The Autobiography

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Re: The Autobiography

Post by LovelyLadyLux » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:15 pm

Starting is always the hardest. When I wrote my 432 page tome :( in grad school I had sticky notes I stuck on a large board as I went along and thought of points and didn't stop writing until the end which was defined as when all the sticky notes were gone ;)

Best is to just start writing knowing there are going to be lots of edits

I like to read biographies detailing life lived now interspersed with memories of back then - easy for the author to flip flop back and forth between present and past without having to worry about the timeline specifically and allows for anecdotes to be easily inserted wherever whenever



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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:51 pm

After visiting my journalist pal in Habu yesterday she said "just start, so I did and I cannot now stop, I've been typing for over 6 hours my mind and my neck are aching the next thing is to learn how to stop…. :cool:
Ps: Tomorrow I must first clean the house after last nights hamaseen.
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by BBLUX » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:25 pm

Don't bother, there's more to come! Dust that is!
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:30 pm

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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Winged Isis » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:25 pm

Who2, try dictating instead. Then you can listen back and decide what's worth typing and can hear what it sounds like so as to edit more effectively. You can still have a notepad to jot down editorial ideas as you talk. It also helps if you cannot type fast enough to keep up with your thoughts. It worked for my father, especially as he was an untrained "two-finger typist". If you are too, check you are sitting correctly, that your computer is at the correct angle and height, and think about resting your hands every now and then. Dad used to set an alarm clock to remind himself to get up and do something different for a while, like go for a walk. This is where dictating comes into it's own, as you can still talk while walking. If typing is best for you, try to work in good natural light.
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:43 pm

Terrific advice WI, I do remember my mate from Karnak promising to lend me a dictaphone he who has written 3 volumes entitled ..Past Pubs & Women.

I'm trying to work on a bar stool in the sun tends to be a bit strain-full on the neck so, was looking for a 24 year old russian masseuse, good idea or what ?
My rest periods extend to walking down stairs for another beer….even now my brain won't stop..I'm off to bed to write about 1967 and my ever lasting love of London… :cool:
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:39 am

I fear your work output will slow, nay, grind to a halt, if you find that masseuse! :?

Sunshine is way too strong. I love working and relaxing al fresco, but always in the shade. Google correct typing posture and work on a chair at a table of the right height and I'm sure it will help. A friend diagnosed with arthritis in her neck and shoulder was advised to swap her laptop for a desktop, and found it helped.

Ahh London, so many good memories! So much to see and do. I miss it so.
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:26 am

Fascinating stuff amazing what one can find here is a gem.
When I stayed in my cousin's flat in 66 he was a top couturier at the time and was dating two bird's they used to do our washing and grill me to see how one of them could marry him one a singer the other Cetra Herne elder daughter of that 'nutter Mr Pastry.
Here's a little clip of both the daughters I knew that house well he collected glass walking sticks of all things… :cool:
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Who2 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:39 am

Amazing on the end of that clip was this classic intro, causing Nick to date Emily Lloyd the 'mad daughter of Trigger in only fool's and horses.
Were in The Bag of Nails, Nick's on stage leaving me with a totally paranoid coke freak, she had her moments though… :cool:
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Re: The Autobiography

Post by Frater0082 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:16 pm

Im very interesting in hearing your story

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