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Forum: Tips & Advice 08-25-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,089
Posted By jimr
I thought POV was only character point-of-view,...

I thought POV was only character point-of-view, which Hills With White Elephants by Hemingway, as well as The Old Man in the Sea if I remember right, does not have. I never figured POV referred to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-24-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By jimr
I mean they are going to use my stories! Then...

I mean they are going to use my stories! Then they will send me beers and save me a trip to the pub.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-23-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By jimr
Mars!

Mars!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-23-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By jimr
story pubbed

Fabula Argentea. accepted a story for their Oct. issue. Funny thing, I sent it to them because they generally give great notes when they turn down my stories. This particular story, I never actually...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-20-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,089
Posted By jimr
I've been looking at Hemingway and Carver and...

I've been looking at Hemingway and Carver and trying some new style techniques, and I realize that these writers have very little POV in some of their work. POV is what showing is about, I think,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-17-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By jimr
good luck

Exercise, get laid, eat right; don't do a lot of pot, drugs, or booze; be nice to people and IGNORE their foibles, quit worrying about the past. Are you objective when you're around other people or...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-12-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By jimr
For sale: One baby shoe. Only used once.

For sale: One baby shoe. Only used once.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-05-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By jimr
This one's even better from Arkbound magazine: ...

This one's even better from Arkbound magazine:

Available both online and in hard copy, the magazine can be purchased from approved vendors as well as from selected venues for just 1.60. As part...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-05-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By jimr
Yes, you are a great joke-getter, E. Zamora....

Yes, you are a great joke-getter, E. Zamora. Nobody gets a joke like you.

Brian Patrick, what are you smoking?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-05-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By jimr
By the way, speaking of different spellings of...

By the way, speaking of different spellings of words, there is a feature in word which allows you to spellcheck for UK or Australian English (I've used this to change my painfully obtuse American...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-05-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 537
Posted By jimr
joke

I was appalled when I read this:



You must be a queer person of colour/Indigenous/Aboriginal* to submit to Anathema.

It's a travesty! Not only did the publisher of the magazine mispell...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-04-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By jimr
yes, read it, loved it

yes, read it, loved it
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-03-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By jimr
Nacia, write anything you want. If you alter the...

Nacia, write anything you want. If you alter the world in a bad way, write something else and change it back.

Actually, I think that's a good plot, Nacia: writer writes a little story (might be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-02-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By jimr
minimalism

I'm untrained and I've been trying to understand minimalism (I forgot why I started this) and here's what I've got:

Strong descriptive elements
Almost no character POV
Massive dialogue with few...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-31-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,998
Posted By jimr
JoeMatt was an excellent writer and a superb...

JoeMatt was an excellent writer and a superb critiquer. And yes, he could get acidy, but I really benefited from his help.



[NOTE FOR MODS] Get JoeMatt back!
Forum: Tips & Advice 07-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,089
Posted By jimr
I don't know where I got this or even if it's...

I don't know where I got this or even if it's right, but I like it.

It can help a lot to think in terms of psychic distance. For now, just have a look at Gardner's range of psychic distances, and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-30-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By jimr
Why, thank you, I was sure it meant something...

Why, thank you, I was sure it meant something specific. I tried Googling 'filtering' and wound up ogling tall, lissome women in diaphanous apparel for several hours. Oh, it was fun, but I should have...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-30-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,998
Posted By jimr
Interesting thread; there's a writer's plot here...

Interesting thread; there's a writer's plot here somewhere, a dozen in fact. I'd like to communicate with Devon, if Devon's even still here (a mod at one point). I don't necessarily want to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-28-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By jimr
Need help interpreting an editor

This is from The Colored Lens. Is "filtering" a literary jargon term? I can only guess it means the narrator inserted too much of himself into a character's perspective, but I don't see that in this...
Forum: Fiction 07-09-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By jimr
Thanks chatbot

Thanks chatbot
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 07-02-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,574
Posted By jimr
It's about money, so write what you think is...

It's about money, so write what you think is going to sell. Insofar as a male writing lesbian characters, we as writers shouldn't care. I actually use a non-gender pen name (Chris) because readers...
Forum: Fiction 07-02-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By jimr
Thanks, spshane.

Thanks, spshane.
Forum: Publishing 06-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,393
Posted By jimr
Vanity press is still a contract, I think,...

Vanity press is still a contract, I think, CandraH. It's just a type of deal. What I always want to know is: what else have they published and how well did other authors do. I'm not the type for...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-30-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By jimr
flames

I saw a flame out between 2 writers here and one asked if the other had ever been published, I wanted to let you all know that I have been rejected by editors 1300 times and I have yet to make...
Forum: Fiction 06-30-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By jimr
THE PRINCESS AND THE DUCHESS sci fi short

I wish to speak with the captain. Millicent trembled with anger as she glared at the unshaven lout on the screen.


The ensign darkened. How did you get on this channel?


I used the...
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