About GeminiBob

Hi, I'm Bob. British (not really a Terracotta Warrior). Retired (early). Trying, unsuccessfully so far, to write a story. I keep starting, then decide it's rubbish and start all over again. If anybody's got any good ideas, I would be so grateful to hear them.

Date Joined:
01 Feb 2012
Last Visit:
17 Apr 2014 (3 days ago)
Reading. Trying to write stories.
Favorite Books:
Nearly all Sci-Fi and fantasy. 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley is a particular favourite.
Favorite Authors:
Terry Pratchett, Lee Child, George Orwell, Isaac Asimov
Favorite Music:
Jazz - smooth and modern. Rock - heavy. Classical. Quite a mixture, right?
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Topic: Commonly Confused Words
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 09:43

As a British, native English speaker and English graduate, I am so happy to have found this forum and this paticular topic.
I admit that I am annoyingly pedantic, particularly when it comes to such as the mixing of "then" when it should be "than", the confusing of "there, "their" and "they're", "to" and "too" and the horrendous use of "of" instead of "have".
Some of these appear to be more used in American English, and some are more frequently in British use.
Oh, and I am completely with Gurlyboy. I also proofread everything. Sad, aren't we?

Topic: First or third person?
Posted: 16 Feb 2012 08:47

I agree with overmykneenow, in that there isn't really any advantage/disadvantage in using first or third character. I think that tense is MUCH more important.
Past tense in story-telling allows the reader to build a more complete picture of what happened, while present tense gives tunnel vision and seems more like an instruction manual.

Just my thoughts.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2013 00:20
Happy Birthday from the Lush team.
Posted: 16 Jun 2012 02:00
Happy Birthday from the Lush team.
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