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    Spurious questions.

    You know the sort of thing, questions it is impossible to answer, questions it would be very easy to answer if they just got off their arse and tried Google, questions about specialised knowledge they really don't need to write fiction.

    So here is the game, pose a question, as spurious as you like, but keep half an eye on the thread, so that if anyone answers it you can come back with something along the lines of 'Yes, but...' or 'Does that mean...' In other words ask another spurious question.
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    I am writing a piece about a group of friends who are spending the weekend fly fishing, as I have never been fishing I would be grateful for any help regarding the ways to tie flies, what they are called, and how they are cast. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Fly fishing by JR Hartley is a great book
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    i am thinking about writing a book
    about books - maybe a trilogy or series,
    but have no familiarity with books.

    i have been told they contain words,
    and that the words are arranged
    in such a way that when encountered
    by a reader, may transmit ideas.

    i have many ideas i would like to transmit.
    can someone help me understand
    what a reader is?
    please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    Fly fishing by JR Hartley is a great book
    As it happens I found a copy and I have read it, passed it on to my consultant who is into fly fishing. It is actually a series of fishermen's stories rather than actually about fishing. The ghost of the poacher he tried to save who keeps him away from the stream the night there is a sudden spate of floodwater that would surely have drowned him, that sort of thing.

    What I would really like is the names of some flies and what they do
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    I will be visiting Henry Bonn bookstore tomorrow an I will look for a book on making them....
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    Thank you so much, I am also interested in 'casting', I believe it differs considerably from 'plaster casting', but I am not sure in what way. By the way, why do people fish for flies, even if they are fancy?
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    Bit like when a delivery to the docks it's called a shipment by road and when it's on board its called cargo by sea...
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    Quote Originally Posted by -xXx- View Post
    i am thinking about writing a book
    about books - maybe a trilogy or series,
    but have no familiarity with books.

    i have been told they contain words,
    and that the words are arranged
    in such a way that when encountered
    by a reader, may transmit ideas.

    i have many ideas i would like to transmit.
    can someone help me understand
    what a reader is?
    please.
    There are several points you might wish to clarify. When you say you would like to write a book do you mean that you think you would enjoy writing a book? Or maybe that you desire to write a book in order to transmit ideas? The transmission of ideas might be better done by wireless, books do not move unaided, they are good for communicating ideas, provided the ideas are good ones to communicate, some ideas are rubbish. Are you sure you want to share these ideas?, some are best kept to yourself, and some people are not worthy recipients. 'Readers' are a large and random collection of individuals, all they have in common is literacy, and any one of them may pick up your book and start absorbing your ideas. Your ideas may seem harmless to you, but in a foreign mind, in close association with other ideas, you could be setting a powder keg. Keeping it all to yourself and going to bed with a nice hot chocolate to dream on it may be the best course of action, who are we to be writing books ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by escorial View Post
    Fly fishing by JR Hartley is a great book
    A moot point, I asked Isaak Walton if he rated it and he demurred, saying it wasn't his place to critique another's methods. Do you think he was correct, or would it benefit anglers in general to have an alternative opinion?
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    How big should a full stop be? Obviously if one is using a mechanical writing device this is determined for you, but amongst long hand writers I have seen huge variety in full stops; tiny dots, almost complete circles, an oblong slash with an italic nib. What is the ideal full stop written with a pen? And is any particular colour of ink to be preferred over others?
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