16 July 2008

Where's the beef?

by Frank Turk

I'm working on the last part of my little series on church and government, and I can't get it under 7 pages single-spaced in WORD. And I'm not happy with it yet.

Talk amongst yourselves.







29 comments:

DJP said...

Do like Stephen King did with Green Mile.

Serialize!

DJP said...

Er... like I hear Stephen King did.

Not that I follow such things.

Al said...

Based upon Dan's recommendation I am going to read all of Stephen King's works.

al sends

Solameanie said...

Frank. Just . . . post . . . segments. Part I, Part II, Part III. Yeah, it's the lazy man's way, but it works. Besides, remember that this culture has great difficulty reading anything longer than a haiku.

Tim Brown said...

*Talk amongst yourselves.*

Is it ok if I talk amongst myself?

greglong said...

Frank wrote:

I'm working on the last part of my little series on church and government, and I can't get it under 7 pages single-spaced in WORD. And I'm not happy with it yet.

Even with the margins at .25" and size 7 font?

DJP said...

Oh, that's funny. You've been talking to my wife about how I "shorten" my sermons!

Frank Turk said...

Greg --

If only we could do that to the blog.

Jugulum said...

In Firefox, we could use the CTRL+scroll wheel to do it...

David Milton said...

Get to it, man.

Solameanie said...

Greg,

Frank should try writing it out longhand on a legal pad, preferably with a fountain or dip pen.

I think that would be a motivator to shorten the copy.

Mike Riccardi said...

I guess with the open forum, I might be able to benefit from some folks' previous travels.

My Great Aunt and Uncle proved to be truly "Great" when they decided to pay for our honeymoon, which we'll be leaving for this Saturday. We're going on an Eastern Mediterranean cruise that starts and stops in Rome, and goes to Messina, Athens, Ephesus, and Crete.

I've done my research and have places that I know to check out in each of those places. But if any of you have any recommendations on where to go -- particularly places of biblical relevance -- I'd be welcome to hearing suggestions.

I know Phil's got his kid's nuptials coming up, so he's probably not checking up on us too much. So Dan and Frank, if you'd prefer folks not to answer on the thread, just say so. Then, guys, just email me at the address in my profile.

Thanks,
MIKE

Ploughman said...

Why not just write "presbyterian" with a definition and lots of references from the Old and New Testaments? That should significantly cut down your number of pages and you could increase your font size :)
When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent. Proverbs 10:19

yankeerev said...

Frank...why don't you just "leak out" the Government stuff and then "separate" it from the church stuff...

Seems rather simple to me...

Jim Crigler said...

Why use M$Word to write for a blog? I realize not everyone is enlightened enough to use vim, but Word? Word is such overkill for writing.

greglong said...

DJP said:

Oh, that's funny. You've been talking to my wife about how I "shorten" my sermons!

Et tu, Brute?

It's almost the opposite of what we...I mean, what some people did in college to lengthen their papers: wide margins, courier font, size 13...

yankeerev said...

Greg...

For those of us before the computer era (yes, I know.. imagine that) we simply increased the space a little bit...sort of...er, um...not really!

Carl said...

Change to tiny font...expand the side, top and bottom margins and MAYBE you can shave off a couple of pages. :-)

Gilbert said...
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Gilbert said...

Solameanie, the World's Most Dangerous Meanie(tm), says:

>Besides, remember that this
>culture has great difficulty
>reading anything longer than a
>haiku.

Centuri0n writes
Blogger meltdown
Now, you stop

Susan said...

New and improved haiku for the short-attention-spanned generation...follows the 5-4-3 scheme instead of the 5-7-5 scheme! :)

Gilbert said...

Susan,

LOL! OK, I'll try again...

Glory to God
Edifying posts
Does Emergent see

Hmmm...

Hotter than the sun
Pyromaniacs
Word ablaze

Eh...I won't quit my day job... :-)

Carlo said...

Is WordPerfect still around?

Or you could be like Phil and not use a computer and write it on a Mac, of course, then none of us would be able to read it.

JOYce@pfg said...

or could you, Frank, write it on a private practice blogger account?Then copy & paste to pyromaniacs for draft review by the team and then to click for publishing? :-)

Solameanie said...

Gilbert...

Oh, for the days of Leo Tolstoy. ;)

bassicallymike said...

I've always been impressed with the Puritan's wordiness and often marveled at their command of the language, but when solameanie made mention of the dip pen, it sunk home just how much time and effort went into their works.

Little is much sometimes Frank!
Thanks

Stefan said...

Mike: Congratulations!

Gilbert said...

Sola: LOL!

Frank Turk said...

Wow, did this meta go all over.

Comments closed. No sense chattering on about nothing.