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by Chuck H.
June 10th, 2010, 12:43 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: How old are you?
Replies: 113
Views: 19366

Re: How old are you?

I'm 63 5/6 (64 in August). I wrote my first short story when I was 6 and was thrilled when Miss Jeffers read it to my first grade class. I perfected my typing on a 1924 Underwood which now resides in my basement dungeon/writers cubby. It has a cast iron frame and weighs 75 pounds. I may not be the o...
by Chuck H.
June 10th, 2010, 10:38 am
Forum: Nominate Your Query or First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Topic: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog
Replies: 720
Views: 260152

Re: Nominate Your First Page for a Critique on the Blog

Okay, here it is. No more procrastinating. TITLE: Old Farts GENRE: Mystery/Suspense Word Count: 250 Chapter One “Have you ever killed anyone?” I thought about that one for a while as I contemplated my companion who was staring out across the valley. Joe was about my age—somewhere in the neighborhood...
by Chuck H.
December 21st, 2009, 11:52 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 8167

Re: Favorite quote

I have two favorites, both from Robert Heinlein novels.

"There's nothing wrong with writing for a living as long as you do it in private and wash your hands afterwards."

"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the hell out of the pig."
by Chuck H.
December 14th, 2009, 9:53 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway

I think it would be great if it was a worm hole. We could use it as a bolt hole if they don't do anything about climate change. I don't think the flood waters can reach me here in Missouri when the ice caps melt but NY and California, you guys better start work on your arks.
by Chuck H.
December 14th, 2009, 9:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When I grow up I want to be...
Replies: 19
Views: 2932

Re: When I grow up I want to be...

I wrote my first story in the first grade and the teacher read it to the class. I was hooked. At various times I changed my mind and wanted to be a pilot, actor, international bum (almost made that one--twenty years in the military). But the only thing, other than a writer, I've wanted to be when I ...
by Chuck H.
December 7th, 2009, 10:54 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Monkeys vs. Bears
Replies: 63
Views: 20148

Re: Monkeys vs. Bears

This is a trick question. Depends on several factors such as types of bear and type of monkey. Kodiak vs Capucin, I'd go with Kodiak. Chimp against a Koala. Probably chimp. Environment would play an important part, too. Most bears can outrun monkeys so on a treeless plain I'd go for bear but in a fo...