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Group read of a novel in progress?

Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple

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1RickHarsch
Oct 14, 2013, 2:13am Top

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).

2Meredy
Oct 14, 2013, 2:16am Top

Are you looking for feedback...an online critique group?

3RickHarsch
Oct 14, 2013, 3:08am Top

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.

4HarryMacDonald
Oct 14, 2013, 9:30am Top

Whither thou goest, buddy . . . Of-course, I have a leg-up, with text on-hand. Let's do this, sisters and brothers!

5MeditationesMartini
Oct 15, 2013, 1:25pm Top

Yeah!

6Macumbeira
Oct 15, 2013, 3:42pm Top

Huh ?

7RickHarsch
Oct 15, 2013, 9:52pm Top

What's a huh in this instance, Mac? I need votes ja or na.

8Macumbeira
Oct 16, 2013, 12:24am Top

Jana !

9Macumbeira
Oct 16, 2013, 12:25am Top

You should ask an entrance fee

10RickHarsch
Oct 16, 2013, 5:34am Top

I would but then I have to waive it in each case thus far.

Should I offer up an excerpt?

11RickHarsch
Edited: Oct 16, 2013, 5:59am Top

Yes:

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
Heads roll
Embed the lead
Stringup the innocents
Louis the rat
Expectorate the worst
Precious my drool
Toesnails and bowties
The fledge and bardle

12Macumbeira
Edited: Oct 16, 2013, 12:07pm Top

amazing, it's like Eliot and Caroll copulating

13RickHarsch
Oct 16, 2013, 1:29pm Top

Okay, we need a sign up, so I know if I should do it.

14HarryMacDonald
Oct 16, 2013, 1:31pm Top

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).

15RickHarsch
Oct 16, 2013, 1:35pm Top

What's wrong with the star of The Long Goodbye?

16MeditationesMartini
Oct 16, 2013, 3:25pm Top

WHAT slowly encircled R's throat?!?!?!

17Macumbeira
Oct 16, 2013, 4:03pm Top

14 no it is eliot mc kenna and caroll jones , my neighbours.

18Macumbeira
Oct 16, 2013, 4:04pm Top

Rich, show us what u have and we tell u what we will do

19HarryMacDonald
Oct 16, 2013, 7:46pm Top

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

20Macumbeira
Oct 17, 2013, 12:41am Top

"descend to the aboriginal level" ?

Is that a genuine racist remark ? How cool, so few of them in this civilized environment

21RickHarsch
Edited: Oct 17, 2013, 2:55am Top

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).

22Macumbeira
Edited: Oct 17, 2013, 1:51pm Top

A.B someone ? A.B. Originals ? or A.B. Normal ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yH97lImrr0Q

23Macumbeira
Oct 17, 2013, 1:54pm Top

To kata-baise to the UP - original level ? Gee I'll got it all wrong ! How difficult a language Anglish really is !

24Macumbeira
Oct 17, 2013, 2:00pm Top

Je Quata- baise
Tu Quata- baises
Il Quata - baise

Nous Quata-baisons
Vous Quata - baisez
Ils Quata - baisent

25LisaCurcio
Oct 18, 2013, 1:24pm Top

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.

26HarryMacDonald
Oct 18, 2013, 1:42pm Top

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.

27RickHarsch
Oct 18, 2013, 3:20pm Top

Dear Lisa

No verse, just a list here and there. It's a novel through and through but not yet through.

28Macumbeira
Oct 19, 2013, 4:03am Top

Amen indeed

29RickHarsch
Oct 19, 2013, 5:11am Top

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.

30Macumbeira
Oct 19, 2013, 6:21am Top

Fine, that will be a sleepless weekend ... Again

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