April 23, 2017, 06:51:35 PM

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I usually don't write reviews there. You've seen what I write here, it hardly qualifies as a proper review, just gushing or being meh ;)
I have some trouble editing that to be fit for Amazon ;D
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I'll be there from 12pm but will need to leave pretty much straight after the Robin/Peter event, unfortunately. Still, that's 8 hours of fun and shenanigans - better than a day's work!

Anna
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Fantasy Book & Author Discussion / Re: What are you currently reading?
« Last post by Eclipse on Today at 05:15:46 PM »
I'm not on GR, but I'll definitely write here and then on Amazon, when I finish :)

not librarything through? ;D
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After about 4 months of brewing, finally tasted my first ever batch of MEAD!!

It was heady and delicious. Probably around 15% alcohol. It was done with cheap honey, but a mate and I are ramping up production and getting some local honey for the next batches, with tea and spices mixed in too.

Seriously it tasted first like melon, you know, when it's so sweet that it has a honey, almost alcoholic taste? Spot on. Then the honey itself hit you in. 3 small glasses in I was woozy.
We're bottling some to let age and starting over a new batch soon. We've started thinking about selling some to our fellows and friends... And maybe entering a bottle in the beekeeping association events at the end of the year.

Nothing quite like making the drink of gods to brighten your mood! (and drinking it too)
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I'm not on GR, but I'll definitely write here and then on Amazon, when I finish :)
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keep in mind, this is all for a group of 9 year-olds.

(i totally got the better end of the deal with taking the older son to drive gokarts)


Husband/Parenting Master-level Achievement: UNLOCKED

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Will be in London Saturday and have to leave due to other commitment Saturday evening. I was hoping to stay in town for a couple of days but lucky really to be able to make this at all.

@Overlord any further details?
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What does a baseball party entail? Do you get to throw speeding baseballs into young adults?

typically (since i don't know what's on their actual agenda):
- you meet at a large park or baseball field
- there's a parents vs kids game
- there's a skills competition of some sort
- lots of baseball-themed plates and napkins, along with a baseball cake

keep in mind, this is all for a group of 9 year-olds.

(i totally got the better end of the deal with taking the older son to drive gokarts)
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Writers' Corner / Re: Writer's Block
« Last post by The Gem Cutter on Today at 04:18:33 PM »
Relating specifically to the sensation of boredom, and not to the larger issue of writer's block, I've noticed some trends over the past 18 months.

When I have become bored, it's because I was forcing the narrative to stay in its channels, headed toward where I wanted to go. For example, I was afraid remaining in one setting for a long time would be dull, so I threw my characters on the road - classic quest, right? I hit a wall after a while, listless, no spark. @Not Lu gave some sage advice phrasing the issue this way "Do I want to write a quest story? (I never did) or do I want to write about how a character tried to make things better, but destroyed the world?"

I won't bore you with my other examples, but the point is made. For me, getting off track toward what things are supposed to be, toward what I logically think they should be, bores the hell out of me and makes my writing just as dull as one would suppose. Forcing my face into the cold water of pure inspiration, discomforting as it can be, wakes me up and makes the ideas better - which is exciting and aggravating (see my writer's complaint post ;) ) but not at all dull.
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Gads, I am not sore, just the deep, troubling tenderness that hails a far more intense pain tomorrow. SOOOOO out of shape!
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