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  1. NigelWickenden
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    I have never read a Stephen King book and didn't even know he wrote "The Green Mile." I have decided to write a fictional book based on the few facts I know about my grandfather's Army service from 1911 into WW1 and when he was invalided out in 1917. I wanted to learn how to go about it. I am more than half way through "On Writing" and have become a Stephen King fan.

    I decided I wanted to thank him for what he has already taught me and Googled his name. That's when I found this place.....
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    Welcome to the Board!
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    Hi and welcome. Hope you will have a look around and join in the conversations.
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    king family fan Prolific member

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    Welcome to the SKMB! I'm not a writer, but I think I'm not wrong in encouraging you, as a beginning author, to do a lot of reading, including but not limiting to Stephen King. On Writing will help you with ideas on how to start, what tools to gather, and it will be a great go-to reference book. For essentials, to be an author I know you must read and write, and there's no better time and place to start doing those things than here and now. Becoming a member here can be very beneficial, I assume. There are lots of writers and aspiring writer-members here. Stick around, ask questions, and post posts!
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Welcome aboard. Do you possess any letters from the time? I've a stack of letters from a Korean War veteran, this old guy (to me at the time, 30 years ago) gave them to me...a curious chronicle from day one to a finale of sorts, so many with one plea, get me out of here! Often, in those words, variations on that theme. Have you looked at the literature that is out there and there's a pile of it. Amazon.com: The Bullet that Saved Me dennis herrick from the Vietnam era...Scars of a Soldier: Gordon Galloway: 9780964407701: Amazon.com: Books from World War Two
    Too, Charles Willeford has one...Something About a Soldier...that details autobiographical-fiction his time in service prior to the world war.
    James Jones' From Here to Eternity is a story about soldiers stationed in Hawaii before Pearl Harbor and the story continues past that time, well worth a read.
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    Welcome. Please join in. If your interest is first world war there is a kind of history of it based entirely on letters and diary exceerts from people that actually participated. It is written by Peter Englund. A swedish historian. I'm not sure of the english title but it would be something like The fights beauty and sorrow. "Stridens sk├Ânhet och sorg" in swedish but i'm sure they changed it in english. Anyway, good luck with your book project! I've checked. The correct title is "The Beauty and the Sorrow: an intimate history of the first world war"
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    [​IMG] ...'allo Nigel...
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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    Welcome - great place to come - lots of interesting threads - Welcome! (oh wait - I said that once already) :biggrin2::cheerful::chew:
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    Neesy...beautiful moon.
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Hi VultureLvr45! :byebye:
    Thanks by the way - I would love to stay on here and catch up but I think I must force myself to log off - take care :haha:
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....beautiful MOON you say??????.....(Yes Flake, Deej, Marsha et al...I know better than to post what Im'a thinkin')....
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    ;;D
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ....but, but, but...self-editing allows you more time for chocolate dreams....
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    Low blow, man... *weak knees* low blow.
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    ...remember, I work in a prison-gotta have some below-board moves...

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    :drool: Stoooooop!

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