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Haggis
03-09-2009, 04:25 PM
What?

It could happen.

KTC
03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
It'll never catch on.

alleycat
03-09-2009, 04:36 PM
http://images.inmagine.com/img/designpics/dpic030/dp1778589.jpg

Teen author Jessica Lindsey Smithe shows Mr. George Cartwright how to download her books from Amazon. Mr. Cartwright said he's loved all of Smithe's books since reading Vampire Zombie High.

Wayne K
03-09-2009, 04:36 PM
...and we prefer to be call "Older, smarter, aged Americans"

Haggis
03-09-2009, 04:37 PM
See? :D

robeiae
03-09-2009, 04:37 PM
Haggis' real name is "George"?

Wayne K
03-09-2009, 04:37 PM
http://images.inmagine.com/img/designpics/dpic030/dp1778589.jpg

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Okay, George is the exception.

regdog
03-09-2009, 05:49 PM
OMG that is like so totally cool. I am like so into that idea. I like have so much to say. IDK why older peeps wouldn't want to scope my blog.

Haggis
03-09-2009, 05:57 PM
OMG that is like so totally cool. I am like so into that idea. I like have so much to say. IDK why older peeps wouldn't want to scope my blog.

What'd she say? :Shrug:

Pilot
03-09-2009, 05:59 PM
OMG that is like so totally cool. I am like so into that idea. I like have so much to say. IDK why older peeps wouldn't want to scope my blog.

Okay, I'm an older peep (pushing 70). Gimme a link and I'll be glad to look, young lady. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

regdog
03-09-2009, 06:01 PM
What'd she say? :Shrug:

I wish I knew

Pilot
03-09-2009, 06:02 PM
What'd she say? :Shrug:

Don' know, but it sounds positive and cute. I'd like to read her blog.

Pilot
03-09-2009, 06:26 PM
See, one of the problems with being a newbie is that you can never be certain when somebody is pulling your chain. http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused005.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org)

Haggis
03-09-2009, 06:27 PM
Don' know, but it sounds positive and cute. I'd like to read her blog.

Well, sure, but was it English?

smoothseas
03-09-2009, 06:33 PM
...and we prefer to be call "Older, smarter, aged Americans"


,,,,quite so!

Pilot
03-09-2009, 06:35 PM
Well, sure, but was it English?

Something tells me we'll never know. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon10.gif

Pilot
03-09-2009, 06:37 PM
...and we prefer to be call "Older, smarter, aged Americans"

Distinguished. You forgot distinguished. That's always good for a chuckle or two.

Haggis
03-09-2009, 06:41 PM
Srsly, though, we've got us a whole bunch of very smart teens on AW, most of whom could write me under the table. I'll bet they could write something for us *ahem* Seasoned Citizens if they wanted to.

I should ask them to use large fonts, though.

Wayne K
03-09-2009, 06:47 PM
Age and deceit will always conquer youth and agility.......right?

Haggis
03-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Age and deceit will always conquer youth and agility.......right?

Yeah, but they get to choose our nursing homes. :(

James81
03-09-2009, 07:11 PM
I'm not teen, but I'd write for Shadow Ferret.

Beach Bunny
03-09-2009, 08:45 PM
...and we prefer to be call "Older, smarter, aged Americans"
Actually I prefer to be called "experienced". :e2brows:

Ol' Fashioned Girl
03-09-2009, 11:54 PM
I should ask them to use large fonts, though.

They should leave out the smexy parts, too... you know how it wreaks havoc with your pacemaker.

Wayne K
03-10-2009, 12:06 AM
Actually I prefer to be called "experienced". :e2brows:
Is that what they call it?

Alan Yee
03-10-2009, 02:11 AM
I don't know if you'd say I write for old people, but I definitely don't write for teens. Adults, maybe, but not necessarily "old" people. I've never had much in common with other teens, so writing about and/or for them has always been more difficult for me.

Project nachonaco
03-10-2009, 02:16 AM
I am a teen (well, I started out writing as a teen, I'm almost 20) who is writing a story aimed for adults. I just don't think the following concepts:

-A man killing his apprentice's parents and countless others using a terrorist organization
-Domestic abuse
-Abandonment of a child resulting in irreparable familial damage that ends in the abandoner's death
-A teen taking care of a little boy not related to her

etc....

No sparkly vampires here, folks.

Wayne K
03-10-2009, 04:32 AM
-A man killing his apprentice's parents and countless others .
If there's a movie, can I be the apprentice?

Project nachonaco
03-10-2009, 04:39 AM
Apprentice is a chick, so sadly no. ;)

Haggis
03-10-2009, 05:01 AM
Apprentice is a chick, so sadly no. ;)

Is she married? :D

Project nachonaco
03-10-2009, 05:58 AM
Is she married? :D

Um, she likes the women. :p

Haggis
03-10-2009, 06:20 AM
Um, she likes the women. :p

Good. Good. Then we have something in common. :)

Beach Bunny
03-10-2009, 08:03 AM
Is that what they call it?

Yes. :)


I am a teen (well, I started out writing as a teen, I'm almost 20) who is writing a story aimed for adults. I just don't think the following concepts:

-A man killing his apprentice's parents and countless others using a terrorist organization
-Domestic abuse
-Abandonment of a child resulting in irreparable familial damage that ends in the abandoner's death
-A teen taking care of a little boy not related to her

etc....

No sparkly vampires here, folks.
It's my understanding that the only difference between YA and adult is that the MC is a teenager. Is your MC an adult or a teenager?

Wayne K
03-10-2009, 11:05 AM
Um, she likes the women. :p
Does she wear comfortable shoes?

brainstorm77
03-10-2009, 03:45 PM
What?

It could happen.

That's hilarious:roll:

Project nachonaco
03-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Yes. :)


It's my understanding that the only difference between YA and adult is that the MC is a teenager. Is your MC an adult or a teenager?

She's 10 for part of the book, and 24 for the rest of it.

So, I dunno. :rofl:

C.bronco
03-15-2009, 07:45 AM
Dear Teens:

Make your fonts LARGE.

Write slowly, because we can't see that well, and take more time.

Include a glossary, because our slang wasn't the same as your slang, and not all of us have the benefit of living with a teen.

Explain simple things to us: life was a lot simpler back then, and we could do a lot of things you couldn't do by law.

POINT:
We don't know how old you have to be to get a driver's license. For me, it was a learner's permit at 15, and license at 16. Aid us in these nuances.

Don't think we can't relate. Some of us still remember those days, and remember what it was like, although we had it a lot easier.