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    Rod
    Rod I'm writing a story that has some chapters done with a first person omniscient POV. So far I have found three examples to compare with "The Book Thief" "The Lovely Bones" and "Blackberry Wine" Does anyone know of others?
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks PD James? Oh dear. Another one gone. RIP. http://news.sky.com/story/1381533/crime-writer-pd-james-dies-aged-94
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    • Sandra
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      Sandra And her No.1 rule for how to write a novel is "You can't teach someone to know how to use words effectively and beautifully."
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    • AlanP
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      AlanP Another one - my thoughts exactly.
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    Flickimp
    "Flickimp" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "'Indie Spotlight' to launch on Literary Lightbox".
    Have bookmarked the site to revisit again soon.
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    Flickimp
    "Flickimp" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "'Indie Spotlight' to launch on Literary Lightbox".
    Excellent idea Loretta.
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    Flickimp
    "Flickimp" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    My dear lady, I don't think you've grasped the notion of a bowler hat.
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    Flickimp
    "Flickimp" commented on mike's Blog "blog about York - again!".
    Good points by Emma.
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    Sarah
    Sarah powered by earl grey
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    • Flickimp
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      Flickimp Ginger tea for me.
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    Old Fat Prop
    Old Fat Prop 's White Van Chronicles. Last Chapter. Keys to my van passed to AJ this morning. The silly bastard mis-clutched second gear as he drover her away. Does anyone know any taxi numbers?
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Have a fantastic trip and adventure. Don't forget to pop in and say hi to the miserable bunch in here now and again (if the paint has already dried!)
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    • Mickey
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      Mickey Have fun OFP, and behave.
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    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks I'm feeling vicarious tears well up. Can I come too?
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    • Jill
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      Jill Have a wonderful time. :)
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    settlednomad
    settlednomad Just read this essay by Ian Flemming, fantastic stuff. http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/literary-ian-fleming-how-to-write-a-thriller
    6 hours ago
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      settlednomad Hil, you are right. This is a good read for any aspiring writer, not necessarily those of the thriller genre.
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    • Sandra
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      Sandra Most astonished that 60,000 words was a novel! But that BBC programme about Ian Rankin had him collecting newspaper cuttings for reassembly, and he has said he adds Rebus's clever remarks on the second pass. Thanks for this.
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad You're welcome :)
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    • Hil
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      Hil Yes - thank you. I don't (yet) write thrillers, but two things here are particularly apt: Fleming's advice not to look back at your narrative until it's finished; and the fact that the main ingredient of living is to be alive!
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Hil, you are right. This is a good read for any aspiring writer, not necessarily those of the thriller genre.
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    Barb
    Barb Hopping around with an inbuilt shopping bag.
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    • bdcharles
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      bdcharles Is this to do with Noods' word game, or what you're actually doing? :)
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle commented on Barb's wall:
    Go, Barb! OK I'm going to give you a word and you have to describe what it is. It is in your inbox. Post as your status.
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle commented on sirtanicmills's wall:
    Good one, Sir T. OK I'm going to give you a word and you have to describe what it is. It is in your inbox. Post as your status.
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    stephen mark
    stephen mark The decision to self-publish anything I might produce is now cast in stone after reading this. I think it might be the best 77p I've spent on Amazon. The Indie Author Power Pack: How To Write, Publish, & Market Your Book
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    • Jillybean
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      Jillybean I have read all of those (prep for ASG among other things.) They're really very helpful.
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    • stephen mark
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      stephen mark Yes, very inspiring, too.
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    • KazGinnane
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      KazGinnane Is that so? Interesting. Think I might invest in those as well. Thanks for the tip, Steve.
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    • stephen mark
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      stephen mark You are very welcome, Kaz :-)
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Thanks for this SM.
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Going to have to wait as apparently it is only for UK customers! What to do with 77p?
      7 hours ago
    • Flickimp
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      Flickimp Good luck with SElfPubbing.
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    • stephen mark
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      stephen mark I live in France, Nomad...
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Perhaps they just don't want to deal with me as I'm in Africa! Have seen the package on French Amazon but at €2.99.
      3 hours ago
    • stephen mark
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      stephen mark Perhaps... Yes, it looks to have gone up again. However, worth many times the price, in my view :-)
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    JLD
    JLD submission package poised - awaiting disappointment
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    • Flickimp
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      Flickimp Even if it's a no - feel good that you did it, and move on to your next project.
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle The cloud is as dead as a fucking wet Wednesday in Morecambe. Trust me. Wednesdays in Morecambe are always wet and dead. Anyone up for a word game?
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    • sirtanicmills
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      sirtanicmills Hi Noods. Yep.
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    • Barb
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      Barb Bring it.
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    • sweetshop
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      sweetshop LOL! It kind of always is a bit dead on here.
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Looks like we are going to have to keep you entertained in March! :)
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    • sweetshop
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      sweetshop Why? What's happening in March?
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad @sweetshop - A writing (drinking, eating, entertaining, smashing a house to bits etc.) weekend in March next year. Lords & Ladies of the Manor. If I was more techno savvy I'd give you the link!
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      sweetshop Oh yeah that. Not in a millions years! You aint seen me drink and you aint seen me party.
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    RichardB
    RichardB has accepted Rebecca's friend request.
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    Noodledoodle
    Noodledoodle has accepted Rebecca's friend request.
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    Old Fat Prop
    Old Fat Prop ... has downed tools for the las time. Feels weird... Orf for a quiet dirty pint with AJ and Scottish Carter ... And six noisy ones.. End of an error...
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    • stephen mark
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      stephen mark Enjoy pint(s) and sabattycool. Well-deserved I should think :-)
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    • SecretSpi
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      SecretSpi You've done what with your tools, Prop? ;) Time to pick up some new ones?
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      Squidge Prop - enjoy your time on sabbatical and wherever the whim takes you. Be thinking of you both on your travels - stay safe x
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    • settlednomad
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      settlednomad Enjoy, fat lad...
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    • Jenni Belsay
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      Jenni Belsay Chill your jets. And stay well.
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    • sirtanicmills
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      sirtanicmills Hey, Prop. Enjoy.
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    • Seagreen
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      Seagreen Are you kidding me? No more White Van Chroicles? Er... is this sabbatical really necessary?
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    • Sandra
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      Sandra Hope you're taking a notebook or six. Enjoy.
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    Pinkbelt75 Ofsted gone! Jack Daniels, football and the Walking Dead for me tonight.
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