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Hello friends and lovers of the world of words.

 
Fargy
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on 09/23/2013

I signed up some 11 months ago to Wizzley and finally wrote something!

http://wizzley.com/no-mmo-is-an-island/

 

Gaming is what I enjoy, but it is not the entire orbit of my interest.  

If I had to confine myself to one small description of my interest it would be finding new ways of thinking; seeing a reality and finding different ones, possibly better ones.

So I have an interest in fantasy and fiction, poetry and songs.

But it's also a way of thinking that can take a reality that is under-performing, and making that project come in under cost, on time and exceeding specifications.

Usually in the easiest way possible, because I tend to prefer thinking to doing.

I've no real idea on what I will write about next.

Almost makes the future shiver in anticipation. 

 

Cya! :)

JoHarrington
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on 09/24/2013

Welcome to Wizzley (formally) as a writer!  I know you've been around commenting for months.

As a gamer, you may be interested in this.


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frankbeswick
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on 09/24/2013

Write about what you know and love


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Fargy
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on 09/24/2013

The game needs a bot!   So we don't have to copy and paste links.

Told ya I'm lazy. :)

 

Two articles down, thinking of three more articles now...

Safety, the blood sport.

Runescape, possibility-scape divided.

And a fictional story called Fall.

 

That will bring me up to five articles.  Where would be the best place to put Safety and Fiction articles?

JoHarrington
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on 09/24/2013

Satefy:   Go to Heath and Wellness > Public Health and Safety 

I'm given to understand that fiction doesn't do so well on Wizzley.  But I'm definitely with Frank on this one.  Definitely write about what you love.  Those articles certainly do well!


Fargy
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on 09/24/2013

Thanks Frank :)

I love online games, and things like fiction and fantasy have me entranced.

Stories and games are broadly my interests and I tend to see them everywhere.   

Safety systems were a small but interesting part of one of my past jobs, so I'll write about that too.

Jakob.

Fargy
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on 09/24/2013

Ah thanks!  I put it in Social Sciences I think.

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ologsinquito
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on 09/24/2013

Hi Fargy,

Welcome to Wizzley.


WordChazer
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on 09/24/2013

Fellow gamer, I bid thee welcome Cool

Here, the cake is not a lie, and the tetraminos run free. (80s gamer at heart, me!)


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Fargy
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on 09/24/2013

Hello and thank you!

It's been a buzz, took me 11 months to finally write anything and then it was four articles at once. :)

Fargy
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on 09/24/2013

Hail Grammarian!

I wonder what an illiterate grammarian is?

I hope your chase never ends, that like Diane and the Horned God before you, that the Hunt for the Word never ceases to be enthralling.

WordChazer
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on 09/25/2013


I love online games, and things like fiction and fantasy have me entranced.

 

I can give you a few names of authors to read who are not well known in the fantasy/science fiction genre if you're interested. I edit for them (as well as our Jo) and they have given me many hours of pleasant reading. Jo's work still is giving me hours of pleasant reading - and my colleague in Sales who is also a freelance editor has taken to signing her emails to me 'fangs' in homage to the ongoing reading.

Each to their own, I guess - she's a poet with a leaning towards Russian philosophy.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
JoHarrington
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on 09/25/2013

You should see the smirk on my face here. :)


WordChazer
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on 09/25/2013

 

JoHarrington: 09/25/2013 - 02:35 PM

You should see the smirk on my face here. :)

I can imagine ;-) And this weekend I have a weekend of Computer Museum time, writing, ebay and, ummm, editing planned. Can't think for the life of me what I'll be editing... *scratches head in puzzlement*.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
JoHarrington
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on 09/25/2013

:D


Jyreeil
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on 09/25/2013

I read part of your article, and it seemed pretty interesting(it was way too long for me to read the whole thing, sorry:(.  Anyways, good luck on your future articles:).  I just recently got up to 5 articles so woo hoo for me.


Fargy
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on 09/25/2013

WordChazer

I would love some authors new to me.

I'm experimenting with an ongoing fiction piece here in Wizzley and every so often I put an Amazon tag in for one book by authors from my yesteryear.

Trying to remember their names is a problem.  Yet their stories I can.  Took me ages to remember Cherryh's name.   And still trying to remember another female author that had a poetic twist.

Perhaps some other names will jiggle her name loose.

 I recently did some, I hesitate to call it editing, fact checking of indices and footnotes for my brother's book, published this year with the drear title of; 

Corporate Information and the Law.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/store/au/catalog/productDetail.jsp?pageName=relatedProducts&catId=cat20015&prodId=prod19540422

I sadly misjudged how long this would take, and instead of finishing in four hours, had to work straight through for 27 hours to make his deadline.

The work did have a certain satisfaction though.  I like fixing things.

Fargy
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on 09/25/2013

*high five on five*

*down low*

*too slow*

Jo insisted on getting to five articles before experimenting with drugs Amazon and other such systems.

She set a cracking pace, with her 500+ articles.

I don't blame you for not reading the whole article.  I had trouble myself, only by dint of stapling my eyelids open was I able to go on.  And as the blood ran down like tears my fears started on me again.

Self doubt is something I am awesome at, without a doubt.

Good luck in the world of words, although it can feel like a web sometimes.  Which is why I happily disregard any and all Terms and Conditions set before me.

 

 

WordChazer
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on 09/26/2013

Just off to bed now, Fargy, but I'll DM you some links to authors you might consider this weekend and give you a virtual high five when I'm editing our Jo on Saturday night with a few glasses of falling over juice.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
Fargy
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on 09/26/2013

Thanks very much!

I too prefer a bottle in front of me to a frontal lobotomy.

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