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Saturday morning

A bit egocentric but, hey.

New dawn

Scribbling while Rome burns

Café culture

Another attempt at making sense of things. Boring therapeutic stuff. Shame I can't reproduce the form/shape this has in Word.

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197 of my comments have received 209 Great Feedback votes

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I hope not. There have been

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

I hope not. There have been some superb novel length pieces produced on here. Readers are encouraging but human. I think people drop out and then sometimes drop in again, but there's usually a core who stay with it. It goes without saying that...

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Try to cut a little where you

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018

Try to cut a little where you can. Put yourself on a barstool keeping the drinkers mesmerised.

Eg "I told him I wasn't sure" could be reduced to "I wasn't sure" directed straight at the audience. Direct, rather than reported.

Don'...

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Posted in Better Angels of La Grange (heaven part 2)

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Maybe go with informal voice

Posted on Mon, 23 Jul 2018

Maybe go with informal voice / contractions (we'd). Keep the clauses short (when I came to... Maybe just that).

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Posted in Indiana Spin (Heaven Part 1)

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I find the same with series

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

I find the same with series that run on. As I post new sections, the readership dwindles. I killed my last one fairly early, preferring to go with a short story. I've tried longer pieces in the past. There are options, I suppose. If you can get...

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Posted in Short Cherry Rant

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I'm really relieved to read

Posted on Sat, 28 Jul 2018

I'm really relieved to read you're over that. Thank goodness. I suppose when we don't get the results we hoped for it makes us dig deeper. Maybe go through what you've written and see how you might sink the hook in more firmly - get the reader...

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Very visual and thought

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

Very visual and thought-provoking, Richard. Hope you are well.

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Posted in WHAT I SEE AND DON'T

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Modern times. That phrase

Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018

Modern times. That phrase must be on some astronomical cycle. Triggered by the orbit of Saturn around the sun maybe. You have a point, though, more and more satisfaction is had vicariously. Except getting drunk maybe. Sleep is an underrated...

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Posted in Cacophony On Holiday

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Lovely thinking aloud,

Posted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018

Lovely thinking aloud, Richard. Well done on the pick.

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Posted in HERE I SIT

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Keep going. Brilliant wisdom

Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018

Keep going. Brilliant wisdom at the end. Yes, I agree entirely.

In the first para, where you introduce N, the clause before "I have only one" is quite long. I had to re-read that section a couple of times. I didn't get in until nearly...

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Posted in I'm Not Disappointed, I'm Just Angry Chapter 5

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Thanks insert. I'm thinking

Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018

Thanks insert. I'm thinking along the lines of a "Spot The Ball" themed competition where writers post a piece with a line deliberately removed and readers place an "x" at the line's location. £5,000 cash prize or an Austin Allegro plus...

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Posted in Distance

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