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Re: Recommended books

Post by Fritz » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:25 pm

I'd definitely have to agree with you there Sparky. My first one was a mess. Second one wasn't much better (that one I didn't finish completely as a result - it sits there in the slush pile, toying with me...). Then I had the unthinkable happen - I wrote nearly 70,000+ words of a historical fiction story set in Vietnam I've been thinking about for years, and after getting it into a state of near completion and the beginnings of heavy revision, I lost it. It somehow got deleted. I have no idea how.

I make multiple backups now - and once a year burn my entire Scrivener folder to CD.

However, as bad as that was, it actually helped the story. It forced me to actually sit down and plan it all out, outline the entire plot, examine and put to text full back histories, plan character interactions, etc. I might have lost the MS, but the story itself is still buried in my cobwebby brain, and with all the pre-planning now it should be a far better story once I finish all the outlining and start writing it again.

And Sparky, man - if you actually had people ask you to send your book, jump on it. I dream of such things...
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Sparky » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:48 pm

I know quite a lot about certain periods of history but my stories flow from other periods. Yes, I know more than the average Joe on the street about those times but far, far less than I know of my periods of study. I wrote half of a novel, Morningstar, but people urged me to instead begin another story I envisioned so I ceased the former and began and finished Sea Horses. I've neither sought nor cared about "the Market" nor sought an agent.

No PM in sight Nummy. Maybe we better begin a writers' thread before the rest of TP tells us, "Get a room!"
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Silk » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:37 am

You could call it "The Writers' Block" (careful punctuation there and a pun on block).

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Post by Sparky » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Silk, I avoided a pun by writing "Get a room" rather than writing, "Book a room."

In the TP pun tradition, the latter is desired if not required, I suppose.

BTW, your 'Block" pun was deftly done.
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Nummy » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:47 pm

Try:

baronbuff22@gmail.com

No reason for it not to be known by every TP.

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Post by Eddie » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:27 pm

Now that we are flying from Khimky,
https://www.nasa.gov/connect/ebooks/roc ... etail.html
this book (which i guess Jacko already knows) has an interesting segment on the airfield. Its also a very good memoir of the early space program
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Silk » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:02 pm

Just ordered some more reading for when we get into North West Europe...


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Post by Jacko » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:26 pm

Title: SAS Italian Job: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress
I really enjoyed this book about a topic I had no idea of before reading.
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Re: Recommended books

Post by Tom » Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:02 am



Spitfire into Battle - Duncan-Smith.
In selecting the motto... 'all for one and one for all'... I have done so because it expresses what should be the creed to every Fighter Pilot. Never forget that you are an essential cog in the wheel, and if you break or fail it will let down your brother pilots, and the grimness of war allows for no such weakness.

Air Vice Marshal Saul in the foreword to 13 Group's 'Forget-Me-Nots for Fighters'

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