Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Apryl, Sep 19, 2013.
Ha ha hahaha
Apryl is a poster who keeps on giving
great stuff, well done Apryl keep us informed as to how thebook is going. i wrote a book once and everyone said it was shit but i persevered and now i am rich and famous and all my fans want to marry me and make me tea and i can go to bed at whatever time i like it's awesome.
I want a first edition signed by our leader Pickman's model
I wouldn't trust pickmans to lead a conga line
3 pages in and virtually every post by Apryl is an absolute gem. A masterclass in getting your own way; dale Carnegie for the twitter generation. Cunting people off in one breath, demanding help and answers in the next.
Does this thread get better?
I can't wait to read her book about an estate in Islington, Dalston, in the borough of Hackney. It's gonna be AWESOME!!
I would - as long as it was supposed to go near something he was inclined to head for anyway.
Diverting, if you like that sort of thing.
Appallingly socially inept though.
edit: didn't mean to caps, but it suits
If the CAPS fits ...,
Not Foxy though.
you're just put out Apryl spotted the leader here and it wasn't you
Your chivalry in this regard continues to do you credit. I suppose that Foxy would have been a more convincing American and a better novelist?
Moss Side's quite a sought after area these days. Towns are often rougher than cities IMO
I've skipped pages 5-11. Is this novel being set in Brixton yet?
longsight used to have something of a rep also.
I speak merely as a connoisseur of posting styles.
Make it a sticky, for at least a month.
You believe that the mere act of calling yourself an author makes you one.
Being an unpublished author, let alone a published one, takes a bit more than magical thinking.
What one tends to find in colleges, by the way, are indeed people who aspire to learn. Usually to learn a craft or discipline.
Isn't Bow in Tower Hamlets?
Yes. Tower Hamlets, the district of Hackney.
"Everyone" tends to include people who've never been within a hundred miles of Hackney. They kind of miss the point that places like Hackney and Brixton get picked on because they're in the capital city, and have a fairly long-term "vibe" to them with regard to criminality and violence. Thing is, every major city in Europe and the US has areas that have similar vibes, and those vibes tend to be stereotypes, rather than factual.
For example, you mention stabbings and gangs with regard to Tower hamlets, but there have been consistently more stabbing on the south side of the Thames, than on the north side, where Tower Hamlets is. It's all about myth and (in some cases) reputation.
The proofer will have their work cut out too, with the sheer volume of poor grammar and punctuation.
I dunno. There are some good plays on the theme, like "London Falling" by Paul Cornell, where there's a supernatural element overlaying gang crime and violence.
But yeah, youth gang violence in London was already overdone as a literary theme 5 years ago, although I suppose you might be able to sell a book in a foreign market where people are somewhat less aware of the reality than Londoners.
You're confusing chatting shite on the internet and getting raspberried at for doing so, with being able to write a successful novel.
Or of Norman Mailer, to be fair.
You realise that implying that your own intelligence is greater than someone elses', is generally a sign of a deep-seated anxiety and insecurity about it, don't you?
Signed, A Psychologist.
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