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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
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Re: Writing by kazzzz on 28 October 2012 11:23am
Ohh I much prefer "Pete performs home dentistry".
Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 29 October 2012 3:19am
Heh heh, I uploaded another video, but I can't find the darn thing.

I did get another look at home dentistry video! The only regret from the peach video, apart from being nearly nude, is that the other 90 or so peaches still on the tree cannot be seen in the video.

I was trying for 5 or 10 seconds of my cat, when a hummingbird started feeding about 8 feet away. My camera is just a cheapie, but the wings are visible in the video. It is so amazing I wanted to share it, but...
Re: Writing by johnnyBgood! on 29 October 2012 5:04am
Pete...you are too serious. Karen and I have had many a laugh at your vids. I almost forgot about 'home dentistry' with the lovely Cheryl. ;)
Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 29 October 2012 4:36pm
I still have scars from home dentistry! She's a butcher.

I tried to upload that hummingbird again. Can't get it.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 9 November 2012 1:32pm
@pete.......or anyone else who might be interested?

Re: Writing by Lounge Trekker on 9 November 2012 4:53pm
edit: 8 pm eastern Nov 9 2012

Thanks for thinking of me when you posted that, Loretto. These are potentially the best tips I've heard to get me past the 'if I can only organize my thoughts stage...'

Thanks again, Loretto. Problem is my white board is getting crowded already! This will allow me to 'save' thoughts before they are forgotten, yet putting no time pressure on me.

Those books, Blake Snyder's 'Save the Cat' and Stanley Fish's 'How to Write a Sentence' deserve a good look.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 10 November 2012 2:43am
I'll never be a Hemingway or Bronte Pete, but I thought that Stanley Fish's book was helpful. At first when I was reading it I thought, is this guy serious, he was just writing why sentences from literature are his favorites, but then it got me thinking that the words in a sentence are like puzzle pieces, you can move them around until you get a better picture, a nicer picture. You quoted a line about sunlight cobbled across water earlier, saying it was a beautiful sentence, yes it was, because of how each word was placed in the sentence and the visual image it painted for the reader. You'll like Fish's book I think.
Re: Writing by Loretto on 13 November 2012 10:56pm
My blog allows me to view a statistics page that tells me what post gets the most views. A post I wrote called The Lucky Four Leaf Clover: Celtic Christianity at its Best has been getting over 60 hits a day.

So using that information I wrote this, and it has a funny ending. Be sure to read the caption for the picture of the book of Kells.

Re: Writing by Loretto on 3 December 2012 1:28pm
I finished writing The Foundling. Thanks to Mrs. Teabag this book has better editing. I spent about 20 hours or more editing this book, and I am sure she did the same.

The Foundling is about the life of a landlord in Ireland leading up to the famine and Home Rule politics of the time.

Edit: The previous post was waaaaaaaaay too long. This is better.

Re: Writing by tucsonmike on 4 December 2012 12:31am
Loretto, you are doing well with that post.
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