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    Well I was only exagerrating when I said I'd only completed the first sentence of my putative book. I've recently written the first chapter. But being a perfectionist, I keep polishing and changing.
    Maybe I'm trying too hard - I don't want to create great literature, just a formulaic commercial phenomenon that makes me filthy rich.

    The plot involves a police inspector in an unnamed sleep, tropical paradise who gets involved in a drugs and prostitution network run by the Albanian mafia in concert with local crooks. And so on....But the pace would be suitably sleepy, charming, whimiscal and positive, more Mme Ramotswe than Jack Reacher.


    maybe I need to research a sleepy troipical paradise - get a feel for it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    Well I was only exagerrating when I said I'd only completed the first sentence of my putative book. I've recently written the first chapter. But being a perfectionist, I keep polishing and changing.
    Maybe I'm trying too hard - I don't want to create great literature, just a formulaic commercial phenomenon that makes me filthy rich.

    The plot involves a police inspector in an unnamed sleep, tropical paradise who gets involved in a drugs and prostitution network run by the Albanian mafia in concert with local crooks. And so on....But the pace would be suitably sleepy, charming, whimiscal and positive, more Mme Ramotswe than Jack Reacher.


    maybe I need to research a sleepy troipical paradise - get a feel for it...
    It's NaNoWriMo - pull your finger out and get on with it!

    I won a prize for the first chapter of my novel. It was about a boy who wet himself. I never got past chapter 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    It's NaNoWriMo - pull your finger out and get on with it!

    I won a prize for the first chapter of my novel. It was about a boy who wet himself. I never got past chapter 3.
    If I had won a prize for the first chapter I would have pushed myself to finish it...why don't you carry on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasguru View Post
    If I had won a prize for the first chapter I would have pushed myself to finish it...why don't you carry on?
    So Sas, you're suffering from a lack of imagination and original thought.

    Who'd have thought it possible...

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    Always write about something you have first hand experience of.

    How about a delusional misfit that's been diagnosed with excessive syndrome, who lives in a fantasy world due to total isolation?















    Just don't use my name directly, okay?

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    You probably channel all your writing time and energy into CUK. How many words a day do you write here?


    Actually that would be quite a cool forum statistic to have access to, along-side posts-per-day. Has anyone ever seen a forum implement that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SupremeSpod View Post
    So Sas, you're suffering from a lack of imagination and original thought.

    Who'd have thought it possible...
    We can't all be as creative and arty-farty as you, Shakespeare.
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    Here is a tip that will help you:

    1) Open in notepad the following file:

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

    2) add entry: 127.0.0.1 forums.contractoruk.com

    3) save

    This will help to focus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudskipper View Post
    It's NaNoWriMo - pull your finger out and get on with it!

    I won a prize for the first chapter of my novel. It was about a boy who wet himself. I never got past chapter 3.
    Was he going to grow up into a comedy BA?
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    wow, the reviews are not looking good so far. maybe you should hire Max Clifford to help you out

    sounds like one of those books that once you put it down you cant pick it up




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