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  • Feb
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    J.D. Ray
    Blog: J.D. Ray's blog. By J.D. Ray at 5:50 PM.
    Now that I've completed Lives in Time: Part One, I need to package it. One element, of course, will be the blurb. I'll take a stab at it here, and feedback is welcome, particularly from people who haven't read any of the work. Marko and Celeste are young and in love, with a long, privileged future before them. But when they find themselves thrown back in time with no resources and no idea...
  • J.D. Ray
    Blog: J.D. Ray's blog. By J.D. Ray at 5:43 AM.
    Those of you who have listened to me blather for the last sixteen months about my WIP, Lives in Time, might be interested to know that Part One is finished. That is to say that it has the brightest sheen I can put on it with my writing skill. It wrapped up at 49,560 words on 156 pages exported from Scrivener using the default PDF settings. Scrivener estimates three hours and eighteen...
  • Feb
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    J.D. Ray
    Blog: J.D. Ray's blog. By J.D. Ray at 2:06 AM.
    I have a bad case of the hads. I recently performed a self-diagnosis and discovered the illness. I hope it's not terminal. Seriously, though, as far as I can tell, about eighty percent of the time the word "had" appears in text, it can be deleted. Sometimes you have to modify the following verb, but often it's just double-click-and-delete. Example: A heart symbol into which someone had...
  • Feb
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    faz
    Blog: faz's blog. By faz at 9:38 AM.
    hi there, how much time we have left with?Did I accomplish what I came for in this world? what is it time anyway? Some believe it is just a notion and nothing behind that and what we see at the present is time.Some arge,there has to be reason and meaning behind time So they believe sooner or later all we thought and did throughout years and centuries will be disclosed for every one of...
  • J.D. Ray
    Blog: J.D. Ray's blog. By J.D. Ray at 5:56 PM.
    Several people on this forum criticized (rightly) my posted fragments of "Lives in Time" with the common refrain of "show, don't tell!" Like many, I struggle with this. It's something I probably need to revise in my interpersonal manner as well; I'm wordy, and people get bored listening to me. In an effort to resolve the situation, I took @Stormburn's advice and purchased and read a copy of...
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