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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2015, 04:08:36 PM »
it's not REALLY one sentence, but surely these 12 hard-working words will qualify:

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2015, 10:33:05 PM »
BACKUP YOUR DOCUMENT.

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2015, 10:56:22 PM »
BACKUP YOUR DOCUMENT.

Awesome advice  ;D
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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #48 on: November 29, 2015, 11:10:04 PM »
BACKUP YOUR DOCUMENT.

Awesome advice  ;D

Thanks! Sometimes the best advice is the simplest. ;)

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #49 on: November 30, 2015, 01:17:01 AM »
Write like your face is on fire

Also

Finish what you start.

My tongue has been in my cheek for so long, I've eroded a new mouth.


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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2015, 01:22:51 AM »
BACKUP YOUR DOCUMENT.

Just realized the file wasn't properly working on Google Drive. It was downloading an HTML fime. So i decided to make a ZIP file now with everything. Also put a copy in a pendrive. Just in case.

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #51 on: November 30, 2015, 03:39:01 PM »
BACKUP YOUR DOCUMENT.

Just realized the file wasn't properly working on Google Drive. It was downloading an HTML fime. So i decided to make a ZIP file now with everything. Also put a copy in a pendrive. Just in case.

depending on how nerdy you are, you could use source control -- the kind they usually use for programming source code.  it even keeps fancy diffs (the differences) between your versions.

i'll do stuff like this from my command line at the end of each session:
Code: [Select]

    $:  git add .
    $:  git commit -m "about one-third done with chapter 9"
    $:  git push


and i can back up and revert to any version ever.  https://bitbucket.org will give you a free private repo even.

like i said tho, it depends on your nerd comfort level.

hrm...  or maybe i'll build and sell a tool that helps to automate that process for writers.

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #52 on: November 30, 2015, 04:17:44 PM »
This:

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hrm...  or maybe i'll build and sell a tool that helps to automate that process for writers.

Because everything else you wrote is received in my brain as joug bargilap con marpygurgle
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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #53 on: November 30, 2015, 05:51:14 PM »
Google docs has both auto save and extensive versioning - what else do you need?  :P
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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2015, 11:02:04 PM »
advice I never take:

Get off facebook.

The same could be said for wikipedia, but that's my weird fetish, fb is probably more common.

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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2015, 11:14:34 PM »
advice I never take:

Get off facebook.

The same could be said for wikipedia, but that's my weird fetish, fb is probably more common.

Nah.
The advice should be:

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Stop looking at the Forum.

Who needs Facebook when you have F-F?  ;)
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Re: One Sentence writing advice
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2015, 11:33:42 PM »


Nah.
The advice should be:

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Stop looking at the Forum.

Who needs Facebook when you have F-F?  ;)

Sorry, useless advice, like Canute tryng to stop the sea. F-F is an incurable addictive drug, even times when you're in extremis with flu or whatever  and can't even lift up a laptop, you lie in bed and struggle to read F-F  recent posts on the phone. Then your BP goes up and so does your temp because you don't have the strength to reply :(

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