Group read of a novel in progress?
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Is anyone interested in a group read of the novel I am currently writing? It is called The Manifold Destiny of Eddie Vegas and is about 220 long thus far of a projected 6-700. I have never done this with an ongoing project, but I don't think it can do any harm (to me--readers may die).
Good question. I suppose it could hardly not be that. But this group has read a couple of my books before, finished books, and I like the minds involved and the way they come together and so initially I thought of it as a regular read of something by someone who happened to be around at the time. I had only a couple readers of a maritime history book, but I plan to expand that book and the responses I got will be extremely valuable when I get to that book again. Also, anytime a writer shows unfinished work, he/she most probably is looking for high praise and the exposure of ugly mistakes.
So what did I just say? Whatever. If there is interest enough, it would be helpful to me, but i wouldn't do it if I had not already had experience here with people who liked what I wrote.
Whither thou goest, buddy . . . Of-course, I have a leg-up, with text on-hand. Let's do this, sisters and brothers!
I would but then I have to waive it in each case thus far.
Should I offer up an excerpt?
This is a bit of what they'd do at a randyvoo in the old furtrapping days, with a fragment of an acrostic.
Rumpus and bumpus
Sphincter, my lobe
The wheat and the scroff
Harley, I can't break it
Ruxus and fluxus
Oh deer, I have shot you
Ants in the hole!
The grl and mer of life
Whet the wistle
Harlots heaven hellsup
Ingots in guts
Leopard frog targets
Eviscerate the monk
Embed the lead
Stringup the innocents
Louis the rat
Expectorate the worst
Precious my drool
Toesnails and bowties
The fledge and bardle
In re #12. Please tell me you don't mean Eliot Gould and the incomparable Madeleine Caroll -- one of my goddesses, though she had the bad grace to be born decades before I could even consider dating her (or anybody else).
In rebus 11 et seq. Why We Love LT (amidst the angst): another one of an ongoing series. Reason #43: We love LT because it gives us a chance to descend to the aboriginal level, without being infested or missing regular meals
"descend to the aboriginal level" ?
Is that a genuine racist remark ? How cool, so few of them in this civilized environment
I think it is Specialist, and descent meant in terms of katabasis. And what aboriginals were not infested, after all? We HAVE gained in that way over the years, we all hate lice and such, but other than that what have we gained. Harry, like me, seems not to love the modern fellow (in the genital plural).
A.B someone ? A.B. Originals ? or A.B. Normal ?
To kata-baise to the UP - original level ? Gee I'll got it all wrong ! How difficult a language Anglish really is !
Je Quata- baise
Tu Quata- baises
Il Quata - baise
Vous Quata - baisez
Ils Quata - baisent
Rick, cretin that I am, I am not too enamoured of verse. I will have to see if I can follow along.
Mac, I have always liked verb conjugations. Quite soothing.
In re #25. I am in favour of almost all conjugations. may I recall the line in the Carmina burana, the song beginning "Si puer cum puellela"? Of-course we all know what happens, even if we have no Latin, but the poet, leaving no doubt, concludes with the phrase "Felix coniunctio". Amen.
No verse, just a list here and there. It's a novel through and through but not yet through.
I will start posting on Monday. One comment: Tomcat Murr read a bunch of pages quite some time ago and said one problem is not all readers know basic poker rules. That has been addressed in a chapter you will read.
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