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I thought this trick was only supposed to be for dialogue?

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This is totally worth the risk and I’m waiting for the next translation and the next translation. I don’t care how out there. It’s a righteous experiment

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Speaking of experiments, I've been on a letter writing kick recently. Does anyone know of a mailing address I can use to get a letter to Chuck?

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I thought you burnt your drafts while dancing naked in the woods as some sort of magical neolithic ritual to release the ideas back into the universe?

I guess I was misinformed during workshop. How disappointing.

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I just save copies of projects on a USB. If something were to ever happen to my desktop draft/file, I’ll have that contingency copy on the USB.

Apparently Irvine Welsh lost two projects saved on his laptop recently when he accidentally spilled coffee or something on it and damaged it. He seems to have taken a zen approach to the situation. As for me, I think I’d probably douse my self in lighter fluid and strike a match where that to happen -- which, though it may look like I’m doing tribute to a certain monk who protested the war in Vietnam, is arguably less zen a reaction.

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Save Early, Save Often - that's my motto

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I wonder if this would work well for writing dialogue for characters who are speaking in an acquired language.

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The French love passive language. Thats why we always gotta bail em out.

This is a joke. They bailed us out first.

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also email a copy to yourself

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'Shot a look' became 'glanced' though. It's quite interesting that it recognised that phrase and simplified it.

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I wonder what Spanbauer would have to say.

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This new trick turned out my newest story. "Turning out" is a prison term. It means Turning someone into a street walker...just so we're clear.

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Yeah, again, Rick Moody talks about this in THE LONG ACCOMPLISHMENT. There IS a difference.

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I don't have to worry 'cause Chuck is my ribbon man. *finger guns* Isn't that right, Chuck?

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Wonder what was being cooked up in the other dimension requiring a salute. Maybe a little something from the Far Realms?

I will have to try this. Maybe there are some treasures yet to be discovered.

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Thanks for sharing this! I was intrigued by your initial suggestion and still intend to give it a go. A walrus defense. :-P

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