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Forum: Writing Help & Issues 12-24-2015, 07:41 AM
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Posted By Daedalus
Where's the resolution going to come from? ...

Where's the resolution going to come from?

It's all well and good to have a catchy twist, and a surprise ending can be very good if done right, but a person getting hit by an axe and the husband...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 03-03-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,085
Posted By Daedalus
No, you were chatting when you spoke to your...

No, you were chatting when you spoke to your friend over the phone, evident from the fact that the conversation was doubtless impromptu and lacking any urgency. 'Proper dialogue', as seen in plays,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 01-05-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Daedalus
I can see the agent's point. On quite a few of...

I can see the agent's point. On quite a few of the guidelines I've read for writing query letters, they advise writers to keep everything impersonal. Don't mention how long you've worked on the book,...
Forum: Tips & Advice 01-04-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,272
Posted By Daedalus
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Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-16-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
I've never encountered a stupider bunch of people...

I've never encountered a stupider bunch of people in my life. What's my point? Fine, I'll spell it out.

WRITERS WRITE. WHINERS WHINE.

Goodbye. I have more important things to be doing.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-16-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
Joe, how many novels have you written? The 'tool'...

Joe, how many novels have you written? The 'tool' you're referring to has written 12, and is currently a published author. I got there by crying like a baby every time I "wasn't able to come up with...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-16-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
You are being an intentional dumbass. Maybe...

You are being an intentional dumbass.

Maybe you'd like me to spell it out for you? Paraplegics. Can't. Type. Did I say anything about about writing? Did I? They cannot type. So, it would be...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-16-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
Did I say being a paraplegic causes a mental...

Did I say being a paraplegic causes a mental writer's block? No, I did not. Please stop misquoting me. What I was getting at is that paraplegics cannot move the muscles in the fingers, therefore they...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-15-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
If you want to become a serious writer, you need...

If you want to become a serious writer, you need to establish a little thing called self-discipline. It's all well and great if you only write when your muse strikes, but chances are you'll never...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-15-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
Isn't it obvious? My point is simple. The reality...

Isn't it obvious? My point is simple. The reality is that there's no cure. You either wait until the block passes, or you sit your arse down and get on with it. Everything else is just meaningless...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-15-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
Did I say it didn't exist? Learn to read, Joe.

Did I say it didn't exist? Learn to read, Joe.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 12-15-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,789
Posted By Daedalus
Yippee, another thread on writer's block. Now...

Yippee, another thread on writer's block. Now everyone can spend a dozen pages arguing the existence of it, to the point where no one is any wiser than they were when the thread first started.
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Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-14-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Daedalus
One of my friends, who lives in the U.S., has...

One of my friends, who lives in the U.S., has purchased from Amazon.co.uk in the past. Maybe it is the sample that's the problem.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-13-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Daedalus
Shouldn't be. I can buy things from Amazon.com if...

Shouldn't be. I can buy things from Amazon.com if I want to. Did you try purchasing, Devon?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-13-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Daedalus
Sorry, I expected this to be released Tuesday....

Sorry, I expected this to be released Tuesday. I'm thrilled to say it's released now.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006791EOY

Also, I apologise, it works out at 1.75 including VAT.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 11-13-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Daedalus
Got There in The End

It's been a bit of a wait, but the electronic version of my novel, Dereliction of Duty, goes on-line on Amazon this Tuesday. The paperback will be released a little later, towards Christmas, and the...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-06-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
Homer Simpson ~ "If something is hard, it's just...

Homer Simpson ~ "If something is hard, it's just not worth doing".

That seems to be the mentality here. Someone asks how to get over writer's block. Tell me, then, how are the platitudes of 'go...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-06-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
I've already said I've never had writer's block....

I've already said I've never had writer's block. I also never said writing novels was hard, but from some of the posts made on this and other sites, it seems people have problems with them.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-06-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
No, my experience and way of doing things doesn't...

No, my experience and way of doing things doesn't apply to everyone, Joe. On the other hand, it has helped me write a number of novels, become published, and achieve first-class honours in an English...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-06-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
You sit down, you poise your fingers above the...

You sit down, you poise your fingers above the keys of your computer, and you write. You don't need paint, guitars, or any paraphernalia required for other creative endeavours. The only thing you...
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-05-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
I said I refuse to believe it exists. I didn't,...

I said I refuse to believe it exists. I didn't, however, say you should refuse to believe it exists. If you all want to tell yourself you can't write because some unseen force has 'blocked' your...
Forum: Introductions 10-05-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By Daedalus
So you're playing with chickens, then? I...

So you're playing with chickens, then?

I dare say you'll find dozens, if not hundreds, of threads about writer's block scattered throughout the forum.
Forum: Writing Help & Issues 10-05-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,694
Posted By Daedalus
Writer's block only exists for those who let it...

Writer's block only exists for those who let it exist. I've written a dozen novels and have never been afflicted with any kind of block. That's because I refuse to believe it exists, ergo it can't...
Forum: Publishing 10-05-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,670
Posted By Daedalus
Well, good for you. There's only so many...

Well, good for you. There's only so many rejections a person can take in one lifetime. As I've said before on many occasions, self-publishing is a cut-out-the-middleman approach. How successful you...
Forum: Publishing 10-05-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,670
Posted By Daedalus
Stephen King: 66 rejections (yes, I do see the...

Stephen King: 66 rejections (yes, I do see the occult symbolism in that figure). JK Rowling: 80-odd rejections. Tom Clancy: Well, he stands in a league of his own. The man had that many rejections...
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