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Old 11-20-2012, 02:28 PM   #1176
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I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:33 PM   #1177
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I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?

So long as you're not coming to the good old US of A, I would think.

Hmm, explosives disguised as aspirin. I can see it now: it's in the next best seller! And just think, fiction does not require citations (so long as one does not plagiarize).

Now that's a tuffy: where's the line between lifting a nebulous idea and plagiarizing? 'Eye of the beholder' would lead to severe differences between **er and **ee. (Too lazy to type it all out.)
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:47 PM   #1178
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:20 PM   #1179
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And Muse: If you kill time, I think you have the nugget for a great story. Then ALL you have to do is develop the plot.

And just think, it could be written as either a mystery or a thriller. Just think of the possibilities.
But then I'd have to kill the plot. Yes, I am in killing form. I know! Let's form a

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I remember the Simpsons Halloween riff on that one, HS.

You know you're an MTS writer when you come up with thriller ideas going through airport security. Especially when those ideas involve explosives disguised as aspirin, and poison hidden in eye drops...

We're safe from those FBI watch lists here, right?
There's a list? Is it like Santa's list? Do I have to be naughty or nice to get on it?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:14 PM   #1180
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Now that's a tuffy: where's the line between lifting a nebulous idea and plagiarizing? 'Eye of the beholder' would lead to severe differences between **er and **ee. (Too lazy to type it all out.)
Eh, you're welcome to it . I had some interesting ideas about how someone might kill people with those things, and in all probability you'd come up with very different things.

I have about a dozen "proper" story ideas vying for my attention anyway, so random nuggets are definitely up for grabs!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #1181
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Eh, you're welcome to it . I had some interesting ideas about how someone might kill people with those things, and in all probability you'd come up with very different things.

I have about a dozen "proper" story ideas vying for my attention anyway, so random nuggets are definitely up for grabs!
Those with ideas always think ideas are cheap and those without ideas steal.

Srsly, had that done to me in grad school, by a prof no less.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #1182
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But then I'd have to kill the plot. Yes, I am in killing form. I know! Let's form a

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #1183
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Have no idea how to make all the emoticons. I'm still at the smiley , cheesy smile stage myself.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:31 AM   #1184
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #1185
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:45 AM   #1186
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Whoo-Hoo! You found 'em, onuilmar.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #1187
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Writing? Easing into it. A couple pages per day while I'm training the Dragon (speech-to-text software). It's coming along, but not as easy as it looks on TV.

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Heyjude,
Dragon is waaaay better than Win7 Speech Recognition, but as Stlight says, it requires special attention to cadence and clarity.


History, thanks. BTW, that's a gorgeous pic in your sig line. What is it?


Stlight, the Premium version recognizes Southern US, which helps a bit.
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