Late yesterday I spent about five minutes wondering why my computer wouldn't let me erase a spurious full-stop which had appeared in one of my bits of writing I was proofing.
I added three more next to it, and they vanished promptly when I used the delete key. I wondered if there was something wrong with my keyboard. Considered swapping it for an new and identical one to eliminate this possibility.
In order to establish this I opened a new document, ready to type in some new test and see if the problem re-occurred. One of the cornerstones of problem solving is to try and recreate the problem, right? If you see it happening then you have a clue where to start looking for a solution.
And there it was. Right in the middle of the blank document, unsullied by even a single keystroke, was the mystery full-stop!
I gently touched it, and it was very slightly raised. Clearly something like a fly-spot on a light bulb.
Once I cleaned my screen it was gone. But what capricious fate decided it should be stuck in just the right place to align so neatly with my text?
My screen is now 'squeaky clean'.
The literary gods, perhaps unsurprisingly, have a warped sense of humour.
Hi all I'm new to the forum. I joined to get feedback on some of my poetry my style is similar to Edgar Allan Poe in that I use rhyming couplets in most of my poetry (yes I know poems don't have to rhyme) it's my style of writing and it helps me maintain humour and imagery throughout my work.
I suffer from PTSD and poetry has been calming for me over the years, the worst thing I have found though my work is never finished. I can take a poem I wrote years ago and look at it today and think to myself something is not right and then i change it slightly to refine it make it snappier and sharper whilst maintaining the structure and the story. Is this normal?
Anyway I will look forward to reading other peoples work and hopefully improve and add to my own style with feedback form others .