About bad_mann_ers

Biography

Growing up, I was a science and math nerd. I became an engineer. All day long, I work with dry numbers and facts and electronic wizardry. I have a long commute. I could use the time productively, learning new languages or something. Instead, I daydream and build fantasies in my head. Some of these fantasies find their way into written form. I hope readers enjoy them.

Name:
John
Sex:
Male 
Age:
54
Relationship Status:
Married
Orientation:
Straight
Location:
Wisconsin, United States
Local Time:
17 Jan 2018 04:27
Interests:
I like classic rock and low budget sci-fi. I have a Harley Dyna, and a Washburn guitar to balance out my geek side.
Favorite Books:
I read a lot of fantasy fiction and science fiction. My two favorite authors are Steven Brust and LE Modesitt. I really like how they can have plot details mapped out in the first book of a series that don't come around to be important until several books later.
Favorite Music:
Classic rock all the way! Styx, Pink Floyd, ELO, and Yes. Eclectic rock also: Adrian Belew and John Hiatt. Newer music I like include The Wallflowers, Live and some Nickelback.

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Topic: A little note about multi-part stories.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 20:05

I find myself continuously torn by this very dilemma. When I check my reading habits, I like medium length stories with a catching plot and descriptive and realistic sex scenes. When I look at the stories I write, I see all of my first drafts pushing over 9000 words. Then, somehow, after I clean out all of the redundancies and fix the long run-on sentences, I find that I am over 9500 words.

So, should I break up the story into smaller chapters? I barely get around to introducing the characters in 600 words. I can imagine myself wasting 600 words on a recap of chapters 1-4. Balanced against my reading habits, 2000 word sections would be too short.

So, should I try for medium submissions with a couple of chapters each? 5k to 6k words makes for an easy read. It seems like the thing to do. But then I notice that the multipart stories that I have submitted tend to loose readership as I go along. Part 1 gets 10K views, 20 scores, and a dozen comments. Part 3 gets 2k views, 3 scores, and 1 comment.

Now I know for a fact I am a world class author. How else could I get published here? Hopefully you can tell I have a sense of humor as well. In spite of that, I have to ask: In the reader's eyes, have I exhausted my characters in three parts, or did my writing ability come up short? The answer is probably both. So, where does that leave me.

My personal goals will include trying to write more 6k word standalone stories, and to limit my epic tales to 3 parts at most. I will also try to keep each of those parts under 8k words.

I will always maintain that I am writing stories to amuse myself. I certainly enjoy when others are entertained by those stories. I don't mind pandering to the crowd as long as I am having fun.

Is this 600 words yet? :)

Topic: How often do you write a story that ends up somewhere you didn't expect?
Posted: 23 Jul 2015 21:20

I was reading one of Mysteria's great stories, and saw a comment from her that really struck a chord with me.

Simplicity - Long month indeed for little sister. Nicely written M.
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Mysteria27 - Thanks so much for reading and your lovely comment...I guess we will have to see what happens...when I write this stuff I never know where it's going. I giggled when I saw what I typed. Xo
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I can't tell you how many of my stories start with an idea, and as I write, the story builds itself in ways I didn't expect. As a writer, I love when that happens and its good. I was wondering how many other authors find themselves writing words that they didn't expect to create.

-John

Topic: Jumping between first person point of view,with more then one character.
Posted: 24 Jan 2015 21:13

Make sure its done well! I read (and enjoyed!) a story recently published on this site that arbitrarily jumped between the two main characters. It was distracting.

That being said, I have a work in progress that jumps between four characters. There are sections I didn't like because 1) I didn't like how it read when I forced that first person perspective and 2) I didn't feel like the reader was going to follow who the current 'I, he, she, him or her' was.

I have most of it readable (in my opinion) because I force the perspective when I describe who is thinking thoughts, and then fall back to story telling when there is action.

Topic: lush convention
Posted: 24 Jan 2015 20:58

My wife has been to meets set up by the online gaming site she likes (cribbage and backgammon). They had various tournaments and some instructional meetings. They met in Nashville one year and Minneapolis another. I think the sites were chosen based on who was in charge and also the lower costs of these smaller cities.

She was pleased to see that people who argued all the time online became fast friends in real life- although they were happily squabbling during games just like they did online.

Both times, she roomed with friends that she had flirted with online. I am sure she had a good time!

My real point is, put someone with organizational skills in charge. Let them determine how many people would actually show up and what those people would want to do. The organizers will pick the right venue, and we can all go have some fun :)

PS I won't go. People might tell me what they really think of my stories, and my ego would be crushed!

Topic: What does your username mean?
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 21:21

I have at least 3 stories for how I took this name, all of them lies!

The first stems from the fact that people lie on the internet all the time. If I said I had good manners, people would think it was a lie. By claiming to have bad manners, people should know that in truth, I have good manners. :)

Another story stems from a swing party that we went to. My wife kidnapped the host as soon as we walked in the door. I assisted the hostess in finishing setup. I also helped her clean some early dirty dishes from the snacks. She looked at me and told me it was bad manners to be so nice at a party where everyone else was being naughty.

For the record, I like typing, and I can keep inventing stories all day long...

Topic: What's the biggest age difference between you and someone you had sex with?
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 21:12

My wife and I started swinging in our early 40's. She asked me to "take on for the team" when she fancied an older gentleman at a party. I met and liked his wife, and everyone was happy. I would have guessed that she was in her early 50's. We had a delightful time. She was very sweet (double entendre intended). Afterwords, she admitted that she was 66 years old, 24 years older than me. I can only hope that we can all be as youthful and entertaining when we mature!

Topic: What is the longest story you have written?
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 19:26

I have two long stories that I wrote a couple of years ago. Both are many chapters long and I am afraid to look at the word counts. Both are 'early works' for me, and need A LOT of work to make them readable for others. I have too many fresh ideas percolating and waiting to get on paper, so I haven't worked on the older ones yet.

One thing I have seen a lot of on this site, and I think would be a good structure for me, is limiting ideas to three chapters. I am sure that is a rule I will break, but planning ahead to limit my thoughts will allow me to get in and out of a story, without feeling the need to force the creative process.

Topic: Oh, soldier, soldier - a poem thrice scorned
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 14:19

Rejection sucks. I wrote a poem, and I let the structure be dictated by the emotions that I hoped would be revealed by it. It was rejected because it did not fit someone else's definition of Proper Poetry.

Sometimes, it's better to to let the writing of the work be a personal process, and a personal release. When I read your poem, I was saddened by the tragedy as it unfolded, but I did not feel the tremendous loss that you had to have felt in losing a friend. I sincerely hope that writing and sharing this piece is helping you to cope with those feelings.

I also trust that you understand that having some heartless cynic reject your poem does not make your feelings less valid. In this case, I think it reaffirms that warm-hearted and kind people should stick together.

Write on, and keep the pointy side of the pencil on the paper!

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Bad Parenting Done Right

I slipped quietly into the living room to check on my wife. She was sound asleep with some form of CSI blaring on the TV set. Another grueling day of watching daytime TV had left her exhausted. I covered her with a blanket and turned the noise box off. I shook my head as I considered another lonely night alone in bed. I grabbed a beer as I headed out the back door to join my daughter and...

Added 04 Nov 2017 | Category Mature | Votes 29 | Avg Score 4.89 | Views 8,745 | 12 Comments

For Reading Out Loud

The girl behind the counter swallowed hard and asked, "The second book?" She struggled to maintain eye contact as she waited for me to confirm my request. I paused for a moment. It wasn't as if I had asked for a Salinger, Blume or LaVey. "Yes, it's called 'Yendi'," I said repeating myself. "It's the second book of Steven Brust's 'Jhereg' series." "I'm sure we have 'Jhereg' on the shelf,"...

Added 04 Oct 2017 | Category Mature | Votes 19 | Avg Score 4.58 | Views 3,121 | 9 Comments

Moving On Part 3 of 3

She gasped and then went limp, melting into the bed. It took me far too long to decide something was wrong. As I slowed to a stop, she took a shuddering breath, and her eyes popped open. There was surprise and delight in her eyes as she exclaimed, "Oh, don't stop!" Her hands slid to the small of my back and she started pushing with the tempo she wanted. My hips started thrusting again, and...

Added 02 Sep 2017 | Category Supernatural | Votes 9 | Avg Score 4.56 | Views 1,368 | 5 Comments

Moving On Part 2 of 3

After dinner, I tried to watch TV, but I couldn't concentrate on the show. I tried to check my work email, but the words didn't seem to matter much. Money was tight, so I mixed myself a weak whiskey and coke, and sat and stared out the window. As I returned to my window seat with a second drink, I saw a woman standing on the sidewalk looking at my building. Her face was in shadows from...

Added 01 Sep 2017 | Category Supernatural | Votes 7 | Avg Score 4.86 | Views 1,597 | 4 Comments

Moving On Part 1 of 3

I'd like to think that I own a reliable car. Sure, it's more than ten years old, and it does have more than one hundred and fifty thousand miles on it, but it always starts and it doesn't burn oil. I was surprised as hell when it suddenly just quit running for no reason. I was driving along on a back country road, and it just quit. I saw a good place to pull off the road, so I let it coast for...

Added 25 Aug 2017 | Category Supernatural | Votes 10 | Avg Score 4.7 | Views 1,665 | 5 Comments

Trouble

My wife left me alone at the party with specific instructions. In less than five minutes time, I was hopelessly in trouble. I was politely mingling with the crowd, as instructed, which I rather enjoyed. Most of them had already paired off, had some fun, and were back looking for new partners. The women were at most scantily dressed, while some were completely nude. Most of them were aware...

Added 14 Aug 2017 | Category Fantasy & Sci-Fi | Votes 10 | Avg Score 4.6 | Views 3,448 | 4 Comments

Xmas in July

The woman behind the counter frowned when I showed her the picture on my phone of the ring my wife had sent me to get. She was a pretty young woman in her mid-thirties with short blonde hair and pixie features. She had been smiling brightly as she greeted me, and her momentary frown did nothing to dampen the way her body language said that she was pleased to have a customer. In fact, as...

Added 24 Jul 2017 | Category Fantasy & Sci-Fi | Votes 5 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,803 | 4 Comments

Games People Play

Cassie smiled when he stopped her at the door. There was a happy gleam in his eye as he turned and took her hands in his. "This is your second to last chance to quit if you don't want to play," he suggested. "You've made me some promises, Daddy," she reminded him. "Let's have some fun!" As an afterthought, she asked, "Second to last?" "There's five hundred dollars in your envelope," he...

Added 13 Jul 2017 | Category Oral Sex | Votes 7 | Avg Score 4.57 | Views 3,332 | 4 Comments

Accidental Seduction

I turned the Harley around the final corner and struggled to keep the speed down as we rode the final block back to her house. My passenger knew I was struggling, and yet she scraped her nails up my ribs and pinched my nipple again. She let out a moan that echoed mine as her other hand caressed my hard cock through my jeans. As I turned into her driveway and screeched to a stop, she stood...

Added 03 May 2017 | Category Mature | Votes 12 | Avg Score 4.83 | Views 7,495 | 9 Comments

Making Friends at the Swing Club - Part 3 of 3

In Part 1, Dawn and I met and became friends. In Part 2, we were pleased that our spouses wanted to become friends, and they left us to explore each other while we continued our adventures. Our explorations paused for a moment when Dawn’s spouse came looking for us. ~~~~~ He actually swallowed hard, and then mumbled, "Just a moment." He stepped out of the room for a moment, and then my...

Added 18 Apr 2017 | Category Wife Lovers | Votes 11 | Avg Score 4.91 | Views 4,898 | 5 Comments

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