Topic Writing a Whole Novel...?
17 Jan 2017 01:55
but... but... i want fame and moneeeeyyy.
They will come. The difficult bit is getting your first novel published.
Oh, and knowing when it is finished.
Topic Post a random fact
03 Jan 2017 01:26
You are more likely to be killed in a domestic kitchen appliance incident than to win the UK national lottery if you buy one ticket for every draw.
Topic Why Did You Choose the Avatar You Use?
03 Jan 2017 01:17
Because it is me being unloaded from the Ffestiniog Railway. It tells people how old I am and that I won't suddenly appear on their doorstep out of the blue and that riding on trains is my second favourite pastime (and is more available and less effort than my favorite).
Topic Do you hate your job?
03 Jan 2017 00:53
Job? Job? Oh yes, I remember, I had one of those back in the last century, but it took up too much of my time so I ¿retired? I think they call it and now I get a pension.
Topic As a reader which do you prefer. A first person or third person view point?
03 Jan 2017 00:47
I know it has been a long time since this thread was live, but nobody pointed out the great problem with first person narratives.
In a third person "fly on the wall" composition there is no limit to what information can be passed to the reader. In first person only what that person actually knows, sees and experiences can be told.
"Is this love?" (s)he asked me. is fine but not (S)he was wondering if this were love. as the first person narrator can only guess at the other people's thoughts.
Similarly, the narrator needs to be told by a someone else what happened when (s)he was not there.
All my writings are in the third person because it allows me to relate activities which are forbidden in first person, such as events my hero(ine) did not witness and the feelings of other characters.
Topic Can you feel it?
25 Dec 2016 01:41
Thank you Bethany. That's what I thought from my own experience with my (serial) wives.
Topic Can you feel it?
24 Dec 2016 03:58
As an author, and reading lots of stories which mostly have detailed descriptions of the experience, I wonder:
When having bareback sex can you actually feel the semen being deposited inside you?
Topic Is equality such a difficult concept to grasp?
06 Dec 2016 00:15
We're discussing gender - so I'm not going to travel toward age or religion discussions.
Gender . . . all girls schools?
Why? Is your workplace going to be strictly all male or all female?
So why learn separate? Grades aren't the only thing to work toward in school.
Every moment of your life is spent around people of opposite or neutral gender (etc). Part of growing up and attending school is learning how to deal with those types of related matters. that's LIFE. You can hide from it or pretend that's not how it IS just to isolate and seclude yourself.
If people - both males and females - are forever encouraged to shut-down in the presence of the opposite gender, withdraw or remove themselves . . . then they'll never figure out how to make it in life. Life is isolated.
A child spends only a small proportion of its waking life in school, so why shouldn't that be aimed at grades primarily?
Consider the figures 36 weeks school a year, 6 hours on 5 days in each week. Awake perhaps 100 hours a week,say 5,200 hours a year of which only one fifth is spent in school, and that for only twelve years. Nobody is suggesting single sex education over the age of 18.
Topic When is a story 'finished'?
03 Dec 2016 06:46
As someone once told me "Your writing is finished only when you are totally fed up with it."
Topic Question for authors ...
03 Dec 2016 06:36
I write fiction all under one pen name, but my non-fiction is technical and written under my 'real' name. The problem with that was persuading the bank to open an account under my pseudonym so that I could bank royalties separately from normal income.
Topic Is equality such a difficult concept to grasp?
01 Dec 2016 08:34
The idea of equality meaning the same laws apply to me and you and everyone else . . . this makes perfect sense and is entirely plausible.
No, it neither makes perfect sense nor is plausible with the self-contradictory laws we now have.
In Europe age discrimination is illegal, yet it is apparently OK to have different rules for different ages in many fields, driver's licence is the most obvious, or buying booze.
In the UK discrimination on religious beliefs held is illegal, but the courts have ruled that a lifelong honestly held Christian belief that sex is for one man and one woman who are married is now to be over-ruled by the honestly held lifelong belief that two men may indulge in sex in private wherever they wish, even in a hotel room owned and rented out by holders of the first belief. Clearly these two positions are incompatible, but the older, less noisily pursued view has had to give way.
The Roman Catholic church has had to close its adoption schemes because it refused to allow adoption by unmarried couples, on pain of being forced to hand children over to such couples or pay them compensation.
Another aspect of this is that all should have equal opportunities in education. That does not mean that mixed-ability teaching works, anymore than a mixed ability sports team would. It does not even mean that co-ed schooling works better than same-sex schools. It has been shown, in the UK at least, that girls do better when educated in an all-girls school, but anyone who says this will be shouted down by the "equalists".
The answer to the question is " Yes , equality is a difficult concept to apply ".
Topic Where do you write and save the drafts?
01 Dec 2016 07:07
Maybe this sounds paranoid but I save two copies on separate external drives attached to my own desktop, both password protected.
I wouldn't use the cloud, or any internet site's facilities for work in progress because you have NO guarantee that other people can't read your work. Furthermore you have no control (or even knowledge) over where any of that is stored as back-ups.
It isn't that I have had a bad experience, but until I retired my job was computer security, and I know how much power I had to access other people's work. I know that “XYZ Inc.” are a reputable company and only hire trusted people, but in my forensic work I saw so many crooks ...
Topic Sprite's Pet Peeves - writers should check this out before submitting stories - it's just go
29 Nov 2016 05:52
Good job here, sprite.
Might I add:
Then and than, too and to, there is a difference.
Be careful with breath and breathe.
To make a word plural do not use 's; it's either s, es, or ies. (stories not story's; 's refers to possession)
Read your story out loud to someone. Their ears or yours will likely pick up some issues.
I actually take the 'laundry listing' ban a little further, (though I call it 'forensic pathologist's report') in my thirteen published novels about Kobekistan the main character, the Emir, has only one reference to his physical appearance, and that is that he is not so tall as his principal bodyguard, but Maktum is also described as almost seven feet tall, so that does not give too much away. The reader will always see someone in their mind's eye and that image will always be exactly right for them . I do describe clothing, however.
As to reading aloud, there are products on the market which will read your work aloud automatically. Microsoft had a product which read .lit format aloud to you, but I don't know if it is still available. A word of caution though, some technical terms can be mispronounced - as JKR found out when Hermione was pronounced Her-my-one.
Topic Spelling Mistakes?
04 Sep 2012 05:19
Topic Sexy paintings and illustrations.
28 Aug 2012 01:16
What, exactly, was Eve doing before the snake distracted her?
Topic The way of a Man with a Maid
24 May 2012 01:10
The full text is available free at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Way_of_a_Man_with_a_Maid because it is in the public domain.
24 May 2012 01:04
Agree a safe word.
Then gag the slave.
Then say, "You can use the safe word any time you want me to stop."
Topic FAIL Thread
24 May 2012 00:59
Lush Stories ...more entertaining than daytime television... That is not difficult.
Topic No wonder we live in such a kind & gentle society today
24 May 2012 00:34
You may notice that all the best insults in this clip do not include obscenities. See, for example, the lady starting at 1 minute 20 seconds into the play. I'm sorry I don't recognise her, but I am not a film buff, nor do I watch much US TV.
Topic What is the meaning of life?
23 May 2012 01:30
Life is a sexually transmitted terminal condition.
Where are the Monty Python fans? :( What has HHGG to do with Monty Python?
19 May 2012 02:43
What does "FREE" mean?
http://upload.lushstories.com/456-What does FREE mean 1.jpg
http://upload.lushstories.com/945-What does FREE mean 2.jpg
Topic It was a mistake to give women the right to vote?
19 May 2012 01:12
... 2) It is a fundamental human right to have say in one's government. ... Does that come under "Life", Liberty", or "the Pursuit of Happiness"?
No government gives you life, though they may take it away.
No government gives you liberty, though they may take it away.
No government gives you happiness, though they may take it away.
Topic Royalty Doing The Weather
11 May 2012 02:27
He was better than most of our weather people, and even included an ad lib joke or two.