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Does anyone who reads T&M (and preferably who has been reading the novel version) fancy having a chat with me (email, FB or some form of instant messaging, whichever suits best) over some plot bits of the new one vs. the old one, please? I'm struggling a bit and I have a quiet evening to try to sort some things out, only I'd really appreciate some advice. That said, it doesn't have to be tonight - would just be a bonus if it were!

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I haven't been reading the novel version, I'm afraid, but still, email me if you think I can help :) (UK timezone, right? When's your evening? Not that I'm going anywhere, just so I know when-ish to check).

What do people do when they notice mistakes in their own old fics? Edit them, or leave them as they are? I was looking over some of mine from a couple of years ago, and... argh. Why did no-one ever tell me I was punctuating dialogue all wrong?? (Thank goodness for a friend who beta-read a story for an exchange, and drilled the proper formatting into my head!) I'm half-tempted to fix that, I definitely would if I were reposting it somewhere else; but on the other hand, that is what I wrote like at the time - so it stands as a record of how far I've progressed or not ;).

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Finn wrote:
Does anyone who reads T&M (and preferably who has been reading the novel version) fancy having a chat with me (email, FB or some form of instant messaging, whichever suits best) over some plot bits of the new one vs. the old one, please? I'm struggling a bit and I have a quiet evening to try to sort some things out, only I'd really appreciate some advice. That said, it doesn't have to be tonight - would just be a bonus if it were!

Thanks in advance!


Ooh, could I read the novel version, please?

Aaargh, had an update, the flamin' keyboard's all wrong!

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I haven't been reading the novel version, I'm afraid, but still, email me if you think I can help :) (UK timezone, right? When's your evening? Not that I'm going anywhere, just so I know when-ish to check).

What do people do when they notice mistakes in their own old fics? Edit them, or leave them as they are? I was looking over some of mine from a couple of years ago, and... argh. Why did no-one ever tell me I was punctuating dialogue all wrong?? (Thank goodness for a friend who beta-read a story for an exchange, and drilled the proper formatting into my head!) I'm half-tempted to fix that, I definitely would if I were reposting it somewhere else; but on the other hand, that is what I wrote like at the time - so it stands as a record of how far I've progressed or not ;).


I toyed with the idea of going back and correcting the first few chapters of Catching Them At It, but decided not to, in the end, partially to stand as a record of how far I've come, partially because I can't be arsed. I still flinch at them, though.

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elennare wrote:
I haven't been reading the novel version, I'm afraid, but still, email me if you think I can help :) (UK timezone, right? When's your evening? Not that I'm going anywhere, just so I know when-ish to check).

What do people do when they notice mistakes in their own old fics? Edit them, or leave them as they are? I was looking over some of mine from a couple of years ago, and... argh. Why did no-one ever tell me I was punctuating dialogue all wrong?? (Thank goodness for a friend who beta-read a story for an exchange, and drilled the proper formatting into my head!) I'm half-tempted to fix that, I definitely would if I were reposting it somewhere else; but on the other hand, that is what I wrote like at the time - so it stands as a record of how far I've progressed or not ;).


Wince and hang head in shame usually. :oops:

Most of mine were typing or spelling errors. Some words I just have a blank about, and when I use autocorrect it makes things worse, since it changes words that I didn't want changing (and adds apostrophes or removes them, which drives me mad as I do KNOW the rules for those!) but some are really awful now I look back.

If I'm able to amend when I find things I do, but sometimes it's just too many drabbles and not enough time. It becomes too tempting to change lots of things, so I tend to leave them. I thought for some reason that I had to put a gap after speech marks, no idea why !

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Wince and hang head in shame usually. :oops:


Yes, me too! I probably edit my own copy, but don't bother online.

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Where did I get the idea that Bride was born in Austria and one of Jo's children. That's totally wrong, is'nt it?

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Where did I get the idea that Bride was born in Austria and one of Jo's children. That's totally wrong, is'nt it?

Um - yes.

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Did you read it in an alternative universe drabble or something? Or maybe the author hasn't read many of the books?


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I have this thing about Hilda Annersley's surname being Maynard. Perhaps your Bride problem is a similar brain fart?


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A brain Fahrt would be rather nicer :) like your brain is just roaming around a bit.

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Where did I get the idea that Bride was born in Austria and one of Jo's children. That's totally wrong, is'nt it?


Well, Jo didn't get married until after they'd left Austria, so, unless there was something very improper going on, she couldn't have had any children born in Austria.

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Back to discussing drabbles - I am having a pleasant afternoon of gathering folk songs for the purposes of continuing with Gone Without A Trace - so much fun, especially listening to Maddy Prior singing about hares... :D

I might have to give a track listing for the soundtrack when I've finished it! ;) :D

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Finn wrote:
Back to discussing drabbles - I am having a pleasant afternoon of gathering folk songs for the purposes of continuing with Gone Without A Trace - so much fun, especially listening to Maddy Prior singing about hares... :D

I might have to give a track listing for the soundtrack when I've finished it! ;) :D


Thanks for providing my latest ear worm Finn!!!


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Which hare song is stuck, jan? If it's the Bonny Black Hare, then shame on you!

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*wonders if Finn has a hare playlist*

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Which hare song is stuck, jan? If it's the Bonny Black Hare, then shame on you!


No it's The Fabled Hare at the moment, though now you come to mention Bonny Black Hare................. I am also having trouble with Company of Ravens.


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I have Year on as we speak! Abi, you ought to listen to that if you haven't got it already - Maddy Prior's album Year - right up your street :D

There are a few hare songs. The Fabled Hare, of course, and The Bonny Black Hare (which is not about hares at all and is Quite Rude) and The Hills Of Greenmore...have briefly run out of songs but there are several...

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Ah, I haven't got one, though I have heard The Bonny Black Hare, which, as you say, is Really Quite Rude. I shall purchase it when I have some money (when I get paid, that is...).

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The Bonny Black Hare (which is not about hares at all and is Quite Rude)


Let's *not* talk about the Lady Alys thread right now!

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