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Forum: SLC 19 February 2018, 12:49 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Definitely no Nutella, and no squirrels unless...

Definitely no Nutella, and no squirrels unless they sneak in during revisions. There is an endearing Labrador retriever, but he's dead from the get-go.
Forum: SLC 18 February 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,569
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Squirrel Finished the first draft of a new 65,000-word YA...

Finished the first draft of a new 65,000-word YA (and Wishbone-free) novel today. I promised to deliver it to my agent by the end of March, so after a few winding-down days I will begin rewriting.
Forum: SLC 18 February 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Okay, dipping my oar in again . . . . Today...

Okay, dipping my oar in again . . . .

Today something reminded me of an incident thirty years ago. I was visiting the Science Fiction and Mystery Bookshop (alas, since defunct) in the North...
Forum: SLC 16 February 2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Squirrel I'd say if you're writing a novel on spec without...

I'd say if you're writing a novel on spec without a specific publisher in mind, make the protagonist 14 if you want to. I do think the prohibition is, as I said, more of a superstition than anything...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,534
Posted By Brad from Georgia
GenYus, in 1996 the Repulican-controlled Congress...

GenYus, in 1996 the Repulican-controlled Congress threatened to shut down the CDC...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 06:22 PM
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Views: 2,534
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Now a white supremacist militia claims the...

Now a white supremacist militia claims the shooter was one of their own. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/breaking-news/militia-says-school-shooting-suspect-was-member/ar-BBJbhvT?li=BBnb7Kz
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,534
Posted By Brad from Georgia
When is it time to talk about not killing kids? ...

When is it time to talk about not killing kids?

Only before they're born? After that, they're fair game?

God in Heaven, our society should not tolerate this.
Forum: SLC 15 February 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Been fighting a stomach bug for the last couple...

Been fighting a stomach bug for the last couple of days, so now I'm catching up. I am within touching distance of the end of the first draft, but probably won't be able to write the last five...
Forum: SLC 13 February 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Depends entirely on the editor. Each one has a...

Depends entirely on the editor. Each one has a variety of crotchets. One writer i know gripes because her editor always inserts a reference to violets in her books because "good writers have...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Fifteen. Now it's golden.

Fifteen. Now it's golden.
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Harry Potter is always an anomaly. "Cut this...

Harry Potter is always an anomaly. "Cut this manuscript by 10,000 words. Kids won't read any book over 50,000 words." Gee, Ms Editor, all the Harry Potter books were over 60,000 words. "Harry Potter...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
I suppose I should explain for the benefit of any...

I suppose I should explain for the benefit of any aspiring YA writers.

The editors say (and I'm not sure this is so; there are editorial superstitions, like "a book with an orange cover will not...
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
But nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! ...

But nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Brad "our chief weapon is surprise! And Nutella!" from Georgia
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 27,029
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Squirrel Maybe repossessions, too.

Maybe repossessions, too.
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,437
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Squirrel Back in the saddle again

I've been irritating the people on Facebook with daily wordage updates on how my new YA novel is progressing.

Now it's your turn.

Fifty thousand words out of a projected sixty now, and I'm...
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,506
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Circus Peanuts look more like packing peanuts to...

Circus Peanuts look more like packing peanuts to me, but they taste like no food on God's green earth.

"This is LOSER candy"--Candy Chiu
Forum: Techno-Babble 10 February 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,913
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Rocket Man, walkin' on the earth and burnin' his...

Rocket Man, walkin' on the earth and burnin' his fuse down here alone....

Brad "I know it's steam, punk!" from Georgia
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 February 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Brad from Georgia
GenYus, I think you detoured on the way to...

GenYus, I think you detoured on the way to Pemberley and wound up on the Oregon Trail.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 February 2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By Brad from Georgia
I'm stuck on Level 3. The vicar promised me an...

I'm stuck on Level 3. The vicar promised me an Uzi but won't tell me where to find it.
Forum: Rantidote 30 January 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,681
Posted By Brad from Georgia
I actually thought fleetingly of P.T. when I made...

I actually thought fleetingly of P.T. when I made the "circus poster" remark! BTW, at least once ole Walt Kelly his own self provided the voice for an animated P.T. Bridgeport.
Forum: SLC 30 January 2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By Brad from Georgia
I may have it on a backup disk.

I may have it on a backup disk.
Forum: SLC 30 January 2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Oh, "Night of the Living Squirrel?" I'll have to...

Oh, "Night of the Living Squirrel?" I'll have to see if I can roust it up. That was several computers ago. Anybody got a link to the old board?
Forum: SLC 30 January 2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By Brad from Georgia
Just let me know!

Just let me know!
Forum: Rantidote 29 January 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,681
Posted By Brad from Georgia
I do have Libre Office and WordPerfect as...

I do have Libre Office and WordPerfect as backups. My publishers all want Word documents. With Libre, I out-type the buffer (I average 115 wpm). With WP, I have to do an annoying dosey-do to save as...
Forum: Rantidote 27 January 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 12,681
Posted By Brad from Georgia
My more computer-savvy friends are urging me to...

My more computer-savvy friends are urging me to switch to Ubuntu, but I'm old, and my tech learning curve is always steep. For many years I used and really liked WordPerfect, but our university...
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