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Old 09-30-2018, 07:37 PM
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Default Greetings from the Sangamon Valley


I've been writing a few short stories and a blog about photography. But now, I've got the itch to start something in a long form. A novel, it seems. It kind of outgrew a short story.

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Great! Letís see a chunk. Weíre kind of a small group of regulars who are sometimes goofy and abstract but if youíre serious and need input we rise to the occasion. The stuff we post while waiting for something to read is often a oneupmanship game of truth or dare. Donít let it scare you away.
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Well thank you, Brian, I'm still in the planning stage at this point. There's a LOT of 'Thinky' stuff one has to do in planning a novel that has surprised me a bit.

With a short story, or a blog article, I'd get an idea and just run with it. I only did planning when I was doing a technical article. (I am pretty good at the tech stuff if I do say so myself!), so I'm not new to thinking, just new to the context.
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Mebbe you could teach us some of that thinking, there. We usually just wing it, without a thought at all, and it's only by accident some of it comes out coherent.

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Mebbe you could teach us some of that thinking, there. We usually just wing it, without a thought at all, and it's only by accident some of it comes out coherent.

You help us out, we'll help you out.


Maybe thatís why I canít finish a novel? Well, I finished one, but it sucks so hard I wonít let any-o-you read it.
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Old 10-02-2018, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Prodigalson View Post
Mebbe you could teach us some of that thinking, there. We usually just wing it, without a thought at all, and it's only by accident some of it comes out coherent.

You help us out, we'll help you out.
I just THINK I'm good at thinking, what if that's just a sad illusion? As far as the 'suckiness' of my proposed novel (and it IS just proposed at this point), time will tell, won't it?
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There is a theory that each person's world is contained solely in their thoughts, in which case you're in great shape.

Write on.
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There is a theory that Prod died for s all to live, and we all cried
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In a way, I had a sort of a death here, about four years ago. That's what the Prodigalson name's all about.

And you don't have to get so emotional, Chin. I've proven to be hard to kill.
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In a way, I had a sort of a death here, about four years ago. That's what the Prodigalson name's all about.

And you don't have to get so emotional, Chin. I've proven to be hard to kill.
Sadly Obviously a joke if the winky eye did not suggest it strongly enough. I always enjoy posts from Prod.
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