Forum posts made by whiphand

Topic What's your Top 3 Christmas Songs?
Posted 05 Dec 2009 08:35

santa santa santa santa occasion7

Party Time is here again & all the old Christmas tunes are being dusted down!

Personally I love this time of year, and though there a load of naff songs, there are some that really get me in the festive mood, so I'm wondering what you lusty lot out there think?

My Top Three (in order):

1. Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas

2. Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody

3. Bing Crosby - White Cristmas

Cheers and Seasons Greetings to you all


Topic A December Ditty
Posted 02 Dec 2009 03:16

The month of December brings Santa out,
“Just a cynical retail ploy” some shout.
And so it might seem in these times of greed,
Why must people fight for more than they need?

The baby Jesus came here to save all,
And yet here we are, the world in free-fall!
So try not to forget the reasons why,
He came to this earth, on a cross to die.

Seasons Greetings to all! occasion5

Topic Incest
Posted 29 Nov 2009 02:25

Two gypsies (red-necks) get married and on their wedding night she says,

"I've never had sex before, please be gentle."

At this revelation the groom dashes outside and telephones his father.

"She's a virgin Dad, what shall I do?"

Dad replies, "Come home this instant son. If she's not good enough for her own family, she's not good enough for you!"

Topic Dreaming....
Posted 29 Nov 2009 02:15

Thank you, a great start to my day!

Topic Flesch-Kincaid Readabilty Index Calculator
Posted 29 Nov 2009 02:10

Its great fun (and of course a learning tool) to put writing through then alter it and re-try! Or try putting the whole story up first and then compare with shorter sections to find the 'weakest link'

Topic Flesch-Kincaid Readabilty Index Calculator
Posted 26 Nov 2009 03:57

Having published my first story and taken on board some constructive criticism I started googling to see what I could learn about story writing!

I came across the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Index Calculator which looks good and might interest others!

Copy and paste your story, paragraph, etc. into the calculator and it gives you two readings.

The Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease score indicates how easy a text is to read. A high score implies an easy text. In comparison comics typically score around 90 while legalese can get a score below 10.

The Flesch-Kincaid Grade level indicates the grade a person will have to have reached to be able to understand the text. E.g. a grade level of 7 means that a seventh grader will be able to understand the text.

Here's the link,



Topic Writer's Groups and Organizations
Posted 26 Nov 2009 01:36

Tried this link a couple of times now with no luck! Can anyone confirm that it's just me or has it moved? If the latter, where to please!!

Topic Re-submitting a rejection
Posted 25 Nov 2009 08:14

Hi - Can someone give me the answer to two questions relating to re-submitting a rejected story please?

1) Should I be able to see in my profile somewhere that I have submitted the story?

2) How long does it take to be re-assessed?

Thanks in advance peeps!


Topic Word association game
Posted 16 Nov 2009 05:44


Topic If you click on this thread, you have to post
Posted 13 Nov 2009 08:24

Oops I'm supposed 2b concentrating on my work - not easy with Ali's outfit! coffee