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    Snow in my yard this morning, and cold, at 24 and feeling like 12.

    Only got a couple'a inches, so we dodged a bullet here. But I know there's still more to come in the next couple of months.

    Also, I've been writing for 5 months exactly, as of today. I'm in the middle of the 48th chapter, and have 318,714 words written.

    ...and I really wish I had some idea of how many more I have to go.





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    Ever tried writing a short story? Quite a different thing, but fun.
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    I posted one'a those here too, Olly... Just as an experiment:


    T'Hessa’s Challenge

    It's just a stand-alone short, even though it's in the same world/reality/universe.

    I made it up on the fly, with none of the planning that's gone into the main story.
    ( Well, the MC was already pretty-well fleshed out. )


    G.D.
    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1119364914...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades.


    I found this book while researching on amazon when looking for a book on how to fix my writing problems. I think I insert sentences not related to the main idea inside a paragraph. Which makes it seem I make mistakes in the manuscript. When I break sentences and paragraph rules. The person who created the method for this writing system has a degree in education and is a specialist in dyslexia. It provides strategies for students and teachers who need writing instruction or need a lot of help.

    I want to rewrite the ongoing writing project I have tried to fix on a paragraph and sentence level. My oldest brother doesn't think I have dyslexia. This seems more complicated than what people are saying concerning the writing of short stories. If I have a disability I also have gaps in knowledge on how to write on a sentence level, before moving on to writing paragraphs.

    I anticipate I will have to do a lot of waiting until I get assessed to know if the story has no errors to speak off.

    I recommend it to esl, and maybe disabled writers.

    I should be able to get the book without trouble. (I will buy a copy this week)

    In practice I could present the book to someone who is helping me check my own work, and to help me learn my grammar.
    I would follow as in believe in the words of good moral leaders. Rather than the beliefs of oneself.
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    Yesterday I went to the funeral of a gardener friend of mine. He was two months younger than me, but smoked twenty a day for fifty years, died of lung cancer. He lived in a first floor flat in Walton on Thames, but had a great garden on the balcony.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8PViKk1IQk
    This is him , tongue in cheek, with his 'harvest'. the balcony faces north west and gets about fifteen minutes of afternoon sun in the summer, he had a fine collection of shade tolerant plants, including clematis and honeysuckle. He also grew Chilean bell flowers, the national flower of Chile, not at all easy to grow. They grow naturally on the north face of river gorges where water trickles down and demand exacting amounts of humidity. Derek had temperature and humidity meters set up. His boast was that his made it through the exceptional winter and red hot summer when the RHS lost theirs.
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    They are beautiful, with an outer false petal that wraps around, he had red, pink and white ones.

    Note also the 'astroturf' and 'lawnmower' hanging up, he had a real sense of humour, and played a mean game of chess. I miss him already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly Buckle View Post
    Yesterday I went to the funeral of a gardener friend of mine. ... I miss him already.
    Sorry to hear that, Olly. He seems to have been a very neat (special) person and he certainly had a gift for growing beautiful plants.

    My condolences to you.
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    Neat in the garden, nowhere else. His hobby was going round charity shops, he had three, unused, Dyson vacuum cleaners. He would run a vacuum round the day before his birthday I won't mention the kitchen and bathroom, yeuch! When he got ill social services sent round a cleaner, she left, his friends got the kitchen in a bit more order so he didn't die of food poisoning first, but mostly he liked it that way, lived there for thirty years without decorating
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    Bought a used book on writing recently.

    Upon reading it, I found it came with 3 pressed 4-leaf clovers!

    Good book! I think I'll keep it.
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    Megan, back when my yard was full of white clover, I found over 300 of the four-leafed ones, one summer.

    ...the next year, all the clover started dying off, except for the red clover in the side yard.

    I've still got a bunch of the four-leaf ones pressed in a frame, around here somewhere.


    G.D.
    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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    By the way... it's 9:00pm CST, and I just went outside with my dogs, and an infrared thermometer...

    I got readings from 13F to 20F, depending on where I pointed it. ( Railing on the deck was the coldest, naturally. )

    ... anybody happen to know where that 'Global Warming' we were promised got off to? 'Cause I'm not findin' it anywhere around here.



    G.D.
    Leave it be and it won't bother you.
    Screw with it, and it'll eat you alive.

    Soon enough, nations will play second fiddle to corporations.

    "The world is not what we wish it to be; it is what it is."
    "Freedom is the value, not protection."

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