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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-12-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
I can see the lawyer keeping the emails. I can...

I can see the lawyer keeping the emails. I can also see the lead villian using a false name on the email account. Or he might have a common name and there would be doubt about the actual person.
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Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,660
Posted By poirot
I don't think advertising is necessary, as...

I don't think advertising is necessary, as writersbeat is near the top of a Google search for writing support forums. And these are folks who found the site and joined.

I doubt the arguing helps....
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
Wow! Impressive.

Wow! Impressive.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
I am looking at the advice through the filter of...

I am looking at the advice through the filter of my own personal experience, as everyone does.

I had a book that several people recommended I publish. One might even say they pushed me to do it....
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
In case there is any misunderstanding, I am...

In case there is any misunderstanding, I am discussing the merits of the advice to launch, fail and learn in general. I am not accusing anyone of publishing a bad book. I am, however, pointing out...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
People are more forgiving with software. And...

People are more forgiving with software.

And I wasn't talking about any particular genre. I don't know why you brought that up.

The idea that you are paralyzed simply because you are being a...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-12-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
So it seems you have to choose the fatal mistake....

So it seems you have to choose the fatal mistake.

Leaving an electronic trail connecting him to his cohorts?

Something at a crime scene?

I would think the crime scene is more likely because...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,660
Posted By poirot
Why do so many new members quickly leave?

Nick Pierce brought this up on another thread, and rather than continuing the thread high jack, I'm starting this one.

New members join. Some don't even post introductions. Others introduce...
Forum: Introductions 11-12-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By poirot
Starting a new thread in Writers Cafe to discuss...

Starting a new thread in Writers Cafe to discuss the problem of new members leaving soon after joining.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
My point is that what works in the programming...

My point is that what works in the programming world does not work in the writing world.

An author's name is frequently refered to as a brand in the publishing world. Once that brand has a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-12-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
Keep in mind that the world of programs and apps...

Keep in mind that the world of programs and apps is very different from the world of books. New versions are always being released with improvements. Not so with books.
Forum: Introductions 11-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By poirot
Ahhhh. This wasn't a question being asked. ...

Ahhhh. This wasn't a question being asked.

As for the rest, I don't know what you're talking about. I treat everyone here the same as they treat me.
Forum: Introductions 11-11-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By poirot
This is the Introductions forum. Short...

This is the Introductions forum.

Short stories should be posted in either Fiction, Free Writing or Members Only.

If you leave it here, fewer people will read it.

The writing itself is...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-10-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
No. I doubt there would be such a computer trail....

No. I doubt there would be such a computer trail. But we'll see what everyone else thinks.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-09-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
The lawyer puts cash into his account. There's...

The lawyer puts cash into his account. There's nothing traceable about cash.

You said the MC/police officer didn't know who the leader/villian was. Therefore he has no bank account to look at to...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-09-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
Precisely. Someone who is smart enough to leave...

Precisely. Someone who is smart enough to leave no clues at a crime scene is smart enough to avoid leaving an electronic trail behind himself.

He would pay cash.

He would make sure his (the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-08-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
I still say the lawyer would be a dead end...

I still say the lawyer would be a dead end because it would have been a cash transaction with the low level guy as the client. No link to the top dog.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-07-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,139
Posted By poirot
I don't know what Stephen King does. I just...

I don't know what Stephen King does. I just didn't think it was something I can do without lots of rewrites. And since I have yet to start on that new idea, it's not likely to be done by the end of...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-07-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
Alright. I read the post I missed before. ...

Alright. I read the post I missed before.

It still seems a bit shaky to me. Why would the police officer resort to illegal methods so quickly? What was the gain he saw? If it was simple revenge,...
Forum: Introductions 11-07-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By poirot
Better yet, Binx, next time I'll simply PM you,...

Better yet, Binx, next time I'll simply PM you, bringing the question to your attention so you can give the "correct" answer.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 11-07-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By poirot
Why does he have a personal grudge when he...

Why does he have a personal grudge when he doesn't know the guy?

I can get around that, but there is a major flaw : how can the personal and financial information of an unknown person be obtained,...
Forum: Introductions 11-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By poirot
Over time I have seen a few disagree with...

Over time I have seen a few disagree with critique points and they stopped getting critiques altogether. It can be argued that they were not polite. If you want to risk the fate of having your work...
Forum: Introductions 11-07-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,176
Posted By poirot
It would be more polite to start your own intro...

It would be more polite to start your own intro thread than usurp someone else's.
Forum: Free Writing 11-07-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By poirot
What about those trying to be elected? No. That...

What about those trying to be elected? No. That would potentially cause a political debate. Never mind.
Forum: Tips & Advice 11-06-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,438
Posted By poirot
I think Non Serviam's points are well said. I've...

I think Non Serviam's points are well said. I've learned by critiquing and reading other people's critiques how to be more critical of my own writing.

I also want to add that I started with a...
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