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Kyocera the Japanese cell phone manufacturer has just brought out a phone that is not only waterproof, it can even withstand washing in hot soapy water. They claim it will appeal to those looking for a phone that works in the bath or shower.
So... Anyone up to confessing they need/want to use their phone in the shower?
All those who've just thought of something smutty need not reply.
Is it just me, or does anyone else groan when they hear some corporation announce they are 'focused on delivering an enhanced experience for our customers'?
It's all BS, and they know it. We all know it too, because it always means they are planning on reducing their services/product range.
Saw this on the interwebs the other day.
Is a person who likes writers a scribosexual?
Had to chuckle…
Been round the whole house this morning adjusting the clocks to British Summer Time. Just the thermostat to go now which always takes for ever as I have to random button press due to losing the instructions a couple of years ago.
Pet peeve of the day is seeing people in their 50’s and upwards posting on Facebook and spelling ‘the’ as ‘teh’.
It’s not cool trying to spell, or act like your 17 year old son, it just makes you look pretty lame.
Does anyone else have days where their car appears to have Star Trek cloaking technology installed and is rendered invisible?
So far today I’ve had at least 5 people pull out in front of me or decide that they prefer my piece of road to theirs, causing me to swerve/brake/swear/wish I had photon torpedoes and phasers fitted. :/
I mean it’s only a banana yellow car with its lights on, not exactly camouflaged.
Writing is no more complicated than someone’s voice, telling a story. Different strategies are available to you for getting started. You can use prompt phrases, for instance. These can also lead into approaches to editing.
Explore the following ideas for how to get started with a story and also how you might approach editing the story.
- Immediately, without thinking where it might lead, write approximately three lines that follow on from the phrase ‘Emma said that …’
- When you’ve finished, cut ‘Emma said that’. Notice how little has been lost: you’re still left with whatever Emma said.
You can use whatever names you want. Here’s an example: ‘Joe said that it was always the nice girls who hated him. They took one look and …’ This would become: ‘It was always the nice girls who hated him. They took one look and …’
When you have trouble starting a piece of writing, it might be helpful simply to begin with a formulation like that, that you can cut later on. Simply use the name of whoever is telling the story, or whichever character it’s about. In this way, you can think of writing as no more complicated than someone’s voice, speaking – just ‘telling a story’.
© The Open University
Never a bad thing to pick up new tips/tricks and ideas
It doesn’t matter how unbelievable your characters are.
What’s important is that your readers believe in them.
After 2 days of going FML every few minutes I have got rid of two HTML websites and the old Sean Catt blog and replaced them with two nice shiny WP sites. Need a holiday now.