Sunday, 26 August 2012

Following Some Invaluable Advice From A Lady.

It's hopeless, I can't stay away any longer. I miss you guys. Miss you guys means everyone, not just the men. It's modern. The term guys is all inclusive. Even though the female guy is more attractive. In most cases that is. I did meet a bloke a couple of weeks ago, who had a most disarming smile. Here I go again, rambling on.

This is a good time for me to pop back to Blogland, because my best selling book is now at, 30,000 words, which means only 10,000 more to go and I shall have a book on my hands, although I suspect it could go beyond that number. At this stage I would like to thank Valerie allsortsforallsorts.blogspot.co.uk  for an e-mail she sent, when she realised I was struggling with certain aspects of book writing. She gave me some invaluable advice which I have followed for the last five days, and Valerie, it has worked a treat. I have those words pinned up beside me, and they shall stay until the project is completed.
Some time ago Valerie also made a comment after she read a short passage from my book which I posted on here. It was to do with the use of swear words. She considers them unnecessary. I'm not sure why they were in the narrative, but they may have erupted from my mind, because I was punching the words in angrily at the time. On reading through certain bits I now agree with Valerie's opinion. They are unnecessary. Not only that but I think they actually interrupt the flow of words. Mind you there are still swear words in certain parts, because this is a story of real life and in real life they do occur. Anyway thank you again Valerie, and God bless the Women's Institute.



Here are a couple of photo's of me wearing my new glasses. Yes I know what you are thinking ladies, and I agree, I do look good, but I am sorry, there is a queue. Besides I am far too busy writing my best selling book, to accept any invitations to dinner and the inevitable invitation for a nightcap at your place!







17 comments:

  1. Americans do not stand in queues so you may find more women from the U.S. in the front of t he line.

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  2. Everyone needs some advice now and then and I'm glad you found a little help and are now back to hang out with the guys.

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  3. You'd better finish the book quickly because I suspect that American woman will soon be pounding on your front door. As for swear words, they are sometimes a necessary evil.

    By the way, my disarming smile doesn't seem to get me anywhere......

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  4. Thank you to Valerie for helping you move along with your book. We all appreciate her. I wonder about time from writing to actual publishing. I hope it moves quickly. Your new spectacles are quite fetching.

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  5. I like your new glasses. I agree, profanity is used too ?@0!$%# much.

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  6. Loved the post. I will be watching the advancement of your book. I have always played with the idea myself.

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  7. Yeah Valerie!!! We bow at your feet! Thanks for helping John over that hurdle, we love you.
    Love your new glasses John...now get cracking, you've got a book to finish.

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  8. Nice to see you back and I gather we have Valerie to thanks somewhat.
    The new glasses look great.

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  9. writing is a cruel mistress- we like you better than she does anyway

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  11. Now about that previously deleted post. It was because apparently I did not have MY glasses on when composing it and the typos made no sense. Perhaps I should borrow your nice new glasses, John. Yes they do make you look good and yes you were missed and certainly you missed all of us. Good advice from a friend is always a good thing.

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  12. Oh dear now you will be able to see my profile pic too clearly, wrinkles and and all.

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  13. Glad to see you are back, I have been waiting for you xx. Specs look nice. I don't like to see swearing in blogs, I think it shows a distinct lack of maturity. In a book however, that's different. If it adds colour to a black and white scenario, and assists the reader to get inside the authors head, then it's acceptable. As long as it is not every other word or disgustingly filthy for the sake of it. Toodle pip.

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  14. Ooooh John. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you for your kind words. You realise, of course, that I spoke up because I'd been there and done that.... plus the fact that friends should help friends when in difficulties. Glad to hear you've been able to write so much. I can't wait to read the finished result.

    The novel that I'm serialising (on Tuesdays) does contain some swear words (though few and far between) when needed and although I condone my use of them I still hate to read those bits.

    Oh by the way, I love the new glasses. All the better to see with, eh?

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  15. I definitly agree with Ilona when it comes to swearing. If it was part of who you were at the time why omit it, just limit the usage. Swearing plays a big part in expressing your anger, frustrations and various other emotions and helps the reader develope a better connection with what you were experiencing at the time.

    Love the new glasses, you are starting to remind me more and more of Sean Connery...(sigh)! ;)

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  16. Nice to see you back. The glasses look good on you but more important how does the world look now ?

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  17. We're still trying to sort out internet so have lost touch a bit with what's been happening. Good to hear you are making such great progress with your book.

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