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    6'-3 1/2" so far.
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    I only made it to 5'2".
    Me too.

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    You have me beat by two full inches...
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    I was thinking of making my next book 15 words long to help with my stress levels. Two of them would be "the end", and at least two would be chapter titles. So, 11 words. Then after editing it might be 8 or 9 words. Easy.

    Now I am worrying about subplots.

    -----

    I've made some decisions.

    Gandalf dies and then comes back to life.

    He's Frodo's father. (plot twist)

    Elsa from "Frozen" is in it and sings a song called "Go." (it's a bit short)
    Last edited by Keithy; 04-21-2017 at 03:51 PM.

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    Let's see, plot and subplot in 11 words . . .

    Allison went to the dance. Carrie set fire to the gym.

    Needs work, I think.
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    I'm a little confused about all this talk of writing.

    Need coffee. *ducks out from under Gail's arm*

    *does it adorably, but with a scowl*

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    Quote Originally Posted by alleycat View Post
    Good morning, short people.
    Good morning, giants.

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    We prefer the term adorable.

    Just kidding. I hate that word viciously.
    Adorable and cute. Want to see a redhead esplode? Call me cute ONE MORE TIME. (*won't really esplode.* Sorry.)

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    *looks Lillian in the eye*
    Hey Gail.

    So that's what that's like. I'm used to looking up people's nostrils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    I was thinking of making my next book 15 words long to help with my stress levels. Two of them would be "the end", and at least two would be chapter titles. So, 11 words. Then after editing it might be 8 or 9 words. Easy.

    Now I am worrying about subplots.

    -----

    I've made some decisions.

    Gandalf dies and then comes back to life.

    He's Frodo's father. (plot twist)

    Elsa from "Frozen" is in it and sings a song called "Go." (it's a bit short)
    Your plotting has more than 11 words - needs editing.


    hmmmm. . . .

    Gandolf, Frodo's father, returns from the dead. Elsa sings "Go".

    There you go - down to 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkbax View Post
    Your plotting has more than 11 words - needs editing.


    hmmmm. . . .

    Gandolf, Frodo's father, returns from the dead. Elsa sings "Go".

    There you go - down to 10.
    Oo, you're good!

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    Now I'm thinking of Elsa being an Austrian Terminator sent back in time (by Microsoft) to assassinate Bilbo.

    Hasta la Pasta, baby.

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    I'm now wondering if this ought to be a separate thread, perhaps entitled "ridiculous story ideas in 11 words".

    Perhaps also a "hook me in one word" thread :-)
    Last edited by Keithy; 04-22-2017 at 02:47 AM.

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    Needs a prologue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    Perhaps also a "hook me in one word" thread :-)
    Sale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailD View Post
    Sale!

    shoes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    shoes!
    Where??!!???!!
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    Good morning, waterworld.

    Rain, rain, and more rain here.
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    We had a rainy day on Thursday, actually. The sky was one big, grey cloud, but there was no wind, so it wouldn't dissipate. It also wasn't thick enough to rain itself out - just constant drizzle and a few big showers.

    Obviously Rob must've done his muppet rain dance... Complete with jazz hands, presumably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailD View Post
    Sale!

    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    shoes!
    OMG, where??

    My two favorite words in the English language are sale and shoe. And when you put them together to make shoe sale, I become the happiest woman alive.

    Okay, not really. But I love a good shoe sale.
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    Morning, house of shoe sales and weather.

    I was thinking about how nice it would be to go to breakfast, but what I really want is for someone to bring me coffee every ten minutes until I have heart palpitations.

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    I am going to behave today!

    Soon.
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    Good morning, House of Coffee Addicts!

    As a fellow vertically challenged person (5'1), I get the cute thing a lot. Combine that with driving a very large truck and people can't contain their excitement. I don't really mind it, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyV View Post
    As a fellow vertically challenged person (5'1), I get the cute thing a lot. Combine that with driving a very large truck and people can't contain their excitement. I don't really mind it, though.
    That's so funny!

    I wear heels to all the youth events, but they're catching up with me even in heels. Can't wait to get a new crop of 6th graders in there so that I'll be taller than at least some of them.

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    Here's my next book, it's called "The Happening":

    Chapter 1

    Something happened.

    The End.

    ----

    I know my writing can get a bit wordy at times. Sorry.
    Last edited by Keithy; 04-22-2017 at 06:10 PM.

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    What is it with women and shoes? And (dare I mention it) Yankee Candles??

    The wife has so many of the latter that our house could easily be mistaken for a candle warehouse.

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    YANKEE CANDLES!!!! *swoon*



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    Quote Originally Posted by Duchessmary View Post
    YANKEE CANDLES!!!! *swoon*
    I had to look that up.

    Not the 'swoon' part - I got that - the 'yankee candle' bit. I thought they were candles made up like the stars and stripes. But then I thought that would be a bit like burning the flag and that's not nice. So... I Googled 'em. Okay. I got it now.

    *sniffs thread*

    I think we could do with a couple of them right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    Here's my next book, it's called "The Happening":

    Chapter 1

    Something happened.

    The End.

    ----

    I know my writing can get a bit wordy at times. Sorry.
    Wordy, but brilliant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keithy View Post
    What is it with women and shoes? And (dare I mention it) Yankee Candles??
    Yankee Candle is overpriced. I'm not a fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymz Connelly View Post
    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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    My 11 word story:

    Sulking girl falls for bad boy.

    He's actually good.

    Eternal Love!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaymz Connelly View Post
    I don't know that anyone could fill Lil's stilettos in her absence. She's very special and unique.
    Lil is just full of of sweetness and love, with a side of raunchy innuendo. That never hurt anyone! - Jaymz
    Tell that to the guy(s) manacled in her basement... - be frank

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