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TeresaW Report 11 Jan 2010 16:45

Generally speaking, if submitting anything it should be double line spaced, with NO paragraph breaks, but each paragraph should be indented. Suitable margins either side to allow for notes too.

But I'm not sure if Jill wants to be too rigid in that, unless she is thinking of encouraging some to submit pieces, in which case the layout does need to be adhered to and the habit formed. Again, I can only let her confirm this or otherwise.


ButtercupFields Report 11 Jan 2010 16:49

*gulps....TW, I am only coming to terms with using a document thingy, havent learned how to double space or indent....

*bangs head...have got writers block already! lolol BCXX


RoseoftheShires Report 11 Jan 2010 16:53

Hi girls my puter tells me how many words (it took some finding but I found it lol) And I think I am gonna be teachers pet! lol


ButtercupFields Report 11 Jan 2010 16:59

*blows raspberry at


RoseoftheShires Report 11 Jan 2010 17:03

Sorry i don't have time for playing games I am a writer you know pmsl!


TeresaW Report 11 Jan 2010 17:03

Rach, you don't think I actually sit and count my words do you? LOL

BC, If you need any help, gissa shout. Double spacing settings are easy peasy, once you know where they are.

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 11 Jan 2010 17:05

omg.... i can't do with

i have written my piece and intend to send it out as it is, not double line spaced or anything like that..i have edited it and it will be going out just as it is.
all these technicalities take away the pleasure of writing for me

ah 350 words.. well if i add anymore it will spoil my piece so i hope Jill will accept that :o))



RoseoftheShires Report 11 Jan 2010 17:07

Me too Stella I have counted my words (Using my puter TW na na na nah na lol) but I also can't be doing with technicalites (sp) or spelling obviously! lol

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!)

Jill 2011 (aka Warrior Princess of Cilla!) Report 11 Jan 2010 17:15

For heaven's sake, stop worrying you lot ... LOL

Let's all assume that these pieces will be draft pieces. Do NOT worry about spellings, grammar etc. If you are going to finish the piece it will go through a few drafts and all the typos, grammatical errors etc will be ironed out then.

500 words is a rough word count. It'll be about one side of A4 single spaced or about 2 sides of A4 double spaced - unless you use a super large font in which case you might need it look slightly longer - does that make sense.

Promise each other that as and when you are ready to submit work you will make sure that we all proof-read it before it goes in the post. So anyone with weaknesses over spelling and stuff will be reassured and confident that it is as good as it can be.

Now - just write!




*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 11 Jan 2010 17:19

Oh dear, just been reading All you are going to get from me are a few
Would love to be able to write like all of you, but I will read with interest and hopefully some of your expertise will rub off on me ..



AnninGlos Report 11 Jan 2010 17:23

good heavens Maggie there will be nothing expert from me I assure you!


Jane Report 11 Jan 2010 17:26

I'm glad I decided to be a reader lol.How will work be sent please.Will it be by email? I am not very pooter savvy !

I didn't say anything about me the other day.I am 55 married and have a Daughter 26 and Son 24.I live in Northants near Rach.I just love reading and am lost if I haven't a pile of books waiting to be read!!.


TeresaW Report 11 Jan 2010 17:30

Maggie, a few poems is better than none at all hun, I'll look forward to reading them. Stop worrying.

The idea is simply to share among the group, no pressurise each other into doing more than we are comfortable with. We're not competing with one another, just sharing something we all love doing.


*.*mag*nolia*.* Report 11 Jan 2010 17:38

thanks Ann and Teresa....blood pressure just gone

No, seriously, I shall just run them all by you, and honestly your comments will be so welcome. I tend to write from personal experience, sometimes heavy and sometimes with humour. But one only learns by being read...


**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 11 Jan 2010 17:41


all done and ready..

i hope everyone will like my piece and i am so looking forward to reading all of your work..think that will give me more enjoyment than my own


AnnCardiff Report 11 Jan 2010 17:45

question - are we restricted to the topics which were posted earlier? "new life, blue etc? or can we slope off on something different?


Jane Report 11 Jan 2010 17:47

Waiting for Stella's !!


AnninGlos Report 11 Jan 2010 17:48

I think in Jills first post she says, or anything!! see Jill's post yesterday at 1819 Anne


TeresaW Report 11 Jan 2010 17:49

Are we all sending out on the same date, or just when we've written it?

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★

**Stella ~by~ Starlight**★..★..★ Report 11 Jan 2010 18:06

i have written my own thing Ann..i think the other subjects were just in case you couldnt think of anything...