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by Steppe
November 6th, 2010, 7:58 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Has it gotten you yet?
Replies: 18
Views: 8250

Re: Has it gotten you yet?

The current flu is worth taking the risk of getting the shot for. I never get vaccinations (ever) and I am very healthy, the M1A1 flu is potentially deadly. I got extremely ill very quickly and had to be hospitalized with pneumonia and a pulse of 145 continuous last February. For every rule there is...
by Steppe
November 5th, 2010, 1:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creative Writing Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Creative Writing Masters

I know of people (sister and cousin)who worked in a supervisory capacity in the mental health system who became whistle blowers. They lost their jobs but did succeed in getting the system to change in the way the system needed to be changed. I was recently in a business venture that cost me an after...
by Steppe
November 3rd, 2010, 5:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Creative Writing Masters
Replies: 22
Views: 2832

Re: Creative Writing Masters

I think you guys are talking about being hyper aware in the full spectrum sense. It just happens as factors pile up into a decent style snowball and threaten to roll down hill and cause an avalanche. I was most miserable until I realized I had allergies and could do a tiny bit about it around about ...
by Steppe
November 1st, 2010, 3:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plot outlines
Replies: 22
Views: 8998

Re: Plot outlines

I believe I'm ready to finish the story but the stalling payed off because certain supporting characters I really enjoyed writing have a lot of subtext suggesting they are going to get the just deserts because of long held partially revealed debts. So I hope to avoid that effect of the tragic mid co...
by Steppe
November 1st, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Plot outlines
Replies: 22
Views: 8998

Re: Plot outlines

Dear P. A very useful/great example. I follow the "N" usage as assign a number and the ditto referencing specifically the particular ( a. ) above depending on whether one is in the first act. I wasn't sure if the ( F - G - F - H ) assignment was a deliberate desire to perceive a small tightening inf...
by Steppe
October 30th, 2010, 6:03 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Screen Names
Replies: 28
Views: 7881

Re: Screen Names

I was curious about ( dios4vida ) because a COLD PLAY album uses the word "vida". I think names over at great length for my characters. I use Steppe to remind me each and every day is an open book and I must remember that; Steppe being an open grassy rocky treeless plain. Azrok Steppe is the full ch...
by Steppe
October 27th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Writer and Professional Responsibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: The Writer and Professional Responsibility

In the old days people had to, "pound the pavement and wear out shoe leather." Now it's more a situation of being a good filter and using intuition to store knowledge. It is still quite a bit of intuitive luck and then briskly opening the door when opportunity knocks. It was weird recently, I was re...
by Steppe
October 23rd, 2010, 8:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: When you don't think you can continue...
Replies: 7
Views: 1191

Re: When you don't think you can continue...

Kinda ironic that a seed you sewed should create a tree that is struck by lightning and burns brightly in the wilderness at the moment you thought you would freeze to death. To feel sad for the tree and angry at the rainy chilly sky and secretly grateful to the lightning all at once is a very normal...
by Steppe
October 18th, 2010, 3:32 pm
Forum: Synopses and Plot Outlines
Topic: Synopsis: Book of Shadows
Replies: 13
Views: 3678

Re: Synopsis: Book of Shadows

Sounds like a good skeleton for an excellent horror story. The battle could continue from the point you ended the outline drawing in a third eldest wisest female who expresses contempt (the female input above incorporated as motive) for the motivations of the first two females in conflict leading hi...
by Steppe
October 15th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Rebel in Remission; dark Literary Fic/coming of age
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Rebel in Remission; dark Literary Fic/coming of age

I would echo the first critique and add a stylistic aside. (...) I, on the other hand, rejected Catholicism before I was even in middle school. I threatened my father that I would make my Conformation name Magdalene. (As in Mary of Magdalene. Skip this trust the reader.) Given our religious orientat...
by Steppe
October 15th, 2010, 12:37 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Nathan's on vacay. Should we have a party? Maybe a ball?
Replies: 56
Views: 10914

Re: Nathan's on vacay. Should we have a party? Maybe a ball?

I'd make a smashing pumpkin.
by Steppe
October 15th, 2010, 12:36 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Nathan's on vacay. Should we have a party? Maybe a ball?
Replies: 56
Views: 10914

Re: Nathan's on vacay. Should we have a party? Maybe a ball?

I'm reading trying to figure out the previous bears verses space monkey's conflict that broke out the last time Cpt. Wonderbar left the classroom for a smoke and telephone call.
by Steppe
October 15th, 2010, 12:32 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The Event
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: The Event

I forgot Cpt. Wonderbar wasn't in the office this week. We'll see how much data the hollywood crowd got from USG. It slowed slightly in episode four to give some back story for the female lead and family. I use a simple system for supernatural thrillers: Mortal = one ring of computation / being in b...
by Steppe
October 14th, 2010, 1:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: No Mile Along The Journey Is Wasted
Replies: 1
Views: 641

Re: No Mile Along The Journey Is Wasted

So apropos this is towards the end of the cycle of submissions.
Very thoughtful submission.
by Steppe
October 14th, 2010, 1:53 am
Forum: Books
Topic: I Never Met You, But I Miss You
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: I Never Met You, But I Miss You

Marjorie! Marjorie! Marjorie! That's freaking heretical thinking. I respect your opinion and right to hold it just don't reach into your handbag lady. Read a lot on this and the ending was meant for the viewer to decide the writer explained that sometimes he feels "T" died and other times the story ...