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Melanie
Post  Post subject: Rich!  |  Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:07 am
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This is a bit lateral Rich from the OP, which I won't link to, but I am interested here. I am not aware that you have ever written a novella type work that mixes fact and misconception together in such a way as in the OP.

It seems to me from all that I have read of your work, that you take a very different approach. An approach that will clearly inform and not feed into misconception, misconception that will be confusing and offensive to people who are LDS.

(To my mind, this is a far greater offense than to call a Latter-Day Saint a member of a cult. I accept what you wrote about that point, but I know from my own journey that suggesting that a member of the LDS church is a member of a cult, can be very necessary and Spirit filled.)

I know you have your rubber man series, but that is very different I feel as it presents clearly you are taking a particular approach in writing of his exploits and experiences. There is no room for confusion there.

Everyone can write a semi fictionised story and others may like it, as long as folk know that is a particular expression from a particular writer at a particular time then that is OK. It doesn't make it true. And it doesn't make it helpful for folk who are trying to learn.

It is my personal view and only my view here but it is my view that it is a dreadful shame to write confusing and inaccurate points that will undoubtedly hinder both TBM LDS and those opening up to a fresher perspective on their faith and challenging it and who are journeying to resign, and it can result in questioning LDS retreating into their LDS position.

For someone who is waking up, I believe it is best to present clear facts, not emotive and misleading writing.

Thank you for having always written in that clear way. It means more than you may realise :)

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rich!  |  Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:48 pm
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Hi Melanie.

Happy Thanksgiving.

About the opening post in the other thread in question. The man has a writing style that literary agents love. My style is much different as you stated: "[you have] always written in that clear way." Except for my rubber man posts, which I enjoyed writing, and were an attempt at humor.

The post I did yesterday containing a review of a review was mostly about the review the lady wrote on Amazon. I'm not sure I could stand up for the author's novella because I have only read the sample; but the reviewer's statements I documented were easy for me to see problems with.

Again, happy Thanksgiving & thanks for the kind words.

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Melanie
Post  Post subject: Re: Rich!  |  Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:51 pm
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Thank you.

Thoughts with you for this your first Thanksgiving without Yukon, not that 'without' is an accurate word.

My love to you.

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Post  Post subject: Re: Rich!  |  Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:10 am
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Melanie wrote:
Thank you.

Thoughts with you for this your first Thanksgiving without Yukon, not that 'without' is an accurate word.

My love to you.

Melanie.

A little background on "Rubber man."

A sibling of mine and me, when we were in our early teens used to hang out in a small town 70 miles north of where I live now. In this town, there was a man who obviously had mental issues that use to ride around town on his bicycle in the summer heat wearing a full yellow, rubber rain suite.

We called him rubber man. Not to his face.

Fast forward: Last year as I was cleaning out the garage, I ended up throwing away a few yellow rain suites which we used in my now retired business at one time when we were power-washing roofs, etc.

That brought up thoughts of rubber man from days gone by.

Remember the one rubber man post I wrote & since deleted? It spoke of the Yellow Room at a building in Seattle which I go to once a month to pick up my meds. The Yellow Room is across the hall from the pharmacy; it use to be called the Mental Health Lounge. I have never stepped foot in that room. But, last month the door was open and I looked in, to my surprise, the walls are not yellow.

I know a joke is not funny if people do not get the joke; or, in this case, my attempt at humor. The fact that you did see the rubber man posts as humor speaks of your good disposition.

In closing, I am so happy on this Thanksgiving day; & so appreciative of you & everyone else on this board.

If I get any happier I just might just have to put the yellow rubber rain suit back on and ride around town on my bicycle in the summer heat.

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