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Forum: Fiction 09-10-2016, 04:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,688
Posted By thewordsmith
Well, that's rather harsh! I just tried to post a...

Well, that's rather harsh! I just tried to post a bit of comments (2 pages!) on your project and it... disappeared!

Well, suffice to say, it's got some work to go on it but shows promise.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-05-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By thewordsmith
Perhaps you should have used that date as an...

Perhaps you should have used that date as an opportunity to do something positive. How about exercising a bit of restraint and decorum to politely move your 26 yr old date away from her phone to...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By thewordsmith
Yehhh. No. I can't go for that. "...motivating...

Yehhh. No. I can't go for that. "...motivating reader to take up writing too"?

People who want/try to write are of a particular mindset. To a large extent, this is part of their biological makeup....
Forum: Members' Feedback 11-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,116
Posted By thewordsmith
Ohhh no! Thank YOU!...

Ohhh no! Thank YOU! :flowers::flowers::flowers::flowers:
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,000
Posted By thewordsmith
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GOAL ACHIEVED! That puts...

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GOAL ACHIEVED!
That puts you ahead of the largest part of the world population . So often people SAY they have goals but they never actually work to pursue or achieve them....
Forum: Fiction 11-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,217
Posted By thewordsmith
And aside from the fact that, actually, this is...

And aside from the fact that, actually, this is only the second oldest profession, (agriculture would take the number one spot.) :biggrin: "The Oldest Profession" might make a good 'bookmark' title...
Forum: Members' Feedback 11-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,116
Posted By thewordsmith
Grammatical Errors in Subject Titles?

I really do apologize but, ever since day one, I have been irritated by the Writer's Café sub-title:

"Get a drink, set down to relax, and chit-chat with other writers."

Am I the only one...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-05-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,356
Posted By thewordsmith
Ew. I see the error of my ways, so to speak. ...

Ew. I see the error of my ways, so to speak.

The book, dear. The spine broke. The pages started separating at the threads. Eventually, the covers, which were actually cloth covered cardboard,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-02-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,356
Posted By thewordsmith
Hmm. That's actually a kind of tough question....

Hmm. That's actually a kind of tough question. The first story I ever read was from a collection of books my grandmother bought at an estate auction - "My Book House". They started with very...
Forum: Board Games 11-01-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 18,408
Posted By thewordsmith
Hot-water heater

Hot-water heater
Forum: Board Games 11-01-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 31,667
Posted By thewordsmith
Depressed as Hell.

Depressed as Hell.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-29-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By thewordsmith
Latest of aforementioned urban "skiffy".

Latest of aforementioned urban "skiffy".
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By thewordsmith
Exactly. What is it that causes your fear? You...

Exactly. What is it that causes your fear? You see, it is not the darkness that one fears. It is the unknown 'thing' lurking there that you cannot see. It is the boogie man inside each of us. Even if...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By thewordsmith
Thanks, Mike C. I always got a kick out of...

Thanks, Mike C. I always got a kick out of telling people I was a professional liar. Always got strange looks from people over that. I guess it's something only another writer could understand.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,367
Posted By thewordsmith
My current MC?

My current MC?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-08-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By thewordsmith
I don't know that I actually 'discovered'...

I don't know that I actually 'discovered' writing. It was just a natural part of being. I had the great fortune to have an incredibly brilliant (no, really) grandmother who understood, appreciated,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By thewordsmith
Bet you'd REALLY love a show about a dragon with...

Bet you'd REALLY love a show about a dragon with boobs, eh?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-07-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,787
Posted By thewordsmith
Jeopardy! Idiot Test Dr. Who

Jeopardy!
Idiot Test
Dr. Who
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-30-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By thewordsmith
My latest WIP, modern, urban skiffy - or sci fi...

My latest WIP, modern, urban skiffy - or sci fi for those who don't speak nonsense.



Of course, as with the 2 previous incarnations, this is subject to demolition and reconstruction in the near...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By thewordsmith
You're a five? Not even a 4.8? 4.9 1/2? That's...

You're a five? Not even a 4.8? 4.9 1/2? That's pretty sad, too. You've got nothing to shoot for and nowhere to go but down!

Always give yourself a little room to grow!
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-22-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,756
Posted By thewordsmith
That's extremely sad, Escriber. Makes me feel bad...

That's extremely sad, Escriber. Makes me feel bad for you. :(
Don't know what's sent your smiles into hiding and reality can really be a downer. But, the laughter is still there. Give it a chance....
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By thewordsmith
The legitimacy, or lack thereof, is a question of...

The legitimacy, or lack thereof, is a question of the research purportedly at the root of the 'game'. If, in fact, it is not legitimately part of a research study, then one has to wonder what is,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-18-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By thewordsmith
I actually took a look at the site and, while it...

I actually took a look at the site and, while it may well be legit, it has two strikes against it for me. It's poorly written/constructed and it does not have a .psu site address. Made me wonder...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,836
Posted By thewordsmith
And then the thought occurred to me. How are they...

And then the thought occurred to me. How are they going to know when it's a nom de plume and not just somebody's parents with a warped sense of humor? How about Adam Mandeve? Or Dick Head? Or...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-15-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,974
Posted By thewordsmith
Brilliantly stated. There is a balance. It is...

Brilliantly stated. There is a balance. It is different in every work. And it is not something that, going into it, someone can say, this or that is the balance of show vs. tell in this particular...
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