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    Beautiful, angliholic. I might print this and...

    Beautiful, angliholic. I might print this and frame it, close to one of the many bookshelves in my house. If something I've said has helped you write more of your beautiful material, I am so happy...
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    I especially love those last two lines. Nice...

    I especially love those last two lines. Nice work, YesNo.
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    Poll: A Story Riff Thread with vjoogeperson as the...

    A Story Riff Thread with vjoogeperson as the venerated founding member! I am liking the sound of that. The only thing is I would like to hear from nonparticipants reading the thread if they want to...
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    Poll: I liked hearing your views.

    I liked hearing your views.
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    Poll: I think all suggestions are legit. Besides, I...

    I think all suggestions are legit. Besides, I personally can say I have never started speaking to a squirrel in the woods because I was so hungry. I just kind of, you know, go to the grocery store....
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    Poll: A Rocky and Bullwinkle thread or do you mean...

    A Rocky and Bullwinkle thread or do you mean something else? ha ha. Either way, let's do it, why the heck not. I once received a comment that an absurdist piece reminded someone a bit of the cartoon....
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    I want to grow old and become a burden to others...

    I want to grow old and become a burden to others and my economy! Hells yeah! It is my right, baby.
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    Poll: I like the way the post has also given me the...

    I like the way the post has also given me the thought that it would be fun to write some version of this. Maybe this could be the starting place for some riffs.
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    Poll: The preachy thing you describe is what I meant by...

    The preachy thing you describe is what I meant by the heavy thing.

    The whole thing feels like a draft.
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    I love Leaf Storm and I've rarely met a short...

    I love Leaf Storm and I've rarely met a short story collection I didn't like.
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    Love of literature is subjective. You have your...

    Love of literature is subjective. You have your opinion about the kind of literature you enjoy reading but others can legitimately have different tastes, no? I get what you are saying but finding...
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    I wrote the annotation for graduate school for my...

    I wrote the annotation for graduate school for my mfa.
  13. Ha. Hardly. If a student's idealism is scabies...

    Ha. Hardly. If a student's idealism is scabies then maybe. But I tend to think of it as a phase.
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    Poll: Sometimes one writes some things to write other...

    Sometimes one writes some things to write other things - other stories or other versions of stories. The process is like scaffolding. Something must be built to allow for something else.

    Perhaps...
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    This still isn't the story you're talking about,...

    This still isn't the story you're talking about, but many of Munro's stories are similar and interrelated in some ways by means of their depiction of a similar locale, a similar time, and she uses a...
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    I appreciate this definition of good stories. And...

    I appreciate this definition of good stories. And leave it to Munro to provide the perfect visual. And thank you for your excellent analysis and summary of her work. Yes, I think you have...
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    Alfred: What are you looking for? Could you be...

    Alfred: What are you looking for? Could you be more specific? Joyce is a modern master as far as the "non genre" you speak of here. And writers like Alice Munro, who would fit the short story bill,...
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    Thank you, it is good to be here. Loners unite!...

    Thank you, it is good to be here. Loners unite! ha ha. Well, I guess some of us are, others maybe less so. This seems to be a good place to be. Thank you for the warm welcome and yes I thought this...
  19. Anytime. I edited my earlier remarks that were a...

    Anytime. I edited my earlier remarks that were a response to North Star. That second clause he is suggesting is dependent.

    I can certainly appreciate the buzzwords. Just trying to aid in the...
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    I have watched this movie before at some point...

    I have watched this movie before at some point and it is challenging. I know what you mean about comedies and often I watch something light at the day's end. I may try to watch it again at some...
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    I would still rework slightly.
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    [QUOTE=angliholic;1323198] I don't know the...

    I don't know the reason for sure for this, but likely the best way to approach things is to go through the usual submission process which involves a proposal, etc, and that during the regular...
  23. Thanks. This is beautiful copy. Shorter...

    Thanks. This is beautiful copy.

    Shorter sentences are appropriate sometimes. A text with sentence variety can be impactful. And short, declarative sentences can deliver more than sentences which...
  24. Would this be a way to approach it? Break the...

    Would this be a way to approach it? Break the sentence up a bit? You could hang more material on the second sentence in terms of qualifying or clarifying or explaining. Or maybe not. Your first...
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    The voice is strong and driving, much attuned...

    The voice is strong and driving, much attuned with the characterization. Sorry. I sound more like a short story writer/reader. My favorite poems do have elements of story, characterization, voice....
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