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by pigfender
Tue May 03, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 63508

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

Okay, I've reworked the opening para a little bit to take on board Vic's comments. I thought I'd share the fruits of the revision. (Don't worry, I don't intend to share the whole novel revision process in this manner! That may well produce the longest and most collaborative novel in the world!) I've...
by pigfender
Tue May 03, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: Feedback (Windows)
Topic: Feedback wanted: Windows equivalent of the gear icon?
Replies: 35
Views: 4940

Re: Feedback wanted: Windows equivalent of the gear icon?

I just installed Internet Explorer 9, and it hides all it's tools/menus below a gear. Hey, if it's good enough for a Microsoft windows program..... :) If it's familiarity to the majority of Windows users you are after, then I'm afraid to report that Windows XP and IE6/7 are still the benchmarks for...
by pigfender
Tue May 03, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 63508

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

Thanks Vic, I agree with your points. Thanks for taking the time. There were a couple of Qs in there, so I'll address those for the wider interest: I'm assuming this is for the benefit of ScrivCrits, and isn't going to be included in the book. Actually, I'd intended for this to be included. I take i...
by pigfender
Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The ultimate writing machine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2391

Re: The ultimate writing machine?

Fluff wrote:I’m afraid not. I abhor violence of all kinds.


A cat that abhors violence? I'll believe that when I see it.
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: I'm a writer!
Topic: How many fiction writers do we have here?
Replies: 301
Views: 63508

Re: How many fiction writers do we have here?

This is a long thread, so I thought I'd add a refresher of the initial premise: There's an interesting post on another writing site I visit where people post the first lines (or first several lines) of their latest work for reader response. I thought it was a good idea, as first lines are 1) relativ...
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: New robot avatar
Replies: 47
Views: 3133

Re: New robot avatar

While we are on the subject of our L&L chums, is AmberV pronounced "Amber-Vee" or "Amber-Five"?

:?
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Urgent Keyboard Recommendations Solicited!
Replies: 34
Views: 4643

Re: Urgent Keyboard Recommendations Solicited!

Wouldn't that mean you had to support the weight of your forearms while you type instead of having the table take the weight through a wrist rest?
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: This is absolutely insane.
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Re: This is absolutely insane.

I hear she keeps knives in her kitchen as well.
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: How about replacing the forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 2072

Re: How about replacing the forum?

P.S. Keith-- What's with the new avatar? I hate it when people change their avatars and all I know is that it's different; suddenly my mind has wiped clean the image of the old one that I'm sure I liked much better. See: http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=13035
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:35 am
Forum: Wish List
Topic: How about replacing the forum?
Replies: 18
Views: 2072

Re: How about replacing the forum?

I like the forum too, but since the introduction of the Windoze beta, I no longer go to read the active posts, but instead head for the Board Index and Mac OS X. I can't provide help to the Dozers and it's dispiriting to see how many basic issues they have, like installation, backups, font problems...
by pigfender
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: Books you haven't read but feel you should
Replies: 37
Views: 8107

Re: Books you haven't read but feel you should

Ignoring ones that I've no doubt I'll get round to someday, there are a number of books that I'd be embarassed to read on the train because I should have read them twenty years ago.

I'm thinking of books like "Catcher In The Rye" here.
by pigfender
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: A Real Book
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: A Real Book

And it is warm. Familiar. Physical. Like having sex again with an old crush after losing touch. :shock: Perhaps the single members of the forum can test this hypothesis. JOHN <on phone>: "Hello, is that Mary? Yeah, it's John here. Yeah that's right, the guy who always wears blue." JOHN......
by pigfender
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: The ultimate writing machine?
Replies: 36
Views: 2391

Re: The ultimate writing machine?

I was really disappointed with the picture above. Nothing, and I mean nothing, turns me off a computer more than having the connection ports on the side where the cables wil be highly visible and get in the way of your hands, screens or anyhting else you might concievably want to put next to your la...
by pigfender
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Chapter length
Replies: 13
Views: 1744

Re: Chapter length

There is only one type of chaptering that I find distracting and unnecessary: it's when the chapter title announces something very mundane like what's literally going to happen, or what part of the story we're in. Those are useful tags for the author in organizing a book, but annoying to the reader...
by pigfender
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: New robot avatar
Replies: 47
Views: 3133

Re: New robot avatar

Incidentally, I was in Stockport at the weekend.

(It's a short story, I admit, but thought I'd share.)