UNGRATEFUL DAVE

UNGRATEFUL DAVE

68 years old
Male
Location
BALHAM
United Kingdom
Current Status
Will you excuse me if I don't wring my hands!? I know it's a crime to be a bloke these days! That's the problem I cannot excoriate a false narrative!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Thriller
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Thriller
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    The Idiot
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To obtain a Literary Agent for the forensic legal thriller I have written.
    Your worst habit?
    procrastination
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    I try the Bhudist approach by attempting to sit on the ceiling! Clue: it doesn't work! lol
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I am a songwriter, who occasionally goes out and plays on "Open Mics" (it's better than staying in and watching TV!), Tai Chi

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    UNGRATEFUL DAVE
    UNGRATEFUL DAVE Will you excuse me if I don't wring my hands!? I know it's a crime to be a bloke these days! That's the problem I cannot excoriate a false narrative!
    1 month ago
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    UNGRATEFUL DAVE Just been suggested that I re-write my 100,000 word book! Are you kidding! Just because the prose is more 'telling' than 'showing'? semantics or what?
    2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Yes, but if you were told "There are more gracious ways to respond that this" (I think your friend means "than this"! How would you feel? FYI I was not lashing out so please stop accusing me of something I haven't done! It's called a "false narrative!".
      1 month ago
    • Raine
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      Raine It was a suggestion Spi and I made because it has worked for others. We were trying to be helpful and encouraging. There are more gracious ways to respond that this.
      2 months ago
    • Raine
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      Raine (A suggestion made after you said how massive a task it was too edit your book from telling to showing.
      2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Hi Raine, I really like your 'precious' reply lecturing me about "more gracious ways to repond", so funny! How about getting life!?
      2 months ago
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      Giselle Just saw this. UD, I stronly recommend you look at Raine's posts before lashing out. She's not only a kind person, but a brilliant writer. You can learn a lot from her. I certainly have.
      1 month ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Yes, but if you were told "There are more gracious ways to respond that this" (I think your friend means "than this"! How would you feel? FYI I was not lashing out so please stop accusing me of something I haven't done! It's called a "false narrative!".
      1 month ago
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    I hope that drink is hot, it looks perishing where you are sitting!?
    2 months ago
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    UNGRATEFUL DAVE
    UNGRATEFUL DAVE Haven't been able to re-write my 100,000 word book from "Telling" to "Showing" like trying to scale Mount Everest with clogs on! Impossible! I am not going to live long enough to be able to do it!
    2 months ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade c'mon Dave. I seem to remember the tale of how the maid of Eward Gibbons - threw his six volume life's work the decline and fall of the roman empire on the fire - thinking it was waste paper - and he sat down and wrote it again. Tho' possibly it was someone else's life's work. If old Edward can do it - so can you!
      2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Thanks for thoughts. You are right of course, BUT I am also a songwriter who is currently involved in a huge amount of activities regarding my songs! Currently am working with an American arranger on a Brazilian remix. Music website is going live end April. The BBC has assigned 2 of my songs on "Jazz Now Radio 3 + The Jamie Cullum SHow (Radio 2) so it's hard to squeeze in this lot! If I was just a writer it wouldn't be so bad! I appreciate the support though!
      2 months ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade Wow, the music sounds great - multi-talented !- good luck with it all
      2 months ago
    • Kate
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      Kate Scaling a mountain in clogs. Love it. This might help. http://emmadarwin.typepad.com/thisitchofwriting/showing-and-telling-the-basics.html
      2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Thanks Scheherazade.
      2 months ago
    • Raine
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      Raine Most writers (even successful ones) have full time jobs as well, don't let that put you off. Like Sche said, sometimes it's better and quicker to write from scratch than major edits. Keep going.
      2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE God, having to write my book from scratch sounds like I've got to hack off my foot to save my leg! Jeez, that's extreme!
      2 months ago
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Hi Kate, Thanks for the "thisitchofwriting" link! I will look in to this!
      2 months ago
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    UNGRATEFUL DAVE
    UNGRATEFUL DAVE Haven't been able to re-write my 100,000 book from "Telling" to "Showing" like trying to scale Mount Everest with clogs on! Impossible! I am not going to live long enough to be able to do it!
    2 months ago
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    UNGRATEFUL DAVE BUSY BEE!
    3 months ago
    • Florence
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      Florence Busy with anything nice? Muchy typey typey?
      3 months ago
    • UNGRATEFUL DAVE
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      UNGRATEFUL DAVE Hi Florence, sorry the delay! Yes, have to re-write 100,000 words! I am a songwriter who is working with a huge amount of activities regarding the 100 or so songs I have written. Last Thursday 1st March saw "The Arranger" I am working with Jason Miles at Ronnie Scotts! His band were world class! Jason is creating a Brazilian remix of a song he has already created for me "Crazy when he's not calling". BBC Introducing have "assigned" 2 of my songs "Do You Remember" + "Crazy when he's not calling" to "Jazz Now (Radio 3) + The Jamie Cullum Show (Radio 2). I was featured in a 3 page on line magazine in The Guild of International Songwriters & Composers this month. My music website www.dgamusic.co.uk is going LIVE at the end of April. I will be having 3 songs re-arranged + re-recorded come out before end April. So fitting in the writing is very difficult. I have completed a short story a while ago, entered it in competitions but got no where so thought what is the point! I will have a go at this 6 week on line Course "How to Edit your Book" and see if they can help me re-write my book from "TELLING" into "SHOWING"! To be honest I'm not that confident it will help!
      2 months ago
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