindle back in august. Not anything I would call amazing sales yet. But I really need to get sacked from my day job before I can afford the time to promote it. of course...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,757
Posted By M R Mortimer
Thankyou. Thats all we ask. Those who stick with...

Thankyou. Thats all we ask. Those who stick with it, take criticism and learn, will get better. They will rise to the top as the better writers. Then I hope you find them.

Its the tarred with one...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,757
Posted By M R Mortimer
LOL nice post and well put :) My point is...

LOL nice post and well put :)

My point is that as you say your average person vs team of pros' is at a handicap, but not every average person is 'average'.

Many employ others to fullfill...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-31-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,757
Posted By M R Mortimer
*FACEPALM* At no point did I mention those...

*FACEPALM*

At no point did I mention those invoked in godwins law. If it enters here, you are the one responsibile. I mentioned biggoted prejudice, of which you display plenty. Nice effort taking...
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