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    Senior Member Receiving Daily Medication C.W. LaSart's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT Wagner View Post
    Imagine one of these dumb-it-down editors around to destroy works like Poe's "The Raven". I think there is a line we have to establish as writers when it comes to editing. It's individual but at what point is the integrity of our work destroyed?
    She is really great about disagreeing but letting me have my way-I give in on little things so I can be insistent about the big ones. We truly have a harmonious balance.

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    sounds like a great editor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiney View Post
    Agrees with the above..."And The Ass Saw The Angel" was fantastic...IS fantastic. Gorgeous language. I liked "The Death Of Bunny Monroe," but it wasn't the same.
    Makes me so happy to hear that, Shiney. "Mah innards" was churning throughout that damn book. It influenced my new novel a lot, too. The Death of Bunny was, one first read, poles apart from the Ass, yet, where the surface level of Ass was so rich and dense, I think with Bunny, Cave cleverly implanted it all unner the skin of the story. And it's safe to say I have been to Butlins holiday camp and there is no better analogy of Hell than that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KT Wagner View Post
    That's great C.W. I wasn't talking about your editor - not enough info to judge, not that I would judge an individual on an open forum - but I can see how it might have come across that way.

    KT
    I didn't take it that way at all! And I can see how I may have looked defensive but wasn't aiming to. That's the problem with not being able to feel inflection in text!

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    Why haven't we used this nasty little thread in damn near a year? Is there no randomness in the universe worth the converse in this sow's purse? What could be worse? (Is this poetic attempt at thread revival alliteration or simile?)

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    I guess the "Random Thoughts" thread took over...

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    Yes, this thread still has a wee bit o' magic left in it.

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    Berkley (Penguin) asked to see the full manuscript of Disintegration. such a great feeling to have a major press do that. i just finished up my MFA, so glad to have that done. i'm re-reading King's ON WRITING, so good. writing a column on how to write horror for Lit Reactor, and teaching a one-day class on it as well, here in Chicago. going camping with my son this weekend, for the first time in a tent. excited to see Prometheus. there, enough random?

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    Made up new 'Monster' for latest story (I wanted something different) now outlining it. Baking grandson's birthday cake on Thursday for party Friday. Must catalogue and appraise some old lady's deceased hubby's coin collection supposedly worth eighty grand. It's a paying gig so we'll see. I have more new grass in my tomato garden than I do in my lawn, old or new. My German sheppard puppy bit me a drew blood. Now I have to figure out how to fit her in the garbage disposal. (It went so much easier when I did the wife; it hasn't run right since.) Sunday morning coffee is the greatest invention since the garbage disposal, don't you think. More Random to follow.

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    I've been very busy with projects and it's amazing how time consuming it can be to try to track down authors to verify the eligibility of their books for a Stoker award. That's all my random for now!

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    Ever write one of those stories that you end up quite pleased with the subtext and all, and yet you wish it were longer, but think you would ruin it by doing so?

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    Yep Ozmo, I hate to second guess something I think is good and feel it either needs to be longer or shorter. If it ain't broke don't fix it, Bro.

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    saw Woman in Black. dog kept barking and growling at the tv screen. freaked me out. good movie, not great, but good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardThomas View Post
    saw Woman in Black. dog kept barking and growling at the tv screen. freaked me out. good movie, not great, but good.
    I've been meaning to see that. I'll have to give it a shot then.

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    I found a book of horror stories from the forties and fifties and I just finished one from Earnest Hemingway called "The Killers" and it truly sucked. Many of these tales have no horror element at all.

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    Somebody come out and play random thoughts with me! Right now! Or so help me I'm telling mom it was YOU who put the Ben-Gay in all her brassiere cups.

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    Hey Ozmo! Just saw your name in this week's Duotrope, my man! Well done. Very Awesome.

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    Thanks, Randy.

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    And I've been reading "These Old Tails" on my phone Kindle.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Hi Terry, how've you been? What's going on in your life lately my friend? Happy Labor Day to one and all by the by!

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