Wow! Excellent post Faralas!

However, if you are serious about the craft of writing, it's important to learn how a story is designed. What are the elements that make Mark Twain or Edgar Allen Poe's work better than the average 'joe schmoe'? If writing were easy, everyone would excel at it.

In a superb post, I still want to highlight this as a point that is very important for all of us to remember. I know how right Faralas is here, because I used to do the 'bull at a fence' approach myself - and it ain't pretty...

@@to Elliot, et al. You guys aren't going to believe this but I recently went through my 'favorites' list and somehow deleted my writing links. Aarg! I spent the better part of this afternoon trying to a) find it on my computer - perhaps as a back-up file and b) reconstruct it. I do have a list of sites that I sent to another forum member, which I have saved in my homepage here at the forum. I will post that sometime tomorrow. I just didn't want you all to think I was weaseling out on you. LOL

S'always the way <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> I've lost count of the number of times I have trimmed my bookmarks down only to find I need stuff a week later! Don't worry about it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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