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This will pass under the creative radar except to those perceptive artists and writers who understand the mysteries of life, clandestine insurrections, and big money.

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I wish you a speedy recovery!

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Congratulations! Regarding card meanings, I've been in a five-year war of muscles & relationships with the Three of Clubs. First called ALS, then CIDP... now MMN. But as you once mentioned, Gig Harbor is a beautiful location to write a novel.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/09/maga … olons.html

semicolons are great to use when used correctly. I often fail to use them effectively; this article helped me understand them as the text unfolded with their demonstrated use.

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Variations on Alexander Dumas' THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK. Seems apropos since we are all behind masks at present, and probably will be for a few more years, due to Covid 2020, 2021, and Covid 20?

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i've had to do that. and i lost half a novel completely. good luck. many computers will automatically make a backup of everything. ask the resident brainiacs here.

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This happened to me also, Bill. You read the novel that was pirated. Even individual chapters were taken and published. I published through an Indian online publisher who has since gone out of business. But the novel is revised and will go up on Amazon soon. I'm still wrestling with health problems, but I'm still alive and writing. Best to you,

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And there were those outbreaks in the plague years, for instance, 1603 in London. Shakespeare ever wrote or placed his work in the plague years, and yet it was all around him. He rarely mentioned the plagues in his works. Covid-19 is our plague, and I can hardly wait for the deluge of the good, the bad, and the ugly social-distancing romance masterpieces wherein the guy kinda gets the girl. LOL.

If you search for literary works and popular films in the plague years, you'll read about many playwrights who were stuck at home writing furiously to fill the lonely hours between marathon binges of Netflicks, Zoon, Instagram, and gorging on HomeFresh meals, lol.

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/e/eebo/a2009 … ;view=text

THE VVONDERFULL YEARE, 1603, is beautiful prose to fill your reading time. The beauty of life between the plagues and quarantines is what we may all experience in the coming years. Smallpox, measles, and dozens maybe hundreds of unknown antigens (peptide, protein, whole-cell, small molecule, etc.).  These antigens over the centuries have ravaged and murdered millions but also strengthened our immune systems to make it what it is today.

Need some great reading, try reading an excellent textbook about the immune system or cell biology. WOW, it will blow your mind when you start seeing the complexities of evolution at that level. I have MMN, so I know the immune system like the back of your hand, lol. Call it research for your next novel. The medical thriller genre and covid-19 will be the next big write in every genre.

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My current process to get a professional manuscript: I wrote two completed, original manuscripts in tNBW, then Copy&Pasted to Scriver to correct and format, then C&P to AutoCrit & ProGrammarly for fine detail corrections, then export as RFT to OpenOffice, then back to Scriver.

This final product looks good and holds up in my testing browsers. This is a lot of work for 150+ chapters. I love Scriver (I'm also writing screenplays, FinalDraft pages in Scriver) but can't roll it with my AutoCrit & Pro-Grammarly at the same time.

Does anyone have a routine for Scriver that that pulls in the advanced correction apps such as AutoCrit or Grammarly? I'm new to Scriver.

Thanks - max

WHAT ORNATE SCRIPT WORKS BEST ON THE WEB, SMARTPHONES, OTHER SCREENS, AND IN PRINT? THE NOVEL APHRODITE'S RAINBOW IS 120K, AND WILL BE SOLD THROUGH KINDLE DIRECT (WHEN I FIGURE OUT HOW TO BEST HUMP IT UP THERE, LOL).

I'M USING CALIBRI 12 SIZE FONT, 1.5 X 6.0/6.0 FOR MY STANDARD FONT FOR ALL CHAPTERS, EXCEPT ITALIZIED OR ORNATE QUOTES.

SOMETHING LIKE FRENCH SCRIPT MT 
(EXAMPLE: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 121 came to mind, SEE WHAT I MEAN, THIS ORNATE SCRIPT EXAMPLE DEFAULTS TO A CSS SCRIPT OVERWRITE). THIS ORNATE FONT SIZE  @ 18 VISUALLY WORKS FOR ME IN SCRIVER, WORD.DOC & EXPORTS VERY WELL FROM AUTOCRIT.

BTW-THANKS AGAIN TO TOM OLDMAN AND OTHERS WHO HELPED ME ON THIS. THE THATCHER HEAD IS NEARLY READY TO PRESENT TO AGENCY/PUBLISHING METHODS.  I COULD APPRECIATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AN AGENT OR AGENCY WHO PROMOTE 150K LONG MURDER MYSTERY GENRES.  AFTER TWO YEARS MY HEALTH IS FINALLY STABLE.

GOOD HEALTH TO ALL - THANKS, MAX

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and more.  a rant about the apostrophes benefits for soothing savage punctuation

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/202002 … apostrophe

last dancey

stupa saints

Machiavellian tune up

beeline to Heinlein

Republican quash

tea pee

time flys (insects in a wormhole)

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This is an international forum where writers can receive feedback on their writing and support on every other part of the creative process from drafting to publishing and marketing. The critiques are often thorough and many come from published authors. Keep in mind that there is a monthly cost associated with the membership, but it might be worth it to be able to bend the ear of published authors.

Perfect for: writers seeking in-depth critiques from an international audience.

Writing for scientific types:::  I usually went with Arabic numerals because nerds of a future group together. However, be careful when writing scientific notation since something like the size of an election or the size of the universe written this way may cause a nerd's eyes to spin uncontrollably and may provide a rare orgasmic experience to their lives.

Artistic & Poetic :::  I always go with written.  Too many (000) zeros confuse the artistic mind and the statistically mindless. Also, artistic types will take 0's written on a page and get lost in a a plethora of their own oodles of doodles, etc. ooo0ooooooooooOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WOOOoOoW! Ten-billion, is how Shakespeare would have written this number for actors, and also a number referring to the number of people who doth hath no idea about what he is writing about.

Financial ::: Over $10,000,000 and selling something for your profit, always use zeros (0) especially with writings are directed to Realtors (except Donald Trump). They will salivate to your advantage. If selling something to make you a billionaire, use a larger type in bold, in bright red and other undulating colors. If buying/selling to save your ass from bankruptcy use no numbers, but link to a picture of Hawaii wahinis hula-dancing with the numbers hidden in their belly-buttons.

Perhaps twenty-four cups (24 cups) of coffee today may be too much. Just kidding around, Alan. I know about love for a wife when ill, I hope I gave you a chuckle. Still playing? My fingers went South because of a neurological problem. Best to you. Hope to be back with a Sci-Fi comedy very soon.

i was max keanu in the past

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Last night's episode was like a pot of porridge, gooey mush over-cooked and over-stirred, the characters plopping out of the mush onto the floor of death and destruction. And way too many unsullied raisins and prunes trying to poke their way to virility. But anywho, to resolve all the story lines would take another ten seasons. I don't think the creators realized they had a hit on their hands and went whoop-de-do when it caught on, never thinking they'd eventually have to resolve to the one owner of the iron throne (never knowing that it was actually a very cold iron toilet like the one in my home in Gig Harbor in winter).

I was really hoping for a complete plot turn around with the dragons torching everyone, everything (including Blondie) and taking the iron throne for themselves. They understood Dythracki, English and Swedish so why not? And then they could breed with Cerci to produce more zombie mutants like Geoffrey.

And, what the hell was Arya's white horse doing at the end? I was waiting for song, dance and pony show, a' la Mr. Ed with witty ironic invective. I think it just wandered into the scene from a previous episode and none of the script editors realized it. Next thing they'll bring Hodor back as a wind-walking ventriloquist with a talking Jon Snow puppet on his broken knees... the puppet would without a doubt be a better actor than the real Jon Snow character, talk about mush!

Sneaky Pete also fizzled out... so it goes. I'm in a wheelchair now so TV is 30% of my life.

But, GOT had many more highs than lows. Now HBO needs to follow up with a great drama written by one of the genius here at tNBW.