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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Wrting by tucsonmike on 9 July 2007 5:55am
Good luck with the book! You certainly can write...
Why thank you Linda, but it comes with paying attention to others and practice.

I am going to recommend Stephen King's On Writing and Writing from the Inside Out by Dennis Palumbo.

I write every day. Some are not for the public. They are my practice. Some will only appear in my blog. It is a craft.
That is why vanity publishers are selling so many a bill of goods. Yes, you will get published, but you will hardly be noticed. As a matter of fact, if you are published with a vanity publisher and have an interview with an regular publisher or agent, I would not publicize the vanity publication...

You have to enjoy it and it takes practice.

I would be happy to have a writing clinic for Palinites.
Re: Wrting by johnnythemonkey on 9 July 2007 5:59am
Wrting ? I think you had better edit that Mike !
(No Subject) by johnnythemonkey on 9 July 2007 6:31am
Re: (No Subject) by geordiegirl on 9 July 2007 1:30pm
I wouldn't benefit, Mike, from your clinic. I love writing letters, etc. but when it comes to anything un-spontaneous I'm terrible. I used to do research & wrote reports: they were AWFUL, wooden things. (Mind you, the most research I did for any book was for one which ended up as a vanity publication - I was invited to the launch party fortunately, couldn't go). I was sent a free copy & it's the most embarrassing book in my collection.
Re: (No Subject) by tucsonmike on 9 July 2007 3:36pm
I know Johnny. I just saw that, LOL! Either I should not do it late @ night (do not hold me to that) or I think I am speaking a Slavic language and leaving the vowels out.
Re: (No Subject) by geordiegirl on 9 July 2007 6:06pm
But if anyone could do a writing clinic,Mike, it would be you! Do you write non-fiction stuff of any kind for publication? You could, you lay it all out so clearly
Re: Wrting by Ken Dunn on 9 July 2007 6:18pm
When you wrt you've got to learn to spl first!
Re: Wrting by Spursfan on 9 July 2007 7:32pm
O ok. U r rt!! ;-)

Btw, did anyone see the 2 Ronnies sketch where it was all done with letters and numbers? It went something like:

F U N E M? 9, V F N T N E M. Y? I F E 10 D M. F U N E X?

[Have you any ham? Nein, we haven't any ham. Why? I have eaten the ham. Have you any eggs? etc etc]

Another example of Ronnie Barker's genius and interest in word play.
Re: Wrting by tucsonmike on 9 July 2007 8:28pm
LOL! I remember that Two Ronnies sketch.
I have a couple of Non Fiction works in the hopper.
Re: Wrting by geordiegirl on 9 July 2007 10:24pm
Please explain hopper! I thought (in Britspeak I guess) hoppers were for flour, grains, or cider & moved them around
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