|12-28-2008, 07:40 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Pcktbk 360; Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi)/ Fire HD; nook STR & Col; KoboGlo
“How to Write the First 3 Paragraphs of YOUR Indie Novel” - by Max Waxwelp1) Always write 3 sentences of exposition; 2) now create some dialogue, preferably no more than 2 sentences; and 3) make certain the dialogue is either inane or humorous. Example:
“Bob, I did not know you wore yellow suspenders,” Sally remarked.
“Gee, Sally, those are not suspenders. I am wearing yellow underwear today,” Bob revealed.
The dialogue above will help produce at least 100 more pages of dialogue.
|12-29-2008, 09:06 AM||#17|
Beepbeep n beebeep, yeah!
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, aka America's IceBox
Device: iThingie, KmkII, I miss Zelda!
I have friends who work in the tourist industry in the Caribbean. One was once asked, "Is there water on the other side of the island, too?"
"Do you live here or do you commute from the US?" (She lives on Cozumel, just off the Yucatan Penninsula.)
"Why are there so many Mexicans working here?" (see above.)
"I heard it's legal to smoke pot in Mexico. Where can I get some? They don't have it in the stores."
Embrace your inner weird.
|12-29-2008, 09:43 AM||#18|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Mitcham, Surrey, UK
Device: iPad. Selling my silver 505 here
Two from a previous job (I work in IT):
There is a power cut - the lights go off, the desk lights go off, and so on. One entire team want to know why their computers have turned off (they had noticed there'd been a power failure).
Some-one asked me why the lifts weren't working - not in a general pass-the-time griping conversational manner, as they then followed up by asking when IT were going to get them fixed. And they were being serious.
So long, and thanks for all the fish
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