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2 or 3 chapters left on TOU, depending on whether or not I want to split the next one, which should be ready this weekend if I do. I told my sister I

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One cannot live vicariously thru one's children or younger siblings. Sad truth, unknown to countless "little league dads." Good friend of mine growing up coached little league (his son was on his team) along with his Dad as an assistant. They were great, his and the other kids were enthused, but, the parents were the biggest pain. I went occassionally to root for the 'home' team and would cringe over the moms & dads. Dom, if sis isn't into writing, nothing you can say will change her mind. The more you try, the more convinced she will become of the opposite viewpoint (as a younger sib, I know this first hand....).

 

Be patient, be nonjudgmental. Help her w/her assignment and simply naturally display your enthusiasm and interest in the writing. She may get the message, or not. She may like sports, or cooking, or Nintendo (Heaven forbid!). All you can do is nod your head, say, "How cool!" ( :great: ) and hope for the best.

 

Horses. Lot's of adolescent girls are seriously into horses. (The amatuer psychologist in me says it has something to do w/the powerful animal between their knees, but, what do I know?) Pray she doesn't go for that as it is hideously expensive. Of course, horses are less worrisome than ... boys. If she discovers them, forget the next ten years. Set your alarm and check back with her a decade hence. :D

 

pax, notTed

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Not everybody writes . . . it's just one of those unfathomable differences between people. Honestly, I don't think that fiction should be a required writing genre in school -- I think that when fiction is being taught, the writing assignment should have fiction or essay as alternatives (which would immediately cause a lot of kids to want to write the fiction!).

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Lol, Dom, if anyone can help your sister write a short story, I'm sure it will be you. As far as everyone else's comments in reply to the post...I agree with the whole "you cant force someone to be what you want them to be" principle....however, it also does not hurt to point people in various directions. Who knows, maybe one day something you say will spark something in that person to go another direction. Funny how you can go long periods of time not listening to someone, and then one day all of a sudden, that familiar person is telling you the same thing you've heard them say a million times, and BOOM suddenly it inspires you. So, if Dom wishes to encourage his sister to do some writing, or anything else...I'm sure it will be ok. Thats what big brothers are for :2hands:

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So, if Dom wishes to encourage his sister to do some writing, or anything else...I'm sure it will be ok.  Thats what big brothers are for  :2hands:

I though big brothers were there to torture you to the very limits of your sanity, and then some just to be sure.

 

:king: Snow Dog

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Best way to help is by leading by example...

 

 

Maybe if you wrote out... say... three chapters of TOU and ten or so chapters of DD in front of her one evening, she'd see how much fun it is.

 

 

 

<and yes - since I can't get any "other" authors to write faster, I'll try with you>

 

 

:P

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I agree with Trebs, give that a go and see what happens ;P

 

i'm not sure what big brothers are for, but you can ask my big sister what little brothers are for, she has first-hand experience :P

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SPLIT THE CHAPTERS!!!!!!! :2thumbs:

 

Sorry dude, I'm just really wanting to read the next part... Guess that is what happens when we get a bunch of new chapters in only a few short weeks. B)

 

Oh wait I just thought if you post that one then there would only be 2 left... NNNNOooooooooo :(

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2 or 3 chapters doesn't really leave much time for Quinn to transition from nervous virgin to the whole Crisco 'n' St. Andrew's Cross scene, but I'm sure you'll work your magic, Dom.

 

:devil:

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2 or 3 chapters doesn't really leave much time for Quinn to transition from nervous virgin to the whole Crisco 'n' St. Andrew's Cross scene, but I'm sure you'll work your magic, Dom.

 

:devil:

As good as Dom is, I don't think he can ever bring Quinn through that transition, Quinn would be too worried about staining the floor.

 

:king: Snow Dog

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As good as Dom is, I don't think he can ever bring Quinn through that transition, Quinn would be too worried about staining the floor.

 

:king: Snow Dog

 

That's funny right there. Quinn's OCD (and yes, it is OCD) is really a pain in the ass to me because I just don't care about cleanliness. My mom yells at me to clean my room a lot, because she is really clean, so when she makes me "Clean My Room" I sign on to my computer and hang out here at GA. I'm actually "cleaning my room" right now. BTW, Snow Dog, your info thing now says you're from hell. I guess you had to move to Virginia, eh?

 

-psychic psychopath

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As good as Dom is, I don't think he can ever bring Quinn through that transition, Quinn would be too worried about staining the floor.

 

:king: Snow Dog

 

That's funny right there. Quinn's OCD (and yes, it is OCD) is really a pain in the ass to me because I just don't care about cleanliness. My mom yells at me to clean my room a lot, because she is really clean, so when she makes me "Clean My Room" I sign on to my computer and hang out here at GA. I'm actually "cleaning my room" right now. BTW, Snow Dog, your info thing now says you're from hell. I guess you had to move to Virginia, eh?

 

-psychic psychopath

Actually, the 7th circle to be exact, and that would be the 3rd ring like the many of us here (although the 2rd ring was quite tempting in the past).

 

:king: Snow Dog

 

P.S. I don't think someone from Okalahoma should complain about Virginia :)

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P.S. I don't think someone from Okalahoma should complain about Virginia :)

 

It's kinda like the old cliche "it takes one to know one", but in this situation it is the idea that it takes one from hell to truly understand how awful living in hell really is. BTW, I like the spelling Okalahoma a lot. It is more interesting than Oklahoma.

 

-psychic psychopath

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BTW, I like the spelling Okalahoma a lot.  It is more interesting than Oklahoma.

 

-psychic psychopath

*coughBLOWMEcough*

 

Normally, I would blame my dyslexia for something like that, but I think it is really a case of having never written the name of the state (to my knowledge) since elementary school :)

 

:king: Snow Dog

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Wow, only 2 or 3 more chapters of TOU?! :o That makes me sad.... I think I got a little too attached to this story : )Not to be demanding, but are you sure you wanna finish it so quickly?? :D Just checking...but I understand you want to start other 'projects', and i look forward to those too...So anyway, i was meaning to say thank you for all the new chapters recently!You rock, as always : )~fairuza(p.s. i think i saw a quinn walking down the street the other day---always good to have a visual :D )OH--also, I'm pretty good with grammar/spelling (don't think this message is a good example, but...), so if you ever need another editor, I'd be honoured to help : ).

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