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    Daedalus
    "Daedalus" commented on Hil's Blog "I or me? Informal or just plain wrong?".
    Sorry Hil. You happened upon the one grammatical phenomenon that bothers me out of all proportion. My reply to your status update was partly in jest, I believe it's fair to say. I remember the summer holiday when I was seven years old; my parents ...
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    bdcharles
    bdcharles What the hell? My WIP has turned into a game of semantic Tetris!
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      FergC Ah poof-reading begins...
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    FergC
    "FergC" commented on Hil's Blog "I or me? Informal or just plain wrong?".
    You feel bad about this? Me too!
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Hil's Blog "I or me? Informal or just plain wrong?".
    I have been known to hedge; using your example I might have instead put "I watched the match with Tom" to avoid the ambiguity that can haunt the insecure scribbler. But usually the incorrect use of I just sounds wrong anyway.
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    Hil
    Hil wrote a new blog: "I or me? Informal or just plain wrong?".
    Below is a version of a letter I've referred to recently. I was prompted to write it when I saw a particular error in an article written by an editor and published in a writing magazine. (BTW, it's interesting to ...
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    AlanP
    AlanP has accepted Daedalus's friend request.
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      AlanP The new you. Have you lost weight?
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    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus No, I'm just standing further away. But thanks for asking
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    Beep
    Beep commented on JT's wall:
    Keep at it, Jill! The forums here are very helpful, once you've finished your course you may want to try stuff out in them and get comments. We're all awash with enthusiasm after Pinkbelt's recent success with his crime novel in the Criminal Lines ...
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    Beep
    Beep commented on Jill's wall:
    Will do. Will try to do anyway.
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Beep 's wall:
    Not pompous in the least... just very wise. A gentle, good-natured, well-meaning chide, Beeps ~ stop doubting yourself. There is really no need.
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    Beep
    Beep commented on Jill's wall:
    D'you think? I was going to change it in case it looked pompous. Maybe I'll leave them there a bit. :-)
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Beep 's wall:
    Thank you for acceptance ~ now that could be interpreted in so many ways! Nice to be your official Cloudie friend again. :)Jx
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Beep 's wall:
    PS: Love your current status words of wisdom. So true!
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    Beep
    Beep commented on Jill's wall:
    Hello Jill - how nice to be your friend again :-)
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    Jill
    Jill commented on Beep 's wall:
    Glad to have you back, Beep! :)Jx
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    Beep
    Beep has accepted Jill's friend request.
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    Jill
    Jill Having a most productive, yet relaxing day. Happy Thursday Cloudie Friends. :) xJ
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    JT
    JT commented on JT's wall:
    Hi Everybody, My apologies for this belated appearance on the Wall. I am JT (Judith), Having just caught up with the activity of the Group I am stunned and somewhat intimidated by your enthusiasm and productivity. What a challenge. Brian - ...
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    Beep
    "Beep (formerly Ned)" commented on mike's Blog "HEARD IN THE COURTYARD OF A KENT INN".
    Frightening! (LOL!)
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    Raine
    "Raine" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    @Prop - Ha re the her indoors! (I wish I was screwing a banker) (Sigh) :-) And yeah, thats exactly it re the GA. I think it was a rejection of the other parties, and a desire to get Westminster to deliver on the Devo-Max promises. SNP seem the most ...
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    Stephen Mark
    "Stephen Mark" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    And thus was balance restored to the world once more.
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    sheriff
    sheriff Would anybody have advice regarding becoming a self-employed writer? I've subbed a few short stories, but nothing published/sold yet. But I hope to sell some stories a little further down the line. I do not have a job at the moment, but do not claim any kind of benefits as I am spending my savings. What are the pros and cons of registering as a self-employed writer? Thanks. (I live in the UK)
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      Daedalus You'll need to do a tax return, which is onerous but not terrible. You can claim business expenses against tax, so effectively things like computer equipment work out cheaper, assuming you pay tax at all. It's a tough road and if you aim to make a living from fiction you will need to be very determined, prolific, marketable and good
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      Stephen Mark Didn't I read somewhere that it was difficult to get 'Self-Employed Writer past the tax authorities without considerable evidence? Though I may be mis-remembering here...
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      Daedalus Don't know. I've never been questioned on it. If you set yourself up as a business, you can do what you like as long as it's legal, can't you?
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    • Daedalus
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      Daedalus Sole trader rather than ltd company, that is
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    • sheriff
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      sheriff Thanks to you two for your input. Plenty to think about...
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    Old Fat Prop
    "Old Fat Prop" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    ....looks fondly off to the middle distance with a whimsical half-smile.....
    3 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    Prop, if your missus was the kind of banker generally held responsible for stuff, you wouldn't just be drinking Black Rat, you'd own the company.
    4 hours ago
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    Old Fat Prop
    "Old Fat Prop" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    Before we go personal, I need to point out that my lovely Her-indoors is a manger in the banking industry. And unlike everyone else, I have been screwing a banker for the past 3 decades... So when the new age order come for the bankers, they may ...
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    FergC
    "FergC" commented on FergC's Blog "GREECE THROUGH A SCOTTISH PRISM".
    @Deads I can bring it over in a suitcase next time I'm back! @AlanP sorry. Wasn't getting at you, only the German reporter. Interesting that the Germans report it as odd that some people don't like having insults hurled at them. If you know some ...
    4 hours ago

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