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Writer's Talk / Re: All good things...
« on: Today at 05:49:40 PM »

And if you ever figure out what you're "supposed to do now", please let us know.

The Bar & Grill / Re: Old dogs and new tricks...
« on: July 14, 2021, 05:18:32 PM »
Sorry, I couldn’t resist butting in. This IT is what I did until I was so rudely pushed into retirement.

Linux is an Open Source (free) operating system. It’s like the Windows O/S for Microsoft PCs or the “OS X” O/S for Apple products. Except Linux (or Unix) doesn’t have nearly the bugs or virus’s that Windows or Apple has, and it is FREE unless you want to pay for support. Which we never needed.

Linux does have many flavors (Suse, Redhat etc). You “update” it only when you want to and install only what software you want to install on it. Everything (including building it) is totally up to the user. It does take much more technical computer knowledge than your typical Windows User has. It can be totally command line driven or have a User Interface like your typical windows desktop, or both.

I love Linux. You’re in charge of it, instead of the O/S being in charge of you.
If you have a spare PC lying about you can play with and like tinkering with this sort of thing—go for it!  :)

The Bar & Grill / Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« on: June 11, 2021, 05:55:36 PM »
I'm with you, Chick.  It's a question of Never mind the width, feel the quality.  Extra years are only worth having if, on the whole, they're enjoyable.  It shouldn't be an endurance test.

Right on, Jo !   :)

Welcome - START HERE! / Re: Hello, Everyone :)
« on: May 26, 2021, 05:28:18 PM »
Welcome SoS, it's great to have you. I'm looking forward to your posts!

The Bar & Grill / Re: And another thing
« on: December 11, 2020, 05:49:21 PM »
they should be asking people why they think what they think.


Review My Writing - Getting Started / Re: Word Choice
« on: November 30, 2020, 10:50:48 PM »
My vocabulary is much closer to Hemingway's than Shakespeare's. Although I understand more words/meanings than my mind can actively retrieve and use correctly when I write.

I write many short stories and look toward synonyms to liven them up as I grow tired of spewing the same old, same old. Sometimes I succeed.

I expand my internal dictionary by things I read and by things I watch and listen to. I've also lived on earth a fair amount of years, so life experiences come into play too. Some words I can recall much goes by the wayside. I struggle to match words that aptly convey my intention and am in awe of those that can. I also look for emotive words. Sometimes I surprise myself.

My words are often simple and not literary in the least. Being I lack that talent, I like to think more readers can connect to straight-forward as opposed to more flowery or aureate (aureate is a synonym of flowery) language. I figure if I don't understand the word I shouldn't use it.

The Bar & Grill / Re: Thanksgiving in America
« on: November 27, 2020, 04:33:18 PM »
Back at you!  :)

The Bar & Grill / Re: If only we had thought of that sooner!
« on: November 27, 2020, 04:31:40 PM »
Well said!

Enjoy your belated TG feast.

Review My Writing - Getting Started / Re: Why Do You Write?
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:20:02 PM »
Bollocks! Selling books is even harder than writing the bloody things.

 ;D ;D ;D

I write (now that I was forced into retirement) because I like it. I've enjoyed creating stories since I was a grasshopper. I'm still not a great writer, but I do think some of my story ideas are clever—and hopefully, I'm getting better all the time. Some things pop into my head that I have to get down on paper (or bits and bytes), be they fiction or more importantly from my personal life.

Ask a Question / Re: Level of Participation
« on: November 24, 2020, 06:20:08 PM »
Hi Qwerty

When I first saw your name "Qwerty" in the "welcome thread", I laughed. I did so because it reminded me of one of the more popular passwords that someone I used to work within the IT industry use all the time. Your name reminded me of him.  :)

Yep, the previous forum was indeed a wonderland for years.

Personally, I don't post too much anymore because my questions are few and far between, and I'm not much of a "social butterfly", which is probably one of the reasons why my writings haven't been very successful. I've had a few short-stories published on a few websites (they, of course, didn't pay a dime). My writing isn't as sophisticated etc., as many other stories I've seen (although sometimes I do surprise myself) and I often think that's a problem. My "style" or lack thereof can be straight forward or a bit quirky. I get tons of rejects and think why someone else's story is accepted and mine is not, even though I think it's just as good. Maybe I'm the only one who enjoys them or maybe I don't put into words what's in my head.

Welcome - START HERE! / Re: Hello from Qwerty
« on: November 08, 2020, 12:06:27 AM »

I can relate to being a needle.

The Bar & Grill / Re: This is not pilot error.
« on: August 27, 2020, 03:20:39 PM »
Flash fiction can be fun. Nice twist at the end.  ;D

Welcome - START HERE! / Re: Hopping back into the fold...
« on: August 27, 2020, 03:16:51 PM »
Welcome back, Frogg!

Success Stories / Re: Alien Exit
« on: July 12, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
Best of luck, Geoff.

I have a few stories on KDP and have gotten very little traction. I'm not good at marketing and my sales show it.  :)

Writer's Talk / Re: Spare character arrives.
« on: June 11, 2020, 04:39:55 PM »
I don't think she has any violent tendencies.  But the mechanical aspects of gun making may well interest her.

Just keep the bullets hidden.

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