Writing a novel about girl from Bow Cross West Estate...

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Apryl, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Ha ha hahaha :D
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Apryl is a poster who keeps on giving
     
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  3. el-ahrairah

    el-ahrairah forward communism, forward gerbils!

    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.
     
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  5. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    I wouldn't trust pickmans to lead a conga line
     
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  6. Jon-of-arc

    Jon-of-arc Fully self-actualised

    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?
     
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  7. ElizabethofYork

    ElizabethofYork Witchsmeller Pursuivant

    I can't wait to read her book about an estate in Islington, Dalston, in the borough of Hackney. It's gonna be AWESOME!!
     
  8. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I would - as long as it was supposed to go near something he was inclined to head for anyway.
     
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  9. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Diverting, if you like that sort of thing.

    Appallingly socially inept though.
     
  10. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baŠĻČned: All

    GOOD THREAD

    edit: didn't mean to caps, but it suits :)
     
  11. ash

    ash Inittogether

    If the CAPS fits ...,
     
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  12. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Not Foxy though.
     
  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    you're just put out Apryl spotted the leader here and it wasn't you
     
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  14. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    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?
     
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  15. Frances Lengel

    Frances Lengel Atrophied Member Banned

    Moss Side's quite a sought after area these days. Towns are often rougher than cities IMO
     
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  16. quimcunx

    quimcunx Too tall.

    I've skipped pages 5-11. Is this novel being set in Brixton yet?
     
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  17. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting


    longsight used to have something of a rep also.
     
  18. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    I speak merely as a connoisseur of posting styles.
     
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  19. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    Make it a sticky, for at least a month. :D
     
  20. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Interesting.
    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.
     
  21. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    Isn't Bow in Tower Hamlets?
     
  22. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    Yes. Tower Hamlets, the district of Hackney.
     
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  23. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    "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.
     
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  24. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    The proofer will have their work cut out too, with the sheer volume of poor grammar and punctuation. :(
     
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  25. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Or "tossrag".
     
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  26. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    But... but...?

    Nevermind.
     
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  27. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    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.
     
  28. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    You're confusing chatting shite on the internet and getting raspberried at for doing so, with being able to write a successful novel.
     
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Or of Norman Mailer, to be fair.
     
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  30. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    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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