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So, with the Microsoft outage, Adobe products and MS Office now searching user hard-drives without their knowledge, Meta and X (formerly Twitter) claiming ownership of everything posted on their sites, Apple not compatible with anything else in the universe, and AI giving frankly stupid and wrong answers and creations to people, isn't it about time we just said things were better in the 80s, and go back to that world?

The problem is, people are too used to technology thinking for them.

So, therefore, it will be up to us, the artists of the world, to take over! We know how to use our brains, because we can create. We can think. We can problem solve. Our time is now.

Artists of the world unite! We can take over the world right now! Let's show them what brains can do without technology!

At least, we could if artists weren't so introverted, single-minded and obsessed with their work.

Well, it was worth a try...
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Sounds like it's time to dust off the ol' Commodore 64 and see if I can find a bulletin board to connect to.
I was with you up to the small print, then I realized you were right. You don't have to be smart to be a good sales person or have social strengths.
I have thought about this before the recent events. I feel like I kind of lucked out generationally with computer technologoy. I studied engineeering with main frames as an undergraduate and PC's were coming out about the time i graduated, no such thing as a smartphone at the time. So i have always been computer literate but I can fuction without technology. Many in the generation are afraid of computers and most of the young adults can't live without being plugged into their smartphones and the internet.
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I've added a new entry to my "Writing Blog Number 2:
         "20240719 Real World Events In Fiction

Looking for new topics!
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Okay, the horror writing contest that has been on hold for the past few months will be back in August. It will have a decent maximum word count, and as such, would people like the prompt posted early, or wait until the start of the month?
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I write so little horror... but... a range is better than just a maximum. Short story? How short? A lot of contests begin on the 1st and a contest that posts late is sometimes overlooked. If you post early, remember to repost on the 1st. Any due date other than the 31st at midnight WDC must be put in size:10, CAPITALIZED IN COLOR and BOLD my reminder to all contests.
I think August would be best. It's only two week—or so—away.
In my opinion, the release of a prompt early leads to complacency in the contestants. Or maybe just me. With so much time to play with, the temptation is to tell oneself that you'll get down to it in due course. And then it gets forgotten. Leading to the inevitable situation of being squeezed up against the deadline and writing in haste.

Not that that's a bad thing. I know that I thrive on pressure and it's really that spur that gets me moving most days. But it's your contest, Steven, and you are the one that sets the rules. I'm sure we'll follow dutifully and submit as and when we can.
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Here's a word that I know I can relate to some people...

OBSCURE WORD OF THE DAY!


Today's word is egopathy.

It means "the tendency to bolster one’s own ego by inappropriate hostility and aggression toward others". Admit it, you can think of someone, too.


As usual, the challenge, should you accept it, is to use this word. Or nominate someone who you think this word relates to. And, too late, I've already been taken...
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It is interesting and can be the source of our creative writing.
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Two for the price of one today!.

OBSCURE WORDs OF THE DAY!


Today's first word is antepenultimate.

It means "third to last".

And our second word is preantepenultimate.

It means "fourth to last".

This follows from ultimate (last) and penultimate (second to last), which are reasonably common. We're just extending backwards!


As usual, the challenge, should you accept it, is to use at least one of these words.
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Now that is a challenge. Cool words though.
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I've added a new entry to my "Writing Blog Number 2:
         "20240716 Music And Writing

Just because I can.
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I must read it.
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I've added a new entry to my book, "Writing Blog Number 2:
         "20240715 Types of Fiction Writer

Not as serious as most of my posts.
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I'll read it.
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Woo-hoo!

All drabbles are in!

Hope to get to reviewing and awarding tomorrow (my time).

Well done to everyone who survived 10 weeks!




Oh, and you will receive an email after I've finished reviewing. Please look out for that one...
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Here's a word that I am sure we can actually use.

OBSCURE WORD OF THE DAY!


Today's word is overmorrow.

It means "the day after tomorrow". Perfect to have a single word for a simple concept.


As usual, the challenge, should you accept it, is to use this word.
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take your posted words obsure and send us a sentence.
What a neat word! I like it. *Smile*
s - I think Overmorrow is a better title.
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The joy of being a pantser...

38k words into a novel and it... just... sort of... petered...

...out...


Oh well. I'll keep it, cannibalise bits for other stories, maybe return to it in 3 years... and get on with another story in the meantime.

This is one of the things about being a writer that frustrates me. Just thought I'd share.

You may now return to you regular WdCing.
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Luckily for this pantser, my stories peter out way before 38k words, LOL
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Haven't shared this story before, but I once shared a stage with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman!

Anyway, then security caught up to me and I was escorted away.
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I've always loved his Internet nickname, Huge Jacked-Man.
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Still a few people to do their last drabble!

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What kind of a Drabble would you like to read?
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Annette - I really don't mind. I read all sorts.
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I've added a new entry to my "Writing Blog Number 2:
         "20240713 Selling Short Stories

Probably not for everyone, as so few here seem to want to sell.
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I read. One thing I noted... a pile of all-ready written work that can be submitted. I have that. Hundreds of poems and flash fiction. Need one to submit today. Just have to choose.
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We are so close to the end!

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Only a couple left to submit their final drabble.

Come on!

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Revising revising. *Smile*
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Here's a weird word... and it feels like a writerly one.

OBSCURE WORD OF THE DAY!


Today's word is heterographia.

It means "writing something other than what one intended" How often has this happened to one of us?..


As usual, the challenge, should you accept it, is to use this word.
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🌕 HuntersMoon - Nailed it.

I live my life at a tangent. It's rarely a straight line with a predetermined path. My writings reflect that.
🌕 HuntersMoon - okay I got it after the third time I read it.
Damon Nomad - I got it after your comment and reading it five times. *Facepalm*
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