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General Discussion / Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Last post by marc_chagall on March 18, 2017, 09:29:23 AM »
Very generous offer, Ed, but like most of us, I simply don't have the time to take it on. Wish I did.
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General Discussion / Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Last post by elay2433 on March 03, 2017, 01:40:24 PM »
Oh, man! That's awfully kind of you Ed.  :afro:  I couldn't do it myself, but I'd love to see someone step up and kick it into gear the way you had it running  a few years back. I miss this place -- the crit-group in particular. Truth is though, even if it the group were running, I'd be lucky to participate once every two or three months. Can't keep up with my writing the way I used to (let alone the reading and thought that goes into a well done critique). Life is busy, and seems to just get busier.

Jerry
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General Discussion / Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Last post by Ed on February 19, 2017, 05:49:54 PM »
I was thinking about this place again today, and how I hadn't looked in for a while, and what a shame it was that the crit group had fizzled out. Truth is, it takes a fair bit of energy to keep it going, and it needs at least a few committed critters to make it work, which is hard to achieve and keep going week in week out. Personally, I'm swamped with work, to the extent I have pretty much given up on catching up with everything I need to do on a day to day basis.

I've certainly no time to write, and no time to crit. All I do in my down time is veg in front of the telly. I'm too knackered to do anything else.

Anyhoo, perhaps it's too late, but I was thinking maybe there was somebody here who would like to take over Doom and run it as their own? The hosting is paid up for a couple of years, as is the domain name, so it wouldn't cost anything, and if cost was an issue, I'd be happy to pay it up for say five years, and put up a few quid to run a competition to get some new blood into the forum again.

Any takers? :smiley:
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Soap Box / Bop Dead City
« Last post by marc_chagall on February 14, 2017, 05:48:36 AM »
In this morning's post, my contributor's copy of issue 18 of 'Bop Dead City', containing my poem 'The Song Still Waiting'.  :dance:

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Funny Stuff / Kellyanne Conway Limerick
« Last post by desertwomble on January 23, 2017, 09:19:49 AM »
Said Kelly, "A fact isn't true
if it puts Mister Trump in a stew;
and let me just add
that lies needn't be bad
if conforming to our point of view."

DW :cheesy:
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Soap Box / Nine Arches Press
« Last post by marc_chagall on January 20, 2017, 07:45:12 AM »
Very happy indeed that Nine Arches Press have accepted two of my poems for their forthcoming anthology of disability poetry.  :dance:
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Soap Box / Ambit
« Last post by marc_chagall on January 18, 2017, 04:12:37 PM »
Ambit have accepted one of my poems, which makes me very happy indeed as they only take 3% of submissions (and they pay).  :dance:
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Soap Box / Re: Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis
« Last post by marc_chagall on January 16, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »
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General Discussion / Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Last post by delboy on January 05, 2017, 02:31:02 PM »
Brilliant! Well done feller  :cheers:

I used to thoroughly enjoy those chapters. In fact, I miss those crit sessions. I know everything has its time, but I've never since found a writers' group as fine as this one was back in the day.

I rather hoping to accelerate my writing again in the not too distant future, but I just need a few planets to align.... A close friend of mine told me, reasonably recently, not to wait too long for such alignments. When he gave me that advice he had no idea the remainder of his life would be measured in months. He died at just 53 years of age last November.  I figure it was good advice.

So, changes afoot if just a few more celestial bodies move in the right direction...

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General Discussion / Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Last post by fnord33 on January 05, 2017, 04:06:36 AM »
Hey, you remember that time that jerk ran an entire novel through the crit group? https://www.amazon.com/Birth-Exquisite-Falling-Turnip-Chakra/dp/0997709510/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1483606591&sr=1-2
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